KJZZ News

County Attorney Saddened, Frustrated By Milke Ruling
The Maricopa County Attorney says he is saddened and frustrated by a ruling from the state Supreme Court in the Debra Milke case.
March 19, 2015
Home Mortgages May Climb This Year With Fed Move
The Federal Reserve signaled it may begin raising interest rates this year for the first time since 2006, which would have a ripple effect on the economy, especially housing.
March 18, 2015
Critics Say Arpaio’s Offer In Contempt Case Not Enough
It came as a surprise to many this week when Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio acknowledged he violated a federal judge’s orders in a racial profiling lawsuit and agreed to civil contempt of court charges. But some of the sheriff’s critics worry he is just trying to prevent the full story from coming out in court testimony.
March 18, 2015
New Bill Would Give Voters The Chance To Get Rid Of Clean Elections
Clean Elections was approved by voters in 1998 and utilized by a large number of candidates. That participation has dwindled quite a bit since the United States Supreme Court got rid of Clean Elections’ matching funds provision.
March 18, 2015
ADHS Part of Nationwide Initiative To Increase Colorectal Screening Rates
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in Arizona, according to the Arizona Department of Health. Despite that fact, many people aren’t comfortable getting screened.
March 18, 2015
Newly Appointed DPS Director Frank Milstead Talks About Technology In Law Enforcement
Last month, Governor Doug Ducey named Colonel Frank Milstead to be the new director of the state Department of Public Safety.
March 18, 2015
Councilwoman Kate Gallego Discusses Her Proposal To Change Phoenixs Non-Discrimination Ordinance
The issue of unequal pay between men and women performing the same job has generated a lot more conversation in recent years, with President Obama signing executive actions to strengthen enforcement of equal pay laws for women.
March 18, 2015
Phoenix Theatres Hormel Festival Focuses On New Plays And Musicals
This weekend, Phoenix Theatre begins its annual Hormel Festival of New Plays and Musicals. That includes an evening of short new plays and a 24-hour theater project.
March 18, 2015
Sheriff Arpaio, Chief Deputy Offer To Personally Pay $100K In Contempt Case
Here and Now’s Steve Goldstein spoke to Jude Joffe-Block about why Arpaio and Sheridan are making such an offer, and what else is in their proposal.
March 18, 2015
Arizona Drought Conditions Decline, But Water Issues Remain
Arizona's drought conditions have improved from where they've been in recent years, though the state's water situation is still not strong.
March 18, 2015
Tucson Considers Camping Ban On Sidewalks, Public Parks
The proposal would not make homelessness a crime, just the act of camping on city property.
March 18, 2015
Tucson Crowd-Control Ordinance To Be Rewritten
A day before the University of Arizona is set play in the NCAA tournament, the Tucson City Council has pulled a proposed crowd control ordinance.
March 18, 2015
Glendale Wont Sell Foothills Branch Library
Glendale considered an offer from Midwestern University to buy the library for $5 million dollars.
March 18, 2015
Court Hears Arguments For DACA In-State Tuition Case
The Maricopa County Superior Court heard oral arguments in the college tuition case for immigrants protected from deportation by the Obama administration. The legal question at hand is whether those immigrants qualify for in-state tuition.
March 18, 2015
Sheriff Arpaio Admits Violating Court Orders, Agrees To Contempt Finding
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his chief deputy admitted to a judge they can be found in contempt of court for repeatedly violating court orders in an ongoing racial profiling lawsuit. The dramatic revelation came in court papers filed late Tuesday.
March 17, 2015
New Arizona Technology Aims To Improve Crop Quality, Yield
From a changing climate to more mouths to feed, there are many challenges facing agriculture to increase production. But a new technology developed and tested in Arizona may help farmers overcome recent struggles.
March 17, 2015
 Most Charges Against Tucson Bus-Chaining Activists Dropped
On Tuesday a Tucson judge dropped most of the charges against 12 people for protesting a federal immigration court program by chaining themselves to buses.
March 17, 2015
Immigration Links Mexico
Mexico's Yucatan peninsula juts out into the Caribbean Sea like a defiant fist. Three thousand miles away, the San Francisco Bay area looks like a miniature version of it.The two may be separated by distance but they depend on each other. Yucatan needs the work and San Francisco needs the workers.
March 17, 2015
Macerich Rejects $22B Mall Takeover Bid, Adopts Poison Pill Defense
The hostile $22 billion takeover attempt of Macerich Co., Arizona’s largest shopping mall owner, escalated Tuesday after rejecting its rival's offer and putting defense tactics in place to thwart further action.
March 17, 2015
Interior Department Announces Energy Priorities
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell outlined the Department of the Interior’s energy priorities for the next two years Tuesday. Some of them could impact oil and gas producers in the Southwest.
March 17, 2015

Pages