KJZZ News

Adding up the impact of early ballots
Early voting in Arizona for the November sixth election is underway. Some analysts wonder whether results of early balloting could limit turnout on Election Day.From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona State footballs new mindset faces toughest test yet
Expectations for Arizona State University’s football team were low entering this season. Following a collapse in 2011 that included a blowout loss to Boise State in the Maaco Bowl, head coach Dennis Erickson was fired, and starting quarterback Brock Osweiler decided to take his game to the NFL.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mitchell eligible for general election ballot
A state appellate court is erasing a trial judge's ruling that Republican legislative nominee Darrin Mitchell can't run in the general election.From Phoenix, KJZZ's Steve Goldstein has more.A court of appeals decision says a trial judge shouldn't have considered the lawsuit challenging Mitchell's candidacy because the lawsuit wasn't personally presented to Mitchell or his attorney.
Sept. 20, 2013
NHL games canceled through November
More bad news for the Phoenix Coyotes. The NHL is ready to cancel games through the end of November. Meantime, the Coyotes continue to be owned by the League, with prospective owner Greg Jamieson unable to close the deal, because of the player lockout and efforts by the City of Glendale to rework its 20-year, $324 million deal with him.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona group under fire for influence in California election
The presence of independent expenditure groups in the current election season has been dominant, with millions of dollars flowing in for and against candidates and ballot measures. The Arizona-based Americans for Responsible Leadership has been directing money against Proposition 204—the so-called quality education and jobs initiative—and Proposition 121, also known as open elections/open government.
Sept. 20, 2013
Flake campaign accused of voter suppression via robocall
A handful of Valley residents have accused Jeff Flake’s Senate campaign of trying to suppress Democratic voter turnout, but Flake says it’s much ado about a mistake. The story first broke Sunday night on Phoenix’s Channel 12, with a report on several registered Democrats who said they received robocalls encouraging them to vote for Republican candidate Flake and reminding them of their polling place -- only trouble is that it was the wrong location.
Sept. 20, 2013
Parker, Sinema race too close to call
When most Arizonans went to sleep on Tuesday night, they still did not know who would represent the state's newest congressional district. From Phoenix, Jude Joffe-Block reports the 9th Congressional District race hasn't been called yet, with unofficial results showing the Democrat leading by about 2,100 votes, or less than 1.
Sept. 20, 2013
Use of provisional ballots up 15 percent from 2008
Of all the ballots cast this week in Arizona, more than 172,000 of them were provisional, according to data compiled from the Secretary of State.  From Phoenix, Jude Joffe-Block reports more provisional ballots were cast in Maricopa County this election than last presidential election.
Sept. 20, 2013
More elderly Americans are living alone
According to new numbers from the Census Bureau more elderly Americans are living alone. KJZZ’s Al Macias says the survey also shows the number of households headed by older Americans is growing.The Census Bureau reports that the percentage of households headed by older adults has grown significantly over the last half century.
Sept. 20, 2013
Increasing energy efficiency in the Southwest
A Colorado-based public interest group says six Southwestern states, including Arizona, could save a total of $20 billion by 2020 by becoming more energy efficient.From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Prison hooch suspected in botulism outbreak
Seven Arizona inmates have been hospitalized with suspected botulism poisoning. KJZZ's Jude Joffe-Block reports the culprit is believed to be homemade alcohol the inmates drank.JUDE JOFFE-BLOCK: Over the weekend, seven inmates at the State Prison Complex in Florence fell ill.
Sept. 20, 2013
State will take part in federal health care exchange
Governor Jan Brewer told the Obama administration Wednesday she’s not interested in setting-up a state run health exchange, one of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act. The state instead is going to take part in a federally operated exchange, according to the Governor’s spokesman Matt Benson.
Sept. 20, 2013
Avondale mayor takes over presidency of National Cities Group
Avondale Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers is the new President of the National League of Cities.She says in that role, she hopes to help avert the fiscal cliff, and work to improve transportation and immigration policies.
Sept. 20, 2013
Hospital tax approved in Phoenix
Phoenix hospitals will pay a new tax, under an ordinance approved Tuesday by the Phoenix City Council in a 6-3 vote. Supporters say it will bring in $200 million in federal money to help hospitals care for people without insurance.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix schools stress security to parents
Schools in the Phoenix area are responding to last week's mass shooting in Connecticut. KJZZ's Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports districts are reaching out to parents to assure them of the security measures in place.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sponsor of 1994 assault weapons ban says bipartisan support needed for new laws
Federal legislation aimed at limiting assault-style weapons is being discussed in Washington, after last week’s mass murders at an elementary school in Connecticut. Former Arizona Senator Dennis DeConcini was one of the sponsors of a similar bill 18 years ago.
Sept. 20, 2013
Real Estate issues and the 2013 legislative session
As the Valley’s housing market continues to climb out of the doldrums, a state realtors’ association wants the area to be better prepared whenever the next downturn happens.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: The latest numbers from the Standard and Poor’s/Case-Shiller Index showed Phoenix-area home prices up nearly twenty-two percent in the past twelve months.
Sept. 20, 2013
The anonymous skyline of Phoenix
Downtown Phoenix isn’t known for having signature high-rises, unlike many other big U.S. cities. But one development company is looking to change that. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Wells Fargo hosts Phoenix-area career fair
Wells Fargo Bank is targeting 900 people in the metro Phoenix area with a career fair on Wednesdays and Thursday.The fair will be held at the Phoenix Convention Center. Wells Fargo Executive Vice President Jacqueline Hill says those looking for work at the firm's new loan operations center in Tempe will be attractive as potential employees.
Sept. 20, 2013

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