KJZZ News

Budget Request May Enable Child Protective Services To Hire Nearly 400 More Workers
Staff and funding shortages at Arizona’s Child Protective Services have been troublesome for many years. The situation had become so stark that the most recent legislative session got started with an overwhelming vote in favor of emergency funding for CPS, but Clarence Carter, director of the state Department of Economic Security which oversees CPS, has made a significant budget request for the next fiscal year.
Sept. 26, 2013
Did You Know: Papago Park Was A Prisoner Of War Camp
The camp opened nearly 70 years ago and was located just north of where KJZZ Tempe studios are located today. The prisoner of war camp was one of 500 across the country. A newspaper article with pictures of the escaped POW fugitives courtesy of the Arizona Historical Society.
Sept. 26, 2013
Local Leaders Mixed On Bill To Defund Affordable Care Act
Republicans in the United States House of Representatives have expressed their disapproval of the Affordable Health Act by passing a short-term spending plan that would defund it. Leaders of the U.S. Senate have said the measure is dead on arrival there.
Sept. 26, 2013
The Impact Of Bank Layoffs In The Valley
Wells Fargo has let more than 500 employees go. Since August, JPMorgan Chase has dropped more than 750 jobs, most of those in Phoenix and Tempe.  Kristena Hansen of The Phoenix Business Journal has been reporting on the layoffs.
Sept. 26, 2013
BLM stresses importance compassion during wild horse roundups
The federal agency that protects wild horses is emphasizing the importance of treating the animals with care during roundups. Since the 1970s, U.S. law has required the Bureau of Land Management to treat wild horses humanely when culling overpopulated herds on public land.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mass shootings prompt bill that changes mental health detainment law
An Arizona House committee has given initial approval to a bill making it easier for police to detain people believed to be a danger to themselves or others because of a mental health issue.From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Homeless court expands throughout Maricopa County
A court system for homeless people is expanding in Maricopa County. It was created seven years ago to resolve minor offenses. Now the system has a new name and can be found in every town in the county.
Sept. 20, 2013
More funding for Child Protective Services
Arizona's Child Protective Services agency will get emergency funding to hire more caseworkers and other employees, but Department of Economic Security Director Clarence Carter says additional money sought by Governor Jan Brewer will dramatically improve the situation.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton came to the studio to talk about Proposition 201, which would reform the city's pension system, and when Phoenix will repeal its food tax. Host Steve Goldstein shares a laugh with Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton at the KJZZ studio.
Sept. 20, 2013
Economics and the arts: Whats next for Actors Theatre
Phoenix's Actors Theatre has suspended its season, and will be leaving its long-time home. KJZZ's Mark Brodie speaks with Robrt Pela about the current economics of the arts, and what's next for Actors Theatre.
Sept. 20, 2013
Submitting others early ballots might become a felony
A bill approved Monday in the Arizona Senate, would make it a felony for members of a political group to submit a voter's ballot on their behalf, although a family member could still deliver the vote.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona lawmakers considering sales tax simplification plan
Governor Jan Brewer has made simplifying the state’s sales tax system a top priority for this legislative session. She convened a task force last year to come up with recommendations on how to do that.
Sept. 20, 2013
StoryCorps Phoenix: James and Marion Durham
We are pleased to begin sharing the conversations from StoryCorps Phoenix, the project that records the stories from everyday people. James and Marion Durham (Photo courtesy of StoryCorps) The StoryCorps Mobile Booth is parked at the Phoenix Art Museum and has been very busy.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sure theres gold in the Superstition Mountains
Many believe the Superstition Mountains are filled with treasures. For more than a century, people — locals and visitors — have ventured into this part of Arizona looking to find one of the oldest legends: a gold mine.
Sept. 20, 2013
Changing Arizonas Resign to Run law
State Representative John Kavanagh wants to change Arizona's Resign to Run law. He says it's a charade.Kavanagh explains why his bill is needed. Also, Howie Fischer of Capitol Media Services explains why Resign to Run was created and whether it has affected who runs for office and when.
Sept. 20, 2013
Hailstorm hits Valley
Pea sized hail from a strong early afternoon thunderstorm in the East Valley. (Photo by Carol Harvey - KJZZ) Pea- and nickel-sized hail pounded parts of the Valley Friday afternoon. The late-winter storm is also bringing snow to Northern Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013

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