KJZZ News

Lauren Loftus joined the KJZZ digital team in 2015.
Nov. 23, 2011
Forest officials are encouraging Arizona residents to drive to the White Mountains for a Christmas tree.  The White Mountains is the the same area where the Wallow Fire burned more than five-hundred thousand acres this summer and now it's sprawling with trees for the holidays.
Nov. 23, 2011
The Goldwater Institute wants the Clean Elections Commission to stop an advertising campaign it claims is illegal self promotion.  The think tank filed a lawsuit in Maricopa County Superior Court  this week claiming Clean Elections does not have the authority to spend millions on voter outreach.
Nov. 22, 2011
The group behind the recall of Senator Russell Pearce issued a warning of sorts to Governor Jan Brewer and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.  Citizens for a Better Arizona didn’t threaten a recall Monday, but put them on notice.
Nov. 22, 2011
Mexican retailers are hosting their own version of Black Friday, only it took place a week earlier than in the United States.  From Ciudad Juarez, Monica Ortiz Uribe reports the event aims to boost Mexico's economy.
Nov. 21, 2011
The results of Mesa’s recall election will become official later this morning, as the Arizona Secretary of State certifies them.  KJZZ’s Mark Brodie spoke to some residents of legislative district 18, to get their take on what happened.
Nov. 19, 2011
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.
Nov. 18, 2011
It’s been over two years since three people died and more than a dozen others were hospitalized, following a sweat lodge ceremony, near Sedona.  Self-help author James Arthur Ray has been convicted of three counts of negligent homicide in connection with those deaths.
Nov. 18, 2011
KJZZ's Social Critic and Commentator Herb Paine says Halloween may be over but trick or treat remains the name of the political game...
Nov. 18, 2011
Broadway legend Ben Vereen talks to Steve Goldstein about his lifetime of performing, the struggles he's gone through, and what the stage has meant to him. Vereen will perform his show, Stepping Out, at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, November 19th.
Nov. 16, 2011
Host Steve Goldstein talks to Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery and Arizona Republic columnist Laurie Roberts about the Child Protective Services Task Force, and what can be done to better protect children in Arizona.
Nov. 16, 2011
New State Senate president Steve Pierce talks with Steve Goldstein about moving forward after Russell Pearce's recall and how the Legislature can help Arizona's economy.
Nov. 16, 2011
The Arizona Child Safety Task Force will meet at the state capitol this morning.  The Governor created the 19-member panel after more than a dozen kids died at the hands or their parents or guardians over the past year.
Nov. 15, 2011
Fronteras: the Changing America Desk reporters are visiting communities across the Southwest to gauge what life is like in a post economic housing boom. It’s part of an all-new series called Beyond Sprawl - Rethinking the Southwestern Economy, Nov.
Nov. 15, 2011
Nov. 15, 2011
As a tough economy continues to squeeze many budgets, the rental market is expanding beyond traditional items like apartments or cars. What else are you renting? Whether it's for personal or business use, KJZZ's Changing America Desk wants to learn more about what sorts of things you're renting that you once would have purchased instead.
Nov. 14, 2011
Supporters of soon-to-be former Senate President Russell Pearce say the idea to have another candidate in the race to divert votes backfired.  Olivia Cortes dropped out of the recall election after she revealed in court that she had no idea who paid for people to collect signatures or who paid for and put up signs with her name on them.
Nov. 13, 2011
The architect of Arizona’s controversial immigration law is out.  Russell Pearce is the first lawmaker in state history to lose his seat in a recall election.  It was a dramatic fall for a tough-talking Tea Party favorite who became one of Arizona’s most powerful politicians.
Nov. 10, 2011
Kaleigh Shufeldt spends her mornings in the KJZZ newsroom as the Digital Media Assistant, otherwise known as the "morning webby."
Nov. 10, 2011
Jerry Lewis won last week’s recall election against Russell Pearce in Mesa’s legislative district 18.  But there were three people on the ballot, of whom was accused of being a sham candidate.
Nov. 10, 2011

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