KJZZ News

Boas: Rep. Kelly Townsend Retaliates Against Critic
When a citizen from Glendale posted on Facebook that Rep. Kelly Townshend "favors child molesters," the Republican lawmaker called the man's employer.
June 3, 2019
9th Circuit Rules Against Libertarians
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld signature requirements that make it harder for Libertarians to get candidates on Arizona ballots, and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery might have a better chance of getting appointed to the Arizona Supreme Court.
June 3, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: Trump Visits London
President Donald Trump has landed in London for his state visit with the queen. For more on the president's travel agenda and the U.K.'s reaction, The Show was joined by BBC’s Rich Preston.
June 3, 2019
Q&AZ: Are The 5 Cs Of Arizona Still Relevant?
If you attended elementary school in Arizona, you probably learned about the “5 Cs of Arizona.” Copper, cattle, cotton, citrus and the climate were considered the building blocks of our state’s early economy. One KJZZ listener wanted to know: just how relevant are they today?
June 3, 2019
Ducey Orders Flags At Half Mast To Honor Virginia Beach Victims
Gov. Doug Ducey has ordered flags at state office buildings to be flown at half mast until Tuesday evening to honor the victims of a deadly shooting at a municipal office building in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
June 3, 2019
Biomass Energy Considers Building Plant In Northern Arizona
An alternative energy company based in Oregon is exploring the possibility of opening a plant in northern Arizona.
June 3, 2019
New Phoenix Fire-Police Partnership Credited For Quick Arson Arrests
It was no coincidence investigators quickly made an arrest on an arson suspect wanted after 12 cars caught fire at a Phoenix apartment last week.
June 3, 2019
Arizona Spurs Flock To Fibber Magees For League Final
The UEFA Champions League final may not be the biggest event for Arizona sports fans, but watching the match at Fibber Magee’s Irish Pub in Chandler might change your mind. Fans of the Tottenham Hotspurs F.C. have called this bar their home for four years.
June 3, 2019
State Budgets Bounty Is Actually Smaller Than Appears
This year's Arizona state budget is more than 11 percent higher than last year's, but there's less new spending than there is spending to pay back debt.
June 3, 2019
Tucsons Former Radisson Hotel Reopens To Care For Homeless
After a massive makeover, the former Radisson Hotel in Tucson opens Monday to help ease the city's homeless population.
June 3, 2019
Hemp Legal For Industrial Farmers, But Risks Persist For Growers
Hemp is officially legal for industrial farmers in Arizona to grow. While this could be a big money maker, the risks are just as big.
June 3, 2019
9th Circuit Throws Out Libertarian Suit Against Signature Requirements
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals found against the Arizona Libertarian Party last week in its challenge of a law requiring the party to gather the signatures of one percent of all eligible Arizona voters to qualify for the primary ballot in elections.
June 3, 2019
SCOTUS Against Goldwater Institute In Child Welfare Case
The U.S. Supreme Court has rebuffed a bid to void a federal law that challengers claim is racist because it places the desires and rights of Native American tribes over the constitutionally protected best interests of children.
June 3, 2019
Mesa Parks Training To Better Serve People With Autism
Employees of the Mesa parks system have completed awareness and sensitivity training to better serve guests with autism. About 500 employees recently took online training classes from the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards.
June 3, 2019
Q&AZ: Where Do Lesser Nighthawks Spend The Winter?
This time of year, Arizona and Mexico residents might spy a graceful lesser nighthawk hunting insects at dusk. One listener wondered where these birds go for the winter.
June 3, 2019
Sonoran Flea Markets Give New Life To Used Arizona Goods
Mexico-bound pickups weighed down by unwieldy piles of tools, furniture and appliances are a common sight on Arizona’s highways. It's a tough business, but many Sonorans have made a living for themselves buying used goods in Arizona and reselling them back home at vast open-air markets called tianguis.
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June 3, 2019
Phoenix Could Hire Parking Consultant
Phoenix has no comprehensive plan to manage downtown parking demand, but that could change if a subcommittee goes along with staff.
June 3, 2019
Metro Phoenix Health Care Offices Growing Everywhere
A growing — and aging — population brings an increased demand for medical services across the Valley. And that’s leading to more new construction and retrofitting of older buildings.
June 3, 2019
Audit Weighs Census Plan If Citizenship Question Ordered Removed
Congress’s watchdog said the Census Bureau has a plan, should the Supreme Court order a citizenship question deleted from written and online forms to be used in 2020, but it’s not clear how the plan would be carried out.
May 31, 2019
Group Pushes Back On Plan To Force Mixed Status Families Out Of Public Housing
An affordable housing advocate is pushing back on a federal proposal that would force families with mixed immigration status out of subsidized housing.
May 31, 2019

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