KJZZ News

Can Politics Be Removed From Redistricting Process?
Some of the original backers of the Independent Redistricting Commission say the Governor and state Republican senators went too far in removing its chair.  Colleen Mathis was dismissed earlier this week for what Governor Brewer called “substantial neglect of duty or gross misconduct in office.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pierce Replaces Pearce
New State Senate president Steve Pierce talks with Steve Goldstein about moving forward after Russell Pearce's recall and how the Legislature can help Arizona's economy.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sophie the Sprite
Holiday programs are filling family calendars now that Thanksgiving is over and KJZZ commentator Amy Silverman has a very special program coming up on her calendar.  You might remember her daughter Sophie – she’s eight, has Down syndrome and soon will have her professional theatre debut at the Herberger Theater in downtown Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013
Accountability In Comments
ASU professor of journalism Tim McGuire talks to Steve Goldstein about AZCentral.com's recent decision to change their online commenting system. McGuire discusses whether keeping people from making anonymous comments is responsible, and if there is value in anonymity.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arpaio critics feel validated after three-year investigation
KJZZ conducted interviews with several experts and officials to get their reaction to today's Department of Justice report on the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. The DOJ investigation revealed a pattern of wide ranging civil rights violations against Latinos.
Sept. 20, 2013
Medical Marijuana Initiative Blocked
Over 16,000 people have been approved to use medical marijuana, but marijuana dispensaries remain unavailable. Governor Jan Brewer argues that prop 203 can't override federal drug laws. Host Steve Goldstein talks to Attorney General Tom Horne about Prop 203, and why the state is opposing the will of the voters on medical marijuana.
Sept. 20, 2013
NYE Fireworks - Keeping it Legal & Safe
Public safety advocates are spreading the word that although it's legal to buy fireworks any place in Arizona, it's illegal to use them in many places.  From Phoenix, KJZZ's Lynn Kelly reports.Since the Arizona Legislature opened the door to fireworks in 2010 by allowing their sale, it is still very possible that it is illegal in your community since many cities and counties can ban or restrict their use.
Sept. 20, 2013
Should ethnic studies programs be allowed in schools?
This week, the Tucson Unified School District board voted to end its Mexican-American studies program so as not to lose millions in funding from the state of Arizona. We want to hear your reaction to the decision.
Sept. 20, 2013
Redistricting panel approves final congressional and legislative districts
Republicans and Democrats each benefit from new legislative and congressional districts approved by the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission. The AIRC also created districts that don’t overwhelmingly favor either party.
Sept. 20, 2013
Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Moving Forward
Arizona’s contentious medical marijuana law is moving closer to full implementation. A ruling in Maricopa County Superior Court this week struck down several rules about who can operate marijuana dispensaries.
Sept. 20, 2013
Senator David Schapira running for Congressional District 9
State Senate Minority Leader David Schapira is one of the candidates running for the newly formed 9th Congressional District. He explains why he makes an excellent candidate for Congress.Schapira says that his background as a teacher gives him insight into what the education system needs, and he could make a big contribution imminent education reform.
Sept. 20, 2013

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