KJZZ News

Back to School Can Mean Stress for Valley Students
  Students across the Valley are getting ready to head back to school, in some cases they're already back behind their desks. And, the return to the classroom can present some pretty harsh realities.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sophies Teacher
December 03, 2008 --  KJZZ Commentator Amy Silverman shares stories about her daughter Sophie who has down syndrome. Sophie is almost halfway through kindergarten, and Amy couldn't be prouder.
Sept. 20, 2013
Race For Phoenix Mayor Heats Up
Political experts Chip Scutari and Chris Herstam join Steve Goldstein to discuss the tactics used in the race for Phoenix Mayor...and the controversy over recent debates.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix Election Results UPDATE
     REGISTERED VOTERS - 646,995 VOTES PERCENT VOTING CENTER TURNOUT 13,018 2.01% EARLY VOTING TURNOUT 88,437 13.67% Total  101,455 15.68% MAYORAL RACE VOTES PERCENT ANNA BRENNAN  4,910 4.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mediation Service Help Neighbors Resolve Disputes
? Most of us know the angst that comes with having a difficult neighbor. Most headaches can be ignored or simply tolerated. But in those rare cases where a resolution proves elusive, many people are resorting to Solve-it! mediation.
Sept. 20, 2013
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
Redistricting Chair Challenging Her Removal by Governor
The Arizona Supreme Court will be asked to decide if Governor Brewer’s removal of the chair of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission is legal.   An attorney for I-R-C chair Colleen Mathis says his client wasn’t afforded due process.
Sept. 20, 2013
Child Abuse: Task Force Looks at Reducing Fatalities
The Arizona Child Safety Task Force will meet at the state capitol this morning.  The Governor created the 19-member panel after more than a dozen kids died at the hands or their parents or guardians over the past year.
Sept. 20, 2013
20 Years of Phoenix ZooLights
Hanging Holiday Lights is a tradition for many people.  Most start that process about this time of year.  But what if you have three and a half MILLION lights to string?      This is the 20th year the Phoenix Zoo has staged its Zoo Lights holiday show & officially opens today to the public.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix-Mesa Airport Growth
Mesa Mayor Scott Smith talks to Steve Goldstein about the growth of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, and what it means for Arizona.Smith says adding more airlines to the Gateway doesn't put them in competition with Sky Harbor, but rather keeps up with growth in the valley.
Sept. 20, 2013
Listen to the DOJ reveal findings of sheriffs office investigation
Listen to the recorded broadcast of the Department of Justice press conference Thursday.Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Division Thomas E. Perez at Thursday's press conference. (Photo by Paul Atkinson/KJZZ)Share your thoughts on Sheriff Joe.
Sept. 20, 2013
Local Business Concerned about Payroll Tax Extension Standoff
Valley businesses are concerned about lost profits if lawmakers in Washington fail to agree on a payroll tax cut extension.  One small business in Tempe worries returning to the old tax bracket could cause a trickle-down effect that hurts both local communities and businesses.
Sept. 20, 2013
CPS Task Force Suggests Reforms
Governor Jan Brewer is reviewing recommendations for improving Arizona's Child Protective Services system.  Brewer had created a task force to address problems within CPS.From Phoenix, KJZZ's Steve Goldstein reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
New Leaders in AZ Senate...New Tone?
The state senate officially voted in a new president Monday.  The chamber’s Republican majority gave Steve Pierce the top job this fall…after former Senate President Russell Pearce lost his recall election.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Senate To Debate Banning Cell Phones for Some Drivers
A state senate committee Wednesday morning is scheduled to take up a measure to ban cell phones behind the wheel…but only for some drivers.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.  MARK BRODIE:  Senate Bill 1056 would apply to drivers younger than 18, who have had their licenses for less than six months.
Sept. 20, 2013
Secretive election groups target of proposed law
A proposed state election law aims to lift the veil of secrecy for organizations created to influence the outcome of elections.  As KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports from Phoenix, the law would force the disclosure of donors who currently can remain anonymous.
Sept. 20, 2013
Congressman David Schweikert talks politics
Congressman David Schweikert (R-AZ) gives his opinion on the State of the Union address and redistricting in Arizona. Schweikert says the State of the Union should have had more meat and opened up honest communication with citizens about issues in Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mounting medical bills burden Glendale couple who lost Medicaid insurance
People who can’t buy health insurance because of a pre-existing condition can now get coverage through a federal program.Yesterday, we told you about the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan that’s part of the federal health reform law passed two years ago.
Sept. 20, 2013

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