KJZZ News

Kitt Peak Observatory could face funding cuts
Funding could be cut for three telescopes at Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson. It could mean the loss of 70 jobs. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports the recommendations are part of the long-term budget plans for National Science Foundation.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mayo Clinic to spend $130 million on integrated cancer center
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.
Sept. 20, 2013
Health district starting to explore hospital funding
The first step towards replacing Maricopa County’s 40-year-old hospital was approved Wednesday. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports it could be a year before recommendations are ready on how to go about paying for a new hospital.
Sept. 20, 2013
Nearly half of Maricopa County votes early
Today may be election day, but many Maricopa County voters have already cast their ballot in the primary race. More than 45 percent of ballots are in from people who requested to vote early.The night before Election Day, the Maricopa County elections department had already received upwards of 344,000 early ballots.
Sept. 20, 2013
McCain to address RNC on national security
Arizona Senator John McCain will address the Republican National Convention tonight, on the evening of his 76th birthday. Four years ago, Arizona’s senior senator was officially nominated as the GOP’s presidential candidate in Saint Paul, Minn.
Sept. 20, 2013
Feds drop criminal probe against Arpaio
The U-S Department of Justice has dropped its criminal investigation into Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and other high-ranking county officials.PETER O'DOWD: The Justice Department was investigating Arpaio for his role in failed public corruption cases against county officials who were at odds with him.
Sept. 20, 2013
Judge: Arizona can enforce show your papers provision of SB 1070
A key part of Arizona's controversial immigration law, SB 1070, will soon take effect. A coalition of civil rights groups wanted the provision blocked, but a federal judge denied their request Wednesday.
Sept. 20, 2013
Gray skies, rain as Valley remembers 9/11 attacks
The valley’s under a flash flood watch all day Tuesday, and wet weather is affecting some of the 9/11 memorials going on.  Flags fill the Healing Field at Tempe Beach Park. (Photo by Nick Blumberg) Each flag commemorates someone who died in the terrorist attacks.
Sept. 20, 2013
More than 900 jobs to fill at Tanger Outlet Westgate
As soon as the doors opened Wednesday at noon, hundreds of people walked into Jobing.com Arena looking for work. Tanger Outlet Center is opening a mall later this year. There are more than 900 jobs to fill.
Sept. 20, 2013
State House candidates residency questioned
A Maricopa County Superior Court Judge is expected to rule Monday on the eligibility of state House candidate Darin Mitchell for office.From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more.First time candidate Mitchell, who defeated fellow Republican Representative Russ Jones in a three-way primary last month in the GOP-leaning District 13 has had his residency questioned.
Sept. 20, 2013
 Prop. 204 seeks to make one-cent sales tax permanent
Proposition 204 on the November ballot gives voters the chance to make a one-cent sales tax increase that went into effect in 2010 permanent. Supporters say the extra money is needed to help education, but opponents argue additional funding will not fix the problems.
Sept. 20, 2013
City of Glendale warns of drastic budget cuts
The City of Glendale is threatening up to 20 million dollars in cuts if voters approve a ballot initiative that would roll back a tax hike.  Earlier this year, the Glendale City Council approved a point-7 percent sales tax increase to make up for an ongoing budget shortfall.
Sept. 20, 2013
Clean Elections Commission approves settlement with GOP Corporation Commission candidates
The Citizens Clean Elections Commission has approved a proposed settlement with three candidates for the Arizona Corporation Commission. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports they had been the subject of a complaint.
Sept. 20, 2013
NPR Coverage of Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates
   Join KJZZ and NPR for Live Coverage of the Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates6-8 p.m. on 91.5 FM and KJZZ.org. KJZZ will feature analysis from NPR Senior Washington editor Ron Elving, political analysts E.
Sept. 20, 2013
Winter weather forecast
While the Valley just left summer behind a couple weeks ago, weather forecasters are already looking ahead, to what the winter will feel like. KJZZ's Steve Goldstein reports about what is predicted for this winter.
Sept. 20, 2013
Senate candidates meet in first debate Wednesday
Republican Jeff Flake and Democrat Richard Carmona meet for their first debate Wednesday in the race to replace Arizona’s retiring U.S. Senator Jon Kyl. The two men will face off at 5:30 Wednesday evening on the show Arizona Horizon, broadcast locally on Channel 8, Arizona PBS.
Sept. 20, 2013
Adding up the impact of early ballots
Early voting in Arizona for the November sixth election is underway. Some analysts wonder whether results of early balloting could limit turnout on Election Day.From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Democratic congressional candidate Kyrsten Sinema
Arizona's new 9th Congressional District is considered the most competitive in the state and is rated a toss-up by a number of national analysts. It includes Tempe, south Scottsdale, west Mesa and parts of Chandler and Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013
Proposed entertainment district for downtown Mesa
The city of Mesa will hold a public meeting Wednesday night on a proposed entertainment district for its downtown area. City officials say they want to increase nightlife in downtown Mesa.  KJZZ’s Dennis Lambert spoke with David Short, executive director of the Downtown Mesa Association, about the proposed entertainment district.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Supreme Court Justice fighting to keep his job
Arizona Supreme Court Justice John Pelander has taken the unusual step of officially setting up a committee to help in his efforts to keep his job. He’s up for retention on the current ballot, and several groups are encouraging voters to kick him off the state’s high court.
Sept. 20, 2013

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