KJZZ News

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 that unique Valentine’s Day – 100 years ago.
February 14, 2012
In 1912, Arizona became the 48th state to join the union. Manifest Destiny was already assured since California had joined the union more than 60 years earlier. So, as far as Washington was concerned, adding Arizona was not a pressing issue.
February 14, 2012
Mitt Romney made a campaign stop in Arizona on Monday as the state prepares to vote in a Republican presidential primary at the end of the month. Romney took the opportunity to blast President Barack Obama’s new budget proposal.
February 13, 2012
Some of the best jazz tunes start with Romance, "My Funny Valentine" by Miles Davis, "My Romance" by Ella, "You Are Too Beautiful" by John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman and Tony Bennett's latest "Night and Day" with Amy Winehouse.
February 13, 2012
A pilot program will make campaigning for state office easier in Arizona. The Secretary of State’s office announced the E-Qual system, which allows voters to sign candidate petitions online and donate $5 for candidates seeking Clean Elections funding.
February 13, 2012
The likely next president of the University of Arizona will be in Tucson on Monday, to meet with members of the community. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Dr. Ann Weaver Hart will be in Tucson for about two and a half days.
February 10, 2012
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.
February 10, 2012
Mitt Romney is leading in the polls for Arizona's upcoming Republican presidential primary. What role will the LDS vote play in his success in Arizona?
February 09, 2012
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February 09, 2012
Arizona will get more than $1.6 billion, as part of a $26 billion national settlement with five banks over abuses in the mortgage market. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne spoke at a press conference Thursday.
February 09, 2012
Morning Edition host Dennis Lambert spoke with Arizona Highways editor Robert Stieve about the magazine's centennial photo project. The idea is to capture "a day in the life of Arizona," and all photographers -- amateur and professional alike -- are invited to participate.
February 09, 2012
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.
February 09, 2012
Young housewives and moms who bought assault rifles from Texas gun dealers have been charged in an alleged weapons smuggling ring that armed Mexican cartels. Federal agents announced the arrests Wednesday in San Antonio.
February 09, 2012
As Arizona celebrates its 100-year anniversary next week, state archivists are trying to better preserve the state’s next century of history.  Instead of competing with each other, historical organizations have agreed to cooperate.
February 08, 2012
A new apartment complex in Phoenix will break ground tomorrow. But the Madison Pointe Apartment Homes project will be targeting a specific kind of resident. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.MARK BRODIE: The apartments will be near 7th St.
February 08, 2012
In 1969, Indian boarding schools were labeled a national tragedy. Letitia Chambers, director of the Heard Museum, explains their significance in Arizona’s history and the Indian culture. Chambers says boarding schools were started by United States government in the 1870s to destroy the Indian culture.
February 08, 2012
National Geographic speaker Roz Savage talks about rowing alone, what she learned about herself, and how she wants to change the way we treat the environment. Savage says when she decided to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean she had 14 months to prepare.
February 08, 2012
Dr. Jason Caplan, associate professor and department chair of psychiatry at the Creighton University School of Medicine at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, and Dr. Adam McCray of the Department of Veterans Affairs talk about causes and treatment of PTSD.
February 08, 2012
Members of the Gila River Indian Community told the state last night they do not want an extension of the Loop 202 on reservation land -- and don’t want it anywhere else, either. The “no build” option received 720 votes out of more than 1,400 cast.
February 08, 2012
Two members of a group working to stop hate crimes are in town. Their documentary was inspired by the 2008 murder of an immigrant in the New York community of Patchouge."Not in Our Town" organizer Patrice O'Neil and the Mayor of Patchouge, Paul Pontieri, are in the Valley to screen their documentary and answer questions.
February 08, 2012

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