KJZZ News

Hopi Ranger Convicted Of Sexually Assaulting Woman He Arrested
A federal jury convicted a former Hopi law enforcement ranger of sexually assaulting a woman he arrested. A jury found MacKenzie Davis guilty of abusive sexual contact, violating her civil rights and destroying evidence.
Oct. 17, 2019
Marshall Islands President Speaks Out On Petersen Case
The government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands says it is pleased with the arrest of Paul Petersen and others in connection with what prosecutors have said was an illegal adoption scheme in multiple states.
Oct. 17, 2019
Fountain Hills To Build $18 Mil Dark Sky Discovery Center
Fountain Hills has announced plans to build a 15,000-square-foot International Dark Sky Discovery Center. The $18 million center is slated to open in the town center in 2021 or 2022.
Oct. 17, 2019
MAG Conducts Survey On Transportation Safety Concerns
The Maricopa Association of Governments is conducting a survey to get a sense of safety concerns across the Valley.
Oct. 17, 2019
Adel Includes Criminal Justice Reform Advocate On Transition Team
New Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel included a reform-minded Republican lawmaker on her transition team, a sign she may be more amenable to criminal justice reform efforts than her predecessor, Bill Montgomery.
Oct. 17, 2019
KJZZ Accepts National Murrow Award For Education Coverage
Reporters Mariana Dale and Casey Kuhn led KJZZ's coverage of the Arizona teacher strike in 2018, following the story wherever it went: schools, meetings, protests at the state Capitol. This week, the story took Dale and Kuhn to New York City, where they accepted the national Edward R. Murrow Award.
Oct. 17, 2019
Made In Arizona: Pastry Chef At Dinersaur Makes Her Food Her Own
Olivia Girard is the pastry chef behind The Dinersaur, and she makes the baked goods at local spots like Futuro Coffee, First Place Coffee and Restaurant Progress, but here’s the thing: she doesn’t really like sweets.
Oct. 17, 2019
Mexico’s Controversial Union Leader Of Pemex Steps Down
The leader of one of Mexico’s largest and most powerful unions has just stepped down, as he faces an investigation for money laundering. His resignation could have an effect in the U.S.
Oct. 17, 2019
AZ Republicans Raised $270,000 Less Than State Democrats
The Arizona Republican Party raised just over $80,000 in the last quarter. The state Democratic Party took in nearly $350,000, clearly outpacing Republicans and reflecting a larger trend this year.
Oct. 17, 2019
City Of Maricopa Debates Adopting New Development Fees
The Maricopa City Council will vote next month on whether to adopt new one-time development fees, which would help pay for Parks and Recreation facilities, streets, police and fire.
Oct. 17, 2019
Comedian Michael Turner On Phoenix Comedy Scene
Michael Turner has become one of the go-to standups in the Valley, whether he’s working solo or teaming up with Anwar Newton for their hybrid, multimedia project "This Week Sucks Tonight."
Oct. 17, 2019
Fans May Not Always Be Helpful In The Arizona Heat
Forty-two people died indoors in Maricopa County last year from heat-related causes. Most had electricity but did not have functioning air conditioners.
Oct. 17, 2019
Apps May Replace Hotel Check-In Desks, Room Keys
Hospitality is a big industry in Arizona, and some innovative changes could be coming to hotels in the Phoenix metro area.
Oct. 17, 2019
Points Of View: Ratifying The USMCA
Trade between Canada, Mexico and the U.S. has become an integral part of our economy in Arizona. Now, pressure is rising for Congress to ratify a new deal between the three countries: the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement, known better as the USMCA or the new NAFTA.
Oct. 17, 2019
Sounds Of The City: Printing Abstract Art Books
Listen to Diana Calderon printing abstract art books at her Phoenix studio. If you have suggestions or hear things that make Phoenix, Phoenix, send us a note at [email protected]
Oct. 17, 2019
New Book Shares Effects Of Trump Administration On Latinos
It may not be surprising to learn that young Latinx people feel less comfortable in the U.S. because of the color of their skin and the perception that they’re somehow less American. But now, research has documented just how real all of that is.
Oct. 17, 2019
Court Hears Arguments For Appeal Of Arias Conviction
The Arizona Court of Appeals heard arguments Thursday morning from attorneys trying to overturn the murder conviction of Jodi Arias.
Oct. 17, 2019
Scottsdale Resort Has One Of The Worlds Best Hotel Bars
With its Cloud Nine cocktail and a view of the "striking Sonoran sunset," Forbes ranked this lounge among the world's 44 best hotel bars. It rubs shoulders with the likes of Bar Cristal in Macau, the Skyview bar in Dubai, and Caffè Parigi in Milan.
Oct. 17, 2019
The Takeaway: It
Women of color are especially affected by what a new report calls the "broken rung" of the corporate ladder.
Oct. 17, 2019
Mormon Church Opposes Utah LGBTQ Conversion Therapy Ban
A proposed ban on so-called conversion therapy in Utah is in danger of being derailed after the influential Church of Jesus of Christ of Latter-day Saints came out Tuesday night in opposition, just months after it said it wouldn't stand in the way of a similar measure under consideration.
Oct. 17, 2019

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