KJZZ News

Lawmakers seek power in Arizona Corporation Commission decisions
One of the bills gaining momentum in the state legislature would give the governor and lawmakers more control over some of the decisions made by the Arizona Corporation Commission. Some argue the law is unconstitutional, but supporters say they’re merely trying to set up a system of checks and balances.
Sept. 20, 2013
Boeings Dreamliner visits Phoenix
The newest airliner from the Boeing company, the 787 landed in Phoenix on Friday as part of its world tour roll out. Hundreds of people here in Phoenix played a role in the development and design of the plane and its systems.
Sept. 20, 2013
Rising fuel prices affect states largest food bank
The cost of gas continues to rise.  The statewide average stands at $3.88 a gallon.  And while the higher costs put holes in your budget, imagine what its like for charities, struggling to meet financial demands to begin with.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Senate approves IRC cash
The state Senate has followed the House’s lead, and approved $700,000 for the Independent Redistricting Commission. The panel says it needs the money to pay its bills. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Memories: In love, outdoors
As we continue to celebrate Arizona's centennial, we asked you to share some favorite Arizona memories with us. Jarrod Bruner told us about some of his most important times spent outdoors in Arizona. Jarrod Bruner realized he was in love on Mount Lemmon.
Sept. 20, 2013
Board of Regents selection causes some controversy
Governor Jan Brewer made two of her selections for the Board of Regents public last week. Two experts explain the role of the board and the outrage caused by one of Brewer’s selections. Joining the conversation are Chris Herstam, a former regent and a former gubernatorial chief of staff who was involved in helping choose regents, and Jeanine L’Ecuyer, former deputy chief of staff for communications for former Governor Janet Napolitano.
Sept. 20, 2013
New freeway to link Loop 202 and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport
Travelers flying through Gateway Airport in Mesa will soon be able to access the east side of the airport more easily. The Arizona Department of Transportation will break ground Tuesday on a new state route they’re calling the Gateway Freeway.
Sept. 20, 2013
Compromise for Clean Elections
On April 3, the Arizona State Senate approved a compromise that will keep the Clean Elections system alive. Todd Lang, executive director of the Citizens Clean Elections Commission, talks about the future of Clean Elections.
Sept. 20, 2013
Latino Republican says dont pander on immigration
Former state senator Russell Pearce said recently that he and presidential hopeful Mitt Romney share the same beliefs on illegal immigration. Will that alienate some of the state’s conservative Latino voters? So be it, says one GOP supporter.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mayor Greg Stanton talks about his plans for Phoenix
Prior to his first State of the City address, Mayor Greg Stanton sat down with host Steve Goldstein to talk about Phoenix’s future. Stanton says he’ll be putting his attention on education. He believes a strong education system leads to a strong economy, and plans on speaking up on behalf of education whenever it is threatened in the legislature.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Memories: A little bit of everything
As we continue to celebrate Arizona’s 100th year as a state, we asked you to share your favorite memories of living here. Tice Supplee moved here almost 40 years ago, and has spent decades studying the state’s wildlife.
Sept. 20, 2013
Former Phoenix Suns coach honored
The Phoenix Suns are making former Coach John MacLeod the 13th member of the organization's Ring of Honor. KJZZ's Steve Goldstein reports.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: MacLeod became the Suns coach in 1973 and won 579 games before he was fired during the 1987 season.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tucson school district to end ethnic studies program
The Tucson Unified School District voted four-to-one to end its Mexican American Studies Program late Tuesday night. The school district risked losing $15 million if it continued teaching ethnic studies as they were being taught.
Sept. 20, 2013
City warns against celebratory gun shooting
The City of Phoenix is issuing its annual warning today against shooting guns into the air this holiday season.A city spokesman says it's a problem twice a year -- at New Year's and the Fourth of July.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Senate approves funding ban for groups like Planned Parenthood that perform abortions
The state senate has voted to prohibit state money or contracts from going to organizations that perform abortions. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: The bill would limit where public money for family planning could go: to state-owned health care facilities, hospitals, rural health centers and primary care physicians.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mesa to bring another college branch campus to downtown
Mesa is moving ahead with plans to bring another college to that city. The Mesa City Council met Thursday to formally approve negotiations with Westminster College. The goal is to bring a branch campus of Westminster College to downtown Mesa by the fall 2013 semester.
Sept. 20, 2013
Can hockey survive in Arizona?
The Phoenix Coyotes meet the Nashville Predators in Game 3 of the Western Conference semi-finals tonight.  The Coyotes are up 2-0 in the best of seven games series. Dennis Lambert was joined by Todd Walsh, hockey analyst for Fox Sports Arizona, to discuss Valley hockey.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix housing market undeniably up
Here's a turnaround worth noting: The housing market in Phoenix is emerging from a historic slumber. Foreclosures are down, and new home sales are re-energizing the market -- up 35 percent from a year ago.
Sept. 20, 2013
Norovirus strikes Flagstaff school
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.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mesa welcoming a third college to downtown campus
In an effort to provide more education opportunities to Arizona residents, the City of Mesa recently announced that it will soon be home to a campus of Pennsylvania's Albright College.Albright College is the third institution of higher learning, following Westminster College and Benedictine University, to announce in 2012 that it is proposing to locate a branch campus in downtown Mesa.
Sept. 20, 2013

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