KJZZ News

4-Hour Block For Arizona English Learners Eliminated
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed Senate Bill 1014 into law Thursday, eliminating the controversial four-hour mandated block of English-language instruction (ELL) for English language learners in the state. It’s a move that’s being celebrated by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle and welcomed by educators.
Feb. 15, 2019
Light And Color: Mesa Hosts An Inflatable Art Display
If you walk up to Mesa’s Pioneer Park right now, you’ll see a massive structure that looks something like a sprawling, upside-down bouncy house.
Feb. 15, 2019
Investigative Reporter Responds To Trump
The Show was joined by Arizona Republic investigative reporter Dennis Wagner. He and his colleagues spent nine months reporting on the border wall back in 2017— that really gives a stark reminder of how long this debate has been going on.
Feb. 15, 2019
The Takeaway: The Power Of The Executive
Ahead of the Presidents Day holiday, Amy Walter talks to Dr. Barbara Perry about the role of of the executive and how it has changed over time.
Feb. 15, 2019
GOP Leaders Want More Rules For Voter Initiatives
Republican lawmakers are once again trying to make it more difficult for citizen groups to propose their own laws. A bill that’s moving through the Arizona legislature would impose new requirements that could keep a measure from ever getting to voters.
Feb. 15, 2019
WATCH: Trump Declares National Emergency
President Donald Trump announced Friday that he will declare a national emergency to fulfill his pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Feb. 15, 2019
Prosecutors Back Criminalization Of Marijuana Products
A council representing 900 Arizona prosecutors has asked the state Supreme Court to uphold a lower court ruling that criminalizes a popular form of medical marijuana.
Feb. 14, 2019
Reactions Mixed To Trump
The White House announced Thursday that Pres. Donald Trump plans to sign the spending bill passed by both the House and Senate, but then sidestepped Congress and declared a national emergency to "stop the national security crisis at the border." KJZZ’s Fronteras and Mexico City desks fanned out across the region to speak with officials in both countries about the new plan for the border.
Feb. 14, 2019
Health Services To Be Restored To ABC Daycare Victims
Family members of the tragic 2009 ABC Daycare fire in Hermosillo, Sonora will again be able to access health services through the federal social security system.
Feb. 14, 2019
National Emergency Declarations Not Unprecedented
President Trump is expected to declare a national emergency to build a wall along the southern border of the United States. The controversial move is not unprecedented but it will likely draw legal challenges.
Feb. 14, 2019
Immigrant Rights Groups Sue Over Asylum Policy
Immigrant rights groups want a federal judge to declare illegal the government’s policy of making some asylum seekers wait in Mexico while their court case goes forward in the United States.
Feb. 14, 2019
Feds Taking Comments On Rule Over Ephemeral Streams
The public comment period is now open for the revised “Waters of the United States” rule.
Feb. 14, 2019
Environmental Groups Plan To Sue Peabody Energy
Environmental groups plan to sue Peabody Energy for failing to notify the federal government that the Kayenya coal mine may close before the end of its operating permit.
Feb. 14, 2019
AZ Officials React To National Emergency Declaration
The White House announced Thursday that President Donald Trump plans to sign a spending bill now before the House, then sidestep Congress and declare a national emergency to "stop the national security crisis at the border." Arizona officials are reacting to the news.
Feb. 14, 2019
Phoenix Works On Pigeon Nuisance Ordinance
Phoenix could follow in Tempe’s footsteps when it comes to wild pigeons. The city is working on an ordinance to address pigeon nuisances.
Feb. 14, 2019
Sounds Of The City: Dozens Of Roses For Valentine’s Day
Listen to the sounds of Shelli Walker finishing up the final Valentine’s bouquets at her flower shop. If you have suggestions or hear things that make Phoenix, Phoenix, send us a note at theshow@kjzz.org.
Feb. 14, 2019
President Trump Will Sign Border Compromise To Avert Shutdown Along With Emergency Declaration
President Trump will support a border security funding compromise reached by a group of bipartisan lawmakers, averting a partial government shutdown early Saturday — but he also will declare a national emergency in order to build the wall he's pushed for along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Feb. 14, 2019
ABA Calls For Free Feminine Hygiene Products For All Incarcerated Women
In a resolution, the ABA says it is urging all levels of government and correctional institutions across the country to enact policies that will "provide all women prisoners in all forms of detention, both adult and juvenile, with unrestricted access, on housing units, to free toilet paper and a range of free feminine hygiene products."
Feb. 14, 2019
What An Arizona Couple Wants People To Know About Living On The U.S.-Mexico Border
The Show spoke with Ross Knox and his wife, Lynne, about their lives right by the border with Mexico. They say — contrary to much of the rhetoric surrounding the border — they feel very safe.
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Feb. 14, 2019
3 Movies Filmed In Arizona
It’s Valentine’s Day. But don’t leave our glorious state out — it is also Arizona’s 107th birthday! To celebrate, cuddle and watch some movies that were filmed in Arizona.
Feb. 14, 2019

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