KJZZ News

AZ Unemployment Rate Flat
Arizona’s unemployment rate was flat last month, staying at 8.7 percent.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The state lost 3,000 jobs in December, adding 4,100 private sector positions.
Sept. 20, 2013
Giffords resigns House seat to focus on recovery
 WASHINGTON (AP) — Gabrielle Giffords has resigned from the House with a standing ovation from her colleagues, more than a year after she was gravely wounded by a would-be assassin.The Arizona Democrat formally resigned Wednesday after a series of tributes from her colleagues.
Sept. 20, 2013
Free tax help available for Arizonans
Whether you use an accountant, a computer program, or try to file your tax returns on your own, it can be a complicated and expensive process. But, the AARP Foundation, is providing tax free help. It'll start February 1st at eighty locations across the state.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arpaio protesters walk out of Maricopa board meeting
Opponents of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio stormed out of the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday. The group wanted to participate in the special meeting that addressed the problems reported in a federal probe against sheriff’s office.
Sept. 20, 2013
Bill to carry concealed weapons on college campuses advances
The right to carry a concealed weapon on a college campus is a step closer to becoming law.  The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a measure that allows individuals with a concealed weapon permit to carry their gun on public college campuses.
Sept. 20, 2013
Young Texas housewives arrested on weapons smuggling charges
Young housewives and moms who bought assault rifles from Texas gun dealers have been charged in an alleged weapons smuggling ring that armed Mexican cartels. Federal agents announced the arrests Wednesday in San Antonio.
Sept. 20, 2013
Legislators ask voters to reconsider measures they?re already voted on
Three experts talk about Governor Jan Brewer and legislators who want to ask voters to eliminate measures they’re already approved, including the Independent Redistricting Commission and Clean Elections.
Sept. 20, 2013
Hit hard, coming back fast: Valley home prices continue to rise
The Valley housing market is starting to come back. Mike Orr, who directs the Center for Real Estate Theory at ASU's W.P. Carey School of Business, says home prices were up 6.5 percent in January from January of last year.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tucson lawmaker wont quit over domestic violence allegations
A Tucson lawmaker says he won’t resign over allegations of domestic abuse. Several Democratic lawmakers and the director of the state Democratic party have called for Rep. Daniel Patterson, D-Tucson, to quit.
Sept. 20, 2013
Is government propping you up or holding you down?
KJZZ, in partnership with students from Arizona State's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, wants your perspective on government intervention in our lives today. The U.S. is $15 trillion in debt and more Americans live in poverty than in the past 52 years.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Mayors: Keep local decisions local
Mayors of cities and towns from Arizona are calling on state lawmakers to not interfere with local decisions. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. Mayors, from left: Jonathan Rothschild (Tucson), Doug Von Gausig (Clarkdale), Greg Stanton (Phoenix), Jay Tibshraeny (Chandler), Elaine Scruggs (Glendale).
Sept. 20, 2013
House Ethics Committee to hear complaint against Patterson
The Arizona House of Representative’s Ethics Committee will meet this coming week to hear an ethics complaint filed against a Tucson Democrat. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: Late last month, Democratic members of the House called on their colleague Daniel Patterson to resign.
Sept. 20, 2013
School administor enters recall election of Senator Pearce
A challenger in the recall election of senator Russell Pearce promises to run a clean campaign. Jerry Lewis formally announced his candidacy to a crowd of family and friends in Mesa this morning. But as KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports, he faces a difficult task in unseating the Senate President.
Sept. 20, 2013
Judicial nominees and Arizona?s judicial emergency
Richmond University law professor Carl Tobias explains the compromise between U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for judicial nominee voting.Tobias says that the current agreement excludes several excellent candidates, but new compromises can still be reached.
Sept. 20, 2013
Solar Summit looks at energy development
ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law is holding a ‘Solar Summit’ today and tomorrow. The event will look at solar energy development in the southwest. Morning Edition host Dennis Lambert speaks with solar industry analyst MJ Shau, a senior analyst with Green Tech Media, to discuss the topic.
Sept. 20, 2013
Montgomery: Rules regarding gifts for elected officials are too vague
Last December’s investigation into the Fiesta Bowl’s gifts to elected officials led Maricopa Attorney Bill Montgomery to determine laws were too vague to prosecute any of the involved parties. Montgomery says due to a lack of education among elected officials about accepting gifts and confusion on how gifts are defined kept him from prosecuting anyone.
Sept. 20, 2013
Driving less can reduce ozone pollution
It’s that time of year when increased temperatures create the potential for a type of air pollution you can’t see or smell.  Ozone but can be deadly to asthmatics, children and seniors with respiratory problems.
Sept. 20, 2013
Federal insurance plan sees large number of Arizona enrollees
An increasing number of Arizonans have enrolled in a federal health care plan even as the U-S Supreme Court determines its fate.  Since January, almost 500 people have been accepted into the state’s Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan, a 25-percent jump.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Supreme Court: Partisan city elections in Tucson OK
Tucson will be allowed to continue holding partisan city elections, after the Arizona Supreme Court upheld a lower court’s ruling. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Tucson sued the state, after the legislature in 2009 approved a law that banned cities from holding partisan elections.
Sept. 20, 2013

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