KJZZ News

Lawmakers, Business Leaders To Discuss Tax System Reform
A group of lawmakers and business leaders is planning to meet Wednesday to examine whether Arizona should reform its income tax system. Over the last couple years the state legislature has cut business and capital gains taxes and reformed the sales tax collection system.
Sept. 20, 2013
Join KJZZ for Taco Tuesday - Aug. 27
KJZZ is wrapping up the Making Tacos Our Own serieswith a Taco Tuesday meet and greet with KJZZ reportersat America's Taco Shop in Tempe and you're invited!Join Jude Joffe-Block, Nick Blumberg, Al Macias, Mark Moran, Stina Siegand other KJZZ staff for this yummy event.
Sept. 20, 2013
New Phoenix Call Center Prepares To Open As Investigation Unfolds
A health care business called “Connextions” (Connections) is hiring hundreds of employees for a new call center in Phoenix, but Connextions’ parent company is involved in an investigation in New Mexico.
Sept. 20, 2013
Travel Warnings Lifted For Rocky Point
The United States State Department has lifted travel warnings for Rocky Point, a Mexican beach town southwest of Tucson, but travelers should still exercise caution. The Arizona Daily Star said the government recommends using the Lukeville boarder crossing in order to limit driving through Mexico, and the State Department urges U.
Sept. 20, 2013
Brewer: Officials In India Interested In Investing In Arizona
Governor Jan Brewer is back from a week-long trade mission to India, with what she hopes will be future economic development opportunities for Arizona. Brewer says she was in contact with dozens of business and government officials with the financial capability to invest here.
Sept. 20, 2013
Children Need More Sleep To Perform Better In School
Sleep experts are cautioning Arizona parents that, for kids to keep their grades up, they must get the most from their sleep each night. Valley Sleep Center Co-Founder Lori Leadly said sleep is important at any age, but middle-and high-schoolers need to learn how to get a restful sleep.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Man Rescued After Rock Climbing Fall
 An Arizona man is lucky to be alive after falling 100 feet in a rugged area of Zion National Park. A U.S. Air Force rescue team was called in to get him out.Park rangers say they were notified about 5 p.
Sept. 20, 2013
Legislative Panel To Review Benefit Proposals For Fallen Prescott Firefighters
A state legislative committee will meet this month to review proposals to help the families of the 19 firefighters killed in the Yarnell Hill wildfire.  Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin of Prescott Valley plans to introduce bills that would provide retroactive state benefits to the families.
Sept. 20, 2013
Weighing In On Whether College Student Athletes Should Get Paid
It probably wasn't Woodward and Bernstein or the filmmakers behind "All The President’s Men" who coined the phrase ‘follow the money.' Neither legendary reporter covered the machine of college athletics, which seems to run thanks to the millions and even billions of dollars fed into it by TV networks and sponsors, but until very recently despite convincing, logical op-eds in national newspapers, the concept of truly sharing those funds with student-athletes seemed unlikely.
Sept. 20, 2013
Effort To Block Medicaid Expansion May Be Insufficient
It looks like a bid to block the Medicaid expansion at the ballot may fall short. The state currently provides for most people below the poverty level of about $19,500 a year, for a family of three. The plan confirmed by state lawmakers would tax hospitals to expand eligibility to 138-percent of the poverty level.
Sept. 20, 2013
Coconino County Man Recovering From Boulder Crushing
The Coconino County Sheriff's Office said a 27-year-old man is recovering after his legs were crushed by a 30-ton boulder, dislodged during recent rains along the Mount Eldon Lookout Road.  Gerry Blair is a spokesman for the Sheriff's office and said the victim was part of a group heading up the mountain to work on the radio towers there.
Sept. 20, 2013
KJZZ Empties Old Batteries
If your house is anything like our office, you probably have a drawer full of batteries just waiting to be emptied. Our eternal struggle with this pile of metal came to a head this week.
Sept. 20, 2013
Coalition Of Same-Sex Marriage Advocates Makes Its Public Debut
A coalition of national and local advocates have started a campaign advocating for same-sex marriage in Arizona. It is one part of a state-by-state strategy to legalize gay marriage through lawsuits, ballot measures and by winning public opinion.
Sept. 20, 2013
Explaining ASU Footballs Bizarre Win Over Wisconsin
Somehow on Saturday night, Arizona State’s football team escaped with a win in one of the more bizarre finishes in recent history. Wisconsin’s quarterback thought he was intentionally stopping the clock by kneeling down, but the officiating crew saw it as something else, though they have not said what exactly.
Sept. 20, 2013
Fighting the Wallow
The Wallow fire in Eastern Arizona is now the largest wildfire in state history. KJZZ's Morning Edition Host Dennis Lambert spoke with the US Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell about the strategy to fight such an enormous wildfire.
Sept. 20, 2013
Smokers Need Not Apply
A Valley health plan says its taking action to improve the health of its employees. KJZZ's Morning Editon Host Dennis Lambert talks with Dr. Charles Cox of Humana of Arizona, about the company's new employment policy, which bans the hiring of smokers at their facilities in Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
Post Wallow Fire: Crews Target Safety and Flood Prevention
KJZZ's Paul Atkinson reports on efforts to prevent flooding and make Eastern Arizona forests safe following the worst wildfire in Arizona history. Click HERE to see what the Wallow Fire destroyed.
Sept. 20, 2013
Breaking Down The Pearce Recall Process
The process to recall State Senate president Russell Pearce is well under way. Here and Now takes a look at the steps taken so far, and what residents of Pearce's district can expect in the coming months.
Sept. 20, 2013
Analyzing The Race for Phoenix Mayor
Host Steve Goldstein talks to Arizona Republic reporter Lynh Bui about issues that affect citizens in the race for Phoenix mayor.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phil Gordon on the Next Mayors Challenges
As part of a series on this month's Phoenix Mayoral election, KJZZ's Steve Goldstein talks with current Mayor Phil Gordon about what the next Mayor should focus on...and whether some communities, including South Phoenix, aren't given enough attention.
Sept. 20, 2013

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