KJZZ News

It’s time for the KJZZ Friday Newscap. Our special guest panelists this week are Amy Silverman, managing editor of Phoenix New Times and author of "My Heart Can't Even Believe It," and Rebekah Sanders, Maricopa County political reporter for The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com.
Mar. 3, 2017
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Patsy Cline was tough. She wore pants when most women in country music wore gingham dresses, survived a nearly-fatal car crash at the height of her career and never stopped in her pursuit of her career. A new documentary delves into the country music legend’s life, early death and continuing influence. "Patsy Cline: American Masters" premieres this Sunday night on PBS.
Mar. 3, 2017
Brian Chartrand
Beginning in the mid-1960s and extending for at least another decade, Laurel Canyon in Southern California was a haven for folk rock, country rock and what’s come to be known as classic rock. On Saturday night at the Hyatt Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, Brian Chartrand — along with two other singers and a band — will be performing the show Live from Laurel Canyon.
Mar. 3, 2017
Martha Redbone
American roots singer Martha Redbone has always mixed genres with her music, blending rhythm and blues, Appalachian mountain music and Native American music. But, with her latest album, she’s also blending cultures.
Mar. 3, 2017
Alcoholic drink
Beer and wine sales in the U.S. have been healthy for decades, while the market for spirits was consistent but not spectacular. Domestic sales of American whiskey approached $2.5 billion in 2014. That trend has been seen in Arizona, too. So what is this state doing to stand out?
Mar. 3, 2017
Kyrsten Sinema
These are especially turbulent times in Washington, D.C., with investigations into Russian connections to President Donald Trump’s Cabinet, concerns about the future of the Affordable Care Act and regulatory changes. Will Democrats be able to work with their Republican colleagues and Trump?
Mar. 3, 2017
Tony Rivero
With the Trump administration stepping up immigration enforcement and the divisive rhetoric surrounding immigrants in our country, politicians are speaking out on both sides of the issue. But, not everyone is toeing the party line. We speak to Arizona state Rep. Tony Rivero is a conservative Republican who represents Peoria and some of Sun City.
Mar. 3, 2017
Medical marijuana at Giving Tree
As Arizona’s medical marijuana sales rise, more dispensaries are opening in Phoenix. Last month, the city’s Board of Adjustment approved an application for a dispensary that will be located within 500 feet of a residential district, near the corner of Central Avenue and Thomas Road.
Mar. 3, 2017
Donald Trump
Let’s look now at reaction to the early months of the Trump administration closer to home. There are rallies planned in Phoenix tomorrow — one at the state Capitol and the other an Encanto Park. KJZZ’s Matt Casey will be reporting on both events and joins us now.
Mar. 3, 2017
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A new report has revealed that then-Senator Sessions met with Russia's ambassador to the U.S. twice last year, information Sessions did not disclose during his confirmation hearing.
Mar. 3, 2017
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey
Gov. Doug Ducey said he doesn’t want to raise taxes. Instead, he’s asking the Trump administration to help Arizona deal with many of its financial woes.
Mar. 3, 2017
Fewer than 5,000 cases of the flu have been reported this season, which began in October. That number is less than half the number of cases reported at this same time last year.
Mar. 3, 2017
Tempe Town Lake
Tempe Town Lake has reopened after being closed to boating and water activities because of high amounts of debris in the water.
Mar. 3, 2017
Arizona Department of Education building
Competition for IT professionals in the valley is spiking, and is expected get even more intense as the tech industry continues to expand. That has some state agencies worried about hanging on to their tech employees.
Mar. 3, 2017
Watermelon
An Arizona produce distributor has been suspended from doing business, after failing to pay nearly $1.8 million to four growers in Mexico and Arizona.
Mar. 3, 2017
The Big Chino sub-basin covers almost 2,000 square miles and feeds the Verde River.
Mar. 3, 2017
Avondale Flooding
The Tres Rios Nature Festival is rescheduled for Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2, after SRP released water from a northern dam and flooded the site.
Mar. 3, 2017
Arizona DOT
The Arizona Department of Transportation is giving homeless veterans camping out on state land more time to relocate. Almost 30 people have been living in tents in a camp near the Loop 202 and the Salt River.
Mar. 3, 2017
prescott
A groundwater basin underneath northwest Arizona will soon be closely examined to see the effects of future pumping. The Prescott City Council approved a million-dollar contract this week to model the water supply in Big Chino Sub-basin, which comes from the Verde River.
Mar. 3, 2017
maricopa county seal
A stretch of Gilbert Road at the Salt River has washed away. And isn’t the first time this has happened.
Mar. 2, 2017

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