KJZZ News

Secretive election groups target of proposed law
A proposed state election law aims to lift the veil of secrecy for organizations created to influence the outcome of elections.  As KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports from Phoenix, the law would force the disclosure of donors who currently can remain anonymous.
Sept. 20, 2013
Congressman David Schweikert talks politics
Congressman David Schweikert (R-AZ) gives his opinion on the State of the Union address and redistricting in Arizona. Schweikert says the State of the Union should have had more meat and opened up honest communication with citizens about issues in Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mounting medical bills burden Glendale couple who lost Medicaid insurance
People who can’t buy health insurance because of a pre-existing condition can now get coverage through a federal program.Yesterday, we told you about the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan that’s part of the federal health reform law passed two years ago.
Sept. 20, 2013
Kyrsten Sinema running for Congressional District 9
Former state lawmaker Kyrsten Sinema talks about why she is running for Congress in the newly formed 9th district in Arizona. Sinema says Washington just doesn't get it, in Arizona we have families struggling to make ends meet, losing jobs, and losing homes while members of Congress are engaged in partisan bickering.
Sept. 20, 2013
Centennial Minute: Outlaws
This month, Arizona turns 100. KJZZ is marking the centennial each week in February with stories of our state’s history, people and places. We're calling it the Centennial Minute. This morning, authors and Arizona residents Fred DuVal and Lisa Schnebly Heidinger tell us about the Wild West’s most notorious outlaws.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Highways seeks centennial photo submissions
Morning Edition host Dennis Lambert spoke with Arizona Highways editor Robert Stieve about the magazine's centennial photo project. The idea is to capture "a day in the life of Arizona," and all photographers -- amateur and professional alike -- are invited to participate.
Sept. 20, 2013
Health care discussion tonight
A coalition of social service, community and health groups will host a meeting tonight, to talk about recent changes in health care in Arizona. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The Marana Health Center will play host to the first Community Conversation on Health Care tonight.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona issues will be addressed in CNN Presidential debate
What could be the most important debate among Republican Presidential candidates takes place tonight in Mesa. It’s the last debate before Super Tuesday when ten states hold primary elections. And as Paul Atkinson reports from Phoenix, issues important to Arizona will play a role in the debate.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ universities propose no tuition hike for most in-state undergrads
Many students at the state’s three public universities would not see tuition increases, under proposals put forward Friday. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: In-state undergrads at ASU would pay the same tuition in the 2012-13 school year that they pay now.
Sept. 20, 2013
The impact of gas prices on politics
Three professors talk about rising gas prices and their possible effect on this year’s presidential election.Professor F. John Mathis, director of the Global Financial Services Center at the Thunderbird School of Global Management, says he does not anticipate a gas crisis or shortage.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Congressional races shaping up to be competitive
The fields for Arizona’s Congressional races are starting to take shape, and political observers say several of them appear to be competitive. Congressional redistricting has created questions about who will represent Arizona at the U.
Sept. 20, 2013
Commuters should seek alternative transit during bus strike
There’s no end in sight to a walk-out by bus drivers in Phoenix and Tempe. That means commuters are dealing with the first work day of interrupted service today.Phoenix transit officials say service on the Veolia transportation lines is running at about 14 percent this morning.
Sept. 20, 2013
St. Patricks Day DUI patrols throughout Valley this weekend
Law enforcement officers from around the Valley will be on the roads tonight, looking for St. Patrick’s Day revelers who’ve had too much to drink. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The Peoria Police Department will host a West Valley DUI Task Force, partnering with 30 to 40 officers from other West Valley police departments.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix ranks seventh in new jobs, but employment growth still slow
The number of jobs in the Phoenix area grew by almost 2 percent in 2010. The Valley ranked seventh nationally for large metro areas. But as KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports from Phoenix, job growth is still far behind normal levels.
Sept. 20, 2013
Why Phoenix is a popular test market
A marketing expert explains why Phoenix is such a popular market when companies and corporations want to try out new products and practices. Michael Denning, professor of Practice in Marketing at ASU’s W.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Senate to debate Clean Elections compromise
The Arizona Senate this afternoon is scheduled to debate a compromise proposal that would change the state’s system of publicly funded political campaigns, in exchange for not asking voters to gut it.
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 US 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
Tuition will be cheaper at ASUs new Lake Havasu City campus
Students attending Arizona State University’s newest campus will face a much smaller tuition bill than Sun Devils studying in Tempe. The Arizona Board of Regents approved ASU’s proposed $6,000 tuition at its new Lake Havasu City campus.
Sept. 20, 2013

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