KJZZ News

Border Technology Contracts Take New Approach
In the coming months, hundreds of millions of dollars worth of contracts will be finalized for new surveillance technology along the Southwest border. The federal government is taking a new approach to awarding these contracts in an effort to avoid past mistakes.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix Suns Are The Least Watchable Team In The NBA, According To USA Today
The Phoenix Suns will start training camp later this month in Flagstaff, fresh from the second-worst season in franchise history. Last week, the team cut ties with forward Michael Beasley, an underachieving forward who had been in contact with law enforcement multiple times in his one season with the Suns.
Sept. 20, 2013
99-Year-Old Arizona Music Icon Shares His Memories
A 99-year-old Arizona music icon will have his work celebrated and performed at the Musical Instrument Museum this weekend. A look at the career and impact of the man known as “Chapito.” This is Pachanga, a song performed by Chapito Chavarria and his band at clubs, weddings, quincenieras and dances throughout Arizona during the '50s, '60s and '70s.
Sept. 20, 2013
3 Arizona-Run Power Plants Are Among 50 Dirtiest In The Nation
According to a new report by an environmental advocacy group, the Navajo Generating Station, the Four Corners Power Plant, and the Springerville Generating Station were ranked 10th, 15th and 34th dirtiest in the country for 2011.
Sept. 20, 2013
Immigration Reform Activists Plan Phoenix March For Oct. 5
Immigration reform activists are planning a mass demonstration next month here in Phoenix.  Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox says the 11 million de-facto citizens living in America need to be recognized through passage of comprehensive immigration reform legislation.
Sept. 20, 2013
Here & Now: Firework Legality
It's now legal to buy and distribute fireworks in Arizona...but it's not legal to use them in various cities due to concerns about brush fires and safety.Here and Now host Steve Goldstein takes a look at talks to Kingman city manager Jack Kramer about the need for a controlled environment to keep the community safe from brush fires.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ StoryCorps: Determined
   In this AZ-Edition of StoryCorps, German Audies Cadenas talks with his friend Pedro Lopez about his determination to graduate from ASU in spite of numerous obstacles.  StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of our lives.
Sept. 20, 2013
Employment Opportunities and EEO Information
For employment opportunities with KJZZ, KBAQ and other divisions of Rio Salado College and in the Maricopa Community College System please visit http://www.maricopa.edu/about/?jobs or www.riosalado.edu/jobs.
Sept. 20, 2013
Laurie Notaro Brings Humor to Valley
KJZZ's Bri Valdivia sits down with Notaro for a brief interview about starting her writing career in Phoenix. Notaro will be at Changing Hands Bokstore for a book signing and reading Thursday, July 28th at 7pm.
Sept. 20, 2013
Good Mom ? Bad Mom
October 19, 2005 -  KJZZ commentator Amy Silverman considers her actions as a mother.
Sept. 20, 2013
The Worry Over Dealing with U.S. Debt
Washington’s inability to solve our nation’s debt problem is getting the attention of more than just politicians and economists.  Now, average citizens are wondering what it will take to do something about it.
Sept. 20, 2013
Life After Deportation - Part II
Guatemala is one of the poorest countries in the hemisphere.  And the people who live there face a constant question.  Should I risk leaving?  Many already have...About a million Guatemalans live in the United States.
Sept. 20, 2013
Local 9/11 Memorial Events
Many events are scheduled around the valley to commorate the 10th Anniverary of the 9/11 attacks.  A listing of those events can be found here. Never Forget 9/11 Memorial Walk -- 7am at the Chase Bank Tower (201 N.
Sept. 20, 2013
Candidate Forum - Mesa Recall Election
Otto Shill, chairman of the Mesa Chamber of Commerce's Public Policy Council, talks about his role as moderator of the Mesa Chamber's candidate forum. The forum is being held due to the recall of Senate president Russell Pearce.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ: In the Money?
Arizona is bringing in more money than expected.  August revenues were around eight and a half percent higher than the same month last year.  And, so far this fiscal year, the state has collected one and a half billion dollars more than it did last year.
Sept. 20, 2013
Israels New Rep for the Southwest
Mark Brodie fills in for host Steve Goldstein. Brodie talks to the new consul general of Israel for the southwestern United States about the decision to admit Palestine as a member of UNESCO. They also talk about the importance of Israel's relationship with the Arizona and the US.
Sept. 20, 2013
What are you renting?
As a tough economy continues to squeeze many budgets, the rental market is expanding beyond traditional items like apartments or cars. What else are you renting? Whether it's for personal or business use, KJZZ's Changing America Desk wants to learn more about what sorts of things you're renting that you once would have purchased instead.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman
Host Steve Goldstein talks to mayor of Tempe Hugh Hallman about historical preservation, regional economy, and his decision to abstain from running for another term.
Sept. 20, 2013
KJZZ Rome and Sorrento Italy Adventure
KJZZ invites you to enter its Rome and Sorrento Italy Adventure with roundtrip airfare by US Airways. Your chance to win begins right now. Picture yourself strolling around ancient Rome and the Vatican, scaling the Spanish Steps, overlooking the beautiful Bay of Naples, driving along the Amalfi Coast and savoring seaside meals followed by a glass of Limoncello.
Sept. 20, 2013

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