KJZZ News

Arizona Corporation Commission Tables Deregulation Issue
So, let’s step into the way-back machine heading to last week. Remember that story you heard about how the Arizona Corporation Commission was going to hold hearings this fall into whether or not it should move the state towards retail competition in the electricity market? Well an update now, and it could basically be summed up by saying, not so much.
Sept. 20, 2013
Hearings Begin On Benefits For Families Of Deceased Seasonal Firefighters
Tuesday afternoon an Arizona House Committee will hold the first of an expected series of hearings into the issue of benefits for seasonal firefighters. Some of the Granite Mountain Hotshots who died fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire were seasonal employees, meaning their survivors are not entitled to the same benefits as full-time employees.
Sept. 20, 2013
Prosecutors Respond To Order In Milke Case
Maricopa County prosecutors acknowledge they did not give a judge a letter that contained information affecting a key witness' availability for the retrial of a former death row inmate. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Rosa Mroz had ordered prosecutors to explain why they did not promptly give her a letter they got from federal prosecutors.
Sept. 20, 2013
Camp Burned by Wallow Fire Opens
( Phoenix, AZ ) A summer camp that lost five buildings in the Wallow Fire will open tomorrow at a different facility in Prescott. The damage has temporarily closed Montlure Presbyterian Church Camp in Greer, where thousands of Arizona kids have spent summers over the past 80 years.
Sept. 20, 2013
Program Changes
Sept. 20, 2013
Freezing University Tuition
New Arizona Board of Regents Chair Fred Duval says he wants to avoid raising university tuition.  KJZZ's Steve Goldstein talks with Duval about how he plans to pull that off.
Sept. 20, 2013
NFL Labor Resolution
The NFL is finally seeing a resolution in its labor dispute, host Steve Goldstein talks to retiring running back Jason Wright to get insight on what the dispute means for players.Goldstein also talks to Kellen Bradley, founder of the Sports & Entertainment Law Blog.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizonas Summer Economy and Possible Economic Upturn
Economic experts Grady Gammage and Alan Maguire join host Steve Goldstein to talk about Arizona's road to economic recovery, and the changes it's seen over the years.Grady Gammage is an academic and attorney at the law firm Gammage and Burnham.
Sept. 20, 2013
Paine Commentary - Phoenix at the Crossroads
KJZZ's Commentator & Social Critic shares his take on the upcoming Phoenix elections.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ StoryCorps: Keeping Promises
Henry Salinas talks to his friend Edward Upshaw about why he chose to start an organization to stop gang violence and the legacy of his work.  StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of our lives.
Sept. 20, 2013
Budget Cut Challenges
Ken Strobeck of the League of Arizona Cities and Towns talks to host Steve Goldstein about the challenge of budget cuts and impact fees effecting municipalities in Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
Andrew Thomas Hearing
Ray Stern, reporter for Phoenix New Times, joins host Steve Goldstein to talk about the Andrew Thomas Hearing.Former Maricopa County attorney Andrew Thomas and two of his deputies face 33 ethical violation charges for actions taken between 2006 through 2010.
Sept. 20, 2013
What does a post-construction Southwest look like?
What's the next industry that will create jobs and boost the economy?For years, economic growth in the Southwest was driven by the construction industry. As the country's economic downturn drags on, many wonder whether construction can lead our region's recovery.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pearce and Lewis: What Contrasting Styles Tell Us
Senator Russell Pearce and challenger Jerry Lewis displayed contrasting styles in a Mesa Chamber of Commerce Debate.   The two are on the ballot in next month's recall election of Pearce.  The senator showcased his knowledge and tough nosed approach to policies while Lewis came across as a polite newcomer who vows to work with others.
Sept. 20, 2013
Glendale Couple Struggles After Losing State Medicaid Insurance
Arizona lawmakers approved phasing out a Medicaid program for 6.000 Arizonans with serious medical conditions.  Bill and June Nelson were hoping to survive six months until they could enroll in a new federal insurance program.
Sept. 20, 2013
Child Care Advocates Push for Restoration of Subsidy Money
Child care advocates are asking Governor Jan Brewer to restore almost 14 million dollars that were cut this year from child care subsidies…used by low income parents.  The current state budget eliminates all general fund support for the program.
Sept. 20, 2013
CPS Task Force
Host Steve Goldstein talks to Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery and Arizona Republic columnist Laurie Roberts about the Child Protective Services Task Force, and what can be done to better protect children in Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Highways 50 Greatest Photos
The December issue of Arizona Highways Magazine is a picture postcard of the state.  It includes what the magazine's editors consider the 50 greatest photos to ever appear in the publication.  Joining KJZZ's Morning Edition Host Dennis Lambert is Arizona Highways editor Robert Stieve about this special edition of the publication.
Sept. 20, 2013
Entrepreneurs shunning traditional storefronts for industrial space
In this economy, an empty warehouse doesn’t do much good -- unless you’re looking for a cheap place to open a business. Entrepreneurs have been shunning traditional retail storefronts in favor of industrial space.
Sept. 20, 2013
Latino leaders react to Department of Justice report
Latino elected officials are reacting to allegations of civil rights abuse within the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. As KJZZ’s Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports, critics say the Justice Department’s announcement vindicates what they’ve said about the Sheriff’s office for years.
Sept. 20, 2013

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