KJZZ News

Universities: Guns on campus bill would cost millions
Allowing concealed weapons permit holders to carry on college campuses would cost Arizona’s public universities more than $13 million up front, and more than $3 million a year, according to a new study released by the Arizona Board of Regents.
Sept. 20, 2013
Padres, Mariners to stay in Peoria until 2034
The City of Peoria announced Monday they have reached a new long-term agreement that will keep the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners in Peoria for spring training for the next two decades. The Peoria Sports Complex will continue to serve as the spring training and player development home for the two teams until 2034.
Sept. 20, 2013
Discussing the special election to succeed Gabrielle Giffords
Jim Nintzel of Tucson Weekly tells us about the candidates running in Southern Arizona’s congressional election.Nintzel says campaigns leading up to April’s primary election have been fairly cordial, with more people attacking Washington and the president than each other.
Sept. 20, 2013
Personalized Medicine: An Arizona SciTech forum
Imagine a medical treatment uniquely designed for you. Science fiction or fact? Forum panelist Dr. Darin Taverna, center, speaks with an unidentified Arizona State University student, left, and Dr. Rufus Glasper, Chancellor of the Maricopa County Community College District.
Sept. 20, 2013
Brookings: Mountain West to swing national politics
The shifting demographics of the Mountain West could have long-term effects on national and local politics. A new report by the Brookings Institution shows the identity of the region is changing.PETER O’DOWD: The West is more diverse than ever.
Sept. 20, 2013
State legislator: Women should be made to watch an abortion before having one
An Arizona legislator who opposes abortion says a woman should be made to watch an abortion being performed before having one. Republican Rep. Terri Proud of Tucson made the comment in a March 5 email to constituent Adena Lees.
Sept. 20, 2013
Groups share positions with U.S. Supreme Court in advance of SB 1070 case
Business organizations have filed a brief with the US Supreme Court in opposition to Arizona’s immigration law, SB 1070. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, both sides are getting ready for an April hearing in Washington DC.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona job market: Patience and persistence
The state will release February’s unemployment numbers later this morning. Arizona’s jobless rate in January stood at 8.7 percent; that’s lower than both the month before, and January of last year.
Sept. 20, 2013
Whistle-blower accuses Attorney General of campaign violations
A lawyer from the office of Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne says the state’s top prosecutor engaged in illegal and unethical conduct during his 2010 campaign.A complaint filed Feb. 11 with the Secretary of State’s office outlines the allegations.
Sept. 20, 2013
Horne: Complaint not based on direct evidence
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne says the employee who alleged campaign finance violations against him did so without any direct evidence. Horne defended himself again Wednesday against the complaint filed with the Secretary of State’s office.
Sept. 20, 2013
Some city employee unions reach a deal, but police union holding out for full pay restoration
The labor unions that represent Phoenix city employees have ratified pay and benefit agreements, but the Phoenix police union has rejected the deal. KJZZ’s Terry Ward reports. TERRY WARD: There are seven labor groups representing the city's nearly 15,000 employees.
Sept. 20, 2013
Effort to bring first Bill of Rights monument to Arizona
Chris Bliss is best known as a stand-up comedian and juggler, but he’s recently put his efforts into a new project. Bliss explains how a joke about a Bill of Rights monument may become a reality. Bliss says the idea stemmed from stand-up material.
Sept. 20, 2013
What Is It Like to Live in Your Town - Tell Your Story
KJZZ’s Fronteras: The Changing America Desk Wants to Know What it’s Like to Live in Your Town Does your community make you feel safe and included or scared and marginalized? The Fronteras: Changing America Desk is collaborating with Not in Our Town—a documentary producer that profiles people who have developed creative anti-hate crime programs— to gauge how hate is affecting communities throughout the Southwest.
Sept. 20, 2013
Candidates running against Arpaio are in full campaign mode
From the KJZZ newsroom, I’m Devin Browne. Two of the four candidates for Sheriff in Maricopa County campaigned Thursday night at an event sponsored by the Phoenix Quaker Meeting House and the Catholic Apostolic Church of Jerusalem.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tucson shootings brought changes to mental health treatment
A year ago, a seriously troubled man opened fire in a Safeway parking lot on a beautiful Saturday morning. He killed six people and injured 13 more, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Since then, Arizona has been forced to confront how it treats the mentally ill.
Sept. 20, 2013
Closure of detox center could lead to exposure deaths near Navajo Nation
Police in Page, Arizona, are worried about people freezing to death after a detox center on the border of the Navajo Nation closed. From Flagstaff, Laurel Morales reports.LAUREL MORALES: State budget cuts and unexpectedly low enrollment numbers at the detox center forced the Northern Arizona Regional Behavioral Health Authority to pull its funding.
Sept. 20, 2013
Claudio Roditi talks horns
(Tempe, AZ) - Brazilian trumpeter and flugelhorn player, Claudio Roditi talks to Blaise about the difference between the horns and how his records developed. Hear how love at first sight influenced his career.
Sept. 20, 2013
Peter ODowd
KJZZ News Director Peter O’Dowd finds something alluring about Phoenix and public radio, as if they have always been a part of his destiny.O'Dowd, who oversees all daily editorial direction of the KJZZ newsroom, took on the role of news director in February 2011, after serving as an assignment editor and reporter for the station since 2009.
Sept. 20, 2013
Police: 5 dead in shooting in Gilbert home
GILBERT, Ariz. (Associated Press) — Five people died in a shooting Wednesday at a Phoenix-area home, where the investigation was slowed by concerns there could be hazardous materials in 55-gallon drums in the backyard.
Sept. 20, 2013
Coyotes, NHL on track for new ownership
The National Hockey League is on the cusp of selling the Phoenix Coyotes to an ownership group that will keep the team in the Valley.From Phoenix, KJZZ's Steve Goldstein reports.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: The recent off-ice history of the Coyotes has been a saga of bankruptcy, lawsuits, and potential owners who pulled out before a sale agreement could be finalized.
Sept. 20, 2013

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