KJZZ News

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 lawmakers adult children arrested for heroin trafficking
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
Valleys average home prices rose 10 percent in three months
The Phoenix area is the top market in the nation for gains in housing prices. The real estate tracking firm Clear Capital says the average price in the Valley rose nearly 10 percent in just the last three months.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Legislature sues Independent Redistricting Commission
The Arizona Legislature has sued the Independent Redistricting Commission. The federal suit asks the court to give the job of redrawing Congressional districts every ten years back to state lawmakers. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Mark Brodie reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Controversy in the Ninth Circuit
The U.S. Senate approved Andrew Hurwitz for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals after a three-month delay. Richmond University law professor Carl Tobias explains the controversy behind the nomination.Tobias says Hurwitz moved forward on the narrowest of margins, receiving 60 votes, the exact number he needed.
Sept. 20, 2013
Poco Fire has grown, but not spreading quickly
The Poco Fire burning near Young, Ariz. has grown to 3,700 acres, although Fire Information Officer Deryl Jevons says the blaze is not spreading as quickly. Jevons says the fire is threatening two 500 kilo-volt power lines, but he says firefighters are having success at keeping that threat at bay.
Sept. 20, 2013
Californias narrowly rejected tobacco tax mirrors Arizonas
Voters in California have narrowly rejected an additional tax on cigarettes. A closely watched effort to impose a new $1-a-pack tax on tobacco to pay for cancer research in California has failed by six-tenths of a percentage point.
Sept. 20, 2013
First West Nile case of the year found in Maricopa County
The state and county Health Departments have confirmed the first case of West Nile Virus in a human this year. A Maricopa County woman in her 30s was declared the first official West Nile victim of 2012 on Wednesday.
Sept. 20, 2013
Glendale political candidates weigh in on Coyotes deal
Several candidates running for the Glendale City Council say they oppose the city’s Jobing.com arena management agreement with the Phoenix Coyotes. On Monday, the group submitted a letter to city officials asking them to stop the deal.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona tourism officials hoping residents stick close to home this summer
Arizona's summer tourism campaign has a new twist. KJZZ's Mark Brodie spoke with a tourism expert to find out how it might work.State tourism officials are hoping Arizonans decide to travel relatively close to home this summer.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona lawmakers stick to party lines in health care vote
Arizona's congressional delegation did as expected yesterday as lawmakers tried to repeal President Obama's signature healthcare act. Wednesday was the 33rd time lawmakers have tried to get rid of the law.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona could lose 50,000 jobs if budget cuts arent reversed
Phoenix’s mayor is in Washington, D.C. today. He joined a bipartisan group at the release of a new study on how automatic budget cuts would affect the country. The Budget Control Act of 2011 created a so-called supercommittee that looked at reducing the deficit and increasing revenues, but it repeatedly failed to reach an agreement, meaning that automatic, widespread cuts called budget sequestration are scheduled to hit in January.
Sept. 20, 2013
Peoria asking residents to weigh in on digital billboards
Peoria is asking its residents what they think about the possibility of putting up digital billboards. The city has posted an online survey, and will also be hosting public meetings on the issue. KJZZ's Mark Brodie spoke with Maria Laughner, Peoria's Business and Real Estate Development Manager, about the issue.
Sept. 20, 2013

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