Researchers have completed a study of body-camera use by Phoenix police. A growing global debate over an energy source with a deadly past is playing out amidst the sweet sage and pine trees of the forests right by the Grand Canyon. COVID-19 is on the rise again in Arizona, but the state is seeing a steady increase in influenza cases, too. Plus the latest in education, metro Phoenix and Fronteras Desk news.
Arizona resumed executions after a nearly eight-year hiatus. Clarence Dixon died by lethal injection Wednesday at a state prison in Florence. This month, the Phoenix Police Department should place its first order for drones. Groups that challenged the voter-approved tax to fund education are now asking for $1 million in legal fees from the state and initiative organizers. Plus the latest science and tribal resources news.
The biggest concern across the Southwest is water and the future of water. The pandemic shone a light on the limits of the healthcare system, but it also illuminated the distress that has long beleaguered doctors and nurses. The City of Tucson wants some funding from the bipartisan infrastructure package passed by Congress to go towards cleaning up groundwater contaminants. Plus the latest in tribal resources, business, education and metro Phoenix news.
Plans for the former Metrocenter Mall in Phoenix have grown since KJZZ first reported the deal last December. The Phoenix City Council recently approved a heat response plan for this summer. The fires burning near Flagstaff and Bisbee signals the start of the Arizona wildfire season. Plus the latest education, Fronteras Desk and metro Phoenix news.
Flagstaff residents learned Wednesday night that they will be in for a tough weekend from the Tunnel Fire with no evident end. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is slated to testify to the House Judiciary Committee next week about border and immigration issues. Late last month, Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation that would delay gender-affirming surgery until the age of 18. Plus the latest in business, metro Phoenix and education news.
If you want to know what’s going on with the coronavirus pandemic in neighboring Sonora, arguably the best source isn’t the state government, a news outlet or a well-staffed NGO: it’s a single graduate student with a passion for turning big data into clear insight. The Arizona Department of Health Services has stopped reporting some information on COVID-19 hospitalizations. Renewal construction will soon be underway at Quitobaquito Springs — a cherished natural water source at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Plus the latest in business, metro Phoenix and education news.
Lawsuits filed against U-S representatives Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar, as well as state representative Mark Finchem, say their support of and participation in the January 6th attack on the U-S capitol disqualifies them from running for office in 2022. Arizona is set to become one of the most restrictive states in the country for abortion access. The large non-profit organization Habitat for Humanity is starting a new program in Northern Arizona where home prices outpace living wages in a mountain town with few options for home ownership. Plus the latest metro Phoenix, tribal resources, education and Fronteras Desk news.
Earlier this week, Governor Doug Ducey signed a bill that attempts to supersede federal law when it comes to registering voters. Abortion access in Arizona is likely to become much more limited. Title 42 — the pandemic-era restriction on asylum at the border — is expected to end in May, and advocacy organizations that work with asylum seekers say that end-date should come sooner. Plus the latest in metro Phoenix, business, education and Fronteras Desk news.
A Phoenix church wants families of Afghan diplomats brought here before they’re forced back home to risk persecution from the Taliban. The pandemic’s disruptions of daily routines, emotional support networks and vaccination rates have raised concerns in education, physical health and mental wellbeing among young people to crisis levels. The Maricopa County attorney resigned this week and now that decision will have a big impact for the county. Plus the latest in tribal resources, Fronteras Desk and science news.
There’s a new voting proposal to make public every cast ballot in most local and statewide elections. The National Federation of Independent Business has found that nearly half of owners surveyed had openings they could not fill, even though nearly 180 thousand leisure and hospitality workers were hired across the country. And March 16 marks two years since Arizona officials first began closing schools statewide due to COVID-19. Plus the latest metro Phoenix and Fronteras Desk news.
The 2020 U.S. Census count missed Blacks, Latinos, and Native Americans at a higher rate than their white counterparts, officials admit. After passing the Arizona Senate, the House Judiciary Committee has approved a bill that would ban those born male from competing in girl’s sports. Major League Baseball’s 99-day lockout is ending. Plus the latest science, metro Phoenix and Fronteras Desk news.
Governor Doug Ducey dodged questions Wednesday about his prior commitment to now-censured Senator Wendy Rogers. Federal officials are investigating the shootings of two high-profile Mexican gray wolves just weeks apart in northern Arizona and New Mexico. A federal appeals court has ruled against environmental groups and an Arizona tribe in their bid to keep a uranium mine, near the Grand Canyon, from operating. Plus the latest metro Phoenix, business and science news.
The Phoenix City Council voted to move forward with a plan for the police department to buy and use drones. It’s been six months since the U.S. began evacuating tens of thousands in Afghanistan after the country’s government fell and U.S. troops withdrew. School leaders and teachers had been on edge as a spending cap rule threatened to stop money flowing to schools. Plus the latest in science, business and metro Phoenix news.
Numbers are falling, but more than 6,000 Arizonans per day are still testing positive for COVID-19. A refugee resettlement group is asking the public to voice support for the Afghan Adjustment Act — legislation that would provide Afghan refugees a pathway to permanent legal status in the United States. And a new approach for medical students is keeping humanity and the arts front and center. Plus the latest business, education and tribal resources news.
A group of Phoenix educators and community members held a demonstration on Monday calling on Arizona lawmakers to address a looming school funding crisis. We'll take a look at what’s life like now for those living and working in nursing homes. State Rep. John Kavanagh of Fountain Hills is sparking controversy for comments he made about Afghan refugees who are being housed in a hotel in Scottsdale. Plus the latest metro Phoenix, business and science news.
