KJZZ News

Phoenix is a great place to study climate change, scientists say -- because it's hot here in a way that they predict other American cities soon will be. Arizona State University researchers have released a study that says we're not all going to be hit with the effects of urban heating equally.
December 27, 2011
One of Arizona’s main budget-writers says he doesn’t expect any more spending cuts in the budget for the coming fiscal year.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.  MARK BRODIE: State lawmakers cut around a billion dollars in the current fiscal year’s budget, but the state has been bringing in more money than expected so far this year.
December 26, 2011
The list of Arizona's most popular baby names of 2011 is in -- from Phoenix, KJZZ's Lynn Kelly has the story...The Arizona Department of Health Services released the list and Jacob and Isabella remain at the top of the heap.
December 26, 2011
Arizona taxpayers who itemize can claim a state tax credit for donations to charities that qualify. In fact, that donation can also be taken as a deduction on the federal return. As KJZZ's Terry Ward reports from Phoenix, a taxpayer can actually turn a profit.
December 26, 2011
MARK BRODIE: This is KJZZ's Morning Edition, I’m Mark Brodie…and I’ve got a question for you. What is iconic Arizona?  Kind of a daunting question, right?  So first, let’s hear from someone who’s already tackled it.
December 26, 2011
A local pro sports team is taking the use of social media to another level. The Phoenix Suns begin their regular season tonight at US Airways Center with a team on the floor, and another in cyberspace.
December 26, 2011
The federal government doesn’t know if they have enough Mexican gray wolves to successfully save the species in the southwest. Wildlife managers had hoped to have at least a hundred wolves in the wild by now.
December 24, 2011
This week hear highlights from the best new jazz of 2011 on the 9 o'clock special. Vocalists take center stage tonight. Grammy winner Kurt Elling is back with "The Gate," and Tierney Sutton gets her long awaited shot at a Grammy with "American Road.
December 23, 2011
A member of an Arizona anti-government group known as the "Sovereign Movement" has been arrested - from Phoenix, KJZZ's Lynn Kelly reports.The FBI says forty-six-year-old Shawn Rice of Seligman was previously indicted on money laundering, tax evasion and weapons charges.
December 23, 2011
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he wants to avoid a court battle with the Department of Justice. Last week the DOJ said that it had found a pattern of civil rights abuses against Latinos in Maricopa County.
December 21, 2011
No lawmakers or lobbyists will be charged with breaking any laws after an eight-month investigation by the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.  Prosecutors and investigators looked into whether 28 lawmakers failed to properly report out-of-town trips paid for by the Fiesta Bowl.
December 21, 2011
Professor Paul Davies explains the science behind time travel, finding life on other planets, and finding intelligent life in other universes. Davies also talks about his work with cancer researchers and the importance of keeping a certain amount of imagination in science.
December 21, 2011
Attorney and former state Democratic Party chairman Don Bivens gives his perspective on current Arizona issues and explains why he's running for the U.S. Senate.
December 21, 2011
KJZZ reporter Paul Atkinson gives an overview on Bill Montgomery's Fiesta Bowl investigation...including infractions committed by lawmakers and how they should have handled Fiesta Bowl gifts. None of the lawmakers face criminal charges.
December 21, 2011
Over 16,000 people have been approved to use medical marijuana, but marijuana dispensaries remain unavailable. Governor Jan Brewer argues that prop 203 can't override federal drug laws. Host Steve Goldstein talks to Attorney General Tom Horne about Prop 203, and why the state is opposing the will of the voters on medical marijuana.
December 21, 2011
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.
December 21, 2011
The state’s Independent Redistricting Commission approved final legislative and congressional maps last night…on three to two votes. And, legislative Republican leaders are continuing to talk about possible changes to the panel in the future.
December 21, 2011
Take part in a televised Beyond Sprawl Town Hall discussion about Arizona's future as it makes its way through a post- economic housing boom-- Jan. 17, 2012, 7-9 p.m. at Rio Salado College’s Conference Center at 2323 W.
December 21, 2011
The federal government has approved two large renewable energy projects near Phoenix and San Diego. And in Nevada, Clark County announced a land deal with a Chinese company to build a massive solar project.
December 21, 2011
I’m Paul Atkinson in the KJZZ Newsroom.  On Wednesday morning, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery will release results of an investigation into alleged improprieties involving the Fiesta Bowl.
December 20, 2011

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