KJZZ News

Lawsuit threatened over AZ budget sweep
State lawmakers have not yet started voting on the new state budget…but there’s already a threatened lawsuit over one of its provisions. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Republican legislative leaders and Governor Brewer announced late last week that they’d reached a deal on a new spending plan.
Sep. 20, 2013
Pearce reimbursement provision dies before the legislative session ends
 The proposal to reimburse former State Senate President Russell Pearce for the costs of the recall election that ousted him from office last fall is dead. Lawmakers approved the provision in committee on Wednesday, but couldn’t garner enough support in the senate to move the bill forward.
Sep. 20, 2013
Skin Cancer Awareness month
Lisa Quale, senior health educator at the Skin Cancer Institute at University of Arizona, and Dr. Glen Weiss of the Piper Cancer Center in Scottsdale talk about the importance of protecting yourself from skin cancer in sunny Arizona.
Sep. 20, 2013
Veteran firefighter discusses conditions across the state
Five fires burning across Arizona are causing major structure damage and displacing residents. Dennis Lambert discussed efforts to control these fires with Arizona Game and Fish Department Spokesman Jim Paxon, who spent more than three decades with the National Forest Service.
Sep. 20, 2013
Mitchell wins Tempe election by 139 votes
Tempe Councilman Mark Mitchell will be the next mayor of Tempe.Following the release of unofficial results by the Maricopa County Elections Department, Mitchell's opponent Michael Monti conceded. Mitchell has 11,351 votes compared to Monti's 11,212.
Sep. 20, 2013
Drivers rejoice: Time spent stuck in traffic is down
A new study shows that traffic congestion across the U.S. dropped by 30 percent in 2011 over the previous year.   The report says increased fuel prices and fewer drivers are two key factors. It says many people are driving less because they are unemployed or have stopped looking for work.
Sep. 20, 2013
Arizona continues efforts to lure high-paying jobs
Arizona lost more than 300,000 jobs during the recession, and estimates suggest the state has gained only about a quarter of them back. KJZZ’s Mark Brodie and Devin Browne look at what kinds of jobs are filling the gap.
Sep. 20, 2013
Arizona gas prices continue to drop
Gas prices in Arizona continue to fall - they’re down again this week, and are now at a three-month low. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: AAA Arizona says the average price for a gallon of regular, unleaded is now $3.
Sep. 20, 2013
June 2012 Enews - You
  The Friends of Public Radio Arizona added three new board members to its team last month: John McDonald, vice president, Corporate Communications for US Airways; Julie Johnson, executive vice president of GPE Commercial Advisors; and Adam Isaacs, director of communications and sustainability for Sun Orchard.
Sep. 20, 2013
Election year education priorities on association
The Arizona Education Association is preparing its priorities for the coming school year. State educators will join nearly 10,000 education professionals convening in Washington D.C. at the end of June.
Sep. 20, 2013
National forest seeks sandbag volunteers this weekend
Officials at the Tonto National Forest are looking for volunteers to help protect a site near Sunflower from flooding. They need to create a sand bag barrier by the weekend. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports.
Sep. 20, 2013
The science of spinning a story
Jason Rose, head of Rose Moser Allyn Public & Online Relations, is considered by some to be the king of spin in Arizona. He explains his job and the decisions made by public figures in Arizona. Rose says when it comes to negative campaign ads, the client ultimately makes the decision about what they’re willing to do to win.
Sep. 20, 2013
Did the Supreme Court get SB 1070 right?
Monday, the United States Supreme Court ruled on the injunction against Arizona SB 1070. The court held that three portions of the law cannot go into effect, but that one -- requiring police officers to check the immigration status of someone they've detained, if there's "reasonable suspicion" the person may be here illegally -- can.
Sep. 20, 2013
U.S. Senate confirms Leonardo as new U.S. Attorney for Arizona
The U.S. Senate has confirmed the new U.S. Attorney for Arizona. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: In March, President Obama nominated John Leonardo to the post, and the Senate confirmed him Friday.
Sep. 20, 2013
You Let Some Girl Beat You? The Story of Ann Meyers Drysdale
Ann Meyers Drysdale recounts her experience being the lone woman to try out for the NBA’s Indiana Pacers -- two decades before the WNBA was formed. Meyers Drysdale says for some people involved, the tryout was a publicity stunt, but for her it was completely serious.
Sep. 20, 2013
Campers staying past the limit on National Forest land could get a wake-up call
As we reported last month from Flagstaff, a rising homeless population on National Forest land could lead to increased wildfire danger. But it’s not only the homeless who can run afoul of forest restrictions.
Sep. 20, 2013
McCain, Kyl endorse Jeff Flake for Senate
Jeff Flake’s campaign for Senate got a major boost today-- both of Arizona’s sitting Senators gave him their endorsement. Flake is a Republican member of the U.S. House, representing Arizona’s Congressional District 6.
Sep. 20, 2013
Defense jobs and Arizona?s economy
Two experts explain the importance of defense jobs in Arizona’s economy, and what needs to be done to attract the aerospace industry.Dr. Werner Dahm, director of ASU’s Security and Defense Systems Initiative, and Dr.
Sep. 20, 2013
HIV-AIDS expert:
An Arizona expert is in Washington, D.C., for the international AIDS conference. As KJZZ's Peter O'Dowd reports, it's the first time the event has been held in the U.S. for more than 20 years.PETER O'DOWD: The conference has drawn high-level researchers and politicians from all over the world.
Sep. 20, 2013
Officials looking to reduce suicides on Hoover Dam bypass bridge
Nevada transportation officials are looking at ways to reduce the number of suicides at the Hoover Dam bypass bridge after a fourth person jumped into the Colorado River from the 900-foot-high bridge. Nevada transportation officials are expected to discuss suicides from the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge at their August or September meeting.
Sep. 20, 2013

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