The Food and Drug Administration has announced it’s limiting the use of two types of monoclonal antibody treatments for COVID-19. The Colorado River is in dire straits because an ongoing drought driven by climate change is threatening its future, but one Arizona tribe is in a unique position: It has water to spare. Phoenix council members started moving toward becoming a “Vision Zero” city. Plus the latest metro Phoenix, Fronteras Desk, and education news.
On Wednesday, Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema joined West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin and 50 Senate Republicans to vote against changing the filibuster. A smash room in Phoenix is giving patients and their caregivers an outlet for their anger and depression. An Indigenous woman facing federal charges for blocking construction of former President Donald Trump’s border wall in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in 2020 was found not guilty Wednesday on religious freedom grounds. Plus the latest in metro Phoenix, science, tribal resources and Fronteras Desk news.
Arizona students returned to schools last week as the state was experiencing yet another spike of COVID-19, this time due to the highly infectious omicron variant. Since the pandemic began, more adults have been seeking information about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. And an initiative aimed at improving educational opportunities and addressing other community challenges in Maryvale addresses the issue of internet access. Plus the latest in Fronteras Desk, metro Phoenix and business news.
As the pandemic continues to strain the U.S. health care system, a growing number of providers in Arizona and across the country are offering patients a new option for treatment: the chance to be “hospitalized” in your own home. Mushing was once a way of life for some Flagstaff residents, who owned teams of huskies and held annual races in the Arizona high country. Homeownership is becoming out of reach for more and more Arizonans, so Habitat for Humanity is betting on new technology to cut construction costs. Plus the latest in metro Phoenix, Fronteras Desk and education news.
Big changes are coming to the former Metrocenter Mall in Phoenix. Arizona wildfires are burning hotter and bigger just about every year, in spite of federal efforts to thin fuel loads. Lake Mead is at historically low levels, and Arizona will take mandatory cuts to its Colorado River water supply starting in January. And what makes a movie a Christmas movie? Plus the latest business, education and Fronteras Desk news.
A trial continues for one Indigenous protester facing federal charges for blocking construction machinery at a site in Arizona’s Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. One scientist wants you to be able to do more than applaud at a concert. COVID-19 intensive care unit bed use in Arizona is now at the highest level since mid-February. Plus the latest business, metro Phoenix and education news.
Phoenix will require more than 14,000 city employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Statements acknowledging Native American lands are becoming more common. For the first time, University of Arizona researchers say they’ve found a vaccine that can prevent Valley fever in pets. They’re hopeful it will protect humans someday, too. Plus the latest Fronteras Desk, metro Phoenix and business news.
For the first time in nearly 20 months, visitors on non-essential trips started crossing into the United States along the border with Mexico on Monday. Many Arizona families have been waiting for this moment and rushed to get their young children inoculated as soon as possible. The Maricopa County Community College District sent an email to employees Monday announcing it will comply with a federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Plus the latest in metro Phoenix and business news.
Much of the country is recovering from the most recent COVID-19 surge, but Arizona is still riding the wave, leading the U.S. with a 50% bump in cases over the past two weeks. Civil rights investigators are asking about the possessions of people living on the street in Phoenix as part of the Justice Department's investigation. More northbound travelers are expected as pandemic travel restrictions are lifted at the U.S.-Mexico border. Plus the latest metro Phoenix, education and business news.
After multiple extensions, the eviction moratorium order ended in late August and now more Arizonans are now losing their homes. An iconic mural that outlived the building it was designed for now has a new home. “The Phoenix” has landed at the Rental Car Center at Sky Harbor Airport. COVID-19 vaccines for kids are on the way, but will parents participate? Plus the latest in metro Phoenix, Fronteras Desk and education news.
At least two Phoenix council members describe the police department’s staffing levels as “a crisis.” Since so many people added animals to their families over the past 19 months, attorneys are preparing for a rise in pet custody cases. With the U.S.-Mexico border set to reopen to many fully vaccinated travelers next month, Mexico’s president promised Wednesday to ensure easier access to required vaccination certificates. Plus the latest science, tribal resources, education and metro Phoenix news.
Phoenix students are speaking out against a policy change at Great Hearts Academies charter schools. Almost two years after China reported the first known case of COVID-19, experts still cannot confirm how the pandemic began. The National Labor Relations Board has sided with coffee shop employees at Sky Harbor Airport in a dispute over masks. Plus the latest Valley, Fronteras Desk, and tribal resource news.
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has made progressives more than mad. The Democrat’s opposition to raising the minimum wage, changing the filibuster, and the price tag for President Joe Biden’s social spending plan have some groups poised to back a primary challenger in 2024. Even as Arizona’s COVID-19 outbreak shows signs of improvement, the state’s hospitals are approaching capacity. Tuesday, Biden announced his intent to nominate two of Arizona’s own as chairs of the National Endowment for the Humanities and National Endowment for the Arts. Plus the latest in Fronteras Desk, education, business and metro Phoenix news.
A widely criticized, Republican-led review of the 2020 general election in Maricopa County concluded that Joe Biden received more votes for president than Donald Trump. Arizona publishes less information on its COVID-19 data dashboard than many other states do and experts say a few key changes could provide a valuable public service. Phoenix is trying to hire more people to keep up with demand for rent relief. Plus the latest Fronteras Desk, education and metro Phoenix news.
A federal judge Thursday ordered the Biden administration to stop deporting families using a public health policy implemented under former President Donald Trump at the start of the global pandemic. Some Phoenix residents are taking action to reclaim their neighborhood park. A judge hears arguments over Arizona’s mask mandate ban. Plus, the latest in science and metro Phoenix news.
