KJZZ News

Madison Hotel demolished in downtown Phoenix
Demolition crews are tearing down the Madison Hotel in downtown Phoenix. KJZZ's Peter O'Dowd watched the demolition. The Phoenix Suns own the property and a second abandoned hotel next door. The Suns have not yet responded to KJZZ's requests for comment, but the company has said it plans to turn the land into a parking lot.
Sept. 20, 2013
Corporation Commission candidates debate Renewable Energy Standard
Three seats on the Arizona Corporation Commission are up for election this fall. The panel has been called the most important government body you’ve never heard of. And, one issue has emerged as the most critical for the six major party candidates running for those positions.
Sept. 20, 2013
BLM to announce solar-energy zone in Yuma County
The Bureau of Land Management is set to announce Friday that it has designated about 25-hundred acres in Yuma County as a new solar-energy zone. The government hopes to speed development of renewable energy by identifying sites suitable for such projects and streamlining the process for approving them.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mayor Scott Smith on Mesas success
The city of Mesa has attracted university branches and a new library honoring former Senator Barry Goldwater. It’s also a prime player in the Valley’s light rail system and broke ground on a new entertainment district this week.
Sept. 20, 2013
Local utility crews helping to restore power on East Coast
SRP and APS crews on the East Coast are working steadily toward restoring power to homes, schools, and businesses, while preparing for another storm to move into the area. The Arizona Air National Guard flew Salt River Project and Arizona Public Service crews and trucks to areas hit by Hurricane Sandy on Friday, and they’ve been at work since they landed repairing a badly damaged electrical system.
Sept. 20, 2013
Flake defeats Carmona for Arizona Senate seat
Congressman Jeff Flake is moving to the Senate after his victory on Election Night. He replaces the retiring Jon Kyl. Flake was favored at the beginning of the campaign, but as KJZZ’s Al Macias reports, the victory did not come easily.
Sept. 20, 2013
The influence of Native American voters
Organizers of a national get-out-the-vote campaign that targeted Native American communities for Election Day are considering their efforts a success. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more.The National Congress of American Indians led the push to get more Native Americans voting.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona gas prices continue falling
Filling up your gas tank is a bit cheaper again this week.From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie explains. MARK BRODIE: AAA-Arizona says a gallon of regular, unleaded gas in Arizona costs an average of $3.
Sept. 20, 2013
After delay, supervisors agree on settlement for inmate death
Maricopa County will pay $3.25 million to the family of Deborah Braillard. Court records show she died in the county jail in January 2005 after she was denied treatment for diabetes. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Valley mayors call for reforming states education system
Several Valley mayors say they’re best suited to bring together lawmakers, community and education leaders to improve the state’s education system. Their first attempt is to create an education coalition made of mayors from across the state.
Sept. 20, 2013
Veteran Stories: Recovering from PTSD
It’s hard to know how many veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are suffering from the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder. We know that the number receiving government compensation for those conditions went up more than 200 percent in the last decade.
Sept. 20, 2013
Herb Paine: Lessons of the Elections
The law of diminishing returns states that there’s a point where the more you invest, the less you get.The 2012 elections proved that point pretty well. After spending nearly $6 billion in the presidential elections and millions in Arizona, what have we got? Continued gridlock.
Sept. 20, 2013
Hospital tax approved in Phoenix
Phoenix hospitals will pay a new tax, under an ordinance approved Tuesday by the Phoenix City Council in a 6-3 vote. Supporters say it will bring in $200 million in federal money to help hospitals care for people without insurance.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix schools stress security to parents
Schools in the Phoenix area are responding to last week's mass shooting in Connecticut. KJZZ's Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports districts are reaching out to parents to assure them of the security measures in place.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sponsor of 1994 assault weapons ban says bipartisan support needed for new laws
Federal legislation aimed at limiting assault-style weapons is being discussed in Washington, after last week’s mass murders at an elementary school in Connecticut. Former Arizona Senator Dennis DeConcini was one of the sponsors of a similar bill 18 years ago.
Sept. 20, 2013

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