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Phoenix City Council chambers
Two Phoenix City Council members who often represent opposing views found common ground Wednesday when they voted against a police proposal.
Dec. 1, 2021
Phoenix police sign
Phoenix will pay $5 million to the family of Muhammad Muhaymin who died while in police custody. Before the council voted on the settlement Wednesday, Vice Mayor Carlos Garcia said it is not justice, "Justice would have been for Muhammad to have had housing and resources."
Nov. 17, 2021
A new investigation from the Arizona Republic finds cannabis convictions in the state disproportionately impact people of color, and that their first conviction on a pot charge often led to other charges, once they were released from prison.
Nov. 17, 2021
phoenix city hall
Phoenix is preparing to open the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as part of the budget approved by the City Council earlier this year.
Nov. 16, 2021
Chaco Culture National Historical Park
After months of study, the administration recently announced new policies on oil and gas drilling in the Chaco Canyon region.
Nov. 15, 2021
Tempe City Hall
Tempe has approved the CROWN Act, which bans discrimination in schools and workplaces based on hairstyles.
Nov. 15, 2021
Douglas Port of Entry
Mexico’s president traveled to neighboring Sonora Thursday to oversee the progress of what he calls his “justice plan” for the mining community of Cananea. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s visit is meant to discuss progress on his Justice for Cananea plan announced in July.
Nov. 11, 2021
tempe police badge
A four-year study has come to an end and ASU's Michael White is sharing the findings. White and his research team partnered with Tempe Police Department to show how police de-escalation training translates to encounters.
Nov. 10, 2021
Downtown Phoenix
The Phoenix Police Department wants to replace the security camera system in the city’s downtown core.
Nov. 10, 2021
On this episode of KJZZ's Word podcast hosted by Tom Maxedon, explore the human condition in the past, present and future with a historical fiction writer who runs a boutique bed-and-breakfast in the Yucatán, a Phoenix poet whose tireless homeless outreach led to a spoken word/jazz album and a Valley gaming enthusiast who wrote a sci-fi novel.
Nov. 7, 2021
Phoenix Pride 2018
The Phoenix Pride Festival was held this weekend for the first time since 2019. The celebration also marked a milestone for LGBTQ pride in Phoenix: the festival’s 40th anniversary.
Nov. 7, 2021
A new book of personal stories about Black residents of Arizona was released last month. The work is a continuation of a project that seeks to expand the story of “The Great Migration.” Its curator is now offering workshops to further discussions about parts of history that’s often under-studied.
Nov. 2, 2021
Protesters in Hermosillo
Family members of seven Yaqui men who went missing in July say they don’t trust Sonoran officials who claim their loved ones’ remains were discovered last month.
Oct. 27, 2021
border patrol patch
The review says a supervisory agent stationed in Arizona faced getting fired for posting internal video with a migrant falling to their death. Instead, their final discipline was a 30-day suspension, according to the report from the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
Oct. 25, 2021
Protesters collect donations
Since the summer of 2018, the lengthy protest has spelled millions in revenue losses every month for the federal government.
Oct. 25, 2021
Kyrsten Sinema in a video posted by LUCHA
The Arizona State University Police Department has asked county prosecutors to charge four people with misdemeanors after a protest against U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema earlier this month ended with an activist following her into a bathroom.
Oct. 22, 2021
Tempe City Hall
The Tempe City Council met Thursday night to discuss the renaming of several parks and schools in the city after discovering they were named after former Ku Klux Klan members. But the process is just getting started.
Oct. 22, 2021
KJZZ's The Show
The city of Tempe is moving forward into considering renaming several city streets and parks that were named after residents affiliated with the KKK. To learn about the dilemma, The Show spoke with Joshua Kane, senior lecturer at Arizona State University.
Oct. 22, 2021
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A group of U.S. senators wrote to Scottsdale-based Universal Electronics on Wednesday about concerns over the company’s alleged mistreatment of Uyghur Muslims in China.
Oct. 21, 2021
gun in a holster
Earlier this month, an Arizona woman was arrested after allegedly shooting someone she thought was shoplifting. In January, police arrested a woman who shot two employees of a Phoenix hardware store; she says she was trying to stop two robbery suspects.
Oct. 20, 2021


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