KJZZ News

The rise in early voting has prompted Pima County to cut back on the number of polling places for the Aug. 28 primary election.Pima County officials say it's the first time the county has cut back on polling places.
August 10, 2012
Navajo Nation officials say plans to shut down three units at the Four Corners power plant could strain the tribal budget. KJZZ's Al Macias reports.Tribal officials say they had been prepared for the coal-fired units to close in two years.
August 10, 2012
Jazz drummer Jack De Johnette has played a variety of styles in his career. He started on piano and has a wonderful sense of melody on the drums.  He recorded with Miles and for many years with Keith Jarrett; today, he leads his own groups.
August 09, 2012
Friday will be the eighth day this year the Valley’s been under a high pollution warning. Continued high temperatures could lead to more ozone advisories through the weekend. All week, the Phoenix area has been under either an ozone watch or warning.
August 09, 2012
The Valley's excessive heat advisory has been extended through Sunday, and Phoenix Firefighters are urging you to take steps to guard against the searing temperatures. Captain Jonathan Jacobs says that means planning the day before if you know you'll be spending time outdoors.
August 09, 2012
Tonto National Forest officials announced modifications of a temporary closure order which was enacted last month in response to three bear attacks in the Payson Ranger District. Forest spokeswoman Rahcel Hohl advises you can check the Tonto Forest website or call the Ranger Office at 928-474-7900 if you have questions about where you can camp overnight as some areas are still under the evening closure orders.
August 09, 2012
Good news for air travelers. You’re more likely to arrive on time with your luggage. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports the airlines are on pace to have their best performance since 1984.Nearly 84 percent of domestic flights arrived within 15 minutes of their scheduled time in the first half of this year.
August 09, 2012
  Italian jazz singer Roberta Gambarini is coming to the MIM this Sunday. Tonight we'll hear a preview of her singing with her friends James Moody and Dizzy Gillespie.  Roberta Gambarini tonight at 9.
August 09, 2012
A project called Desert Initiative: Desert One takes a look at the culture and environment in the nation’s four desert regions. Greg Esser, associate director of the Desert Initiative Project, says they’re looking at the arts as a way to investigate the desert in new and innovative ways.
August 08, 2012
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery says he’s eager to put Arizona’s medical marijuana law in front of a judge, as defendant or plaintiff. Last year, Montgomery warned county employees not to process any zoning or permit applications for marijuana dispensaries, because the businesses would violate the federal Controlled Substances Act.
August 08, 2012
Two experts discuss the legal process behind capital punishment as well as misconceptions and concerns while handling capital trials. Former U.S. Attorney for Arizona Paul Charlton and Maricopa County public defender Andrew Clemency both agree that capital cases are the most emotionally grueling and drawn-out cases to be involved in.
August 08, 2012
An expert explains the pros and cons of self-funding for elections, and explains why some candidates choose to go the self-funded route.Jennifer Steen is an associate professor of Political Science at ASU.
August 08, 2012
A merger between U.S. Airways and American Airlines would likely see the airline's headquarters land in Dallas rather than Tempe. An expert analyzes what this could mean for the Valley's economy.Robert Mittelstaedt, Dean of the W.
August 08, 2012
The 2020 Census is almost eight years away, but the Census Bureau is looking at lessons learned from the last census. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports the bureau may be changing questions and dropping some terms.
August 08, 2012
Last week KJZZ reported a story about an increased number of training flights taking off and landing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson.We stated the plan would increase sorties from about 1,200 per day to just over 2,200.
August 08, 2012
Competitive yet mutually respectful. Individuals in their own right but aligned for a common purpose. Each lifting the other up -- and consequently uplifting us all with a sense of pride and an understanding of what is possible.
August 08, 2012
  The Environmental Protection Agency has issued its final rule aimed at cleaning up the largest single source of haze-causing pollutants in the country.    Rather than mandate that the Four Corners Power Plant take one avenue to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions, the EPA is giving the plant's operator a choice.
August 08, 2012
  Tonight hear the latest jazz from artists who are waiting to be discovered and enjoyed by you. Plus you'll dig the sonic vibe of B3 master Dr. Lonnie Smith's first live recording in 40 years!  New Releases on the 9 O'clock Special tonight.
August 07, 2012
Arizona officials used a bingo-style machine with sets of numbered air-blown balls Tuesday as they picked winners from among more than 400 applicants for certificates to run 97 medical marijuana dispensaries around the state.
August 07, 2012
Jared Loughner has pleaded guilty to 19 counts in the Tucson shooting rampage that killed six people and wounded 13 others, including former-Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Loughner entered the plea Tuesday after a federal judge found him mentally competent, following months of forced treatment for schizophrenia.
August 07, 2012

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