KJZZ News

Bill Montgomery On The List Of Potential AZ Judges
Gov. Doug Ducey has a list from which he’ll pick the next Arizona Supreme Court justice. Among the seven names on that list is a familiar one: Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery.
July 29, 2019
Maricopa County Investigating Rise In Heat-Related Deaths
With 10 confirmed deaths and 63 cases under investigation, this year's death toll is on pace to exceed 2018's, when 182 people died.
July 29, 2019
Arizona Coyotes Officially Announce New Owner
The Arizona Coyotes on Monday welcomed a new owner. In a news release on NHL.com, the Coyotes say Alex Meruelo has purchased the controlling interest from Andrew Barroway, making Meruelo the new majority owner, chairman and governor of the team.
July 29, 2019
Made In Her Image Puts Girls Of Color In Directors Chair
Picture this: A group of young women of color gathered at the Phoenix Art Museum — all wearing yellow t-shirts that say, "This is what a director looks like" — ready to get behind the camera.
July 29, 2019
Phoenix-Area Standouts Helping Grow Girls Hockey In Arizona
With the help of the Arizona Coyotes and homegrown stars like Katie McGovern and Lyndsey Fry, Arizona girls hockey participation has more than doubled in the last decade.
July 29, 2019
AG Wants AZ To Restock Lethal Injection Drugs
Arizona hasn’t put anyone to death since 2014 because it hasn’t had access to the drugs used to do it. The state halted executions after a botched execution led to a moratorium on the practice.
July 29, 2019
New Trail In The Works At Glen Canyon Rec Area
Lake Powell used to be the most popular attraction, but in the past few years, visitation to the area’s land has skyrocketed, with nearly half of the 4.3 million visitors per year visiting Horseshoe Bend. From 2015-2017, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area saw an 83% increase in visitors. A new trail that will be added to promote more land-based activities at the area.
July 29, 2019
ASU Receives $39M To Develop WMD Exposure Detector
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute nearly $39 million to develop a detector for exposure to weapons of mass destruction and other related substances.
July 29, 2019
Flagstaff Preparing For Floods Due To Museum Fire
The National Weather Service in Flagstaff is calling for a 50% chance of thunderstorms on Tuesday, which could cause serious flooding in the eastern portion of Flagstaff due to the Museum Fire.
July 28, 2019
Heat Deaths Up Despite Better Access To Shelters
The Maricopa County Department of Public Health is currently investigating 18 heat-related deaths that occurred between July 14 and July 20.
July 28, 2019
Rising Home Prices In SW Still Outpace Rest Of Country
Home prices continue to rise nationwide. Numbers just released for May show Arizona and Colorado lead the nation in housing price gains. Compared to May of 2018, housing prices are up five percent year over year. That's according to the latest monthly House Price Index from the Federal Housing Finance Agency.
July 28, 2019
LifeWay Christian Bookstores To Close In Arizona
After four years in Arizona, a national chain is closing its Christian bookstores. LifeWay Christian Stores has already closed its shop at 7401 W. Bell Road in Peoria and, later this year, its second Arizona store at 1859 S. Stapley Drive, Ste. 101 in Mesa will close.
July 27, 2019
Feds Got Court Order To Force Feed A Russian Migrant, But Would A Doctor Do It?
Federal immigration authorities have a judge’s permission to force feed a Russian migrant who went on hunger strike in the Eloy Detention Center, but doctors can cite ethics if they decline to do the procedure.
July 26, 2019
Montgomery, 6 Others Nominated For Arizona Supreme Court
A revamped Commission on Appellate Court Appointments agreed late Friday to nominate Republican Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery for the soon-to-be-open seat on the Arizona Supreme Court.
July 26, 2019
Supreme Court Allows Use Of Pentagon Funds For Border Wall
The Supreme Court has cleared the way for the Trump administration to tap Pentagon funds to build sections of a border wall with Mexico.
July 26, 2019
In Arizona, Trumps Re-Election Campaign Seeks To Woo Latino Voters
Pizza, soda, air-conditioning, politics. That was the scene at a "Latinos for Trump" event in Phoenix on Thursday night. Dozens of volunteers — and not just Latinos — wanted to know how they could help re-elect the president.
July 26, 2019
Monsoon Stories 2019: The Taste Of Saguaro Fruit
The monsoon is officially here, and while the first storms have barely rolled into the Valley, we’re still waiting for the big ones. This year, for KJZZ's "Monsoon Stories" series, we’re zeroing in on the ways that the monsoon season awakens our senses.
Hear More Arizona Monsoon Stories
July 26, 2019
Another New Start For Arizona Cardinals
It’s football season again and another fresh start for the Arizona Cardinals in training camp with a rookie head coach and quarterback.
July 26, 2019
Vaquita Documentary Now Playing In Scottsdale
The world’s most endangered marine mammal is a small porpoise that lives just south of the Arizona border in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez. Now, a new documentary about the animal’s plight from executive producer Leonardo DiCaprio is playing in Arizona.
July 26, 2019
Tucson Republicans Fight Sanctuary City Ballot Initiative
Supporters of a ballot initiative to determine if Tucson officially becomes a “sanctuary city” turned in more than 12,000 valid signatures earlier this month — far surpassing the required number of nearly 9,200.
July 26, 2019

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