KJZZ News

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton on SB 1070 and Arizonas economy
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton talks about the image overhaul Arizona needs in order to attract new businesses in the wake of the SB 1070 controversy. Stanton said he doesn’t think SB 1070 is good legislation, but Phoenix will follow the law as it should and is obligated to.
Sept. 20, 2013
More Arizonans plan July 4 travel
Research from AAA and I.H.S. Global Insight finds that more than 800,000 Arizonans have a vacation planned for the Independence Day holiday. AAA predicts a 5 percent increase over how many Arizonans took a Fourth of July trip last year.
Sept. 20, 2013
Voters to consider change to states primary elections
The signatures are in. Arizona voters will consider a major change to the way the state holds its primary elections. KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reportsThursday was the deadline to get the primary initiative on November’s ballot.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona?s Medicaid options
Two experts explain the current options that surround Arizona’s Medicaid program, AHCCCS, and how the Affordable Care Act will affect the program. Sue Gerard, former director of the State Department of Health Services and current member of the board of the Maricopa Integrated Health System, says the current system is a bridge plan to keep the system running until 2014.
Sept. 20, 2013
Senator Kyl defends Romney on Bain Capital issue
Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl is defending Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on claims his company, Bain Capital, outsourced jobs while he was still at the helm. On NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday, Kyl said President Obama was stretching the truth in making the charges.
Sept. 20, 2013
US Airways could move to Texas if merger goes through
US Airways CEO Doug Parker confirmed to a National Press Club audience Wednesday that if his airline merges with American Airlines, the Valley would lose its only airline headquarters. Parker said the merged company would keep American's name and be headquartered in Texas.
Sept. 20, 2013
Delegating or distancing? Arpaio says decisions made by senior staff
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio took the witness stand Tuesday in the civil rights case against him. In his testimony Arpaio asserted he never ordered his staff to racially profile Hispanics. KJZZ's NAR was at the hearing in Phoenix and has this report.
Sept. 20, 2013
Hepatitis C scare could affect hundreds of patients
Health officials here in Arizona are urging hundreds of people to seek testing for hepatitis C. As KJZZ's Mark Moran reports, patients at hospitals in the city could have been exposed. Health officials are warning almost 300 people who were treated at two Phoenix hospitals that they may have been exposed to hepatitis C.
Sept. 20, 2013
Survivor of Mesa Sikh murder calls for gun control
Seven people, including the gunman, are dead after a shooting broke out Sunday at a Sikh Temple in Wisconsin. Rana Singh Sodhi is a Mesa restaurant owner whose brother Balbir was killed after the Sept.
Sept. 20, 2013
Airline performance up on schedules, baggage
Good news for air travelers. You’re more likely to arrive on time with your luggage. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports the airlines are on pace to have their best performance since 1984.Nearly 84 percent of domestic flights arrived within 15 minutes of their scheduled time in the first half of this year.
Sept. 20, 2013
Nations longest-serving female inmate released
Betty Smithey, 69, the nation’s longest-serving female inmate, was released from an Arizona prison Monday.  Smithey, who served 49 years in Goodyear’s Perryville State Prison, was convicted of the murder of 15-month-old Sandy Gerberick of Phoenix in 1963.
Sept. 20, 2013
State officials take off from Capitol in Blackhawk helicopter
Government and military representatives teamed up for a training exercise at the state Capitol this morning. Officials from the executive, legislative, and judicial branches were flown away in a Blackhawk helicopter that landed on the lawn of the memorial plaza across from the Capitol.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona among states with lettuce recall
Romaine lettuce shipped to 19 states, including Arizona, may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria. A Northern California producer supplier is voluntarily recalling its Field Fresh Wrapped Single Head Romaine lettuce and may have a "best by" date of Aug.
Sept. 20, 2013
The effects of pay-to-play on high school sports
Experts take a look at the effects on families and students when high schools charge them to play sports. Sarah Clark, research assistant professor for the University of Michigan, and Arizona Republic columnist Scott Bordow agree that charging students to play sports can have negative effects.
Sept. 20, 2013
Study finds having a case of the Mondays may be a myth
If you feel like you have a case of the Mondays, you can expect to have a case of the Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, as well.  Research conducted by Stony Brook University and published in the Journal of Positive Psychology has found most people dislike these four weekdays equally.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sinema wins Democratic nod in the 9th District
Former state senator Kyrsten Sinema emerged from a three-way primary in the new 9th Congressional District, defeating David Schapira and Andrei Cherny. She credits her win to her campaign’s focus on middle-class families … and isn’t concerned about the sometimes testy primary carrying over to the general election.
Sept. 20, 2013
National Republican, Democratic groups targeting three Arizona Congressional districts
The national groups working to elect both Democrats and Republicans to Congress are targeting the same three Arizona districts this fall. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Both the National Republican Congressional Committee and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee consider districts one, two and nine winnable in November.
Sept. 20, 2013
Hopi criminal code changed to increase sentences
The Hopi tribe will be one of the first Native American nations to increase criminal sentences under a 2010 law. The Tribal Law and Order Act is aimed at curbing crime in native communities, particularly decreasing violence against women.
Sept. 20, 2013
Recount underway in Congressional District 4 primary
Voting in the Arizona primary took place two weeks ago, but elections officials are still counting ballots in one congressional race. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports fewer than 20 votes separate the two candidates.
Sept. 20, 2013

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