KJZZ News

Scientists Push For Expanded Research Into Cannabis
A lawsuit filed by Arizona-based marijuana researcher Dr. Sue Sisley may push the Drug Enforcement Administration to expand opportunities for scientific research into the effects of cannabis.
Aug. 30, 2019
KJZZs Friday NewsCap Aug. 30, 2019
To talk about the defeats of a pair of Phoenix propositions, along with a primary challenger to Sen. Martha McSally and more, Emily Ryan of Copper State Consulting and attorney and former Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman, joined The Show.
Aug. 30, 2019
Mosquitoes Test Positive For West Nile In Coconino County
The county's Health and Human Services office said Thursday the mosquitoes were south of Lake Mary Road in Flagstaff. The county says it has treated pools of water in the area to reduce the mosquito population.
Aug. 30, 2019
Marshal: Murder Suspects Faked Emergency To Escape
A husband and wife being transported across the country to face murder charges used a medical emergency ruse and then overpowered two security guards, tied them up and left them and a third uninvolved prisoner outside a rural Arizona town, authorities said Thursday.
Aug. 30, 2019
Pipeline Break Calls For Water Restrictions At Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon National Park entered water conservation mode Friday due to a pipeline that broke on Thursday. The park is implementing water restrictions on the North and South Rims until staff can repair the break.
Aug. 30, 2019
Amid Record Heat Deaths, Heat Shelters Work — Until They Dont
So far in 2019, there have been 32 confirmed heat deaths in Maricopa County. The county is investigating another 134 deaths as heat-related — surpassing last year’s total of 128. The County’s Heat Relief Regional Network is a system of cooling centers, hydration stations, and emergency heat shelters to protect people exposed to the heat — but there's a critical need they're failing to address.
Aug. 30, 2019
Phoenix Launches Committee To Boost Trust With Police
After a number of controversial use of force incidents involving Phoenix Police, Mayor Kate Gallego established an ad hoc committee to guide efforts aimed at improving trust between the department and the community. The group met for the first time on Thursday.
Aug. 29, 2019
Johnson Utilities Gets Chance To Make Ownership Case
The embattled owner of East Valley utility company Johnson Utilities will get another chance to try to reclaim his water company.
Aug. 29, 2019
Global Study Describes 3,000-Year-Old Human Ecological Impacts
Understanding how humans have transformed the natural world means looking back far beyond the industrial revolution. A new study reveals how much a little scientific crowdsourcing can accomplish.
Aug. 29, 2019
Why KJZZ, Republic Reviewed More Than 180 Teacher Sexual Misconduct Cases
KJZZ and the Arizona Republic have reported on some of the nearly 200 cases where teachers accused of sexual misconduct were disciplined by the state or surrendered their teaching certifications in the last five years. The reporters behind the series, "A Position Of Trust," talked about how and why they decided to tackle this issue.
Aug. 29, 2019
2nd Border Patrol Agent Convicted Of Abusing Immigrant
Another Border Patrol agent has been convicted of abusing an immigrant along the Southwest border. It comes after a separate case, in which an Arizona-based agent accepted a plea deal earlier this month.
Aug. 29, 2019
Arizonans Prepare For New ID Requirements In Airports
After the 9/11 attacks, a federal law was passed requiring new forms of identification at airports. Beginning in October 2020, passengers will need the new Travel ID or some other federal identification in order to board a flight.
Aug. 29, 2019
McSally Talks Water, Gun Violence, China And Trump
Sen. Martha McSally joined with Sen. Kyrsten Sinema to cosponsor a bill that would set aside hundreds of millions of dollars to support things like water recycling, desalination plants and water storage projects.
Aug. 29, 2019
Trump Administration Attempting To Bypass Flores Agreement
In attempting another modification of existing immigration laws, the Trump administration launched another attempt to modify the so-called Flores agreement.
Aug. 29, 2019
Report: Some Police Discipline Records Purged Too Early
When a police officer commits a violation and faces discipline, there are a number of requirements for how long that mark remains in a personnel file. But recent reporting indicates some officer discipline records have been purged earlier than they should.
Aug. 29, 2019
The Navajo Generating Station Receives Final Coal Load
The final trainload of coal was delivered to the Navajo Generating Station in northern Arizona this week. It signals the closure of the Kayenta Mine that feeds it, and spells the beginning of the end of the plant itself.
Aug. 29, 2019
Tiny Desert Concert: UPSAHL
Taylor Upsahl is no stranger to the Phoenix music scene. She was born into a musical family, played on stages across the Valley from a young age, and now she’s been signed to the record label Arista.
Aug. 29, 2019
Monsoon Storm Brings Inconsistent Rain Across Phoenix Metro Area
This monsoon season had been on pace to set a record for the least amount of rain ever, but a storm Wednesday night finally gave us quite a show — with lighting, thunder, heavy rain and even some flooding in parts of the valley.
Aug. 29, 2019
United Airlines Moving 14 737 MAX Jets To Arizona
United Airlines will be moving 14 of its troubled Boeing 737 Max jets to the Phoenix Goodyear Airport. The planes are being moved from Houston and Los Angeles.
Aug. 29, 2019
Sounds Of The City: Society For Creative Anachronism Battle In Phoenix
Listen to members of the Society for Creative Anachronism practice their medieval fighting skills at in Encanto Park in Phoenix.
Aug. 29, 2019

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