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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
KJZZ logo generic card
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
Jill Messing
With domestic violence deaths on the rise, an ASU research team will study what can be done to help survivors feel safer as their accused partners await trial.
Oct. 18, 2021
Tempe City Hall
Tempe councilmembers this week will discuss a recommendation to rename several city parks, streets and neighborhoods named for individuals who were recently discovered to be members of a local Ku Klux Klan chapter in the 1920s.
Oct. 16, 2021
Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel
Questions continue to be raised about how the Maricopa County Attorney's Office and its prosecutors carry out their duties — and whether transparency plays enough of a role. In response, the office has announced a new policy it hopes will improve the situation.
Oct. 13, 2021
face mask with a raised fist and words Black Lives Matter
The National Labor Relations Board has sided with coffee shop employees at Sky Harbor Airport in a dispute over masks.
Oct. 12, 2021
Marijuana plants
As part of last year’s ballot measure legalizing recreational marijuana, the Department of Health Services is required to issue 26 retail licenses to people in communities affected by Arizona’s biased enforcement of previous marijuana laws.
Oct. 10, 2021
Fuerte Arts Movement's October Women's March mural, critical of Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema
Hundreds of pro-choice advocates gathered at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix on Saturday morning in response to the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision to uphold Texas’s anti-abortion law.
Oct. 2, 2021
body camera and badge on officer
The media spotlight on Black Lives Matter protests and police brutality changed the narrative around what it means to be a police officer in America. And according to Adam Fine's research, it’s shifted the way young people, in particular, see law enforcement.
Sep. 28, 2021
Allister Adel
Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel is back at work after announcing that she was in treatment for alcohol use and anxiety in California for a few weeks earlier this month. Throughout the process, she has asked the public for patience and understanding. But some defense attorneys who face her office in court see hypocrisy in that request.
Sep. 27, 2021

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