KJZZ News

Motel 6, MALDEF Due In Federal Court Friday
The sides in a lawsuit over alleged sharing of motel-guest information with immigration authorities are due in federal court Friday, and they’ve asked a judge to give initial approval to a revamped multimillion-dollar settlement.
July 18, 2019
More Loop 101 Closures In Tempe As Construction Continues
A Loop 101 widening project continues this weekend in Tempe, the latest closures resulting from the $76 million project.
July 18, 2019
Mexico And US Dispute El Chapo’s Assets
The life sentence given on Tuesday in the U-S to Mexico’s most notorious drug trafficker is sparking a debate on which country should keep his 12-billion-dollar fortune.
July 18, 2019
Theres No Crying In Newsrooms: Stories Of Women In Journalism
After interviewing well over 100 current and former print and broadcast journalists — mostly women — Kristin Gilger and Julia Wallace wrote the recently-published book "There’s No Crying in Newsrooms: What Women Have Learned About What It Takes to Lead."
July 18, 2019
Monsoon Stories 2019: The Smell Of Creosote
This year, for KJZZ's Monsoon Stories series, we’re zeroing in on the ways that the monsoon season awakens our senses. First up: Smell.
July 18, 2019
Arizona Monsoon Photos
We asked for your Arizona monsoon photos as part of The Show's 2019 "Monsoon Stories" project. Check out the gallery of submissions (and some we've taken at KJZZ over the years), then send us your own!
July 18, 2019
Will Changes To AZ Elections Make Things Easier In 2020?
During the 2016 election cycle, Arizonans saw hours-long lines outside polling stations for the spring primary. The 2018 cycle saw improvements, but there were still problems with polling stations opening late and ballots being counted slowly.
July 18, 2019
APS Changes Communications Team Amid Policy Outcry
Arizona Public Service has made headlines this summer for their policy to shut off power to customers who are late to paying their bills. That led to a policy change implemented by the Corporation Commission, which regulates the utility.
July 18, 2019
Cellar Fire Zero Percent Contained, But Stable
The Cellar Fire has burned about 6,500 acres 16 miles south of Prescott. It is zero percent contained, but officials say it is stable.
July 18, 2019
How Flagstaff Helped Astronauts Prepare For Moon Landing
Northern Arizona played a major role in the preparation for the Apollo missions.
July 18, 2019
Sounds Of The City: Dungeons And Dragons
Listen to the sounds of Ronald Wright playing Dungeons and Dragons at the Arizona Game Fair’s weekly open gaming night.
July 18, 2019
Border Patrol Agent Shares Inside Information To ProPublica
The U.S. Border Patrol has recently come under fire for holding children in subpar conditions and for the revelation of racist social media posts.
July 18, 2019
Environmental Group Sues U.S. Forest Service
The Center for Biological Diversity is suing the U.S. Forest Service. The environmental group filed notice Wednesday, saying the Forest Service violated a 1998 legal settlement. Back then, the service agreed to keep cattle away from streams in eastern Arizona.
July 18, 2019
Arizona Storytellers: Valerie Marsh
Valerie Marsh was in a long-term relationship that she was convinced would turn into a marriage and children. But when they broke up, Valerie was afraid she would never get to be a mom. So she decided to adopt.
July 18, 2019
Turf Paradise Wont Challenge Law On Off-Track Betting
The owners of Turf Paradise in Phoenix won’t stand in the way of a new law that offers financial help for Arizona Downs. That law is supposed to provide teletrack signals for off-track betting.
July 18, 2019
Arizona AG Files Fraud Lawsuit Against Insys Founder, Former Executives
Arizona's attorney general filed a lawsuit Wednesday against three former executives of opioid manufacturer Insys Therapeutics Inc. The Chandler-based based company has already pleaded guilty to federal criminal charges.
July 18, 2019
Apollo 11 In AZ: How The State Helped Blaze A Trail To The Moon
Celebrations of Apollo 11’s historic moon landing 50 years ago conjure images of Houston and Cape Canaveral, but rarely Arizona. This two-part series looks at the pivotal role the state played in preparing astronauts for moon missions – and in driving lunar science forward.
July 18, 2019
AZ Pension Fund Fires Leader After Harassment Probe
The board overseeing a $10 billion pension fund for retired Arizona police and firefighters fired its top executive Wednesday after state human resources officials said he admitted to sexual harassment and other issues.
July 17, 2019
Union Again Threatens To Take Over Cananea Mine
Unless the Mexican government takes dramatic actions, members of a miner’s union are again threatening to take over one of the country’s largest mines. In recent months, Section 65 had called off similar threats as negotiations with government officials proceeded.
July 17, 2019
Fewer Dying From Drug Overdoses In U.S. — Except In AZ
The latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data released this week shows there was a 5% decrease in people dying from drug overdoses across the country in 2018 as the same time the year before. But in the Southwest, many states saw that number increase.
July 17, 2019

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