KJZZ News

Former Giffords aide to run for full term in Congress
Ron Barber, who served as district director for former Representative Gabrielle Giffords, says he plans to run for a full term representing Arizona’s second congressional district.Barber was wounded in the January 2011 attempt on the Congresswoman’s life.
Sept. 20, 2013
Fourth Republican enters District 9 congressional race
There’s another candidate in the new congressional District 9 race. Former Paradise Valley Mayor Vernon Parker is the fourth Republican candidate to enter the campaign. Three Democratic candidates are also running.
Sept. 20, 2013
Worsley gearing up for primary election against Pearce
The Mesa businessman running for Arizona Senate in the new Legislative District 25 against former Senate President Russell Pearce said there are some similarities between himself and the man who beat Pearce in last year’s recall election.
Sept. 20, 2013
Cabbage, chicken the subject of trademark dispute
A Vermont man is in a legal fight with Chick-fil-A, over cabbage and his t-shirts. KJZZ's Al Macias reports.AL MACIAS: Bo Muller-Moore has been making and t-shirts that say "Eat More Kale" for more than a decade.
Sept. 20, 2013
Proposed measure would allow Arizona voters to declare a federal law unconstitutional
Arizona voters may get to decide whether to give themselves the ability to declare federal laws unconstitutional. The Checks and Balances in Government Act would amend the state constitution to include two ways to declare against federal laws.
Sept. 20, 2013
Autism diagnosis on the rise
A recent survey by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention shows autism diagnosis has risen by 80 percent in the past year. Two experts discuss diagnosing on the autism spectrum, therapies to improve quality of life, and answer listener questions.
Sept. 20, 2013
What do Latino and Hispanic mean?
Recently, we've been taking a look at the terms our reporters use when describing certain groups of people. There are those who argue that "Latino" and "Hispanic" are largely synonymous, and can be used interchangeably.
Sept. 20, 2013
Thomas rails against corrupt judiciary in disputing disbarment
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas says it was a political witch hunt that led to his disbarment. He held a press conference Wednesday to defend himself against the state bar’s decision to take away his license to practice law.
Sept. 20, 2013
What Is It Like to Live in Your Town - Tell Your Story
KJZZ’s Fronteras: The Changing America Desk Wants to Know What it’s Like to Live in Your Town Does your community make you feel safe and included or scared and marginalized? The Fronteras: Changing America Desk is collaborating with Not in Our Town—a documentary producer that profiles people who have developed creative anti-hate crime programs— to gauge how hate is affecting communities throughout the Southwest.
Sept. 20, 2013
Candidates running against Arpaio are in full campaign mode
From the KJZZ newsroom, I’m Devin Browne. Two of the four candidates for Sheriff in Maricopa County campaigned Thursday night at an event sponsored by the Phoenix Quaker Meeting House and the Catholic Apostolic Church of Jerusalem.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tucson shootings brought changes to mental health treatment
A year ago, a seriously troubled man opened fire in a Safeway parking lot on a beautiful Saturday morning. He killed six people and injured 13 more, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Since then, Arizona has been forced to confront how it treats the mentally ill.
Sept. 20, 2013
Closure of detox center could lead to exposure deaths near Navajo Nation
Police in Page, Arizona, are worried about people freezing to death after a detox center on the border of the Navajo Nation closed. From Flagstaff, Laurel Morales reports.LAUREL MORALES: State budget cuts and unexpectedly low enrollment numbers at the detox center forced the Northern Arizona Regional Behavioral Health Authority to pull its funding.
Sept. 20, 2013
Claudio Roditi talks horns
(Tempe, AZ) - Brazilian trumpeter and flugelhorn player, Claudio Roditi talks to Blaise about the difference between the horns and how his records developed. Hear how love at first sight influenced his career.
Sept. 20, 2013
Terry Ward
Terry Ward began working at KMCR (soon to become KJZZ) in 1985. As the midday disc jockey he gained experience doing on-air interviews with musicians such as Michael and Randy Brecker, Thad Jones, Jean Luc Ponty and James Moody.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona voters to decide state sovereignty
Arizona voters will get to decide whether to take away Washington, D.C.’s authority over the state’s land, air, water and other natural resources. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: If approved by voters, the state would declare sovereignty over its air, land, water, minerals, wildlife and other natural resources -- except for those on Indian reservations, and those ceded by the state to the feds.
Sept. 20, 2013
Joanne Ingram
Joanne Ingram came to KJZZ as a Morning Edition producer in 2012. She also works as a production assistant for Right This Minute. Joanne Ingram (Photo by Sean Ingram)While in graduate school at ASU’s Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Joanne was a digital journalist for Cronkite News Service and a reporter for News21.
Sept. 20, 2013
Officials say cause of JT Readys rampage may never be known
Neighbors of the Gilbert community shocked by last week’s high-profile murder-suicide gathered at Town Hall last night to hear from police investigating the case. As KJZZ’s Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports, residents asked the town to improve the way it handles domestic violence cases.
Sept. 20, 2013
Incentives to draw businesses to Arizona
Last week Gov. Jan Brewer signed HB2815 into law. The bill includes incentives to draw businesses into Arizona in an attempt to boost the economy. Michael Hunter, special advisor on tax policy and reform, and Dennis Hoffman, economist at the W.
Sept. 20, 2013
Hayden Flour Mill grounds will be open to the public
For the first time in more than a decade, visitors can walk the grounds of one of Tempe’s oldest buildings. The fence around the historic Hayden Flour Mill is coming down and the open space around it will be open to the public.
Sept. 20, 2013
Lawsuit filed to stop transfer of mortgage settlement money
Housing advocates filed a lawsuit Thursday in Maricopa County Superior Court. They want a judge to stop the state from taking $50 million from a mortgage settlement to help balance the budget. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Sept. 20, 2013

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