KJZZ News

How Is This Fire Season Affecting Firefighter Recruitment?
Around 400 firefighters and 80 pieces of equipment from Arizona are headed to California to battle wildfires. In addition to Arizona, firefighters from around the United States and the world are helping to battle the blazes.
Aug. 24, 2018
Arizona Voter Registration Surges Ahead Of Primary
Secretary of State Michele Reagan says there are now more than 3.6 million voters in Arizona, and the majority are registered Republicans.
Aug. 24, 2018
U.S. Issues Increased-Caution Advisory For Mexico Travel
The U.S. Department of State issued an increased-caution travel advisory for Mexico this week, as authorities in the popular beach destination of Cancun uncovered eight cadavers across the city.
Aug. 24, 2018
AZ Gets More Oversight Of Southwest Key As Ex-Worker
Arizona officials just revealed a new agreement to raise oversight of the nonprofit that operates shelters for immigrant kids in Arizona.
Aug. 24, 2018
More Teens Receiving HPV Vaccinations
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced more teens are up to date on their HPV vaccinations.
Aug. 23, 2018
Pipelines Delays Haven
Natural gas exports from the U.S. to Mexico have been increasing steadily for the last decade, even while construction on new pipelines has been delayed over conflicts with indigenous peoples who don't want the routes going through their land.
Aug. 23, 2018
Inspections Lead To Increased Oversight Of Southwest Key Programs
Arizona is pursuing fines against an operator of shelters for immigrant children after recent inspections revealed problems with employee background checks.
Aug. 23, 2018
AZ Corp Comm To Hold Meeting
The Arizona Corporation Commission will hold a meeting to address concerns raised by an interim manager working to restore water and sewer systems in the southeast Valley.
Aug. 23, 2018
Lawyers For Border Agent Facing Retrial Want New Venue
A Border Patrol agent who shot and killed a teenage boy standing on the other side of the border in Mexico is arguing to change the venue of his upcoming manslaughter trial from Tucson to Phoenix.
Aug. 23, 2018
Sounds Of The City: Birds Of A Feather Talk Together
Listen to the sounds of Mandy Corper socializing with the various birds she helps care for at AZ Exotic Bird Rescue. If you have suggestions or hear things that make Phoenix, Phoenix, send us a note at theshow@kjzz.org.
Aug. 23, 2018
Pile Into The Station Wagon: The History Of Family Road Trips
When you were a kid, did you and your family ever pile into a station wagon for a family road trip? If you did, you're not alone. Lots of families used to do this, and many still do. Rich Ratay has written a book about this time-honored summer family tradition.
Aug. 23, 2018
Border Environmentalists Turn To U.S. Supreme Court
Environmental groups asked the nation’s top court to consider taking on their case against the U.S. government as it continues ramping up border wall projects along the boundary with Mexico.
Aug. 23, 2018
Group Working To Fill
There have been both federal and state efforts to offer more higher educational opportunities, but that has still left many so-called education deserts across the country.
Aug. 23, 2018
Why Are You Getting So Many Robocalls?
Have you been getting bombarded by phone calls from numbers you don’t recognize? If it’s a robocall, you’re just one of the many people across the country who’ve been getting them.
Aug. 23, 2018
The Takeaway: Fake News on Social Media — From Iran?
On Tuesday, Facebook and Twitter purged hundreds of suspicious accounts masquerading as news outlets and other social media personas with ties to Iran and Russia.
Aug. 23, 2018
Online School Rakes In Millions Despite High Dropout Rate
Primavera, the online charter school, has the state’s third highest dropout rate, but even with those low student retention rates, it continues to earn millions of dollars. Craig Harris, an investigative reporter for The Arizona Republic, has been following the story.
Aug. 23, 2018
Coalition Calls For More Latino Appointments To Arizona Education Boards
A coalition of Latino education advocates this morning is calling for more Latino representation on three state education boards,the Arizona Board of Regents, the state Board of Education and the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools.
Aug. 23, 2018
Phoenix Art Museum Opens Virtual Reality Exhibit
Virtual reality is making its way out of tech niches and into the mainstream. Walmart might soon let you shop in VR, you can play VR games or even watch VR movies. And now the Phoenix Art Museum is launching its first ever virtual reality exhibit.
Aug. 23, 2018
Phoenix Jazz Venue Gets New Managing Director
The Nash jazz venue has a new managing director. Steve Maun took over at the Phoenix venue earlier this month. He’s worked in development and the law, but not specifically in the music field.
Aug. 23, 2018
Earth Fissures Remain A Concern In Parts Of Phoenix Area
Earlier this month, after a big rainstorm, an earth fissure opened up in Apache Junction.
Aug. 23, 2018

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