KJZZ News

County Supervisor on Thomas: Justice has been served
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas is expected to speak today, following his disbarment yesterday. On Tuesday a disciplinary panel upheld 28 ethical violations against Thomas. He and two assistants were accused of targeting county leaders and judges in criminal investigations.
Sept. 20, 2013
New legislative gifts law makes only minor restrictions
State lawmakers are apparently not ready yet to give up freebies. DENNIS LAMBERT: They've approved a new gifts law that puts only minor restrictions on the kind and size of gifts they can get from lobbyists.
Sept. 20, 2013
Candidates chosen for Congressional District 8 special election
Ron Barber, aide to former U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffrods, ran unopposed in Tuesday’s Democratic primary. Jesse Kelly, who narrowly lost to Giffords in 2010, won the Republican nomination. Kelly talks about the upcoming election, and Jim Nintzel of the Tucson Weekly analyzes the campaign tactics of Barber and Kelly.
Sept. 20, 2013
Luke Air Force Base one step closer to receiving F-35s
Luke Air Force Base is one step closer to receiving at least 72 new F-35 Joint Strike Fighters. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Terry Ward reports.Arizona Sen. John McCain has been a leading proponent of Luke as the new home for the F-35.
Sept. 20, 2013
Hopi tribe wants Tuba City landfill cleaned up
The Hopi tribe is tangled in a legal battle with the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs. At issue is a dump the federal agency operated for 50 years near Tuba City in Northern Arizona. The local tribes say the aquifer lying under the dump shows dangerous levels of uranium.
Sept. 20, 2013
U.S. Senate panel takes up SB 1070
The U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear arguments on Arizona’s immigration law until Wednesday, but SB 1070 will be on the minds of some in Washington, DC Tuesday. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix Coyotes successful so far in playoffs
Todd Walsh of Fox Sports Arizona and the Coyotes Radio Network talks about why this season of hockey has been different for the Phoenix Coyotes.Walsh says goaltending has made a huge difference for the Coyotes.
Sept. 20, 2013
Lawsuit threatened over AZ budget sweep
State lawmakers have not yet started voting on the new state budget…but there’s already a threatened lawsuit over one of its provisions. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Republican legislative leaders and Governor Brewer announced late last week that they’d reached a deal on a new spending plan.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pearce reimbursement provision dies before the legislative session ends
 The proposal to reimburse former State Senate President Russell Pearce for the costs of the recall election that ousted him from office last fall is dead. Lawmakers approved the provision in committee on Wednesday, but couldn’t garner enough support in the senate to move the bill forward.
Sept. 20, 2013
Skin Cancer Awareness month
Lisa Quale, senior health educator at the Skin Cancer Institute at University of Arizona, and Dr. Glen Weiss of the Piper Cancer Center in Scottsdale talk about the importance of protecting yourself from skin cancer in sunny Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
Veteran firefighter discusses conditions across the state
Five fires burning across Arizona are causing major structure damage and displacing residents. Dennis Lambert discussed efforts to control these fires with Arizona Game and Fish Department Spokesman Jim Paxon, who spent more than three decades with the National Forest Service.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mitchell wins Tempe election by 139 votes
Tempe Councilman Mark Mitchell will be the next mayor of Tempe.Following the release of unofficial results by the Maricopa County Elections Department, Mitchell's opponent Michael Monti conceded. Mitchell has 11,351 votes compared to Monti's 11,212.
Sept. 20, 2013
Drivers rejoice: Time spent stuck in traffic is down
A new study shows that traffic congestion across the U.S. dropped by 30 percent in 2011 over the previous year.   The report says increased fuel prices and fewer drivers are two key factors. It says many people are driving less because they are unemployed or have stopped looking for work.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona continues efforts to lure high-paying jobs
Arizona lost more than 300,000 jobs during the recession, and estimates suggest the state has gained only about a quarter of them back. KJZZ’s Mark Brodie and Devin Browne look at what kinds of jobs are filling the gap.
Sept. 20, 2013
Future of Solar Energy Forum
As supplies of non-renewable resources dwindle and the cost of powering our cities continues to rise, KJZZ examines the most abundant energy source in Arizona—solar power. KJZZ, Rio Salado College and Greater Phoenix Mensa hosted a discussion about the Future of Solar Energy on May 18.
Sept. 20, 2013
Disbarred attorney Andrew Thomas says he will target Maricopa County corruption
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas talks about the government corruption he says led to his disbarment and why he thinks Arizona needs Proposition 115. Thomas says Prop 115 will make the judiciary more accountable to the people, but it’s not a cure-all for the system or the government.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mesa mayor to take national leadership position
One Arizona mayor is about to become the second-in-command at the U.S. Conference of Mayors. The conference is held this week in Orlando. KJZZ’s Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports.Mesa Mayor Scott Smith (Photo courtesy of City of Mesa)Mesa Mayor Scott Smith will be named Vice President of the U.
Sept. 20, 2013
Obama Administration: Gov. to stop deporting some young illegal immigrants, grant work permits
The Obama administration says it will stop deporting, and begin giving work permits to younger illegal immigrants. KJZZ's Dennis Lambert spoke with Dulce Matuz, President of the Arizona Dream Act Coalition, about the annoucement.
Sept. 20, 2013
Power lines in the path of Poco Fire
The Poco fire burning outside of Young, Ariz. doubled in size overnight as firefighters were dealing with gusty winds and high temperatures. And as KJZZ's Terry Ward reports, it has forced the shutdown of power lines in the area.
Sept. 20, 2013
Family of Utah doctor can proceed with lawsuit against feds
The family of a Utah doctor can go forward with parts of a lawsuit claiming federal agents pushed the man to suicide. Dr. James Redd was indicted in 2009 after a sweeping investigation into the looting of Native American artifacts.
Sept. 20, 2013

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