KJZZ News

Judge: Notes from Loughner
A federal judge ruled that most notes from Jared Loughner’s psychologist should be made available to prosecutors.  Details from that ruling were made available today. KJZZ’s Weston Phippen reports.
Feb. 27, 2012
Arizona Memories: Finding the American Dream at Cortez High
As we continue to celebrate Arizona's centennial, we reached out to you to share your favorite Arizona memories. Judith Dorffi Sadre told us how a public education in Arizona changed her life.   The author of this commentary, Judith Dorffi Sadre.
Feb. 27, 2012
Herb Paine: What would Barry do?
On Feb. 28, Arizona Republicans will weigh in on the Presidential sweepstakes. It is fitting that the Grand Canyon State is a battleground for the conservative soul of the Republican Party. It is here that Barry Goldwater defined modern conservatism, and it is against his standard that Romney, Santorum, Paul, and Gingrich should be measured.
Feb. 27, 2012
2011 record year for Maricopa County air pollution
A year-end report on Maricopa County’s air quality shows last year was one of the worst on record. As KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports from Phoenix, dust storms and pollution from California played a major role.
Feb. 24, 2012
AZ universities propose no tuition hike for most in-state undergrads
Many students at the state’s three public universities would not see tuition increases, under proposals put forward Friday. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: In-state undergrads at ASU would pay the same tuition in the 2012-13 school year that they pay now.
Feb. 24, 2012
AZ bill aims to open more school playgrounds, fields
Arizona lawmakers are looking to make a deal with schools. They’re offering immunity from liability for the recreational use of school grounds, and are hoping that in exchange, schools will open up their playgrounds and fields during non-school hours.
Feb. 24, 2012
Hit hard, coming back fast: Valley home prices continue to rise
The Valley housing market is starting to come back. Mike Orr, who directs the Center for Real Estate Theory at ASU's W.P. Carey School of Business, says home prices were up 6.5 percent in January from January of last year.
Feb. 24, 2012
TV ad asks businesses and tourists to come to Arizona
A new television commercial is promoting Arizona as a business and tourism destination. It features some higher-profile Arizonans who made the state their home. KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports. PAUL ATKINSON: The three-second ad debuted during Wednesday’s Republican Presidential debate.
Feb. 24, 2012
Arizona Supreme Court reverses ruling on bus driver responsibility
The Arizona Supreme Court has reversed a decision that found Tucson’s bus system responsible for injuries to a wheelchair bound bus passenger. The case deals with the degree to which a bus driver is responsible for a passenger’s safety.
Feb. 23, 2012
CDC advises whooping cough vaccine for the elderly
A federal advisory panel is recommending that doctors administer a childhood vaccine to the elderly as well. That comes after an increase in the number of whooping cough cases in adults. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.
Feb. 23, 2012
Helicopter collision in Yuma kills seven Marines
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two military helicopters collided over the California desert during nighttime training exercises, killing seven Marines in the latest of several similar accidents in the region.The service members with the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing were based at Camp Pendleton north of San Diego, Lt.
Feb. 23, 2012
GOP debate viewing party draws hundreds
While the four remaining Republican presidential candidates debated inside the Mesa Arts Center on Wednesday, hundreds of people watched on a big screen outside. KJZZ’s Mark Brodie was among them, and has this report.
Feb. 22, 2012
GOP candidates argue over national, Arizona issues
The four remaining GOP presidential candidates sparred in Mesa on Wednesday night. The CNN debate addressed issues critical to many Arizonans, including immigration and border security. But much of the debate was taken up with national policy, and there was little discussion of job creation.
Feb. 22, 2012
Mesa holds the last debate before Super Tuesday
Mayor of Mesa Scott Smith, NPR Washington senior editor Ron Elving, and ASU assistant professor at the School of Letters and Sciences Kelly McDonald explain the significance of the Mesa Presidential Primary Debate for candidates and the state of Arizona.
Feb. 22, 2012
Paul Babeu denies he made threats and declares homosexuality
Last week the Phoenix New Times released a story about Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu threatening his Hispanic ex-lover with deportation if he made their relationship public. Tim McGuire, the Frank Russell Chair for the Business of Journalism at Arizona State’s Walter Cronkite School, talks about the media’s responsibilities when reporting on the personal lives of elected officials.
Feb. 22, 2012
Concerns voiced for state?s proposed no-growth budget
Dennis Welch, managing editor of The Arizona Guardian, talks about the most recent budget plan presented by Republicans and why Governor Jan Brewer is concerned. At the state capitol, Republican lawmakers have presented a no-growth budget plan, which proposes no new spending above the current level.
Feb. 22, 2012
Arizona?s presidential candidate legacy
Here and Now takes a look back at Arizona presidential candidates, and the excellent sense of humor they’ve maintained after a century-long streak of losses.Wes Gullett, Fred DuVal and Terry Bracy all have something in common.
Feb. 22, 2012
Join KJZZ for AZ SCITECH Forum on Personalized Medicine, March 8
Imagine a medical treatment uniquely designed for you.Science fiction or fact? Examine the potential of Personalized Medicine during an Arizona SciTech forum presented by KJZZ and Rio Salado College on March 8, 2012.
Feb. 22, 2012
Santorum tells Arizona voters good stuff is happening
Republicans will gather outside of Phoenix on Wednesday for the last prime-time presidential primary debate before Super Tuesday. All eyes will be on Rick Santorum, the latest candidate to challenge Mitt Romney’s grip on the nomination.
Feb. 22, 2012
Arizona issues will be addressed in CNN Presidential debate
What could be the most important debate among Republican Presidential candidates takes place tonight in Mesa. It’s the last debate before Super Tuesday when ten states hold primary elections. And as Paul Atkinson reports from Phoenix, issues important to Arizona will play a role in the debate.
Feb. 21, 2012

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