KJZZ News

Redistricting Chair Challenging Her Removal by Governor
The Arizona Supreme Court will be asked to decide if Governor Brewer’s removal of the chair of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission is legal.   An attorney for I-R-C chair Colleen Mathis says his client wasn’t afforded due process.
Sept. 20, 2013
Child Abuse: Task Force Looks at Reducing Fatalities
The Arizona Child Safety Task Force will meet at the state capitol this morning.  The Governor created the 19-member panel after more than a dozen kids died at the hands or their parents or guardians over the past year.
Sept. 20, 2013
20 Years of Phoenix ZooLights
Hanging Holiday Lights is a tradition for many people.  Most start that process about this time of year.  But what if you have three and a half MILLION lights to string?      This is the 20th year the Phoenix Zoo has staged its Zoo Lights holiday show & officially opens today to the public.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix-Mesa Airport Growth
Mesa Mayor Scott Smith talks to Steve Goldstein about the growth of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, and what it means for Arizona.Smith says adding more airlines to the Gateway doesn't put them in competition with Sky Harbor, but rather keeps up with growth in the valley.
Sept. 20, 2013
Listen to the DOJ reveal findings of sheriffs office investigation
Listen to the recorded broadcast of the Department of Justice press conference Thursday.Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Division Thomas E. Perez at Thursday's press conference. (Photo by Paul Atkinson/KJZZ)Share your thoughts on Sheriff Joe.
Sept. 20, 2013
Local Business Concerned about Payroll Tax Extension Standoff
Valley businesses are concerned about lost profits if lawmakers in Washington fail to agree on a payroll tax cut extension.  One small business in Tempe worries returning to the old tax bracket could cause a trickle-down effect that hurts both local communities and businesses.
Sept. 20, 2013
CPS Task Force Suggests Reforms
Governor Jan Brewer is reviewing recommendations for improving Arizona's Child Protective Services system.  Brewer had created a task force to address problems within CPS.From Phoenix, KJZZ's Steve Goldstein reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
New Leaders in AZ Senate...New Tone?
The state senate officially voted in a new president Monday.  The chamber’s Republican majority gave Steve Pierce the top job this fall…after former Senate President Russell Pearce lost his recall election.
Sept. 20, 2013
Redistricting panel approves final congressional and legislative districts
Republicans and Democrats each benefit from new legislative and congressional districts approved by the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission. The AIRC also created districts that don’t overwhelmingly favor either party.
Sept. 20, 2013
Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Moving Forward
Arizona’s contentious medical marijuana law is moving closer to full implementation. A ruling in Maricopa County Superior Court this week struck down several rules about who can operate marijuana dispensaries.
Sept. 20, 2013
Senator David Schapira running for Congressional District 9
State Senate Minority Leader David Schapira is one of the candidates running for the newly formed 9th Congressional District. He explains why he makes an excellent candidate for Congress.Schapira says that his background as a teacher gives him insight into what the education system needs, and he could make a big contribution imminent education reform.
Sept. 20, 2013
Legal medical marijuana and an end to guilt
Last year, we told you the story of a woman who uses medical marijuana as she recovers from cancer. (She wishes to remain anonymous.) At the time she first spoke with us, Arizona’s voter-approved medical marijuana law was still very much up in the air.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona?s impact on the presidential campaign
Communications director for the Arizona Republican Party Shane Wikfors and political strategist Nathan Sproul of the Lincoln Consulting Group talk about the impact of the presidential campaign on Arizona and vice versa.
Sept. 20, 2013
Do you support legalization of marijuana?
In Arizona, California, and 15 other states, medical marijuana is legal. Studies estimate that around 80% of American support medical marijuana legalization.But we're curious to know what you think about marijuana, period.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ joins national mortgage settlement
Arizona will get more than $1.6 billion, as part of a $26 billion national settlement with five banks over abuses in the mortgage market. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne spoke at a press conference Thursday.
Sept. 20, 2013
KJZZ coverage of the Wallow Fire 2011
The Wallow Fire burned in Eastern Arizona and Western New Mexico from May 29-July 8, 2011. It charred over 800 square miles, surpassing 2002's Rodeo-Chediski fire as the largest wildfire in Arizona's history.
Sept. 20, 2013
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.
Sept. 20, 2013
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.
Sept. 20, 2013
Navajo Nation takes Urban Outfitters to court
The Navajo Nation has sued Urban Outfitters months after the tribe sent a cease and desist letter to the clothing retailer demanding it pull the "Navajo" name from its products. The lawsuit was filed late yesterday in Federal court.
Sept. 20, 2013
Shutdown of criminal activity could affect personal computers
DENNIS LAMBERT: Your computer could be facing a major problem this week. Ken Colburn, CEO of Tempe based Data Docs, says the problem is likely to come Thursday as servers on so-called ‘botnets’ that were sending surfers to bogus websites, are shut down for good.
Sept. 20, 2013

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