KJZZ News

AZ Delegation Divided On Pences Ability To Handle Coronavirus Outbreak
Republicans from Arizona's congressional delegation are confident Mike Pence is the right man to lead the federal government's response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Democrats disagree.
Feb. 28, 2020
Coronavirus Arrives In Mexico
Mexico has confirmed its first two cases of coronavirus. It marks the official spread of the disease to a second Latin American nation, after Brazil. Authorities are stressing that the country is prepared and urging people not to panic.
Feb. 28, 2020
Man Sentenced In 2017 Murder Of Sinaloan Journalist
Mexican authorities have convicted one of the suspects in the 2017 murder of well-known Mexican journalist Javier Valdez. The suspect, identified simply as "Heriberto P" in a release, was sentenced in federal court to nearly 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to his role in the murder.
Feb. 28, 2020
LIVE COVERAGE: 2020 South Carolina Primaries
The Democratic presidential primary candidates are competing in South Carolina on Saturday, hoping to win over voters in the fourth contest of 2020. Follow NPR's live coverage of the primary, including results and analysis.
Feb. 28, 2020
Warm Weekend Ahead, Followed By Cooler, Wetter Week
Temperatures in the Phoenix area will warm up to the upper 70s this weekend, before dropping dramatically as a low-pressure system moves in later on Sunday.
Feb. 28, 2020
Alamo Draft House Hosting CatVideoFest
It is time for a film festival celebrating the greatest asset on the internet. The Alamo Draft House and Taphouse will both be hosting the 2020 CatVideoFest from Feb. 29 to March 1.
Feb. 28, 2020
Get A Tattoo, Get Free Coffee For Life At Cartel Coffee Lab
Some coffee drinkers in Arizona are taking brand love to the next level. It was Christopher Coll's serious dedication to coffee that inspired him to take Cartel up on an offer of free coffee for life.
Feb. 28, 2020
Cardinals Will Host A Game In Mexico City
The team will play it's second game in Estadio Azteca this year -- but the date and opponent hasn't been determined yet.
Feb. 28, 2020
Nonprofit COUSIN Created To Support Indigenous Filmmakers
Adam Piron is working to increase the number of indigenous filmmakers. Piron is a Phoenix native and assistant curator for film at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He and several colleagues created a nonprofit called COUSIN, a collaborative to help jumpstart indigenous filmmaking.
Feb. 28, 2020
The Friday NewsCap Feb. 28, 2020
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. Former Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Jaime Molera of Molera Alvarez and former lawmaker David Lujan, of the Arizona Center for Economic Progress, joined The Show to talk about the school voucher initiative, Maricopa as a sanctuary county for guns and more
Feb. 28, 2020
Stand-Up Sit Down: Anwar Newton
And now it’s time for the latest edition of our Stand-Up Sit Down series, where we talk to a Valley comedian. Today, we’re introducing you to Anwar Newton.
Feb. 28, 2020
Journalist Shares Experience With Moms Cancer, Traveling In A Camper
After her mother was diagnosed with lung cancer and given just a few months to live, former BBC journalist Sam Walker found herself in a camper van with her mother, traveling around Western Australia with no real plan. It was both a challenging and moving journey that Walker recently wrote about in the Guardian.
Feb. 28, 2020
Event Aims To Better Integrate Design And Construction Into Their Environments
A one-day conference happening today in Phoenix aims to bring together different groups of people to think differently about development.
Feb. 28, 2020
Law Professor Discusses Ruling On Suing Tribal Corporation
In April 2016, Scottsdale residents Sara and William Fox were white water rafting in the Grand Canyon when Sara Fox fell out of the front of the raft and was severely injured by a propeller. The couple filed a negligence suit against the rafting tour operator, Hualapai River Runners. This week, the state Supreme Court ruled that the Foxes could go ahead with their suit against the tribal corporation.
Feb. 28, 2020
Word S3 E3: NaHaiWriMo 2020 — Part 3
KJZZ's second annual Haiku Writing Contest comes to an end as we round out NaHaiWriMo (National Haiku Writing Month).
Feb. 28, 2020
 Lawmakers Plan To Double Gas Tax Hitting Dead End
An Arizona lawmaker hoping to double the state's gas tax has met resistance from his Republican colleagues. Several tax-averse House members on Thursday voiced opposition to Republican Rep. Noel Campbell's proposal to increase the tax drivers pay at the pump to 36 cents a gallon.
Feb. 28, 2020
KJZZ Profiles: Cecil Patterson, First African American State Appellate Court Judge
Judge Cecil Patterson has been a pioneer in Arizona’s legal community, breaking a number of barriers for African Americans. In April 1980, Patterson became the first African American judge appointed to the Maricopa County Superior Court, giving him a new perspective on the judicial system.
Feb. 28, 2020
Asian Businesses In Mesa Suffer Amid Coronavirus Fears
This weekend, Mesa is holding an event celebrating Asian culture. But there is a risk: Asian-American businesses have seen fewer customers because of fears of the coronavirus. The Asian District in west Mesa is fighting back against concerns over whether the virus will quell its business.
CDC Warns Of Coronavirus Spreading Within U.S.
Feb. 28, 2020
Earth Picks Up An Extra Moon — For Now
A pair of astronomers have discovered a second moon circling the Earth, thanks to observations by the Catalina Sky Survey in Tucson.
Feb. 27, 2020
Arizona Universities Canceling Study Abroad Programs
Universities in Arizona and across the U.S. are halting, postponing or moving study abroad programs as the coronavirus outbreak spreads. ASU and UA canceled programs this week and are pulling students from courses abroad.
Feb. 27, 2020

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