KJZZ News

Discussion of the Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act. The court upheld the act by a 5-4 decision, with Chief Justice Roberts writing the majority opinion. KJZZ's Dennis Lambert spoke with Pete Wertheim of the Arizona Hospital Association about the ruling.
Sept. 20, 2013
Open primary advocates out for a few extra signatures
A group trying to change Arizona’s primary system will be out collecting some extra signatures Wednesday. The Open Elections/Open Government ballot initiative will give voters a chance to make Arizona’s primary elections nonpartisan.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona asks SCOTUS to rule on revoking same-sex partner benefits
Arizona is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn lower courts' rulings that the state can't take away state workers' same-sex domestic partner benefits. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Steve Goldstein has more.
Sept. 20, 2013
Colorado City now patrolled by county sheriff
The sheriff of Mohave County in northwest Arizona has begun patrolling the town of Colorado City on a regular basis. That action comes after a federal lawsuit last month alleging civil rights violations by police in Colorado City.
Sept. 20, 2013
Convicted Serial Shooter Dale Hausner has asked the state Supreme Court to expedite his pending execution. Hausner was sentenced to death for killing six people in the mid-2000s.PETER O’DOWD: Hausner handwrote his letter to Arizona’s highest court on lined paper.
Sept. 20, 2013
County hospital won
Maricopa County residents will not be voting this fall on a tax to replace the county’s 40-year-old hospital. The Health Care District Board of Directors decided this afternoon to postpone any decision for at least a year.
Sept. 20, 2013
Dmitry Matheny talks Flugelhorn
Dmitri Matheny talks with Blaise about the sound of the Flugelhorn and what makes it different than a trumpet.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona gets money to screen for alcohol, drug abuse
Arizona has won a federal grant to try to intervene before alcohol and substance use becomes an addiction. The $7.5 million will set up a program of early screening at several community health centers and one emergency room in Northern Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
Michael Ian Black: RV
Michael Ian Black loves the '80's. But, how does he feel about traveling the country in a poorly air-conditioned RV with Meghan McCain, the daughter of Arizona Senator John McCain? Michael Ian Black (Photo courtesy of Michael Ian Black)       He spoke with KJZZ's Mark Brodie about his experiences, which are detailed in a new book co-written by the pair.
Sept. 20, 2013
Medical marijuana lottery results in 97 dispensary certificates
Arizona officials used a bingo-style machine with sets of numbered air-blown balls Tuesday as they picked winners from among more than 400 applicants for certificates to run 97 medical marijuana dispensaries around the state.
Sept. 20, 2013
All eyes on another Arizona lawsuit -- this time domestic partner benefits
Nearly a dozen states are hoping the U.S. Supreme Court lets Arizona deny benefits to the domestic partners of state employees. A federal court last year it was illegal to say only spouses and dependents of married state and universities were eligible.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sales tax initiative to appear on November ballot
A voter initiative that would make a temporary one-cent sales tax permanent will appear on Arizona’s ballot in November. The Arizona Supreme Court ruled late Tuesday that supporters of the measure substantially complied with the law, despite a paperwork error that led Secretary of State Ken Bennett to disqualify the initiative.
Sept. 20, 2013
State could get more transportation money from feds
The Obama Administration has freed up $470 million in state transportation funding. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, some of it could end up in Arizona. The money is left over from stalled earmark projects from 2003 to 2006.
Sept. 20, 2013
DPS find rule violations on Grand Canyon buses
A recent inspection of commercial buses at Grand Canyon National Park removed more than two dozen from service. The two-day inspection of about 200 vehicles took place last week and included a check on drivers' credentials.
Sept. 20, 2013
Too much rain could actually be a problem
Much of the Valley is drying out after a second night of monsoon storms. More than an inch of rain fell in some parts of the Valley. Flood Control engineers say many parts of the county are soaked. That could be a problem if there is more rain.
Sept. 20, 2013
Primary election voting underway in Arizona
Polls opened at 6 a.m. Tuesday morning, and will remain open until 7 p.m. for voters to cast a ballot in several races. KJZZ's Nick Blumberg spent some time at a polling location in Tempe, the Arizona Historical Society Museum.
Sept. 20, 2013
Decisive primaries make for unpredictable November
Chris Herstam,  former gubernatorial Chief of Staff, and Bob Grossfeld, President and C-E-O of the Media Guys, talk about what Tuesday's primary election results mean for November.Herstam and Grossfeld dissect David Schweikert's defeat of fellow incumbent Congressman Ben Quayle in the Sixth Congressional District G-O-P primary.
Sept. 20, 2013
Valley
Low interest rates and a shrinking supply of foreclosed homes are driving buyers back into the new home market.  As KJZZ’s Al Macias reports, the Valley’s homebuilding industry is showing signs of life after one of the biggest slowdowns in history.
Sept. 20, 2013
Yuma sector BP Agent said to have killed girlfriend, self
The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says a U.S. Border Patrol Agent fatally shot his girlfriend before turning the gun on himself Wednesday.  36-year-old Agent Robert C. Nelson is believed to have committed the murder-suicide.
Sept. 20, 2013
Infant death at Gilbert KinderCare leads to investigation
An investigation is underway to determine the cause of death for a three-month-old boy who died at a Gilbert KinderCare yesterday. Staff members called for help and started CPR when they found the infant wasn't breathing, but when police arrived, they were unable to resuscitate him.
Sept. 20, 2013

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