KJZZ News

Bill aimed at disbanding police force in polygamist town fails
The Arizona House of Representatives narrowly rejected a move aimed at disbanding the police department in a polygamist town. A bill before the House would have created a process to replace local police agencies with the county sheriff’s department if at least half of its officers lost their law enforcement certifications during an eight-year span.
Sept. 20, 2013
Bri Valdivia
Bri Valdivia has been with KJZZ since September 2010 and became the the producer for Here and Now in July 2011. Bri Valdivia (Photo by Bill Nash)While a student at Arizona State University, Bri served as Station Manager of KASC.
Sept. 20, 2013
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If you look up Saturday and think the moon is brighter, it is. KJZZ’s Al Macias explains it will be the biggest and brightest of the year. AL MACIAS: At 11:34 p.m. Saturday the moon will be about 221,800 miles from Earth.
Sept. 20, 2013
Failure of latest effort to regulate HOA parking restrictions worries some homeowners
In the waning days of this year’s legislative session, lawmakers defeated a bill on HOA parking restrictions. It dealt with an issue many Arizonans think about – where to park your car at home. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie files this report.
Sept. 20, 2013
Valley home prices up, but from low starting point
Valley real estate prices are rising, but many homeowners still likely won’t make back what they paid for their house for a while. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.  MARK BRODIE: The median price for a Valley home was just under $135,000 in March.
Sept. 20, 2013
McCain calls for campaign finance reform
Arizona Senator John McCain says the U.S. Supreme Court case that led to unlimited independent campaign expenditures will lead to scandals. He also called the court’s decision in the Citizens United case “uninformed.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Secretary of State receives confirmation from Hawaii on birth certificate
It looks like President Obama's name will appear on the Arizona ballot in November.  Secretary of State Ken Bennett says he got an e-mail from Hawaii officials late Tuesday, confirming they have an original birth certificate for the president.
Sept. 20, 2013
Police report more designated drivers during holiday weekend
Police agencies fanned out across the state this Memorial Day weekend trying to keep drunk drivers off the road. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Terry Ward reports. TERRY WARD: Statewide, more than 1,700 officers were on DUI detail this holiday weekend.
Sept. 20, 2013
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Sept. 20, 2013
Walter Cronkite?s Valley connection
Tom Chauncey II talks about friend of the family Walter Cronkite. He discusses Cronkite’s influence on journalism and Arizona State University. Chauncey says there was frustration in the industry with journalism schools.
Sept. 20, 2013
Experts say Valley rental market poised for growth
The Valley’s housing market is starting to pick back up. But some experts say one part of that market is poised for a big comeback in the next few years, especially in parts of Phoenix and the East Valley.
Sept. 20, 2013
Looking back at the lending market to improve the future of real estate
Many financial experts say the nation’s slumping real estate market is the result of the loose lending policies of the 1990s and into this century. Back then, virtually anyone could buy a house with little or no money down, even with a lousy credit history and a poor income-to-debt ratio.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona ranks 49th in spending per student
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.
Sept. 20, 2013
Initiative disqualified from ballot
Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett has disqualified an initiative from November’s ballot, because of a problem with petition language. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: On Monday, supporters of the Quality Education and Jobs campaign turned in more than 290,000 signatures.
Sept. 20, 2013
Amy Silverman: Some things you can
KJZZ Commentator Amy Silverman shares stories about her daughter Sophie, who has Down syndrome. She blogs at Girl In A Party Hat. It happened in Paradise.Paradise Bakery, to be exact. The girls were getting lemonade from the fountain while we waited for soup and grilled cheese.
Sept. 20, 2013
Father, sons suspected in shooting of ICE agent
A father and two of his sons are believed to have shot a federal agent in Texas. Pedro Alvarado and his son, 18-year-old Arnoldo, are charged with shooting an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent who was monitoring a possible drug deal Tuesday in Hidalgo County, near the Mexican border.
Sept. 20, 2013
Construction of Chicago Cubs stadium begins in Mesa
The construction of the new Chicago Cubs spring training stadium is underway. On Wednesday, the City of Mesa hosted a groundbreaking ceremony with local dignitaries and the Cubs franchise.Dignitaries from the City of Mesa and the Chicago Cubs broke ground on the new Cubs spring training complex in Mesa on Wednesday.
Sept. 20, 2013
Deadline nears for advocates to block "show me your papers"
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Arizona's immigration law means police there will soon be required to check immigration status if they suspect illegal presence, unless litigants in a parallel lawsuit block that from happening.
Sept. 20, 2013
The American Community Survey stirs up controversy
Every 10 years the Census Bureau conducts a nationwide count of the U.S. population. The last complete count was completed two years ago, but now another annual survey from the Census Bureau is causing controversy.
Sept. 20, 2013
Elderly man dies of West Nile Virus
Maricopa County Public Health officials have confirmed the county’s first West Nile death of the year. The victim was an elderly man who had other health complications. West Nile Virus only causes symptoms in about 20 percent of people who get infected.
Sept. 20, 2013

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