KJZZ News

USFWS Proposes Removing Humpback Chub From Endangered List
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed downlisting the humpback chub from “endangered” to “threatened” status.The fish was first listed as endangered in 1967.
Feb. 9, 2020
Poll: AZ Voters Support Tougher Gun Laws
A new poll found that a majority of likely voters in Arizona supported universal background checks, red flag laws, and policies requiring domestic abusers to surrender their firearms.
Feb. 8, 2020
President Trump Announces Rally In Phoenix
President Donald Trump will be in Arizona next week, less than a month before the state’s presidential primary election. The campaign rally is scheduled for Feb. 19 inside the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix.
Feb. 7, 2020
Judge Weighs Final Approval In Motel 6 Settlement
A federal judge postponed a decision on giving final approval to a multi-million dollar class-action settlement over Motel 6 sharing guest information with immigration authorities.
Feb. 7, 2020
Nogales Is Again King Of Mexican Tomato Imports
Nogales, Arizona, has reclaimed the top spot for Mexican tomato imports. In 2017, it lost the distinction to the port in Hidalgo, Texas, according to federal trade data.
Feb. 7, 2020
ANALYSIS: Democratic Debate In NH
Democratic presidential candidates debated for the first time since the Iowa caucuses. >There were seven candidates on the stage Friday night in New Hampshire, ahead of Tuesday's primary in the state. See updates and analysis from NPR.
Feb. 7, 2020
PUHSD Adopts Resolution Supporting Civilian Oversight Of Phoenix Police
Phoenix Union High School District’s leaders adopted a resolution urging the city to create independent civilian oversight of the Phoenix Police Department.
Feb. 7, 2020
Are Gun Owners Happier And Do They Sleep Better? UA Study Says No
A new study from University of Arizona researchers asks if gun owners are happier and sleep better than those who do not own firearms.
Feb. 7, 2020
How 3rd-Party Delivery Services Are Reshaping Restaurants
The success and expansion of third-party delivery is causing many in the restaurant industry to modify their perspectives and how they make decisions.
Feb. 7, 2020
The First Female Hoop Dancing Champion On Passing The Tradition
This weekend, the Heard Museum in Phoenix will serve as host once again to the now 30th annual World Championship Hoop Dance Competition. More than 80 contestants from across North America will be there to showcase the athleticism. So, what exactly is hoop dancing? And what does it say about indigenous people today?
Feb. 7, 2020
Alleged Former Mobster Indicted In Toby Keith Restaurant Scheme
The long and winding tale of an alleged mobster turned government informant turned restaurateur entered a new chapter this week. Frank Capri, which became his new name after he entered the witness protection program, was indicted by a federal grand jury on 16 counts, including money laundering.
Feb. 7, 2020
American Underdog: Movie About Kurt Warners Story Announced
Former Arizona Cardinal quarterback Kurt Warner is getting a biopic called “American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story” that is set to hit theaters this December. His famous rag-to-riches story is one for the ages.
Feb. 7, 2020
How The Trade Deficit Is Connected To 3.7 Million Lost Jobs
A recent report by the Economic Policy Institute indicates that China’s expansion since 2001 — which caused a leap in the U.S. trade deficit — has cost more than 3.7 million jobs in this country. To explain why, The Show spoke with Rob Scott. He is EPI’s senior economist and director of trade and manufacturing policy research.
Feb. 7, 2020
Students Call On NAU President Rita Cheng To Resign
NAU President Rita Cheng used tens of thousands of dollars in university money for international travel, according to a recent audit. Now, students across the social and political spectrum on the Flagstaff campus want Cheng to resign. Cheng doesn’t seem likely to relent, nor do her students.
Feb. 7, 2020
The Takeaway: Politics With Amy Walter — Behind the New Hampshire Primary
On Tuesday, voters in New Hampshire will cast their votes in the first primary contest of the 2020 election. Typically, the candidate who emerged as the winner in Iowa would slingshot to New Hampshire where the momentum picks up or gets checked, but a delay in the final tally has muddled the outlook.
Feb. 7, 2020
The Friday NewsCap Feb. 7, 2020
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with Julie Erfle, communications consultant at Erfle Uncuffed, and former state lawmaker Stan Barnes of Copper State Consulting.
Feb. 7, 2020
Untold Arizona: Amid Discrimination, Hispanics Found Community At Immaculate Heart
Arizona became a state 108 years ago this week. KJZZ is honoring the state with another season of Untold Arizona. This is the story of a church in Phoenix with roots going back almost as far as Arizona’s statehood. It's a sanctuary built out of a history of hardship for Phoenix’s Hispanic community.
Hear More Untold Arizona Stories
Feb. 7, 2020
The Pulse: After IVF, what happens to remaining embryos?
Studies have found that 40% of fertility patients struggle to decide what to do with what are called “remaining embryos” — the ones that are left over after the in-vitro fertilization process is complete. Other research has found that up to 70% of patients delay the decision five years or more.
Feb. 7, 2020
Word S3 E1: National Haiku Writing Month 2020
We're back from vacation and ready to kick off Season 3 of Word. KJZZ's second annual Haiku Writing Contest launches this month as we celebrate NaHaiWriMo (National Haiku Writing Month). We're teaming up with The Show again for the contest and offering some spirited discussions about haiku on episodes of Word this month.
Feb. 7, 2020
AZ Facing Millions In Fines For Failure To Comply With Prison Settlement
The Arizona Department of Corrections is facing millions of dollars in fines each month if it fails to comply with an ongoing settlement agreement over health care in state prisons. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld a $1.4 million fine against Arizona over poor prison health care that was first issued in June 2018.
Feb. 7, 2020

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