KJZZ News

Arizona Corporation Commission To Decide On Electric Market Deregulation
This fall, the state’s utility regulators will decide whether to take up an issue that could change how you get your electricity. The Arizona Corporation Commission has asked for comment on what it is calling retail competition.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Corporation Commission Holds Hearing About Legal Complications Of Electric Market Deregulation
 The Arizona Corporation Commission held a hearing to discuss the legal issues of deregulating the utility market. Lawyers on both sides of the issue addressed the commission.  Michael Grant, attorney for the Arizona Investment Council, argued against deregulation.
Sept. 20, 2013
ADOT Pumps Flood Waters Off Of Interstate 17 In North Phoenix
Flooding in north Phoenix kept road crews busy pumping water off parts of Interstate 17 on Monday. Pumps working hard at the Deer Valley Road and Interstate 17 pump house. (Photo courtesy of Arizona Department of Transportation) Arizona Department of Transportation had to remove hundreds of thousands of gallons of water in just a few hours.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizonans Commemorate 9/11 Anniversary
Ceremonies are taking place across the country Wednesday to remember the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Arizonans are looking back in their own ways including Phoenix firefighter Jack Johnson, one of the many first-responders who went to Manhattan after the twin towers came down to dig through the rubble.
Sept. 20, 2013
Some Laws Take Effect Friday, HB 2305 Not Included
Not sure if this officially counts as a holiday in state government wonk-ville, but Friday is the General Effective Date, the day on which most bills signed during the legislative session become law. Hank Stephenson, a reporter for the Arizona Capitol Times, gives a sense of what some of those new laws are, but first, let’s do the numbers on this year’s bills.
Sept. 20, 2013
Gov. Brewers Office Says State Revenues Are Higher Than Expected
Gov. Jan Brewer's office said the state has more revenues than expected, and that means Arizona is on pace to emerge from its deficit next year. But, a Democratic legislative leader said the governor cannot take all of the credit.
Sept. 20, 2013
Blue-Footed Booby Spotted In Southeast Arizona
High-diving seabirds known as blue-footed boobies have suddenly expanded their range. The Arizona Daily Star says a blue-footed booby appeared at Patagonia Lake State Park last month in the first documented sighting of the species in southeast Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
Here & Now: Monsoons And Fire
( Phoenix, AZ ) Here and Now's Steve Goldstein talks to Dave Brewer, Program Coordinator for the Ecological Restoration Institute at NAU, about restoring areas ravaged by wildfires. Goldstein also talks to Gary Woodall, the meteorologist in charge of the National Weather Service in Phoenix about the monsoon season in Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013
Herb Paine 4th of July Commentary
KJZZ's Social Critic and Commentator Herb Paine shares his thoughts about the upcoming 4th of July Holiday.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ StoryCorps: Broadcast Pioneer Mary Jo West
   In this AZ-Edition of StoryCorps, Mary Jo West looks back on what it was like to be a female pioneer in broadcasting in the 70s and Arizona's first female news anchor.  StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of our lives.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ StoryCorps: The Kearns
     In this AZ-Edition of StoryCorps, Debra and Joesph Kearns talk about the moment they first met, when they realized they were meant to be together and how their love for one another still sparkles.
Sept. 20, 2013
Life after Losing Medicaid Coverage
A follow up to a story KJZZ first brought you Friday.  A Glendale couple is among 57-hundred Arizonans who are losing Medicaid coverage due to state budget cuts.  KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson tagged along as Bill and June Nelson tried to re-enroll in a program that helps cover medical expenses for people with catastrophic or chronic health conditions.
Sept. 20, 2013
The Best Halloween...ever
October 31, 2007 -- KJZZ Commentator Amy Silverman brings her story of Halloween trials, with her daughter's heart surgery set in early November--scheduled to allow Trick-or-Treating.
Sept. 20, 2013
Spreading The Wealth In Arizona
Host Steve Goldstein talks to Barry Broome, CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, about the initiative to grow the economy in the entire valley instead of concentrating on specific cities.Broome is on the region leadership advisory team set up Brookings Institution to look at economic strategy in Maricopa.
Sept. 20, 2013
Initial Phoenix Election Results
As of the first report, which contains about 60 percent of ballots cast in the Phoenix Mayor's race, Greg Stanton is ahead with 38 percent of the votes. In second place is Wes Gullett with 20 percent. Peggy Neely, Claude Mattox, and Jennifer Wright are in a close battle for third place.
Sept. 20, 2013
Job Seekers Face Digital Challenges
With one in ten Arizonans out of work, the competition for jobs is fierce.  There are fewer positions available due to the economy, but job seekers face another challenge.  When many workers landed their last jobs, they filled out paper applications and deliverd resumes in person or by mail.
Sept. 20, 2013
September 2011 ENews
Studio Interview: Phoenix Mayoral Candidates - Oct 12 KJZZ’s Here and Now host Steve Goldstein will moderate a live discussion between Phoenix Mayoral candidates Wes Gullett and Greg Stanton, Wed.
Sept. 20, 2013
Andrei Cherny on Redistricting
State Democratic Party chairman Andrei Cherny sits down with host Steve Goldstein to talk about redistricting and possible candidates to join the U.S. Senate race.
Sept. 20, 2013
Fall Pledge Drive
Once again YOU - KJZZ's amazing listeners came through raising a total of $509,060 including successful challenges and member matching funds in support of YOUR Public Radio Station KJZZ. A total of 12,124 listeners entered the contests, of that number, 5760 pledged and KJZZ added a total of 2594 new members to the KJZZ family.
Sept. 20, 2013
A Sporting Chance
Mark Brodie fills in for Steve Goldstein and talks to Jim Rounds, senior economist and with Elliot D Pollack and Company, and Bob Young, columnist with the Arizona Republic, about the state of pro sports in Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013

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