KJZZ News

Some Laws Take Effect Friday, HB 2305 Not Included
Not sure if this officially counts as a holiday in state government wonk-ville, but Friday is the General Effective Date, the day on which most bills signed during the legislative session become law. Hank Stephenson, a reporter for the Arizona Capitol Times, gives a sense of what some of those new laws are, but first, let’s do the numbers on this year’s bills.
Sept. 20, 2013
Gov. Brewers Office Says State Revenues Are Higher Than Expected
Gov. Jan Brewer's office said the state has more revenues than expected, and that means Arizona is on pace to emerge from its deficit next year. But, a Democratic legislative leader said the governor cannot take all of the credit.
Sept. 20, 2013
Blue-Footed Booby Spotted In Southeast Arizona
High-diving seabirds known as blue-footed boobies have suddenly expanded their range. The Arizona Daily Star says a blue-footed booby appeared at Patagonia Lake State Park last month in the first documented sighting of the species in southeast Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
Fighting the Wallow
The Wallow fire in Eastern Arizona is now the largest wildfire in state history. KJZZ's Morning Edition Host Dennis Lambert spoke with the US Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell about the strategy to fight such an enormous wildfire.
Sept. 20, 2013
Smokers Need Not Apply
A Valley health plan says its taking action to improve the health of its employees. KJZZ's Morning Editon Host Dennis Lambert talks with Dr. Charles Cox of Humana of Arizona, about the company's new employment policy, which bans the hiring of smokers at their facilities in Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pela Review:  Cinderella
   KJZZ's Theater Critic Robrt Pela reviews Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre's production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella which runs through August 6th.
Sept. 20, 2013
New Laws Affecting Arizonans
Today in Arizona many new laws were put into effect. Can Arizonans expect changes, or are some of these laws just re-hashing old issues? Host Steve Goldstein talks to two experts about the issue.Dennis Welch, managing editor of the Arizona Guardian website, and Alia Rau, Capitol reporter for the Arizona Republic, explain what many of the new laws will mean for Arizonans and answer listener questions.
Sept. 20, 2013
Back to School Can Mean Stress for Valley Students
  Students across the Valley are getting ready to head back to school, in some cases they're already back behind their desks. And, the return to the classroom can present some pretty harsh realities.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sophies Teacher
December 03, 2008 --  KJZZ Commentator Amy Silverman shares stories about her daughter Sophie who has down syndrome. Sophie is almost halfway through kindergarten, and Amy couldn't be prouder.
Sept. 20, 2013
Race For Phoenix Mayor Heats Up
Political experts Chip Scutari and Chris Herstam join Steve Goldstein to discuss the tactics used in the race for Phoenix Mayor...and the controversy over recent debates.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix Election Results UPDATE
     REGISTERED VOTERS - 646,995 VOTES PERCENT VOTING CENTER TURNOUT 13,018 2.01% EARLY VOTING TURNOUT 88,437 13.67% Total  101,455 15.68% MAYORAL RACE VOTES PERCENT ANNA BRENNAN  4,910 4.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mediation Service Help Neighbors Resolve Disputes
? Most of us know the angst that comes with having a difficult neighbor. Most headaches can be ignored or simply tolerated. But in those rare cases where a resolution proves elusive, many people are resorting to Solve-it! mediation.
Sept. 20, 2013
Ozone Exceeds Levels 28 Times Over Summer
The beginning of fall usually means the end of the valley’s ozone problem.  And this year was a doozy. The metro Phoenix area exceeded federal ozone standards on 23-days.  That’s more than twice the average of the past three years.
Sept. 20, 2013
Adrift Author Calls Citizens To Action
Author of the book Adrift: Charting Our Course Back to a Great Nation Steven Beschloss talks to host Steve Goldstein and answers listener questions about the nation's current course. Beschloss stresses the importance of citizen participation in government, and grassroots efforts to get the nation back on track.
Sept. 20, 2013
Campaigning in the Southwest
Las Vegas Review columnist Steve Sebelius and Arizona Republic reporter Dan Nowicki give insight about the important role the Southwest plays in the presidential primaries. Staying in or dropping out..
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizonas Political Climate
Fill-in host Mark Brodie talks to Senator Steve Pierce about the controversy surrounding the redistricting commission in Arizona. Dennis Welch, managing editor of Arizona Guardian.com, and Chris Herstam, head of government relations for Lewis and Roca, also weigh in on the vote to remove the chairwoman of the independent redistricting commission.
Sept. 20, 2013
KJZZ Launches New Series: Beyond Sprawl
Fronteras: the Changing America Desk reporters are visiting communities across the Southwest to gauge what life is like in a post economic housing boom. It’s part of an all-new series called Beyond Sprawl - Rethinking the Southwestern Economy, Nov.
Sept. 20, 2013
Hunger In Arizona
Terry Shannon, CEO of St. Mary's Food Bank, talks to host Steve Goldstein about the effort to feed Arizona's hungry families this holiday season...and the year-round need to lend a helping hand to the one in four children who go to bed hungry.
Sept. 20, 2013
Former Vice President Quayle Endorses Romney
Former Vice President Dan Quayle has endorsed Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney.  Quayle spoke at a Romney campaign stop in Paradise Valley Tuesday, saying the former Massachusetts Governor is the best person to fix the nation’s problems.
Sept. 20, 2013
Feds issue scathing report against Maricopa County Sheriffs Office
The U.S. Department of Justice levied charges of unconstitutional policing against the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday. The investigation into civil rights abuses by Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been going on for more than three years.
Sept. 20, 2013

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