KJZZ News

Special broadcast on U.S. Supreme Courts ruling on Arizonas immigration law
Following Monday's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on the provisions of Arizona's immigration law, Fronteras: The Changing America Desk broadcast a one-hour special.Those interviewed for the broadcast included:• Jan Brewer, Governor of Arizona• Mark Brodie, government reporter for KJZZ• Larry Dever, Cochise County Sheriff• Jeff Flake, U.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona AG Horne: Supreme Court ruling could end coercion of states
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne says he was surprised by today’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act by the U.S. Supreme Court. But he thinks a part of that decision could set the stage for a new legal doctrine.
Sept. 20, 2013
Scottsdale City Manager steps down
The Scottsdale City Council could decide on a permanent replacement tonight for City Manager David Richert. He announced his resignation  Monday.David Richert says there was not enough support from Mayor Jim Lane and the city council to stay and do his job effectively.
Sept. 20, 2013
Governor Brewer wont oppose top two primary initative
Governor Jan Brewer says she won’t take any further steps to have legislators consider election-law changes.  An initiative that will appear on the November ballot would allow Arizonans to vote for a candidate of any party in the primary election, and advance the primary's top two finishers to the general election -- regardless of party affiliation.
Sept. 20, 2013
Lawsuit filed to block new Arizona abortion law
There’s a new legal challenge against an Arizona abortion law that’s set to take effect Aug. 2. KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports. The lawsuit was filed today by abortion-rights groups -- filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Arizona and the Center for Reproductive Rights -- on behalf of three physicians.
Sept. 20, 2013
Planned Parenthood of Arizona sues to block new state law
Planned Parenthood of Arizona has sued the state. As KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports, it’s trying to block a new state law banning public money from going to organizations that provide abortions from taking effect next month.
Sept. 20, 2013
New U of A president eager to improve higher education
New University of Arizona President Ann Weaver Hart says she's looking forward to working with state leaders on improving higher education and making it more accessible. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Steve Goldstein reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Witness describes humiliation after MCSO stop
Three witness in the class-action lawsuit against Sheriff Joe Apriao said Wednesday the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office discriminated against them. Two deputies rebutted those claims. Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports from the federal courthouse in Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013
Paper mill in Snowflake to close
One of the largest employers in Navajo County began handing out pink slips today. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports community leaders are worried about the impact on small towns already struggling in a tough economy.
Sept. 20, 2013
Testimony concludes at MCSO, Arpaio civil trial -- whats next?
The testimony in the class action discrimination suit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office is over. Yet this case wont be the last word on the debate over whether the Sheriff's office treats Latinos unfairly.
Sept. 20, 2013
EPA to clean up haze-causing pollutants
  The Environmental Protection Agency has issued its final rule aimed at cleaning up the largest single source of haze-causing pollutants in the country.    Rather than mandate that the Four Corners Power Plant take one avenue to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions, the EPA is giving the plant's operator a choice.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mexican gray wolf ordered dead to protect cattle
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife service is going to kill a female Mexican gray wolf following a series of cattle depredations in southwestern New Mexico. This will be the first time since 2007 that Fish and Wildlife will be killing a wolf because of depredation problems.
Sept. 20, 2013
New U.S. Attorney staying away from MCSO investigations
John Leonardo, who was sworn in last month as the U.S. Attorney for Arizona, says he won’t take part in any criminal investigation of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Maricopa County trying to lure forensic pathologists
Maricopa County has lost about a third of its forensic pathologists in the last four years. As KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports, the shortage is a national problem.The county is trying to lure doctors specializing in forensic pathology to its understaffed medical examiner's office.
Sept. 20, 2013
Gov. Brewer: Akin comments a little bit outrageous, but doesnt call on candidate to drop out of race
Governor Jan Brewer criticized comments made by Missouri GOP Senate Candidate Todd Akin about rape, but stopped short of joining other Republican officials in calling for him to drop out of the race. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Glendale sales tax hike ruling could come Friday
The Arizona Court of Appeals heard arguments Thursday over whether an initiative that aims to reverse a sales tax increase by the City of Glendale can appear on the November ballot.  Members of the group Save Glendale Now.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona cities among safest for drivers
Drivers in several Arizona cities are considered among the safest in the country, according to a new report. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more.  MARK BRODIE: Allstate Insurance Company’s annual “Best Drivers Report” lists Phoenix as the safest city with more than a million residents.
Sept. 20, 2013

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