KJZZ News

Glendale businesses await mayor, city council elections
As Glendale voters prepare to elect a new mayor for the first time in nearly two decades, and new city council members, the city is dealing with several major issues: the sale of the Phoenix Coyotes and payments to run the city-owned arena, and a controversial sales tax increase to name just a few.
Sept. 20, 2013
Census already making changes for 2020
The 2020 Census is almost eight years away, but the Census Bureau is looking at lessons learned from the last census. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports the bureau may be changing questions and dropping some terms.
Sept. 20, 2013
Giffords moves home to Tucson
Former Representative Gabby Giffords has moved home to Tucson. She had been undergoing six to eight hours of therapy a day at a Houston facility after she was shot in the head in January 2011.Her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, told the Arizona Daily Star that Giffords will continue rehabilitation in Tucson.
Sept. 20, 2013
Hazy skies over much of the Valley
While high temperatures are finally starting to let up, Wednesday has brought a haze that’s blanketing the valley.Trevor Baggiore, Deputy Director of Air Quality at the state’s environmental agency told KJZZ’s Here & Now wildfires on the Tonto National Forest are contributing to the haze in some parts of the Phoenix metro area.
Sept. 20, 2013
Water official says dry conditions are no cause for concern
Continuing drought conditions in an arid desert climate raise concerns about the availability of drinking water.  But Phoenix Water Services officials say there is no cause for alarm. Dennis Lambert talked to Gerard Silvany, principal planner in the Water Resources and Development Planning Division of the Phoenix Water Services Department, outside City Hall to discuss what the city is doing to respond to climate change.
Sept. 20, 2013
Florence water supply tests positive for E. coli
Residents in the Florence area are being asked to boil their drinking water or used bottled water until further notice.Johnson Utilities, which provides water to the lower East Valley, has found traces of E.
Sept. 20, 2013
Court orders Glendale tax initiative to appear on November ballot
The state appeals court has ordered the initiative on the city of Glendale's sales tax should appear on the November ballot. That reverses a lower court's ruling. A group called Save Glendale Now filed the initiative that would reverse a recent sales tax increase and subject future hikes to voter approval.
Sept. 20, 2013
Flake defeats Cardon, Schweikert tops Quayle
PHOENIX (Associated Press) — Rep. Jeff Flake won the Republican nomination Tuesday for a U.S. Senate seat, while GOP voters in Arizona's 6th Congressional District picked Rep. David Schweikert over Rep.
Sept. 20, 2013
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Sept. 20, 2013
Beef prices up, production down
Ranchers in Arizona -- and across the US -- are cutting back beef production to stay in business. The shrinking cattle market is at its lowest level in 60 years. Cattle round-up at W Dart Rach in Cottonwood, Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
Parker resigns from PV Town Council
The Republican candidate for Arizona’s new congressional district has resigned his town council seat.  Vernon Parker won the August 28 Republican primary for the newly created district 9, which covers parts of Ahwatukee, Chandler, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe.
Sept. 20, 2013
Investigation shows Phoenix VA disability claims take almost a year
The Veterans Affairs office in Phoenix has one of the nation's longest average wait times for processing veterans' disability benefits. Jeff Severns Guntzel of the Public Insight Network reports.JEFF SEVERNS GUNTZEL: VA data examined by the Center for Investigative Reporting shows the average wait for disability claims processing in Phoenix is 360 days.
Sept. 20, 2013
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox in town
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox will be in Peoria today. He is speaking tonight on economic partnerships between Mexico and Arizona. According to a University of Arizona study, Mexican visitors pump nearly $3 billion into our state’s economy while Arizona businesses export more than $5.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Court of Appeals: Mitchell will be on November ballot
Republican legislative nominee Darin Mitchell's name will appear on the November general election ballot after all. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Steve Goldstein has more.An Arizona Court of Appeals panel acted to block a trial judge's order that Mitchell's name be removed from the general election ballot.
Sept. 20, 2013
Suns Frye likely out for season
Phoenix Suns forward Channing Frye says he’s trying to make the best out of a bad situation. He’ll likely miss the upcoming season, after tests revealed he has an enlarged heart. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more.
Sept. 20, 2013
One more week to file hail damage claims
The chance to file an insurance claim for damage sustained in a 2010 Arizona hail storm is about to expire. The statute of limitations, which is two years, ends on Oct. 5.The unexpected storm that hit the Valley and surrounding areas damaged more than 150,000 homes, cars and other property, causing about $2.
Sept. 20, 2013
South Sudan VP stops in Phoenix
The vice president of the world’s newest country will be in Phoenix Sunday. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, the South Sudanese dignitary will visit the Lost Boys Center for Leadership Development.
Sept. 20, 2013
The fight over voter fraud
KJZZ's Nick Blumberg tells Steve Goldstein what his reporting uncovered about voter fraud and who is planning to be at the polls to prevent it. Blumberg's two stories on voter fraud were featured on Morning Edition.
Sept. 20, 2013
Peanut butter recall hurts food bank
St. Mary’s Food Bank in Phoenix says it’s desperate to refill its warehouses after a recent peanut butter recall. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, the group was already facing a food shortage.  PETER O’DOWD: Food donations were down 20 to 30 percent compared to a year ago.
Sept. 20, 2013
Bill Clinton in classic form at Tempe rally
Former President Bill Clinton came to Tempe on Wednesday night, to rally supporters of Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Richard Carmona. KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.MARK BRODIE: Clinton has been making the campaign rounds recently, stumping for house and senate candidates.
Sept. 20, 2013

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