KJZZ News

Peoria cop demoted over Facebook posting
A Peoria Police Officer will face punishment over an internet posting that some argued threatened the president. Last month, Peoria Police Sergeant Patrick Shearer posted a picture on Facebook showing a bullet-riddled t-shirt with the face of President Barack Obama.
Sept. 20, 2013
Union members try to stop anti-union bills
Four bills introduced at the state legislature target public employee unions. Supporters say the measures will save taxpayer’s money. But union members disagree. They showed up in force at the state capitol Thursday.
Sept. 20, 2013
Gov. Brewer pushes budget priorities
Budget talks between the legislature and governor have restarted, after the governor broke them off late last month. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: After state lawmakers passed their budget proposal out of their respective committees, Governor Brewer called it “reckless.
Sept. 20, 2013
Boeing
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is scheduled to land in Phoenix on Thursday for a three-day visit. The plane is on a worldwide tour as part of the aircraft’s commercial roll out. A local company played a major role in the development of the new plane.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix bus strike: City council votes on related incentive
Phoenix bus drivers have a hand-shake agreement with Veolia Transporation on a new labor contract. This comes after a six-day strike that paralyzed bus service across the city. As drivers vote on the contract today, the Phoenix city council is hoping to provide some incentive.
Sept. 20, 2013
Robrt Pela: Review of Gypsy
Theater critic Robrt Pela reviews Phoenix Theatre’s production of Gypsy: When one writes of her here, she is “Broadway’s Kathy Fitzgerald.” In New York, for which she left us more than a decade ago, she is one among few: a character actress who’s always in demand; who’s appeared in Broadway shows like Wicked, 9 to 5, and in the original company of a little thing called The Producers (she was in the film version, too).
Sept. 20, 2013
Mesa man recalls his time in Arizona internment camp
As we celebrate Arizona’s centennial this year, we look back at a part of our history that many would like to forget. Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. A line of evacuees waiting for lunch at one of the mess halls.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tom Manos named new Maricopa County manager
Maricopa County has a new manager. The Board of Supervisors Tuesday appointed Tom Manos to the position.  He’ll replace current County Manager David Smith, who’s retiring at the end of next month.
Sept. 20, 2013
The Bad Cactus Brass Band rocks KJZZ [Interview Archives]
(Tempe, AZ) - The Bad Cactus Brass Band stopped by KJZZ and played live music between answering questions from Blaise Lantana. Hear how the band was formed and what happens if members can't make it to gigs.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ House to speed up ethics case against Patterson
The Arizona House has voted to speed up its ethics committee process, to deal with a complaint filed against Tucson Democrat Daniel Patterson.That, after House Democratic leaders tried to get the chamber to expel Patterson this morning.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix was last month
Home values across the country dropped a bit last month, but here in metro Phoenix there is good news according to a report out today.  KJZZ’s Al Macias reports. AL MACIAS: The Phoenix area was the highest-performing market in the country last month with an almost 10 percent increase in home values compared to the same time in 2011.
Sept. 20, 2013
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas disbarred for ethics violations
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas and his former deputy Lisa Aubuchon were disbarred by the Arizona Supreme Court Disciplinary Panel for violations of ethics rules and misuse of power. Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox speaks after the Andrew Thomas disbarment hearing Tuesday.
Sept. 20, 2013
Patterson replacement will be an Independent
Daniel Patterson’s replacement in the Arizona House of Representatives will be an independent, not a Democrat. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. Daniel Patterson (Photo by Mark Brodie - KJZZ) MARK BRODIE: Patterson changed his party registration from Democrat to independent earlier this month.
Sept. 20, 2013
Gov. Brewer vetoes gun bill
Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill that would have allowed people to carry guns into public buildings, unless they were secure facilities with storage lockers and signs. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
DOJ to announce findings of Arpaio investigation
PHOENIX (AP) - Federal authorities plan to announce their findings Thursday in a civil rights investigation of an Arizona sheriff's office accused of using discriminatory tactics in its signature immigration patrols.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sweat lodge tragedy highlights lack of self-help industry regulations
Few, if any, standards safeguard the self-help industry. And that led to tragedy for three people who died in an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony in 2009. The leader was sent to prison in November. Now the victims’ families want regulations to protect those seeking enlightenment.
Sept. 20, 2013
Federal action on MCSO could cost the rest of the county
Maricopa County leaders are worried that Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s battle with the Department of Justice could hurt other county agencies. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports county leaders are worried about the possible loss of millions of dollars in federal aid.
Sept. 20, 2013
Checkup on the patient who was awake for brain surgery
Phoenix Police Officer Stewart Martz is back on the job after undergoing Deep Brain Stimulation to treat Parkinson's disease. (Photo by Terry Ward - KJZZ)In November of last year, we did a story about Stewart Martz, a 42-year-old Phoenix police officer diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
Sept. 20, 2013
Creating Dennis Rowland
(Tempe, AZ) - Jazz and blues singer Dennis Rowland sat down with Blaise Lantana to talk about how he established his name. Also hear how he found his way into the Baise band and what differences he feels exist between varying performance venues.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona cities and towns urge veto of election bill
Leaders of cities and towns from across the state are urging Governor Jan Brewer to veto a bill that would force them to consolidate their elections with the state, and hold their elections during even numbered years starting in 2014.
Sept. 20, 2013

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