KJZZ News

Experts take a look at the effects on families and students when high schools charge them to play sports. Sarah Clark, research assistant professor for the University of Michigan, and Arizona Republic columnist Scott Bordow agree that charging students to play sports can have negative effects.
August 22, 2012
Three experts discuss why people protest and how the successes of protests are measured. Tom Jenney, the Arizona Director of Americans for Prosperity, and his fellow demonstrator. (Photo by Tracy Greer - KJZZ)Tom Jenney is the Arizona director of Americans for Prosperity, a group which organizes grassroots support for various causes.
August 22, 2012
A former state representative has been acquitted of domestic violence charges, about four months after being forced to resign his seat over the matter. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more.   Daniel Patterson (Photo by Mark Brodie - KJZZ) MARK BRODIE: In February, most House Democrats signed onto an ethics complaint against their then-colleague, Daniel Patterson.
August 22, 2012
KJZZ’s Jude Joffe-Block explains the most controversial provision of SB 1070 and debates around the provision. Jim Small, editor at Arizona Capitol Times, explains why the Open Elections/Open Government Act didn’t get on the ballot.
August 22, 2012
The Valley was slammed by a pair of thunderstorms last night. Sky Harbor Airport recorded four tenths of an inch of precipitation, but other communities in the state saw heavier rainfall and more. Steady rain blanketed much of the Phoenix area.
August 22, 2012
Residents in the Florence area are being asked to boil their drinking water or used bottled water until further notice.Johnson Utilities, which provides water to the lower East Valley, has found traces of E.
August 22, 2012
  Sax player Wayne Shorter celebrates a birthday this week.  He started with Art Blakey, and played and composed for Miles Davis before starting his own bands, including the fusion band  Weather Report in the 70s.
August 21, 2012
African guitarist Lionel Lueke, has added his unique flavor to the recordings of Herbie Hancock, Terence Blanchard and Wayne Shorter.  His new release incorporates African clicks and jazz fusion licks.
August 21, 2012
Allegiant Airlines announced nonstop service from Mesa to Hawaii starting early next year. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, it’s part of continued expansion at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.PETER O’DOWD: You can fly to Honolulu from Mesa three times a week, starting in February.
August 21, 2012
Federal regulators are trying to find out whether beef from sick cows reached the human food supply through a Central California slaughterhouse near Fresno. Officials have shut down the facility after receiving an animal welfare video which shows workers mishandling the slaughter of cows that are struggling to walk or to even stand.
August 21, 2012
The Maricopa Medical Center is more than 40 years old. Administrators say they are spending up to millions of dollars a year to keep the leaking, cracking, aging building patched together.Wednesday afternoon the board that oversees the hospital will meet to decide what the future could be for the state’s only public hospital.
August 21, 2012
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.
August 21, 2012
A recent inspection of commercial buses at Grand Canyon National Park removed more than two dozen from service. The two-day inspection of about 200 vehicles took place last week and included a check on drivers' credentials.
August 21, 2012
It may seem incongruous here in the desert, but compared to other major cities, water rates in Phoenix are a bargain.Ken Kroski of the Phoenix Water Services Department says effective planning and foresight on the part of water managers years ago are responsible.
August 21, 2012
The Mayo Clinic plans to integrate its cancer treatment programs in Phoenix. The project will add on to a facility already under construction.  The Mayo Clinic’s Proton Beam Therapy Center is slated to open in 2016 and provide targeted radiation treatments.
August 21, 2012
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is providing a free job fair for military members, veterans and their spouses today. Hiring Our Heroes will be held at Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center from 10 a.m.
August 21, 2012
A state commission has given Governor Jan Brewer three options for her next Arizona Supreme Court appointment. The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments nominated court of appeals judges Ann Scott Timmer and Diane Johnsen and Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Douglas Rayes.
August 21, 2012
  Bill Basie was a pianist who fell in love with jazz.  His determination and talent took him and his band around the world and had a groove like no other band.   Hear the best of Basie tonight on the 9 O'clock special on KJZZ.
August 21, 2012
  Hear the best of trumpeter and flugelhorn player Art Farmer, from Tonk to Killer Joe, it's an amazing career.
August 20, 2012
Monday was the first day of class at St. Matthew in Phoenix. Chances are this little school is not like the one you send your kids to. KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd visited the campus, about a mile west of downtown, and files this report.
August 20, 2012

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