KJZZ News

Phoenix Sanctuary Leader Decided Not To Finish Vetting Process
The senior minister of a north Phoenix church said he did not follow the normal vetting process when he recently offered sanctuary to an undocumented Mexican man with a son fighting cancer.
Feb. 14, 2018
If you drive north from Benson long enough, past where the road turns to dirt, you’ll reach the tiny community of Cascabel.
Feb. 14, 2018
Arizona officials warned earlier this year that unusually warm and dry conditions are making for an earlier, stronger fire season. But now that the state is receiving some moisture, is any of that changing?
Feb. 14, 2018
“You want the people that are actually using those credit cards and incurring those costs to actually pay for the cost of using the credit card, not the entire customer base,” said Mesa spokesman Steven Wright.
Feb. 14, 2018
Director Charles Ryan said health care costs are driving a $30 million increase in the FY 2019 budget.
Feb. 13, 2018
Appeals Court: Lawsuit Seeking Access To Arivaca Checkpoint Raises Legitimate Questions
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a lawsuit seeking access to a Border Patrol checkpoint near Arivaca should not have been thrown out, and the plaintiffs will now get another shot to prove they’re entitled to be close enough to the checkpoint to see what happens.
Feb. 13, 2018
Arizona voters could soon be faced with a question — should half of the state’s energy come from renewables?
Feb. 13, 2018
The trouble started on a Monday night in late January when residents along Seventh Avenue between Glendale and Northern heard construction work.
Feb. 13, 2018
Welcome to the Tiny Desert Concert. This is when we bring local Arizona bands into the KJZZ studios to play a couple songs for us and talk a bit about the music. For this month, we hear from Flamenco Por La Vida.
Feb. 13, 2018
There are thousands of homeless people on the streets who we pass by everyday. And, when they die, they often go unaccounted for — their stories untold. Now, a recent story in The Arizona Republic tells one of them. She was known as the Safeway Lady, a homeless woman who lived —- and died — near a Safeway in central Phoenix.
Feb. 13, 2018
As the #MeToo movement continues to reverberate, one reporter uncovered a story totaling years of allegations of sexual harassment — and even rape — at a school run by the federal government. We spoke more about this with Eric Katz, reporter with the Atlantic Group’s “Government Executive,” who uncovered this story.
Feb. 13, 2018
When the Trump administration released its budget it included $200 million in cuts to the SNAP program, that’s the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known colloquially as “food stamps.”
Feb. 13, 2018
Usually, the midterm — or off-year — congressional elections go very poorly for the party of the president. Seats — sometimes a lot of them — are lost, and even control of the House or Senate can be lost. With me to talk about that is Zach Messitte political scientist and president of Ripon College in Wisconsin.
Feb. 13, 2018
A group calling itself ACT Now – which stands for Accountability, Community and Transparency – will hold a rally this afternoon ahead of a Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board meeting. Members have a number of concerns with the district’s leadership.
Feb. 13, 2018
The Department of Homeland Security late last month renewed Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, for another 18 months for Syrians living with that designation in the U.S.
Feb. 13, 2018
Sometimes, the real truth of a story takes decades to unveil. And when that story involves drug running, police corruption in Mexico and the Iran-Contra affair, maybe it’s amazing that the wait is only a few decades.
Feb. 13, 2018
Rep. Mark Cardenas, a Democrat from Phoenix, and Tucson Republican Todd Clodfelter have introduced a new bill that would give voters another chance to weigh in on legalization. Arizona voters narrowly rejected a legalization effort in 2016 that was a citizen initiative, but Cardenas and Clodfelter say if voters are going to eventually pass this anyway, they’d rather it start in the Legislature.
Feb. 13, 2018
One of the few points of agreement between President Trump and Democratic leaders in the Senate was supposed to be funding for infrastructure. But the practicality of that is off to a rough start.
Feb. 13, 2018
The Senate voted 97-1 Monday night to start debating immigration, but that sort of overwhelming agreement won’t be seen during the debate itself this week.
Feb. 13, 2018
Adobe Mountain is home to the only Boy Scout troop in the country behind bars.
Feb. 13, 2018

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