KJZZ News

The Head Of Grand Canyon Was Target Of
The details on the lengthy federal investigation exonerating Chris Lehnertz of creating a hostile work environment were released Tuesday.
Mar. 5, 2019
Spring Training Brings In A Lot Of Fans — And Money
Fifteen Major League teams playing at 10 different stadiums from Surprise to Mesa attract nearly 2 million fans a year and generate hundreds of millions of dollars for the Arizona economy.
Mar. 5, 2019
Pence Speaks At AZ Manufacturer Meeting
Vice President Mike Pence spoke Tuesday at a board of directors meeting for a manufacturers group in the Valley. The VP urged the crowd to support President Trump’s trade and border policies.
Mar. 5, 2019
What Is Trump
President Trump has had an enormous impact on the U.S. Supreme Court, appointing Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh. He has also claimed to have been incredibly influential on the lower courts as well, though that is much more difficult to quantify.
Mar. 5, 2019
All AZ Universities Receive
All of Arizona’s three major public universities have been given a “greenlight” by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education — or FIRE — for their policies on free speech.
Mar. 5, 2019
Controversy About MAGA Gear In School Sparks Anger
Last Friday, at Perry High School in the Chandler Unified School District, students wore “Make America Great Again” clothing and carried a Trump banner to school. The students say it was to celebrate the school’s “Party in the USA" theme day.
Mar. 5, 2019
Why Cactus Poaching Is A Big Problem Right Now
Cactus theft has been a problem in Arizona and around the Southwest for years, but some scientists and land managers believe the problem is getting worse. And, as the market for cacti is evolving, so are the methods poachers use and the types of cacti they’re targeting.
Mar. 5, 2019
Arizona Could Soon See A Longer General Election
Arizona’s primary election could be moving to the beginning of August instead of the last Tuesday of the month, as it is now.
Mar. 5, 2019
Phoenix Recall Of Nowakowski Election Called Off
The Urban Phoenix Project PAC collected enough signatures to force a recall election against Councilman Michael Nowakowski. A Maricopa County Superior Court judge stopped the recall Tuesday.
Mar. 5, 2019
Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Announces Retirement
Scott Bales, chief justice of the Arizona Supreme Court, announced this morning he is retiring at the end of July. Bales, named to the court in 2005 by Democrat Gov. Janet Napolitano, is currently the longest-serving member of the court.
Mar. 5, 2019
How Deeply Rooted Is Nationality?
New psychology research suggests that nationalism is something that is established very early in life.
Mar. 5, 2019
Proposal Could Lead To Pac-12 And Big 12 Alliance
When it comes to the so-called "revenue sports" like football and men’s basketball, late 2018 and early 2019 have been horrible seasons for the Pac-12 conference.
Mar. 5, 2019
The Quiz Show: Solve This Puzzle For A Chance To Win
It’s almost time for the next episode of The Quiz Show! That’s when we bring back our resident quiz master and "Jeopardy!" Tournament of Champions winner, Leszek Pawlowicz.
Mar. 5, 2019
Vice President Mike Pence Visits The Valley
Vice President Mike Pence came to the Valley on Tuesday to speak at The Phoenician resort. KJZZ’s Casey Kuhn was there, and she joined The Show to give a preview of what he was here to talk about.
Mar. 5, 2019
Pinal Water Still Major Concern For Developments
Pinal County water use and availability has been a serious topic of conversation in the state of late, particularly as it relates to Arizona’s development of a Drought Contingency Plan and how federal officials view it. A recent piece in The Arizona Republic explores Pinal County water in a more specific way.
Mar. 5, 2019
What Does Citizenship Mean?
What does citizenship mean to you? There’s the legal definition of what constitutes a citizen — someone who was born in this country or someone who became a citizen later in life. Then there’s the thing it represents: belonging, civic duty, nationality.
Mar. 5, 2019
Bill Aims To Close Loophole For Victims Of Sexual Assault
There is a loophole in Arizona’s law regarding protective injunctions for victims of sexual assault, and a bill attempting to close it had the support of every Republican in the state Senate last week.
Mar. 5, 2019
The Takeaway: Voices From Alabama: Working Through The Aftermath Of A Deadly Storm
At least 23 people have been killed by tornadoes that hit Lee County, Alabama, on Sunday. Tornadoes with winds up to 170 miles per hour devastated the region, and hit areas as far away as Georgia and Florida. But nowhere was hit harder than Lee County.
Mar. 5, 2019
The Pulse: The Impact Of Isolation
Humans are social animals, equipped with brains hard-wired to connect with those around us. We rely on relationships for safety and survival, as well as love and fulfillment. And when we’re deprived of those connections, we suffer — both psychologically and physically.
Mar. 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.
Mar. 5, 2019

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