KJZZ News

Ducey Calls For Gun Control Measures As Capitol Erupts In Protest
Gov. Doug Ducey said his push for new school safety legislation will include a focus on gun sale background checks, but appeared opposed to closing a loophole that allows private sales at gun shows and in person without such a check. Meanwhile, activists, students and minority Democrats gathered at the Capitol to call on the Arizona Legislature to take action.
Mar. 13, 2018
Supporters, Protesters Await Trump
When President Donald Trump visits Southern California on Tuesday to get his first up-close look at the border wall prototypes, protesters and supporters will be there to greet him.
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Mar. 13, 2018
Tribal, State, Local Leaders Discuss Hopi Land Settlement
Flagstaff leaders met with tribal, county, state and federal officials Monday to discuss how to resolve a long-standing land commitment to the Hopi Tribe.
Mar. 13, 2018
Prosecutors Seeking Longer Sentences For Arizona Drug Lookouts
Prosecutors have begun seeking stiffer sentences for people who work as lookouts for drug smugglers in southern Arizona.
Mar. 13, 2018
Tempe Mail-In Election Ends Tuesday
Candidates for three City Council seats are on the ballot as well as three propositions.
Mar. 12, 2018
 What
Now that the Justice Department has sued California over its sanctuary cities laws, what can neighboring Arizona expect?
Mar. 12, 2018
Arizona Chefs Named As Semifinalists For Best Chef: Southwest
The James Beard Awards are like the Oscars of the food world and this year, three Arizona chefs were named as semifinalists for Best Chef: Southwest. All three came into KJZZ studios recently to talk more about that and how they would like to see Arizona become a real food town.
Mar. 12, 2018
BBC Look-Ahead: Russian Presidential Elections Don
There’s a presidential election coming up in Russia, but there’s little doubt about what the result will be. That’s just one of the big stories in the coming days on the international stage — here for KJZZ's weekly look ahead to the next week is the BBC’s Rob Hugh-Jones.
Mar. 12, 2018
ACLU Files Lawsuit Against Federal Government
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a class action lawsuit against the federal government on Friday for separating immigrant families. In the suit they claim that hundreds of families have been split up, and ask a judge to declare family separation illegal.
Mar. 12, 2018
Financial Assistance Program For Cotton Farmers Begins This Week
A national price protection program for cotton farmers starts this week. Arizona is one of three states receiving the highest payouts.
Mar. 12, 2018
 Boas Explores Issue Of Tariffs On Sugar From Mexico
President Trump is moving to apply tariffs to steel and aluminum imports, with exceptions possibly being carved out for Mexico, Canada and Australia. In a recent editorial, The Arizona Republic explored the issue of tariffs with the focus on sugar from Mexico. Editorial Director Phil Boas is here for his weekly appearance to talk about it.
Mar. 12, 2018
The Quiz Show: When Tech Goes Rogue
And now it’s time for The Quiz Show!
Mar. 12, 2018
How Accurate Are Medical Dramas?
Television dramas aren’t supposed to be exactly true to life. They’re supposed to be entertaining and give us some idea of what being a doctor or attorney or private investigator is like. The terminology is often pretty accurate but the rest of it can be hit or miss.
Mar. 12, 2018
What It Means To Approve A Campaign Message
Election season is on the way, which means you'll be seeing and hearing a plethora of campaign ads for candidates. That also means the phrase “I approve this message” will be ubiquitous. Do those four words really mean anything, though, when it comes to believability of a candidate and his or her promises?
Mar. 12, 2018
What Is Arizona Doing With Unused And Outdated Laws?
Most states have their fair share of strange and outdated laws, and Arizona is no different. Of the 117 felony laws passed in Arizona since 2011, 74 have never been used to charge anyone; that’s 63 percent.
Mar. 12, 2018
Budget Talks Slow As Legislative Session Moves Past Halfway Point
State lawmakers are more than halfway to the goal of a 100-day session. Here to discuss what is on the agenda for this coming week is Ben Giles with the Arizona Capitol Times.
Mar. 12, 2018
MCCCD Faculty Association Sues Governing Board Over Elimination Of Meet And Confer
The Maricopa Community College District Faculty Association has filed a lawsuit against the district’s governing board. The suit aims to overturn a decision the board made last month to do away with a bargaining process known as “meet and confer.”
Mar. 12, 2018
Montgomery Cracking Down On Copycats Who Threaten Schools
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery is cracking down on copycats after Florida's deadly shooting has spawned more than a dozen different threats on Valley schools.
Mar. 12, 2018
Arizona Realtors Want To Permanently Ban Service Sales Tax
Arizona realtors set out to permanently ban the state from passing sales taxes on services.
Mar. 12, 2018
Diamondbacks Organist Bobby Freeman Celebrates 20 Years
The Arizona Diamondbacks played their first major league game 20 years ago this month. And the franchise is celebrating two decades in the Valley this year, with a little help from a man who's been with the team since the beginning.
Mar. 12, 2018

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