Twenty years after 9/11, America’s longest war has ended. How to educate children during a global pandemic: It’s a question parents, teachers, health experts and politicians around the world have been grappling with for more than a year now. Arizona has set up sports gambling in less than 150 days. Plus the latest in education, science and metro Phoenix news.
The U.S. Justice Department’s power to investigate Phoenix police came from a landmark 1990s crime bill. Phoenix is hosting the 102nd National Convention of the American Legion. Mexican leaders have faced sharp criticism after images showed the country’s immigration officials and national guard crack down on migrants at its southern border. Plus the latest in education, tribal natural resources, science and metro Phoenix news
Four patients have been treated for injuries on as much as 30 percent of their skin after a suspected gas explosion Thursday in Chandler. After two years of debate, Phoenix leaders have unanimously approved the sale of a city-owned lot that houses Arizona’s oldest American Legion Post. Arizona’s COVID-19 outbreak is still widespread and medical experts say cases are rising at an alarming pace among Arizona children. Plus the latest in science, Fronteras Desk and tribal resource news.
At a press conference Wednesday, the Biden administration announced plans to go after states such as Arizona that are trying to block mask mandates at K-12 public schools. Two lawsuits filed against the state of Arizona claim that new laws adopted by Republican legislators as part of the state budget are unconstitutional and unenforceable. Mexico says it will begin accepting Afghan refugees. Plus the latest in business, science, tribal natural resources and metro Phoenix news.
Education advocates have filed a lawsuit against legislation that prohibits mask mandates in Arizona’s K-12 public schools, colleges and universities. COVID cases are again burdening the health care system. Just south of Arizona, a group of young Sonorans spent a week hiking, camping and learning about borderlands restoration. Plus the latest in tribal resources, business and Valley news.
The Phoenix Police Department is now under investigation by the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Justice Department. Wednesday, Mexico filed a civil lawsuit against 11 U.S.-based gun manufacturers. An Indigenous community in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, is experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19 cases in the midst of a water shortage. Plus the latest in science, business and metro Phoenix news.
Critics of the partisan, GOP-led review of the 2020 election in Maricopa County say whatever claims are made by contractors conducting the so-called audit will be unreliable, and likely biased. Women are increasingly taking up space in the historically male-dominated field of environmental conservation. Corporate leaders of Amtrak, Arizona business representatives and politicians participated in a roundtable discussion Tuesday. Plus, the latest in science, tribal natural resources and metro Phoenix news.
COVID-19 cases continue to climb in Arizona — and, unfortunately, so do hospitalizations. Wednesday was the first day of school for the Chandler Unified School District. The East Valley district is among the first to start the new school year after lawmakers passed legislation that bans mask mandates at schools. The city of Glendale is working with community organizations to distribute grant funding to people experiencing homelessness. Plus the latest in Fronteras Desk, tribal natural resources, science and metro Phoenix news.
Senate President Karen Fann and the vendors she hired to conduct a controversial review of the 2020 vote in Maricopa County often deride the county’s own efforts to verify the accuracy of the election. Teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic has been stressful for many teachers. Historic preservationists in Phoenix are fighting to save Arizona’s oldest American Legion Post. Plus the latest in science, Fronteras Desk, and Valley news.
President Biden set a goal that 70% of American adults would have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by the Fourth of July, but Arizona fell short. Arizona lawmakers are banning most of the state’s K-12 schools from requiring students or staff to wear masks. We spend a lot of time on the road as we make our way across the Valley. But a new concept could have a big impact on that. Plus the latest science, Fronteras Desk and Valley news.
The U.S. Supreme Court issued it’s ruling in an Arizona voting rights case. From the White House to Phoenix City Hall, labor unions arguably are finding their strongest advocates in years. The highly infectious form of COVID-19 known as the Delta variant is quickly becoming more dominant in Arizona. Plus the latest metro Phoenix, Fronteras Desk and education news.
Arizona senators worked through the night to pass a series of budget bills early Wednesday after weeks of negotiations. The U.S. Supreme Court has weighed in on college athletes and pay. Coronavirus cases have been steadily increasing in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, for more than a month now. Plus the latest in tribal natural resources, science and metro Phoenix news.
June 19 is now a federal holiday, as President Joe Biden signed legislation Thursday recognizing Juneteenth as the end of slavery in America. Arizona State University and the other state universities have vaccination policy in place to the coming school year, but now the governor has weighed in. This week has been hot! And it’s been dry despite the official start of monsoon season this week. Plus the latest business, Fronteras Desk and Phoenix area news.
The threat of a state government shutdown on July 1st looms large over negotiations, which may now be sidetracked by another session, called by Governor Doug Ducey, to deal with wildfires east of the Valley. As the number of people received the COVID-19 vaccine slows down, the conversation is turning to incentives. Virtual art classes can help people with dementia — and new research shows such classes may help rewire the brains of people suffering from the disease. Plus the latest in business, education and Fronteras Desk news.
Demand for COVID-19 vaccines is slowing. Now, Arizona’s health department plans to shut down its seven mass vaccination sites across the state. The arts groups across the Valley have been making plans to serve and entertain residents. As part of its historic celebrations, Mexico has been actively working on the repatriation of archaeological objects — some of them from the U.S. Plus the latest in business, education and metro Phoenix news.
Plans by Republican leaders in the Arizona state Senate to pass a $12.8 billion budget fell apart today on Thursday. The school year is wrapping up but after a year of COVID-19 issues, there is a lot of interest in summer school. Top Mexican environmental officials met with communities affected by a 2014 mining spill in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, this weekend, and now area residents say they’re holding those leaders and the mining company accountable to remedy long-standing impacts of the disaster. Plus the latest in business, science and metro Phoenix news.
