KJZZ News

Navajo Nation President Halts NTEC Purchase Of Coal Plants
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez announced this week he is pulling the plug on the Navajo Transitional Energy Company's controversial purchases of three bankrupt coal mines in Wyoming and Montana last month.
Nov. 14, 2019
Commentary: Legislating Recreational Marijuana
Some Arizonans, like Kevin DeMenna who's a senior adviser at DeMenna Public Affairs, think elected leaders should play more of a role in crafting policy related to the recreational use of marijuana.
Nov. 14, 2019
Swastika Flyers At ASU Part Of A Statewide Trend
Last week, students on ASU’s Tempe campus might have come across something not-so-welcome: Nazi flyers papered around their campus.
Nov. 14, 2019
Tempe Officials Consider Reducing Speed Limits
Tempe officials on Saturday will host the first of four public meetings to get resident input on the possibility of reducing speed limits citywide. It’s part of Tempe’s effort to reduce pedestrian deaths, through the Vision Zero initiative. The meetings will take place this month and next; no reductions are expected before March.
Nov. 14, 2019
D-Backs Want Smaller Stadium With More Shopping, Dining
A smaller, more intimate stadium surrounded by shopping and dining experiences to rival Glendale’s Westgate district — that’s what the Arizona Diamondbacks are asking for. It’s no secret the Diamondbacks have been unhappy with their current stadium. Last year, the team negotiated the option to leave Chase Field as early as 2022.
Nov. 14, 2019
As The American Dream Fades, Who Despairs The Most?
The national economy and the job market have been healthy for nearly a decade — at least for some Americans. Others, however, have missed out, remaining unemployed and have stopped looking for a position entirely.
Nov. 14, 2019
Remain In Mexico Inconsistencies Push Migrants To AZ Crossings
It wasn’t too long ago that Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan announced that all families seeking asylum in the U.S. would be either deported quickly or sent to the Mexican side of the border to wait it out as their cases are resolved.
Nov. 14, 2019
KJZZs Friday NewsCap Nov. 14, 2019
To talk about DACA at the Supreme Court and the beginning of public impeachment hearings, former congressional staffer Roy Herrera and Matthew Benson, partner at Veridus and former gubernatorial communications director, joined The Show for a special Thursday NewsCap.
Nov. 14, 2019
Computer Outage Shuts Down All MVD Services
All Arizona Motor Vehicle Division services are back online following a computer outage that temporarily shut down all services. Technicians found a malfunction with a fiber optic line that serves multiple state agencies.
Nov. 14, 2019
The Pulse: Beyond Measure
Metabolism is the mysterious process that turns food into energy. If we truly understood this process it could be really helpful in treating one of the biggest health issues of our time: obesity. Globally, more people are now obese than are underweight but it's proven difficult to get a better grasp on metabolism.
Nov. 14, 2019
Sounds Of The City: Teaching Youth To Speak The Language Of Jazz
Listen to the sounds of Pam Morita teaching high school students how to improvise when they play jazz at The Nash in downtown Phoenix. If you have suggestions or hear things that make Phoenix, Phoenix, send us a note at [email protected]
Nov. 14, 2019
Unions For Striking Asarco Workers Meet With Company
Unions representing striking Asarco workers are set to meet with the company Thursday. About 1,800 mine workers in Arizona and Texas went on strike in mid-October.
Nov. 14, 2019
New Analysis Spells Out Serious Legal Risk To Colorado River Water Users
As climate change continues to sap the Colorado River’s water, some users face serious legal risks to their supplies, according to a new analysis by researchers in Colorado and New Mexico. Declining flows could force Southwest water managers to confront long-standing legal uncertainties, and threaten the water security of Upper Basin states of Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and New Mexico.
Nov. 14, 2019
Court Questions Request For Election To Replace McSally
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has questioned a request for an immediate special election to allow voters to fill the late John McCain's Senate seat.
Nov. 14, 2019
Competing Bid To Legalize Marijuana Needs Lawmakers Votes
If the Arizona Cannabis Chamber of Commerce gets its way, there will be two proposals to legalize marijuana for recreational use on the ballot in 2020. But first, the organization of pro-marijuana business interests needs to get at least one lawmaker to sponsor its measure, let alone persuade a majority of the Legislature to approve it.
Nov. 14, 2019
After Bidding Loved Ones Farewell, Communitys Future Unclear
It’s been a week since nine people — six of them children — were buried in the Mexican states of Sonora and Chihuahua. They were killed in a vicious attack by suspected drug cartel members near the community of La Mora in Sonora. The murders have shocked the world, and left many in the community wondering what to do next: head to the U.S. for safety, or stay in defiance of those who might harm them.
Nov. 14, 2019
In Mexico, A History Of Welcoming Leftist Dissidents
Former Bolivian President Evo Morales, who fled to Mexico after being forced out by his country's military and civilian protesters this week, joins a history of leftist political leaders who have sought refuge across the border from the U.S.
Nov. 13, 2019
WSJ: Sky Harbor Is The Top Large Airport In The U.S.
Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport has been named the top large airport in the nation, based on an annual study conducted by the Wall Street Journal. Sky Harbor ranked high for convenience, reliability, proximity, and ease of use when traveling to and from downtown Phoenix.
Nov. 13, 2019
Supervisors Pick Dec. 11 To Hear Petersen Appeal
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has chosen Dec. 11 to hear Paul Petersen appeal his suspension from the Maricopa County Assessor's Office, but lawyers for Petersen say board members and other county officials should have to testify at the hearing.
Nov. 13, 2019
Judge Orders Parties To Renegotiate Prison Health Care Settlement
A federal judge is giving the parties in the Parsons vs. Ryan prison health care lawsuit 60 days to renegotiate a settlement over conditions in Arizona prisons. In 2012, the original lawsuit was filed in federal court alleging unconstitutional health care conditions for people incarcerated in state prisons.
Nov. 13, 2019

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