KJZZ News

Congressman David Schweikert talks politics
Congressman David Schweikert (R-AZ) gives his opinion on the State of the Union address and redistricting in Arizona. Schweikert says the State of the Union should have had more meat and opened up honest communication with citizens about issues in Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.
Jan. 25, 2012
KJZZ Celebrates Arizona
February 14, 2012 is Arizona’s 100th birthday. To celebrate our state’s centennial, KJZZ's Fronteras: the Changing America Desk reporters want to take a look back at what’s made this state special.
Jan. 25, 2012
Giffords resigns House seat to focus on recovery
 WASHINGTON (AP) — Gabrielle Giffords has resigned from the House with a standing ovation from her colleagues, more than a year after she was gravely wounded by a would-be assassin.The Arizona Democrat formally resigned Wednesday after a series of tributes from her colleagues.
Jan. 25, 2012
Mexican American Studies Teach-in
After the Tucson Unified School District voted to cancel its Mexican American Studies program, some students decided to push back by skipping classes and having their own teach-ins.It’s after school at the El Casino Ballroom on Tucson’s southside.
Jan. 25, 2012
Rep. Giffords
The last bill sponsored by Congressman Gabrielle Giffords will heard in the U-S House of Representatives this morning.  The measure toughens penalities for those caught smuggling drugs across the border in ultralight aircraft.
Jan. 24, 2012
Independent Redistricting Commission running low on cash
Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission says it needs more money. The IRC has racked up hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees over the past several months, and more lawsuits may be coming.
Jan. 24, 2012
Obama
After Tuesday’s State of the Union Address, President Obama heads west to five states that will be key to his re-election next year. One of his first stops -- Wednesday afternoon --  will be in the Phoenix area.
Jan. 24, 2012
Arizona voter registration numbers down
Arizona has lost more than 27,000 registered voters since the fall, and about 63 percent of them were Democrats.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.   MARK BRODIE: The new voter registration numbers released by the Secretary of State’s office show approximately 3.
Jan. 24, 2012
Burges sworn in to replace Bundgaard
The northwest Valley has a new state senator. Republican Representative Judy Burges was sworn in Monday to replace former Senator Scott Bundgaard. JUDY BURGES: … And that I will faithfully and impartially discharge the duties, of the office of Arizona State Senator, of Arizona State Senator.
Jan. 24, 2012
Unique business fills Arizona vacancies
The thousands of Arizona homes now sitting empty, in the wake of the real estate slump, have created some new jobs. Some property owners are hiring caretakers to house-sit for them and protect their investments.
Jan. 24, 2012
Democrats announce effort to repeal SB 1070
Democratic lawmakers will introduce legislation this week to repeal Arizona’s controversial immigration law, SB 1070. But Republican legislators say any attempts will be dead-on-arrival. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports.
Jan. 23, 2012
Special elections to replace Giffords could start in April
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ planned resignation will set off a chain of elections to name a new member of Congress from southern Arizona by the end of July. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports. The Secretary of State’s office says state law requires the governor to call a special primary and general election within 72 hours after Representative Giffords resigns Governor Brewer has said she expects the special primary to take place in April with the special general election in June.
Jan. 23, 2012
Giffords announces she will resign from Congress
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords announced Sunday that she will resign from Congress. She said she needs more time to heal from last year’s assassination attempt. From Tucson, Michel Marizco reports.
Jan. 22, 2012
Luke Air Force Base one step closer to receiving F-35s
Luke Air Force Base is one step closer to receiving at least 72 new F-35 Joint Strike Fighters. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Terry Ward reports.Arizona Sen. John McCain has been a leading proponent of Luke as the new home for the F-35.
Jan. 21, 2012
AZ Raising Money to Bring WWII Guns to State
Arizona’s Secretary of State says private fundraising to bring two World War II-era guns to the state has been slow.  But, he expects it to pick up in the coming months.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Jan. 20, 2012
Poll: Occupy, Tea Party movements lose respect in Arizona
A new public opinion poll shows Arizonans are increasingly dissatisfied with the Occupy Wall Street Movement and the Tea Party. KJZZ’s  Peter O’Dowd reports.PETER O’DOWD: Behavior Research Center Pollster Jim Haynes says the our growing displeasure for these political movements is equal opportunity.
Jan. 20, 2012
Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Moving Forward
Arizona’s contentious medical marijuana law is moving closer to full implementation. A ruling in Maricopa County Superior Court this week struck down several rules about who can operate marijuana dispensaries.
Jan. 20, 2012
Secretive election groups target of proposed law
A proposed state election law aims to lift the veil of secrecy for organizations created to influence the outcome of elections.  As KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports from Phoenix, the law would force the disclosure of donors who currently can remain anonymous.
Jan. 20, 2012
100 Years in Pictures
KJZZ's Dennis Lambert sat down with Arizona Highways Editor Robert Stieve to discuss the publication's Issue of the Century.
Jan. 20, 2012
AZ Unemployment Rate Flat
Arizona’s unemployment rate was flat last month, staying at 8.7 percent.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The state lost 3,000 jobs in December, adding 4,100 private sector positions.
Jan. 19, 2012

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