Some communities are getting vaccinated in higher numbers than others in Arizona. The Valley’s first major professional sports franchise returns to the postseason this weekend after a decade-long absence. A new study from researchers at Harvard University and the University of Arkansas finds that school vouchers made a difference for some, but not all disadvantaged students. Plus the latest Fronteras Desk, science and Valley news.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says COVID-19 vaccines are effective enough that fully vaccinated Americans don’t need face masks anymore in most settings. Snowpack plays a big role in the West’s water supply, but some researchers say that groundwater is equally important — particularly in the Colorado River watershed. And more on the mining worries near Oak Flat. Plus, hear the latest education, Valley, Fronteras Desk and business news.
The derailment of a subway train in Mexico City as a result of a collapsing bridge on Monday night has left at least 23 people dead and more than 70 injured. The Justice Department wants answers from Republican Senate President Karen Fann. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has sent a nearly 20-year-old water rights lawsuit by the Navajo Nation back to a federal courtroom in Arizona, where the case has been thrown out twice before. Plus the latest in business, science and Valley news.
We share our series called "Biden’s 100-Day Plan" from the Fronteras Desk. Officials involved with a state Senate-ordered review of the 2020 election in Maricopa County still can’t — or won’t — say how much the endeavor costs, and who exactly is paying for it. The debate over wearing masks in schools continues. Plus the latest in Valley news, business, science and tribal resources.
Republican state Sen. Kelly Townsend cast the decisive vote against a bill to purge voters from Arizona’s popular permanent early voting list on principle. Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and four councilmembers took their oaths of office Monday. Volunteers and citizen scientists with the Arizona Museum of Natural History have helped discover a new species of plant-eating dinosaur that lived about 79 million years ago. Plus, the latest in education and Fronteras Desk news.
Arizona’s equivalent to a fire engine for responding to cyberattacks has been regularly called to action in Arizona over the past couple of years. A group of women marched through the streets of the Sonora capital Hermosillo on Wednesday to protest what they call a patriarchal system that fails to protect victims from their aggressors. The Navajo Nation has approved a couple of solar projects that will provide electricity to tribal communities. Plus the latest metro Phoenix, education and business news.
One Arizona community near the Grand Canyon has been able to use its isolated location as a defense against the coronavirus. Being positive may not be all it’s cracked up to be. And Sean Miller will no longer be the head coach of the University of Arizona men’s basketball team. Plus the latest in science, Fronteras Desk and business news.
Senate Republicans brought on a familiar face to help negotiate with Maricopa County as they prepare to recount the 2 point 1 million ballots voters cast there in 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has created a global shortage of microchips, and to address that, Intel announced it will vastly expand its Arizona-based manufacturing plants, including hiring thousands of new employees. The Department of Interior received input on its oil and gas policy last week. Plus the latest in science, education, Valley, and Fronteras Desk news.
Gov. Doug Ducey is rolling back all remaining COVID-19 mitigation measures, including mask requirements, in Arizona. How do kids regain the learning loss after a year of COVID19? Kendal Blust has part one of KJZZ's two-part series exploring the fight for women's rights in Mexico. Plus the latest in science, business and Valley news.
In this episode, hear why Phoenix women have turned to Airbnb hosting to make up for income lost during the pandemic. We'll also check in with a few restaurants we've been following over the past year and re-visit our Women of the West series.
Throughout the pandemic, the Navajo Nation has taken stricter measures than surrounding states, and public health experts say that approach has had noteworthy results. A Phoenix 911 operator who recently recovered from COVID -19 has died after returning to work, and now the city is investigating how it handled overtime in her case. One bill making its way to the governor this year aims to extend eligibility to low-income students. Plus the latest in Valley, Fronteras Desk and science news.
Arizona Senate leadership blame COVID-19, but also the reporters who cover the state Capitol for why it conducted legislative business behind closed doors. Schools are being pushed to return to in-person classes. Testing and contact tracing still matter as Arizonans get vaccinated. And Mexico’s president proposed the creation of a new migrant labor program. Plus the latest in tribal resources, business, Fronteras Desk and Valley news.
As the dust settles from the takeover of the U.S. Capitol, far-right extremist groups have begun to splinter — but they are not going away. Schools are trying to plan the next steps for kids to return to school. A recent order by President Joe Biden gives license to reimagine asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border. Plus the latest from the Arizona Science Desk, business and Phoenix-area news.
A push for greater oversight of the Arizona Department of Corrections is being led by formerly incarcerated people and family members with loved ones in state prisons. A nurse and chaplain share what it's like to hold the hand of someone in their final moments and what we can hopefully learn from this pandemic. And a group of special education teachers making videos to help students and their families until in-person classes can resume. Plus the latest Fronteras Desk, science, business and Valley news.
Many older adults who live in more rural parts of Arizona are struggling to schedule an appointment for the coronavirus vaccine. Thousands in Mexico need oxygen as a result of COVID-19, bringing shortages of this vital gas in a barely regulated market. A Maricopa County Superior Court judge denied a request for a preliminary injunction on Proposition 208, clearing the way for the tax initiative to begin raising money for Arizona schools. Plus the latest in business, science, tribal resources and Valley news.
Arizona legislators are targeting county supervisors over voting machines. After a two-year process, Phoenix leaders this week approved more shelter beds for the Human Services Campus. And hiking in Sonora has enjoyed steadily growing popularity in recent years, a trend the pandemic has only sped up. Plus the latest science, education, tribal resources and metro Phoenix news.
