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
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.
Sept. 20, 2013
Secretive election groups target of proposed law
A proposed state election law aims to lift the veil of secrecy for organizations created to influence the outcome of elections.  As KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports from Phoenix, the law would force the disclosure of donors who currently can remain anonymous.
Sept. 20, 2013
Congressman David Schweikert talks politics
Congressman David Schweikert (R-AZ) gives his opinion on the State of the Union address and redistricting in Arizona. Schweikert says the State of the Union should have had more meat and opened up honest communication with citizens about issues in Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mounting medical bills burden Glendale couple who lost Medicaid insurance
People who can’t buy health insurance because of a pre-existing condition can now get coverage through a federal program.Yesterday, we told you about the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan that’s part of the federal health reform law passed two years ago.
Sept. 20, 2013
Kyrsten Sinema running for Congressional District 9
Former state lawmaker Kyrsten Sinema talks about why she is running for Congress in the newly formed 9th district in Arizona. Sinema says Washington just doesn't get it, in Arizona we have families struggling to make ends meet, losing jobs, and losing homes while members of Congress are engaged in partisan bickering.
Sept. 20, 2013
Centennial Minute: Outlaws
This month, Arizona turns 100. KJZZ is marking the centennial each week in February with stories of our state’s history, people and places. We're calling it the Centennial Minute. This morning, authors and Arizona residents Fred DuVal and Lisa Schnebly Heidinger tell us about the Wild West’s most notorious outlaws.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Highways seeks centennial photo submissions
Morning Edition host Dennis Lambert spoke with Arizona Highways editor Robert Stieve about the magazine's centennial photo project. The idea is to capture "a day in the life of Arizona," and all photographers -- amateur and professional alike -- are invited to participate.
Sept. 20, 2013
Health care discussion tonight
A coalition of social service, community and health groups will host a meeting tonight, to talk about recent changes in health care in Arizona. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The Marana Health Center will play host to the first Community Conversation on Health Care tonight.
Sept. 20, 2013

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