KJZZ News

ASU Receives $39M To Develop WMD Exposure Detector
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute nearly $39 million to develop a detector for exposure to weapons of mass destruction and other related substances.
July 29, 2019
Flagstaff Preparing For Floods Due To Museum Fire
The National Weather Service in Flagstaff is calling for a 50% chance of thunderstorms on Tuesday, which could cause serious flooding in the eastern portion of Flagstaff due to the Museum Fire.
July 28, 2019
Heat Deaths Up Despite Better Access To Shelters
The Maricopa County Department of Public Health is currently investigating 18 heat-related deaths that occurred between July 14 and July 20.
July 28, 2019
Rising Home Prices In SW Still Outpace Rest Of Country
Home prices continue to rise nationwide. Numbers just released for May show Arizona and Colorado lead the nation in housing price gains. Compared to May of 2018, housing prices are up five percent year over year. That's according to the latest monthly House Price Index from the Federal Housing Finance Agency.
July 28, 2019
LifeWay Christian Bookstores To Close In Arizona
After four years in Arizona, a national chain is closing its Christian bookstores. LifeWay Christian Stores has already closed its shop at 7401 W. Bell Road in Peoria and, later this year, its second Arizona store at 1859 S. Stapley Drive, Ste. 101 in Mesa will close.
July 27, 2019
Feds Got Court Order To Force Feed A Russian Migrant, But Would A Doctor Do It?
Federal immigration authorities have a judge’s permission to force feed a Russian migrant who went on hunger strike in the Eloy Detention Center, but doctors can cite ethics if they decline to do the procedure.
July 26, 2019
Montgomery, 6 Others Nominated For Arizona Supreme Court
A revamped Commission on Appellate Court Appointments agreed late Friday to nominate Republican Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery for the soon-to-be-open seat on the Arizona Supreme Court.
July 26, 2019
Supreme Court Allows Use Of Pentagon Funds For Border Wall
The Supreme Court has cleared the way for the Trump administration to tap Pentagon funds to build sections of a border wall with Mexico.
July 26, 2019
In Arizona, Trumps Re-Election Campaign Seeks To Woo Latino Voters
Pizza, soda, air-conditioning, politics. That was the scene at a "Latinos for Trump" event in Phoenix on Thursday night. Dozens of volunteers — and not just Latinos — wanted to know how they could help re-elect the president.
July 26, 2019
Monsoon Stories 2019: The Taste Of Saguaro Fruit
The monsoon is officially here, and while the first storms have barely rolled into the Valley, we’re still waiting for the big ones. This year, for KJZZ's "Monsoon Stories" series, we’re zeroing in on the ways that the monsoon season awakens our senses.
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July 26, 2019
Another New Start For Arizona Cardinals
It’s football season again and another fresh start for the Arizona Cardinals in training camp with a rookie head coach and quarterback.
July 26, 2019
Vaquita Documentary Now Playing In Scottsdale
The world’s most endangered marine mammal is a small porpoise that lives just south of the Arizona border in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez. Now, a new documentary about the animal’s plight from executive producer Leonardo DiCaprio is playing in Arizona.
July 26, 2019
Tucson Republicans Fight Sanctuary City Ballot Initiative
Supporters of a ballot initiative to determine if Tucson officially becomes a “sanctuary city” turned in more than 12,000 valid signatures earlier this month — far surpassing the required number of nearly 9,200.
July 26, 2019
Sinema Backs Plan To Address Asylum Backlog
As the Trump administration rolls out a new rule to deport some undocumented immigrants more quickly, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema and eight of her senate colleagues are proposing a plan they believe will clear a backlog of asylum claims through a faster screening process.
July 26, 2019
Report: No Radiation Exposure At Grand Canyon National Park
There’s good news for visitors and employees at Grand Canyon National Park: new findings show radiation exposure from uranium ore samples there do not pose a health risk.
July 26, 2019
Phoenix Police Union Works To Scrub Officer Information Off Internet
Social media posts from dozens of Phoenix police officers were included in a database from the Plain View Project that aimed to catalog racism and bigotry among law enforcement nationwide.
July 26, 2019
KJZZs Friday NewsCap July 26, 2019
To talk about the Mueller hearings, Bill Montgomery’s hopes for the Arizona Supreme Court and more, The Show spoke to Chuck Coughlin, president and CEO of HighGround, and Roy Herrera, attorney and former congressional staffer.
July 26, 2019
Museum Fire: Isolated Storms Bring Wind, Flood Threats
About 700 firefighters are still battling the Museum Fire, which has burned more than three square miles of rugged terrain north of Flagstaff. The fire is 12 percent contained. The community is concerned about thunderstorms in Friday’s forecast.
July 26, 2019
16 Marines arrested in migrant smuggling investigation
An investigation into Marines accused of helping smuggle migrants into the United States led to the arrest Thursday of 16 of their fellow Marines at California's Camp Pendleton, just north of the U.S.-Mexico border.
July 26, 2019
Can A Colorado River ‘Grand Bargain’ Work?
Water managers on the Colorado River are facing a unique moment. With a temporary fix to the river’s scarcity problem recently completed, talk has begun to turn toward future agreements to manage the water source for 40 million people.
July 26, 2019

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