KJZZ News

Congress returns to work this week after its month long August recess.  As KJZZ’s Al Macias reports, this is the last session for one Arizona lawmaker.The U.S. Senate will be back in session today, and for Senator Jon Kyl, this will be his final go around.
September 10, 2012
There has been quite a bit of rain over the last couple of days in the Phoenix area and across the state of Arizona. This morning Dennis Lambert spoke with National Weather Service Meteorologist Austin Jamison about weekend weather and what to expect in the days ahead.
September 10, 2012
A series of recent inspections found kiosks in malls throughout the Valley did not list the prices of the items they were selling. Inspectors from the Arizona Department of Weights and Measures checked out 52 kiosks between July and August.
September 08, 2012
The Republican candidate for Arizona’s new congressional district has resigned his town council seat.  Vernon Parker won the August 28 Republican primary for the newly created district 9, which covers parts of Ahwatukee, Chandler, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe.
September 08, 2012
Jazz Guitarist Bruce Forman will stop by KJZZ  Monday night to talk about his different jazz styles, and why he enjoys his group "Cow-Bop".  They will bring their unique Western Swing and bop sound to the Rhythm Room on Tuesday night.
September 07, 2012
A $500,000 bond was set Friday for the mother of a missing Glendale child. 38-year-old Jerice Hunter’s daughter Jessye Shockley hasn’t been seen since last year. Police believe Hunter murdered the then-five year old and disposed of her body several days before reporting her missing October 11.
September 07, 2012
Saxophone colossus, Sonny Rollins, re-invented himself three times, and is still going strong at 82.  His improvisational technique is second to none and his compositions, St. Thomas and Oleo, have become jazz standards.
September 06, 2012
A federal judge in Washington, DC Thursday sentenced a Phoenix man to prison, for selling access to computers that were infected with malware. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: Federal prosecutors say 30-year old Joshua Schichtel will spend 30 months behind bars.
September 06, 2012
A jury has sentenced twice-convicted murderer David Lamar Anthony  to death.  Anthony had been convicted and sent to death row for the 2001 murders of his wife, Donna Anthony, and his two stepchildren.
September 06, 2012
The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says a U.S. Border Patrol Agent fatally shot his girlfriend before turning the gun on himself Wednesday.  36-year-old Agent Robert C. Nelson is believed to have committed the murder-suicide.
September 06, 2012
  From Lionel Hampton to Gary Burton the vibes have had a unique place in jazz.  Whether with a big band or in a combo, the sound is like no other and blends with horns, guitars and even the piano.
September 05, 2012
Glendale residents will get a chance vote on a sales tax initiative in November.The Arizona Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to review a lower court ruling that placed the measure on the ballot.A group called Save Glendale Now backed the initiative, which was challenged by the city.
September 05, 2012
A key part of Arizona's controversial immigration law, SB 1070, will soon take effect. A coalition of civil rights groups wanted the provision blocked, but a federal judge denied their request Wednesday.
September 05, 2012
The Phoenix Coyotes ownership situation has been a stress-inducer for local hockey fans, the National Hockey League, and Glendale residents and elected officials. Earlier this summer it seemed that former San Jose Sharks president Greg Jamison was ready to take over, but more complications popped up, both with Jamison and the City of Glendale.
September 05, 2012
The proposed Open Government/Open Elections initiative has been in court a lot lately. Opponents question the validity of a number of petition signatures, but the proposition has survived so far, and the Arizona Supreme Court will have a say.
September 05, 2012
This year marks the 20th anniversary of NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement. It was intended to remove barriers to trade and provide an overall economic boom. Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business Professor Arnold Maltz discusses NAFTA's impact on Arizona's trade with Mexico and the increasing trend of nearshoring, the practice of moving production plants from China to Mexico.
September 05, 2012
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.
September 05, 2012
Phoenix’s city golf courses are in a serious financial hole, according to a new study. There are several possible solutions, and the city is looking for the public’s input.  Papago Golf Course in Phoenix, one of the city's eight municipal courses.
September 05, 2012
Texas Public Radio’s Ryan Loyd reports from the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, on the impact the Latino vote will have on this election and in the future."Comprehensive immigration reform" are household words that give Democrats hope for the future.
September 05, 2012
Janitors who clean Sky Harbor International Airport gathered Tuesday night to protest their working conditions. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, the group has tried unsuccessfully to assemble a union.
September 04, 2012

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