KJZZ News

Arizona Maternal Mortality Bill Advances
Existing data show 89 percent of maternal deaths in the state are preventable. And for every mom that dies, 35 more face significant health problems related to childbirth.
Feb. 15, 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. 15, 2019
Gila River Indian Community No Longer Backing DCP
The Drought Contingency Plan, approved by lawmakers and signed by Gov. Doug Ducey in January, could be in trouble.
Feb. 15, 2019
Paula Poundstone On Comedy Today
Comedian Paula Poundstone has done a lot of things in her career. Friday night, she’ll be at the Mesa Arts Center for “An Evening with Paula Poundstone.”
Feb. 15, 2019
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
Ducey Narrows Search For Supreme Court Replacement
Arizona’s Supreme Court expanded its roster by two justices in 2016 after action by the legislature. Gov. Doug Ducey has become the beneficiary of that growth, and he’ll have another opportunity, with Justice John Pelander retiring from the court later this year.
Feb. 15, 2019
Investigative Reporter Responds To Trumps Latest Announcements
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
Arizonas Hotshots Take The Field For Spring Pro Football
Valley sports fans have another team to root for this winter and spring. They’re called the Hotshots. Can the latest iteration of spring pro football leagues finally succeed? The Alliance of American Football is taking a different approach and banking on its new Arizona franchise to help the lead the way.
Feb. 15, 2019
Word Podcast: Arizona Matsuri Festival Preview With John Sachen
This week’s episode continues examining the art of haiku and Japanese culture with John Sachen, who preview the Arizona Matsuri Festival of Japan in downtown Phoenix on Feb. 23-24, 2019.
Feb. 15, 2019
Another Push To Elect A Lieutenant Governor In Arizona Passes Committee
Arizona voters could get yet another chance to create a new position of lieutenant governor. Voters rejected the idea in 1994 and again in 2010.
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. 15, 2019
Reactions Mixed To Trumps Emergency Declaration
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. 15, 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. 15, 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. 15, 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

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