KJZZ News

LeBaron Family Lead Rally For Peace In Mexico City
Hundreds of people rallied on Sunday in Mexico City demanding peace and justice to the victims of organized crime. Among them were the relatives of the women and children murdered in November in Sonora, Mexico, allegedly by traffickers.
Jan. 27, 2020
Exhibit Shows Haunted Faces Of Those Who Witnessed Holocaust
Jan. 27 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp by the Russian Red Army in what was then Nazi-occupied Poland. More than a million people, mostly Jews, lost their lives in the infamous death camps. A new bill making its way through the Arizona Legislature would mandate the teaching of the Holocaust and other genocides in the state’s public schools. Meanwhile, visitors to the Capitol and to Phoenix’s main library will notice a new exhibit related to the Holocaust.
Jan. 27, 2020
Consultant Says Downtown Phoenix Needs Hotel And District
A market study involving the Phoenix Convention Center points out challenges and opportunities as the city considers what to do with the South Building.
Jan. 27, 2020
From Clothes To Cards: More Retail Stores Closing In AZ
The holiday season wasn’t strong enough for a fashion retailer and stationery chain. Fashion retailer Express just closed its Phoenix store at Paradise Valley Mall. Meanwhile, employees at four stationery and greeting card stores will likely lose their jobs in the next four to six weeks.
Jan. 27, 2020
SCOTUS To Hear School Choice Case
A case that asks whether taxpayers should fund religious education is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday. Only 18 states including Arizona allow funding private or religious education with taxpayer dollars. The other 32 states may now be affected by a case out of Montana.
Jan. 27, 2020
Suns Announcer Remembers Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles Sunday. Longtime Suns announcer Al McCoy remembered him as a legendary player.
Jan. 26, 2020
AZ, CA Cases Push U.S. Tally Of Coronavirus To 5
The U.S. has five confirmed cases of the new virus from China, all of whom traveled to the city that is the center of the outbreak, health officials said Sunday. Two new cases were reported Sunday — one in Los Angeles County in California and the other in Maricopa County, Arizona. The Arizona person is a student at Arizona State University who recently returned from Wuhan, China.
Jan. 26, 2020
Patriot Movement AZ Restricted From Protesting Churches That Help Migrants
In the deal filed Friday in federal court here, Patriot Movement AZ agreed to be permanently enjoined from trespassing on, standing, sitting, blocking or impeding access to any property regularly used by pastors who are members of the Alliance of Christian leaders as well as several churches in the Mesa and Phoenix area.
Jan. 26, 2020
Sen. McSally Addresses Arizona GOP Committee
While in Washington, D.C., for the Senate impeachment trial, Sen. Martha McSally addressed the Arizona GOP Committee by video at its annual meeting.
Jan. 25, 2020
Ducey Heckled By Gun-Rights Activists At GOP Meeting
Pro-gun protesters interrupted Gov. Doug Ducey's speech at the state GOP Committee Meeting today, criticizing Ducey for his support of so-called Red Flag laws.
Jan. 25, 2020
Drug Task Force Makes Big Fentanyl Bust In Phoenix
The Drug Enforcement Administration says teamwork by local, state and federal law-enforcement kept almost 170,000 deadly fentanyl pills off the streets.
Jan. 24, 2020
LeBarón Family Marches With Thousands Against Violence In Mexico
Relatives of the women and children murdered in November in Sonora, Mexico, are among the leaders of a rally heading to Mexico City. Their goal is to put pressure on the government to stop the violence in the country.
Jan. 24, 2020
Maricopa County Event Helps Veterans Get Their Lives Back
At the 2020 Maricopa County StandDown, about 900 other veterans who took advantage of Veteran’s Court and ADOT’s driver’s license clinic. The Phoenix Municipal Veteran’s Court, as well as similar courts from Maricopa County and around the state set up shop for two days.
Jan. 24, 2020
AZ House Of Representatives Releases Budget Proposal
The House released its budget plan on Thursday, nearly a week after both the governor and the Senate unveiled their own proposals. Andrew Oxford with The Arizona Republic joined The Show to talk about how realistic that goal looks.
Jan. 24, 2020
AZ Lawmaker Sponsoring Bill To Impose Stricter Sentences For Opioid Trafficking
The addiction crisis fueled by heroin and its stronger, synthetic analogue, fentanyl, has been well documented. Now, a Prescott representative is sponsoring a bill that would impose stricter sentences on people found guilty of trafficking or selling either of the two opioids.
Jan. 24, 2020
How Eddie Basha Helped Build A Vibrant Western Art Scene In AZ
The first Bashas’ grocery story came to Chandler in 1932. That particular store location now houses its corporate headquarters — a modest and quaint design very different from the glistening high-rise we may imagine.
Jan. 24, 2020
Duceys Project Rocket Has Roots In Avondale Districts Success
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey included $44 million in his executive budget proposal for a pilot education program he’s calling Project Rocket. The program is geared toward low-performing schools with a high number of students living in poverty. It also provides $150-per-student grants to close the achievement gap at those schools.
Jan. 24, 2020
Navajo Man Accused Of Stealing Painting Of His Grandfather
A chance encounter with a familiar, yet unfamiliar image has led to a trial scheduled to start Monday morning. Derek Michael Begay faces three charges, including a felony, for taking a painting off the wall at an art auction last year and refusing to give it back.
Jan. 24, 2020
The Friday NewsCap Jan. 24, 2020
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with Doug Cole, chief operating officer at HighGround, and former state lawmaker Ken Clark.
Jan. 24, 2020
Several Grammy-Nominated Artists Have Arizona Ties
Sunday night is the 62nd Grammy Awards. R&B artist Alicia Keys is hosting again this year after having a successful award show last year. But if you’re watching the annual music award show this weekend, you might notice a few Arizona names. Three artists with local ties are nominated for multiple awards this year.
Jan. 24, 2020

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