KJZZ News

Constable Warrant Program Brings County Millions
Nearly $100 million in unpaid fines have gone uncollected in Maricopa County. A program run by several constables has started to put a small dent in that amount. The Maricopa County Constables Warrant Program gives deputies jurisdiction to arrest people who have unpaid fines for misdemeanors.
Sept. 20, 2013
Navajo Nation Seeks Disaster Declaration For Rain, Flood Damages
The Navajo Nation is asking FEMA to declare a major disaster for the area, after heavy rains and floods damaged homes, roads and infrastructure in many Native American communities.  Navajo nation spokesman Ernie Zah says the Tribe has already spent more than a million dollars to cope with the damage from several different storms.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Budget Cuts Could Shut High School Freshmen Out of Some Classes
High school freshmen in Arizona who want to take career and technical education courses could be out of luck next school year. The new state budget adopted this spring eliminates funding for 9th graders in subjects like engineering, culinary arts and automotive repair.
Sept. 20, 2013
Post Wallow Fire: Cattle may not Graze in Forest
Ranchers who lease forest land may not be allowed to graze cattle in areas burned by the largest fire in Arizona’s history.  As KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports in our series on the aftermath of the Wallow Fire, ranchers may have to look elsewhere to feed their cattle this year.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pela Review: Desert Stages Hairspray: The Musical
KJZZ's Theatre Critic Robrt Pela reviews Desert Stages Theatre's production of Hairspray: The Musical which runs through August 7th. Robrt Pela is a columnist at New Times and a staff writer at Latino Perspectives Magazine.
Sept. 20, 2013
Relief from No Child Left Behind
The Obama administration proposes fixing No Child Left Behind by letting states apply for waivers from certain NCLB provisions.  In exchange, states must agree to establish new college and career-ready standards, ways to train more teachers and principals, and to use a data system that provides more flexible and targeted accountability.
Sept. 20, 2013
Roosevelt Rows Organic Growth
This month, Phoenix residents will elect a new mayor. Whoever wins will govern a sprawling city; full of unique neighborhoods, each with different concerns. One of the most high-profile areas in Phoenix is, of course, Downtown.
Sept. 20, 2013
Quenching The Deserts Thirst
Host Steve Goldstein talks to two environmental experts about solar projects and water usage in the desert...and which forms of energy are the best for Arizona's climate.Former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson and author Robert Glennon give two perspectives on the issue.
Sept. 20, 2013
September 11 Live Special Coverage on KJZZ 91.5
       NPR News captures the national memorial ceremonies from ground zero, the Pentagon and Shanksville, with nine hours of live coverage hosted by Weekend Edition host Audie Cornish and Talk of the Nation host Neal Conan.
Sept. 20, 2013
Looking for Work Requires Understanding of Hiring in the Digital Age
Getting a job these days isn't as easy as it once was.  Job seekers are finding a whole 'nother world when it comes to hiring.  Instead of applying in person and filling out a paper application, many companies require people to apply online, digitally scan resumes looking for key words, and use social media to recruit.
Sept. 20, 2013
Live Studio Interview with Phoenix Mayoral Candidates - Oct 12
Send your questions right now by way of Facebook, Twitter or email.KJZZPhoenixMayoralCandidateInterview10122011 KJZZ’s Here and Now host Steve Goldstein will moderate a live discussion between Phoenix Mayoral candidates Wes Gullett and Greg Stanton, Wed.
Sept. 20, 2013
New HOV Lanes Open
Valley commuters are seeing something new along a couple of Phoenix area freeways this morning. Arizona Department of Transportation opened new stretches of High Occupancy Vehicle lanes early this morning along the Loop 202 Santan Freeway in Chandler and the Loop 101 Agua Fria Freeway in the Glendale & Peoria areas.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mesa Recall Election: Is Image Everything?
Early voting is underway in the recall election of state senate president Russell Pearce.  There’s not a lot of policy disagreement between the two candidates in that race…but one issue on which they do not see eye to eye is illegal immigration…and how the state’s laws make Arizona look outside its borders.
Sept. 20, 2013
Stanton Wins the Race
In January Phoenix will have a new mayor. Greg Stanton talks to host Steve Goldstein about winning the runoff election for Phoenix mayor Tuesday night. Former Phoenix mayor Paul Johnson weighs in with his reaction to this year's race.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Supreme Court Reinstates Redistricting Chair
Colleen Mathis is back as the chairwoman of the Independent Redistricting Commission.  The state supreme court Thursday evening ordered her to be reinstated…less than four hours after hearing oral arguments in the case.
Sept. 20, 2013
Author Talks Immigration Reform
Host Steve Goldstein talks to author Rob Sobhani, who believes that immigration reform should be a top priority for 2012 presidential candidates. Sobhani explains why he thinks immigration reform will save America.
Sept. 20, 2013
Valley Theatre Year in Review
KJZZ's Theatre Critic Robrt Pela has his end of the year review of Valley theatre, noting the losses in the community with this tough economy, recalling the standing ovations as well as the theatrically unforgettable & unforgivable.
Sept. 20, 2013
Few remedies for renters living in foreclosure properties
Arizona's foreclosure rate is up 4 percent from last year November, with one in every 260 homes in some stage of repossession by the bank. One group of people often overlooked in the foreclosure part is renters.
Sept. 20, 2013
Seeking Mental Health Services For Children, Parents Can Face a Maze
Mental health services in Arizona have been cut dramatically over the past several years. But for children who need mental health care, it’s not always a lack of funding that’s the problem. Parents face different approaches to treatment, bureaucratic hurdles, and a lack of readily available information.
Sept. 20, 2013

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