KJZZ News

McCain to address RNC on national security
Arizona Senator John McCain will address the Republican National Convention tonight, on the evening of his 76th birthday. Four years ago, Arizona’s senior senator was officially nominated as the GOP’s presidential candidate in Saint Paul, Minn.
Aug. 29, 2012
Arizona Legislature primary races shake out
The Arizona Legislature saw a number of competitive races in Tuesday’s primary election. House Speaker Andy Tobin will move on in the rural First District. Incumbent Representatives John Kavanagh and Michele Ugenti held off a challenge from Scottsdale School Board member Jennifer Petersen.
Aug. 29, 2012
Glendale mayor
Two candidates in Glendale’s three-way mayoral race will move on to a run-off in November. Jerry Weiers won the most votes in Tuesday night’s primary, but did not win more than 50 percent of the vote.
Aug. 29, 2012
Ugly primary ends with Schweikert edging Quayle
Tuesday night, Arizona voters ended the brief congressional career of Republican Ben Quayle. He lost the 6th Congressional District primary by five points to fellow Congressman David Schweikert. KJZZ’s Jude Joffe-Block reports on the fierce election battle that pit two colleagues against each other.
Aug. 29, 2012
Sinema wins Democratic nod in the 9th District
Former state senator Kyrsten Sinema emerged from a three-way primary in the new 9th Congressional District, defeating David Schapira and Andrei Cherny. She credits her win to her campaign’s focus on middle-class families … and isn’t concerned about the sometimes testy primary carrying over to the general election.
Aug. 29, 2012
Russell Pearce loses comeback bid
Mesa businessman Bob Worsley has defeated former State Senate President Russell Pearce in the GOP primary by a large margin. KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.MARK BRODIE: Worsley says he’s not surprised by the margin of the win -- he says internal polls showed him up by as much as 15 percent against the man behind Arizona’s immigration enforcement law, SB 1070.
Aug. 28, 2012
Campaign finance becomes immediate issue between Carmona, Flake
It will be Congressman Jeff Flake facing former U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona in the race for U.S. Senate. As KJZZ’s Al Macias reports, campaign finance is already an issue going into the general election.
Aug. 28, 2012
Sedona property rights won
The Arizona Supreme Court won't consider appeals of a ruling stemming from a voter-approved property rights law.Separate appeals were filed by the city of Sedona and a business that owned a luxury home that the city said was a rental property.
Aug. 28, 2012
Penzone wins shot against Arpaio in November
Former Phoenix Police Sergeant Paul Penzone won the Democratic primary for Maricopa County Sheriff on Tuesday. As KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports, he faces a well-known incumbent with big campaign coffers … and a second, independent challenger.
Aug. 28, 2012
Flake defeats Cardon, Schweikert tops Quayle
PHOENIX (Associated Press) — Rep. Jeff Flake won the Republican nomination Tuesday for a U.S. Senate seat, while GOP voters in Arizona's 6th Congressional District picked Rep. David Schweikert over Rep.
Aug. 28, 2012
Maricopa middle school trying blended learning
The U.S. Department of Education calls blended learning a new trend in education. It’s a combination of traditional classroom learning and online instruction.  As Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports, the City of Maricopa’s school district is giving it a try.
Aug. 28, 2012
Primary Election Night Special
KJZZ provided special primary election coverage as the results were coming in Tuesday night. Clockwise from left, Mark Brodie, Mario Diaz, Chip Scutari and Al Macias on the Arizona primary election special broadcast Tuesday night.
Aug. 28, 2012
NAFTA: 20 Years Later - new series beginning Sept. 4
The multi-national agreement that created the world's largest free trade area -- NAFTA -- now links some 450 million people producing $17 trillion worth of goods and services.The Fronteras: Changing America Desk will explore NAFTA’s momentous impacts exactly 20 years after the agreement was signed in San Antonio, Texas as part of an all-new series called NAFTA: 20 Years Later.
Aug. 28, 2012
Arizona cities among safest for drivers
Drivers in several Arizona cities are considered among the safest in the country, according to a new report. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more.  MARK BRODIE: Allstate Insurance Company’s annual “Best Drivers Report” lists Phoenix as the safest city with more than a million residents.
Aug. 28, 2012
Primary election voting underway in Arizona
Polls opened at 6 a.m. Tuesday morning, and will remain open until 7 p.m. for voters to cast a ballot in several races. KJZZ's Nick Blumberg spent some time at a polling location in Tempe, the Arizona Historical Society Museum.
Aug. 28, 2012
Lack of temporary pools could cause some desert animals to croak
When the summer monsoons come to the southwest, abundant runoff leads to major problems for cities — streets flood and temporary ponds appear that serve as breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Engineers try to contain and eliminate the water, and environmentalists try to recycle it, but some desert animals need these temporary pools to stick around.
Aug. 28, 2012
Nearly half of Maricopa County votes early
Today may be election day, but many Maricopa County voters have already cast their ballot in the primary race. More than 45 percent of ballots are in from people who requested to vote early.The night before Election Day, the Maricopa County elections department had already received upwards of 344,000 early ballots.
Aug. 28, 2012
The shaking continues in Imperial County
California’s Imperial County continues to shake this morning. The area, located in the southern part of the state, west of Yuma, has experienced more than 400 earthquakes just since Sunday.The largest reported quake was magnitude 5.
Aug. 28, 2012
Classic Jazz and Primary Results
  Jazz awakes tonight at 8, but we'll be sure to let you know what's happening with primary results tonight with updates and a KJZZ news special at 9:30.  Stay informed about the primaries around the state, and then enjoy America's Art form, jazz,  tonight on KJZZ.
Aug. 27, 2012
Charlie Parker
Charlie Parker is the father of bebop!  Along with Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk, his ideas took  jazz in a whole new direction.  The new harmonies and rhythms that were revolutionary in the 1940s are a standard part of jazz today.
Aug. 27, 2012

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