KJZZ News

One of the bills gaining momentum in the state legislature would give the governor and lawmakers more control over some of the decisions made by the Arizona Corporation Commission. Some argue the law is unconstitutional, but supporters say they’re merely trying to set up a system of checks and balances.
March 07, 2012
Mayors of cities and towns from Arizona are calling on state lawmakers to not interfere with local decisions. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. Mayors, from left: Jonathan Rothschild (Tucson), Doug Von Gausig (Clarkdale), Greg Stanton (Phoenix), Jay Tibshraeny (Chandler), Elaine Scruggs (Glendale).
March 07, 2012
KJZZ's Michele Robins interviews Wayne Messmer, a Chicago jazz vocalist known in the sports world for his rendition of the National Anthem. Messmer discusses his new album, "So Lucky to be Loving You," recorded with pianist Judy Roberts.
March 07, 2012
New federal guidelines for school meals will take effect starting with the next school year. As KJZZ’s Terry Ward reports, the idea is to better address the national epidemic of childhood obesity. TERRY WARD: The USDA announced last month new guidelines for nutrition that will get more whole grains, fruits and vegetables on school breakfast and lunch trays.
March 06, 2012
As we continue to celebrate Arizona's 100th year, we reached out to you to share your favorite Arizona memories. This story is about a woman who received a chilly reception when she first arrived. Marion Durham came to Arizona in 1967.
March 06, 2012
For the second time this week, the Arizona Senate on Tuesday defeated a proposal that would have asked voters to prohibit the state and its cities and towns from using photo enforcement systems. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
March 06, 2012
Budget talks between the legislature and governor have restarted, after the governor broke them off late last month. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: After state lawmakers passed their budget proposal out of their respective committees, Governor Brewer called it “reckless.
March 06, 2012
Anyone who’s ever hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and back knows the trek is usually followed by a couple of days of sore muscles. But, no creature probably knows that better than the Canyon’s legendary pack mules.
March 06, 2012
KJZZ's Steve Goldstein talks with photojournalist and National Geographic explorer Brian Skerry about his love of the sea, including why he thinks oceans have "souls."
March 05, 2012
One of the many vacant lots in Downtown Phoenix is under development. Two new apartment buildings will provide a home to college students and people who work downtown. A rendering of the courtyard of the proposed north building to be built in Downtown Phoenix by developer Concord Eastridge.
March 05, 2012
If you live in Arizona, you better start saving your receipts. A new line on the state's tax return is asking people how much shopping they've done out of state. The idea was to recoup millions in lost revenue from online retailers.
March 05, 2012
A special birthday gift to a spouse ends up benefitting thousands of animals served by the no-kill shelter of the Arizona Animal Welfare League. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports. A puppy takes advantage of shelter services at the Sonia Breslow Adoption Center.
March 05, 2012
The City of Peoria announced Monday they have reached a new long-term agreement that will keep the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners in Peoria for spring training for the next two decades. The Peoria Sports Complex will continue to serve as the spring training and player development home for the two teams until 2034.
March 05, 2012
Another report is out pointing to a rebound in the Valley’s housing market. Analysts at Clear Capital say foreclosures are down and housing prices are up. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Terry Ward reports.  TERRY WARD: The picture is still pretty depressing if you look at the housing market nationwide -- prices still are falling.
March 05, 2012
DENNIS LAMBERT: Your computer could be facing a major problem this week. Ken Colburn, CEO of Tempe based Data Docs, says the problem is likely to come Thursday as servers on so-called ‘botnets’ that were sending surfers to bogus websites, are shut down for good.
March 05, 2012
The fields for Arizona’s Congressional races are starting to take shape, and political observers say several of them appear to be competitive. Congressional redistricting has created questions about who will represent Arizona at the U.
March 05, 2012
DENNIS LAMBERT: Access to Sky Harbor Airport just got easier with the opening this morning of new ramps carrying traffic directly out of Sky Harbor airport on the southbound 143. KJZZ’s Terry Ward joins me in studio.
March 05, 2012
KJZZ, in partnership with students from Arizona State's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, wants your perspective on government intervention in our lives today. The U.S. is $15 trillion in debt and more Americans live in poverty than in the past 52 years.
March 02, 2012

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