KJZZ News

Closure of detox center could lead to exposure deaths near Navajo Nation
Police in Page, Arizona, are worried about people freezing to death after a detox center on the border of the Navajo Nation closed. From Flagstaff, Laurel Morales reports.LAUREL MORALES: State budget cuts and unexpectedly low enrollment numbers at the detox center forced the Northern Arizona Regional Behavioral Health Authority to pull its funding.
Sept. 20, 2013
Claudio Roditi talks horns
(Tempe, AZ) - Brazilian trumpeter and flugelhorn player, Claudio Roditi talks to Blaise about the difference between the horns and how his records developed. Hear how love at first sight influenced his career.
Sept. 20, 2013
Peter ODowd
KJZZ News Director Peter O’Dowd finds something alluring about Phoenix and public radio, as if they have always been a part of his destiny.O'Dowd, who oversees all daily editorial direction of the KJZZ newsroom, took on the role of news director in February 2011, after serving as an assignment editor and reporter for the station since 2009.
Sept. 20, 2013
Police: 5 dead in shooting in Gilbert home
GILBERT, Ariz. (Associated Press) — Five people died in a shooting Wednesday at a Phoenix-area home, where the investigation was slowed by concerns there could be hazardous materials in 55-gallon drums in the backyard.
Sept. 20, 2013
Coyotes, NHL on track for new ownership
The National Hockey League is on the cusp of selling the Phoenix Coyotes to an ownership group that will keep the team in the Valley.From Phoenix, KJZZ's Steve Goldstein reports.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: The recent off-ice history of the Coyotes has been a saga of bankruptcy, lawsuits, and potential owners who pulled out before a sale agreement could be finalized.
Sept. 20, 2013
DOJ: Sheriffs office disregarded the Constitution
The U.S. Justice Department filed a federal lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, his office and the county on Thursday. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio responded to news of the Department of Justice's lawsuit at a press conference Thursday in Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013
Close call in Tempe mayoral race
Votes tallied Tuesday for Tempe Mayor left the city without a declared winner. Mike O’Neil, a pollster with O’Neil Associates, analyzes election results and whether Mark Mitchell can overcome Michael Monti’s slim lead.
Sept. 20, 2013
Border committee meets in Phoenix to address smuggling
Arizona Congressman Ben Quayle says to stop narcotics from flowing across the border, the U.S. government must be as innovative, flexible and nimble as Mexican drug cartels. KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports on a Congressional hearing held Monday in Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013
Celebrate Miles Davis Birthday this Friday!
Memorial Day weekend gets off to a great start as we celebrate the birthday anniversary of jazz legend Miles Davis. From "Kind of Blue," one of the greatest jazz albums of all time, to "Bitches Brew," Miles Davis was a visionary who led the evolution of jazz from haunting melodies and bop to the birth of the cool and electric fusion.
Sept. 20, 2013
Cigarette ban may have cleared out more than smoke
Five years ago this month the Smoke Free Arizona act went into effect. A Valley bar owner and a health services expert talk about how the act changed the Arizona bar scene. Mark DeSimone, owner of the Hidden House Cocktail Lounge in Phoenix, says the Smoke Free Arizona act did more to hurt business and drive away customers in his bar than the recession or crackdown on DUI laws.
Sept. 20, 2013
Peoria school burglarized for eighth time in six months
Peoria Police are asking for help, after thieves broke into an elementary school for the eighth time in less than a year. A custodian noticed this most recent break-in Monday morning. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Glendale to vote on Coyotes deal
The Glendale City Council is expected to vote Friday on an agreement with the potential new owner of the Phoenix Coyotes.  Under the deal, the city would pay Greg Jamison more than $300 million over 20 years to improve and manage Jobing.
Sept. 20, 2013
Neil Guiliano ? ?The Campaign Within?
Former Tempe Mayor Neil Giuliano talks about coming to terms with his sexuality, coming out while in public office, and why sexual orientation is relevant in today’s world. Giuliano says he was aware from a young age that he didn’t fit into the mold society had raised him to be in.
Sept. 20, 2013
U.S. House approves bill to block Glendale casino
The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a bill that aims to stop a planned casino in the West Valley. The measure allows the Tohono O’Odham Nation to develop the land it bought near 91st and Northern Avenues, but prohibits putting a casino there.
Sept. 20, 2013
Study shows immigrant-owned small businesses boosting economy
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.
Sept. 20, 2013
Supreme Court upholds most of the Affordable Care Act
The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. KJZZ's Dennis Lambert spoke with James E. Dalen, Dean Emeritus of the University of Arizona College of Medicine, about the decision.
Sept. 20, 2013
Public-private partnerships eyed to care for relocated wild horses
The Bureau of Land Management is looking to cut the cost of removing wild horses from Western lands. The agency wants to create public-private facilites that can provide long-term care for relocated horses.
Sept. 20, 2013
Education campaign for Latinos on gay and lesbian acceptance
A bilingual education campaign aimed at increasing acceptance of gay and lesbian Latino family members is under way.  Twenty-one national Latino organizations have built a coalition around the movement.
Sept. 20, 2013
Valley hospital doing baseline concussion tests on high school athletes
The Mayo Clinic says it’s performed computerized baseline concussion evaluations on about 40 percent of Arizona high school athletes, in the first year they’ve been offered.Last year, the state set up new procedures for when high school athletes who’ve been diagnosed with concussions can return to action, and the body that oversees high school athletics in the state has started requiring all high school athletes to pass a test proving they know about the symptoms and causes of concussions before they can play.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sales tax initiative backers sue Secretary of State
Backers of a sales tax increase are scheduled to go to court Wednesay morning to save months of work from being invalidated. In 2010, the state legislature referred a one cent sales tax hike to the ballot to help cover budget deficits.
Sept. 20, 2013

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