KJZZ News

Voters Split On Opinion Of Gov. Jan Brewer
A new Rocky Mountain poll indicates Arizona voters are divided on the job being done by Republican Gov.Jan Brewer. Jim Haynes is with the Behavior Research Center in Phoenix.  “Thirty-one percent rates the governor highly—that is doing an excellent or good job,” said Jim Haynes with the Behavior Research Center in Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013
Hundreds Of Desert Tortoises May Be Euthanized
Recent reports that hundreds of sick desert tortoises at a Nevada sanctuary might have to be put down have triggered a public outcry. The animals are found in Utah, California, Nevada and Arizona. Desert tortoises have trundled across the Southwest for 200 million years.
Sept. 20, 2013
Woman Recovers After Javelina Attack
A Tucson woman is recovering after being attacked by javelina as she walked her dog. Mark Hart of Arizona Game and Fish said there was not much she could have done to prevent the attack. “She was walking a small dog, rounded a corner and came face-to-face with one and then as many as three javelinas that charged directly right at her,” Hart said.
Sept. 20, 2013
Grijalva To Travel To New Mexico To Look At Wild Horse Corral
Arizona Representative Raul Grijalva is traveling today to Nevada to get a firsthand look at a government corral used to temporarily house 1,500 mustangs recently gathered from federal rangeland. Grijalva is the top Democrat on a congressional panel on public lands, and an outspoken critic of the Bureau of Land Management's wild horse policies.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Corporation Commission To Decide On Electric Market Deregulation
This fall, the state’s utility regulators will decide whether to take up an issue that could change how you get your electricity. The Arizona Corporation Commission has asked for comment on what it is calling retail competition.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Corporation Commission Holds Hearing About Legal Complications Of Electric Market Deregulation
 The Arizona Corporation Commission held a hearing to discuss the legal issues of deregulating the utility market. Lawyers on both sides of the issue addressed the commission.  Michael Grant, attorney for the Arizona Investment Council, argued against deregulation.
Sept. 20, 2013
ADOT Pumps Flood Waters Off Of Interstate 17 In North Phoenix
Flooding in north Phoenix kept road crews busy pumping water off parts of Interstate 17 on Monday. Pumps working hard at the Deer Valley Road and Interstate 17 pump house. (Photo courtesy of Arizona Department of Transportation) Arizona Department of Transportation had to remove hundreds of thousands of gallons of water in just a few hours.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizonans Commemorate 9/11 Anniversary
Ceremonies are taking place across the country Wednesday to remember the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Arizonans are looking back in their own ways including Phoenix firefighter Jack Johnson, one of the many first-responders who went to Manhattan after the twin towers came down to dig through the rubble.
Sept. 20, 2013
Some Laws Take Effect Friday, HB 2305 Not Included
Not sure if this officially counts as a holiday in state government wonk-ville, but Friday is the General Effective Date, the day on which most bills signed during the legislative session become law. Hank Stephenson, a reporter for the Arizona Capitol Times, gives a sense of what some of those new laws are, but first, let’s do the numbers on this year’s bills.
Sept. 20, 2013
Gov. Brewers Office Says State Revenues Are Higher Than Expected
Gov. Jan Brewer's office said the state has more revenues than expected, and that means Arizona is on pace to emerge from its deficit next year. But, a Democratic legislative leader said the governor cannot take all of the credit.
Sept. 20, 2013
Blue-Footed Booby Spotted In Southeast Arizona
High-diving seabirds known as blue-footed boobies have suddenly expanded their range. The Arizona Daily Star says a blue-footed booby appeared at Patagonia Lake State Park last month in the first documented sighting of the species in southeast Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
Fighting the Wallow
The Wallow fire in Eastern Arizona is now the largest wildfire in state history. KJZZ's Morning Edition Host Dennis Lambert spoke with the US Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell about the strategy to fight such an enormous wildfire.
Sept. 20, 2013
Smokers Need Not Apply
A Valley health plan says its taking action to improve the health of its employees. KJZZ's Morning Editon Host Dennis Lambert talks with Dr. Charles Cox of Humana of Arizona, about the company's new employment policy, which bans the hiring of smokers at their facilities in Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pela Review:  Cinderella
   KJZZ's Theater Critic Robrt Pela reviews Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre's production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella which runs through August 6th.
Sept. 20, 2013
New Laws Affecting Arizonans
Today in Arizona many new laws were put into effect. Can Arizonans expect changes, or are some of these laws just re-hashing old issues? Host Steve Goldstein talks to two experts about the issue.Dennis Welch, managing editor of the Arizona Guardian website, and Alia Rau, Capitol reporter for the Arizona Republic, explain what many of the new laws will mean for Arizonans and answer listener questions.
Sept. 20, 2013
Back to School Can Mean Stress for Valley Students
  Students across the Valley are getting ready to head back to school, in some cases they're already back behind their desks. And, the return to the classroom can present some pretty harsh realities.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sophies Teacher
December 03, 2008 --  KJZZ Commentator Amy Silverman shares stories about her daughter Sophie who has down syndrome. Sophie is almost halfway through kindergarten, and Amy couldn't be prouder.
Sept. 20, 2013
Race For Phoenix Mayor Heats Up
Political experts Chip Scutari and Chris Herstam join Steve Goldstein to discuss the tactics used in the race for Phoenix Mayor...and the controversy over recent debates.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix Election Results UPDATE
     REGISTERED VOTERS - 646,995 VOTES PERCENT VOTING CENTER TURNOUT 13,018 2.01% EARLY VOTING TURNOUT 88,437 13.67% Total  101,455 15.68% MAYORAL RACE VOTES PERCENT ANNA BRENNAN  4,910 4.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mediation Service Help Neighbors Resolve Disputes
? Most of us know the angst that comes with having a difficult neighbor. Most headaches can be ignored or simply tolerated. But in those rare cases where a resolution proves elusive, many people are resorting to Solve-it! mediation.
Sept. 20, 2013

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