The attorney representing missing 5-year-old Jhessye Shockley is questioning why police are choosing now to begin searching a huge landfill south of Phoenix for the girl’s body.Attorney Scott Maasen is asking why police would wait weeks and weeks to begin searching if they already had information the child’s body was in the landfill.
On Friday, Feb. 3, KJZZ broadcast a one-hour special on the Latino Education Gap. More than one-third of Latino students are considered English Language Learners and more Latino students are living in poverty than any other minority.
In 1969, Indian boarding schools were labeled a national tragedy. Letitia Chambers, director of the Heard Museum, explains their significance in Arizona’s history and the Indian culture. Chambers says boarding schools were started by United States government in the 1870s to destroy the Indian culture.
The Maricopa County Court building that was the focus of investigations, lawsuits and legal battles was formally dedicated this afternoon. Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former county attorney Andrew Thomas accused county supervisors and judges of misspending county money.
This month, Arizona turns 100. KJZZ is marking the centennial each week in February with stories of our state’s history, people and places. We're calling it the Centennial Minute. This morning, authors and Arizona residents Fred DuVal and Lisa Schnebly Heidinger tell us about generations-old ranching families in Arizona.
A federal advisory panel is recommending that doctors administer a childhood vaccine to the elderly as well. That comes after an increase in the number of whooping cough cases in adults. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.
Many Republicans voting in today’s presidential preference election are turning in their mail-in ballots at the polls or casting provisional ballots. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports.
Sharon Aimes collects signatures for a congressional candidate outside a polling place in Gilbert.
DENNIS LAMBERT: A U.S. Airways Express flight was just 15 seconds from touchdown at Philadelphia International Airport yesterday morning when air traffic controllers saw a Jeep barreling down the runway.
As we continue to celebrate Arizona's 100th year, we reached out to you to share your favorite Arizona memories. This story is about a woman who received a chilly reception when she first arrived. Marion Durham came to Arizona in 1967.
A third candidate has turned in signature petitions to get on the ballot in the recall election of Senate President Russell Pearce. Olivia Cortes turned in 1,177 signatures--500 more than is needed. But a recording of a Cortes signature gatherer casts doubt on her true intentions.
When state lawmakers passed the tough bill known as SB 1070, they were clear that part of the aim was to make Arizona inhospitable for people in the U.S. illegally.The 2012 presidential election has brought the issue of "self-deportation" to the forefront.
The Asian population in the United States grew at a faster rate than any other group over the last decade, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Just-released statistics show that population grew by more than 45 percent.
A bill that would have allowed concealed weapons on Arizona universities and college campuses is dead. State Senator Ron Gould, who sponsored the bill, said there is not enough support among lawmakers.
Tomorrow marks the 85th birthday of former farm labor leader Cesar Chavez. During the 60s and 70s Chavez fought to improve working conditions for farm workers. Now the National Parks Service plans to recognize his legacy.
The Arizona Senate has voted to ban some new drivers from using cell phones or other communication devices behind the wheel. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The bill would prohibit drivers younger than 18 from using the devices for the first six months of driving.
A new solar plant planned in southwestern Arizona will be the first on state trust land since the Arizona State Land Department began identifying sites for solar development last year. Lou Gum has more from Yuma.
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas is expected to speak today, following his disbarment yesterday. On Tuesday a disciplinary panel upheld 28 ethical violations against Thomas. He and two assistants were accused of targeting county leaders and judges in criminal investigations.
State lawmakers are apparently not ready yet to give up freebies. DENNIS LAMBERT: They've approved a new gifts law that puts only minor restrictions on the kind and size of gifts they can get from lobbyists.
Pima County just rejected nearly $2 million in federal immigration funds, saying it allows local law enforcement to target immigrant communities. Why the county sheriff says that decision will hurt public safety.