KJZZ News

Arizona Legislature Approves Drought Contingency Plan
Arizona will join a drought plan for the Colorado River, narrowly meeting a federal deadline that threatened to blow up a compromise years in the making for the seven states that draw water from the constrained river. The Arizona House and Senate overwhelmingly supported the legislation and Gov. Doug Ducey promptly signed it, avoiding potentially more severe cutbacks imposed by the federal government.
Jan. 31, 2019
After Some Long-Lasting ‘Ups’, Peso Hits Some ‘Downs’
The Mexican Peso had some of its strongest days in years, partially benefited by the U.S. government’s shutdown. But the trend is changing, affected by the Mexican government’s oil strategy.
Jan. 31, 2019
Bill Would Require More Vetting Of SW Key Workers
A nonprofit that houses unaccompanied migrant children in Arizona says it supports a proposed law that would require more vetting of employees.
Jan. 31, 2019
Judge Slaps Down States Bid To Limit Prison Health Care Investigation
In an order issued Thursday, a Federal judge gave further guidance to an independent monitor who is tasked with reviewing the state’s prison health care system
Jan. 31, 2019
Word: Exploring Literary Arts In AZ, The Southwest
Welcome to Word, a podcast that focuses on the literary arts in Arizona and the region, as well as scholarship about them. Hosted by KJZZ's Tom Maxedon
Jan. 31, 2019
Tucson Monastery Now Taking In Migrants As A Shelter
A historic Tucson monastery has been turned into a temporary shelter for these asylum seekers. Teresa Cavendish, director of operations for Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona says they got the keys to the monastery to convert it into a shelter last Thursday afternoon.
Jan. 31, 2019
Rep. Stringers Legal License Under State Bar Investigation
A new investigation by the State Bar of Arizona is looking into whether State Representative David Stringer hid a criminal record when he applied to practice law in Arizona.
Jan. 31, 2019
Arizona Senator Authors Bill To Track States Maternal Deaths
More U.S. moms die in or soon after childbirth than any other place in the developed world.
Jan. 31, 2019
Felecia Rotellini Re-Elected As Democratic Party Chair
The Arizona Democratic and Republican parties selected their chairs. November’s results were the best Democrats had seen here, arguably, in decades with a U.S. Senate victory, along with wins in three statewide offices and a number of key legislative victories.
Jan. 31, 2019
Bill Introduced To Qualify AZ DACA Recipients For Tuition
The Arizona Supreme Court ruled last April that a student with DACA status was not eligible for lower in-state tuition. Now a Republican has introduced legislation that would allow any student who graduates from an Arizona high school to qualify for in-state tuition, and immigration status isn’t mentioned at all.
Jan. 31, 2019
Migrants On Hunger Strike, Officials Force-Feeding
Some immigrants in federal detention facilities are on a hunger strike — including detainees in Phoenix, San Diego and San Francisco. Now the Associated Press has learned that immigration officials are force-feeding six immigrants at the El Paso Process Center.
Jan. 31, 2019
Doctors Concerned About An Insulin Shortage
Cases of Type-2 diabetes around the world are increasing — and that has researchers and medical professionals concerned about the supply of insulin.
Jan. 31, 2019
Sounds Of The City: Fast And Furious Flipping In Women’s Pinball Tournament
Listen to the sounds of Tracy Lindbergh and Bobbi Wambach scoring big in a pinball tournament with Belles and Chimes Phoenix.
Jan. 31, 2019
Don Shooter Suing For Unspecified Damages
Former state legislator Don Shooter has filed a lawsuit claiming his rights were violated. He’s seeking unspecified damages in a lawsuit alleging then-House Speaker J.D. Mesnard and Gov. Doug Ducey’s former Chief of Staff Kirk Adams conspired against him.
Jan. 31, 2019
Could Arizona Ratify The Equal Rights Amendment?
The text of the Equal Rights Amendment is just 24 words long and it would add to the U.S. Constitution just one thing: Equal rights under the law regardless of sex.
Jan. 31, 2019
During ASU Visit, Schultz Defends Presidential Bid
Arizona is already getting a taste of the 2020 presidential race. On Wednesday, Starbucks founder Howard Schultz visited Arizona State University to discuss his new book and why he may run for president.
Jan. 31, 2019
Deadline Reached For Drought Plan, Debate Continues
Jan. 31 is the deadline set by the Bureau of Land Management to finalize a state Drought Contingency Plan (DCP.) And Gov. Doug Ducey has firmed up that message with Twitter reminders.
Jan. 31, 2019
Curiosity Gravity Uses Gravity Sensor To Explore Mars Mountain
Amid radio silence from NASA’s Opportunity rover, Curiosity continues to probe Mars’ Gale Crater. Now scientists have repurposed the rover’s navigation and attitude instruments to help resolve an enduring mystery.
Jan. 31, 2019
Study Finds Overdose-Related Heart Attacks Rose
A statewide study of cardiac arrests that occurred away from hospitals has revealed a significant uptick in overdose-related cases.
Jan. 31, 2019
The Takeaway: NFL Players And Activism, On And Off The Field
It’s almost here — the most watched television event in the United States. This Sunday, the New England Patriots face off against the LA Rams in Super Bowl 53. One thing viewers might not see during the game: players protesting against racial inequality.
Jan. 31, 2019

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