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The Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, will award $100 million worth of grant money to help communities impacted by climate change and other environmental inequities.
Jan. 10, 2023
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A new Arizona law goes into effect this year that would allow people to petition a court to seal criminal case records from public view. The law was passed in 2021 and became another opportunity at providing second chances for offenders.
Jan. 7, 2023
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A Wall Street Journal reporter was on assignment when he was handcuffed and detained by a Phoenix police officer in November. Now, after a cellphone video of the incident went public last week, police say an administrative investigation is underway.
Jan. 6, 2023
Influencer messages from the Project Unloaded SNUG campaign
A new gun violence prevention campaign is coming to Phoenix in the form of location-based TikTok ads aimed at members of Gen Z. Project Unloaded is the nonprofit organization behind the campaign: Safer Not Using Guns, or SNUG.
Dec. 29, 2022
Members of United Campus Workers Arizona pose for  photo during the Labor Day Launch of the $25 by '25 Campaign.
A union of workers at Arizona State University and University of Arizona is petitioning the schools to provide better job security, paths to promotion and thriving wages.
More Arizona business news
Dec. 16, 2022
Iran demonstration in Scottsdale
The Phoenix area has about 25,000 residents of Iranian descent. Every Saturday for the past couple of months, right in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, a lively and vocal group of them has gathered to send a message to the world about the conditions in their homeland, hoping their message will be heard thousands of miles away.
Dec. 15, 2022
Coming up on this Season 8-ender of Word, we go on a show bender with highlights spanning the entire run-of-show from where it started on the island of Guam in 2016 until now.
Dec. 11, 2022
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Former Phoenix Suns star Charles Barkley weighed in on the release of Phoenix Mercury standout Brtitney Griner, who returned home this week after being discharged from a Russian penal colony.
Dec. 9, 2022
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Chandler City Council has passed a non-discrimination ordinance, which prohibits businesses from discriminating on the basis of race, color, religion, or age, among other criteria.
Dec. 6, 2022
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An international organization dedicated to protecting free speech says its members in Mexico have received a growing number of threats.
Dec. 2, 2022
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After clearing a crucial procedural vote Wednesday, the Respect for Marriage Act is closer to final passage in the U.S. Senate. The bipartisan bill would protect federal marriage rights for same-sex and interracial couples.
Nov. 17, 2022
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The Phoenix City Prosecutor’s Office boasts a 95% success rate for its domestic violence diversion program, but some leaders want to see more numbers.
Nov. 10, 2022
On a sunny Tuesday morning, voters streamed in and out of the Beatitudes Church where they cast their ballot. Voters from all walks of life came out on Election Day to make their voices heard for many reasons.
Nov. 9, 2022
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The number of LGBTQ voters in Arizona is projected to dramatically increase in the coming years, according to a new report. This shift is also happening nationally, and it could reshape the electoral landscape.
KJZZ’s Arizona Voter Guide
Oct. 28, 2022
Sonoran Gay Marriage
Seven years after Mexico’s Supreme Court said laws banning same-sex marriage were unconstitutional, couples can now legally marry in every state in the country.
Oct. 27, 2022
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Leigh Stubs and Tami Vance spent over a decade in prison before they were exonerated. Law professor and former prosecutor Valena Beety tells their story in her new book, "Manifesting Justice."
Oct. 19, 2022
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Mexican senators have passed a reform that will ban a practice known as conversion therapy and punish those who carry it out.
Oct. 12, 2022
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The Mexican government confirms that it was hit by a major cyber attack. Hackers obtained data held by the military, including details about the president’s health.
Oct. 3, 2022
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A panel of independent experts has accused the Mexican government of obstructing an investigation into the 2014 disappearance of 43 students. The report casts doubt on the government’s ability to carry out justice in the case.
Sep. 30, 2022
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The state human rights commission in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, has notified prosecutors of 15 disappearance cases that demonstrate serious failures by authorities.
Sep. 29, 2022


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