KJZZ News

The Impact Of Mexicos Worst Mining Disaster, 5 Years Later
Five years ago, a copper mine just 25 miles south of the Arizona border spilled millions of gallons of toxic waste into Sonoran rivers. It’s considered the worst mining disaster in modern Mexican history. In the seven Sonora River valley towns downstream from the spill, people are still living with the consequences of the disaster.
Aug. 5, 2019
Trump Points Finger At Dangerous Internet Following Texas, Ohio Shootings
In light of the El Paso shooter's 8chan manifesto, the president called for the condemnation of racism, bigotry and white supremacy. And to do that, the president said the role of the internet and social media cannot be ignored.
Aug. 5, 2019
Arizona Drops In Aerospace Manufacturing Ranking
For the third straight year, Arizona’s ranking for aerospace manufacturing has dropped. PwC, the accounting and research firm formerly known as PricewaterhouseCoopers, has compiled annual ranking for six years. In 2016, Arizona was ranked first among states. In 2017, Arizona ranked third; in 2018 it ranked fourth; and in 2019 it ranked ninth.
Aug. 5, 2019
U.S. Gets Ambassador In Mexico After More Than A Year
The United States will finally have an ambassador in Mexico after more than a year without one. Attorney Christopher Landau was President Donald Trump’s nominee for the embassy in Mexico. He was ratified unanimously by the Senate last Thursday.
Aug. 5, 2019
Scottsdale Considering Nuisance Party Ordinance
Nuisance parties — those loud, all-night affairs that clog residential streets and disturb the peace — are a drain on police resources and bad for neighborhoods, said Scottsdale Neighborhood Services Director Raun Keagy.
Aug. 2, 2019
Prominent Security Features At New Tolleson High School
A new high school in Tolleson Union High School District is attracting attention not only for its innovative design, but its security.
Aug. 2, 2019
Text Messages At Heart Of Border Agents Upcoming Trial
Matthew Bowen, a Border Patrol agent accused of running over a Guatemalan migrant in southern Arizona and then lying about it, is slated to go to trial later this month.
Aug. 2, 2019
Grant To Study Sexual Assault Among People With Developmental Disabilities
People with intellectual or developmental disabilities are seven times as likely to be victims of sexual assault, according to an NPR/Justice Department Study. But there isn’t a lot of research about what happens after a person reports a sexual assault. But that is starting to change.
Aug. 2, 2019
Inkcarcerated: Show Features Artists From Arizona State Prison
Caitlin Matekel, a Ph.D. student studying criminology at Arizona State University, created a show featuring artists from the state prison in Florence through her work with the Center for Correctional Solutions. “Inkcarcerated: Creativity Within Confinement” will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday.
Aug. 2, 2019
Monsoon Stories 2019: The Touch Of Lightning
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. This Week: touch.
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Aug. 2, 2019
Scientists Now Mapping Museum Fire Soil Burn Severity
The Museum Fire in Flagstaff has caused significant damage to about 230 acres of soil — turning some of it into an almost glass-like substance. The Burned Area Emergency Response team is mapping the damage.
Aug. 2, 2019
KJZZs Friday NewsCap Aug. 2, 2019
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with Lorna Romero of the Arizona Chamber Foundation, and former Tempe Mayor Neil Giuliano, who is President and CEO of Greater Phoenix Leadership.
Aug. 2, 2019
Increased School Security May Make Space Unwelcoming
Becky Brady is an architect specializing in K-12 and educational design. She was also a student at Virginia Tech on campus during the 2007 shooting. She joined The Show to talk about how schools can strike a healthy balance in the spaces they create.
Aug. 2, 2019
Over 500 Western Communities At Risk Of Wildfires
The Camp Fire, which burned more than 150,000 acres north of Sacramento last year was California’s most destructive and deadliest wildfire. But a new analysis shows more than 500 communities in the west have a higher potential for wildfire than the town of Paradise, where the Camp Fire started.
Aug. 2, 2019
Nevada City Tries To Coax Diamondbacks To Relocate
A city in Nevada reportedly tried to coax the Arizona Diamondbacks to relocate. The city of Henderson, south of Las Vegas, had sketches of a possible baseball stadium.
Aug. 2, 2019
Sen. Elizabeth Warren Pitches Campaign Platform To Supporters In Tempe
Several thousand people attended a campaign rally for Democratic candidate for president Elizabeth Warren in Tempe. According to the Warren campaign, 3,500 people showed up to hear the Massachusetts senator speak.
Aug. 2, 2019
Phoenix Aid Groups Look To The Fall As Migrant Releases Decline
Arizona aid groups that once struggled to keep pace with the number of migrants dropped off by federal authorities have seen major slowdown. Some groups said they expected a summertime drop in traffic, and advocates now have their eye on the next season when migrants have typically headed north.
Aug. 2, 2019
AZ Could Make Major Changes To Renewable Mandate
The Arizona Corporation Commission is considering several significant proposals that would change energy regulation in the state, including how much of our power comes from renewables.
Aug. 1, 2019
Yavapai County Proposes Tax Increase To Ease Crowded Jail, Pension Debt
With a crowded jail and creeping pension debt, Yavapai County’s Board of Supervisors is proposing a 3% property tax increase to alleviate financial stress. The county has worked to divert potential inmates from jail by addressing mental health concerns.
Aug. 1, 2019
Mexico Simplifies Its Dialing Codes
If you’ve been one of those telephone users confused with the dialing codes in Mexico, you’re not alone. But the neighboring county will change that on Saturday, as Mexico is finally simplifying its dialing codes.
Aug. 1, 2019

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