KJZZ News

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer last week signed a bill into law that will generally ban abortions after 20 weeks. Her move came over objections that the bill amounts to the state practicing medicine. And, some experts say the bill shows that Arizona has become a national leader in the anti-abortion movement.
April 18, 2012
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is trying to recruit companies from Silicon Valley that may want to expand or relocate. Two experts respond to the efforts and what Stanton will need to do make the venture successful.
April 18, 2012
This May two candidates will appear on the ballot to replace Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman. Michael Monti and Mark Mitchell talk about their histories with Tempe and their plans for the city’s future. Monti, the owner of Monti’s La Casa Vieja, says he’s answering a call to action by running for mayor.
April 18, 2012
Ron Barber, aide to former U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffrods, ran unopposed in Tuesday’s Democratic primary. Jesse Kelly, who narrowly lost to Giffords in 2010, won the Republican nomination. Kelly talks about the upcoming election, and Jim Nintzel of the Tucson Weekly analyzes the campaign tactics of Barber and Kelly.
April 18, 2012
Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill that would have allowed people to carry guns into public buildings, unless they were secure facilities with storage lockers and signs. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
April 17, 2012
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled yesterday on an Arizona law that requires voters to provide proof of citizenship when they register to vote and when they cast their ballots. The opinion may have little immediate impact as KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.
April 17, 2012
For decades, we worried about urban blight. Today, we worry about suburban blight. More and more Americans want to live in dense, walkable cities, not in spread-out suburbs. But many U.S. cities, particular western cities, grew fastest during an age when Americans wanted to live in suburban houses with large lots and two-car garages.
April 17, 2012
Tuesday is primary day in Southern Arizona’s Congressional District 8, in the race to fill out the rest of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ term. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
April 17, 2012
I put the finishing touches on my tax return.I did everything the law allows to minimize my tax liability. Herb Paine (Courtesy photo)Paradoxically, the system is designed for me to cut corners on my obligation to the country while my country desperately needs more of my money to finance the things we all need.
April 17, 2012
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.
April 17, 2012
A Holocaust era rail car is available for viewing Tuesday afternoon, nearly 11,000 miles from its start in Macedonia, which was occupied by Germany during WWII. The rail car is a cornerstone piece to the Holocaust & Tolerance Museum project under development in Chandler, Ariz.
April 17, 2012
The Glendale City Council begins a daylong budget session Tuesday to figure out how to close a $35 million shortfall. The recession and payments to the National Hockey League have left the city in a hole.
April 16, 2012
As we continue to celebrate Arizona’s 100th year as a state, we asked you to share your favorite memories of living here. Tice Supplee moved here almost 40 years ago, and has spent decades studying the state’s wildlife.
April 16, 2012
 The popular series Radiolab returns to KJZZ this May to give your brain the ultimate workout. Examine some of life's most enigmatic questions and hidden wonders-- Sunday afternoons at 3, beginning May 6.
April 16, 2012
Former Maricopa County Deputy Attorney Lisa Aubuchon is appealing her disbarment. Aubuchon and former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas were stripped of their legal licenses last week. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.
April 16, 2012
The United States is missing out on tremendous untapped potential among Mexican tourists. That’s one of the findings of a recent study conducted by the North American Center for Transborder Studies at Arizona State University.
April 13, 2012
The University of California, San Diego, has agreed to overhaul practices for handling complaints of racial harassment after a series of campus incidents that targeted blacks two years ago. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Terry Ward reports.
April 13, 2012
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments April 25 on Arizona’s illegal immigration enforcement law. To mark the occasion, immigrant-rights activists are planning to protest the law in Phoenix.
April 13, 2012
State lawmakers are apparently not ready yet to give up freebies. DENNIS LAMBERT: They've approved a new gifts law that puts only minor restrictions on the kind and size of gifts they can get from lobbyists.
April 13, 2012

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