KJZZ News

Cortes Out of Recall Election
November’s recall election is back down to two candidates…after Olivia Cortes withdrew from the race today.  In a statement, Cortes says, in part, quote…due to the constant intimidation and harassment of me, my family, friends, and neighbors I have decided to drop out of the race for state senator in LD 18.
Sept. 20, 2013
Share The Stories Of Your Community!
We want to hear the stories of your community. Do you feel safe where you live? What challenges has your town faced?
Sept. 20, 2013
Last Minute Push in Recall Election
The campaigns of Senate President Russell Pearce and opponent Jerry Lewis are making an all-out push to get people to vote in Tuesday’s recall election. Many political observers--even the campaigns themselves--think the race is too close to call.
Sept. 20, 2013
Broadway Legend Ben Vereen Steps Out
Broadway legend Ben Vereen talks to Steve Goldstein about his lifetime of performing, the struggles he's gone through, and what the stage has meant to him. Vereen will perform his show, Stepping Out, at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, November 19th.
Sept. 20, 2013
Breaking Wood Burning Habit during No Burn Days
The Maricopa County Air Quality Department has issued 39 notices so far this year to people who’ve violated the county’s ‘No Burn Day’ ordinance.  It’s against the law to use a wood burning fireplace or fire pit on days when the air is stagnant.
Sept. 20, 2013
Senator Pearce Raised 3 Times More Money in Losing Effort
Former Senate President Russell Pearce spent more than a quarter million dollars in his bid to retain his seat.  His latest campaign finance report shows Pearce received 31-thousand dollars in donations over the last three weeks of the election.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arpaio dismisses DOJ report, vows to continue enforcing law
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he will continue to enforce illegal immigration laws, despite a report released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Justice. The federal agency says the sheriff’s office engaged in racial profiling and retaliated against its critics.
Sept. 20, 2013
Beyond Science Fiction
Professor Paul Davies explains the science behind time travel, finding life on other planets, and finding intelligent life in other universes. Davies also talks about his work with cancer researchers and the importance of keeping a certain amount of imagination in science.
Sept. 20, 2013
Stanton Sworn in as Phoenix Mayor
Greg Stanton took the oath of office today, becoming mayor of Phoenix. And, he’s talking about ideas that go beyond Arizona’s capitol city.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.   MARK BRODIE: In his inaugural address, Stanton discussed the need to diversify the city’s economy, saying boom and bust is not the best path.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tucson Project White House
For the Arizona Presidential Primaries average citizens are being encouraged to participate in Project White House 2012. The Tucson Weekly is holding a series of challenges, and will even endorse the participant who gains the most public support.
Sept. 20, 2013
Is Real Estate Looking Up?
Real estate experts Mike Orr, creator of the Cromford Report, and John Wake of the website Real Estate Notebook talk about improvements they’ve seen in Arizona’s housing market…and the state finally recovering from the popped bubble.
Sept. 20, 2013
Giffords announces she will resign from Congress
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords announced Sunday that she will resign from Congress. She said she needs more time to heal from last year’s assassination attempt. From Tucson, Michel Marizco reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Census data shows growth of tribal numbers
Data from the U.S. Census Bureau show that the Native American and Alaska Native populations now number more than 5 million people in the United States. Five of the 10 largest American Indian reservations are in Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
February 2012 ENews
 KJZZ launched Centennial Minutes this morning-- one of a series of specials you will hear this month that reflect on Arizona’s rich history. (read more)For a look at Arizona’s history-- from an artistic point of view-- tune in to Hearing the Century: Voices of Arizona’s Arts Past and Present-- weekdays throughout February at 8:30 a.
Sept. 20, 2013
Obamas refinancing plan sounds good, but will it work?
President Obama is putting more pressure on Congress to consider his home-mortgage refinancing proposal. In Arizona, housing experts are mixed on whether it would actually work.PETER O'DOWD: The plan would give several million people the chance to refinance their mortgages at favorable interest rates, even if that mortgage is underwater.
Sept. 20, 2013
Boost in federal Alzheimers funding would trickle to AZ
President Obama’s latest budget proposal asks Congress to fund $80 million for Alzheimer’s research. If it’s approved, the money would likely trickle down to researchers in Arizona. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Court rules against parking fees in national park
People who hike and camp in undeveloped areas of a southern Arizona forest cannot be charged a parking fee. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that federal law prohibits the fees. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Medical marijuana dispensary requirement under fire
The State of Arizona and the Department of Health Services are headed back to court over the state’s voter-approved medical marijuana law. A pro-medical marijuana group is contesting several requirements, including the rule that marijuana dispensaries must have a medical director.
Sept. 20, 2013
Concerns voiced for state?s proposed no-growth budget
Dennis Welch, managing editor of The Arizona Guardian, talks about the most recent budget plan presented by Republicans and why Governor Jan Brewer is concerned. At the state capitol, Republican lawmakers have presented a no-growth budget plan, which proposes no new spending above the current level.
Sept. 20, 2013
Centennial Minute: Buckey ONeill
This month, Arizona turns 100. KJZZ is marking the centennial each week in February with stories of our state’s history, people and places. We're calling it the Centennial Minute. This morning, authors and Arizona residents Fred DuVal and Lisa Schnebly Heidinger tell us about the legendary Buckey O’Neill.
Sept. 20, 2013

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