KJZZ News

3 Days Into Pilot Program, Bird And Lime Scooters Disappear From Phoenix
Three days after the city of Phoenix began allowing e-scooters to operate downtown as part of a six-month pilot program, two of the three companies have removed all their scooters. As of Saturday afternoon, all Bird and Lime scooters have been collected from the streets.
Sept. 21, 2019
Ducey Open To Compensation For College Athletes — But Not Like In CA
Gov. Doug Ducey said Friday that he's open to some form of compensation for college athletes — but nothing like the bill approved by California lawmakers.
Sept. 21, 2019
DHS Investigating Salmonella Outbreak At Women’s Prison
The Arizona Department of Health Services is investigating a suspected salmonella outbreak at the state women’s prison. DHS says it is working with the Department of Corrections to investigate a suspected salmonella outbreak at the Perryville prison in Goodyear.
Sept. 20, 2019
Gosar, Gallego Weigh In On Trump Whistleblower Allegations
Two Arizona representatives have weighted in on the whistleblower allegations about President Trump's potentially illegal promise to a foreign leader.
Sept. 20, 2019
Judge Rules Against Hezron Parks In Tempe Fire Captain Murder
Regardless of whether the juror was coerced, Judge George Foster has ruled the defendant must be sentenced before they can ask for a new trial.
Sept. 20, 2019
Vandals Contaminate Animal Water Supply With Fuel In Northern Arizona
A water catchment located about 15 miles east of Flagstaff and used by wildlife has been contaminated with fuel. Arizona Game & Fish department spokesperson Nathan Gonzalez said the incident, which occurred around Sept. 15, was discovered by members of partner organizations who routinely check on water supplies.
Sept. 20, 2019
Phoenix Police Report Details ICE Shooting In Ahwatukee
A suspect wanted for human smuggling used an AK-47 to open fire on an elite team of federal agents as they tried to arrest him in April in the quiet suburb of Ahwatukee, according to a report by the Phoenix Police Department obtained through a public records request.
Sept. 20, 2019
More Data Needed To Bridge Digital Divide
At least 21 million Americans still lack broadband, according to the Federal Communications Commission. A nonpartisan think tank says more accurate data is needed to expand high-speed internet access.
Sept. 20, 2019
Foundation Trying To Tackle Affordable Housing Shortage
There is a significant lack of affordable housing in the Valley, but a new initiative is trying to tackle the problem, one donation at a time. Starting about a month ago, homebuyers have had the option of donating $25 when they close on their houses.
Sept. 20, 2019
Rowdy Fans Lift Phoenix Rising To Record 20-Game Win Streak
While Arizona’s other professional sports franchises have struggled, The Phoenix Rising is enjoying unprecedented success this season. The United Soccer League club has won 20 straight, the longest streak in the history of American pro soccer history, having not lost a match since May.
Sept. 20, 2019
Tucson Nurses Go On Strike To Improve Staff Investment
Nurses as Tucson’s St. Joseph’s and St. Mary’s hospitals began a 24-hour strike Friday morning. According to the National Nurses Organizing Committee, this marks the first time registered nurses have ever taken such action in Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2019
A Better Future Is Possible: Hundreds Join AZ Climate Strike
Hundreds of people marched through downtown Phoenix to the state’s Capitol on Friday afternoon to demand action to mitigate climate change. “It’s really about revitalizing our community,” said Arizona Youth Climate Strike co-leader Aditi Narayanan, a senior at charter school Basis Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2019
100 Bands, 500 Songs: Trunk Spaces Indie 500 Begins
The Indie 500, a marathon of a music festival, is one of those "wouldn’t it be funny" ideas that was actually carried out. The Indie 500 starts Friday afternoon at Trunk Space and ends Sunday morning at 2 a.m.
Sept. 20, 2019
KJZZs Friday NewsCap Sept. 20, 2019
To talk about many things, including the Brush & Nib Arizona Supreme Court case and the eight people who are under consideration to be Maricopa County attorney, Julie Erfle, communications consultant at Erfle Uncuffed, and former state lawmaker Stan Barnes of Copper State Consulting, joined The Show.
Sept. 20, 2019
 Mexican Tomato Deal Signed Despite Inspection Concerns
A new deal on Mexican tomato imports puts an end to months of uncertainty. But not everyone is satisfied with the outcome. The Florida Tomato Exchange called the deal a “step in the right direction.” But the Nogales-based Fresh Produce Association of the Americas says it’s a “step backward.”
Sept. 20, 2019
Ducey Stands Behind AZ Supreme Courts LGBTQ Ruling
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey says he's against discrimination of all forms. However, he is backing this week's Arizona Supreme Court ruling allowing a Phoenix calligraphy company to refuse making wedding invitations for a gay couple.
Sept. 20, 2019
U.S. Recycling 18 Months Later: Who Is Paying The Bill?
It was June 2018 when Arizona felt the initial blow of a recycling system breaking down. Recycling has become a national crisis and 18 months later, local governments are still on their own to navigate through it.
Sept. 20, 2019
Q&AZ: How Did Bucket Of Blood Street Get Its Name?
From Bloody Basin to Skull Valley, Arizona is full of towns, roads and landmarks that bear ominous names. A listener asked how one spooky-sounding street in Holbrook got its label.
Sept. 20, 2019
Mexican Military Finds Synthetic Drug Lab Near AZ Border
Mexican officials shut down a drug laboratory just south of the Arizona border this week. It’s one of a growing number of drug labs discovered in Mexico in recent months.
Sept. 19, 2019
Committee On Abuse Of Vulnerable Adults Meets Again
Nine months after an incapacitated woman gave birth to a baby at a Phoenix long-term care facility, advocates, lawmakers and officials continue to look at the issue of abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults. Loopholes and lack of funding appear to be part of the problem.
Sept. 19, 2019

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