KJZZ News

AZ Senate To Debate Banning Cell Phones for Some Drivers
A state senate committee Wednesday morning is scheduled to take up a measure to ban cell phones behind the wheel…but only for some drivers.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.  MARK BRODIE:  Senate Bill 1056 would apply to drivers younger than 18, who have had their licenses for less than six months.
Jan. 17, 2012
Latino Education series
Latinos are the largest ethnic minority group in the Southwest and the fastest-growing group nationwide. More than one-third of Latino students are English Language Learners and, according to Department of Education data, they consistently perform poorly on state tests and have lower graduation rates than whites and Asians.
Jan. 17, 2012
Martin Luther King Jr. Commentary by Ahmad Daniels
Ahmad Daniels is the author of "To Your Journey: Forty Clues to Self-Actualization for African American Men Workbook," and its revision, "To Your Journey: Forty Clues to Self-Actualization for African America and Beyond.
Jan. 17, 2012
Trailblazing WWII Pilot Remembered for Her Pluck
Geri Nyman wasn’t a typical vet. In the early 1940s, she was one of the first female pilots who flew transport and training missions across the country -- while the men were away at war.  PETER O'DOWD: Geraldine Nyman was a WASP.
Jan. 14, 2012
Cost of Powerball tickets doubling
One of the state’s most popular lottery games is going to cost more starting Jan. 15 .  Lottery officials say winning tickets will pay more too. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.AL MACIAS: A ticket for the Powerball lottery will now cost $2.
Jan. 14, 2012
State Lawmakers Work to Stay Ahead of Bath Salts
The State Senate this week could vote to add more chemical compounds to the list of those that are illegal.  It’s part of an effort to crack down on synthetic cathinones, which are often used to make a product known as “bath salts.
Jan. 13, 2012
Arizona
This weekend, early ballots were sent to military and overseas voters who want to participate in Arizona's presidential preference election.  But while the ballots will list names like Romney and Santorum, a large group of unfamiliar candidates is also included.
Jan. 13, 2012
Haiti: Recovery Two Years later
January 12th is the second anniversary of a massive earthquake that killed more than 200-thousand people in Haiti.Many more were left homeless and injured.  Commentator and Phoenix resident, Mary Jo West, recently visited Haiti and says despite the outpouring of support from from Arizona and around the world, the recovery has just begun.
Jan. 12, 2012
Capitol Buy Back Would Cost $105 Million
In her State of the State address this week, Governor Jan Brewer asked the legislature to help celebrate the state’s centennial by buying back the capitol complex.  KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports on what that would entail.
Jan. 11, 2012
Freshmen lawmakers reflect as they begin sophomore year
Nobody likes being a freshmen, whether you’re in high school or the state legislature.  Last year, the largest class of freshmen lawmakers since statehood took office facing yet another budget crisis.
Jan. 11, 2012
Prisoners in Arizona Report
Pinal County attorney Jim Walsh and ASU Law Professor Carissa Hessick sit down with host Steve Goldstein to talk about the report Prisoners in Arizona: Truth-in-Sentencing, Time Served, and Recidivism, and what changes should or should not be made to make Arizona's prisoner system better.
Jan. 11, 2012
State Legislative Session Starts
KJZZ's Mark Brodie and managing editor of the Arizona Guardian Dennis Welch sit down with Steve Goldstein to talk about the 2012 Legislative Session kicking off, and what the state can look forward to.
Jan. 11, 2012
Highway to Sin City
Steve Goldstein talks to Dr. Robert Lang of Brookings Mountain West about the benefits of a highway between Las Vegas and Phoenix, and why one hasn't been built yet...Lang says that, according to the old interstate rule in1956, Arizona didn't qualify for a highway.
Jan. 11, 2012
Tucson Project White House
For the Arizona Presidential Primaries average citizens are being encouraged to participate in Project White House 2012. The Tucson Weekly is holding a series of challenges, and will even endorse the participant who gains the most public support.
Jan. 11, 2012
Criminologist questions AZ prison study results
A criminologist questions the conclusions reached by a study done for the Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys Advisory Council.  It found Arizona sentencing laws are preventing crime and saving money.  But a law professor at the University of California-Berkeley says the data doesn’t necessarily support that conclusion.
Jan. 11, 2012
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Jan. 11, 2012
Tucson school district to end ethnic studies program
The Tucson Unified School District voted four-to-one to end its Mexican American Studies Program late Tuesday night. The school district risked losing $15 million if it continued teaching ethnic studies as they were being taught.
Jan. 11, 2012
Should "ethnic studies" programs be allowed in schools?
This week, the Tucson Unified School District board voted to end its Mexican-American studies program so as not to lose millions in funding from the state of Arizona. We want to hear your reaction to the decision.
Jan. 11, 2012

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