KJZZ News

Milk, Meat Substitutes Wont Need New Labels After Bill Fails
Arizona shoppers who like soy milk won't have to start hunting around for the product to find it under some new label. Ditto for those who are fans of almond butter.
March 5, 2019
AZ Forestry Predicts Rains Wont Dampen Wildfires
Don't let the recent wave of heavy rainstorms fool you into thinking the upcoming wildfire season will mellow. Arizona State Forestry Spokeswoman Tiffany Davila said it all depends on the region. Up north, she predicted snowpack will push the wildfire season off by a month.
March 5, 2019
Feds: Smuggling Ring Used U.S. Banks To Transfer $1M
Federal authorities say a southern Arizona smuggling ring used the U.S. banking system to transfer more than $1 million. The Arizona Daily Star reports it found sworn affidavits filed in U.S. District Court in Tucson that described the money being deposited into 22 bank accounts controlled by alleged ringleader Audias Sanchez Colin.
March 5, 2019
Statewide Texting-And-Driving Ban Passes Arizona Senate
The Arizona Senate has approved what may be Arizona’s first-ever universal ban on texting while driving. Senate Bill 1165 is far reaching: no driver would be able to hold a device in their hand while the car is in motion.
March 5, 2019
Proposal To Increase Education Funding For Incarcerated Youth Advances
“They deserve no less than any other student in this state,” said Marvy McNeese, the principal of the Yavapai County juvenile detention school. “These are children who have been traumatized they need a lot of extra support and often times when they’re with us it’s the most consistent exposure to education they’ve ever had.”
March 4, 2019
House: Gun Owners Can Keep Guns Loaded At Schools
The Arizona House of Representatives has passed new legislation that would allow gun owners to keep their firearms loaded when entering a school.
March 4, 2019
Study Finds Warrior, Guardian Cops Exist – To A Degree
Concerns that deadly police encounters are fueled by “warrior cops” have led to programs that teach communication and engagement as alternatives to force and control. But do they work? Or are they based on a false premise?
March 4, 2019
SRP Starts Reservoir Release Into Salt River
Water release taking place due to excessive snowfall, causing some road flooding.
March 4, 2019
Q&AZ: Why Is Mesa Called Mesa?
How did Mesa get its name? A listener wanted to know and asked our Q & AZ project, pointing out that the city doesn't appear to be sitting on a mesa or plateau. Jimmy Jenkins from KJZZ’s East Valley Bureau went looking for the city’s namesake with a local historian.
March 4, 2019
Sun City Posse Nearly Completed Background Checks
Sun City West’s volunteer posse members are ahead of schedule in getting background screenings to return to work with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.
March 4, 2019
Phoenix Police Arrest North Valley Resident Suspected Of Setting Off Explosions
Phoenix police Monday arrested a suspect who they said is responsible for multiple explosions in the North Valley.
March 4, 2019
ADOT Planning Sonoran Corridor To Connect I-10, I-19
The Arizona Department of Transportation is in the planning stages of creating a Sonoran Corridor, which would be a direct connection between Interstate 10 and Interstate 19 south of Tucson International Airport.
March 4, 2019
CUSD Clarifies Events Surrounding Controversy With Trump Apparel
CUSD says Perry High School students were asked to put away Trump banner following a school day disruption.
March 4, 2019
 Mexico Denies To Have Migration Agreement With U.S.
Some analysts think the U.S. and Mexico have an agreement to reduce Central American migration. But the Mexican government says this is not part of any pact with the United States.
March 4, 2019
Boas: How Democrats Came To Dominate California Politics
The Show regularly checks in with Editorial Board of the Arizona Republic to talk about the big issues facing the state and the region — featured in the newspaper’s Viewpoints section.
March 4, 2019
How Progress Meters Can Help Improve Arizona In Key Areas
Sybil Francis, president and CEO of the Center for the Future of Arizona, spoke with The Show about "progress meters," as she calls them, and what that knowledge can do for the state.
March 4, 2019
How Safe Is Sunscreen? We Dont Know
Sunscreen has become an all-important, ubiquitous product that just about everyone uses. But how do we know if sunscreen is safe? Turns out, we don’t. But now the FDA is taking a big step to changing just that.
March 4, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: Opposition Returns To Venezuela
The ongoing political saga in Venezuela has taken another step. The opposition politician Juan Guaido, the man many countries — including the United States — consider the legitimate interim president of Venezuela, has returned there on Monday, risking arrest by the current administration.
March 4, 2019
Phoenix Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church Gets New Pastor
The congregation of Pilgrim’s Rest Baptist Church is the heartbeat of the African American Christian community in Phoenix. But, last year, the community suffered a sudden loss when longtime pastor Bishop Alexis A. Thomas passed away suddenly at the age of 50.
March 4, 2019
More Young People Getting Arrested Than Previous Generations
New research from the RAND Corporation finds young people in this country, across all demographics, are much more likely to be arrested than previous generations. Some of the demographics seeing the biggest increase are white men and women.
March 4, 2019

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