KJZZ News

Primary to fill Giffords
Tuesday is primary day in Southern Arizona’s Congressional District 8, in the race to fill out the rest of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ term. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
State legislature changes property tax rebate rules
State lawmakers want to make it easier for Arizona homeowners to receive a property tax rebate. An economic development package the legislature approved last year provided a tax break on owner-occupied property, but it required the owner to submit an affidavit every two years stating that the property was their primary residence.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sheriff
In a 29-page letter, the sheriff's office asked for the facts and information regarding specific allegations in the Department of Justice report.The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office met the Jan. 4 deadline to respond to a Department of Justice report alleging a wide range of civil rights violations by Sheriff Joe Arpaio's department.
Sept. 20, 2013
Study: Wealthier valley residents have more shade
Phoenix is a great place to study climate change, scientists say -- because it's hot here in a way that they predict other American cities soon will be. Arizona State University researchers have released a study that says we're not all going to be hit with the effects of urban heating equally.
Sept. 20, 2013
Should SB 1070 stand?
Wednesday, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Arizona's tough immigration law commonly known as SB 1070. Some court observers felt that the justices appear to favor at least some of the state law.
Sept. 20, 2013
Nick Blumberg
Senior Field Correspondent Nick Blumberg joined KJZZ in 2010. His reports can often be heard during KJZZ’s Morning Edition and on newscasts throughout the day. He also serves as an on-air host and in key roles behind-the-scenes.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tickling the Ivories with Renee Rosnes
(Tempe, AZ) - Jazz piano player, Renee Rosnes talks to KJZZ's Blaise Lantana about her career and home life. Hear how she started in the world of music and the downside to touring often. This interview is from 2012 and recorded on location at The Nash in downtown Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013
Lawyers challenge Arizona
Arizona’s attorney general will likely face legal action over part of the state’s recently approved budget. Earlier this year, Arizona received a billion dollar settlement as part of a national suit against five major banks for improper mortgage practices.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona GOP to hold state convention Saturday
Arizona's Republican Party will hold its annual state convention this weekend. Party leaders will gather Saturday at Grand Canyon University. They'll select the delegates who will ultimately cast their vote for the Republican nominee for President at the National Convention later this year in Tampa.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mesa courts university branches
Mesa Mayor Scott Smith explains why Mesa hopes to attract branches from universities across the country. Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed explains why partnerships between cities and university branches are beneficial.
Sept. 20, 2013
Glendale coucil to vote on raising taxes, fees
The Glendale City Council will vote Monday night on how to close a $35 million shortfall in next year’s budget. The city laid off 49 employees last week. Monday night the council will consider raising property, sales and hotel bed taxes.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix Comicon: A more intimate geek experience
Friday marks the 35th anniversary of the first Star Wars movie, which spawned a generation of sci-fi fans. In Phoenix more than 30,000 people are expected this weekend for the 10th annual Phoenix Comicon which brings together science fictions buffs and comic book fans.
Sept. 20, 2013
IRC case will not go straight to Arizona Supreme Court
The Arizona Supreme Court will not hear a case dealing with whether the state’s Open Meeting Law apply to the Independent Redistricting Commission - at least not yet. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
June 2012 Enews - News Specials
District 9 ForumsThe race for Arizona’s new 9th Congressional District is one of the most competitive in the state. KJZZ is hosting community forums so you can hear what Democratic and Republican candidates have to say about the issues that matter to you, and ask them about what’s on your mind.
Sept. 20, 2013
DHS targets teen tobacco use
New figures show that fewer Arizona teens are using tobacco. While the overall use of tobacco is down, the use of smokeless tobacco is still a concern. Victor DeNoble was once a researcher for a major tobacco company.
Sept. 20, 2013
Goldwater Institute challenges Glendale hockey deal
The Goldwater Institute is challenging last Friday's vote by the Glendale City Council, on a deal with the potential new owner of the Phoenix Coyotes. Goldwater President Darcy Olson says the city failed to provide important information on the 20-year deal to lease and operate Jobing.
Sept. 20, 2013
Poco Fire smoke causing Valley haze
The haze over the Valley this morning could be dissipated by early afternoon. Shifting winds blew smoke from the Poco Fire, burning in the Tonto National Forest near Young, to the Valley. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Special broadcast on U.S. Supreme Court
Following Monday's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on the provisions of Arizona's immigration law, Fronteras: The Changing America Desk broadcast a one-hour special.Those interviewed for the broadcast included:• Jan Brewer, Governor of Arizona• Mark Brodie, government reporter for KJZZ• Larry Dever, Cochise County Sheriff• Jeff Flake, U.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona AG Horne: Supreme Court ruling could end "coercion" of states
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne says he was surprised by today’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act by the U.S. Supreme Court. But he thinks a part of that decision could set the stage for a new legal doctrine.
Sept. 20, 2013
Scottsdale City Manager steps down
The Scottsdale City Council could decide on a permanent replacement tonight for City Manager David Richert. He announced his resignation  Monday.David Richert says there was not enough support from Mayor Jim Lane and the city council to stay and do his job effectively.
Sept. 20, 2013

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