KJZZ News

Ford Plant In Hermosillo, Sonora, To Build Utility Van
The Ford Motor company recently confirmed plans to build a utility van in the state of Sonora. The company announced that it will begin building the Transit Connect — a commercial and passenger van —in Hermosillo by 2021. It is currently built in Valencia, Spain.
March 21, 2019
9th Circuit Denies Asylum Appeal By Police Officer From Sonora
A former Mexican police officer is almost out of ways to avoid deportation after the Ninth Circuit Court denied the appeal of his asylum case Wednesday. Jose Jesus Duran-Rodriguez was a police officer in Villa Hidalgo, Sonora.
March 21, 2019
Sounds Of The City: Escaping The Daily Grind At The Skate Park
Listen to the sounds of Ben Duffy skateboarding at The Wedge skate park in Scottsdale. If you have suggestions or hear things that make Phoenix, Phoenix, send us a note at [email protected]
March 21, 2019
City Asks Developers To Work With Neighbors On Country Club Plan
The Phoenix City Council meeting on Wednesday night was contentious on multiple levels. The council had two controversial issues on the docket — the expansion of the light rail into the West Valley and the approval of zoning for a high-rise in midtown Phoenix.
City Council Votes To Delay Light Rail Line For West Phoenix
March 21, 2019
Kate Gallego Sworn In As Phoenix Mayor
Kate Gallego was officially sworn in as mayor of Phoenix on Thursday morning. Addressing a group of supporters at the Orpheum Theater, the former City Council member vowed to continue working to expand public transportation and pledged to focus on high eviction rates.
March 21, 2019
Arizonas Ex-Mafia Businessman Story Continues
Late in 2017, Arizona Republic investigative reporter Robert Anglen told the story of Arizona businessman and alleged former mafia member, Frank Capri, who had dabbled in the restaurant industry and left a chain of broken business in his wake.
March 21, 2019
Birth Rates Decreased Drastically For Hispanic Population
The U.S. birth rate for women, across the board, is down — but the sharpest decline is among Hispanic women.
March 21, 2019
ASU Partnering With Maryvale For Community Initiatives
ASU has been working in Maryvale to help residents figure out solutions to community challenges as part of the Maryvale One Square Mile Initiative.
March 21, 2019
No Privacy For Rep. David Stringers Documents
The Arizona House Ethics Committee decided Rep. David Stringer cannot keep documents private that relate to an investigation against him.
March 21, 2019
Within The Pro-Cycling World The Gender Pay Gap Endures
In the world of professional cycling, cyclist Kathryn Bertine says, things are not equal.
March 21, 2019
Longtime Comedian Recounts History Behind Character
Actress and comedian Vicki Lawrence has played her character “Mama” for 45 years, starting with "The Carol Burnett Show" and moving on to "Mama’s Family."
March 21, 2019
Arizonas Attempt To Pass A Seat Belt Law Hits Dead End
Efforts to require everyone in the car to wear a seat belt has hit another dead end in Arizona. Rep. Bob Thorpe tried to convince the Committee on Health and Human Services to support his bill that would require back seats to also wear seat belts.
March 21, 2019
Torch Passed To Second Generation Of Arizona Holocaust Survivors
As the population of World War II Holocaust survivors dwindles, the torch is being passed to the next generation to tell their stories. A group is trying to keep their memories alive.
March 21, 2019
The Takeaway: No Tap Or Toilet — Over One Million Americans Lack Access To Running Water
On Friday, the UN observes World Water Day. But while much attention is focused on eradicating this lack of access in developing countries around the world, right here in the United States, there may be at least 1.6 million Americans without a tap or toilet in their home.
March 21, 2019
This Winter Was 2nd Coldest Ever Recorded In Phoenix
This winter was the second coldest ever recorded in Phoenix. According to the National Weather Service, the average temperature from mid-December to March was 56 degrees. Beat only by the winter of 1997-98, when the average was 55 degrees.
March 21, 2019
Podcast Playlist: Stories About Where We Live
Talking about the places we call home.
March 21, 2019
The Takeaway: Recovering From The Midwest Floods
Some farmers in Nebraska are facing devastation by the floods in the Midwest which have killed at least four people and left most of Nebraska underwater. Already, bankruptcies were up some 20 percent among Midwest farms.
March 21, 2019
West Phoenix Light Rail Line Delayed
Phoenix City Council members voted 5-3 on Wednesday to use the money for street repairs instead. The line was slated to open in 2026. It would have continued the current track west on Camelback Road.
March 21, 2019
Q&AZ: Arizonas Rest Stops
Last year, the only state-operated rest stop along Interstate 10 between Phoenix and Tucson was closed. A KJZZ listener submitted an inquiry through the Q&AZ reporting project.
March 21, 2019
Arizona State Beats St. Johns 74-65 In First Four
A freshman guard overcame a frightful fall and helped Bobby Hurley — a two-time champion guard at Duke — get his first NCAA Tournament win as a coach. Luguentz Dort shook off knee and hip injuries from a hard fall, scored 21 points and led the Sun Devils to a long-awaited NCAA Tournament victory.
March 21, 2019

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