KJZZ News

Senate Committee Votes To Regulate Vapes
Hoping to curb teen use, state lawmakers are moving to put new restrictions on where and how vaping devices can be sold. Without dissent, the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services voted Wednesday to classify both the devices and the liquids that they burn as tobacco products. That would make them subject to all the same restrictions in Arizona law as cigarettes.
Jan. 24, 2019
CAP Supports Draft Legislation For DCP
The board of the Central Arizona Project on Thursday voted to support the draft legislation for the Drought Contingency Plan.
Jan. 24, 2019
After No Bites On Bikes, Phoenix Tries Electric Scooters
Six months after approving a pilot program for dockless bikes, Phoenix has seen zero interest from companies wanting to participate.
Jan. 24, 2019
Could Abusive Caregivers Facility Hop?
Individuals with intellectual and development disabilities are seven times likely to be victims of sexual assault according to an NPR report and the Department of Justice… but what happens to those caregivers who commit abuse?
Jan. 24, 2019
Mexico Sees Maduro As Venezuela’s Leader, U.S. Differs
Mexico is recognizing Nicolás Maduro as Venezuela’s president while an opposition leader is receiving support from the U.S. and a dozen Latin American countries.
Jan. 24, 2019
4 Bills On Distracted Driving Filed At Legislature
A new bill that proposes banning texting while driving was proposed Wednesday, the fourth distracted driving-related bill filed at the Arizona Legislature in 10 days.
Jan. 24, 2019
Sexual Assaults Within UA Football Program Uncovered
Caitlin Schmidt, an investigative reporter with the Arizona Daily Star, has uncovered records containing allegations about University of Arizona football players from the Tucson Police Department and the University of Arizona police from years 2012 through 2017.
Jan. 24, 2019
Battered Woman Syndrome: Viewing Survivors Differently
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a new trial for a Tucson woman who has been convicted three times for illegally buying a gun for her violent ex-boyfriend. The court said she should have been allowed the chance to present evidence from a domestic violence expert on battered woman syndrome in her defense.
Jan. 24, 2019
Remembering Arizona Attorney John Bouma
John Bouma has died. He was well known for, among other things, defending the state in one of the lawsuits filed after the passage of Senate Bill 1070, the immigration enforcement law.
Jan. 24, 2019
ASU Grad Leading Connected Aircraft Technology For Honeywell
Have you ever boarded a plane only to sit there on the runway for hours while the crew is performing some unknown maintenance? Well, rest assured there is someone in the aerospace world who is working to stop that from happening — and she’s right here in the Valley.
Jan. 24, 2019
Are Vocational Programs Failing Students With Special Needs?
As state lawmakers and the governor debate funding and policies for education in the upcoming year, a local journalist has uncovered a disturbing trend in some vocational programs for students with disabilities in Arizona schools.
Jan. 24, 2019
Podcast Playlist: Podcasts About Identity — How Who We Are Shapes Our World
We've got a story of self-discovery that begins with a blonde wig, a pastor who created her own city of refuge and a journalist who helped revolutionize the newsroom. Featuring: It's Not a Race, Politically Re-active, The Mortified Podcast, Bitchface, Remade in America with Bassem Youssef, RUDE podcasts, The Stoop.
Jan. 24, 2019
The Takeaway: Denver Teachers Go On Strike
Just after the resolution of the Los Angeles teachers strikes, another strike was declared in another major US city. Denver teachers have voted to strike for better pay and bonuses. This is the first vote of its kind in the city in 25 years.
Jan. 24, 2019
The Takeaway: Growing Protests And Cries Of
This week, the United States shared a message with the people of Venezuela: "Nicolas Maduro is a dictator with no legitimate claim to power. He's never won the Presidency in a free and fair election and he's maintained his grip on power by imprisoning anyone who dares to oppose him."
Jan. 24, 2019
Employment Authorization Card Holders Entitled To Drivers
Gov. Doug Ducey has given up his fight to bar deferred Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival recipients from getting Arizona drivers’ licenses. After years of fighting the issue, Ducey announced this week: anyone who has an Employment Authorization Card is entitled to a state driver's license.
Jan. 24, 2019
Lawmakers Want To Alter Law To Avoid Income Tax Increase
Three Republican lawmakers want to alter the state’s tax law to ensure Arizonans don't pay more in state income taxes because of changes in federal law. The move would defy Gov. Doug Ducey’s effort to “conform” with federal law.
Jan. 24, 2019
Q&AZ: What Shapes Saguaro Cacti?
A report on the forces that shape saguaro cacti from their start as "diamond-shaped green blobs" to adulthood as towering desert sentinels. Carol Gibson asked about the sometimes whimsical desert dwellers through our Q&AZ. Carol Gibson first saw a saguaro cactus when she was 7 years old and her family moved to Arizona from Tennessee.
VIDEO: KJZZ Explains Saguaro Science
Jan. 24, 2019
Phoenix OKs Suns Arena Deal With New Details
After years of closed-door negotiations and a month-long public relations blitz, the Phoenix City Council has approved an arena renovation deal with the Suns.
Jan. 24, 2019
Consultant To Judge Inner Workings Of Southwest Key
As part of a legal settlement with the state, a nonprofit that houses unaccompanied migrant children in Arizona agreed to hire an outside healthcare consultant to grade the inner workings of its remaining Arizona shelters.
Jan. 23, 2019
Report Lists AZ Among Worst In Nation For Driver Safety
One bill at the Capitol could move Arizona out of "Worst State In The Nation" status for driver safety.
Jan. 23, 2019

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