Within hours of being sworn in, President Joe Biden ordered construction to stop on the U.S.-Mexico border wall that started going up under former President Donald Trump. Antony Blinken spoke with a top official from Mexico’s government as his first duty as the nation’s new secretary of state. And winter storms have finally arrived in Arizona, bringing cold temperatures up north. Plus the latest business, science and Valley news.
The Biden administration is expected to reverse course from former President Trump on a number of fronts. The Arizona health department closes a Phoenix venue after videos show a crowded concert. And spending time in our yards or a hike in the park helps us be mindful of our natural world. Plus, the latest science, Fronteras Desk, education and tribal news.
Arizona Gov. Ducey’s State of the State had some controversial language about schools and funding. Efforts to distribute vaccines across Arizona are moving quickly, but some experts worry that this may not be a silver bullet. And a fallen soldier was buried this week, a soldier from the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. Plus the latest business, Fronteras Desk, tribal and Valley news.
Aizona Gov. Ducey faces challenges as a lame duck governor that are both ordinary and, in face of the coronavirus pandemic, extraordinarily unique. Cycling has enjoyed steadily growing popularity in Sonora. Arizona is facing a teacher shortage that is being made worse by the pandemic. Plus, the latest business, science and Valley news.
Arizona is starting to distribute the coronavirus vaccine and prioritizing people who live and work in prisons. Sending a holiday card this season brings higher sales to businesses. And an elementary school surprises a student teacher who didn't get to celebrate her graduation. Plus the latest in tribal, Fronteras Desk and Valley news.
Is it time to reset as Arizona loses control of the coronavirus? Tucson is trying to woo more remoter workers. And Phoenix's irrigation system for parks could use an overhaul. Plus the latest in Valley, Fronteras Desk and education news.
A COVID-19 vaccine may soon be available. Metrocenter Mall is auctioning off all of the remaining items within its walls to the public. And the traditional Eating Christmas event switches to a virtual event. Plus, the latest in science, Fronteras Desk, tribal and education news.
The Navajo people have relied on medicine men for many types of wellness, but the pandemic is threatening them. Youth sports are known as superspreader events of COVID-19. And why some Arizona Republicans voted Democrat. Plus, the latest in business, education, Fronteras Desk and Valley news.
President-elect Joe Biden will inherit Donald Trump’s legacy in the Southwest: hundreds of miles of new border wall. Coronavirus cases spike again and Arizona is thinking about schooling. And searching for Arizona’s "sound" is trickier than it seems. Plus, the latest in science, business and tribal news.
Craft beer in Arizona has had to adapt to the coronavirus. In Mexico, the impacts of the border wall are also being felt. And a science-fiction author has changed the themes of his writing due to COVID-19. Plus, the latest in science, local and education news.
Arizonans continue to struggle with unemployment due to the coronavirus pandemic. The FTC is helping Native American communities access more reliable internet connections. And Mexicans plan to celebrate the Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead, holidays.
The McCain Institute joins efforts to condemn the QAnon conspiracy theory. What to do about the increased cases of COVID-19 in Arizona. And a twist on Halloween and the pandemic. Plus, the latest in business, Fronteras Desk and education news.
Where did the name of Arizona's Kitty Joe Creek come from? Hear how performing artists are adapting to the new normal. Phoenix is breaking records in terms of heat. Plus, the latest in Fronteras Desk, business and Valley news.
Lots of election news including the Maricopa County Attorney; what is the value of tracking down "patient zero" in Arizona; and it’s a criitical election in Phoenix for mayor and City Council seats. Plus, the latest in Arizona and Fronteras Desk news.
Sonorans celebrate Sept. 28 as a day of action for the decriminalization of abortion in Latin America; marijuana legalization is going to be on the ballot again this season; and what to do outdoors in the midst of a pandemic? Plus, the latest tribal, education, business and Arizona news.
This week we have a series of stories titled "6 Months In." We’ll take a look at the impact of COVID-19 so far on education, business, and the border towns. Plus, the latest in Arizona, science and Fronteras Desk news.
Two Phoenix streets are close to getting new names; many hurdles are in the way of a new coronavirus vaccine and U.S. immigrants in Mexico are casting their votes by mail. Plus, the latest in local, business, Fronteras Desk and education news.
A new poll shows Arizona military vets aren’t the same reliable Republican voting bloc that Trump may be hoping for. Bison are being relocated out of the Grand Canyon. A new hybrid school year begins in Arizona. Plus, the latest in local, business and science news.
The 50 days of 110-plus degree heat are making things very hard for the homeless in Phoenix; a look at Apache Junction’s school year so far; and learn how Mexico is trying to combat its obesity problem. Plus, the latest in Fronteras Desk, local and science news.
Arizona schools for visually and hearing impaired children are adapting to online learning. What happens when the flu collides with COVID-19. And families of those shot by Phoenix police demand transparency. Plus, the latest in business, Valley and Fronteras Desk news.
Arizona power companies are asking customers to conserve energy. Going back to school carries new meaning. And taking public transit during the pandemic looks a lot different. Plus, the latest in Valley, science and Fronteras Desk news.
Testing positivity rates is much hard than you might think, restaurants in Phoenix are suffering amid the pandemic, and KJZZ checks in with two. And Arizona schools can reopen on Monday, but that goes against current state health recommendations. Plus, the latest in Fronteras Desk and local news.
FOR THE WEEK OF AUG3: New benchmarks for schools who want to reopen for in-person learning, the small town of Sonoyta feels overlooked by tourists and its own government, and how the heat island effect contributes to a record-breaking summer in Phoenix. Plus, the latest in local and business news.
