KJZZ News

New Analysis Spells Out Serious Legal Risk To Colorado River Water Users
As climate change continues to sap the Colorado River’s water, some users face serious legal risks to their supplies, according to a new analysis by researchers in Colorado and New Mexico. Declining flows could force Southwest water managers to confront long-standing legal uncertainties, and threaten the water security of Upper Basin states of Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and New Mexico.
Nov. 14, 2019
Court Questions Request For Election To Replace McSally
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has questioned a request for an immediate special election to allow voters to fill the late John McCain's Senate seat.
Nov. 14, 2019
Competing Bid To Legalize Marijuana Needs Lawmakers Votes
If the Arizona Cannabis Chamber of Commerce gets its way, there will be two proposals to legalize marijuana for recreational use on the ballot in 2020. But first, the organization of pro-marijuana business interests needs to get at least one lawmaker to sponsor its measure, let alone persuade a majority of the Legislature to approve it.
Nov. 14, 2019
After Bidding Loved Ones Farewell, Communitys Future Unclear
It’s been a week since nine people — six of them children — were buried in the Mexican states of Sonora and Chihuahua. They were killed in a vicious attack by suspected drug cartel members near the community of La Mora in Sonora. The murders have shocked the world, and left many in the community wondering what to do next: head to the U.S. for safety, or stay in defiance of those who might harm them.
Nov. 14, 2019
In Mexico, A History Of Welcoming Leftist Dissidents
Former Bolivian President Evo Morales, who fled to Mexico after being forced out by his country's military and civilian protesters this week, joins a history of leftist political leaders who have sought refuge across the border from the U.S.
Nov. 13, 2019
WSJ: Sky Harbor Is The Top Large Airport In The U.S.
Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport has been named the top large airport in the nation, based on an annual study conducted by the Wall Street Journal. Sky Harbor ranked high for convenience, reliability, proximity, and ease of use when traveling to and from downtown Phoenix.
Nov. 13, 2019
Supervisors Pick Dec. 11 To Hear Petersen Appeal
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has chosen Dec. 11 to hear Paul Petersen appeal his suspension from the Maricopa County Assessor's Office, but lawyers for Petersen say board members and other county officials should have to testify at the hearing.
Nov. 13, 2019
Judge Orders Parties To Renegotiate Prison Health Care Settlement
A federal judge is giving the parties in the Parsons vs. Ryan prison health care lawsuit 60 days to renegotiate a settlement over conditions in Arizona prisons. In 2012, the original lawsuit was filed in federal court alleging unconstitutional health care conditions for people incarcerated in state prisons.
Nov. 13, 2019
Arizona Memory Project Digitizes African American Newspaper From 1930s
The Arizona Memory Project is in the business of preserving the state’s history. In 2017, it received a grant to digitize 100,000 pages of historic Arizona newspapers, including a handful of newspaper titles from African American communities around the state.
Nov. 13, 2019
Housing Company Helps Match People With Disabilities
In June, KJZZ told you about a community geared toward people with disabilities called Luna Azul in north Phoenix. Some residents there live mostly alone, while others found roommates. Still, finding the right roommate can be difficult. But there is a service to help families match up.
Nov. 13, 2019
UA Withdraws University Recognition Of Fraternity For Conduct Violations
University of Arizona officials are penalizing a fraternity for violating the Arizona Board of Regents Student Code of Conduct. The school has withdrawn university recognition of its Alpha Epsilon Pi chapter.
Nov. 13, 2019
Man In Vegas Massacre Ammunition Case Changes Plea
A Mesa man is changing his plea in a case related to the Las Vegas massacre. He’d been accused of illegally manufacturing ammunition sold to the gunman.
Nov. 13, 2019
Ducey Says Congress Should Do Its Job On DACA
As the U.S. Supreme Court deliberates whether the White House has the authority to cancel the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, Governor Ducey sees the issue as Congress' responsibility.
Nov. 13, 2019
Exiled In Mexico, Evo Morales Promises Return To Bolivia
Former Bolivian President Evo Morales, who resigned over the weekend amid pressure from the military and civilian protestors, arrived in Mexico on Tuesday morning, thanking the Mexican government for saving his life and vowing to return to Bolivia.
Nov. 13, 2019
Will Brown
KJZZ partners with the Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers series. Will Brown shares a story about starting over when his NFL career ended after three weeks.
Nov. 13, 2019
WATCH: Trump Impeachment Inquiry Hearings
The U.S. House of Representatives is holding open hearings in its impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Watch a video of the hearings.
Nov. 13, 2019
2nd Trial For Humanitarian Aid Worker Underway In Tucson
In Tucson, the U.S. government is again prosecuting a humanitarian aid worker it says was harboring undocumented immigrants and trying to hide them from Border Patrol agents. The government’s new case against Scott Warren lies in whether two undocumented Central American men whom he provided food and shelter to actually needed help.
Nov. 12, 2019
No Oversight In Place For AZ Dry Washes Once EPA Rule Change Final
Arizona expects to lose federal oversight over a large chunk of its waterways once a new Trump administration rule goes into effect.
Nov. 12, 2019
Phoenix Recycling Could Be Cut Without Rate Hike
Phoenix will be talking more about trash over the next several weeks. That’s because the city’s Public Works Department says if solid waste rates are not increased, cuts must be made.
Nov. 12, 2019
Promise Arizona: DACA Recipients Have Faced Enough Uncertainty
The Supreme Court heard first arguments Tuesday morning on the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. While the high court decides the fate of DACA recipients, an Arizona Hispanic rights group says immigrants have faced enough uncertainty in their lives.
Nov. 12, 2019

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