KJZZ News

Broadway Legend Ben Vereen Steps Out
Broadway legend Ben Vereen talks to Steve Goldstein about his lifetime of performing, the struggles he's gone through, and what the stage has meant to him. Vereen will perform his show, Stepping Out, at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, November 19th.
Sept. 20, 2013
Breaking Wood Burning Habit during No Burn Days
The Maricopa County Air Quality Department has issued 39 notices so far this year to people who’ve violated the county’s ‘No Burn Day’ ordinance.  It’s against the law to use a wood burning fireplace or fire pit on days when the air is stagnant.
Sept. 20, 2013
Senator Pearce Raised 3 Times More Money in Losing Effort
Former Senate President Russell Pearce spent more than a quarter million dollars in his bid to retain his seat.  His latest campaign finance report shows Pearce received 31-thousand dollars in donations over the last three weeks of the election.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arpaio dismisses DOJ report, vows to continue enforcing law
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he will continue to enforce illegal immigration laws, despite a report released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Justice. The federal agency says the sheriff’s office engaged in racial profiling and retaliated against its critics.
Sept. 20, 2013
Senate Hopeful Don Bivens
Attorney and former state Democratic Party chairman Don Bivens gives his perspective on current Arizona issues and explains why he's running for the U.S. Senate.
Sept. 20, 2013
Best of 2011 Duos & Groups
From Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton's New Orleans blues-tinged release to "I Feel You" from husband/wife duo Herb Alpert & Lani Hall and Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band's "That's How We Roll," tonight hear some of the best jazz duo and group releases from 2011 on the 9 O'Clock Special.
Sept. 20, 2013
Criminologist questions AZ prison study results
A criminologist questions the conclusions reached by a study done for the Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys Advisory Council.  It found Arizona sentencing laws are preventing crime and saving money.  But a law professor at the University of California-Berkeley says the data doesn’t necessarily support that conclusion.
Sept. 20, 2013
Running for Senate
Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona is running for the open U.S. Senate seat this year. Carmona hopes to solve problems so that the government serves the people. Carmona thinks that foreign policy needs to evolve into more contemporary terms to create stability.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Raising Money to Bring WWII Guns to State
Arizona’s Secretary of State says private fundraising to bring two World War II-era guns to the state has been slow.  But, he expects it to pick up in the coming months.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
What is a Goldwater conservative?
As we approach Arizona’s Centennial, Here and Now pays tribute to local legends who have helped shape the state’s identity. State Senate president Steve Pierce, Arizona Republic columnist Bob Robb, and Nick Dranias of the Goldwater institute help us remember Barry Goldwater.
Sept. 20, 2013
Candidate removed from ballot calls experience humiliating
A prospective city council candidate in a Southwestern Arizona border town whose English proficiency was questioned finally spoke to the public Monday evening. She says she is appealing a court decision that removed her from the ballot.
Sept. 20, 2013
Latino Education Series Special, 11 a.m. Feb. 3 on KJZZ
 TUNE IN FOR AN HOUR-LONG FOLLOW UP SPECIAL 11 A.M ON FRIDAY, FEB. 3 ON KJZZ 91.5 More than one-third of Latino students are considered English Language Learners and more Latino students are living in poverty than any other minority.
Sept. 20, 2013
Metal thieves target AC units
Arizona law enforcement and lawmakers are working to crack down on the newest kind of metal theft. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Last month, a thief caused more than $20,000 worth of damage to the Roosevelt School District in Phoenix, by stealing parts out of an air conditioning unit.
Sept. 20, 2013
How will the LDS vote affect Mitt Romney?
Mitt Romney is leading in the polls for Arizona's upcoming Republican presidential primary. What role will the LDS vote play in his success in Arizona?
Sept. 20, 2013
State Rep. Richard Miranda to resign
A West Valley state lawmaker is resigning from office. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Democratic State Representative Richard Miranda says he will step down from the house, effective Monday.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona?s presidential candidate legacy
Here and Now takes a look back at Arizona presidential candidates, and the excellent sense of humor they’ve maintained after a century-long streak of losses.Wes Gullett, Fred DuVal and Terry Bracy all have something in common.
Sept. 20, 2013
Judge: Notes from Loughners psychologist should be given to prosecutors
A federal judge ruled that most notes from Jared Loughner’s psychologist should be made available to prosecutors.  Details from that ruling were made available today. KJZZ’s Weston Phippen reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Universities: Guns on campus bill would cost millions
Allowing concealed weapons permit holders to carry on college campuses would cost Arizona’s public universities more than $13 million up front, and more than $3 million a year, according to a new study released by the Arizona Board of Regents.
Sept. 20, 2013
Padres, Mariners to stay in Peoria until 2034
The City of Peoria announced Monday they have reached a new long-term agreement that will keep the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners in Peoria for spring training for the next two decades. The Peoria Sports Complex will continue to serve as the spring training and player development home for the two teams until 2034.
Sept. 20, 2013
Discussing the special election to succeed Gabrielle Giffords
Jim Nintzel of Tucson Weekly tells us about the candidates running in Southern Arizona’s congressional election.Nintzel says campaigns leading up to April’s primary election have been fairly cordial, with more people attacking Washington and the president than each other.
Sept. 20, 2013

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