KJZZ News

Tom Manos named new Maricopa County manager
Maricopa County has a new manager. The Board of Supervisors Tuesday appointed Tom Manos to the position.  He’ll replace current County Manager David Smith, who’s retiring at the end of next month.
Sept. 20, 2013
The Bad Cactus Brass Band rocks KJZZ [Interview Archives]
(Tempe, AZ) - The Bad Cactus Brass Band stopped by KJZZ and played live music between answering questions from Blaise Lantana. Hear how the band was formed and what happens if members can't make it to gigs.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ House to speed up ethics case against Patterson
The Arizona House has voted to speed up its ethics committee process, to deal with a complaint filed against Tucson Democrat Daniel Patterson.That, after House Democratic leaders tried to get the chamber to expel Patterson this morning.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix was last months highest-performing housing market
Home values across the country dropped a bit last month, but here in metro Phoenix there is good news according to a report out today.  KJZZ’s Al Macias reports. AL MACIAS: The Phoenix area was the highest-performing market in the country last month with an almost 10 percent increase in home values compared to the same time in 2011.
Sept. 20, 2013
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas disbarred for ethics violations
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas and his former deputy Lisa Aubuchon were disbarred by the Arizona Supreme Court Disciplinary Panel for violations of ethics rules and misuse of power. Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox speaks after the Andrew Thomas disbarment hearing Tuesday.
Sept. 20, 2013
Patterson replacement will be an Independent
Daniel Patterson’s replacement in the Arizona House of Representatives will be an independent, not a Democrat. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. Daniel Patterson (Photo by Mark Brodie - KJZZ) MARK BRODIE: Patterson changed his party registration from Democrat to independent earlier this month.
Sept. 20, 2013
Gov. Brewer vetoes gun bill
Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill that would have allowed people to carry guns into public buildings, unless they were secure facilities with storage lockers and signs. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
DOJ to announce findings of Arpaio investigation
PHOENIX (AP) - Federal authorities plan to announce their findings Thursday in a civil rights investigation of an Arizona sheriff's office accused of using discriminatory tactics in its signature immigration patrols.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sweat lodge tragedy highlights lack of self-help industry regulations
Few, if any, standards safeguard the self-help industry. And that led to tragedy for three people who died in an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony in 2009. The leader was sent to prison in November. Now the victims’ families want regulations to protect those seeking enlightenment.
Sept. 20, 2013
Federal action on MCSO could cost the rest of the county
Maricopa County leaders are worried that Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s battle with the Department of Justice could hurt other county agencies. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports county leaders are worried about the possible loss of millions of dollars in federal aid.
Sept. 20, 2013
Checkup on the patient who was awake for brain surgery
Phoenix Police Officer Stewart Martz is back on the job after undergoing Deep Brain Stimulation to treat Parkinson's disease. (Photo by Terry Ward - KJZZ)In November of last year, we did a story about Stewart Martz, a 42-year-old Phoenix police officer diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
Sept. 20, 2013
Creating Dennis Rowland
(Tempe, AZ) - Jazz and blues singer Dennis Rowland sat down with Blaise Lantana to talk about how he established his name. Also hear how he found his way into the Baise band and what differences he feels exist between varying performance venues.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona cities and towns urge veto of election bill
Leaders of cities and towns from across the state are urging Governor Jan Brewer to veto a bill that would force them to consolidate their elections with the state, and hold their elections during even numbered years starting in 2014.
Sept. 20, 2013
Comedian Tommy Smothers talks about the elements of comedy
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.
Sept. 20, 2013
County supervisor settles lawsuit against county for nearly $1 million
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.
Sept. 20, 2013
Money problems force City of Glendale layoffs
Nearly 50 employees with the City of Glendale are losing their jobs. City leaders say the slow economy and the city’s debt to the National Hockey League forced the cuts. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
2010 Census extremely accurate, but Latinos still undercounted
The Census Bureau has just released a survey of the 2010 population count. It showed the census was accurate to 1/100 of 1 percent. That’s about 36,000 people that were overcounted. The study also showed that African Americans and Latinos were undercounted in the 2010 census.
Sept. 20, 2013
Employees of the state of Arizona: Will you give up merit protection?
As part of Governor Brewer's push for personnel reform, employees of the state of Arizona covered by merit protection are eligible for a one-time "retention stipend" if they give up their covered status.
Sept. 20, 2013
Incumbents will face off in August primaries, November general elections
More than 200 candidates for Congress, state Legislature and Corporation Commission have filed their petition signatures to qualify for the ballot. Wednesday was the deadline to get their signatures to the Secretary of State’s office, and starts a ten-day window for campaigns or their supporters to challenge those signatures.
Sept. 20, 2013
U.S. Supreme Court justice again denies Tombstone on water issue
A second U.S. Supreme Court justice has denied a request by the town of Tombstone to use heavy equipment to restore its water system.This is the second time Tombstone has requested an emergency injunction – and the second time it's been denied.
Sept. 20, 2013

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