AZDHS to hold lottery for medical marijuana dispensary licenses
The Arizona Department of Health Services will hold a lottery this morning to determine which individuals or businesses will get dispensary licenses for medical marijuana.  KJZZ's Dennis Lambert spoke to DHS Director Will Humble about the dispensary licenses.
Aug. 7, 2012
ASU astronomer part of crew posting Mars photos
Images from “Curiosity,” the latest Mars rover, have been beaming back to Earth since its landing Sunday night. Jim Bell is an astronomer with the ASU School Earth and Space Exploration. He’s part of the team responsible for getting those pictures back to Earth.
Aug. 6, 2012
Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor says it's disappointing for her to see the downturn in public opinion of the nation's highest court. The Supreme Court used to be the highest ranked of the three branches of government, but O'Connor says the three are now closely ranked.
Aug. 6, 2012
Survivor of Mesa Sikh murder calls for gun control
Seven people, including the gunman, are dead after a shooting broke out Sunday at a Sikh Temple in Wisconsin. Rana Singh Sodhi is a Mesa restaurant owner whose brother Balbir was killed after the Sept.
Aug. 6, 2012
How an excessive heat warning is determined
An excessive heat warning is to take effect at 10 a.m. Monday and run through at least Wednesday. Meteorologist Chris Kuhlman of the National Weather Service explains how they determine when the heat is excessive.
Aug. 6, 2012
Drought blamed for wild horse deaths on Navajo Nation
Wild horses on the drought-stricken Navajo Nation are fighting for their lives. Navajo Nation officials say lack of rainfall and high heat are drying up watering holes and leaving others with harmfully high levels of salt.
Aug. 6, 2012
Valley schools back in session this week
It's back to the classroom for many Arizona school districts this week.Here in the Valley, Tempe and Phoneix Union high school districts begin classes Monday. Mesa and Gilbert Unified get underway on Wednesday.
Aug. 6, 2012
Trespassing conviction upheld in obscene T-shirt case
A Mohave County man convicted of trespassing for wearing an obscenity-laced T-shirt to a Board of Supervisors meeting has lost another round in court. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.KJZZ first told you about Mervin Fried in March of this year.
Aug. 6, 2012
1st District field narrowing before primary
The primary election is still weeks away, but the field of candidates in Arizona's 1st Congressional District race is already narrowing. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.Doug Wade announced on his website Monday that he is withdrawing from the Republican primary because of a lack of funding.
Aug. 6, 2012
Glendale businesses await mayor, city council elections
As Glendale voters prepare to elect a new mayor for the first time in nearly two decades, and new city council members, the city is dealing with several major issues: the sale of the Phoenix Coyotes and payments to run the city-owned arena, and a controversial sales tax increase to name just a few.
Aug. 4, 2012
Three candidates vying to be Glendale
This month, Glendale voters are starting the process of electing the city’s first new mayor in almost 20 years. And, as KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports, the three candidates running for the top job will inherit several significant issues facing the West Valley city.
Aug. 4, 2012
Arpaio celebrates Tent City anniversary, refuses to talk about civil trial
More than 400,000 Maricopa County jail inmates have been housed in Tent City since the facility was first opened. Sheriff Joe Arpaio began using Korean War-era tents to house inmates 19 years ago. Today the sheriff talked about the tents and critics of program.
Aug. 3, 2012
Testimony concludes at MCSO, Arpaio civil trial -- what
The testimony in the class action discrimination suit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office is over. Yet this case wont be the last word on the debate over whether the Sheriff's office treats Latinos unfairly.
Aug. 3, 2012
Michael Ian Black: RV
Michael Ian Black loves the '80's. But, how does he feel about traveling the country in a poorly air-conditioned RV with Meghan McCain, the daughter of Arizona Senator John McCain? Michael Ian Black (Photo courtesy of Michael Ian Black)       He spoke with KJZZ's Mark Brodie about his experiences, which are detailed in a new book co-written by the pair.
Aug. 3, 2012
Use of loose tobacco on the rise in the wake of cigarette taxes
The Centers for Disease Control says total cigarette consumption in the U.S. was down 2.5 percent from 2010 to 2011. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports says smokers are turning to other kinds of tobacco.AL MACIAS: Smokers are finding alternatives to commercially rolled cigarettes.
Aug. 2, 2012
Maintenance could cause delays at Sky Harbor
If you are flying in or out of Sky Harbor Airport this weekend, allow for some delays. The north runway will be closed starting Friday at 11 p.m. until Monday at 6:00 a.m. while crews perform maintenance work.
Aug. 2, 2012
AIMS results show small improvements
The results are in for Arizona’s Instrument to Measure Standards, or AIMS test, and state education officials say there were gains in all subject areas. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: The state education department says 60 percent of Arizona students passed the science section - a six percent increase over last year.
Aug. 2, 2012
Arpaio critics take opportunity to register voters
As the trial of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and Sheriff Joe Arpaio went on in federal court yesterday, dozens of young people launched a voter registration drive targeting Latino voters. They say come November, they want Arpaio out of office.
Aug. 2, 2012
Luke AFB lands F-35 pilot training center
The Air Force announced today that it has chosen Luke Air Force Base for the new pilot training center for the F-35 fighter jets. KJZZ's Al Macias reports.AL MACIAS: The Air Force will station 72 of the new fighters at Luke.
Aug. 1, 2012