KJZZ News

After Burst of Border Violence, DPS Sends Help to Border
The Department of Public Safety is sending resources to the Arizona-Mexico border after bloody shootouts left nine dead in two Sonoran cities. But one Sonoran official doubts there will be much for them to do.
June 12, 2019
Mexico Activists Accused Of Human Smuggling Released
In Arizona, it is unclear if humanitarian aid worker Scott Warren will continue to face charges of illegally harboring undocumented immigrants. And in Mexico, two activists accused of human smuggling have been released. Their supporters said the arrests were a setup.
June 12, 2019
UA Receives $1.5M Grant To Expand Intelligence Degree Program
The University of Arizona has received a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency to establish an intelligence-focused degree program.
June 12, 2019
Phoenix Theatre Entryway Named After Steven Spielberg
It’s no secret that Steven Spielberg has Phoenix roots. His first feature-length movie, "Firelight" — a film which allegedly inspired "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" — premiered at the Phoenix Theatre Company’s Mainstage in 1964
June 12, 2019
Arizona Artist Ted DeGrazia Featured In AZ Highways
What kind of an artist carries thousands of dollars in a paper bag when he goes to a car dealership to buy at least one new automobile? What kind of artist sets fire to more than $1 million worth of his paintings as a way of protesting U.S. inheritance taxes?
June 12, 2019
Biologist Talks About His Discovery Of AZ
Thanks to a chance discovery more than a decade ago, we know that Arizona is home to not one but two species of salamanders.
June 12, 2019
Lawmakers Aim To Loosen Gene Patenting Restrictions
Patents are issued for any number of things, and the U.S. Patent Office has three different categories for them: utility, design and plant. You may be surprised to know that genes have also been patented for decades, but that stopped a few years ago after the Supreme Court took action.
June 12, 2019
Asian Businesses Find Home In Mesa
The closure of the Chinese Cultural Center last year created a lot of controversy and, if it made you wonder where you can get a great wonton soup or some novelty Asian desserts now that it’s gone, don’t worry. There is a burgeoning successor to the Asian-American hub in Mesa.
June 12, 2019
Report: Most Economists Predict A Recession By 2020
It might seem like the U.S. economy is going strong, more Americans are working and fewer are unemployed. But a new report from a leading economic forecaster shows a majority of economists think a recession is possible by the end of 2020.
June 12, 2019
Arizona Storytellers: Molly Hottle
KJZZ partners with the Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers series. Molly Hottle is from Iowa. She's lived in several places before she says she was forced to move to the "beige desert" that is Phoenix.
June 12, 2019
AZ Corporate Commission Orders APS File A New Rate Case
After two years of complaints from customers about the company’s rising prices, state utility regulators have launched a new inquiry into the company’s rates and profits.
June 12, 2019
Hung Jury In Humanitarian Border Aid Trial
A federal jury said Tuesday that it could not reach a verdict on against Scott Warren, a humanitarian aid worker accused of illegally harboring undocumented immigrants. Warren contended he merely provided food, water and shelter to immigrants who needed it and that humanitarian aid was not a crime. Prosecutors and the defense will meet again in early July to decide whether this case ends here.
June 12, 2019
Unauthorized Drone Grounded Helicopter Over Wildfire
At one point Saturday, a drone illegally flew into the restricted area, grounding a helicopter crew.
June 12, 2019
Latinx Tech Weekend Brings Together Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border will work on developing tech solutions at a startup event in Tucson this weekend.
June 12, 2019
Federal, Arizona Tribal Leaders Seek Solutions To Violence Against Women
More than four in five Native American women will experience violence in their lifetime, according to one federal study. In another report, Arizona counted the third-highest number of missing indigenous women and girls.
June 11, 2019
Arizona Congressional Delegation Split On House Vote To Enforce Barr, McGahn Subpoenas
The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to seek court enforcement of subpoenas compelling Attorney General William Barr and former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify before Congress.
June 11, 2019
Corporation Commission Allows More Development In Johnson Utilities’ Territory
The Arizona Corporation Commission acted Tuesday to allow more development in the Johnson Utilities service area, a sign of cautious optimism growing among the parties controlling the troubled company’s fate.
June 11, 2019
Water Donations Requested Following Extreme Temps
Phoenix Rescue Mission is requesting water donations as temperatures consistently hit triple-digits.
June 11, 2019
USDA Mostly Addressed Doves, Coyotes In 2018 AZ Wildlife Damage Management
The USDA recently released numbers on wildlife management across the country. That includes removing animals that are considered damaging, like feral swine and doves.
June 11, 2019
Report: Dignity Health Reported Inaccurate Wages, Nearly Causing $11M In Medicare Overpayments
A federal report found St. Joseph’s overstated its wages and costs by $12 million. That would have led to a domino effect worth $11 million of Medicare overpayments for more than 50 Arizona hospitals.
June 11, 2019

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