KJZZ News

Shadow runs honor Pat Tillman across the country
The annual Pat’s Run will be held in Tempe later this month. But runners across the country will also be honoring the late Pat Tillman.  The crowd of runners at 2011's Pat's Run Tempe. (Photo courtesy Pat Tillman Foundation) On April 21, thousands of runners will fill the streets of Tempe to raise money for the Pat Tillman Foundation.
Sept. 20, 2013
Diamondbacks opening day April 6
Diamondbacks president and CEO Derrick Hall previews the upcoming baseball season. Hall says that on opening day, the team want to send fans home with a good taste in their mouth, but it’s equally as important for the baseball team to finish the season strong.
Sept. 20, 2013
Glendale seeking reprieve from NHL for cost of Coyotes
The City of Glendale is asking the National Hockey League to give it a break. The city owes the league $25 million for the Phoenix Coyotes. The league bought the Coyotes at a bankruptcy auction in 2009.
Sept. 20, 2013
Former top prosecutor loses law license; is Arpaio prosecution next?
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas abused his power and will lose his license to practice law. That’s the ruling a state bar disciplinary panel made yesterday. One former prosecutor will also lose her license, and another will be suspended for six months.
Sept. 20, 2013
Report: Focus on border security has cost U.S. tourism dollars
The United States is missing out on tremendous untapped potential among Mexican tourists. That’s one of the findings of a recent study conducted by the North American Center for Transborder Studies at Arizona State University.
Sept. 20, 2013
Experts: Arizona is leader in anti-abortion legislation
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer last week signed a bill into law that will generally ban abortions after 20 weeks. Her move came over objections that the bill amounts to the state practicing medicine. And, some experts say the bill shows that Arizona has become a national leader in the anti-abortion movement.
Sept. 20, 2013
Latino Education series
Latinos are the largest ethnic minority group in the Southwest and the fastest-growing group nationwide. More than one-third of Latino students are English Language Learners and, according to Department of Education data, they consistently perform poorly on state tests and have lower graduation rates than whites and Asians.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix Suns fielding a new team -- in cyberspace
A local pro sports team is taking the use of social media to another level. The Phoenix Suns begin their regular season tonight at US Airways Center with a team on the floor, and another in cyberspace.
Sept. 20, 2013
Environmentalists hope Earth Day the beginning of good habits
Earth Day was marked Sunday across the U.S. It was started in 1970 and is considered by many to be the birth of the modern environmental movement. KJZZ's Bri Valdivia reports.Earth Day and Arbor Day highlight ways to think about our environmental impact, and acts as a way to get people to consider the habits they have year-round.
Sept. 20, 2013
Gilbert homebuilders spark to life
Home prices are up, foreclosures are way down, and new home sales have spiked in the East Valley. That's according to the latest housing report from Arizona State UniversityPETER O’DOWD: The biggest surprise came in Gilbert, where new home sales in March outpaced all other sectors, including foreclosures and short sales, for the first time since the housing crisis began in 2008.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix leads housing market recovery for March
For the second month in a row, Phoenix is leading the recovery in the housing market, with an 8.4 percent quarterly increase in home prices and a year-over-year increase in March of 12.5 percent, according to Clear Capital's Home Data Index.
Sept. 20, 2013
Women indicted on financial aid fraud charges
Federal authorities have accused four Arizona women of fraudulently collecting student financial aid money. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg has more. Three Glendale women and an inmate at the Perryville women’s prison were indicted on charges of wire fraud, conspiracy, identity theft, and stealing public funds.
Sept. 20, 2013
The Department of Justice files suit against Arpaio
The Department of Justice will announce on Thursday that it's filing a lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio over allegations of civil rights violations by his deputies. The Justice Department sent Arpaio a letter on Wednesday, notifying him of its intention to file suit.
Sept. 20, 2013
Winds pushing smoke from wildfires into Phoenix
Fire crews made some progress on Tuesday as they battled multiple wildfires across Arizona. The Sunflower Fire, burning 30 miles northeast of Phoenix had grown to almost 5,000 acres. Meanwhile the community of Crown King remained under an evacuation order.
Sept. 20, 2013
Maricopa County treasurer trying to block settlement payment to county supervisor
The Maricopa County Treasurer is trying to block a near-million-dollar payment to Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox. A federal court ordered the payment last week, but County Treasurer Charles Hoskins wants to know if he should have a say in the matter.
Sept. 20, 2013
Fugitive who threatened Arpaio may be in Arizona
A man who recently threatened the lives of Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his family may be heading to Arizona. Tennessee resident Adam Cox has not been seen in about three weeks, around the time he told his probation officer of his plans to head west.
Sept. 20, 2013
Luring manufacturing jobs back to Arizona
The push is on from the White House on down for American companies to return manufacturing jobs to U.S. soil. As Governor Brewer talks up Arizona in France and Germany, Morning Edition's Dennis Lambert spoke with Barry Broome, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Supreme Court says juries can consider lesser charges
The Arizona Supreme Court says a jury can consider lesser charges against a defendant, even if the defense and prosecution don’t want them to. The court’s unanimous ruling upholds a man’s conviction for manslaughter, even though prosecutors charged him with first-degree murder.
Sept. 20, 2013
Education Secretary discusses the cost of college
The Obama administration has been pushing Congress to extend low-priced loans for college students, beyond the end of this month. Without intervention from Congress, the rate will double on July 1. KJZZ's Dennis Lambert discussed the cost of a college education with U.
Sept. 20, 2013
Barber elected to replace Giffords
PHOENIX (Associated Press) — Democrat Ron Barber has won a special House election in southern Arizona to finish the term of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.Giffords resigned a year after she was shot in the head while meeting with constituents at a Tucson shopping center.
Sept. 20, 2013

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