KJZZ News

Phoenix Electric Vehicle Program Expands
Increased sales of electric vehicles across Arizona will lead to a larger infrastructure demand for charging stations that the city of Phoenix wants to prepare for.
Sept. 28, 2019
Judge Blocks New Rules On Migrant Child Detention
A federal judge in California has shot down the Trump administration's new rules that allow for prolonged detention of migrant children. The judge said the rules go against a long-standing court agreement known as the Flores settlement.
Sept. 27, 2019
Letter From ICE Bosses Says Misinformation Can Lead To Violence
Leaders at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement sent an open letter to the public this month warning that misinformation from activists and politicians can lead to violence. The letter cites recent incidents in Tacoma, Washington, and San Antonio, Texas, where people opened fire on ICE facilities.
Sept. 27, 2019
Bad Flu Season In Australia Could Mean Same For U.S.
It’s still early for the flu, but doctors are preparing for a rough season and they’re looking at Australia. The Southern Hemisphere is transitioning out of winter after it was hit hard with sickness.
Sept. 27, 2019
Sky Harbor Helps Families With Special Needs Navigate The Airport
Air travel can be stressful for anyone. But, it can be especially difficult for those with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport hosted its sixth annual “Wings For Autism” event Friday night to help those passengers navigate the airport.
Sept. 27, 2019
Committee Chooses Phoenix Latino Cultural Center Site
An ad hoc committee formed to develop a strategic for a Latino Cultural Center in Phoenix has picked a location. After visiting centers in Albuquerque and Dallas and considering properties in south Phoenix and downtown, the committee chose an existing city-owned building on the northwest corner of 3rd Street and Moreland — that’s between Roosevelt and McDowell.
Sept. 27, 2019
Apache Junction Man Rescued From Flood Waters Thanks Officers
An Apache Junction man is thanking his rescuers today for pulling him out of floodwaters earlier this week. Daniel Abbot was trapped in a wash behind his home in Apache Junction on Monday following a heavy downpour. The rescue was captured on a police body camera.
Sept. 27, 2019
Arizona Muslims Call On States Elected Officials To Intervene In Kashmir
A group of Arizona Muslims on Friday held a rally at the state Capitol to protest an ongoing humanitarian crisis in Indian-occupied Kashmir. Attendees called on Arizona elected officials to intervene on Kashimir’s behalf.
Sept. 27, 2019
Get Into Arizona National Parks For Free On Saturday
Lovers of the outdoors have a chance to visit national parks for free on Saturday for National Public Lands Day. The day is an opportunity for visitors to engage with national parks in a more tangible way.
Sept. 27, 2019
AZ Theatre Company Awards Latino Playwriting Award
Theater companies around the country, including Arizona Theatre Company, are increasing efforts to produce more diverse plays. Diversity means a number of things — from racial background to age to a range of ideas — in order to serve a broader audience.
Sept. 27, 2019
Study: AZ Hispanic Population Has Tripled Since 1990
Hispanic consumers and business owners will continue to have an increasingly important role in Arizona’s economy in the future, and the Hispanic population is expected to grow.
Sept. 27, 2019
Arizona Approaching Yearly Record For West Nile Deaths
Arizona so far this year has tied its record high number of deaths from West Nile virus. Sixteen people have died of the disease this year, with more than 150 reported cases in the state. The vast majority of those cases have been in Maricopa County.
Sept. 27, 2019
Scoop Up AZ-Ready Seeds At The Great American Seed Up
The Great American Seed Up is back to help a green-thumbed Arizonans get their vegetable gardens back up and running. Urban Farm’s Greg Peterson explains.
Sept. 27, 2019
Q&AZ: Is Hitchhiking Illegal In Arizona?
Arizona highways and interstates carry a lot of cars, trucks and motorcycles. What they should never carry, according to Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesperson Bart Graves, are hitchhikers. He said it’s considered trespassing but more importantly, it’s a safety issue for pedestrians and drivers.
Sept. 27, 2019
KJZZs Friday NewsCap Sept. 27, 2019
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. To talk about the President Donald Trump impeachment inquiry in the House and more, Andrei Cherny, former chair of the Arizona Democratic Party, and Barrett Marson of Marson Media, joined The Show.
Sept. 27, 2019
In Mexico, Thousands Commemorate Anniversary Of Disappeared Students
Thousands marched in downtown Mexico City on Thursday to commemorate the disappearance of 43 college students who were traveling by bus in southern Mexico before vanishing. Demonstrators marched onto Mexico City's central square.
Sept. 27, 2019
Bill Under Construction To Double Gas Tax
In a legislative bill, Rep. Noel Campbell (R-Prescott) plans to ask the lawmakers to double the current 18 cent per gallon gas tax. Campbell says the rate hasn’t changed since 1991.
Sept. 27, 2019
Trump Administration Proposes Setting Refugee Cap At 18,000
The Trump administration aims to resettle no more than 18,000 refugees throughout the United States in the new fiscal year that starts Oct. 1.
Sept. 26, 2019
$3,500 Reward Offered In Wildlife Water Contamination
A reward is out to find whoever who dumped toxic materials in a wildlife water basin. The motivation is still unclear, but a $3,500 reward is out to find the person or people that poured gasoline in an animal water catchment.
Sept. 26, 2019
Collecting Wood In Tonto National Forest No Longer Allowed
The Tonto National Forest has stopped selling permits to collect fire wood after the USDA issued a court-ordered injunction. A federal judge ruled that six national forests, including Arizona’s Tonto National Forest, failed to manage activities that could jeopardize the Mexican Spotted Owl.
Sept. 26, 2019

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