KJZZ News

McCain decries Obama administration, U.N. Ambassador Rice
Arizona Senator John McCain wants to see a Watergate-style congressional committee to investigate the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The Sept. 11 attack killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.
Sept. 20, 2013
All Maricopa County ballots should be counted by Tuesday
Two weeks after the polls closed, every ballot cast in Maricopa County from this month's presidential election should be counted by Tuesday. That's according to County Recorder Helen Purcell.She says much of the delay was caused by the large number of provisional ballots that were cast.
Sept. 20, 2013
Member of crew that ripped off drug smugglers to face sentencing
A man accused of robbing drug smugglers after they sneaked across the border into the U.S. will be sentenced next month. Rito Osorio-Arellanes will face sentencing in federal court on a conspiracy conviction December 17.
Sept. 20, 2013
Senior community planned for GM Proving Grounds spot
Buyers of the GM Proving Grounds in east Mesa are formulating plans for the area. This includes an adult-living community. NADINE ARROYO RODRIGUEZ: Scottsdale-based home builder AV Homes and the New York investment company Jen Partners recently purchased more than 500 acres of the former GM Proving grounds for $32 million.
Sept. 20, 2013
Election canvas to be signed today
Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett will sign the election canvas this morning at the state capitol museum in Phoenix. The action makes the results of last month’s elections official. Governor Jan Brewer and Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Rebecca White Berch will also take part in the ceremony.
Sept. 20, 2013
Alleged government office bomber indicted
The Iraqi man charged with setting off a homemade bomb outside a Social Security office in Casa Grande has been indicted. Authorities say 47-year-old Abdullatif Ali Aldosary researched bomb making and gathered supplies before detonating the explosive last week.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona second in solar installations
A new report shows Arizona is ranked second nationwide in the capacity of its solar installations. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg has more.The report comes from the Solar Energy Industries Association, and looks at the third quarter of 2012.
Sept. 20, 2013
Economists take on Arizona
Alan Maguire, President of the Maguire Company, and Dennis Hoffman of the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University offer perspectives on when Arizona will return to its prosperous, pre-recession mode.
Sept. 20, 2013
No burn restriction continues through Christmas
State environmental officials have extended their high pollution advisory into Tuesday. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more.MARK BRODIE: That’s led the Maricopa County Air Quality Department to extend the No Burn Day restrictions until midnight tonight - meaning no wood or outdoor fires will be allowed today.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix police arrest New Year
Phoenix police arrested three people for allegedly firing guns into the air during the New Year’s holiday. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, the department has been going after this type of crime for a decade.
Sept. 20, 2013
Fiesta Bowl, NHL lockout each impact Glendale businesses
Glendale was the center of the football world this week, with the Fiesta Bowl. But the end of NFL games for the season in the city, and the lack of an NHL season so far are also affecting Glendale businesses.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Democrats propose gun control, school safety measures
Arizona Senate Democrats are expected to release details of their proposals to reduce gun violence in the state on Thursday afternoon. On Wednesday, the House Minority Leader unveiled his own proposal to try to make schools safer.
Sept. 20, 2013
Take-home pay shrinks as payroll tax cut expires
People who work in Arizona may notice their take-home pay has shrunk a little. That’s because a temporary cut in payroll taxes expired. In 2010, Congress passed a temporary two percent break in the Social Security rate to help stimulate the economy.
Sept. 20, 2013
Broken Border - a new Fronteras series, January 21-28
 Our immigration system is broken. An estimated 11 million people live in the United States without proper documentation. Visas are hard to come by, making it difficult to meet our labor needs and causing backlogs that have separated families for nearly 20 years.
Sept. 20, 2013
Change could be coming to parking meter rules
A proposal to require cities to randomly inspect their parking meters has cleared its first legislative hurdle. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The bill would mandate cities test and calibrate ten percent of their meters every quarter.
Sept. 20, 2013
Gang of Eight calls for immigration reform
Six years after a promising, bipartisan push to reform U.S. immigration policy was upended in Congress, a so-called Gang of Eight Senators officially revived the effort today. The group—led by Democrat Charles Schumer of New York and Arizona Republican John McCain—says its proposal is comprehensive, including making the southern border more secure and creating an eventual path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mark Grace takes plea, will work for D
Former Arizona Diamondbacks player and broadcaster Mark Grace pleaded guilty to a drunk driving charge this morning. This is his second DUI charge. As part of the plea agreement his sentence will include work release jail time, three years probation and an interlock device on his vehicle for six months.
Sept. 20, 2013
Italian company to build solar power plant near Maricopa
An Italian company that wants to build a huge new photovoltaic solar power plant outside Maricopa, Ariz., is holding a public hearing Tuesday night to discuss the facility with its neighbors. (Map courtesy of BLM) Dennis Godfrey of the Bureau of Land Management says the 1,700-acre site, about 12 miles west of Maricopa and north of the Sonoran Desert National Monument, has been designated by the BLM as a Renewable Energy Development Area,“That land is/has low resource conflicts, meaning there’s not visual or cultural or wildlife characteristics that would preclude it as being used as a renewable energy site," Godfrey said.
Sept. 20, 2013
Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Fest starts on Sunday
Sunday marks the start of the Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival. KJZZ's Mark Brodie speaks with its Executive Director, Jerry Mittelman and Roberta Grossman, Producer and Director of one of the films showing in the festival: "Hava Nagila: The Movie.
Sept. 20, 2013
New federal websites help students make college decision
Arizona universities and colleges are among the thousands being evaluated by the White House. Today the federal government launched a website that will help future students and parents decide what college to attend.
Sept. 20, 2013

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