KJZZ News

EPA Wants Gold King Mine Spill Lawsuit Tossed
The Environmental Protection Agency wants a federal court to toss a lawsuit over a 2015 mine spill that polluted waterways in several states and infamously turned the Animas River orange.
July 29, 2018
Judge Dismisses Hickmans Claim Asking Court To Declare If Egg Farm Is Nuisance
Hickmans asked for the court to decide if they are or are not a nuisance, legally, to stop future lawsuits. At oral arguments earlier this month, Judge Janice Crawford took action on several pre-trial proceedings on a case locals have brought against the Hickmans egg ranch.
July 29, 2018
NGS Plant May Not Close If Energy Act Passes
Arizona Public Service has repeatedly claimed that the Palo Verde nuclear plant would be forced to close if the clean energy for a healthy Arizona ballot measure passes. A new legal analysis shows otherwise.
July 28, 2018
Acres Burned By Wildfires In Arizona Significantly Lower This Year
Arizona’s fire season has been mild this year, according to the Department of Forestry and Fire Management. The number of acres burned this year is significantly lower compared to 2017.
July 28, 2018
University of Arizona Sanctions Kappa Sigma Fraternity For Conduct Violations
University of Arizona officials have withdrawn recognition of the Kappa Sigma fraternity chapter. This is due to multiple violations of the Arizona Board of Regents Student Code of Conduct.
July 28, 2018
Mexican Reporter Jailed In The United States Freed
Emilio Gutiérrez Soto and his son came to the United States seeking help after he was threatened for his reporting work in Mexico. They sought asylum in this country but they were instead detained nearly eight months ago.
July 27, 2018
Meteorologists Expect Relief From Drought Conditions For AZ
While parts of Arizona have seen their share of rain this monsoon season, meteorologists said it’s not enough to end this drought yet. But forecasts are looking favorable. Heavy rains are expected to continue over parts of the southwestern United States over the next couple months.
July 27, 2018
Can Cows Be Used As Weedkillers?
We’ve all experienced driving past farms, wondering what grazing cows are actually doing. Are many of them simply being fattened up for our meals later or are they actually helping out in some other way?
July 27, 2018
Blindspotting Explores Racial Tensions In Oakland
Broad concerns about how some in law enforcement were relating to members of the African-American community exploded in recent years as reports of shootings of unarmed black men emerged more commonly.
July 27, 2018
Drought Contingency Panel Gets To Work
About three dozen of them met Thursday for the first of many meetings on the Drought Contingency Plan. The goal of this plan is, ultimately, to curb the lowering water levels of Lake Mead, a water source that serves multiple states including Arizona.
July 27, 2018
Not Much Progress On Immigration Reform In U.S. House
The difference of opinion on immigration reform between the White House and more moderate members of the House is continuing, with one side demanding increased border security before steps are taken on any other element — including the fate of DACA recipients.
July 27, 2018
Valley Agencies Still Working To Help Reunited Families
As migrant families continue to be reunified, there are groups here in Phoenix and elsewhere working to help them.
July 27, 2018
Is The Growth In Gross Domestic Product Sustainable?
Friday morning on the White House’s South Lawn, President Donald Trump held a triumphant press conference. The reason? The news that the nation’s gross domestic product increased 4.1 percent in the second quarter.
July 27, 2018
KJZZs Friday Newscap July 27, 2018
Discussing the week in news with former legislative leader Chad Campbell, vice president of Strategies 360, and Jon Gabriel, editor of Ricochet.com and a contributor to the Arizona Republic.
July 27, 2018
Podcast Playlist: Code Switch
When you have a name like Aparna Nancherla or Maz Jobrani, you get used to people butchering it. These two comedians, who both come from immigrant families, talk to Code Switch about their "Starbucks names," all of the weird ways people mispronounce their names, and whether having a "difficult" name has impacted their careers.
July 27, 2018
Arizona Elections: Wendy Rogers - 1st District
Wendy Rogers has a degree in social work and was one of the first 100 women pilots in the Air Force, flying the C-141 transport jet on airlift and humanitarian missions worldwide. Now she's running as a Trump-era Republican who’s first point of business is to build the wall along our southern border.
July 27, 2018
House Committee To Consider Ethics Complaint Against Speeding Lawmaker
A group of Arizona lawmakers will consider an ethics complaint against Representative Paul Mosley after he bragged about speeding to a sheriff's deputy.
July 27, 2018
Pela: Review Of Catch Me If You Can: The Musical
Theater critic Robrt Pela says Arizona Broadway Theatre’s production of "Catch Me If You Can: The Musical" is far more entertaining than it has any right to be.
July 27, 2018
The Takeaway: Michael Cohen Claims President Trump Had Prior Knowledge Of Trump Tower Meeting
On Thursday night, the country learned that, according to Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, the president knew in advance of the now infamous June meeting in Trump Tower.
July 27, 2018
Governor Avoids Deposition In Case Involving Freeway Attacks
Gov. Doug Ducey has avoided giving a deposition in a false-arrest lawsuit filed by a man once charged in some of the freeway shootings that set metro Phoenix on edge for weeks during the summer of 2015.
July 27, 2018

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