KJZZ News

The Independent Bar Counsel investigating ethics charges against former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas his recommending disbarment. It’s now up to a review panel to issue an order. KJZZ’s AL Macias reports.
January 31, 2012
Bookings on Carnival Cruise lines are down significantly since the wreck of the Costa Concordia more than two weeks ago. The ship is owned by Carnival. It ran aground off the coast of Italy. Seventeen people are confirmed dead and 15 remain missing.
January 31, 2012
Over the last fifteen years, California, Arizona, and Massachusetts have all replaced bilingual education with English Immersion. This was supposed to help close the achievement gap. But by most measures – it hasn’t.
January 31, 2012
 KJZZ launched Centennial Minutes this morning-- one of a series of specials you will hear this month that reflect on Arizona’s rich history. (read more)For a look at Arizona’s history-- from an artistic point of view-- tune in to Hearing the Century: Voices of Arizona’s Arts Past and Present-- weekdays throughout February at 8:30 a.
January 31, 2012
A prospective city council candidate in a Southwestern Arizona border town whose English proficiency was questioned finally spoke to the public Monday evening. She says she is appealing a court decision that removed her from the ballot.
January 31, 2012
A council candidate in the border town of San Luis, Arizona is appealing a judge’s decision to remove her from a primary ballot because she is not proficient in English. Alejandrina Cabrera’s attorney filed the appeal today.
January 30, 2012
Last year, we told you the story of a woman who uses medical marijuana as she recovers from cancer. (She wishes to remain anonymous.) At the time she first spoke with us, Arizona’s voter-approved medical marijuana law was still very much up in the air.
January 30, 2012
People who can’t buy health insurance because of a pre-existing condition can now get coverage through a federal program.Yesterday, we told you about the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan that’s part of the federal health reform law passed two years ago.
January 30, 2012
Whether you use an accountant, a computer program, or try to file your tax returns on your own, it can be a complicated and expensive process. But, the AARP Foundation, is providing tax free help. It'll start February 1st at eighty locations across the state.
January 30, 2012
The Health Reform Act passed by Congress almost two years ago requires all health insurers to cover pre-existing conditions starting in 2014.  Until then, an interim program is available to help people who have serious or chronic medical problems.
January 27, 2012
A prospective candidate for city council in a small Arizona border town will decide by Monday whether to appeal a court ruling that removed her from the ballot based on her poor English proficiency.  From Yuma, Arizona, Michelle Faust has more.
January 27, 2012
The attorney representing missing 5-year-old Jhessye Shockley is questioning why police are choosing now to begin searching a huge landfill south of Phoenix for the girl’s body.Attorney Scott Maasen is asking why police would wait weeks and weeks to begin searching if they already had information the child’s body was in the landfill.
January 27, 2012
State Republican Senator Frank Antenori is the first person to officially announce his candidacy for the Congressional seat vacated by Representative Gabby Giffords.  Giffords resigned earlier this week to focus on her recovery from an assassination attempt last year.
January 27, 2012
People who want to cast a ballot in Arizona’s presidential primary don’t have much longer to get registered as a voter. By law, voters must be registered 29 days in advance, which means that Monday, Jan.
January 27, 2012
After initially saying it was a private letter and would not be shared with the public, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer's office released a copy of the letter she wrote to President Barack Obama. The release late Thursday afternoon fulfilled widespread requests to read the letter, which many argued was a matter of public record.
January 26, 2012
A proposal to ban texting while driving around Arizona has won the approval of a state House committee. From Phoenix, KJZZs Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The measure would prohibit drivers from sending or receiving texts or emails while in motion.
January 26, 2012
President Obama was in Arizona yesterday to continue promoting his message on jobs and manufacturing. He chose a fitting backdrop. The president spoke in front of a massive construction site in Chandler.
January 26, 2012
President Obama stood in front of one of the largest construction cranes in the world Wednesday and praised the high-tech manufacturer Intel for creating new jobs. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, the president was in Arizona on a national tour promoting his vision for the economy.
January 25, 2012
Data from the U.S. Census Bureau show that the Native American and Alaska Native populations now number more than 5 million people in the United States. Five of the 10 largest American Indian reservations are in Arizona.
January 25, 2012
As we approach Arizona’s Centennial, Here and Now pays tribute to local legends who have helped shape the state’s identity. State Senate president Steve Pierce, Arizona Republic columnist Bob Robb, and Nick Dranias of the Goldwater institute help us remember Barry Goldwater.
January 25, 2012

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