KJZZ News

Capital punishment in Arizona
Two experts discuss the legal process behind capital punishment as well as misconceptions and concerns while handling capital trials. Former U.S. Attorney for Arizona Paul Charlton and Maricopa County public defender Andrew Clemency both agree that capital cases are the most emotionally grueling and drawn-out cases to be involved in.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix receives federal funding to hire more firefighters
The city of Phoenix is getting $4.4 million dollars from the federal government to hire 28 firefighters.  They'll replace the firefighters whose positions were eliminated when the city cut $80 million from its budget.
Sept. 20, 2013
Flake looking to Arizona?s open senate seat
Congressman Jeff Flake explains why he wants to be an Arizona Senator and which issues are most important to him. Flake, who has served in the House since 2001, says the biggest issue is getting the country’s debt and deficit under control.
Sept. 20, 2013
Make a plan to save some cash
If you're looking for some savings at the supermarket, the Arizona Farm Bureau advises having a plan. Julie Murphree says it starts with devising a menu before you get to the store."Once we plan and build a menu, a week's menu around that, and stick to that plan, we can avoid that impulse buying or getting something that we don't really need, which really hurts our budgets when we haven't planned ahead," Murphree said.
Sept. 20, 2013
More on SB 1070 and Open Elections Act
KJZZ’s Jude Joffe-Block explains the most controversial provision of SB 1070 and debates around the provision. Jim Small, editor at Arizona Capitol Times, explains why the Open Elections/Open Government Act didn’t get on the ballot.
Sept. 20, 2013
The case for Arizonas agricultural future
Arizona continues to face an ongoing drought, but a new paper suggests the state's farming future is important, and can be done more efficiently.Karen Smith, a former Deputy Director at the Arizona Department of Water Resources, and Water Quality Director at the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality wrote the paper for the Grand Canyon Institute, at which she's a Fellow.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sedona property rights wont be heard by top court
The Arizona Supreme Court won't consider appeals of a ruling stemming from a voter-approved property rights law.Separate appeals were filed by the city of Sedona and a business that owned a luxury home that the city said was a rental property.
Sept. 20, 2013
U.S. Commerce Department promoting cross-border trade
The U.S. Commerce Department has sent a representative to the Southwest to promote cross-border trade with Mexico. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, the message is that border states are missing an opportunity.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sky Harbor janitors ask for respect
Janitors who clean Sky Harbor International Airport gathered Tuesday night to protest their working conditions. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, the group has tried unsuccessfully to assemble a union.
Sept. 20, 2013
National Weather Service: Below normal temps expected through Tuesday
There has been quite a bit of rain over the last couple of days in the Phoenix area and across the state of Arizona. This morning Dennis Lambert spoke with National Weather Service Meteorologist Austin Jamison about weekend weather and what to expect in the days ahead.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix will continue water fluoridation
Following a couple of hours of testimony, a city council subcommittee decided not to recommend changes to Phoenix's water fluoridation policy.From Phoenix, KJZZ's Steve Goldstein reports.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: The city was considering the issue for the first time since the council voted for fluoridation in 1989 as a method of helping lower rates of tooth decay in the general population.
Sept. 20, 2013
Upper Iowa University fifth school to commit to Mesa
Now it’s five colleges or universities that will be offering classes in downtown Mesa.  Upper Iowa University and the city made the latest announcement Thursday. UIU will begin offering classes in October at the city’s education center and eventually move to a permanent location.
Sept. 20, 2013
Proposition 204: Should the state permanently raise its sales tax?
If it's approved by voters in November, Proposition 204 would make permanent a one-cent sales tax increase approved by voters in May of 2010. That increase was passed enthusiastically, and the campaign was led by Governor Jan Brewer.
Sept. 20, 2013
Increasing Native American voter turnout
The National Congress of American Indians has scheduled a week of voter education and registration events starting Monday to boost turnout for the November sixth general election.KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more.
Sept. 20, 2013
The New Times under new ownership
The Phoenix New Times will no longer be headquartered in Phoenix, and its headline-making owners Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin won't be making the big decisions anymore. Forty-two years after Lacey helped co-found the paper, it -- and the other papers under the Village Voice Media umbrella -- are being sold to the new, Denver-based Voice Media Group.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mixed quarterly results in commercial real estate
The latest data from Colliers International show strength in the Valley's industrial sector, but vacancies in the office market are still way above the national avergae. The third-quarter numbers show slow improvements in the amount of leased office space, especially in the suburbs of Tempe, Scottsdale and Chandler.
Sept. 20, 2013
Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius
Author Sylvia Nasar explains why legendary economists like Marx, Keynes and Friedman have played vital roles in world history. Nasar wrote about the three and many others in her most recent book "Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius.
Sept. 20, 2013
Billy Higgins
Jazz drummer Billy Higgins played on over 700 recordings.  He worked with Ornette Coleman, Pat Metheny, Dexter Gordon and even some rock artists!  His top quality performance matched by his joyful energy and showmanship has inspired many of todays great drummers.
Sept. 20, 2013
New Mexicos governor wants Mexican Gray Wolves relocated
New Mexico’s governor wants federal officials to move a pack of endangered wolves suspected of killing cattle in the southwestern part of her state. Governor Susana Martinez sent a letter to the U.
Sept. 20, 2013
Regents tout bump in college degrees
The Arizona Board of Regents is touting a survey that shows more adults in Arizona have received college degrees. As K-J-Z-Z’s Peter O’Dowd reports, the state still has a lot of catching up to do.   PETER O’DOWD: According to the 2011American Community Survey, 26.
Sept. 20, 2013

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