KJZZ News

Coalition Of Same-Sex Marriage Advocates Makes Its Public Debut
A coalition of national and local advocates have started a campaign advocating for same-sex marriage in Arizona. It is one part of a state-by-state strategy to legalize gay marriage through lawsuits, ballot measures and by winning public opinion.
Sept. 20, 2013
Explaining ASU Footballs Bizarre Win Over Wisconsin
Somehow on Saturday night, Arizona State’s football team escaped with a win in one of the more bizarre finishes in recent history. Wisconsin’s quarterback thought he was intentionally stopping the clock by kneeling down, but the officiating crew saw it as something else, though they have not said what exactly.
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
Analyzing The Race for Phoenix Mayor
Host Steve Goldstein talks to Arizona Republic reporter Lynh Bui about issues that affect citizens in the race for Phoenix mayor.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phil Gordon on the Next Mayors Challenges
As part of a series on this month's Phoenix Mayoral election, KJZZ's Steve Goldstein talks with current Mayor Phil Gordon about what the next Mayor should focus on...and whether some communities, including South Phoenix, aren't given enough attention.
Sept. 20, 2013
Author Pens Desert Mystery
Author and musician James Sallis joins Steve Goldstein to talk about his most recent mystery novel taken from the perspective of three characters...including the killer.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix Runoff Election
Here and Now's Steve Goldstein talks to Wes Gullett and Greg Stanton, the runoff candidates for mayor of Phoenix and their feeling on the continuing race for mayor. Political analyst Dennis Welch discusses the future of the race.
Sept. 20, 2013
Valley Monsoon Season Change
Host Steve Goldstein talks to professor of Geological Sciences Randy Cerveny about this year's unusual monsoon season, and whether valley residents should be concerned about the dry weather and their health.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sources Outside AZ Contribute to Ozone Problem
Tackling the valley’s ozone pollution problem isn’t so simple.  A lot of it is locally produced.  But as KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports, we don’t have control over other sources.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pearce and Lewis Spar Over Immigration
Immigration is the key issue dividing Arizona's State Senate President and his opponent in a November recall election. At a debate Thursday night, Senator Russell Pearce (left) and businessman Jerry Lewis (right) sparred over whether Arizona’s tough immigration laws have been a boost or a bust.
Sept. 20, 2013
ASU President Michael Crow
Arizona State University president Michael Crow sits down with host Steve Goldstein to talk about the DREAM act, getting Arizona's universities on track, and making both popular and unpopular decisions in order to keep ASU innovative.
Sept. 20, 2013
Redistricting Chair Challenging Her Removal by Governor
The Arizona Supreme Court will be asked to decide if Governor Brewer’s removal of the chair of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission is legal.   An attorney for I-R-C chair Colleen Mathis says his client wasn’t afforded due process.
Sept. 20, 2013
Child Abuse: Task Force Looks at Reducing Fatalities
The Arizona Child Safety Task Force will meet at the state capitol this morning.  The Governor created the 19-member panel after more than a dozen kids died at the hands or their parents or guardians over the past year.
Sept. 20, 2013
20 Years of Phoenix ZooLights
Hanging Holiday Lights is a tradition for many people.  Most start that process about this time of year.  But what if you have three and a half MILLION lights to string?      This is the 20th year the Phoenix Zoo has staged its Zoo Lights holiday show & officially opens today to the public.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix-Mesa Airport Growth
Mesa Mayor Scott Smith talks to Steve Goldstein about the growth of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, and what it means for Arizona.Smith says adding more airlines to the Gateway doesn't put them in competition with Sky Harbor, but rather keeps up with growth in the valley.
Sept. 20, 2013
Listen to the DOJ reveal findings of sheriffs office investigation
Listen to the recorded broadcast of the Department of Justice press conference Thursday.Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Division Thomas E. Perez at Thursday's press conference. (Photo by Paul Atkinson/KJZZ)Share your thoughts on Sheriff Joe.
Sept. 20, 2013
Local Business Concerned about Payroll Tax Extension Standoff
Valley businesses are concerned about lost profits if lawmakers in Washington fail to agree on a payroll tax cut extension.  One small business in Tempe worries returning to the old tax bracket could cause a trickle-down effect that hurts both local communities and businesses.
Sept. 20, 2013

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