KJZZ News

Latinos are the fastest-growing group in the United States, comprised of different ethnicities, faiths, political leanings, and economic situations. And candidates must increasingly stand up and take notice of how Latinos can affect their chance of getting elected.
March 02, 2012
DENNIS LAMBERT: A U.S. Airways Express flight was just 15 seconds from touchdown at Philadelphia International Airport yesterday morning when air traffic controllers saw a Jeep barreling down the runway.
March 02, 2012
The percentage of underwater home mortgages in Arizona has inched upward compared to a year ago.CoreLogic tracks the number of distressed mortgages across the country. The company says in the fourth quarter of last year, 48 percent of home mortgages in Arizona were upside down.
March 02, 2012
Four bills introduced at the state legislature target public employee unions. Supporters say the measures will save taxpayer’s money. But union members disagree. They showed up in force at the state capitol Thursday.
March 01, 2012
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio questioned the validity of President Obama's birth certificate at press conference Thursday. The sheriff's critics blasted his presentation, which took place during an election year and amid a federal investigation into civil rights allegations at Arpaio's department.
March 01, 2012
A judge has blocked efforts by the federal government to have vivid images of the effects of smoking emblazoned on packs of cigarettes. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Terry Ward reports. TERRY WARD: The Food & Drug Administration wants to put graphic images on cigarette packs including a diseased lung and a corpse.
March 01, 2012
A federal appeals court is hearing a legal challenge to the EPA’s plan to regulate carbon monoxide and other greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants. Coal producers – including Peabody Energy are arguing against the new rules.
March 01, 2012
Theater critic Robrt Pela reviews Desert Stages Theatre’s production of The Pillowman. Desert Stages Theatre’s artistic director Terry Helland is clearly mad. Onto the tiny black box stage of his Actor’s Café, he continues to wedge dark, offbeat plays that no doubt strike terror in the hearts of the mainstream theatergoers who turn up in droves for the more bland fare on the playhouse’s main stage.
March 01, 2012
Dr. David Agus talks about his book The End of Illness and his vision for the future of healthcare. Agus says one of the keys to preventing illness is to eat smart, healthy and on a schedule. He also explains that preventive measures need to be tailored to each patient to meet their genetic and environmental needs.
February 29, 2012
Allowing concealed weapons permit holders to carry on college campuses would cost Arizona’s public universities more than $13 million up front, and more than $3 million a year, according to a new study released by the Arizona Board of Regents.
February 29, 2012
Gannett, the parent company of The Arizona Republic, recently announced that it would begin charging for some content at the paper’s website. An expert explains what it takes to make this business model successful.
February 29, 2012
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.
February 29, 2012
Three professors talk about rising gas prices and their possible effect on this year’s presidential election.Professor F. John Mathis, director of the Global Financial Services Center at the Thunderbird School of Global Management, says he does not anticipate a gas crisis or shortage.
February 29, 2012
Jaime Molera, partner in the Molera Alvarez group, and Fred DuVal, former chair of the Arizona Board of Regents, react to Mitt Romney winning the Arizona presidential preference election Tuesday. Molera says that Romney’s victory isn’t too shocking due to his resources and the endorsement of Governor Jan Brewer.
February 29, 2012
A Tucson lawmaker says he won’t resign over allegations of domestic abuse. Several Democratic lawmakers and the director of the state Democratic party have called for Rep. Daniel Patterson, D-Tucson, to quit.
February 29, 2012
Mitt Romney scored a big win in the Arizona presidential preference election on Tuesday, beating Rick Santorum by a 20 percent margin. Morning Edition host Dennis Lambert broke down Romney’s win with Chip Scutari, a former reporter and part owner of the public relations firm Scutari and Cieslak.
February 29, 2012
PHOENIX (AP) — Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won Arizona's presidential preference election Tuesday, with exit polls showing he earned support from a broad cross-section of Republicans.Jobs and the economy were the issues most important to Arizona's GOP voters, exit polls showed.
February 28, 2012
Many Republicans voting in today’s presidential preference election are turning in their mail-in ballots at the polls or casting provisional ballots. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports. Sharon Aimes collects signatures for a congressional candidate outside a polling place in Gilbert.
February 28, 2012
The Arizona Senate has defeated a trio of education-related bills, which would have put restrictions on what teachers could and could not do in the classroom. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
February 28, 2012

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