KJZZ News

AZ Lawmakers To Debate What To Do With Extra Money
The centennial legislature begins its session today, as Governor Jan Brewer gives her state of the state address.  And, for the first time in a few years, lawmakers will not be dealing with a budget deficit.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizonas Lesser-Known Presidential Candidates
This weekend, early ballots were sent to military and overseas voters who want to participate in Arizona's presidential preference election.  But while the ballots will list names like Romney and Santorum, a large group of unfamiliar candidates is also included.
Sept. 20, 2013
Valley Housing Market Riding Out the Worst Foreclosure Wave
The latest figures show the number of home foreclosures in Valley continues to go down, and analysts say the area has been able to ride out the worst wave. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Rep. Giffords last bill targets form of drug smuggling
The last bill sponsored by Congressman Gabrielle Giffords will heard in the U-S House of Representatives this morning.  The measure toughens penalities for those caught smuggling drugs across the border in ultralight aircraft.
Sept. 20, 2013
Candidate may appeal removal from council ballot due to English proficiency
A prospective candidate for city council in a small Arizona border town will decide by Monday whether to appeal a court ruling that removed her from the ballot based on her poor English proficiency.  From Yuma, Arizona, Michelle Faust has more.
Sept. 20, 2013
KJZZ Feb 2012 - Your Membership Team
At Your ServiceMeet the membership team busily working behind the scenes to help manage your account, answer your questions, send news bulletins and organize member events. Tanya Algee is no stranger to the stations; she also served on the membership team in 2000-2001.
Sept. 20, 2013
Housing prices up across the Valley
Housing prices nationwide fell in the last quarter of 2011, ending three months of price increases. But the Phoenix area was among the exceptions, showing healthy gains. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Terry Ward reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
New apartments to cater to veterans
A new apartment complex in Phoenix will break ground tomorrow. But the Madison Pointe Apartment Homes project will be targeting a specific kind of resident. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.MARK BRODIE: The apartments will be near 7th St.
Sept. 20, 2013
Andrei Cherny will run for District 9
Former state party chair Andrei Cherny explains why he’s chosen to run for the newly formed Congressional District 9.Cherny says he’s best prepared to represent District 9 because he’s fought the battles important to the community it encompasses.
Sept. 20, 2013
Goldwater letters show he praised, chided Gingrich
Correspondence from the late Barry Goldwater shows the former senator thought highly of Newt Gingrich, but was also wary of Gingrich putting his foot in his mouth. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Paul Atkinson reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Supreme Court reverses ruling on bus driver responsibility
The Arizona Supreme Court has reversed a decision that found Tucson’s bus system responsible for injuries to a wheelchair bound bus passenger. The case deals with the degree to which a bus driver is responsible for a passenger’s safety.
Sept. 20, 2013
Romney declared the winner in Arizona
PHOENIX (AP) — Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won Arizona's presidential preference election Tuesday, with exit polls showing he earned support from a broad cross-section of Republicans.Jobs and the economy were the issues most important to Arizona's GOP voters, exit polls showed.
Sept. 20, 2013
Chandler schools will soon see effect of new USDA meal guidelines
New federal guidelines for school meals will take effect starting with the next school year. As KJZZ’s Terry Ward reports, the idea is to better address the national epidemic of childhood obesity. TERRY WARD: The USDA announced last month new guidelines for nutrition that will get more whole grains, fruits and vegetables on school breakfast and lunch trays.
Sept. 20, 2013
Despite gains, path to employment still a long road
Arizona lost more than 34,000 non-farm jobs in January, both in the public and private sectors. But, that’s fewer lost jobs for that month than the state has seen, on average, over the past decade. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Bank of America protest
Protestors descended on a downtown Phoenix Bank of America branch yesterday Thursday to draw attention to what they say is the bank’s fraudulent mortgage practices. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Terry Ward reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Case load not improving for Arizonas federal judges
Arizona’s federal court system is overloaded. So much so that its chief judge and the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a judicial emergency last year. That allowed for visiting judges to hear cases.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Memories: An almost native
As we continue to celebrate Arizona's centennial year, we asked you to share some favorite Arizona memories with us. This one comes from Phil Reina.  Phil Reina, an almost native Arizonan. (Photo courtesy Phil Reina) Though born in California, I've always felt a very close relationship with Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
Snake bites on the rise as weather heats up
Spring’s rising temperatures also signal another season -- rattlesnake season.Snakes have already bitten seven people in Arizona this year. None of the bites were fatal. Usually, snakes are most active April through October, but recent warm temperatures have brought them out earlier.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Senate to take up restrictions on young drivers...again
The Arizona Senate on Monday will vote on a measure that would put new restrictions on new drivers. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The bill would prohibit drivers younger than 18 from using cell phones or other electronic devices for the first six months they’re behind the wheel, except in emergencies.
Sept. 20, 2013

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