KJZZ News

  Pianist Gene Harris is known for his blues infused soul jazz.  From 1956 to 1970 he recorded with The Three Sounds,.  He retired to Idaho in 1970, but 8 years later Ray Brown got him to come out of retirement and play with his trio.
August 30, 2012
The League of Arizona Cities and Towns’ annual conference concludes today in Scottsdale. As KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports, the league’s president is focused on collaboration between rural and urban communities.
August 30, 2012
The national groups working to elect both Democrats and Republicans to Congress are targeting the same three Arizona districts this fall. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Both the National Republican Congressional Committee and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee consider districts one, two and nine winnable in November.
August 30, 2012
After last week’s primary election there were winners and losers. The winners move on, the rest clean up and state law says they have to do it quickly. Campaign signs in Phoenix (Photo by Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez - KJZZ)By September 12 political candidates not moving on to the general election must remove their campaign signs from the public rights of way.
August 30, 2012
The City of Phoenix and Valley Metro celebrated the ongoing expansion of the light rail system Thursday morning by unveiling the markers for a new light rail route. The extension will help serve neighborhoods where the percentage of residents without cars is twice the county average.
August 30, 2012
The U.S. Commerce Department has sent a representative to the Southwest to promote cross-border trade with Mexico. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, the message is that border states are missing an opportunity.
August 29, 2012
A federal appeals court has ruled that two Phoenix newspaper executives can pursue a civil suit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for violating their First Amendment rights and making a false arrest, among other claims.
August 29, 2012
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August 29, 2012
The National Republican Congressional Committee says it’s optimistic about three potential swing districts in Arizona. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.MARK BRODIE: The NRCC’s executive director singled out Districts 1, 2 and 9.
August 29, 2012
There were more than 16,000 reported cases of Valley Fever in Arizona last year and probably more than 30,000 unreported cases.Dr. John Galgiani of the Valley Fever Center for Excellence at the University of Arizona says improved research and diagnosis are needed to treat Valley Fever and keep the illness from being life-threatening.
August 29, 2012
Attorney General and Acting Governor Tom Horne explains why he's acting to block full implementation of the state's medical marijuana program.Horne says his efforts are based on the law rather than his personal opinion about medical marijuana.
August 29, 2012
Paul Johnson, Chairman of the Open Elections/Open Government initiative, talks about legal efforts to get the proposition on November's ballot.Johnson says the Maricopa County Elections Department was wrong when it decided initiative supporters didn't turn in enough valid petition signatures.
August 29, 2012
Chris Herstam,  former gubernatorial Chief of Staff, and Bob Grossfeld, President and C-E-O of the Media Guys, talk about what Tuesday's primary election results mean for November.Herstam and Grossfeld dissect David Schweikert's defeat of fellow incumbent Congressman Ben Quayle in the Sixth Congressional District G-O-P primary.
August 29, 2012
A 2-year-old Mesa girl has died after police say she was found malnourished and dehydrated in her home in more than 100-degree temperatures.The girl's 1-year-old brother, who was also in the home at the time, was hospitalized and will be placed by Child Protective Services after his release.
August 29, 2012
Arizona Senator John McCain will address the Republican National Convention tonight, on the evening of his 76th birthday. Four years ago, Arizona’s senior senator was officially nominated as the GOP’s presidential candidate in Saint Paul, Minn.
August 29, 2012
The Arizona Legislature saw a number of competitive races in Tuesday’s primary election. House Speaker Andy Tobin will move on in the rural First District. Incumbent Representatives John Kavanagh and Michele Ugenti held off a challenge from Scottsdale School Board member Jennifer Petersen.
August 29, 2012
Two candidates in Glendale’s three-way mayoral race will move on to a run-off in November. Jerry Weiers won the most votes in Tuesday night’s primary, but did not win more than 50 percent of the vote.
August 29, 2012
Tuesday night, Arizona voters ended the brief congressional career of Republican Ben Quayle. He lost the 6th Congressional District primary by five points to fellow Congressman David Schweikert. KJZZ’s Jude Joffe-Block reports on the fierce election battle that pit two colleagues against each other.
August 29, 2012
Former state senator Kyrsten Sinema emerged from a three-way primary in the new 9th Congressional District, defeating David Schapira and Andrei Cherny. She credits her win to her campaign’s focus on middle-class families … and isn’t concerned about the sometimes testy primary carrying over to the general election.
August 29, 2012
Mesa businessman Bob Worsley has defeated former State Senate President Russell Pearce in the GOP primary by a large margin. KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.MARK BRODIE: Worsley says he’s not surprised by the margin of the win -- he says internal polls showed him up by as much as 15 percent against the man behind Arizona’s immigration enforcement law, SB 1070.
August 28, 2012

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