KJZZ News

Back-and-forth between DOJ, MCSO could lead to court
The war of words between the Department of Justice and Maricopa County officials continues. DOJ has been conducting a civil rights investigation into the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department. Last week the County Attorney’s office sent a letter requesting information about the federal investigation into the sheriff’s office.
Sept. 20, 2013
State to begin accepting medical marijuana dispensary applications
The State of Arizona has announced it will start accepting applications for medical marijuana dispensaries May 14. The applications will be accepted through May 25. Earlier, Dennis Lambert talked with Sunny Singh, who runs a WeGrow store in Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tell us about your experiences with HOAs
Arizona's legislature is considering a law that would stop homeowner associations (HOAs) from regulating parking on city streets in some circumstances. We want to know what kind of experiences you've had with your HOA (or someone else's) when it comes to parking.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pinal County Sheriff Babeu to run for Congress
Pinal Country Sheriff Paul Babeu announced Wednesday he’d run for Congress in Arizona’s fourth congressional district. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Weston Phippen reports.  WESTON PHIPPEN: He’s best known for his talk about roving battles with drug cartels in the desert.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arpaio says his office will cooperate with DOJ
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he wants to avoid a court battle with the Department of Justice. Last week the DOJ said that it had found a pattern of civil rights abuses against Latinos in Maricopa County.
Sept. 20, 2013
SCOTUS focus on immigration status check portion of SB 1070
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments this morning about Arizona’s controversial anti illegal immigration law. A crowd of SB 1070 opponents outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday. (Photo by Victoria Pelham - Cronkite News Service) A supporter of SB 1070 outside the U.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mark Brodie
KJZZ listeners know they can trust Government and Politics Reporter and Weekend Edition Saturday Host Mark Brodie for intelligent reports and insightful perspectives on Arizona politics and public policy.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pearce supporters trying to pass recall reimbursement measure
Arizona lawmakers are making one last push to reimburse former State Senate President Russell Pearce for the expenses he incurred in last year's recall election. The state constitution includes a provision for a public payment of the "reasonalbe special election campaign expenses" in a recall, but it never makes clear what a "reasonable" expense is.
Sept. 20, 2013
Z?calo Public Square May 21 - Can Israel Save Its Democracy?
By many measures, Israel has never been stronger or healthier. Its GDP continues to rise, its population continues to increase, and its defense capabilities continue to improve. And yet Zionism today is in crisis.
Sept. 20, 2013
Comic performance to benefit Bill of Rights monument project
Some of the nation’s best-known comedians will take the stage Sunday in Phoenix in a performance to benefit a Bill of Rights monument planned for Wesley Bolin Plaza. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Terry Ward reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Wildfire expert discusses the Gladiator Fire
The Gladiator Fire has now charred more than 5,400, about 60 miles north of Phoenix. Thursday could be a critical day for firefighters, according to wildfire expert Jim Paxon of Arizona Game and Fish.The blaze, which started on private property and is 5 percent contained, is burning across the Prescott National Forest, near Crown King, Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
Report: Fewer illegal immigration bills introduced so far in 2012 than 2011
A new report finds states introduced and approved fewer bills dealing with illegal immigration during the first quarter of this year than last. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The National Conference of State Legislatures says there was a 44 percent drop in the number of bills and resolutions introduced during that time period.
Sept. 20, 2013
Glendale fireworks ban takes effect
Another city is banning the use of fireworks. Glendale’s ordinance takes effect Friday just as the Memorial Day weekend gets under way. State law allows for the sale of consumer fireworks throughout Arizona, but that doesn’t mean they are legal to use everywhere.
Sept. 20, 2013
Court hastens disbarment for former assistant county attorney
Former assistant Maricopa County Attorney Lisa Aubuchon has lost her latest attempt to hold on to her law license. She was disbarred for a series of ethical violations. KJZZ's Al Macias reports.Aubuchon and former county attorney Andrew Thomas were disbarred in April for ethical violations in connection with failed prosecutions of county officials and judges.
Sept. 20, 2013
June 2012 Enews - Inside the Newsroom
 Northern ExposureKJZZ’s long-time host, reporter and friend Terry Ward is gearing up for a new adventure in broadcasting. After 26 years with KJZZ, he’s heading north to serve as KNAU’s All Things Considered host.
Sept. 20, 2013
ADOT launches dust storm awareness campaign
The Arizona Department of Transportation is emphasizing driver education as it prepares to launch a ‘Dust Storm Awareness’ campaign. Blowing dust is quite often a main weather feature in the desert during the summer monsoon.
Sept. 20, 2013
Public, charter schools preapring for Common Core Standards
Arizona teachers are preparing for changes in their classroom this fall. It’s part of a multi-year process aimed at changing the way children are taught. They’re called Common Core Standards. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports on what some educators are doing to prepare for the changes.
Sept. 20, 2013
Reactions to Obamas immigration executive order
Republican Congressman David Schweikert and Democratic Congressman Raul Grijalva react to President Obama’s decision regarding so-called Dreamers, or young illegal immigrants. Two experts also comment on the reactions from the GOP and answer listener calls.
Sept. 20, 2013
Both sides declare victory in SB 1070 ruling
Both supporters and critics of SB 1070 claimed victory after the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling Monday. When the legislature approved the measure in 2010, Republicans generally voted yes, and Democrats no.
Sept. 20, 2013

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