KJZZ News

GPEC tries to attract California businesses
The Greater Phoenix Economic Council has a new plan to attract California businesses to the Valley. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: Last week, California voters approved Proposition 30—which will raise income taxes on the state’s residents who make more than $250,000 a year.
Sept. 20, 2013
Jail death settlement back on boards agenda
It looks like the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors may have changed its decision, again, about a multi-million dollar settlement over a jail inmate’s death. Deborah Braillard died while in the county jail almost eight years ago.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Justice Project turns attention to next high-profile case
The Arizona Justice Project is one of more than 50 agencies in the United States that has been working to free wrongfully convicted felons from prison. For more than a decade it’s set dozens of people free.
Sept. 20, 2013
Glendale City Council approves arena management deal
The National Hockey League lockout is in its 74th day. The Phoenix Coyotes still don’t have an owner. But there is some good news for hockey in the desert after a decision Tuesday night in Glendale. By a 4-2 vote, the Glendale City Council approved a 20-year, $324 million arena management deal with likely Coyotes buyer Greg Jamison.
Sept. 20, 2013
Stalled land exchange forces copper mine layoffs
Four hundred Arizona copper workers will be losing their jobs in the next few months. Uncertainty over a land exchange that has been stalled in Congress, is forcing the layoffs, according to the mine owners.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona dentists providing free care Friday, Saturday
Arizonans in need of dental care can get it, for free, Friday and Saturday, at the first Arizona Dental Mission of Mercy. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Three hundred dentists have turned Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the state fairgrounds into a giant dental clinic – providing fillings, extractions and other services at no cost.
Sept. 20, 2013
Planned outage for KJZZ website
Due to a computer network upgrade there is a planned outage of KJZZ.org from 11 p.m. Tuesday until 3 a.m. Wednesday. Live streaming audio will not be available while the website is down. We will do our best to minimize service interruptions, and thank our website users for their patience.
Sept. 20, 2013
Kyl makes final remarks to U.S. Senate
Retiring Arizona Senator Jon Kyl gave his farewell address to the U.S. Senate today. Kyl, who is leaving Congress after 26 years, including 18 years in the Senate, spoke for nearly half an hour. His speech focused on policy issues rather than remembrances of his career.
Sept. 20, 2013
ADEQ wont ask for more state funding
As the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality marks its 25th year, the agency’s director says it’s providing high-quality service despite budget cuts.From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Changing of the guard in Maricopa County
After more than a decade with the same five members, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors will have two newcomers. Steve Chucri discusses his priorities as he succeeds Don Stapley. Michelle Ye Hee Lee of the Arizona Republic considers how the political dynamic of the Board will change.
Sept. 20, 2013
County enforcing no-burn days with fewer inspectors
The county Air Quality department has received more than 300 complaints of residents violating "no-burn" days this winter. But the department has fewer inspectors to help enforce that restriction than in past years.
Sept. 20, 2013
2013 Legislative session preview
Arizona's 2013 legislative session starts on Jan. 14 with Governor Jan Brewer's State of the State address. Now that Republicans no longer have super-majorities in the House and Senate -- and the state's economy is on the upswing -- some observers expect lawmakers to focus on K-12 education and AHCCCS funding.
Sept. 20, 2013
Kingman says water system is clean despite complaints
Some residents of northwest Arizona are less than happy about their drinking water. KJZZ's Dennis Lambert reports. The city of Kingman has had to flush its water system, as a result of resident complaints.
Sept. 20, 2013
Released Mexican gray wolf doing well in the wild
A male Mexican gray wolf recently released in Arizona's Apache Sitgreaves National Forest is doing well. The release was timed to coincide with normal early season breeding activities. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Trimming ficus trees now is a bad idea
The recent four-day freeze damaged ficus trees across the Valley. If you’re wondering what to do with the tree in your yard? Just leave it alone. Ficus tree (Photo by Rick Gould - KJZZ)NADINE ARROYO RODRIGUEZ: Ficus trees lose about a foot of growth after a freezing cold snap.
Sept. 20, 2013
Obama to announce immigration reform plan next week
President Barack Obama is expected to begin his push for immigration reform next week. Today he met with several members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus at the White House to discuss plans for the legislation.
Sept. 20, 2013
Homeless population increased during recession
The number of homeless people living in shelters and on the streets increased during the recession, according to service providers. Workers from those agencies and Valley cities hit the streets yesterday to get an accurate count of how many people in Maricopa County are homeless.
Sept. 20, 2013
State Corporation Commission warns of scam
The Arizona Corporation Commission is warning business owners against a scam that could cost them $125.  The Commission’s been getting reports of a scam that goes around every few years or so.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona AG working on compromise to lawsuit settlement bill
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne says he’s working with state lawmakers to modify a proposal that would require money from lawsuit settlements to go into the state’s General Fund. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Superheroes and American culture
From Superman to Spider-Man to Spawn, American culture has a strong relationship with superheroes.KJZZ's Steve Goldstein talks with DC and Marvel Comics artist Tony Parker about why we're drawn to superheroes.
Sept. 20, 2013

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