KJZZ News

Monday night Blaise celebrates her birthday by playing some of her favorites!  Hear classic jazz from Miles Davis' Kind of Blue, Cannonball Adderley's Somethin' Else, and songs by Gershwin, Cole Porter and Horace Silver.
May 11, 2012
Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox has won a $975,000 suit against Maricopa County. Wilcox sued Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former County Attorney Andrew Thomas over their failed investigations. She claimed they went after her because she opposed their illegal immigration policies.
May 11, 2012
The people-mover at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport takes a big step forward Monday as the first cars are rolled onto the track. Dennis Lambert talked to airport spokeswoman Julie Rodriguez about the PHX Sky Train.
May 11, 2012
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.
May 11, 2012
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu today ended his bid for Congress. As KJZZ’s Dennis Lambert reports from Phoenix, Babeu will run for re-election as sheriff instead. Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu (Photo courtesy Pinal County Sherrif's Office) DENNIS LAMBERT: The sheriff says he's running for re-election to continue the programs he began four years ago, and because of problems with the candidacy of the man he wanted to replace him, his Chief Deputy Steve Henry.
May 11, 2012
Arizona's Republican Party will hold its annual state convention this weekend. Party leaders will gather Saturday at Grand Canyon University. They'll select the delegates who will ultimately cast their vote for the Republican nominee for President at the National Convention later this year in Tampa.
May 11, 2012
Neighbors of the Gilbert community shocked by last week’s high-profile murder-suicide gathered at Town Hall last night to hear from police investigating the case. As KJZZ’s Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports, residents asked the town to improve the way it handles domestic violence cases.
May 11, 2012
The U.S. Justice Department filed a federal lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, his office and the county on Thursday. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio responded to news of the Department of Justice's lawsuit at a press conference Thursday in Phoenix.
May 10, 2012
Gilbert residents will get to hear updates about the J.T. Ready murder-suicide investigation Thursday. The Gilbert Police Department will host a community meeting at the Town Hall Council Chamber near Gilbert and Warner roads.
May 10, 2012
Mike Stauffer delivered a box full of petition sheets earlier today to the county elections office.  He’s the first candidate to submit nominating petitions for Maricopa County Sheriff. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports.
May 10, 2012
The Coconino County Public Health department is dealing with an outbreak of norovirus at a Flagstaff school.  The illness caused has sickened multiple people at Flagstaff's Mountain School.  Up to 70 people out of the small charter school's combined 235 student and staff population were sick last week.
May 10, 2012
The city of Mesa will break ground on the new spring training home for the Chicago Cubs on July 11. A rendering of the mezzanine view at the proposed 15,000-seat stadium in Mesa. (Rendering courtesy City of Mesa)From the KJZZ newsroom, I’m Al Macias.
May 10, 2012
The Department of Justice will announce on Thursday that it's filing a lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio over allegations of civil rights violations by his deputies. The Justice Department sent Arpaio a letter on Wednesday, notifying him of its intention to file suit.
May 10, 2012
In the waning days of this year’s legislative session, lawmakers defeated a bill on HOA parking restrictions. It dealt with an issue many Arizonans think about – where to park your car at home. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie files this report.
May 09, 2012
The U.S. Justice Department says it will file a civil lawsuit against Maricopa County, the sheriff’s office, and Sheriff Joe Arpaio. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The federal agency today sent letters to Arpaio, his office, and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, alerting them that DOJ plans to sue.
May 09, 2012
Arizona Senate President Steve Pierce, Senate Minority Leader Dave Schapira, political consultant Bob Grossfeld, and political consultant Barrett Marson talk about the most recent legislative session. They touch on the budget, education, redistricting, and various bills.
May 09, 2012
Lisa Quale, senior health educator at the Skin Cancer Institute at University of Arizona, and Dr. Glen Weiss of the Piper Cancer Center in Scottsdale talk about the importance of protecting yourself from skin cancer in sunny Arizona.
May 09, 2012
Comedian Tommy Smothers talks about the Phoenix Comedy Festival, politics and stand-up comedy. Smothers says the upcoming Phoenix Comedy Festival will be a bit of a challenge for him. Smothers prefers to bounce ideas off of his brother Richard as part of the Smothers Brothers comedy duo.
May 09, 2012
A two-alarm fire on Prescott's famed Whiskey Row destroyed at least three businesses Tuesday night. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Terry Ward reports TERRY WARD: An employee at the Bird Cage Saloon noticed smoke about 6:30 Tuesday evening, was unable to find the source, but quickly got customers out of the bar and called 911.
May 09, 2012
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.
May 09, 2012

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