KJZZ News

High-Tech Playgrounds Could Be Key To Getting Kids Outside
Instead of just having slides, swings and places to climb and run around, play spaces are also starting to feature QR codes, which can connect users to augmented reality apps.
Sept. 4, 2019
Trump Administration Plans $1.2 Billion Border Wall In AZ
The Trump administration is spending $1.2 billion from the Department of Defense budget to build more than 60 miles of new barriers along the Arizona-Mexico border. Most of the new barriers will be east of Yuma in the Barry M. Goldwater Range used for military training.
Sept. 4, 2019
APS CEO Appearing Before Corporation Commission
APS CEO Don Brandt announced his retirement late last month, but before he steps away, he’ll be asked to answer for the electric utility’s procedures and practices and the company’s spending for or against elected utility regulators.
Sept. 4, 2019
Montgomery Accused Of Covering Up Misconduct In Arias Trial
Lawyers for convicted murderer Jodi Arias say Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery covered up misconduct in the case. They filed a complaint with the State Bar of Arizona on Tuesday.
Sept. 4, 2019
Arizona Millennial Farmers Keep Industry Moving Forward
The median age of a farmer in Arizona is somewhere between 55 and 64 years old. This is a nationwide trend as farmers get older and fewer young people go into the profession. Three Millennial farmers are taking up the reins in the local agriculture industry.
Farm Dogs May Be Key To Protecting Ranches Against Mexican Gray Wolf
Sept. 4, 2019
Lawsuit Against More Fast-Track Deportations Scheduled
Groups fighting to block the expansion of fast-track deportations are due in court days after federal immigration authorities could start applying the practice.
Sept. 3, 2019
AMLO: Investigation To Reopen Into 2009 Daycare Fire
This June marked the 10-year anniversary of a fire in a Sonoran daycare that killed 49 children and injured more than 100 others. Now, Mexico’s president is promising to take action on behalf of the victims and their families.
Sept. 3, 2019
Advocates: Abuse Of Mexico Migrants Likely To Increase
A network of shelters for migrants in Mexico says the violation of human rights of migrants in that country has become more prevalent.
Sept. 3, 2019
School Facilities Board Prioritizes Funding Repairs Over Inspections
A recent Auditor General report suggested how the agency could improve and noted it isn’t inspecting schools every five years as required. Executive Director Paul Bakalis said the board has focused its staff on helping districts get money for projects through the Building Renewal Grant.
Sept. 3, 2019
Monsoon Stories 2019: The Sight Before The Storm
This year, for KJZZ's "Monsoon Stories" series, we’re zeroing in on the ways that the monsoon season awakens our senses. This week is all about what we see when a storm is brewing.
Sept. 3, 2019
9 ASU International Undergrads Detained At Los Angeles Airport
Nine Chinese undergrads from ASU were detained at Los Angeles International Airport late last week. The news comes as tensions between the US and China continue to grow. The students, some of who were set to graduate this fall, were sent back to China after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials denied them reentry.
Sept. 3, 2019
USS Arizona Reopened After $2.1 Million Renovation
The USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii, reopened Sunday after closing for renovations last year. The USS Arizona Memorial marks the spot where the ship went down Dec. 7, 1941.
Sept. 3, 2019
Recorder: Moving To Mail-In Ballots Makes Sense
Three states have moved to all mail-in ballots for Election Day. There isn’t anything to indicate that Arizona will follow in their footsteps. But a healthy majority of voters in last week’s Phoenix city election cast their ballots via mail.
Sept. 3, 2019
Tesla To Rent Solar Panels To AZ Residents, Businesses
Families and businesses in six states — including Arizona — will be able to rent solar panels, thanks to a new approach by Tesla.
Sept. 3, 2019
Arizona Republic Union Organizer Responds To Exec
An effort to unionize the Arizona Republic’s newsroom is underway and growing more public. In the latest development, an email from executive editor Greg Burton accusing pro-union staffers of tracking their coworkers was shared with news outlets — including KJZZ.
Sept. 3, 2019
Valley Metro CEO Scott Smith Talks About The Future Of Light Rail
Last week, Phoenix voters easily defeated a ballot measure that would have stopped the expansion of light rail in the city. That means the city can push forward on three light rail extensions stretching into south Phoenix, to the state Capitol and to Metrocenter Mall.
Sept. 3, 2019
#GreenShirtGuy Talks About His Fame And Politics
We all know that we’re in the middle of a very divisive political time in America. You can see it everywhere — from cable news to city council meetings.
Sept. 3, 2019
911 Dispatchers Push To Be Classified As First Responders
911 dispatchers are trying to get themselves classified as first responders, and their efforts are taking place on both the local and federal levels.
Sept. 3, 2019
Maricopa Community Colleges Chancellor To Step Down
The chancellor of Maricopa County Community Colleges District announced Tuesday that she will leave her position after nearly 28 years with the district. Maria Harper-Marinick said in an email to district staff she “will be leaving no later than the first week of May 2020, the end of my contract.”
Sept. 3, 2019
Survey Finds Woodstock Generation Experiencing Hearing Loss
Hearing loss is often misdiagnosed or missed altogether. A new Harris Poll survey suggests nearly half of older adults who listened to loud music when they were younger now experience hearing loss.
Sept. 3, 2019

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