KJZZ News

State Senate votes to allow handguns in some schools
The Arizona Senate has approved a bill that lets employees at some rural schools be armed on campus.  Sen. Rich Crandall (R-Mesa) sponsored SB 1325. (Photo courtesy azleg.gov) SB 1325 allows teachers and staff to carry handguns if they work at a school that’s 20 miles and 30 minutes away from the nearest police station, that doesn’t have a school resource officer, and that has fewer than 600 students.
Sept. 20, 2013
Richard Carmona wont be running for Governor
Former Surgeon General Richard Carmona says he won't be running for Governor in Arizona, even after a competitive Senate campaign last November.Democratic strategist Barry Dill tells Steve Goldstein why Carmona won't be a candidate and why other ambitious Democrats may be breathing a sigh of relief.
Sept. 20, 2013
Historic site dedicated Saturday
Something very old is Arizona’s newest Historic Landmark. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports the Murray Springs Clovis Site in southern Arizona will be dedicated Saturday morning. Thirteen thousand years ago, give or take a few decades, hunters took down a mammoth, a bison and possibly other animals during hunts just east of where Sierra Vista is now.
Sept. 20, 2013
School guns bill gets House committee hearing
A bill to allow school employees to carry guns is scheduled for a hearing Wednesday afternoon in a state House committee. The measure would apply to schools that have fewer than 600 students, do not have school resource officers and are more than 20 miles and 30 minutes from a law enforcement facility.
Sept. 20, 2013
CDC: Valley Fever cases in Arizona, Southwest, rise
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said cases of Valley Fever in Arizona and some other Southwestern states rose dramatically between 1998 and 2011. The CDC says there were a little more than 2,200 cases in Arizona, California, New Mexico, Nevada and Utah in 1998 , but that by 2011, those states reported more than 22,000 cases.
Sept. 20, 2013
StoryCorps Phoenix: Ed and Claire Kerr
We are pleased to share the voices and conversations of our community from StoryCorps Phoenix. StoryCorp Phoenix is the project that records the stories of everyday people and archives them at the Library of Congress.
Sept. 20, 2013
Morrison Institute forum explores bullying issues
The Morrison Institute for Public Policy, in partnership with KJZZ, hosted a forum on bullying Tuesday. KJZZ's Mark Brodie moderated a panel discussion, which included Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections Director Charles Flanagan, Westwood High School’s Counseling Department Chair Anna Cicero, State Representative Eric Meyer and the Morrison Institute’s Senior Analyst and Statistician Eric Hedberg.
Sept. 20, 2013
Bridge remains nameless due to Santa Cruz County dispute
There is a bridge with no name over the Santa Cruz River. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held last week in the community of Rio Rico. But the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors can’t agree on what to call it.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sky Train officially open for travelers
The Sky Train is now open. The automated, free airport transportation system is running through Sky Harbor International Airport from Terminal 4 to the Metro Light Rail stop. The Sky Train takes travelers from Terminal 4 to the East Economy Parking lot and to the 44th Street and Washington Light Rail train.
Sept. 20, 2013
Scottsdale brings back ice cream trucks
After a four-decade ban, the Scottsdale City Council has approved the return of ice cream trucks to the city's neighborhoods.Leo Blavin, who helped the charge to overturn the ban, explained why he thinks it is a good idea.
Sept. 20, 2013
Peoria police work with contractors on construction site theft
The Peoria Police Department met with area contractors this week to talk about ways to help them avoid becoming victims of theft. The department's Amanda Jacinto talked about those efforts.
Sept. 20, 2013
Veterans Day parade organizers say parade will go on
It has been unclear whether there would be a Veterans Day parade this year after local Veterans Affairs officials said the VA has pulled its support from this year’s parade. But organizers are now saying say they are confident the parade will go on.
Sept. 20, 2013
Dip in Arizona national parks visits attributed to Europes sour economy
A new study said Arizona’s national parks are seeing fewer visits. The National Park Service said that is because European tourists are staying home.The National Park Service report indicated that Grand Canyon and the Lake Mead National Recreation Area near Las Vegas saw a slight uptick in tourist visits last year.
Sept. 20, 2013
Immigrant rights advocates hopeful about new bill
Arizona immigrant rights advocates say there is a lot to like about the Gang of Eight immigration reform proposal, but also several areas for concern.  Tucson immigration attorney Mo Goldman calls the measure a breath of fresh air after years of frustration.
Sept. 20, 2013
Boat explodes on Apache Lake
At least one child was hurt when the engine of a boat exploded over the weekend on Apache Lake. Joaquin Enriquez of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says fortunately there were no serious injuries.
Sept. 20, 2013
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell calls for more civil conversation
General Colin Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State, was in Phoenix on Tuesday to talk about leadership and the importance of civil discussion.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: General Powell spoke in Phoenix as part of the O’Connor House Distinguished Speakers Series.
Sept. 20, 2013
Jazz in AZ and KJZZ Celebrate International Jazz Day - April 30 at 9 p.m.
Join KJZZ for an International Jazz Day bash recorded live at The Nash in Phoenix onTue., April 30 at 9 p.m. This Jazz in AZ production, which was emceed by KJZZ Music Director Blaise Lantana features an all-star quintet of Valley musicians paying tribute to the jazz greats who inspired them.
Sept. 20, 2013
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas will run for governor
Disbarred former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas says he’s running for governor. He’ll file the official paperwork Friday afternoon.In a statement he released on Thursday evening, Thomas said he’ll be focusing on the need to protect public safety, ensure border security and fight corruption.
Sept. 20, 2013
StoryCorps Phoenix: Daniel and Gloria Abril
We are pleased to share the voices and conversations of our community from StoryCorps Phoenix. StoryCorps Phoenix is the project that records the stories of everyday people and archives them at the Library of Congress.
Sept. 20, 2013
Legislature approves gold, silver as legal tender
A bill to allow Arizonans to pay for goods and services with gold and silver is headed to Governor Brewer. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. The state Senate gave the measure its final approval Tuesday, on a near party-line, 18-10 vote.
Sept. 20, 2013

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