KJZZ News

Mexican Diplomats Removed After Facing Complaints
The Mexican government has taken the unusual step of removing two high-ranking diplomats working with the United States. Both faced serious accusations.
Feb. 14, 2020
Some Charges Dropped Against Theranos Elizabeth Holmes
On Tuesday, a judge dismissed several criminal charges in the court case involving Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of the failed blood-testing startup Theranos. It's a partial win in a legal battle that bankrupted her company.
Feb. 14, 2020
Untold Arizona: The History And Future Of The People Of Guadalupe
You’ve probably heard of the town of Guadalupe: the tiny community wedged between Interstate 10 and the city of Tempe. And if you’ve never visited, you’ve most likely zoomed past it. KJZZ's Kathy Ritchie takes us to Guadalupe, where she met several community members. They talked to her about the pride they feel about their community, their culture and their hope for the future.
Hear More Untold Arizona Stories
Feb. 14, 2020
MCSO: New Intake Facility Will Create Safer, More Efficient Booking Process
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is preparing to open a new intake facility that officials say will be safer and more efficient.
Feb. 13, 2020
Tucson Unified School District Caps Student Meals At Two Per Day
The Tucson Unified School District has placed a cap on the number of meals students can order and charge to their accounts in an effort to avoid up to $1 million in unpaid lunch debt.
Feb. 13, 2020
Aquarium Complex Rebrands As Arizona Boardwalk
The Odysea In the Desert Complex located on Salt River Reservation land near Scottsdale is rebranding itself as Arizona Boardwalk.
Feb. 13, 2020
Tucson Water To Reach Out To The Public For 2100 Master Plan
Tucson Water is working on a comprehensive plan to assure supply for the next 80 years and will begin a series of public meetings starting Friday.
Feb. 13, 2020
Border Officials: No Cultural Sites Where Border Explosions Are Taking Place
The Border Patrol is turning to social media to argue that a border fence project in Arizona is not harming cultural or biological remains.
Grijalva: Wall Doing Irreparable Damage
Feb. 13, 2020
Migrant Aid Group Opens New Shelter In Nogales, Sonora
The binational migrant aid and advocacy organization Kino Border Initiative inaugurated a new migrant shelter and aid center in Nogales, Sonora, on Tuesday. The new space will allow the group to provide additional services to migrants at the border.
Feb. 13, 2020
Mexican Congress Puts Pressure On State Congresses Over Same-Sex Marriage
A Sonoran reform measure that would bring state law in line with a 2015 Supreme Court ruling has been stuck in committee for more than six months.
Feb. 13, 2020
Extremist Incidents Nearly Doubled In AZ Since 2016, 2017
The Anti Defamation League has documented 88 extremist incidents in Arizona over the last couple years. The tally nearly doubled from 2016 and 2017.
Feb. 13, 2020
Sinema Talks About Need For Long Term Care Workforce At Senate Committee
On Wednesday, Democratic Senator Kyrsten Sinema appeared before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging. Sinema talked about a plan by the state’s Medicaid provider to develop a long term care workforce.
Feb. 13, 2020
Why We Latch Onto Conspiracy Theories — And How They Get Out Of Control
As election season ramps up, concerns have grown over how much our viewpoints are being influenced by conspiracy theories. Have Russian bots taken over our social media feeds? Are we getting accurate information from the White House?
Feb. 13, 2020
FAA Inspector General Issues Report Critical Of FAA, Southwest Airlines
The office of the FAA Inspector General has issued a scathing report finding the Federal Aviation Administration failed in implementing a new safety compliance program with Southwest Airlines. The report says the airline risked the lives of 17.2 million passengers by operating dozens of aircraft that hadn’t properly gone through safety protocols.
Feb. 13, 2020
Greenwood Brewing
Today, we meet former industrial engineer turned craft brewer Megan Greenwood. Greenwood started as a home brewer but soon put her engineering and marketing skills to use by building a manufacturing facility and tap room. The Greenwood Brewery, on Roosevelt Row, will open this spring.
Feb. 13, 2020
After Losing Another Football Coach, Is The Pac-12 A Second-Tier Athletic Conference?
The head football coach of the University of Colorado just bolted for a new job at Michigan State in the Big Ten. The Spartans job will pay Mel Tucker more than twice the $2.7 million he made in his one losing season at Colorado.
Feb. 13, 2020
Republican Lawmakers Push Bills To Help Moms And Babies
Two Republican lawmakers are championing "Taking Care of Arizona Moms and Babies," a package of bills designed to improve access to health care for pregnant women, new moms and infants.
Feb. 13, 2020
Points of View: How AZ Demographics Have Changed Over Time
Arizona has for a long time been known as a transplant state. Everyone’s from somewhere else. And that’s what we tackle in our next Points of View roundtable. How have our demographics changed over time — and what does it mean for our state’s identity?
Feb. 13, 2020
Legacy Corps Program Focuses On Providing Respite Care For Veterans, Families
The Americorps volunteer program began in 1993 — at least in part as a way to encourage more young people to go into public service. It remains in existence today, with a number of offshoots. One of those is called “Legacy Corps,” currently run by ASU and operating at 16 locations in nine states.
Feb. 13, 2020
Why Extending Broadband In Rural Areas Is So Expensive
In his State of the State address last month, Gov. Doug Ducey announced $10 million for rural broadband development grants. So how much of a difference would this new money make? To find out, KJZZ's Mark Brodie spoke with Shirley Bloomfield, CEO of NTCA, the Rural Broadband Association.
Feb. 13, 2020

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