KJZZ News

Arizona Borrows $200 Million To Privately Pay Off Federal Debt
Arizona is borrowing $200 million this week in a bid to save business owners money. The state’s jobless fund is supposed to support itself with a tax on employers, but during the recession it went broke.
Sept. 20, 2013
Campaign Financings Big Effect On Arizona Elections
Money is a big part of political campaigns. It is nearly impossible to win a council or legislative seat without cash, and it is completely impossible to win a statewide or congressional race. Clean Elections was supposed to level the playing field to some extent by providing public financing for candidates and offering matching funds for people who were running against opponents with a higher level of private money, but Clean Elections has been defanged by the US Supreme Court, and a Maricopa County superior court judge declined to issue a temporary injunction blocking higher private contribution limits from going into effect.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ StoryCorps: Finding Purpose & Love
( Phoenix, AZ ) In this AZ-Edition of StoryCorps, Cassie Campa has a candid discussion with her friend and mentor Heather Walsh about escaping abusive relationships and self-loathing to discover purpose and love.
Sept. 20, 2013
Wallow Fire Affects one of the White Mountains Main Industries
The state’s biggest wildfire is more than 90 percent contained.  And, while cleanup continues in the forest…business and tourism officials in parts of the White Mountains are trying to salvage their high season.
Sept. 20, 2013
Post Wallow Fire: Wildlife Looking for Food and Shelter
Residents in Eastern Arizona can expect more contact with wildlife following the worst wildfire in Arizona history. The Wallow Fire burned more than 538-thousand acres, including prime habitat for several species of animals.
Sept. 20, 2013
Unloading the House, Untying the Knot
Splitting up is never easy, but now divorce is a nightmare. Roughly three million marriages have ended since the nation’s housing crisis began. And lawyers have little choice but to write provisions into divorce decrees that can tie estranged couples together for years after the marriage is over.
Sept. 20, 2013
Elvis Opens at the MIM
An exhibit highlighting Elvis Presley opens Saturday morning at the Musical Instrument Museum in Northeast Phoenix.  As KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports, the display pays tribute to the King of Rock and Roll.
Sept. 20, 2013
Congressman Grijalva Urges Keeping Options Open
Congressman Raul Grijalva talks to host Steve Goldstein about the people most likely to feel the effects reducing the deficit and lowering our country's debts.Grijalva voted against raising the debt ceiling, and says that all options should be on the table to get the United States out of its deficit.
Sept. 20, 2013
Count Basie Special
There is something about the way Count Basie could swing that is like nothing else.  His band was a well oiled machine that knew the charts by heart and played with joy and precision.  Bill Basie's dream as a kid was to play piano in the band, and he did so much more than that, creating a legacy of swing and big band style that is all his own.
Sept. 20, 2013
Drug Behind Birth Defects Studied for Alzheimers Treatment
A drug that caused severe birth defects 50 years ago is undergoing a clinical trial in the valley.  The Banner Sun Health Research Institute in Sun City is conducting a study of thalidomide to see if it can stop the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
Sept. 20, 2013
How Can Technology Drive Growth in the Southwest?
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Sept. 20, 2013
Border Governors Conference - 20 Years
Paul Atkinson fills in for Steve Golstein...Twenty years ago the annual Border Governor's Conference started as an opportunity for governors along the US/Mexico border to meet and find solutions to shared problems.
Sept. 20, 2013
Cortes Out of Recall Election
November’s recall election is back down to two candidates…after Olivia Cortes withdrew from the race today.  In a statement, Cortes says, in part, quote…due to the constant intimidation and harassment of me, my family, friends, and neighbors I have decided to drop out of the race for state senator in LD 18.
Sept. 20, 2013
Share The Stories Of Your Community!
We want to hear the stories of your community. Do you feel safe where you live? What challenges has your town faced?
Sept. 20, 2013
Last Minute Push in Recall Election
The campaigns of Senate President Russell Pearce and opponent Jerry Lewis are making an all-out push to get people to vote in Tuesday’s recall election. Many political observers--even the campaigns themselves--think the race is too close to call.
Sept. 20, 2013
Broadway Legend Ben Vereen Steps Out
Broadway legend Ben Vereen talks to Steve Goldstein about his lifetime of performing, the struggles he's gone through, and what the stage has meant to him. Vereen will perform his show, Stepping Out, at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, November 19th.
Sept. 20, 2013
Breaking Wood Burning Habit during No Burn Days
The Maricopa County Air Quality Department has issued 39 notices so far this year to people who’ve violated the county’s ‘No Burn Day’ ordinance.  It’s against the law to use a wood burning fireplace or fire pit on days when the air is stagnant.
Sept. 20, 2013
Senator Pearce Raised 3 Times More Money in Losing Effort
Former Senate President Russell Pearce spent more than a quarter million dollars in his bid to retain his seat.  His latest campaign finance report shows Pearce received 31-thousand dollars in donations over the last three weeks of the election.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arpaio dismisses DOJ report, vows to continue enforcing law
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he will continue to enforce illegal immigration laws, despite a report released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Justice. The federal agency says the sheriff’s office engaged in racial profiling and retaliated against its critics.
Sept. 20, 2013
Senate Hopeful Don Bivens
Attorney and former state Democratic Party chairman Don Bivens gives his perspective on current Arizona issues and explains why he's running for the U.S. Senate.
Sept. 20, 2013

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