KJZZ News

Trespassing conviction upheld in obscene T-shirt case
A Mohave County man convicted of trespassing for wearing an obscenity-laced T-shirt to a Board of Supervisors meeting has lost another round in court. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.KJZZ first told you about Mervin Fried in March of this year.
Sept. 20, 2013
Self-funded candidates in politics
An expert explains the pros and cons of self-funding for elections, and explains why some candidates choose to go the self-funded route.Jennifer Steen is an associate professor of Political Science at ASU.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZCentral.com to introduce paywall next month
This may come as a shock to news readers around the Valley.This is the last month you’ll be able to access news on azcentral.com for free, according to an announcement from Arizona’s largest newspaper.
Sept. 20, 2013
Scorching summers and the Valley?s economy
Two experts weigh in on whether or not scorching summers affect the valley’s economy, and what can be done to attract more tourism. Jim Rounds, senior vice president and economist with Elliot D. Pollack and Company, and Kimber Lanning, director of Local First Arizona, say Arizona is seeing less summer economic drop-off for the first time in a while.
Sept. 20, 2013
Older Arizonans working longer
Older Arizonans are staying on the job longer, or returning to the workforce, as the value of retirement plans declines in a struggling economy. The Arizona Department of Administration's Aruna Murthy says that's changing the face of the state's workforce.
Sept. 20, 2013
Monsoon storms pelt Phoenix area
The Valley was slammed by a pair of thunderstorms last night. Sky Harbor Airport recorded four tenths of an inch of precipitation, but other communities in the state saw heavier rainfall and more. Steady rain blanketed much of the Phoenix area.
Sept. 20, 2013
Grand Canyon glass bridge case still not clear
An arbitrator has awarded a Las Vegas developer about $28 million in a contract dispute over the Grand Canyon Skywalk. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports that may not be the final word.The Hualapai owns the glass bridge that gives visitors a view of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.
Sept. 20, 2013
Penzone wins shot against Arpaio in November
Former Phoenix Police Sergeant Paul Penzone won the Democratic primary for Maricopa County Sheriff on Tuesday. As KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports, he faces a well-known incumbent with big campaign coffers … and a second, independent challenger.
Sept. 20, 2013
Court rules Phoenix New Times execs can sue Arpaio
A federal appeals court has ruled that two Phoenix newspaper executives can pursue a civil suit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for violating their First Amendment rights and making a false arrest, among other claims.
Sept. 20, 2013
Giffords officially launches PAC
Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, along with her husband, Mark Kelly, officially launched her political action committee Tuesday. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: Gabby PAC will be co-chaired by Robert Reich, a Democrat, and Trey Grayson, a Republican.
Sept. 20, 2013
Inspection finds mall kiosks not always showing prices
A series of recent inspections found kiosks in malls throughout the Valley did not list the prices of the items they were selling. Inspectors from the Arizona Department of Weights and Measures checked out 52 kiosks between July and August.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix will continue water fluoridation
Following a couple of hours of testimony, a city council subcommittee decided not to recommend changes to Phoenix's water fluoridation policy.From Phoenix, KJZZ's Steve Goldstein reports.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: The city was considering the issue for the first time since the council voted for fluoridation in 1989 as a method of helping lower rates of tooth decay in the general population.
Sept. 20, 2013
Upper Iowa University fifth school to commit to Mesa
Now it’s five colleges or universities that will be offering classes in downtown Mesa.  Upper Iowa University and the city made the latest announcement Thursday. UIU will begin offering classes in October at the city’s education center and eventually move to a permanent location.
Sept. 20, 2013
Cochise County Sheriff dies in car accident
The sheriff of Cochise County along the Arizona border died in a single car accident Tuesday night. The circumstances are still unknown. From Tucson, Michel Marizco has the story. Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever was killed in a car accident Tuesday.
Sept. 20, 2013
Snowflake paper mill closure will cost hundreds of jobs
The largest private employer in the Northern Arizona town of Snowflake is closing. The town’s paper mill has been in operation for more than 50 years. KJZZ’s Al Macias tells how the loss of hundreds of jobs will affect communities in the White Mountains.
Sept. 20, 2013
ASU joins global education program
More students form African will be attending Arizona State University in the coming years. The United Nations recognized a global education program Wednesday that included ASU.NADINE ARROYO RODRIGUEZ: For the next seven years, ASU will receive nearly $28 million to educate 120 students from Africa.
Sept. 20, 2013
U.S. Supreme Court denies challenge to Forest Services roadless rule
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a challenge to a federal rule maintaining roadless national forest land. The so-called "roadless rule" took effect near the end of President Bill Clinton’s term.
Sept. 20, 2013
Wrapping up the 2012 monsoon
National Weather Service Meteorologist-in-Charge of the Phoenix office Gary Woodall talks about how the 2012 monsoon season in the Valley compared to 2010 and 2011. Woodall also explained how Arizona's drought is affecting the power of Summer dust storms.
Sept. 20, 2013
Report: Dever was legally drunk
Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever was legally drunk when he flipped his vehicle and died on a gravel road in Northern Arizona. The toxicology report came out several weeks after the September 18th crash.
Sept. 20, 2013
Early voting underway in Maricopa County
Early voting for next month’s general election begins Thursday. The county elections department will mail ballots to people on the permanent early voting list, and those who have requested an early ballot.
Sept. 20, 2013

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