KJZZ News

Passenger train debuts at Sky Harbor
A passenger train made its debut today at Sky Harbor Airport. Sky Train, as its called, should begin moving passengers to and from Terminal Four by early next year.  KJZZ’s Al Macias reports the trains will actually travel over the airport taxiway.
Jun. 29, 2012
U.S. Senate confirms Leonardo as new U.S. Attorney for Arizona
The U.S. Senate has confirmed the new U.S. Attorney for Arizona. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: In March, President Obama nominated John Leonardo to the post, and the Senate confirmed him Friday.
Jun. 29, 2012
Arizona patient grateful for health care decision
Arizonans are reacting to the U.S. Supreme Court decision to uphold President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul. We first introduced you to Bill Nelson and his wife when he lost his health coverage due to a change in state law.
Jun. 28, 2012
U.S. Supreme Court denies Arizona stay on voter registration issue
The U.S. Supreme Court has denied Arizona’s request to temporarily block a lower court’s ruling affecting voter registration. That decision said federal laws supersede state laws. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Jun. 28, 2012
How the health care ruling affects Arizona businesses, consumers
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the Affordable Care Act championed by President Barack Obama. The ruling could affect small businesses, the health care industry, and the state of Arizona. The Supreme Court’s decision preserves one of the most contentious provisions of the health care law, the so-called individual mandate that requires most Americans to buy health insurance or pay a fine.
Jun. 28, 2012
Arizona AG Horne: Supreme Court ruling could end "coercion" of states
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne says he was surprised by today’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act by the U.S. Supreme Court. But he thinks a part of that decision could set the stage for a new legal doctrine.
Jun. 28, 2012
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.
Jun. 28, 2012
Supreme Court upholds most of the Affordable Care Act
The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. KJZZ's Dennis Lambert spoke with James E. Dalen, Dean Emeritus of the University of Arizona College of Medicine, about the decision.
Jun. 28, 2012
First West Nile case of the year found in Maricopa County
The state and county Health Departments have confirmed the first case of West Nile Virus in a human this year. A Maricopa County woman in her 30s was declared the first official West Nile victim of 2012 on Wednesday.
Jun. 27, 2012
A Battle for the Soul of Islam
Phoenix physician Dr Zuhdi Jasser talks about his book A Battle for the Soul of Islam, and explains the current struggle within Muslim communities with differing ideas. Jasser says there’s currently a battle of ideals between reformers and revivalists, the same sort of fight that led to the U.
Jun. 27, 2012
Arizona Chamber President "thrilled" with Governor
The President and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry says he’s “absolutely thrilled” that Governor Jan Brewer has extended the regulatory review and moratorium for state agencies.
Jun. 27, 2012
The fallout from Supreme Court
Former state lawmaker Chris Herstam and John MacDonald, owner of local lobbying and consulting firm Policy AZ, explain the reactions of politicians to the Supreme Court's ruling on SB 1070. Glenn Hamer, president and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, talks about the perspective of the business community.
Jun. 27, 2012
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton on SB 1070 and Arizona
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton talks about the image overhaul Arizona needs in order to attract new businesses in the wake of the SB 1070 controversy. Stanton said he doesn’t think SB 1070 is good legislation, but Phoenix will follow the law as it should and is obligated to.
Jun. 27, 2012
New playoff system for college football championship expected in 2014
College football has adopted a four-team playoff to determine its national champion.  The new system will replace the Bowl Championship Series in the 2014 season.  Dennis Lambert was joined by Fiesta Bowl Executive Director Robert Shelton to discuss the new playoff and its impact on the Valley.
Jun. 27, 2012
Initiative disqualified from ballot
Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett has disqualified an initiative from November’s ballot, because of a problem with petition language. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: On Monday, supporters of the Quality Education and Jobs campaign turned in more than 290,000 signatures.
Jun. 26, 2012
ACLU begins SB 1070 education campaign for immigrants
The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona has prepared a campaign to educate the Arizona immigrant community about its rights under the remaining provisions of SB 1070.  KJZZ’s Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports.
Jun. 26, 2012
Family of Utah doctor can proceed with lawsuit against feds
The family of a Utah doctor can go forward with parts of a lawsuit claiming federal agents pushed the man to suicide. Dr. James Redd was indicted in 2009 after a sweeping investigation into the looting of Native American artifacts.
Jun. 26, 2012
Did the Supreme Court get SB 1070 right?
Monday, the United States Supreme Court ruled on the injunction against Arizona SB 1070. The court held that three portions of the law cannot go into effect, but that one -- requiring police officers to check the immigration status of someone they've detained, if there's "reasonable suspicion" the person may be here illegally -- can.
Jun. 26, 2012
Congressional District 9 Republican candidates discuss issues
Republican candidates in Arizona's new Congressional District 9 discussed a number of important issues at a KJZZ-hosted forum Monday night, including illegal immigration, the economy and jobs and health care.
Jun. 26, 2012
Part of Sycamore Creek closed
Forest officials announced Monday they are closing part of Sycamore Creek in the Tonto National Forest. They say they are worried impending monsoon storms could cause flash floods. One of those areas is the Sunflower burn area.
Jun. 25, 2012

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