KJZZ News

Arizona job market: Patience and persistence
The state will release February’s unemployment numbers later this morning. Arizona’s jobless rate in January stood at 8.7 percent; that’s lower than both the month before, and January of last year.
Sept. 20, 2013
Whistle-blower accuses Attorney General of campaign violations
A lawyer from the office of Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne says the state’s top prosecutor engaged in illegal and unethical conduct during his 2010 campaign.A complaint filed Feb. 11 with the Secretary of State’s office outlines the allegations.
Sept. 20, 2013
Horne: Complaint not based on direct evidence
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne says the employee who alleged campaign finance violations against him did so without any direct evidence. Horne defended himself again Wednesday against the complaint filed with the Secretary of State’s office.
Sept. 20, 2013
Some city employee unions reach a deal, but police union holding out for full pay restoration
The labor unions that represent Phoenix city employees have ratified pay and benefit agreements, but the Phoenix police union has rejected the deal. KJZZ’s Terry Ward reports. TERRY WARD: There are seven labor groups representing the city's nearly 15,000 employees.
Sept. 20, 2013
Effort to bring first Bill of Rights monument to Arizona
Chris Bliss is best known as a stand-up comedian and juggler, but he’s recently put his efforts into a new project. Bliss explains how a joke about a Bill of Rights monument may become a reality. Bliss says the idea stemmed from stand-up material.
Sept. 20, 2013
Holocaust Era Railcar
A Holocaust era rail car is available for viewing Tuesday afternoon, nearly 11,000 miles from its start in Macedonia, which was occupied by Germany during WWII. The rail car is a cornerstone piece to the Holocaust & Tolerance Museum project under development in Chandler, Ariz.
Sept. 20, 2013
Romney makes campaign stop in Arizona on Friday
The presidential contest will make a stop in Arizona Friday. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Presumptive GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney will speak today to the Republican National Committee’s State Chairman’s meeting in Scottsdale.
Sept. 20, 2013
Gov. Brewer gives State of the State address
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer used her annual State of the State address to call for lower taxes and less regulation in the next century. KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports the economy was the focus of her speech.
Sept. 20, 2013
In Texas, a push to stop scammers targeting immigrants
The logjam in Washington over immigration reform has led to an unintended consequence: Fraud. For years, the federal government in San Antonio has targeted so-called “notarios,” or scammers who promise miracles to immigrants who need legal papers.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arguments on SB 1070 begin Wednesday at U.S. Supreme Court
Arizona will defend its controversial piece of immigration legislation before the Supreme Court on Wednesday. At issue is whether the state law complements or conflicts with federal law. From Phoenix, Devin Browne reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Al Macias
KJZZ’s Managing Editor Al Macias is part of an elite class of trusted, veteran journalists who have covered Arizona news for more than 30 years.When he’s not investigating, reporting, producing or helping KJZZ News Director Peter O’Dowd determine which stories the news team should pursue, Macias helps oversee daily operations for the KJZZ newsroom and Fronteras: the Changing America Desk.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona legislative session approaches its end
Arizona Representative John Kavanagh talks about finalizing the state budget and how close this year's legislative session is to closing.Kavanaugh says getting out of the fiscal crisis has been extremely difficult and frustrating, and the new plan is to match budget growth to the slow return of the economy.
Sept. 20, 2013
Chilling 911 calls detail last moments in Gilbert shooting
PHOENIX (Associated Press) — Police on Monday released some of the 911 calls in the case of a former neo-Nazi who allegedly fatally shot four people before turning a gun on himself in a Phoenix suburb.
Sept. 20, 2013
Gilbert to host town hall in wake of murder-suicide
Gilbert residents will get to hear updates about the J.T. Ready murder-suicide investigation Thursday. The Gilbert Police Department will host a community meeting at the Town Hall Council Chamber near Gilbert and Warner roads.
Sept. 20, 2013
Managing Arizona wildfires
Wally Covington, executive director of the Ecological Restoration Institute at NAU, explains why certain parts of Arizona are prone to wildfires and what can be done to minimize their damage.Covington says fire season usually isn’t anything to worry about if proper precautions are taken and control of the flames is maintained.
Sept. 20, 2013
Gladiator fire adversely affecting Crown King business owners
The most active wildfire burning in Arizona, the Gladiator Fire north of Crown King, has charred more than 13,000 acres since breaking out last Sunday.  More than 1,100 fire personnel are battling the fire, which is 15 percent contained.
Sept. 20, 2013
More Arizonans expected to travel this Memorial Day than in 2011
More than 700,000 Arizonans are expected to travel this holiday weekend. And, if they all do, it would be around a one and a half percent increase over last year’s Memorial Day travel. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more.
Sept. 20, 2013
State lawmaker
Two children of a state lawmaker from Kingman have been arrested on felony drug charges. Five people, including 31-year-old Stephanie Goodale and 27-year-old Michael Goodale, were arrested last week after a three month investigation into heroin trafficking.
Sept. 20, 2013
U.N. recognizes ASU professor
An Arizona State University professor is one of six international recipients being recognized for his study of the environment. The United Nations Champions of the Earth Awards were announced this morning in Rio de Janeiro.
Sept. 20, 2013
Feds push states to crack down on distracted driving
The federal government is putting pressure on states across the county to end what they call an epidemic on the roads. The U.S. Department of Transportation released a 'Blueprint for Distracted Driving' on Thursday.
Sept. 20, 2013

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