FOR THE WEEK OF JULY27: Our 5-part series ‘Boiling Point: Policing in Arizona at a Crossroads,’ the 5 year anniversary of the Gold King Mine spill, and a possible dire surge in homelessness due to the pandemic in Arizona. Plus the latest in science, education, and local news.
FOR THE WEEK OF JULY20: With the CARES Act funding expiring July 25, some say Arizona’s unemployment system needs to change; long-term care facilities sound the alarm of impending outbreaks due to lack of testing; and Arizona braces for fire season. Plus, the latest in education, fronteras, and local news.
FOR THE WEEK OF JULY13: The post-recovery condition some call "long COVID" are plaguing some who have left ICU units; many challenges remain when it comes to finding housing in the midst of the pandemic; and a subpoena tactic against Arizona signature circulators may fall flat during the pandemic. Plus, the latest local, education, and fronteras news.
FOR THE WEEK OF JULY6: A manufacturing business in the Valley is finding it’s way through a new normal, a comedian discusses ‘what is even funny anymore’ in light of COVID and racial injustice, and what is the best material to make a mask out of? Plus, the latest in education, fronteras, and local news.
FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE29: Long-term-care residents grapple with isolation in the midst of the pandemic; the city of Phoenix plans to rename two street names —Robert E Lee St and Squaw Peak Dr; and schools are delayed in light of the recent rise in COVID cases in Arizona. Plus, the latest local, science, and fronteras news.
FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE22: How soon will we know if masks are effective? Governor Ducey announces a plan to aid in school’s reopening, and rapid rehousing programs in Phoenix are expanding services through CARES Act funding. Plus, the latest in fronteras and local news.
FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE15: DACA remains alive and many in Arizona are relieved, the Bush fire east of Phoenix is the largest in the US at the moment, and COVID-19 cases continue to spike in Arizona. Plus, the latest in Fronteras and Business news.
FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE8: What will happen to Phoenix’s affordable housing crisis in this pandemic economy? Elective surgeries may stop as COVD-19 numbers spike, and the killing of George Floyd is leading police to consider to immediate reform changes including body cams during protests—but in Phoenix it’s a little complicated. Plus, the latest local, fronteras, and education news.
FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE1: Nightly protests in Phoenix are like many across the country, a college in San Carlos celebrates its first graduating class, and COVID-19 has changed things for new Latino voters in the US. Plus, the latest in business, science, and local news.
FOR THE WEEK OF MAY25: Sanitation tunnels in Mexican cities, preventing evictions in the midst of COVID-19, and finding poetic inspiration during the pandemic. Plus, the latest business and fronteras news.
FOR THE WEEK OF MAY18: A city in China has supplied some Phoenix first responders with its protective gear, a school district in Flagstaff is taking a different approach to online learning, and for the first time in its history, Mexico is recognizing Afro Mexicans in the census. Plus, the latest in local and science news.
FOR THE WEEK OF MAY11: it’s far from business as usual for Arizona restaurants, we check in with two; growing peaches in Canyon de Chelly; and how limited PPE makes it tough to care for those with disabilities in day programs and group homes. Plus, the latest in business, fronteras, and education news.
FOR THE WEEK OF MAY4: Libraries in Arizona operate a little differently during the coronavirus pandemic, a mentorship program for refugees continues on, and wildfire season may be fast approaching. Plus, the latest in local and business news.
FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL27: We check in with Wickenburg in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the UArizona president’s medical background has helped the university’s COVID-19 response, and TGen is seeking volunteers from those who have recovered from the coronavirus. Plus, the latest in local, fronteras, and business news.
FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL20: Gig workers are still waiting for help during the COVID-19 pandemic, we check in with two locally owned bookstores a year after our series on bookstores, and refugees are especially vulnerable to the coronavirus but safety videos made in several languages might help. Plus, the latest in local, education, and science news.
FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL13: Could there be fallout from all the animal adoptions as the coronavirus pandemic drags on? Arizona Republican lawmakers dismiss calls to emergency expansion of voting by mail; and the Arizona COVID-19 genomics union was recently formed to track the virus’s origins and impacts. Plus, the latest in local, education and Fronteras news.
FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL6: Coronavirus cases on the Navajo Nation are climbing, but so are the number of people helping each other; Mexican authorities call attention to the lack of equipment and staff needed to fight the coronavirus; and one good outcome of social distancing is fewer cars on the road which leads to better air quality. Plus, the latest in local, education and business news.
FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH30: Navigating the sea of misinformation in the midst of coronavirus concerns, women in Sonora are taking over a male-dominated distillate industry, and Phoenix Sky Harbor is claiming a victory in the fight over ridesharing fees. Plus, the latest in education, science, and business news.
FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH23: How are ‘grandfamilies’ coping with the impossible situation the coronavirus puts them in? Mexico City bans plastic bags and there is controversy; and schools are still evaluating when to reopen. Plus, the latest in local, science, and business news.
FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH16: The coronavirus is affecting many areas in rural Arizona as well as small communities, the GOP’s Environmental Plan is designed to encourage industries to ‘go green’, and a literal food desert transforms to promote healthy living and sustainable agriculture. Plus, the latest in science, education, and local news.
FOR THE WEEK OF MAR9: The Sonoran capital of Sonora to make things a little easier for people going through the process of seeking asylum, US Senate candidate Mark Kelly speaks with KJZZ’s The Show, and the census has begun. Plus, the latest in science, education, and local news.
FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH2: A bill that would ban transgender teens from participating in girls’ sports is causing controversy; could daylight savings be coming to an end?; and an ancient counting tool could be making its way into math classes around the state. Plus, the latest in science, local, and education news.
FOR THE WEEK OF FEB24: The US Border Patrol is accused of desecrating a national monument, the state voucher issue is back in Arizona, and Asian businesses in Mesa are suffering amid fears of the coronavirus. Plus, the latest in local, science and Fronteras news.
FOR THE WEEK OF FEB17: the coronavirus or Covid-19 could impact our access to medicine, ASU launches a mini satellite, and have you seen the weeping woman? A tale from our Untold Arizona series. Plus, the latest in education and local news.
FOR THE WEEK OF FEB10: refugees urge the Arizona legislature to welcome those escaping violence and persecution, Kathy Hoffman gives the first State of Special Education address, and fears of the coronavirus might be sparking racism. Plus, Untold Arizona season 3 is back.
FOR THE WEEK OF FEB3: Phoenix weighs the risks of the coronavirus, Sonora, Mexico is dealing with a rise in murder and violence, and Arizona is facing a teacher shortage. Plus the latest in business and local news.
FOR THE WEEK OF JAN27: The US Dept of Justice filed civil actions against the owners of businesses who are allegedly making robocalls, there were some serious issues with ESA details, and technology is changing archaeology.
FOR THE WEEK OF JAN20: Impeachment is likely to play a big role in Senate campaigns, including Sen. McSally’s chances at election; a new bill at the Arizona Legislature targets students; and faking your emotions could backfire — plus, the latest in local and business news.
FOR THE WEEK OF JAN13: the Arizona legislature kicks off this week, Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman reacts to Gov. Doug Ducey’s education funding plan, and the Phoenix Mercury have a breakthrough. Plus the latest local and Fronteras news.
FOR THE WEEK OF JAN 6: Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen resigns, Sunnyslope High School has something to say about school choice, and Arizona Attorney Mark Brnovich sues Juul and ESmoke for targeting young people. Plus, the latest in fronteras, business, and science news.
FOR THE WEEK OF DEC 30: Phoenix deactivates red light cameras at 12 intersections, home prices continue to rise in the Valley, and Arizona educators make progress. Plus, the latest in science, local, and fronteras news.
FOR THE WEEK OF DEC 16: The new 202 South Mountain freeway is opening soon; water has been in a structural deficit for a while, but how did it get there?; and a theatre program that’s helping people do more in their creative expression. Plus, the latest local, fronteras, and science news.
FOR THE WEEK OF DEC. 9: the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors are working to improve next years presidential preference election, some Phoenix residents do not like the growth happening in their neighborhoods, and Esports are becoming a thing. Plus, the latest in science, fronteras, and local news.
FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 2: A whistleblower has accused Arizona’s DOC of falsifying documents, Betsy DeVos’ new education tax credit proposal creates controversy, and a new Mexican consul in Tucson is raising eyebrows. Plus, the latest in local, science, and business news.
FOR THE WEEK OF NOV18: A humanitarian aid worker is once again found not guilty of smuggling undocumented immigrants; Native Americans have more trouble accessing water than any other group; and Phoenix is planning to pull all red light cameras. Plus, the latest local, education, and science news.
FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11: La Mora, Mexico, buries 9 people killed in a senseless attack; Phoenix is asking residents what to do with $130 million from US HUD; and international students are enrolling in fewer numbers in Arizona colleges. Plus, the latest in local and science news.
FOR THE WEEK OF NOV 4: a senseless killing of 9 people in Sonora, Mexico; Pinal county is in limbo after a bad report on its aquifer; and a comedian visits KJZZ’s studios. Plus the latest in science, education, and business news.
For the week of October 28: a man dies in Hermosillo after falling in a sinkhole, Paul Petersen is suspended but has the chance to appeal, and we visit a haunted space in Phoenix. Plus the latest in science, education, and fronteras news.
FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 21: Phoenix Police officers are fired after internal investigations, Bisbee’s library is trying something new, and downtown Phoenix gets a new grocery store. Plus the latest in science and education news and a Tiny Desert Concert.
FOR THE WEEK OF OCT 14: fees for ride share companies, a roundtable discussion about the USMCA, and Fountain Hills is set to build a Dark Sky discovery center. Plus, the latest in fronteras, education, and local news.
For the week of OCT 7: Banning books at Arizona prisons? Not so fast. A woman creates a space for parents of children with disabilities to de-stress, and why doesn’t Phoenix have a passenger train service? Plus, the latest science, local, and fronteras news.
FOR THE WEEK OF SEPT 30: efforts to create wildlife crossings, emergency room procedures are changing to help geriatrics with chronic conditions, and we break down cultural appropriation in ad campaigns. Plus, the latest science, local, and education news.
FOR THE WEEK OF SEPT 23: What are Native American communities doing to increase voter turnout in 2020? We'll take a look at a photo collection that has images in it dating back as long as cameras have been around. Plus, the latest in local, Fronteras, and science news.
FOR THE WEEK OF SEPT 16: Changes could be made to how states let people qualify for SNAP benefits. We also talk to ASU President Michael Crow about university tuition rates. Plus, the latest in local, fronteras, and science news.
FOR THE WEEK OF SEPT 9: Tracing the Migrant Journey, libraries in Phoenix will cease charging book fines, and what do marijuana dispensaries do when they need to use a bank but can’t? Plus, the latest in local, fronteras, and science news.
FOR THE WEEK OF SEPT 2ND: playgrounds are offering augmented realities, Bill Montgomery is appointed to the Arizona Supreme Court, and millennials are jumping on the farming band wagon. Plus, the latest local, science, and fronteras news.
