KJZZ News

When we get back to jazz on Friday night we'll groove with sax man Lou Donaldson who is best known for his soulful, bluesy approach to playing the alto Sax. Hear the best of Lou Donaldson from his work with Clifford Brown and Art Blakey to some Sassy Soul Strut, Friday night with Blaise Lantana on the 9 O'clock Special.
October 29, 2012
The powerful impact that Hurricane Sandy is having on air travel could affect carriers and travelers for a few days after the storm has passed. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports.LYNN KELLY: The intense winds and damaging downpour from Sandy have led to thousands of canceled flights—domestic and international.
October 29, 2012
The number of people voting early in Maricopa County continues to increase.  Early voting ballots at the Maricopa County Recorder's Office. (Photo by Al Macias - KJZZ) Elections officials say more than 400,00 early ballots had been returned as of mid-day Friday.
October 29, 2012
PHOENIX (Associated Press) — Police agencies in Arizona have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars training officers to enforce the state's 2010 immigration law, despite claims from supporters that it wasn't going to cost much extra for the state's 15,000 officers to carry out the statute.
October 29, 2012
The Maricopa County Recorder’s Office is launching a Spanish-language voter awareness program, in hopes of avoiding possible confusion about the date of the Nov. 6 general election. This comes after County Recorder Helen Purcell announced that two pieces of printed information with the incorrect date had been distributed.
October 26, 2012
Valley Metro is asking for feedback on proposed fare increases on public transit. KJZZ's Mark Brodie speaks with ASU's Aaron Golub about what the 25-50 cent rise in fares might mean for passengers, and for the transit agency itself.
October 26, 2012
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.
October 26, 2012
More bad news for the Phoenix Coyotes. The NHL is ready to cancel games through the end of November. Meantime, the Coyotes continue to be owned by the League, with prospective owner Greg Jamieson unable to close the deal, because of the player lockout and efforts by the City of Glendale to rework its 20-year, $324 million deal with him.
October 26, 2012
The Bureau of Land Management is set to announce Friday that it has designated about 25-hundred acres in Yuma County as a new solar-energy zone. The government hopes to speed development of renewable energy by identifying sites suitable for such projects and streamlining the process for approving them.
October 26, 2012
Tierney Sutton has beautiful tone and a joyful spirit in her singing.  She is performing this week at the Tempe Center for the Arts with the Turtle Island String Quartet.  Enjoy her sound and learn more about this innovative new project.
October 26, 2012
More than 4,000 archaeological artifacts looted from Mexico and seized in the United States have been returned to Mexican authorities.KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more.U.S. officials displayed the relics at the Mexican consulate in El Paso before handing them over during a ceremony.
October 25, 2012
Former Arizona Diamondbacks player and broadcaster Mark Grace faces felony charges in connection with his DUI arrest two months ago. The Maricopa County Attorney’s office announced the indictment Thursday.
October 25, 2012
The City of Phoenix is launching a new initiative aimed at ending homelessness. Under the plan, money that now goes to homeless services will go into housing, at no extra cost to taxpayers. City Manager David Cavazos explains what the new strategy can do for the chronically homeless.
October 25, 2012
Police in the border city of San Luis say they've arrested three high school students in the videotaped bullying of a classmate. Two 15-year-old boys and a 15-year-old girl were arrested Wednesday. They face charges of threatening and intimidating, assault, harassment, disorderly conduct and interfering with an educational institution.
October 25, 2012
The U.S. Department of Education's Inspector General has criticized the state education departments of Florida, California, and Arizona for failing to properly track if charter schools meet federal regulations, and how they spend government money.
October 25, 2012
Governor Jan Brewer’s political action committee has jumped into two more Arizona congressional races. The Center for Responsible Politics says Jan PAC spent about $27,000 on mailers supporting Republican Martha McSally in Congressional District 2.
October 25, 2012
  Israeli clarinetist and saxaphonist Anat Cohen stops by K-Jazz tonight  to talk about her new album and her concert at the MIM.  She has done trad jazz, Brazilian and big band with the Diva orchestra.
October 24, 2012
More than thirty years ago, Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher met in Kenya. Since then, they've traveled to forty countries and explored at least one hundred fifty African cultures. The renowned photographers and filmmakers have also collaborated on fifteen books.
October 24, 2012
Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell says her office did make mistakes when incorrect information on some Spanish-language materials was distributed. The long-time Republican county recorder has faced heavy criticism over the last few weeks.
October 24, 2012
Retiring U.S. Senator Jon Kyl is donating historical materials and papers that were collected during his 26 years in the House and Senate to the University of Arizona. Kyl discusses what the papers include and what he thinks scholars will discover.
October 24, 2012

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