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.