KJZZ News

Why The Recall  Of Councilman Nowakowski Was Halted
Earlier this week, it was announced that there would be no recall election for Phoenix Councilman Michael Nowakowski. To help sift through the details, Arizona Republic reporter Jessica Boehm joined The Show.
Mar. 7, 2019
Should Arizona Consider Building A Spaceport?
The space industry has welcomed some new, private players over the past several years. That’s led to conversations about potential launch sites for those rockets. Could Arizona be one of them?
Mar. 7, 2019
Phoenix Art Museum Director Inspires Praise, Criticism
Four years ago, the Phoenix Art Museum got a new leader — Amada Cruz. Some would consider Cruz to be a success, but others are extremely critical of her tenure. Robrt Pela’s cover story in this week’s Phoenix New Times attempts to capture all of that.
Mar. 7, 2019
The Takeaway: Border Crossings Swell As Resources For Migrants Diminish
U.S. Customs and Border Protection yesterday released new data on migrant crossings at the U.S. southern border, revealing a system overwhelmed by more unauthorized crossings than they have seen in more than a decade.
Mar. 7, 2019
Arizona Storytellers: Elaissia Sears
KJZZ partners with the Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers series. In the latest story in the series, Elaissia Sears shares her experience studying abroad in Germany.
Mar. 7, 2019
AZ Senate Imposes New Restrictions On Initiatives
Republican senators voted Wednesday to impose new requirements on initiative circulators, the paid workers or volunteers who collect signatures for ballot initiatives
Mar. 7, 2019
Q&AZ: How Does Federal Law Affect AZ
The medical marijuana business in Arizona has grown and changed rapidly since voters approved a medicinal program in 2010. But what hasn't changed are federal laws classifying marijuana as a Schedule 1 substance — considered just as dangerous and illegal as heroin and LSD.
The Debate Over Arizona's Medical Marijuana Extract Law Explained
Mar. 7, 2019
AZ Senate Votes To Extend Income Tax Return Deadline
With state tax laws in limbo, the Senate voted Wednesday to give Arizonans an extra two months to file their income tax returns.
Mar. 6, 2019
Mexico Closes 5 Immigrant Detention Centers
Mexico’s federal immigration agency shuttered five of its detention centers late last month, as the agency’s new chief says he wants to improve the treatment of undocumented migrants.
Mar. 6, 2019
In California, Wet Winters No Longer Enough To Dampen Wildfires
Historically, a wet winter in California meant a mild fire season. But a new study suggests moisture supplied by the North Pacific jet stream may no longer be enough.
Mar. 6, 2019
Report: Drug Overdoses Still Climbing In Arizona
Drug overdoses spiked in Arizona during the last four months of 2018. Twice as many overdoses were reported in the last four months of 2018 as compared to the same period the year before, according to preliminary numbers from the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Mar. 6, 2019
Sen. McSally Says Air Force Officer Raped Her
Sen. Martha McSally said Wednesday that she was raped in the Air Force by a superior officer. She made the disclosure at a Senate hearing on the armed services' efforts to prevent sexual assaults and improve response.
Mar. 6, 2019
Death Penalty Dementia Case Raises Ethical Questions
The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled an inmate can be executed even if they do not remember the crime they committed. But, the justices said, an inmate cannot be executed if they do not understand why they have been “singled out” to die.
Mar. 6, 2019
Some Say Montgomery Vetoed Criminal Justice Reform
Some lawmakers say they are concerned that Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery has too much influence over the Arizona Legislature
Mar. 6, 2019
Ban On Cellphone Use While Driving Faces Uphill Battle
The Arizona Senate has approved a ban on texting-while-driving. It now faces an uphill battle in the House, where lawmakers have been resistant to statewide action.
Mar. 6, 2019
New Book Records Hispanic History Of North America
If you think back to American history class in school, you might remember learning about the British colonies in New England, the pilgrims and the Mayflower. That’s because, according to The Show's guest, American history has so heavily focused on its Anglo roots.
Mar. 6, 2019
Is Preventative War Beneficial?
How many wars throughout human history were preventable? From the standpoint of logic, perhaps every one of them, because one side or another could have chosen a more peaceful or strategically-sensible path.
Mar. 6, 2019
National Veteran Suicide Task Force Modeled After Arizona Efforts
President Donald Trump announced an executive task force Tuesday that will address veteran suicide. The national effort will help agencies share resources, and its program is modeled after one in Arizona.
Mar. 6, 2019
Does America Have A Polarization Problem?
The realm of U.S. politics continues to be one where polarization dominates, and winning seems even more important than it did in the past.
Mar. 6, 2019
Border Crossings Increased In February
The Trump administration has implemented strong policies — labeled "draconian" by some — to limit undocumented immigration across the U.S.-Mexico border. But the latest numbers from Customs and Border Protection show those policies may be having the opposite effect.
Mar. 6, 2019

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