KJZZ News

Nobody likes being a freshmen, whether you’re in high school or the state legislature.  Last year, the largest class of freshmen lawmakers since statehood took office facing yet another budget crisis.
January 11, 2012
Pinal County attorney Jim Walsh and ASU Law Professor Carissa Hessick sit down with host Steve Goldstein to talk about the report Prisoners in Arizona: Truth-in-Sentencing, Time Served, and Recidivism, and what changes should or should not be made to make Arizona's prisoner system better.
January 11, 2012
KJZZ's Mark Brodie and managing editor of the Arizona Guardian Dennis Welch sit down with Steve Goldstein to talk about the 2012 Legislative Session kicking off, and what the state can look forward to.
January 11, 2012
Steve Goldstein talks to Dr. Robert Lang of Brookings Mountain West about the benefits of a highway between Las Vegas and Phoenix, and why one hasn't been built yet...Lang says that, according to the old interstate rule in1956, Arizona didn't qualify for a highway.
January 11, 2012
For the Arizona Presidential Primaries average citizens are being encouraged to participate in Project White House 2012. The Tucson Weekly is holding a series of challenges, and will even endorse the participant who gains the most public support.
January 11, 2012
A criminologist questions the conclusions reached by a study done for the Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys Advisory Council.  It found Arizona sentencing laws are preventing crime and saving money.  But a law professor at the University of California-Berkeley says the data doesn’t necessarily support that conclusion.
January 11, 2012
With apologies to our listeners, we are having a technical problem with our live streaming audio feature. This affects listening options through kjzz.org, mobile device apps and certain out-of-area listening devices.
January 11, 2012
The Tucson Unified School District voted four-to-one to end its Mexican American Studies Program late Tuesday night. The school district risked losing $15 million if it continued teaching ethnic studies as they were being taught.
January 11, 2012
This week, the Tucson Unified School District board voted to end its Mexican-American studies program so as not to lose millions in funding from the state of Arizona. We want to hear your reaction to the decision.
January 11, 2012
The state senate officially voted in a new president Monday.  The chamber’s Republican majority gave Steve Pierce the top job this fall…after former Senate President Russell Pearce lost his recall election.
January 10, 2012
Arizona Republicans voting in next month’s presidential primary will likely find some unfamiliar names on the ballot--and one major candidate left off. Former ambassador and Utah Governor Jon Huntsman wasn’t eligible.
January 10, 2012
Valley home prices are expected to increase about 9 percent during 2012, according to Clear Capital's Housing Data Index. That report says however the same cannot be said for home prices in Tucson.
January 10, 2012
Governor Jan Brewer looked back…and forward in her state of the state address to the centennial legislature Monday.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.  MARK BRODIE: The governor told lawmakers Arizona has been saved…and touted the state’s positive cash balance and smaller government.
January 09, 2012
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer used her annual State of the State address to call for lower taxes and less regulation in the next century. KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports the economy was the focus of her speech.
January 09, 2012
Governor Brewer delivered her second State of the State address before the Arizona legislature on Monday, January 9. We'd like to hear your reaction to what the governor had to say.
January 09, 2012
A year ago, a seriously troubled man opened fire in a Safeway parking lot on a beautiful Saturday morning. He killed six people and injured 13 more, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Since then, Arizona has been forced to confront how it treats the mentally ill.
January 09, 2012
The centennial legislature begins its session today, as Governor Jan Brewer gives her state of the state address.  And, for the first time in a few years, lawmakers will not be dealing with a budget deficit.
January 06, 2012
A new report by a state prosecutors’ organization suggests truth-in-sentencing laws have prevented crime and saved taxpayer money.  But sentencing reform advocates say other factors have also played a role.
January 05, 2012
KJZZ's Dennis Lambert and KTAR personality Michael Dixon share memories of  fellow broadcaster Bill Heywood.Heywood and his wife, Susan, were found dead Wednesday inside a Scottsdale hotel. Both died of gunshot wounds, but police are not searching for anyone else in connection with the case.
January 05, 2012

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