KJZZ News

Planners submit wishlist for Mexico trade
The state’s ongoing effort to boost business between Arizona and Mexico continues. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, a group of regional planning associations will present a trade resolution to the US Department of Commerce.
Sept. 20, 2013
BLM celebrates National Public Lands Day in Arizona
The Bureau of Land Management is among the federal agencies celebrating National Public Lands Day on Saturday. That includes seven volunteer efforts in Arizona -- among them, pulling buffelgrass, restoring trails and picking up trash.
Sept. 20, 2013
Wetter than average monsoon in the Valley
The just-ended 2012 monsoon season produced more rain than normal in the Valley, and the dust storms were very intense. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: The monsoon season runs from June 15 through September 30.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Highways feature on bike-coffee shop at the Grand Canyon
Morning Edition looks into Arizona Highways' feature on a unique bike rental shop and cafe at the Grand Canyon.KJZZ's Dennis Lambert spoke with Arizona Highways managing editor Kelly Kramer and the story photographer Dawn Kish about the feature on the Bright Angel bicycle rental store.
Sept. 20, 2013
U.S. Treasury trying to hit cartel leaders where it hurts
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.
Sept. 20, 2013
Supreme Court to hear Arizona voter registration case
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by the state of Arizona over its voter registration requirements. In 2004, Arizona voters passed a ballot proposition requiring prospective voters to prove they're a citizen before they can register to vote using a state form.
Sept. 20, 2013
Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home may be sold, preserved
The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home in Phoenix that faced a bulldozer is now looking at a better future. Wright designed the home for his son David and daughter-in-law Gladys. The house shares some of the spiral design elements of the Guggenheim Museum in New York, and was purchased earlier this year by a private company.
Sept. 20, 2013
The pros and cons of Proposition 120
Among the nine ballot measures Arizona voters will consider on or before Nov. 6 is Proposition 120. The language of the proposition says, if passed, the Arizona Constitution would be changed to allow the state to declare its sovereign and exclusive authority and jurisdiction over the air, water, public lands, minerals and wildlife within its boundaries.
Sept. 20, 2013
Early voting sets record in Maricopa County
The number of people voting early in Maricopa County continues to increase.  Early voting ballots at the Maricopa County Recorder's Office. (Photo by Al Macias - KJZZ) Elections officials say more than 400,00 early ballots had been returned as of mid-day Friday.
Sept. 20, 2013
20-week abortion ban heads to appeals court
An Arizona law that criminalizes providing an abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy will go before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals next week in San Francisco. It is one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country.
Sept. 20, 2013
$500,000 worth of marijuana seized
Authorities in Pinal County have found hundreds of pounds of abandoned drugs in a stretch of desert along Interstate 8. A vehicle reported stolen from Phoenix was discovered Tuesday with more than a half ton of marijuana inside.
Sept. 20, 2013
Historic Latino voter turnout shapes elections
As post-election analysis continues, the role of Latino voters has gotten much attention. As Peter O’Dowd reports, community leaders are now talking about what that means for the future.PETER O’DOWD: According to a poll taken just before the election, Latino Decisions says Mitt Romney would have won the popular vote if he had captured just 35 percent of the Latino electorate.
Sept. 20, 2013
Concerns about Colorado and Washington legalizing recreational marijuana use
Mexico and three Central American nations are calling for a review of international drug policies after two U.S. states voted to legalize recreational use of marijuana. KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more.
Sept. 20, 2013
Floodgates open into Grand Canyon on Monday
For the first time in four years, the federal government will simulate a flood in the Grand Canyon. KJZZ's Nick Blumberg has more.Earlier this year, the Department of the Interior announced a plan to release water from the Glen Canyon Dam into Colorado River running through the Grand Canyon.
Sept. 20, 2013
The politics of redistricting in Arizona
Democratic consultant Barry Dill of First Strategic and Republican strategist Jaime Molera of the Molera Alvarez Group join Steve Goldstein to discuss whether redistricting in Arizona led to the state's Democrats gaining a number of seats in the legislature and winning a majority of Arizona's congressional delegation.
Sept. 20, 2013
Veteran Stories: Art Sloane advocates for vets
Arizona is home to more than half a million veterans and this week on Morning Edition we’re hearing the voices of veterans who came to us through KJZZ’s Public Insight Network. Art Sloane (Photo courtesy American Public Media)Coast Guard veteran Art Sloane was 70 years old when he started his Veterans Voice column in the Arizona Republic.
Sept. 20, 2013
Veteran Stories: Disability benefits can be the difference between a roof and the street
By Samara FreemarkPublic Insight NetworkThree years ago, the head of the federal agency charged with caring for America's veterans announced an ambitious goal: To end homelessness among veterans by 2015.
Sept. 20, 2013
States first medical marijuana dispensary will open
Arizona’s first medical marijuana dispensary is scheduled to open Thursday morning in Glendale.This comes after a Maricopa County Superior court decision earlier this week cleared the way. The Arizona Marijuana Medical Act was approved by voters in the 2010 election.
Sept. 20, 2013
Valley Metro fares to increase
The Valley Metro Board of Directors has approved a fare increase for public transit in the Phoenix area. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.MARK BRODIE: Starting on March first, it’ll cost a quarter more for local rides on the bus and light rail.
Sept. 20, 2013
Small business owner takes advantage of gloomy economy
Snapshots of the country’s economy show an improving housing market, growing consumer confidence and an unemployment rate that’s still high – but gradually getting better. There’s no doubt the nation – and Arizona -- are still facing serious economic problems.
Sept. 20, 2013

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