KJZZ News

The war of words between the Department of Justice and Maricopa County officials continues. DOJ has been conducting a civil rights investigation into the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department. Last week the County Attorney’s office sent a letter requesting information about the federal investigation into the sheriff’s office.
April 09, 2012
The Arizona House Ethics Committee is scheduled to meet tomorrow morning, to hear the complaint against Tucson Independent Daniel Patterson. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Patterson’s response to the committee’s investigative report is also due Tuesday.
April 09, 2012
Until a rock hits your windshield, auto glass is something most of you probably never worry about. But a bill pending at the state capitol could affect who repairs your windshield and how much it will cost you.
April 09, 2012
Recently, we've been taking a look at the terms our reporters use when describing certain groups of people. There are those who argue that "Latino" and "Hispanic" are largely synonymous, and can be used interchangeably.
April 09, 2012
The labor unions that represent Phoenix city employees have ratified pay and benefit agreements, but the Phoenix police union has rejected the deal. KJZZ’s Terry Ward reports. TERRY WARD: There are seven labor groups representing the city's nearly 15,000 employees.
April 09, 2012
The Department of Homeland Security says it did not mislead state and local law enforcement officials in allowing a system into jails that helps identify illegal immigrants with criminal records. A member of Congress had asked for a review of the ‘Secure Communities’ program after concerns that people with no criminal records were deported.
April 09, 2012
Former state senator Russell Pearce said recently that he and presidential hopeful Mitt Romney share the same beliefs on illegal immigration. Will that alienate some of the state’s conservative Latino voters? So be it, says one GOP supporter.
April 06, 2012
Students attending Arizona State University’s newest campus will face a much smaller tuition bill than Sun Devils studying in Tempe. The Arizona Board of Regents approved ASU’s proposed $6,000 tuition at its new Lake Havasu City campus.
April 06, 2012
Tucson will be allowed to continue holding partisan city elections, after the Arizona Supreme Court upheld a lower court’s ruling. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Tucson sued the state, after the legislature in 2009 approved a law that banned cities from holding partisan elections.
April 06, 2012
The City of Glendale is asking the National Hockey League to give it a break. The city owes the league $25 million for the Phoenix Coyotes. The league bought the Coyotes at a bankruptcy auction in 2009.
April 06, 2012
Former congressional aide Ron Barber is the leading fundraiser in the special election to fill the congressional seat of Gabrielle Giffords. Giffords resigned in January while recovering from injuries following an assassination attempt last year.
April 06, 2012
Theater critic Robrt Pela reviews Arizona Theatre Company’s production of The Great Gatsby. It takes some real work to make a brilliant and beloved piece of literature into a potboiler, but Arizona Theatre Company has done it.
April 06, 2012
A new solar plant planned in southwestern Arizona will be the first on state trust land since the Arizona State Land Department began identifying sites for solar development last year. Lou Gum has more from Yuma.
April 06, 2012
(Tempe, AZ) - Singer Kat Edmonson talked to Blaise Lantana about how she started singing. She also discussed how she was asked to tour with Lyle Lovett and what it means to have her own record label. This interview is from 2010.
April 05, 2012
Home values across the country dropped a bit last month, but here in metro Phoenix there is good news according to a report out today.  KJZZ’s Al Macias reports. AL MACIAS: The Phoenix area was the highest-performing market in the country last month with an almost 10 percent increase in home values compared to the same time in 2011.
April 05, 2012
Tourists from across the country may have easier access to the Grand Canyon in the next several years. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports. AL MACIAS: Right now most of the traffic at Grand Canyon Airport comes from small charters planes and helicopters.
April 05, 2012
Young people are driving less now than they were just a few years ago. The cost of gasoline and social media are two of the factors according to a study released today. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.  AL MACIAS: For the first time since World War II, all Americans are driving less.
April 05, 2012
An email scam prompted US Airways to issue an alert today. The Tempe-based airline is warning people to look out for fraudulent emails supposedly send by the company.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports.
April 05, 2012
The Arizona Board of Regents has voted to keep tuition flat for many in-state undergrads at state universities. This is the first time since 1992 those students haven’t faced a tuition increase. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
April 05, 2012
A recent survey by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention shows autism diagnosis has risen by 80 percent in the past year. Two experts discuss diagnosing on the autism spectrum, therapies to improve quality of life, and answer listener questions.
April 04, 2012

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