KJZZ News

Phoenix was last months highest-performing housing market
Home values across the country dropped a bit last month, but here in metro Phoenix there is good news according to a report out today.  KJZZ’s Al Macias reports. AL MACIAS: The Phoenix area was the highest-performing market in the country last month with an almost 10 percent increase in home values compared to the same time in 2011.
Sept. 20, 2013
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas disbarred for ethics violations
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas and his former deputy Lisa Aubuchon were disbarred by the Arizona Supreme Court Disciplinary Panel for violations of ethics rules and misuse of power. Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox speaks after the Andrew Thomas disbarment hearing Tuesday.
Sept. 20, 2013
Patterson replacement will be an Independent
Daniel Patterson’s replacement in the Arizona House of Representatives will be an independent, not a Democrat. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. Daniel Patterson (Photo by Mark Brodie - KJZZ) MARK BRODIE: Patterson changed his party registration from Democrat to independent earlier this month.
Sept. 20, 2013
Voter registration wont change despite Court of Appeals ruling
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled yesterday on an Arizona law that requires voters to provide proof of citizenship when they register to vote and when they cast their ballots. The opinion may have little immediate impact as KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Romney: America needs to get off current road
The chairman of the Republican National Committee today urged state party leaders from around the country to work to elect Mitt Romney as president. Romney also addressed the meeting in Scottsdale, saying the country needs to start down a new road.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sweat lodge tragedy highlights lack of self-help industry regulations
Few, if any, standards safeguard the self-help industry. And that led to tragedy for three people who died in an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony in 2009. The leader was sent to prison in November. Now the victims’ families want regulations to protect those seeking enlightenment.
Sept. 20, 2013
Federal action on MCSO could cost the rest of the county
Maricopa County leaders are worried that Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s battle with the Department of Justice could hurt other county agencies. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports county leaders are worried about the possible loss of millions of dollars in federal aid.
Sept. 20, 2013
Checkup on the patient who was awake for brain surgery
Phoenix Police Officer Stewart Martz is back on the job after undergoing Deep Brain Stimulation to treat Parkinson's disease. (Photo by Terry Ward - KJZZ)In November of last year, we did a story about Stewart Martz, a 42-year-old Phoenix police officer diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
Sept. 20, 2013
Lawsuit threatened over AZ budget sweep
State lawmakers have not yet started voting on the new state budget…but there’s already a threatened lawsuit over one of its provisions. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Republican legislative leaders and Governor Brewer announced late last week that they’d reached a deal on a new spending plan.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pearce reimbursement provision dies before the legislative session ends
 The proposal to reimburse former State Senate President Russell Pearce for the costs of the recall election that ousted him from office last fall is dead. Lawmakers approved the provision in committee on Wednesday, but couldn’t garner enough support in the senate to move the bill forward.
Sept. 20, 2013
Skin Cancer Awareness month
Lisa Quale, senior health educator at the Skin Cancer Institute at University of Arizona, and Dr. Glen Weiss of the Piper Cancer Center in Scottsdale talk about the importance of protecting yourself from skin cancer in sunny Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
Veteran firefighter discusses conditions across the state
Five fires burning across Arizona are causing major structure damage and displacing residents. Dennis Lambert discussed efforts to control these fires with Arizona Game and Fish Department Spokesman Jim Paxon, who spent more than three decades with the National Forest Service.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mitchell wins Tempe election by 139 votes
Tempe Councilman Mark Mitchell will be the next mayor of Tempe.Following the release of unofficial results by the Maricopa County Elections Department, Mitchell's opponent Michael Monti conceded. Mitchell has 11,351 votes compared to Monti's 11,212.
Sept. 20, 2013
Drivers rejoice: Time spent stuck in traffic is down
A new study shows that traffic congestion across the U.S. dropped by 30 percent in 2011 over the previous year.   The report says increased fuel prices and fewer drivers are two key factors. It says many people are driving less because they are unemployed or have stopped looking for work.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona continues efforts to lure high-paying jobs
Arizona lost more than 300,000 jobs during the recession, and estimates suggest the state has gained only about a quarter of them back. KJZZ’s Mark Brodie and Devin Browne look at what kinds of jobs are filling the gap.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona gas prices continue to drop
Gas prices in Arizona continue to fall - they’re down again this week, and are now at a three-month low. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: AAA Arizona says the average price for a gallon of regular, unleaded is now $3.
Sept. 20, 2013
June 2012 Enews - Youve Got to Have Friends
  The Friends of Public Radio Arizona added three new board members to its team last month: John McDonald, vice president, Corporate Communications for US Airways; Julie Johnson, executive vice president of GPE Commercial Advisors; and Adam Isaacs, director of communications and sustainability for Sun Orchard.
Sept. 20, 2013
Election year education priorities on associations mind
The Arizona Education Association is preparing its priorities for the coming school year. State educators will join nearly 10,000 education professionals convening in Washington D.C. at the end of June.
Sept. 20, 2013
National forest seeks sandbag volunteers this weekend
Officials at the Tonto National Forest are looking for volunteers to help protect a site near Sunflower from flooding. They need to create a sand bag barrier by the weekend. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
The science of spinning a story
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.
Sept. 20, 2013

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