KJZZ News

Monday, the United States Supreme Court ruled on the injunction against Arizona SB 1070. The court held that three portions of the law cannot go into effect, but that one -- requiring police officers to check the immigration status of someone they've detained, if there's "reasonable suspicion" the person may be here illegally -- can.
June 26, 2012
Republican candidates in Arizona's new Congressional District 9 discussed a number of important issues at a KJZZ-hosted forum Monday night, including illegal immigration, the economy and jobs and health care.
June 26, 2012
Forest officials announced Monday they are closing part of Sycamore Creek in the Tonto National Forest. They say they are worried impending monsoon storms could cause flash floods. One of those areas is the Sunflower burn area.
June 25, 2012
Both supporters and critics of SB 1070 claimed victory after the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling Monday. When the legislature approved the measure in 2010, Republicans generally voted yes, and Democrats no.
June 25, 2012
Following Monday's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on the provisions of Arizona's immigration law, Fronteras: The Changing America Desk broadcast a one-hour special.Those interviewed for the broadcast included:• Jan Brewer, Governor of Arizona• Mark Brodie, government reporter for KJZZ• Larry Dever, Cochise County Sheriff• Jeff Flake, U.
June 25, 2012
WASHINGTON (Associated Press) — The Supreme Court threw out key provisions of Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigration Monday but said a much-debated portion could go forward on checking the status of suspects who might appear to be in the U.
June 25, 2012
  Saxaphonist Donald Harrison comes from a New Orleans Indian Blues tradition with bebop chops that he showed off with the Jazz Messengers.  His knowledge of jazz shines in his playing, and his creative artistic energy is just unstoppable.
June 22, 2012
Nearly one in six small business owners in the United States these days are immigrants. That’s according to a new study that shows small businesses owned by immigrants are impacting communities and the economy now more than ever.
June 22, 2012
Voters in California have narrowly rejected an additional tax on cigarettes. A closely watched effort to impose a new $1-a-pack tax on tobacco to pay for cancer research in California has failed by six-tenths of a percentage point.
June 22, 2012
Arizona gets more money for public schools from the federal government than all but six states. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau show in 2009-2010, Arizona got just more than 18 percent of its money for elementary and secondary schools from the feds.
June 22, 2012
For the 11th week in a row, gas prices continue to fall in Arizona. And experts predict the price will keep on dropping.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports. The statewide gas price is an average $3.
June 22, 2012
  With Muddy Waters and Bo Diddly, Chess Records is best known for blues and Rock n Roll.  Their jazz output will surprise you when you hear Ahmad Jamal's "Poinciana", The Jazztet's "Killer Joe", Etta James' "At Last",  and more classics  recorded on Chess Records' jazz label.
June 22, 2012
The U.S. Justice Department is suing towns in Arizona and Utah said to be controlled by a fundamentalist Mormon sect. Most residents in the towns of Hildale, Utah and Colorado City, Ariz., are members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
June 21, 2012
The state’s workforce could look a little different this fall. Arizona lawmakers this year approved one of Governor Jan Brewer’s top priorities – personnel reform. One of her main goals is to make more state workers at-will, which she says will make it easier to reward good employees, and fire bad ones.
June 21, 2012
Newly elected Representative Ron Barber will hold his first "Congress on the Corner" event this weekend in Tucson. Barber was sworn in this week, replacing former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was critically wounded at a similar event lat year.
June 21, 2012
Arizona spent the third least amount of money per student in 2010, according to a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau. But, the state’s public schools chief says Arizona has one of the most cost-effective education systems in the country.
June 21, 2012
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has refused private money to pay for an investigation into President Obama's citizenship. Last month, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio sent a deputy to Hawaii, along with members of his volunteer cold case posse, to verify President Barack Obama’s birth certificate.
June 20, 2012
The Poco fire burning outside of Young, Ariz. doubled in size overnight as firefighters were dealing with gusty winds and high temperatures. And as KJZZ's Terry Ward reports, it has forced the shutdown of power lines in the area.
June 20, 2012
Jason Rose, head of Rose Moser Allyn Public & Online Relations, is considered by some to be the king of spin in Arizona. He explains his job and the decisions made by public figures in Arizona. Rose says when it comes to negative campaign ads, the client ultimately makes the decision about what they’re willing to do to win.
June 20, 2012
Chris Moncayo, vice president and general manager of Entravision Communications, explains why 23 media outlets decided to simulcast a program about Arizona's SB 1070. Moncayo says the point of the broadcast is not about competition, it about the responsibility of broadcasters to inform the public.
June 20, 2012

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