KJZZ News

Early voting in Arizona for the November sixth election is underway. Some analysts wonder whether results of early balloting could limit turnout on Election Day.From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports.
October 12, 2012
Mourners on Thursday remembered the Border Patrol agent shot and killed last week near Bisbee at a second funeral. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Mark Brodie has more.Nicholas Ivie had a funeral in Sierra Vista on Monday.
October 12, 2012
The Arizona Board of Regents has decided to offer Eileen Klein, Governor Jan Brewer's Chief of Staff, the position of President of the Board. Regents' Chair Rick Myers tells KJZZ's Steve Goldstein why Klein is the right choice.
October 11, 2012
A preservation group at the city of Phoenix is taking steps to inventory the work of Frank Lloyd Wright. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, it’s in response to a controversy over the pending demolition of a house Wright designed for his son.
October 11, 2012
Arizona’s U.S. Senate race is tightening up, with less than a month to go until Election Day. The advantage had been with Republican Congressman Jeff Flake, but as KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports, Democrats are trying to capitalize on a shift in momentum.
October 11, 2012
After weeks of commercials painting a softer picture of “America’s Toughest Sheriff,” Joe Arpaio has gone on the offensive. The new ad makes issue of an incident in his opponent’s past.  The commercial refers to a decade-old dispute involving Arpaio’s Democratic foe Paul Penzone, a former Phoenix Police Sergeant who ran the Silent Witness program.
October 11, 2012
New Mexico’s governor wants federal officials to move a pack of endangered wolves suspected of killing cattle in the southwestern part of her state. Governor Susana Martinez sent a letter to the U.
October 11, 2012
Early voting for next month’s general election begins Thursday. The county elections department will mail ballots to people on the permanent early voting list, and those who have requested an early ballot.
October 11, 2012
"Smile, you’re on Candid Camera" has taken on a whole new meaning with a gadget now being used by some police departments across the country. They’re mini-cameras that can be attached to a police officer’s body.
October 11, 2012
Former President Bill Clinton came to Tempe on Wednesday night, to rally supporters of Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Richard Carmona. KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.MARK BRODIE: Clinton has been making the campaign rounds recently, stumping for house and senate candidates.
October 10, 2012
Jazz bassist Ray Brown studied piano as a kid in Pittsburgh.  There were so many pianists that he thought he'd be better off playing bass and that became his main ax. At 20 yrs old he took his bass to New York and got a gig in Dizzy Gillespie's band.
October 10, 2012
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is leading a group of mayors in an effort to improve Arizona schools. They say a sound educational system has a ripple effect throughout their communities and Arizona. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.
October 10, 2012
  Jazz drummer Art Blakey was such a hard hitting drummer he was called the jazz tiger.  He started the Jazz Messengers with Horace Silver in 1954, and kept it going with different artists for over thirty years.
October 10, 2012
The U.S. Department of Treasury is extending efforts to punish a leader of the Mexican Sinaloa Cartel -- financially. KJZZ's Jude Joffe-Block reports that people in the US are banned from doing business with two Mexican companies under the kingpin's control.
October 10, 2012
Arizona has received an inordinate share of national headlines in recent years, many related to SB1070, Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former State Senator Russell Pearce. In his new book, State Out of the Union: Arizona and the Final Showdown Over the American Dream, author Jeff Biggers argues that the negative perception of Arizona is simplistic and doesn't take into account the state's bipartisan and progressive history.
October 10, 2012
Recent polls suggest that the race to succeed retiring U.S. Senator Jon Kyl could be very close. Arizona Republic columnist Bob Robb and Northern Arizona University Political Science Professor Fred Solop discuss what factors could be advantages for either Congressman Jeff Flake or Dr.
October 10, 2012
Arizona's new Ninth Congressional District is the most competitive in the state and is considered a toss-up by national political analysts. Republican nominee Vernon Parker spoke about his plans to improve the economy and modify the Affordable Care Act.
October 10, 2012
NPR Ombudsman Edward Schumacher-Matos visited KJZZ to talk about his role as the network's listener advocate.
October 10, 2012
Republican Jeff Flake and Democrat Richard Carmona meet for their first debate Wednesday in the race to replace Arizona’s retiring U.S. Senator Jon Kyl. The two men will face off at 5:30 Wednesday evening on the show Arizona Horizon, broadcast locally on Channel 8, Arizona PBS.
October 10, 2012
A libertarian think tank that grades governors around the country on fiscal policy has given Arizona’s Jan Brewer low marks. The Cato Institute advocates small government, low taxes, and free markets.
October 09, 2012

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