KJZZ News

Gov. Brewers Office Says State Revenues Are Higher Than Expected
Gov. Jan Brewer's office said the state has more revenues than expected, and that means Arizona is on pace to emerge from its deficit next year. But, a Democratic legislative leader said the governor cannot take all of the credit.
Sept. 20, 2013
Blue-Footed Booby Spotted In Southeast Arizona
High-diving seabirds known as blue-footed boobies have suddenly expanded their range. The Arizona Daily Star says a blue-footed booby appeared at Patagonia Lake State Park last month in the first documented sighting of the species in southeast Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
Here & Now: Monsoons And Fire
( Phoenix, AZ ) Here and Now's Steve Goldstein talks to Dave Brewer, Program Coordinator for the Ecological Restoration Institute at NAU, about restoring areas ravaged by wildfires. Goldstein also talks to Gary Woodall, the meteorologist in charge of the National Weather Service in Phoenix about the monsoon season in Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013
Herb Paine 4th of July Commentary
KJZZ's Social Critic and Commentator Herb Paine shares his thoughts about the upcoming 4th of July Holiday.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ StoryCorps: Broadcast Pioneer Mary Jo West
   In this AZ-Edition of StoryCorps, Mary Jo West looks back on what it was like to be a female pioneer in broadcasting in the 70s and Arizona's first female news anchor.  StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of our lives.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ StoryCorps: The Kearns
     In this AZ-Edition of StoryCorps, Debra and Joesph Kearns talk about the moment they first met, when they realized they were meant to be together and how their love for one another still sparkles.
Sept. 20, 2013
Life after Losing Medicaid Coverage
A follow up to a story KJZZ first brought you Friday.  A Glendale couple is among 57-hundred Arizonans who are losing Medicaid coverage due to state budget cuts.  KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson tagged along as Bill and June Nelson tried to re-enroll in a program that helps cover medical expenses for people with catastrophic or chronic health conditions.
Sept. 20, 2013
The Best Halloween...ever
October 31, 2007 -- KJZZ Commentator Amy Silverman brings her story of Halloween trials, with her daughter's heart surgery set in early November--scheduled to allow Trick-or-Treating.
Sept. 20, 2013
Spreading The Wealth In Arizona
Host Steve Goldstein talks to Barry Broome, CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, about the initiative to grow the economy in the entire valley instead of concentrating on specific cities.Broome is on the region leadership advisory team set up Brookings Institution to look at economic strategy in Maricopa.
Sept. 20, 2013
Initial Phoenix Election Results
As of the first report, which contains about 60 percent of ballots cast in the Phoenix Mayor's race, Greg Stanton is ahead with 38 percent of the votes. In second place is Wes Gullett with 20 percent. Peggy Neely, Claude Mattox, and Jennifer Wright are in a close battle for third place.
Sept. 20, 2013
Job Seekers Face Digital Challenges
With one in ten Arizonans out of work, the competition for jobs is fierce.  There are fewer positions available due to the economy, but job seekers face another challenge.  When many workers landed their last jobs, they filled out paper applications and deliverd resumes in person or by mail.
Sept. 20, 2013
Ozone Exceeds Levels 28 Times Over Summer
The beginning of fall usually means the end of the valley’s ozone problem.  And this year was a doozy. The metro Phoenix area exceeded federal ozone standards on 23-days.  That’s more than twice the average of the past three years.
Sept. 20, 2013
Adrift Author Calls Citizens To Action
Author of the book Adrift: Charting Our Course Back to a Great Nation Steven Beschloss talks to host Steve Goldstein and answers listener questions about the nation's current course. Beschloss stresses the importance of citizen participation in government, and grassroots efforts to get the nation back on track.
Sept. 20, 2013
Campaigning in the Southwest
Las Vegas Review columnist Steve Sebelius and Arizona Republic reporter Dan Nowicki give insight about the important role the Southwest plays in the presidential primaries. Staying in or dropping out..
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizonas Political Climate
Fill-in host Mark Brodie talks to Senator Steve Pierce about the controversy surrounding the redistricting commission in Arizona. Dennis Welch, managing editor of Arizona Guardian.com, and Chris Herstam, head of government relations for Lewis and Roca, also weigh in on the vote to remove the chairwoman of the independent redistricting commission.
Sept. 20, 2013
KJZZ Launches New Series: Beyond Sprawl
Fronteras: the Changing America Desk reporters are visiting communities across the Southwest to gauge what life is like in a post economic housing boom. It’s part of an all-new series called Beyond Sprawl - Rethinking the Southwestern Economy, Nov.
Sept. 20, 2013
Hunger In Arizona
Terry Shannon, CEO of St. Mary's Food Bank, talks to host Steve Goldstein about the effort to feed Arizona's hungry families this holiday season...and the year-round need to lend a helping hand to the one in four children who go to bed hungry.
Sept. 20, 2013
Former Vice President Quayle Endorses Romney
Former Vice President Dan Quayle has endorsed Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney.  Quayle spoke at a Romney campaign stop in Paradise Valley Tuesday, saying the former Massachusetts Governor is the best person to fix the nation’s problems.
Sept. 20, 2013
Feds issue scathing report against Maricopa County Sheriffs Office
The U.S. Department of Justice levied charges of unconstitutional policing against the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday. The investigation into civil rights abuses by Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been going on for more than three years.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Lawmakers Likely To Consider Changes to Independent Redistricting Commission
The state’s Independent Redistricting Commission approved final legislative and congressional maps last night…on three to two votes. And, legislative Republican leaders are continuing to talk about possible changes to the panel in the future.
Sept. 20, 2013

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