KJZZ News

What Arizona issues do you want Republican presidential candidates to address?
Arizona will host a Republican presidential debate on Wednesday, Feb. 22. We've heard a lot from each of the candidates this election season. But we want to know which Arizona-specific issues you'd like them to address.
Sept. 20, 2013
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.
Sept. 20, 2013
Information about Arizona
The 2012 Presidential Preference Election will be held Tuesday, Feb. 28. Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.; the first results are expected to be released about 8 p.m.Only voters registered in the Republican Party and Green Party are eligible to participate.
Sept. 20, 2013
Judge rules against graphic cigarette pack warnings
A judge has blocked efforts by the federal government to have vivid images of the effects of smoking emblazoned on packs of cigarettes. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Terry Ward reports. TERRY WARD: The Food & Drug Administration wants to put graphic images on cigarette packs including a diseased lung and a corpse.
Sept. 20, 2013
Brian Skerry
KJZZ's Steve Goldstein talks with photojournalist and National Geographic explorer Brian Skerry about his love of the sea, including why he thinks oceans have "souls."
Sept. 20, 2013
Is college an imperative?
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Sept. 20, 2013
US Airways, American Airlines could merge
Holly Hegeman, CEO and publisher of planebusiness.com, speculates about the rumored merger between US Airways and American Airlines, and the bigger picture developing in the industry. Hegeman says that even with US Airways making preparations for a merger, like registering domain names, it isn’t a done deal.
Sept. 20, 2013
Most medical marijuana applicants want to grow their own
More than 22,000 Arizonans have applied for and received permission from the Department of Health Services to use medical marijuana.  And the vast majority, some 85 percent, are requesting to grow their own.
Sept. 20, 2013
Flu cases rising fast in Arizona
Arizona is nearing the end of flu season, but the past few weeks have brought a spike in reported cases.There have been over 1,100 cases of influenza reported in Arizona in the current flu season, and nearly a third of those were reported last week.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona prepares for online health exchange
Arizona is one of 26 states challenging the requirement of individuals to purchase health insurance or pay a fine under the federal health reform law. But that isn’t preventing the state from moving forward with a key aspect of the law.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Hospital & Healthcare Association drops lawsuit
The Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association has dropped its lawsuit against the state. The group had sued over a 5 percent cut in the reimbursement rate from the state for hospitals and physicians treating Medicaid patients.
Sept. 20, 2013
Rising Trumpeter Dominick Farinacci
(Tempe, AZ) - Blaise Lantana sat down with trumpeter Dominick Farinacci to talk about his start in music and his unique sound. He also gives advice for budding trumpet players and how he is bringing kids up close and personal with music.
Sept. 20, 2013
Young Americans are driving less, using public transit more
Young people are driving less now than they were just a few years ago. The cost of gasoline and social media are two of the factors according to a study released today. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.  AL MACIAS: For the first time since World War II, all Americans are driving less.
Sept. 20, 2013
Back-and-forth between DOJ, MCSO could lead to court
The war of words between the Department of Justice and Maricopa County officials continues. DOJ has been conducting a civil rights investigation into the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department. Last week the County Attorney’s office sent a letter requesting information about the federal investigation into the sheriff’s office.
Sept. 20, 2013
State to begin accepting medical marijuana dispensary applications
The State of Arizona has announced it will start accepting applications for medical marijuana dispensaries May 14. The applications will be accepted through May 25. Earlier, Dennis Lambert talked with Sunny Singh, who runs a WeGrow store in Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013
Z?calo Public Square May 2 - Can Sprawling Cities Find Their Centers?
For decades, we worried about urban blight. Today, we worry about suburban blight. More and more Americans want to live in dense, walkable cities, not in spread-out suburbs. But many U.S. cities, particular western cities, grew fastest during an age when Americans wanted to live in suburban houses with large lots and two-car garages.
Sept. 20, 2013
State Supreme Court to governor: No grounds to remove redistricting chair
The Arizona Supreme Court says Governor Jan Brewer had no constitutional grounds to remove the Chairperson of the Independent Redistricting Commission last year. The court reinstated Colleen Mathis in November to the panel.
Sept. 20, 2013
Governor won
Governor Jan Brewer is refusing to take the steps taken by some other U.S. governors to address an issue raised by the state's medical marijuana program. But, one state lawmaker has his own idea how to deal with at least some of that refusal.
Sept. 20, 2013
County attorney: Confusing laws to blame in Fiesta Bowl filings
No lawmakers or lobbyists will be charged with breaking any laws after an eight-month investigation by the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.  Prosecutors and investigators looked into whether 28 lawmakers failed to properly report out-of-town trips paid for by the Fiesta Bowl.
Sept. 20, 2013
Analyzing the SB 1070 arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court
A bevy of political experts give analysis of the Supreme Court's reaction to SB 1070 and the arguments for and against it. They also discuss the political ramifications of supporting or overturning the bill.
Sept. 20, 2013

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