KJZZ News

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
Whats your experience with veteran disability claims in Phoenix?
If you're working your way through the VA system now, or if you have a family member who is, please take a few minutes to share your experiences.
Sept. 20, 2013
House Republicans vote to end loan guarantees for renewable energy projects
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill eliminating government loan guarantees for renewable energy projects, but the law isn’t likely to make it through the Senate. The 2009 stimulus package provided the Department of Energy with billions of dollars to make loan guarantees to alternative energy companies, including Tempe-based First Solar.
Sept. 20, 2013
Is Utahs senior senator too old?
Utah's 78-year old Senator Orrin Hatch, who's running for reelection this Fall, has faced criticism from his Democratic opponent that he's too old. Scott Howell has distributed a fundraising letter urging support for him in part because Hatch could die before a potential next term would end.
Sept. 20, 2013
Owners of Phoenix New Times, Village Voice to sell off newspapers
The owners of Phoenix-based Village Voice Media are selling their newspaper holdings, but hanging on to a controversial classified website. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were among the original founders of the Phoenix New Times.
Sept. 20, 2013
A look at the judicial proposition, Prop 115
In our continuing series of conversations on Arizona’s general election races and ballot initiatives, we’re talking about Proposition 115. In the spring of 2011, a majority of lawmakers—after forging a compromise with the state’s judicial branch—moved to have voters decide whether to change some aspects of how judges are chosen in Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona attorney general facing civil charges for campaign violations
Attorney General Tom Horne denies that he violated campaign finance laws. On Tuesday, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery said he is filing a civil action against the attorney general over alleged violations during Horne’s 2010 campaign.
Sept. 20, 2013

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