KJZZ News

County recorders office hopes Spanish-language awarness program corrects mistakes
The Maricopa County Recorder’s Office is launching a Spanish-language voter awareness program, in hopes of avoiding possible confusion about the date of the Nov. 6 general election. This comes after County Recorder Helen Purcell announced that two pieces of printed information with the incorrect date had been distributed.
Sept. 20, 2013
Catching up with the editor of The Onion
Serious, important news is everywhere you turn. The economy and job market are still too slow for many people. Superstorm Sandy led to deaths and destruction. So for a few minutes, we’ve decided to lighten things up just a bit with Will Tracy, editor of the satiric outlet The Onion.
Sept. 20, 2013
Loughner returns to Tucson
Jared Loughner, the man who pleaded guilty in the Tucson shooting rampage that wounded former Representative Gabrielle Giffords, has returned to Arizona to be sentenced. KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more.
Sept. 20, 2013
Impact of Election Day on Arizona
Despite a poor showing in Arizona, President Barack Obama was re-elected to a second term. Congressman Jeff Flake will become Senator Jeff Flake in January. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was approved for a sixth term.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sale of Frank Lloyd Wright home falls through
The fate of a Phoenix home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright appears to be up in the air once again. The house was occupied by Frank Lloyd Wright’s son David and daughter-in-law Gladys until their deaths.
Sept. 20, 2013
Marines form F35-B squadron in Yuma
The Marine Corps is forming the first squadron of pilots to fly the next-generation F-35B fighter jet in Yuma. So far two veteran pilots have been trained to fly the aircraft. They'll become the first members of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 at a ceremony tomorrow at the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma.
Sept. 20, 2013
Redistrictings impact on the Mountain West
University of Nevada-Las Vegas Political Science Professor David Damore explains how changing demographics in the Mountain West have impacted redistricting and this month's elections.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona appeals court ruling regarding Planned Parenthood
Arizona is appealing a ruling that allows Planned Parenthood to receive public funding through the state to provide health care services to women in need. The state is taking its case to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Sept. 20, 2013
Rural hospitals looking for answers on health care exchange
Many hospitals are disappointed in Governor Jan Brewer’s decision to not set up a state health care exchange, and rather have Arizona use the federal one. And, as KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports, rural hospitals may be especially concerned.
Sept. 20, 2013
Economists see job, population growth for Arizona in 2013
Arizona economists say a number of factors point to the state recovering fully from the recession in as little as three years. At the annual economic forecast luncheon sponsored ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business and JP Morgan Chase, experts said 2013 looks to be a promising year for Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
Reactions to a S.A.N.E. proposal for immigration reform
The Real Arizona Coalition has presented a broad range of ideas for federal immigration reform. The bipartisan group is calling the foundation of its approach S.A.N.E. Pastor Warren Stewart, State Senator Steve Smith and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery talk about their differing opinions on the coalition's ideas and whether congress should consider them.
Sept. 20, 2013
Guitar Masters
Guitar World Senior Editor and Valley resident Alan Di Perna talks about his new book, Guitar Masters: Intimate Portraits. He profiles rock and blues legends like Keith Richards, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Buddy Guy and David Gilmour of Pink Floyd.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix parking meters to start taking cards
Parking in downtown Phoenix may get a little easier in the next few weeks as workers begin installing new meters. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports you won’t need a pocket full of change anymore. Starting in mid-January, about 500 parking meters will be installed in downtown Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona delegation split on fiscal cliff
Arizona's U.S. House delegation split along party lines late Tuesday night as the House passed the so-called "fiscal cliff" agreement.Democrats Ron Barber, Raul Grijalva and Ed Pastor voted for the agreement.
Sept. 20, 2013
Man uses hostage in bank robbery attempt
The FBI is looking for a man who allegedly tried to rob a local bank. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports.A Phoenix Bank of America employee was taken hostage by a man at her home last Friday night and brought to the bank the following morning before other employees arrived.
Sept. 20, 2013
Before dredging the canal, crews take fish for a drive
About 2 million people in the Valley have their water delivered by Salt River Project canals. For the first time in more than a decade, the entire canal system will be drained for cleaning and repairs.
Sept. 20, 2013
Gov. Jan Brewer: Budget will fund Common Core transition
Governor Jan Brewer says her budget for the upcoming fiscal year will include money to help implement the new Common Core standards in K-12 education. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The governor says having an educated workforce is essential to attracting and retaining jobs in the state, and that Common Core will help accomplish that.
Sept. 20, 2013
How hard will the recent freeze hit Arizonas citrus growers?
Since Saturday morning, the Valley has had five straight days with either a freeze watch or a freeze warning--a nearly-unprecedented run of frigid conditions. Dr. Mark Manfredo, a professor at the Morrison School of Agribusiness and Resource Management at ASU's College of Technology and Innovation, says growers will be hurt.
Sept. 20, 2013
Alisa Joyce Barba
Engaged and informed-- that's been Alisa Joyce Barba's mantra throughout her journalism career and as KJZZ's Senior Editor for Fronteras: the Changing America Desk.  Barba is an award-winning journalist, producer, writer and editor with more than 25 years’ experience in commercial and public broadcasting.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mexico election funding
Mexico's Federal Electoral Institute has confirmed that the country's new president's party spent more than $5 million through electronic cash cards during last year's presidential campaign.Opposition parties say the money represented illicit campaign financing, but the institute said it found no evidence of that.
Sept. 20, 2013

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