KJZZ News

Kelly Apologizes For Insensitive Joke He Made 2 Years Ago
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kelly on Thursday apologized for remarks he made two years ago.
Sept. 12, 2020
Employee Fired Over Temporary Disability Awarded $45K
An employee of Big Tex Trailers filed a complaint with the Arizona Attorney General's Civil Rights Division alleging the company fired him for having a disability. He was awarded $45,000, and the company has to submit to increased oversight.
Sept. 11, 2020
Ducey Says Unemployed Arizonans Should Wait On Congress
The $300 weekly additional unemployment benefit could end suddenly when the state runs out of money. Gov. Doug Ducey says it's on Congress to expand that benefit. The 430,000 Arizonans now collecting benefits compares with just 371,100 for the week ending Aug. 8.
Sept. 11, 2020
Trump Will Return To Phoenix Monday
The President is scheduled to speak at a Latinos for Trump Roundtable Monday morning at the Arizona Grand Resort in Phoenix.
Sept. 11, 2020
Grand Canyon Hiker Fined $53K For Accidentally Starting Fire
A 71-year-old man has pleaded guilty to setting a fire in Grand Canyon National Park. The Cottonwood Creek Fire burned 64 acres on the Tonto Trail near Horseshoe Mesa in fall 2019. Investigators say Thomas Grabarek, of Flagstaff, accidentally started the fire when he tried to dispose of his toilet paper.
Sept. 11, 2020
Thats Smoke Over Phoenix — But Its Not Dangerous
Is it cloudy? Or is it smoky? The hazy skies over Phoenix on Friday look and feel like overcast clouds, but the haze is smoke from West Coast wildfires being blown east due to a high pressure system off the Pacific Coast.
Sept. 11, 2020
Eviction, Foreclosure Twice As Likely In Maricopa County
Evictions and foreclosures are more than twice as likely to happen here in Maricopa County than the rest of the country — and the problem is only going to get worse as the pandemic plays out. That’s one of the main findings from a new study from New America that looks at housing loss nationwide.
Sept. 11, 2020
Expert: Coronavirus Vaccine Trial Pause Is Normal Part Of Process
A frontrunner in the race to produce a coronavirus vaccine has paused its widespread human trial after its product possibly caused a serious reaction in one participant.
Sept. 11, 2020
What To Expect From The Arizona Cardinals This Season
The National Football League kicked off its 2020 season Sept. 10, but for many fans here, nothing is official until the Cardinals play their first game on Sept. 13 against the San Francisco 49ers. To preview what might be ahead for the Cardinals, The Show spoke with Josh Weinfuss, who covers the team for ESPN.
Sept. 11, 2020
West-MEC Welcome Students Back For Hands-On Instruction
West-MEC, the career and technical education school district that serves the northern and western parts of the Valley, started in-person classes Sept. 9; courses started online in August. The Show spoke with West-MEC Superintendent Greg Donovan about the challenges of this school year.
Sept. 11, 2020
KJZZs Friday NewsCap For Sept. 11, 2020
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The SHow discussed this week's Arizona news with Julie Erfle of Erfle Uncuffed and former Superintendent of Public Instruction Jaime Molera of Molera Alvarez.
Sept. 11, 2020
Scottsdale Land Sold For About 50% More Than Appraised Value
The Arizona Land Department on Thursday accepted the winning bid for a Scottsdale property worth about 50% more than the appraised value. A 74-acre parcel of state-owned land near Hayden Road and the Loop 101 freeway in Scottsdale, has sold for more than $49 million.
Sept. 11, 2020
Road Work To Close Interstate 17 In North Phoenix
Interstate 17 from Deer Valley to Jomax roads in north Phoenix will be closed periodically throughout the weekend. Starting Friday, the Arizona Department of Transportation says pavement improvement work will be underway and drivers should prepare for heavy traffic, delays and consider alternative routes.
Sept. 11, 2020
#AZNumbers: Sept. 11, 2020
#AZNumbers is a weekly segment featuring thoughts and insight into Arizona's economic news. This week's number: 78 million. Listen to the KJZZ business block with Heather van Blokland weekdays at 6 p.m. on 91.5 FM or stream it on KJZZ.org.
Sept. 11, 2020
Lawmakers Question AZ Unemployment Program Delays
A group of Arizona Democrats are calling on the governor and the Department of Economic Security to increase transparency about the state’s unemployment program and improve phone and appointment systems for people trying to claim benefits.
Sept. 11, 2020
Sonora Transgender Community, Allies Push For Gender Identity Reform
A reform measure has been heard in committee, but after months of inaction has yet to be heard by the full state congress.
Sept. 11, 2020
AZ Voters Express Hopes, Fears Ahead Of Presidential Election
Voters in Arizona have a lot to process as they prepare for the upcoming general election. Phoenicians shared their thoughts on the presidential race, who they’re supporting and what issues matter most to them.
More Arizona Elections News
Sept. 11, 2020
NTSB Continues Tempe Train Derailment Investigation
The National Transportation Safety Board continues to investigate a train derailment in Tempe this summer.
Sept. 11, 2020
Feds Provide Grant For Tonto Creek Bridge
A federal grant will help Gila County officials build a long-awaited bridge over Tonto Creek, where flooding claimed the lives of four individuals in late 2019.
Sept. 11, 2020
Barr: DOJ Focusing On 8 Meth Hubs, Including Phoenix
Attorney General Bill Barr visited the Drug Enforcement Agency’s offices in Phoenix Wednesday to address what he called a serious challenge facing law enforcement throughout the country.
Sept. 11, 2020

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