KJZZ News

Vice President Mike Pence Visits The Valley
Vice President Mike Pence came to the Valley on Tuesday to speak at The Phoenician resort. KJZZ’s Casey Kuhn was there, and she joined The Show to give a preview of what he was here to talk about.
Mar. 5, 2019
Pinal Water Still Major Concern For Developments
Pinal County water use and availability has been a serious topic of conversation in the state of late, particularly as it relates to Arizona’s development of a Drought Contingency Plan and how federal officials view it. A recent piece in The Arizona Republic explores Pinal County water in a more specific way.
Mar. 5, 2019
What Does Citizenship Mean?
What does citizenship mean to you? There’s the legal definition of what constitutes a citizen — someone who was born in this country or someone who became a citizen later in life. Then there’s the thing it represents: belonging, civic duty, nationality.
Mar. 5, 2019
Bill Aims To Close Loophole For Victims Of Sexual Assault
There is a loophole in Arizona’s law regarding protective injunctions for victims of sexual assault, and a bill attempting to close it had the support of every Republican in the state Senate last week.
Mar. 5, 2019
The Takeaway: Voices From Alabama: Working Through The Aftermath Of A Deadly Storm
At least 23 people have been killed by tornadoes that hit Lee County, Alabama, on Sunday. Tornadoes with winds up to 170 miles per hour devastated the region, and hit areas as far away as Georgia and Florida. But nowhere was hit harder than Lee County.
Mar. 5, 2019
The Pulse: The Impact Of Isolation
Humans are social animals, equipped with brains hard-wired to connect with those around us. We rely on relationships for safety and survival, as well as love and fulfillment. And when we’re deprived of those connections, we suffer — both psychologically and physically.
Mar. 5, 2019
Feds: Smuggling Ring Used U.S. Banks To Transfer $1M
Federal authorities say a southern Arizona smuggling ring used the U.S. banking system to transfer more than $1 million. The Arizona Daily Star reports it found sworn affidavits filed in U.S. District Court in Tucson that described the money being deposited into 22 bank accounts controlled by alleged ringleader Audias Sanchez Colin.
Mar. 5, 2019
AZ Forestry Predicts Rains Won
Don't let the recent wave of heavy rainstorms fool you into thinking the upcoming wildfire season will mellow. Arizona State Forestry Spokeswoman Tiffany Davila said it all depends on the region. Up north, she predicted snowpack will push the wildfire season off by a month.
Mar. 5, 2019
Milk, Meat Substitutes Won
Arizona shoppers who like soy milk won't have to start hunting around for the product to find it under some new label. Ditto for those who are fans of almond butter.
Mar. 5, 2019
Statewide Texting-And-Driving Ban Passes Arizona Senate
The Arizona Senate has approved what may be Arizona’s first-ever universal ban on texting while driving. Senate Bill 1165 is far reaching: no driver would be able to hold a device in their hand while the car is in motion.
Mar. 5, 2019
Proposal To Increase Education Funding For Incarcerated Youth Advances
“They deserve no less than any other student in this state,” said Marvy McNeese, the principal of the Yavapai County juvenile detention school. “These are children who have been traumatized they need a lot of extra support and often times when they’re with us it’s the most consistent exposure to education they’ve ever had.”
Mar. 4, 2019
House: Gun Owners Can Keep Guns Loaded At Schools
The Arizona House of Representatives has passed new legislation that would allow gun owners to keep their firearms loaded when entering a school.
Mar. 4, 2019
Study Finds
Concerns that deadly police encounters are fueled by “warrior cops” have led to programs that teach communication and engagement as alternatives to force and control. But do they work? Or are they based on a false premise?
Mar. 4, 2019
SRP Starts Reservoir Release Into Salt River
Water release taking place due to excessive snowfall, causing some road flooding.
Mar. 4, 2019
Q&AZ: Why Is Mesa Called Mesa?
How did Mesa get its name? A listener wanted to know and asked our Q & AZ project, pointing out that the city doesn't appear to be sitting on a mesa or plateau. Jimmy Jenkins from KJZZ’s East Valley Bureau went looking for the city’s namesake with a local historian.
Mar. 4, 2019
Sun City Posse Nearly Completed Background Checks
Sun City West’s volunteer posse members are ahead of schedule in getting background screenings to return to work with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.
Mar. 4, 2019
Phoenix Police Arrest North Valley Resident Suspected Of Setting Off Explosions
Phoenix police Monday arrested a suspect who they said is responsible for multiple explosions in the North Valley.
Mar. 4, 2019
ADOT Planning Sonoran Corridor To Connect I-10, I-19
The Arizona Department of Transportation is in the planning stages of creating a Sonoran Corridor, which would be a direct connection between Interstate 10 and Interstate 19 south of Tucson International Airport.
Mar. 4, 2019
CUSD Clarifies Events Surrounding Controversy With Trump Apparel
CUSD says Perry High School students were asked to put away Trump banner following a school day disruption.
Mar. 4, 2019
 Mexico Denies To Have Migration Agreement With U.S.
Some analysts think the U.S. and Mexico have an agreement to reduce Central American migration. But the Mexican government says this is not part of any pact with the United States.
Mar. 4, 2019

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