KJZZ News

Tucson Sanctuary City Initiative Will Go to Voters
Local Republican organizers sought to keep the initiative from reaching the ballot in November. They sued in Pima County, and Friday afternoon, a judge threw out their argument. Judge Douglas Metcalf said in the ruling that the local GOP effort arguing there weren't enough valid signatures to make the initiative go to the ballot was wrong.
Aug. 16, 2019
Skimmers Using Bluetooth To Steal Card Info At Gas Pumps
Credit card skimmers can now steal card information at gas pumps using Bluetooth technology. Fueling stations have been replacing the old equipment with newer and more secure credit-card readers.
Aug. 16, 2019
Customs Reporting Computer Issue Affecting International Travelers
Customs and Border Protection is reporting a computer issue that has affected international travelers arriving at airports across the United States.
Aug. 16, 2019
New U.S. Ambassador Touches Down In Mexico City
The new U.S. ambassador to Mexico arrived in Mexico City on Friday to fill a key diplomatic role that will put him at the center of continued disputes between the two countries on trade and immigration.
Aug. 16, 2019
Bill Would Address Underfunded Native Programs
Federal lawmakers proposed a bill Friday to address broken treaty promises to tribal nations. The legislation is a response to last year’s report by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights that revealed chronic underfunding of federal programs designed to support tribes.
Aug. 16, 2019
Tempe Hosts Event For Homeless People With Pets
The city’s homeless outreach team is partnering with the Arizona Animal Rescue Mission and BELLA Project to provide free microchipping, food, snacks and even booties to protect the paws of dogs. It's taking place at the First United Methodist Church in downtown Tempe.
Aug. 16, 2019
Tracing The Migrant Journey: On The Ground In Guadalajara, Mexico
During the month of August, reporters from KJZZ's Fronteras Desk will be taking us to some of the key places migrants are traveling in hopes of a better life in the U.S. Kendal Blust takes us to a place where many asylum seekers are staying instead of heading north — Guadalajara, Mexico.
Special Report: Tracing The Migrant Journey
Aug. 16, 2019
KJZZs Friday NewsCap Aug. 16, 2019
To talk about the governor’s reaction to proposed changes to how green cards are issued and more, former state lawmaker David Lujan, with the Arizona Center for Economic Progress, and former state schools superintendent Jaime Molera with the firm Molera Alvarez joined The Show.
Aug. 16, 2019
Monsoon Stories 2019: Acoustic Ecology
This year, for KJZZ's "Monsoon Stories" series, we’re zeroing in on the ways that the monsoon season awakens our senses. This week, we bring you another look at how the monsoons sound. This is radio after all.
Aug. 16, 2019
McSally Backs Trump, Israel’s Ban On American Congresswomen
Sen. Martha McSally has spoken out against Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib for their criticism of Israel and in support of their initial ban from entering the country for an official visit.
Aug. 16, 2019
Tempe Adopts Rules For Electric Scooters
“Ultimately, I think riding bikes and scooters in the city of Tempe will be safer tomorrow than it is today as a result of this ordinance,” said Councilman Randy Keating.
Aug. 16, 2019
New Rules About Legal Immigration Could Hurt Older Immigrants
On Monday, the Trump administration announced it would look at whether people who entered the U.S. legally and are seeking permanent status received public assistance when deciding whether to grant legal status -- the new rules could hurt older immigrants and those who care for Arizona’s aging population.
Aug. 16, 2019
Study: Older Adults Prefer To View World Through Positive Filter
A new study from the University of Southern California examined how older adults see the world compared to their younger counterparts. Turns out, older adults actually prefer to view their world through a positive filter.
Aug. 16, 2019
Tracing The Migrant Journey: On The Ground In Tapachula, Mexico
During the month of August, reporters from KJZZ's Fronteras Desk will be taking us to some of the key places migrants are traveling in hopes of a better life in the U.S. Rodrigo Cervantes is now in a city in southern Mexico that could be heaven, hell or someplace in between for thousands of migrants.
Aug. 16, 2019
Last Day To Request Early Ballot For Phoenix Special Election
Friday is the last day for registered voters to request an early ballot for the Phoenix special election. Residents will be able to make decisions on two city propositions related to the future of light rail and pension reform.
Aug. 16, 2019
(Un)Affordable: How Did Arizona End Up With A Housing Crisis?
Arizona has a reputation for being an affordable place to live. But rents in Phoenix are on the rise, and over the past few years we've faced a growing shortage of affordable housing. So what's causing prices to increase so fast?
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Aug. 16, 2019
9th Circuit Rules On Immigration Case Tied To Drug Trafficking Conviction
A recent 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision involving a Mexican woman in Arizona said people can be removed from the United States after being convicted. Court documents said Eva Isabel Gonzalez Romo had a green card when she was convicted in Arizona of solicitation to possess marijuana for sale.
Aug. 15, 2019
Report: Arizona Prison Director Slow To React To Broken Locks At Lewis Prison
Locks failed for years at an Arizona prison, but Corrections Director Charles Ryan failed to appreciate the seriousness of the problem until he saw video on TV, according to a report.
Aug. 15, 2019
K-12 Schools Receiving More Money This Year From AZ
Arizona’s K through 12 schools will receive $21 million more than last year. School districts will receive $342 million in the fiscal year 2020.
Aug. 15, 2019
County Offers Mental Health Service To Felony Offenders
The Show spoke with Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, whose office is launching a partnership to offer treatment instead of incarceration for some felony offenders who are designated as "seriously mentally ill."
Aug. 15, 2019

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