KJZZ News

ANALYSIS: Third Democratic Presidential Debate
It’s not clear yet if Beto O’Rourke and other struggling candidates did enough to move the needle or if Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and others going after Joe Biden will chip away at his poll numbers.
Sept. 12, 2019
Journey To Find Arizonas Cuisine — Ancient Wild Foods
And now it’s time for the next edition of Sonoran Arcana, our monthly dive into the margins of Arizona food.
Sept. 12, 2019
Committee Begins Search For New Maricopa Attorney
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has named the seven-member citizen committee tasked with evaluating candidates to replace Bill Montgomery as county attorney. Applications for the interim job are due on Sept. 18.
Sept. 12, 2019
Rate Of Violent Crimes May Be Increasing
Crime in the U.S. has been on the decline since the 1990s, but findings from the Bureau of Justice Statistics National Crime Victimization Survey for the last few years may suggest that trend is reversing.
Sept. 12, 2019
Book Discusses Need For Cybersecurity Improvement
Former Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s congressional testimony earlier this summer re-asserted what was already known: Russia has been working to affect U.S. elections by hacking into databases and sowing disagreements in multiple ways on social media.
Sept. 12, 2019
Skyborg: Yuma Hosts Testing Ground For Military AI Wingman
The U.S. military is looking to use artificial intelligence to help pilots. Initial iterations of Skyborg have been tested in Yuma and officials hope to eventually be able to produce drones for a few million dollars each.
Sept. 12, 2019
Should Schools Focus On Finance Education?
College costs continue to climb, making it even more relevant for students to have financial knowledge — including financial aid, loans and scholarships.
Sept. 12, 2019
Pima County To Vote On Raising Nicotine Purchase Age
The Tucson city council and the Pima County Board of Supervisors will vote Tuesday on a new ordinance raising the age to buy nicotine products from 18 to 21 years old. The new law is aimed at preventing teenagers from getting older friends to buy vaping devices and traditional cigarettes.
Sept. 12, 2019
Sounds Of The City: Fish Stocking
Listen to the sounds of Joann Hill with the Arizona Game and Fish Department restock a lake with rainbow trout. If you have suggestions or hear things that make Phoenix Phoenix, send us a note at [email protected]
Sept. 12, 2019
Fire Prevention Efforts Caused Flagstaff Wildfire
The Forest Service says a Flagstaff wildfire was caused by an excavator striking rock during efforts to prevent fires. The Museum Fire burned 1,961 acres in July and cost $9 million to control.
Sept. 12, 2019
Arizona Joins Tentative Purdue Pharma Opioid Settlement
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said the deal "was the quickest and surest way to get immediate relief for Arizona and for the communities that have been harmed by the opioid crisis and the actions of the Sackler family."
Sept. 12, 2019
In San Luis, Asylum Seekers From Around The World
KJZZ's Fronteras reporting team joined migrants as they traveled thousands of miles to reach the U.S. This multi-part series put reporters on the ground in four countries to document the challenges migrants face on their trek through Central America, Mexico and the U.S. In San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico, the asylum wait list has over 1,100 people. Other border cities have as many, or many more.
Special Report: 'Tracing The Migrant Journey'
Sept. 12, 2019
U.S. Marshals: Arizona Fugitive Murder Suspects Captured
The U.S. Marshals Office and Navajo County Sheriff's Office announced late Wednesday night the arrest of a couple who escaped from a transport vehicle with his fugitive wife last month. In a Facebook post, Navajo County authorities said Blane and Susan Barksdale were taken into custody on Wednesday evening without incident.
Sept. 12, 2019
Border Fencing Being Built in Yuma Sector, As Border Patrol Says Migrant Numbers Are Down
Border fence construction continues south of Yuma as the sector’s Border Patrol officials say migrant apprehensions continue to decline.
Sept. 12, 2019
Ducey Selects Temporary Director For Corrections Dept.
Director Charles Ryan will retire on Friday, and his second in command, Deputy Director Joe Profiri, will temporarily take his place.
Sept. 11, 2019
Walmart, Produce Importers Worry About Draft Mexican Tomato Deal
The 30-day review period for the draft deal ends this month. That deal — which the U.S. Department of Commerce and Mexican growers initialed in August — would raise the floor price of tomatoes, as well as limit the ability of buyers to be compensated for damaged loads.
Sept. 11, 2019
County Supervisors Appoint 7-Person Committee To Screen New County Attorney
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is accepting applications for county attorney after Bill Montgomery was appointed to the Arizona Supreme Court. On Wednesday, the board appointed a seven-person citizen-committee to screen the applicants.
Sept. 11, 2019
Phoenix Launches I Count 2020 Ahead Of Census
Mayor Kate Gallego announced a new effort called "I Count 2020," which will allow the city to monitor responses to the Census as they come in, even at the neighborhood level, to help tailor outreach in the community.
Sept. 11, 2019
Couple Sentenced For Smuggling Rifles Into Mexico
A Tucson couple accused of smuggling more than a dozen rifles into Mexico was sentenced to federal prison.
Sept. 11, 2019
Sonora’s Police Shortage Causes Concern In Mexico
Neighboring Sonora, Mexico has seen increasing rates of violence in recent months. At the same time, local police forces are facing a shortage of officers.
Sept. 11, 2019

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