KJZZ News

Throughout this week KJZZ and The Arizona Republic have reported on some of the nearly 200 cases where teachers accused of sexual misconduct were disciplined by the state or surrendered their teaching certifications in the last five years. The final part in the series looks at what state leaders are doing to strengthen the system meant to keep kids safe.
Why KJZZ, Republic Reviewed More Than 180 Cases
Aug. 28, 2019
Preventing Sexual Abuse By Starting A Conversation With Your Child
“If we start talking to our kids, when they're really, really young, about how to protect their bodies and what their bodies are, as far as beautiful, great things ... we can make sure that they don't fall for the tricks that predators try to lay for them," author Joelle Casteix said.
Aug. 28, 2019
 Eradicated In U.S. In 2000, Measles Re-Emerges As Public Health Threat
Matthew Speer with ASU’s College of Health Solutions said those who are unvaccinated are at a greater risk for the potentially deadly disease. But even those who are vaccinated face some risk.
Aug. 28, 2019
Border Crossings At Arizona Ports OF Entry Down From Last Year
Pedestrian crossings are down about 12% at all Arizona ports from January through June compared to the previous year. Personal vehicles fell roughly 10%, according to federal data. Commercial truck crossings and import values are each up by about 12%.
Aug. 28, 2019
State Department Calls For Investigation Into Mexican Journalists Stabbing Death
The U.S. State Department is calling on the Mexican government to investigate the murder of a local news reporter this weekend, at least the 10th slaying of a journalist in that country this year.
Aug. 28, 2019
25 Killed In Attack On Bar In Coastal Mexico
Mexico’s president says he wants federal prosecutors to investigate the possible connection between government officials and the murder of 25 people at a bar.
Aug. 28, 2019
Economist Shiller: Phoenix Tops In Home Price Increases
Phoenix is now the top city in the country for increases in annual home prices, replacing Las Vegas. That’s according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Index update released Tuesday. Co-creator Robert J. Shiller talked about the slow rate of home price appreciation and why Phoenix is not slowing down — yet.
Aug. 28, 2019
BLM Extends Current Fire Restrictions
The Bureau of Land Management will extend its current fire restrictions within the Colorado River District due to extremely dry conditions.
Aug. 28, 2019
Trial Date Set For Man Accused Of Raping Incapacitated Woman
A projected trial date been set for the man accused of raping and impregnating an incapacitated woman at her long term care facility.
Aug. 28, 2019
People With Disabilities Value Light Rail To Navigate Metro Phoenix
Phoenix voters said yes Tuesday to expanding the light rail system. Thousands of people ride the light rail each day, according to Valley Metro, including people with disabilities.
Aug. 28, 2019
AZ Game And Fish Maintains Water Catchment Basins For Wildlife
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is helping wildlife statewide by maintaining 3,000 water catchment basins for elk, deer, bighorn sheep and many other species. However, some may be harder to maintain than others.
Aug. 28, 2019
U.S. Government Pulls FEMA Money For Increased Border Detentions
The administration informed Congress it will move more than $270 million from agencies like FEMA to spend on detention bed space and to provide for temporary asylum hearings.
Aug. 28, 2019
Security Talks Start Between US Ambassador, Mexican Authorities
The new ambassador of the U.S. in Mexico officially started his duties. He’s been meeting with Mexican authorities with a main topic: binational security.
Aug. 28, 2019
UA To Provide New Scholarships For STEM Transfers From Pima Community College
The University of Arizona is making it easier for transfer students from Pima Community College to pursue bachelor’s degrees in STEM fields. That’s thanks in part to a grant from the National Science Foundation.
Aug. 28, 2019
The Year Lake Powell Almost Overflowed
Considering the long term drought in the Southwest and how water levels have lowered significantly in Lake Mead and Lake Powell, it may be hard to believe that, in the early 1980s, Powell almost overflowed and nearly caused monumental damage to Glen Canyon Dam.
Aug. 28, 2019
Labor Department Looks To Expand Religious Exemptions
Religious freedom and religion-related exemptions have become more high-profile topics since President Trump took office in 2017. Last week, the spotlight was shining on a new Labor Department move to expand religious exemptions for federal contractors.
Aug. 28, 2019
NHL Star  Matthews Teases Fans In ASU Hockey Video
Toronto Maple Leafs star and Scottsdale native Auston Matthews got Coyotes and ASU Hockey fans excited when he appeared in a video showing off ASU's new gold jersey in Tempe.
Aug. 28, 2019
Scottsdales Culinary Scene Attracting World-Renowned Chefs
Scottsdale has long been known as a great food town, but now they’re getting a boost from some big-name chefs from out of town.
Aug. 28, 2019
Tucson Dems Choose Regina Romero To Run For Mayor
Tucson Democrats selected Regina Romero as their choice to run for mayor in the November election. She beat two other challengers, including former state Sen. Steve Farley. The city council woman will face independent candidate Ed Ackerley in the upcoming vote.
Aug. 28, 2019
Phoenix Leaders React To Rejection Of Props. 105, 106
Phoenix voters overwhelmingly rejected two recent ballot measures. Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, who opposed the propositions, and Scot Mussi, president of the Arizona Free Enterprise Club, who supported them, joined The Show to talk about the votes.
Aug. 28, 2019

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