KJZZ News

DPS find rule violations on Grand Canyon buses
A recent inspection of commercial buses at Grand Canyon National Park removed more than two dozen from service. The two-day inspection of about 200 vehicles took place last week and included a check on drivers' credentials.
Sept. 20, 2013
Too much rain could actually be a problem
Much of the Valley is drying out after a second night of monsoon storms. More than an inch of rain fell in some parts of the Valley. Flood Control engineers say many parts of the county are soaked. That could be a problem if there is more rain.
Sept. 20, 2013
Primary election voting underway in Arizona
Polls opened at 6 a.m. Tuesday morning, and will remain open until 7 p.m. for voters to cast a ballot in several races. KJZZ's Nick Blumberg spent some time at a polling location in Tempe, the Arizona Historical Society Museum.
Sept. 20, 2013
Decisive primaries make for unpredictable November
Chris Herstam,  former gubernatorial Chief of Staff, and Bob Grossfeld, President and C-E-O of the Media Guys, talk about what Tuesday's primary election results mean for November.Herstam and Grossfeld dissect David Schweikert's defeat of fellow incumbent Congressman Ben Quayle in the Sixth Congressional District G-O-P primary.
Sept. 20, 2013
Valleys homebuilding industry showing signs of life
Low interest rates and a shrinking supply of foreclosed homes are driving buyers back into the new home market.  As KJZZ’s Al Macias reports, the Valley’s homebuilding industry is showing signs of life after one of the biggest slowdowns in history.
Sept. 20, 2013
Yuma sector BP Agent said to have killed girlfriend, self
The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says a U.S. Border Patrol Agent fatally shot his girlfriend before turning the gun on himself Wednesday.  36-year-old Agent Robert C. Nelson is believed to have committed the murder-suicide.
Sept. 20, 2013
Infant death at Gilbert KinderCare leads to investigation
An investigation is underway to determine the cause of death for a three-month-old boy who died at a Gilbert KinderCare yesterday. Staff members called for help and started CPR when they found the infant wasn't breathing, but when police arrived, they were unable to resuscitate him.
Sept. 20, 2013
The intersection of science, politics and social outcomes
Water fluoridation is only one example—childhood vaccination is another—of an issue that remains controversial for some, even as a great majority of scientific studies indicate there’s little, if anything, to worry about from their implementation.
Sept. 20, 2013
Latinos live in poverty more than other ethnic groups
Latino families in the U.S. continue to live in poverty, more than any other ethnic group. An analysis released today shows that despite the alarming numbers the problem could be worse. NADINE ARROYO RODRIGUEZ: That analysis shows Latino children make up more than 34 percent of all U.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona suing McKesson corporation over drug costs
The state of Arizona has accused the country’s biggest prescription drug wholesaler of price gouging.  The McKesson Corporation distributes pharmaceuticals to big stores like Albertson’s, Costco, and Walgreens.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Secretary of State accuses nine people of double voting in 2008
Arizona’s Secretary of State marked National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday by announcing outreach efforts and alleged voter fraud.  Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett outside the Catholic Charities office near 19th Avenue and Northern.
Sept. 20, 2013
Rate increase ahead for SRP customers
Nearly 1 million SRP customers can expect slightly higher bills starting in November. The utility company’s board of directors unanimously approved a 3.9 percent rate increase Thursday. It'll average just over $6 dollars per month for residential customers.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona group prints Spanish-language guide to ballot measures
An advocacy group is out with a Spanish-language guide to the ballot measures Arizona voters will decide next month. And, as KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports from Phoenix, the group is trying to get minority voters to cast their ballots on the nine questions.
Sept. 20, 2013
Credit card parking meters coming to Downtown Phoenix
The City of Phoenix will be providing nearly 500 new locations next year to use your credit or debit cards -- in the city’s parking meters. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.AL MACIAS: The city’s transportation department is asking the city council to approve a plan for hundreds of meters to be installed in the downtown area.
Sept. 20, 2013
Carmona vs. Flake heats up
Recent polls suggest that the race to succeed retiring U.S. Senator Jon Kyl could be very close. Arizona Republic columnist Bob Robb and Northern Arizona University Political Science Professor Fred Solop discuss what factors could be advantages for either Congressman Jeff Flake or Dr.
Sept. 20, 2013
Light rail extension in Mesa now official
Funding for the next extension of the Valley’s light rail system has been formally approved. Federal officials and several Valley mayors formally signed the agreement Friday afternoon. KJZZ’s Al Macias says the feds will now provide $75 million for the additional three miles.
Sept. 20, 2013
Maricopa County settlement vote disrupted by protestors
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors meeting was disrupted by protestors Wednesday morning. The meeting was cancelled before the board could approve a multi-million dollar settlement over the death of a jail inmate.
Sept. 20, 2013
BBC World Service - Live From Arizona, Nov 1-2
BBC Newsday Election 2012 Special Profiles ArizonaThursday, Nov. 1-- Live on 91.5 KJZZ beginning at 8 p.m. The BBC Newsday team will be here in Phoenix as part of its coverage of the U.S. Presidential election— to gauge what Arizona residents have on their minds on the eve of the election during a live, special edition of BBC’s Newsday on 91.
Sept. 20, 2013
County recorders office hopes Spanish-language awarness program corrects mistakes
The Maricopa County Recorder’s Office is launching a Spanish-language voter awareness program, in hopes of avoiding possible confusion about the date of the Nov. 6 general election. This comes after County Recorder Helen Purcell announced that two pieces of printed information with the incorrect date had been distributed.
Sept. 20, 2013
Catching up with the editor of The Onion
Serious, important news is everywhere you turn. The economy and job market are still too slow for many people. Superstorm Sandy led to deaths and destruction. So for a few minutes, we’ve decided to lighten things up just a bit with Will Tracy, editor of the satiric outlet The Onion.
Sept. 20, 2013

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