KJZZ News

Arizona Congress Members Have Mixed Views Over Syria
Arizona’s Congress members have mixed reactions to President Obama’s call for military strikes in Syria. Flagstaff Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick said her office has been overwhelmed with phone calls and emails from constituents about the issue, but she is not ready to make a commitment.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pinal County Sheriff Says Pinal County Board Of Supervisors Is Hiring Criminals
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu is taking on the county government for hiring criminals.  Babeu claims the Pinal County Board of Supervisors is hiring friends and family, knowing they are convicted criminals, and giving them access to classified information.
Sept. 20, 2013
Improving K-12 Education In Arizona
Arguments about improving K-12 education in Arizona usually start with spending more money, and since the state's economy sunk into recession and balancing the budget meant extreme deep cutting, those who favor significantly higher spending have a lot of catching up to do.
Sept. 20, 2013
Measure Allows For Greater Amounts Of Campaign Funding
A new law taking effect Friday will allow political candidates to take much more money from individuals and political action committees. The measure scraps the current limit of less than $15,000 on what a legislative candidate can take from all PAC's for their races.
Sept. 20, 2013
Small Business Loans To Help With Yarnell Fire Damage
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has rejected Arizona's request for a major disaster declaration for victims of the Yarnell Hill fire, for a second time. But the administration is offering small business loans to help homeowners and businesses that were impacted.
Sept. 20, 2013
House Speaker Tobin Urges Swift Action On Death Benefits For Fallen Prescott Firefighters
An Arizona House committee got its first look Tuesday at proposals that would grant full state death benefits to some families of the firefighters killed in the Yarnell Hill Wildfire.  Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin testifies about death benefits for families of fallen firefighters before members of the House Public Safety, Military and Regulatory Affairs Committee.
Sept. 20, 2013
StoryCorps Arizona Stories Jun - Aug 2011
Most of us keep old photographs, videos, cards and letters to remember and share precious moments in our lives. This summer, KJZZ is sharing a collection of StoryCorps features that beautifully capture some of the memories, passions, hopes and dreams of a diverse group of people who call Arizona home.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Hosts All-Star Game
Here and Now's Steve Goldstein talks to a local latino leader and a sports journalist about the impact of the All-Star game being hosted at Chase Field.Goldstein talks to Luis Avila, chairman of Somos America, about his group's plans to bring attention to the unfair treatment of latinos in Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix Mayoral Candidate Jennifer Wright
Mayoral candidate, attorney Jennifer Wright, joins host Steve Goldstein to talk about her campaign and plans for Phoenix's future.
Sept. 20, 2013
Preview:  Life after Deportation
The Department of Homeland Security has been flying illegal immigrants caught in this country back to their homelands for years. In the last few years that program has been stepped up.  Many of the flights go to Mexico, the number one spot illegal immigrants come from, but KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd is just back from a flight taking immigrants to Guatemala, the country with the second-most illegal immigrants.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sophie?s Birthday
May 16, 2009 -- KJZZ Commentator Amy Silverman talks about her role as part-time birthday party planner for her daughter, Sophie.
Sept. 20, 2013
South Phoenix: The Forgotten Place
The South Phoenix area is among the oldest parts of the valley, and has a wealth of rich history...but it's a history that many people don't know about. Some call it the forgotten part of the city, and many residents and advocates think that they often have to fend for themselves rather than rely on Phoenix government.
Sept. 20, 2013
Membership Thank You
Membership Drive Thank YouThank you to the 2,431 K-J-Z-Z listeners and especially the 1,119 new members who pledged their support during the K-J-Z-Z membership drive, helping us raise a total of 204,311 dollars including earned member matching funds in support of news, intelligent analysis and civil discourse on K-J-Z-Z.
Sept. 20, 2013
Book Celebrate Arizonas Centennial
Lisa Schnebly Heidinger, native Arizonan and author of Arizona: 100 Years Grand, talks to host Steve Goldstein about the state's upcoming centennial and publishing the book celebrating 100 years of state history.
Sept. 20, 2013
Planning For Arizonas Water Scarcity
Karen Smith, former deputy director of the Arizona Department of Water resources, explains the water scarcity problem in Arizona and which steps should be taken now to prevent future disaster.Karen Smith wrote the Grand Canyon Institute's report, Arizona at the Crossroads: Water Scarcity or Water Sustainability? .
Sept. 20, 2013
Take Me Out To The Ballgame!
Tens of thousands of fans will descend on downtown Phoenix tonight for Game 3 of the Diamondback-Brewers series. As KJZZ's Terry Ward reports, many of them will be riding light rail...
Sept. 20, 2013
Chief Content Officer Youth Media - KJZZ
Chief Content Officer Youth Media - KJZZKJZZ and Rio Salado Community College are looking for a mission driven individual that is passionate about media and technology.  The successful candidate will be a creative thinker who understands how young people consume media today and will work to blend their consumption habits with the implementation of a substantive media experience and teaching curriculum.
Sept. 20, 2013
Andrew Thomas Disbarment Hearings: Former Thomas Deputy On the Defensive
Former deputy Maricopa County Attorney Lisa Aubuchon took the stand on Tuesday to defend the decision to charge numerous county officials with racketeering two years ago. Aubuchon and former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas are accused of filing the charges as political retaliation.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mesa Recall Election Not Likely to Lead to Changes in Law
Jerry Lewis won last week’s recall election against Russell Pearce in Mesa’s legislative district 18.  But there were three people on the ballot, of whom was accused of being a sham candidate.
Sept. 20, 2013
Goldwater Institute Sues Clean Elections Commission Over Advertising
The Goldwater Institute wants the Clean Elections Commission to stop an advertising campaign it claims is illegal self promotion.  The think tank filed a lawsuit in Maricopa County Superior Court  this week claiming Clean Elections does not have the authority to spend millions on voter outreach.
Sept. 20, 2013

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