KJZZ News

Underwater mortgages tick upward
The percentage of underwater home mortgages in Arizona has inched upward compared to a year ago.CoreLogic tracks the number of distressed mortgages across the country. The company says in the fourth quarter of last year, 48 percent of home mortgages in Arizona were upside down.
Mar. 2, 2012
Union members try to stop anti-union bills
Four bills introduced at the state legislature target public employee unions. Supporters say the measures will save taxpayer’s money. But union members disagree. They showed up in force at the state capitol Thursday.
Mar. 1, 2012
Arpaio questions Obama
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio questioned the validity of President Obama's birth certificate at press conference Thursday. The sheriff's critics blasted his presentation, which took place during an election year and amid a federal investigation into civil rights allegations at Arpaio's department.
Mar. 1, 2012
Judge rules against graphic cigarette pack warnings
A judge has blocked efforts by the federal government to have vivid images of the effects of smoking emblazoned on packs of cigarettes. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Terry Ward reports. TERRY WARD: The Food & Drug Administration wants to put graphic images on cigarette packs including a diseased lung and a corpse.
Mar. 1, 2012
Coal producers
A federal appeals court is hearing a legal challenge to the EPA’s plan to regulate carbon monoxide and other greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants. Coal producers – including Peabody Energy are arguing against the new rules.
Mar. 1, 2012
Robrt Pela: Review of The Pillowman
Theater critic Robrt Pela reviews Desert Stages Theatre’s production of The Pillowman. Desert Stages Theatre’s artistic director Terry Helland is clearly mad. Onto the tiny black box stage of his Actor’s Café, he continues to wedge dark, offbeat plays that no doubt strike terror in the hearts of the mainstream theatergoers who turn up in droves for the more bland fare on the playhouse’s main stage.
Mar. 1, 2012
Interview with author of
Dr. David Agus talks about his book The End of Illness and his vision for the future of healthcare. Agus says one of the keys to preventing illness is to eat smart, healthy and on a schedule. He also explains that preventive measures need to be tailored to each patient to meet their genetic and environmental needs.
Feb. 29, 2012
Universities: Guns on campus bill would cost millions
Allowing concealed weapons permit holders to carry on college campuses would cost Arizona’s public universities more than $13 million up front, and more than $3 million a year, according to a new study released by the Arizona Board of Regents.
Feb. 29, 2012
More newspapers are adding paywalls to their websites
Gannett, the parent company of The Arizona Republic, recently announced that it would begin charging for some content at the paper’s website. An expert explains what it takes to make this business model successful.
Feb. 29, 2012
Navajo Nation takes Urban Outfitters to court
The Navajo Nation has sued Urban Outfitters months after the tribe sent a cease and desist letter to the clothing retailer demanding it pull the "Navajo" name from its products. The lawsuit was filed late yesterday in Federal court.
Feb. 29, 2012
The impact of gas prices on politics
Three professors talk about rising gas prices and their possible effect on this year’s presidential election.Professor F. John Mathis, director of the Global Financial Services Center at the Thunderbird School of Global Management, says he does not anticipate a gas crisis or shortage.
Feb. 29, 2012
Mitt Romney wins the Arizona presidential preference election
Jaime Molera, partner in the Molera Alvarez group, and Fred DuVal, former chair of the Arizona Board of Regents, react to Mitt Romney winning the Arizona presidential preference election Tuesday. Molera says that Romney’s victory isn’t too shocking due to his resources and the endorsement of Governor Jan Brewer.
Feb. 29, 2012
Tucson lawmaker won
A Tucson lawmaker says he won’t resign over allegations of domestic abuse. Several Democratic lawmakers and the director of the state Democratic party have called for Rep. Daniel Patterson, D-Tucson, to quit.
Feb. 29, 2012
Morning After: Looking at how Romney won Arizona
Mitt Romney scored a big win in the Arizona presidential preference election on Tuesday, beating Rick Santorum by a 20 percent margin. Morning Edition host Dennis Lambert broke down Romney’s win with Chip Scutari, a former reporter and part owner of the public relations firm Scutari and Cieslak.
Feb. 29, 2012
Romney declared the winner in Arizona
PHOENIX (AP) — Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won Arizona's presidential preference election Tuesday, with exit polls showing he earned support from a broad cross-section of Republicans.Jobs and the economy were the issues most important to Arizona's GOP voters, exit polls showed.
Feb. 28, 2012
Republicans vote in Arizona presidential preference election
Many Republicans voting in today’s presidential preference election are turning in their mail-in ballots at the polls or casting provisional ballots. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports. Sharon Aimes collects signatures for a congressional candidate outside a polling place in Gilbert.
Feb. 28, 2012
AZ Senate defeats education bills
The Arizona Senate has defeated a trio of education-related bills, which would have put restrictions on what teachers could and could not do in the classroom. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Feb. 28, 2012
Peoria cop demoted over Facebook posting
A Peoria Police Officer will face punishment over an internet posting that some argued threatened the president. Last month, Peoria Police Sergeant Patrick Shearer posted a picture on Facebook showing a bullet-riddled t-shirt with the face of President Barack Obama.
Feb. 28, 2012
Arizonans react to 2012 presidential candidates
Throughout this primary season, we’ve been reaching out to you to learn your thoughts on the Republican candidates and our incumbent president. Here are some of the responses you shared with us.John Marshall of Peoria supports reelecting President Barack Obama, but it’s not a glowing endorsement.
Feb. 28, 2012
Information about Arizona
The 2012 Presidential Preference Election will be held Tuesday, Feb. 28. Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.; the first results are expected to be released about 8 p.m.Only voters registered in the Republican Party and Green Party are eligible to participate.
Feb. 28, 2012

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