KJZZ News

Mexico Deploys National Guard To Stop Migrants
Mexico confirmed the deployment of the newly-formed National Guard to its southern border to stop migrants, as agreed with the U.S. But opponents said the federal government is breaking the law and turning Mexico into the U.S. border wall.
June 14, 2019
AZ Musicians Plan Tom Petty
Singer-songwriter Brian Chartrand from The Project, Live from Laurel Canyon and The Sweet Remains is performing Tom Petty's "Wildflowers" cover to cover with fellow Arizona musicians to celebrate the album's 25th anniversary.
June 14, 2019
Police Release Report On Hacienda Healthcare Rape Case
Six months after an incapacitated woman gave birth to a baby boy at Hacienda Healthcare, Phoenix Police have released their report into the investigation to some news outlets.
June 14, 2019
Census Question Could Cost Arizona A Seat In Congress
If a contentious citizenship question ends up on the 2020 census, it could cost Arizona a much hoped for 10th Congressional seat, according to a new study.
June 14, 2019
Phoenix Mayor Gallego Presents Her First State Of The City
Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego gave her first state of the city address on Thursday, highlighting many of the main achievements she has made in her first few months in office.
June 14, 2019
Arizona Farmers Buzzing Over Legal Hemp
Industrial hemp is legal in Arizona, and there's a buzz around the crop. But rules are still being finalized here, which makes hemp both exciting and daunting for Arizona farmers.
June 14, 2019
KJZZ
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with Paul Bentz of HighGround and Chip Scutari of Scutari and Cieslak.
June 14, 2019
Reaching Maricopa County
Volunteers counted an estimated 6,200 people living unsheltered in Maricopa County this year. Connecting them to continuous services is no small feat.
June 14, 2019
7-Year-Old Girl Dies Crossing Arizona Border
Federal agents found the body of a 7-year-old girl near the Arizona-Mexico border Wednesday morning. The U.S. Border Patrol and Mexico’s federal police were searching the border region west of Lukeville, Arizona, Thursday afternoon.
June 14, 2019
APS Temporarily Halting Power Disconnections
Arizona Public Service announced that it is reviewing its disconnection policies. The company said it will temporarily stop shutting off power to customers who are behind on payments.
June 13, 2019
Nogales Would Need Help If Asylum Seekers Are Returned
As part of a recent deal, more Central Americans seeking asylum in the U.S. will be returned to Mexican border cities. One Sonoran city mayor said it would need help if they’re sent there.
June 13, 2019
Castro Speaks At Fox News Town Hall In Tempe
Scores of Arizona voters had a chance to see presidential candidate Julian Castro at Tempe Center for the Arts. He appeared on a Fox News town hall-style broadcast.
June 13, 2019
Phoenix Shares Preparations For Monsoon Season
Several city of Phoenix departments share its plans of action as Saturday marks the beginning of the monsoon season. KJZZ's Christina Estes reports on how the city's departments are preparing to combat the monsoon weather.
June 13, 2019
Lake Powell Water Level Increases After Wet Winter
Snowmelt from the Rocky Mountains has been pouring into Lake Powell since weather began to warm up.
June 13, 2019
Arizona Snowbowl Announces $60M Expansion Plan
The Arizona Snowbowl ski resort has announced plans for a $60 million expansion.
June 13, 2019
Saving Light Rail Top Priority For Phoenix Mayor
Three months after being sworn in as Phoenix mayor, Kate Gallego is launching a new campaign. During Gallego’s first State of the City address, she told a group gathered that choices made over the next few months will shape Phoenix’s future.
June 13, 2019
Quarantine Extended At Animal Control East Shelter
Maricopa County Animal Care and Control is extending a quarantine at its east shelter as it continues to fight an outbreak of two deadly canine viruses.
June 13, 2019
Aid Groups Eye Unused Phoenix School As Potential Migrant Shelter
Aid groups helping migrant families dropped off by federal authorities have set their sights on an empty school near Sky Harbor International Airport as a potential overnight shelter, but opening the facility is at least weeks away.
June 13, 2019
Mexico Expert:
Tony Payan, director of Rice University's Mexico Center, says the "failed states" of Guatemala and Honduras are pushing migrant caravans through Mexico and into the United States in growing numbers.
June 13, 2019
Hope To Decrease AZ Class Sizes Remains A Difficult Goal
Teacher pay was at the heart of the #RedForEd Movement in 2018, which led to teacher walkouts and action by Gov. Doug Ducey with his 20X2020 plan.
June 13, 2019

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