KJZZ News

Pela Review: "The Sparrow"
KJZZ's Theatre Critic Robrt Pela reviews Stray Cat Theatre's production of "The Sparrow" at the Tempe Performing Arts Center through October 8th.Robrt Pela is a columnist at New Times and a staff writer at Latino Perspectives Magazine.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mark Vonnegut on Mental Illness and His Famous Father
Steve Goldstein talks with Author-Pediatrician Mark Vonnegut about his battles with mental illness and the influence of his father Kurt. Click to hear edited and unedited versions of the conversation.
Sept. 20, 2013
Jerry Colangelo Talks Commerce
Host Steve Goldstein talks to Jerry Colangelo, co-chair of the Arizona Commerce Authority, about reinvigorating Arizona's job market and the future of downtown Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pearce Defeated, Lewis Victorious
Host Steve Goldstein talks to Arizona Republic columnist Bob Robb the Russell Pearce recall, what it may mean for furture recalls...and what impact Jerry Lewis may have on the legislature.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mexican Retailers Getting A Holiday Head Start
Mexican retailers are hosting their own version of Black Friday, only it took place a week earlier than in the United States.  From Ciudad Juarez, Monica Ortiz Uribe reports the event aims to boost Mexico's economy.
Sept. 20, 2013
What
As "Occupy" activists continue to protest economic inequality in the United States, some are asking what the next logical step is for the movement. Share your thoughts.
Sept. 20, 2013
Governor feels clarification will come from Supreme Court
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is praising the United States Supreme Court’s decision to hear arguments on the state’s controversial immigration law. KJZZ's Peter O’Dowd reports.   PETER O’DOWD: The governor has argued since she signed SB 1070 last year that states must be allowed to enforce immigration laws because the federal government has failed to do so.
Sept. 20, 2013
Wildlife center offers holiday tours
A wildlife center in the northeast Valley is offering holiday tours. Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, near Pinnacle Peak and Pima Roads, provides close encounters with native wildlife. Spokeswoman Kim Carr says the tours are offered year-round but that people really like to bring the family out, during the holidays.
Sept. 20, 2013
Andrew Thomas
The independent bar counsel has filed its closing arguments in the disciplinary hearing of former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas and two others. They’ll file their responses in the next couple of weeks.
Sept. 20, 2013
A Safeway In Arizona
It has been nearly a year since Jared Lee Loughner opened fire on a public meeting held by Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Mark Brodie talks to senior writer for the Tucson Weekly Jim Nintzel about the events of that day, and what Tucson is doing for the anniversary of that event.
Sept. 20, 2013
Freshmen lawmakers reflect as they begin sophomore year
Nobody likes being a freshmen, whether you’re in high school or the state legislature.  Last year, the largest class of freshmen lawmakers since statehood took office facing yet another budget crisis.
Sept. 20, 2013
Widespread ASU Computer Breach Prompts Shutdown
 Computer problems are plaguing Arizona State University this morning.  The school has been forced to shut down its ASURITE system, the one students and staff use to log into classes and access other online services.
Sept. 20, 2013
Burges sworn in to replace Bundgaard
The northwest Valley has a new state senator. Republican Representative Judy Burges was sworn in Monday to replace former Senator Scott Bundgaard. JUDY BURGES: … And that I will faithfully and impartially discharge the duties, of the office of Arizona State Senator, of Arizona State Senator.
Sept. 20, 2013
Read the text of Gov. Brewer
After initially saying it was a private letter and would not be shared with the public, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer's office released a copy of the letter she wrote to President Barack Obama. The release late Thursday afternoon fulfilled widespread requests to read the letter, which many argued was a matter of public record.
Sept. 20, 2013
KJZZ Feb 2012 - Centennial Minutes
KJZZ launched Centennial Minutes this morning-- one of a series of specials you will hear this month that reflect on Arizona’s rich history. Centennial Minutes features 90-second vignettes that tell the stories of Arizona people and places that have left an indelible mark on our state's history.
Sept. 20, 2013
SCOTUS to hear SB 1070 arguments April 25
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on Arizona's immigration enforcement law on April 25. It is the last scheduled hearing of the court’s spring term. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports. The Supreme Court will review a lower court’s ruling blocking key provisions of the Arizona law, known as SB 1070.
Sept. 20, 2013
Gila River Indian Community rejects Loop 202 expansion route
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.
Sept. 20, 2013
Romney uses Mesa appearance to blast Obama
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.
Sept. 20, 2013
Regents approve contract for new U of A president
The Arizona Board of Regents has approved a contract for the next president of the University of Arizona. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Dr. Ann Weaver Hart will take over on July 1.
Sept. 20, 2013
GOP debate viewing party draws hundreds
While the four remaining Republican presidential candidates debated inside the Mesa Arts Center on Wednesday, hundreds of people watched on a big screen outside. KJZZ’s Mark Brodie was among them, and has this report.
Sept. 20, 2013

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