KJZZ News

Voters to consider change to state
The signatures are in. Arizona voters will consider a major change to the way the state holds its primary elections. KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reportsThursday was the deadline to get the primary initiative on November’s ballot.
Jul. 6, 2012
Southbound SR 143 to connect to Sky Harbor Boulevard
There’s a new entrance to Sky Harbor airport that’s ready to open Monday morning. The Arizona Department of Transportation will open a new ramp connecting Southbound State Route 143 with Sky Harbor Boulevard.
Jul. 5, 2012
Father, sons suspected in shooting of ICE agent
A father and two of his sons are believed to have shot a federal agent in Texas. Pedro Alvarado and his son, 18-year-old Arnoldo, are charged with shooting an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent who was monitoring a possible drug deal Tuesday in Hidalgo County, near the Mexican border.
Jul. 5, 2012
Judge in suit against Arpaio won
The judge in a suit against the Maricopa County Sheriff will not recuse himself, and the trial will go forward as scheduled. Sheriff Joe Arpaio is being sued for racial profiling by a small group of Latinos.
Jul. 5, 2012
Americans as independent voters
Former Phoenix Mayor Paul Johnson explains why he’s an independent and an advocate for open primaries. Johnson says being nonpartisan is a nice system to work under, and people are more diverse and friendly.
Jul. 3, 2012
You Let Some Girl Beat You? The Story of Ann Meyers Drysdale
Ann Meyers Drysdale recounts her experience being the lone woman to try out for the NBA’s Indiana Pacers -- two decades before the WNBA was formed. Meyers Drysdale says for some people involved, the tryout was a publicity stunt, but for her it was completely serious.
Jul. 3, 2012
A fond farewell to Terry Ward
KJZZ’s own Terry Ward tells Steve Goldstein about 26+ years of making public radio in the Valley.  Terry Ward (left) and Steve Goldstein. (Photo by Tracy Greer) Ward talks about his experiences interviewing figures like Carl Sagan and Rosa Parks and Phoenix TV icon Bill Close and lets us know what's next in his post-KJZZ life.
Jul. 3, 2012
No pay raise for state legislators
Arizona state legislators won’t be getting a pay raise any time soon.  A proposal to get the pay raise issue on the November ballot couldn’t get the needed support. A vote Tuesday before a legislative commission considering the measure ended in a tie.
Jul. 3, 2012
Tucson Unified may close schools to address budget crisis
The Tucson Unified School District is considering making drastic changes in its district to deal with next school year’s multi-million dollar shortfall. The Tucson Unified School District has projected a $17 million budget deficit for the next school year.
Jul. 3, 2012
Scottsdale City Manager steps down
The Scottsdale City Council could decide on a permanent replacement tonight for City Manager David Richert. He announced his resignation  Monday.David Richert says there was not enough support from Mayor Jim Lane and the city council to stay and do his job effectively.
Jul. 3, 2012
Open primary advocates out for a few extra signatures
A group trying to change Arizona’s primary system will be out collecting some extra signatures Wednesday. The Open Elections/Open Government ballot initiative will give voters a chance to make Arizona’s primary elections nonpartisan.
Jul. 3, 2012
Public-private partnerships eyed to care for relocated wild horses
The Bureau of Land Management is looking to cut the cost of removing wild horses from Western lands. The agency wants to create public-private facilites that can provide long-term care for relocated horses.
Jul. 3, 2012
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.
Jul. 2, 2012
New tuberculosis medicine may be on the way
Roughly one-third of the world's population is estimated to be infected with the bacteria causing tuberculosis. As KJZZ's Lynn Kelly reports, a research division of Johnson & Johnson is seeking U.
Jul. 2, 2012
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Jul. 2, 2012
Pe?a Nieto wins Mexican Presidential election
The party that governed Mexico for more than 70 years has returned to power.  Enrique Peña Nieto is the former governor of the state of Mexico. He’s a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, which held the presidency from 1929 to 2000.
Jul. 2, 2012
More Arizonans plan July 4 travel
Research from AAA and I.H.S. Global Insight finds that more than 800,000 Arizonans have a vacation planned for the Independence Day holiday. AAA predicts a 5 percent increase over how many Arizonans took a Fourth of July trip last year.
Jul. 2, 2012
Community colleges tobacco ban takes effect
Smokers on the ten Maricopa County Community College campuses will have to go elsewhere to use tobacco. A new rule banning tobacco goes into effect July 1.KJZZ’s Al Macias reports. AL MACIAS: The Maricopa County Community College District joins hundreds of other colleges and campuses across the country that are banning tobacco.
Jun. 29, 2012
Amy Silverman: Some things you can
KJZZ Commentator Amy Silverman shares stories about her daughter Sophie, who has Down syndrome. She blogs at Girl In A Party Hat. It happened in Paradise.Paradise Bakery, to be exact. The girls were getting lemonade from the fountain while we waited for soup and grilled cheese.
Jun. 29, 2012
SCOTUS media ruling could affect Phoenix outlets
The U.S. Supreme Court today let stand rules that place limits on ownership of broadcast outlets and newspapers in local markets. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Terry Ward reports.TERRY WARD: The High Court ruling means that one company is forbidden from owning both a major newspaper and a television station in the same market.
Jun. 29, 2012

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