KJZZ News

Bank of America protest
Protestors descended on a downtown Phoenix Bank of America branch yesterday Thursday to draw attention to what they say is the bank’s fraudulent mortgage practices. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Terry Ward reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Case load not improving for Arizona
Arizona’s federal court system is overloaded. So much so that its chief judge and the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a judicial emergency last year. That allowed for visiting judges to hear cases.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Memories: An almost native
As we continue to celebrate Arizona's centennial year, we asked you to share some favorite Arizona memories with us. This one comes from Phil Reina.  Phil Reina, an almost native Arizonan. (Photo courtesy Phil Reina) Though born in California, I've always felt a very close relationship with Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
Snake bites on the rise as weather heats up
Spring’s rising temperatures also signal another season -- rattlesnake season.Snakes have already bitten seven people in Arizona this year. None of the bites were fatal. Usually, snakes are most active April through October, but recent warm temperatures have brought them out earlier.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Senate to take up restrictions on young drivers...again
The Arizona Senate on Monday will vote on a measure that would put new restrictions on new drivers. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The bill would prohibit drivers younger than 18 from using cell phones or other electronic devices for the first six months they’re behind the wheel, except in emergencies.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Senate approves Clean Elections compromise, sends to House
A compromise plan that would keep the state’s system of publicly-funded political campaigns in place, but with some changes, is headed to the Arizona House. The state senate approved the plan Tuesday.
Sept. 20, 2013
Robrt Pela: Review of The Great Gatsby
Theater critic Robrt Pela reviews Arizona Theatre Company’s production of The Great Gatsby. It takes some real work to make a brilliant and beloved piece of literature into a potboiler, but Arizona Theatre Company has done it.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Legislature approves abortion ban
The Arizona House of Representatives has given its final approval to a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks in most cases. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Among many other provisions, the measure would make it a Class 1 misdemeanor for a doctor to perform an abortion, if the fetus is at least 20 weeks old, except in medical emergencies.
Sept. 20, 2013
Local protests planned as U.S. Supreme Court prepares for SB 1070 arguments
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments April 25 on Arizona’s illegal immigration enforcement law. To mark the occasion, immigrant-rights activists are planning to protest the law in Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013
Meet the candidates for Tempe mayor
This May two candidates will appear on the ballot to replace Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman. Michael Monti and Mark Mitchell talk about their histories with Tempe and their plans for the city’s future. Monti, the owner of Monti’s La Casa Vieja, says he’s answering a call to action by running for mayor.
Sept. 20, 2013
Banking industry shows increase in borrowing, lending
Banks are lending more money in response to more demand from consumers and businesses. As KJZZ's Terry Ward reports, experts say it's another sign that the U.S. economy is rebounding. TERRY WARD: The top U.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mexican gray wolf numbers coming up short
The federal government doesn’t know if they have enough Mexican gray wolves to successfully save the species in the southwest. Wildlife managers had hoped to have at least a hundred wolves in the wild by now.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pima County Supervisors select legislative replacement for Patterson
The Pima County Board of Supervisors has appointed Tucson attorney Nick Fontana to the state legislature. Fontana replaces Daniel Patterson, who resigned earlier this month after an ethics panel recommended he be ousted from the legislature.
Sept. 20, 2013
Legislature approves contraceptive coverage bill
The state legislature has approved a bill that would allow more employers to deny contraceptive coverage as part of their health benefits. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The original version of this measure would have allowed any employer to deny contraception.
Sept. 20, 2013
State Bar wants to recoup cost of Thomas ethics investigation
The State Bar of Arizona will try to recover nearly $300,000 from former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas. The bar outlined costs incurred during a lengthy ethics investigation, which ended when Thomas was disbarred last month.
Sept. 20, 2013
Ted Nugent brings his music, politics to Phoenix
Ted Nugent brings his brand of high decibel rock 'n' roll to the Valley this week. Ted Nugent (Photo courtesy of tednugent.com)Nugent had hits in the 1970s with "Cat Scratch Fever" and "Stranglehold" but his act in recent months has been on the political stage, speaking out for conservative ideals like self-reliance and against the presidency of Barack Obama.
Sept. 20, 2013
Legislative close brings new budget plan, plenty of critics
Arizona Senate President Steve Pierce, Senate Minority Leader Dave Schapira, political consultant Bob Grossfeld, and political consultant Barrett Marson talk about the most recent legislative session. They touch on the budget, education, redistricting, and various bills.
Sept. 20, 2013
New Phoenix Police Chief sworn in
Phoenix has a new police chief. Daniel Garcia was sworn in today, taking over for Acting Police Chief Joe Yahner. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Garcia took the oath of office this afternoon at Phoenix City Hall.
Sept. 20, 2013
State agrees to increase mental illness funding, standard of care
Arizona has reached an interim settlement with the plaintiffs in a decades-old lawsuit over how well the state serves the seriously mentally ill.  From Phoenix, KJZZ's Steve Goldstein reports. STEVE GOLDSTEIN: Arnold v.
Sept. 20, 2013
Piece of Tempe history comes back to life as mill opens to the public
Tempe’s Hayden Flour Mill was the largest flour mill in the state -- until it closed in 1998.  For more than a decade the building has been boarded up and blocked off from the public. Now it has re-opened.
Sept. 20, 2013

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