KJZZ News

Naturally Occurring Fires Contained After Burning 9,000 Acres
Two naturally occurring fires near the Tonto National Forest have been contained but only after burning almost 9,000 acres of land.
Sept. 13, 2019
Reimbursement Deadline Nears For Groups That Helped Migrant Families
Monday night is the deadline for Arizona nonprofits and churches to apply for reimbursement of money they spent to host migrant families dropped off by federal authorities.
Sept. 13, 2019
Florence Project Heartbroken By SCOTUS Asylum Decision
An Arizona nonprofit that gives free legal help to detained migrants said President Trump’s so-called third-country asylum ban puts lives in danger.
Sept. 13, 2019
Why Are So Many People Dying From The Heat?
So far this year, Maricopa County has seen record heat deaths, dating all the way back to April. Researchers from Arizona State University are trying to nail down the factors that lead to these deaths.
Sept. 13, 2019
UA Police Charge 2 In Attack On Black Student
The University of Arizona Police Department has arrested two students on misdemeanor assault charges. The arrests come after they allegedly assaulted a black student on campus.
Sept. 13, 2019
Prescott Testing New Pedestrian Scramble Design
The pedestrian scramble is designed to help improve a busy downtown intersection. It allows pedestrians to cross diagonally all at once instead of waiting their turn in traditional crosswalks.
Sept. 13, 2019
Monsoon Stories 2019: Writing The Tempest
Arizona's monsoon season is nearly over, but September still might have some surprises in store.
Sept. 13, 2019
In Mexico, Confusion About U.S. Asylum Rule
Mexico’s top diplomat says he disagrees with a U.S. Supreme Court order that will prevent most migrants from applying for asylum. The measure will likely block thousands from around the world who are waiting in Mexican border towns for an opportunity to legally enter the U.S.
Sept. 13, 2019
Topography Can Soften Climate Impacts On Saguaros
The long lifespans of saguaros can complicate scientists’ attempts to understand their population patterns. Now, researchers have used a 48-year data set to see how topography influences how climate affects the plants.
Sept. 13, 2019
KJZZs Friday NewsCap Sept. 13, 2019
To talk about the GOP getting rid of its 2020 Presidential Preference Election, along with Andy Biggs moving up in the Freedom Caucus and more, Chuck Coughlin, president and CEO of HighGround, and attorney and former congressional staffer Roy Herrera joined The Show.
Sept. 13, 2019
First Phoenix Unknown Festival Reveals Hidden Cultures
Phoenix might be better known for Mill Avenue’s jangle pop, or maybe great mariachi music, but Serbian brass music? Not so much. A new Phoenix event, however, is looking to change that.
Sept. 13, 2019
3rd Uterine Transplant Baby Born In US
Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas has announced the third baby born in connection with its uterus transplant clinical trial. The baby was born from a womb provided by a healthy anonymous donor to a woman with absolute uterine factor infertility, a condition in which the uterus is absent or does not function.
Sept. 13, 2019
ASU President Addresses Innovation Ranking, Criticisms
For the fifth year in a row, ASU has been named the most innovative school in the country by U.S. News and World Report.
Sept. 13, 2019
Rabid Bats Found In Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park officials say two dead bats found along the Colorado River inside the park tested positive for rabies.
Sept. 13, 2019
Tracing The Migrant Journey: The US Races To Build A New Border
Thousands gather south of the Arizona border awaiting their turn to enter the country and request asylum, but still others look for areas along the border where they can step onto U.S. soil. Now the U.S. government is rushing to build dozens of miles of new border fence. It was a campaign promise in far-flung Washington, D.C., four years ago. It’s happening now in Arizona.
Special Report: 'Tracing The Migrant Journey'
Sept. 13, 2019
County Recorder Fontes Hosts Roundtable With Disability Community
Arizona’s 2016 presidential primary is remembered by many as a fiasco, after thousands of voters, including people with disabilities, stood in line for hours to vote. While that was unusual, voters with disabilities often face hurdles. Efforts are being made to improve that.
Sept. 12, 2019
Sinema Blasts Military Funds Used For Border Buildup
Arizona’s Democratic senator criticized the trump administration for taking pentagon funding away to pay for new border fence projects along the southwest boundary.
Sept. 12, 2019
Mexico Wants U.S. To ‘Do Much More’ To Stop Firearms Trafficking
The United States has been pushing Mexico to do more to tighten controls on migration to the southwest border. Now, Mexican officials say it’s time for the U.S. to staunch the flow of firearms across the border into Mexico.
Sept. 12, 2019
Adult Protective Services Receives Grant To Improve Training
A state agency is getting federal money to enhance training for investigators who look into crimes against vulnerable adults. Arizona Adult Protective Services investigates allegations of abuse, exploitation and neglect, and now the program will get a boost from the Department of Health and Human Services.
Sept. 12, 2019
Arizona Streams Affected By Finalized Waters Of The U.S. Rule
The Trump administration is finalizing its rollback of protections for some waterways. This will affect hundreds of thousands of miles of Arizona streams.
Sept. 12, 2019

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