KJZZ News

The final canvass of votes in Maricopa County was approved Monday. Though the vote count is over, possible changes to the election system could be on the way.  Although some vocal critics who said Maricopa County was tabulating ballots too slowly, County Recorder Helen Purcell said the count actually took one fewer day than in 2008, despite a big bump in early ballots turned in late and far more provisional ballots.
November 26, 2012
A motorcycle club is suing the Department of Public Safety and the Coconino County Sheriff’s office for civil rights violations. The Sons of Hell club claim officers rousted them at gunpoint at a northern Arizona campsite last year where a man had just shot his wife and two others before taking his own life.
November 26, 2012
A three-judge panel is set to hear arguments on whether the state legislature had the right to take money out of a fund for struggling homeowners. The money came from a multi-state settlement involving the mortgage practices of several major banks.
November 26, 2012
The Dallas trucker detained for seven months in Mexico on charges that he tried to smuggle ammunition into the country is back in the United States.  Jabin Bogan (bottom row, second from left) is comforted by his mother and surrounded by some of the people who worked for his release.
November 24, 2012
A man accused of robbing drug smugglers after they sneaked across the border into the U.S. will be sentenced next month. Rito Osorio-Arellanes will face sentencing in federal court on a conspiracy conviction December 17.
November 24, 2012
Tonight hear all your favorite food songs. You'll hear Pass the Gravy, Frim Fram Sauce, Cookin' at the Continental, Back at the Chicken Shack and more fun tunes for your holiday evening.  News until 9 tonight, then jazz to digest by.
November 22, 2012
Students from Arizona’s three universities will participate in a statewide flu pandemic exercise. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, Tuesday's drill will include up to 500 people.PETER O’DOWD: Students in health-related fields from universities in Tucson, Tempe, and Flagstaff will take part.
November 21, 2012
The Arizona Justice Project is one of more than 50 agencies in the United States that has been working to free wrongfully convicted felons from prison. For more than a decade it’s set dozens of people free.
November 21, 2012
After finishing dinner and washing the dishes, many Arizonans may head out to their local big box retailer. Some stores have begun opening at midnight on Black Friday, some are even opening late Thanksgiving night.
November 21, 2012
Dr. Marwan Sabbagh, geriatric neurologist and Director of the Banner-Sun Health Research Institute, discusses the impact a healthy diet may have on preventing--or at least delaying--the onset of Alzheimer's Disease.
November 21, 2012
Democratic consultant Barry Dill of First Strategic and Republican strategist Jaime Molera of the Molera Alvarez Group join Steve Goldstein to discuss whether redistricting in Arizona led to the state's Democrats gaining a number of seats in the legislature and winning a majority of Arizona's congressional delegation.
November 21, 2012
University of Nevada-Las Vegas Political Science Professor David Damore explains how changing demographics in the Mountain West have impacted redistricting and this month's elections.
November 21, 2012
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is approaching one full year in office. He's working with mayors in other Valley communities to improve the regional economy. He also discusses plans to find more effective uses for the city's large swaths of vacant land.
November 21, 2012
This used to be the day retailers counted on to bring their annual sales into the black, which led to the designation Black Friday. But that has changed dramatically. KJZZ's Dennis Lambert was joined by Michael Denning, a marketing professor in the W.
November 21, 2012
Children's book author Judy Laufer. (Photo by Dennis Lambert - KJZZ)Getting the kids to bed can be a struggle. And that’s especially the case if they have fears that keep them from sleeping. But Arizona author Judy Laufer wants to change all that.
November 21, 2012
A Colorado-based public interest group says six Southwestern states, including Arizona, could save a total of $20 billion by 2020 by becoming more energy efficient.From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports.
November 20, 2012
Maricopa County will pay $3.25 million to the family of Deborah Braillard. Court records show she died in the county jail in January 2005 after she was denied treatment for diabetes. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.
November 20, 2012
A new report from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows more than 8 percent of Americans had diabetes as of 2010. In Arizona, it found 7.5 percent of residents with the disease, a more than 56-percent increase since 1995.
November 20, 2012
As the ballot count wraps up in Arizona, Secretary of State Ken Bennett is getting ready to review the state’s election system and find ways to improve it -- but Bennett has made clear he doesn’t want to simply start over.
November 20, 2012
More people took mass transit to get to their metro Phoenix destinations last month than in any month ever.  Valley Metro says ridership during October topped 7 million trips for the first time, with bus and light rail ridership increasing 10 percent, according to spokeswoman Susan Tierney.
November 20, 2012

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