KJZZ News

State Supreme Court to governor: No grounds to remove redistricting chair
The Arizona Supreme Court says Governor Jan Brewer had no constitutional grounds to remove the Chairperson of the Independent Redistricting Commission last year. The court reinstated Colleen Mathis in November to the panel.
Sept. 20, 2013
Governor wont push for reclassification of medical marijuana
Governor Jan Brewer is refusing to take the steps taken by some other U.S. governors to address an issue raised by the state's medical marijuana program. But, one state lawmaker has his own idea how to deal with at least some of that refusal.
Sept. 20, 2013
County attorney: Confusing laws to blame in Fiesta Bowl filings
No lawmakers or lobbyists will be charged with breaking any laws after an eight-month investigation by the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.  Prosecutors and investigators looked into whether 28 lawmakers failed to properly report out-of-town trips paid for by the Fiesta Bowl.
Sept. 20, 2013
Analyzing the SB 1070 arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court
A bevy of political experts give analysis of the Supreme Court's reaction to SB 1070 and the arguments for and against it. They also discuss the political ramifications of supporting or overturning the bill.
Sept. 20, 2013
Dennis Lambert
In the wee small hours of the morning, when most of us are working on REM sleep, Morning Edition host and reporter, Dennis Lambert busily prepares the news and information KJZZ listeners hear as they prepare for the day.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pearce supporters trying to pass recall reimbursement measure
Arizona lawmakers are making one last push to reimburse former State Senate President Russell Pearce for the expenses he incurred in last year's recall election. The state constitution includes a provision for a public payment of the "reasonalbe special election campaign expenses" in a recall, but it never makes clear what a "reasonable" expense is.
Sept. 20, 2013
Z?calo Public Square May 21 - Can Israel Save Its Democracy?
By many measures, Israel has never been stronger or healthier. Its GDP continues to rise, its population continues to increase, and its defense capabilities continue to improve. And yet Zionism today is in crisis.
Sept. 20, 2013
Comic performance to benefit Bill of Rights monument project
Some of the nation’s best-known comedians will take the stage Sunday in Phoenix in a performance to benefit a Bill of Rights monument planned for Wesley Bolin Plaza. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Terry Ward reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Wildfire expert discusses the Gladiator Fire
The Gladiator Fire has now charred more than 5,400, about 60 miles north of Phoenix. Thursday could be a critical day for firefighters, according to wildfire expert Jim Paxon of Arizona Game and Fish.The blaze, which started on private property and is 5 percent contained, is burning across the Prescott National Forest, near Crown King, Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
Report: Fewer illegal immigration bills introduced so far in 2012 than 2011
A new report finds states introduced and approved fewer bills dealing with illegal immigration during the first quarter of this year than last. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The National Conference of State Legislatures says there was a 44 percent drop in the number of bills and resolutions introduced during that time period.
Sept. 20, 2013
Glendale fireworks ban takes effect
Another city is banning the use of fireworks. Glendale’s ordinance takes effect Friday just as the Memorial Day weekend gets under way. State law allows for the sale of consumer fireworks throughout Arizona, but that doesn’t mean they are legal to use everywhere.
Sept. 20, 2013
Court hastens disbarment for former assistant county attorney
Former assistant Maricopa County Attorney Lisa Aubuchon has lost her latest attempt to hold on to her law license. She was disbarred for a series of ethical violations. KJZZ's Al Macias reports.Aubuchon and former county attorney Andrew Thomas were disbarred in April for ethical violations in connection with failed prosecutions of county officials and judges.
Sept. 20, 2013
June 2012 Enews - Inside the Newsroom
 Northern ExposureKJZZ’s long-time host, reporter and friend Terry Ward is gearing up for a new adventure in broadcasting. After 26 years with KJZZ, he’s heading north to serve as KNAU’s All Things Considered host.
Sept. 20, 2013
ADOT launches dust storm awareness campaign
The Arizona Department of Transportation is emphasizing driver education as it prepares to launch a ‘Dust Storm Awareness’ campaign. Blowing dust is quite often a main weather feature in the desert during the summer monsoon.
Sept. 20, 2013
Public, charter schools preapring for Common Core Standards
Arizona teachers are preparing for changes in their classroom this fall. It’s part of a multi-year process aimed at changing the way children are taught. They’re called Common Core Standards. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports on what some educators are doing to prepare for the changes.
Sept. 20, 2013
Reactions to Obamas immigration executive order
Republican Congressman David Schweikert and Democratic Congressman Raul Grijalva react to President Obama’s decision regarding so-called Dreamers, or young illegal immigrants. Two experts also comment on the reactions from the GOP and answer listener calls.
Sept. 20, 2013
Both sides declare victory in SB 1070 ruling
Both supporters and critics of SB 1070 claimed victory after the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling Monday. When the legislature approved the measure in 2010, Republicans generally voted yes, and Democrats no.
Sept. 20, 2013
How the health care ruling affects Arizona businesses, consumers
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the Affordable Care Act championed by President Barack Obama. The ruling could affect small businesses, the health care industry, and the state of Arizona. The Supreme Court’s decision preserves one of the most contentious provisions of the health care law, the so-called individual mandate that requires most Americans to buy health insurance or pay a fine.
Sept. 20, 2013

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