KJZZ News

Ozone Exceeds Levels 28 Times Over Summer
The beginning of fall usually means the end of the valley’s ozone problem.  And this year was a doozy. The metro Phoenix area exceeded federal ozone standards on 23-days.  That’s more than twice the average of the past three years.
Sept. 20, 2013
Adrift Author Calls Citizens To Action
Author of the book Adrift: Charting Our Course Back to a Great Nation Steven Beschloss talks to host Steve Goldstein and answers listener questions about the nation's current course. Beschloss stresses the importance of citizen participation in government, and grassroots efforts to get the nation back on track.
Sept. 20, 2013
Campaigning in the Southwest
Las Vegas Review columnist Steve Sebelius and Arizona Republic reporter Dan Nowicki give insight about the important role the Southwest plays in the presidential primaries. Staying in or dropping out..
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona
Fill-in host Mark Brodie talks to Senator Steve Pierce about the controversy surrounding the redistricting commission in Arizona. Dennis Welch, managing editor of Arizona Guardian.com, and Chris Herstam, head of government relations for Lewis and Roca, also weigh in on the vote to remove the chairwoman of the independent redistricting commission.
Sept. 20, 2013
KJZZ Launches New Series: Beyond Sprawl
Fronteras: the Changing America Desk reporters are visiting communities across the Southwest to gauge what life is like in a post economic housing boom. It’s part of an all-new series called Beyond Sprawl - Rethinking the Southwestern Economy, Nov.
Sept. 20, 2013
Hunger In Arizona
Terry Shannon, CEO of St. Mary's Food Bank, talks to host Steve Goldstein about the effort to feed Arizona's hungry families this holiday season...and the year-round need to lend a helping hand to the one in four children who go to bed hungry.
Sept. 20, 2013
Former Vice President Quayle Endorses Romney
Former Vice President Dan Quayle has endorsed Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney.  Quayle spoke at a Romney campaign stop in Paradise Valley Tuesday, saying the former Massachusetts Governor is the best person to fix the nation’s problems.
Sept. 20, 2013
Feds issue scathing report against Maricopa County Sheriff
The U.S. Department of Justice levied charges of unconstitutional policing against the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday. The investigation into civil rights abuses by Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been going on for more than three years.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Lawmakers Likely To Consider Changes to Independent Redistricting Commission
The state’s Independent Redistricting Commission approved final legislative and congressional maps last night…on three to two votes. And, legislative Republican leaders are continuing to talk about possible changes to the panel in the future.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pundits Review Arizona Politics 2011 and Preview 2012
Political observers Chip Scutari, Jaime Molera and Barry Dill talk with Host Steve Goldstein about Arizona politics in 2011--including why the state's Independent Redistricting Commission was worth fighting about.
Sept. 20, 2013
Jon Huntsman Left Off Republican Primary Ballot in Arizona
Arizona Republicans voting in next month’s presidential primary will likely find some unfamiliar names on the ballot--and one major candidate left off. Former ambassador and Utah Governor Jon Huntsman wasn’t eligible.
Sept. 20, 2013
Martin Luther King Jr. Commentary by Ahmad Daniels
Ahmad Daniels is the author of "To Your Journey: Forty Clues to Self-Actualization for African American Men Workbook," and its revision, "To Your Journey: Forty Clues to Self-Actualization for African America and Beyond.
Sept. 20, 2013
100 Years in Pictures
KJZZ's Dennis Lambert sat down with Arizona Highways Editor Robert Stieve to discuss the publication's Issue of the Century.
Sept. 20, 2013
KJZZ Celebrates Arizona
February 14, 2012 is Arizona’s 100th birthday. To celebrate our state’s centennial, KJZZ's Fronteras: the Changing America Desk reporters want to take a look back at what’s made this state special.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Centennial Minutes
The Centennial Minute features historical tales about people and places around Arizona. These 90-second radio spots were written and recorded by Fred DuVal, chairman of the Arizona Board of Regents, and Lisa Schnebly Heidinger, author and great-granddaughter of Arizona pioneer Sedona Schnebly.
Sept. 20, 2013
Bill proposed to ban bargaining with public employee unions
State senator Rick Murphy explains why he supports bills that make it illegal for government agencies to collectively bargain with employee groups. Sheri Van Horsen, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees explains why she thinks this legislation is bad for Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
Centennial Minute: Grand Canyon
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 early days of the state's most iconic natural landmark.
Sept. 20, 2013
Giffords aide, wounded in shooting, to run for her Congressional seat
The man who worked as deputy director for Gabrielle Giffords announced Thursday he will run for her open seat. But as KJZZ’s Michel Marizco reports, it’s still up in the air whether he will also run for the newly created Congressional District 2.
Sept. 20, 2013
The rich history of the Arizona Cactus League
Susie Steckner, author of Cactus League: Spring Training, talks about the history of the Cactus League and what spring training means to Arizona. Steckner says spring training has evolved a lot during the past 55 years, but one constant is that it’s always been about the fans.
Sept. 20, 2013
GOP budget clears first legislative hurdle
Legislative committees in the Arizona House and Senate today approved a budget plan crafted by GOP leaders. But the plan appears to be at odds with the proposal put forward last month by Governor Jan Brewer.
Sept. 20, 2013

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