For the week of August 26: Our series ‘A Position of Trust’ on teacher sexual misconduct, Phoenix is now the top city in the country for increases in annual home prices, and we finish Tracing the Migrant Journey in Portland, Maine — plus the latest in science, education, and local news.
FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 19: tracing the migrant journey in Yuma; city leaders are deciding whether to keep or sell the south building of the convention center; heat related deaths triple in Phoenix — plus, the latest in local, education, and science news.
FOR THE WEEK OF AUG12: Farmers all have one thing in common — dogs; Congolese refugees are the largest growing group in Arizona; and a fact check of Prop 105 — plus the latest in education, science, and local news.
FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 5: Firefighters across Arizona demanded worker’s compensation for certain types of cancer and their claims were denied; a new study describes fragmented unregulated stem cell businesses in Arizona; a book bindery produces a rare exquisite bible—plus, the latest in local, education, and Fronteras news.
FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 29: Arizona prison healthcare is still not serving inmates adequately, the true cost of Alzheimer’s is greater than we know, and Fox Restaurant Concepts sells to the Cheesecake Factory — plus, the latest Tiny Desert Concert, as well as Fronteras and education news.
FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 22: A ballot measure concerning pension related debt leaves some concerned; Rocky Point is gearing up for cruises despite not having a port; and the challenges women face in policing — plus the latest in fronteras, education, and science news.
FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 15: Our series on Apollo 11 and how Arizona played a role, empathy training for doctors working with opiod addicts, and ‘No Crying in Newsrooms.’ Plus, the latest fronteras, education, and local news.
FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 8: What is Arizona’s role in light of the California earthquakes last week? Phoenix south central gets $100 million for a lightrail project that might not pan out, and Maricopa Department of Transportation is testing a program that will monitor drive times in work sites — plus, the latest in education, Fronteras, and local news.
FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 1: No more room at the Arizona-Mexico border, an explosion shuts down several buildings in downtown Phoenix, and the Arizona Board of Education rejects the schools request for safety officers. Plus — the latest in science, business, and local news.
FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 24: Citizens respond to the behavior of Phoenix police officers, Tempe expands its recreation for students with disabilities, and an Arizona-Mexico deal intended to draw in filmmakers. Plus, the latest in local, Fronteras, and science news.
FOR THE WEEK OF JUN 17: Interesting meetings about the behavior of the Phoenix Police Department, the Arizona Corporation Commission prohibits power shut-off for unpaid bills this summer, and how new tech can teach students empathy for the aging population. Plus the latest in business, science, and Fronteras news.
FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 10: Our series ‘Protecting the Northern Jaguar,’ the latest from Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, and shifting funds to pay for school supplies and repairs — plus the latest in business, science, and local news.
FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 3: Mexico and the US continue trade immigration talks, preparing for monsoon season, Arizona attorneys question the guidance of students with disabilities and graduation — plus the latest in local, Fronteras, and science news.
WEEK OF MAY 27: The legislature wraps up this week, a snippet of the loudness of Mexico City, the education budget leaves some wanting, plus the latest in science, business and local news.
For the week of May 20: Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar’s congressional office spent the most of any U.S. House member last year on “official” travel, a look at the toll booth protests in Mexico, and a Tiny Desert Concert — plus the latest in local, business, and education news.
For the week of May 13: A 2020 census question could cost Phoenix billions, Mexico’s air quality at shocking levels, and 5G wireless phones might affect the weather — plus the latest in local, business, and education news.
THIS WEEK: Our series on the Maricopa Integrated Health System, what Arizonans can do to improve education despite shortfalls, why ASU is teaching etiquette — plus the latest in Fronteras, business, and local news.
Some top stories this week: Our series on Crossing Mexico, how some school districts might be breaking the law, and a Tiny Desert Concert. Plus the latest in Fronteras, science, and business news.
Some top stories this week: The business of bookstores series from Christina Estes, looking back at #RedForEd a year later, and Mexico becomes the US’ top trade partner. Plus, the latest in science and local news.
Some top news this week: Yuma’s mayor declares a state of emergency at the border, changes to Arizona elections and the use of emergency voting centers, do our brains grasp metaphors as well as we think — plus the latest science and business news from KJZZ.
Some top stories this week: a vote of no-confidence in MCCCD; the economic impact of violence in Mexico reaches an all-time high; and NASA does a twin study. Plus, we wrap up Untold Arizona Season 2. That and all the latest in business and education news.
This week in the news: season 2 of Untold Arizona, the #MeToo movement arrives in Mexico, and the latest in local, business, and science news.
This week in the news: the latest on the Arizona opioid epidemic, a new survey about raising Arizona taxes to pay for public education, plus an installment from Women of the West, and the latest science, Fronteras, and business news.
This week: the Colorado River drought contingency plan is finally complete, Mexico’s ambassador visits the Valley, and ASU is forming an online spinoff program — plus, all the latest science and business news from KJZZ.
Some top stories this week: a self-driving grocery delivery program is leaving Scottsdale; migrants are quarantined for a mumps outbreak; and Kate Gallego wins the Phoenix mayoral runoff election. That and all the latest in science, education, and local news.
For the week of March 4, 2019: some top stories include Martha McSally’s shocking truth about her experience in the military, how medical marijuana dispensaries legally operate under federal law, and of course the latest education, Fronteras, and science news.
Some top stories this week: will body cams improve police community relations? The debate over Arizona’s medical marijuana extract law continues, and Mexico’s president has been in office for 90 days. That and all the latest, education, business, and local news.