KJZZ News

Maricopa County trying to lure forensic pathologists
Maricopa County has lost about a third of its forensic pathologists in the last four years. As KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports, the shortage is a national problem.The county is trying to lure doctors specializing in forensic pathology to its understaffed medical examiner's office.
Sept. 20, 2013
Gov. Brewer: Akin comments a little bit outrageous, but doesnt call on candidate to drop out of race
Governor Jan Brewer criticized comments made by Missouri GOP Senate Candidate Todd Akin about rape, but stopped short of joining other Republican officials in calling for him to drop out of the race. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Glendale sales tax hike ruling could come Friday
The Arizona Court of Appeals heard arguments Thursday over whether an initiative that aims to reverse a sales tax increase by the City of Glendale can appear on the November ballot.  Members of the group Save Glendale Now.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona cities among safest for drivers
Drivers in several Arizona cities are considered among the safest in the country, according to a new report. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more.  MARK BRODIE: Allstate Insurance Company’s annual “Best Drivers Report” lists Phoenix as the safest city with more than a million residents.
Sept. 20, 2013
Attorney General/Acting Governor Tom Horne
Attorney General and Acting Governor Tom Horne explains why he's acting to block full implementation of the state's medical marijuana program.Horne says his efforts are based on the law rather than his personal opinion about medical marijuana.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mexicos Felipe Calderon gives final State of the Nation address
Calderon's six-year presidential term ends this year, and Mexican law prohibits him from running again.In his State of the Nation speech, Calderon said he expanded and cleaned up Mexico's police force and created more than 2 million jobs -- twice as many as his predecessor, Vicente Fox.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix man facing prison for selling access to infected computers
A federal judge in Washington, DC Thursday sentenced a Phoenix man to prison, for selling access to computers that were infected with malware. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: Federal prosecutors say 30-year old Joshua Schichtel will spend 30 months behind bars.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tomorrows College - A new series by American RadioWorks
KJZZ is featuring two new documentaries as part of a series called Tomorrow's College. The programs explore how higher education is changing and why it should matter to you. You can hear the shows on 91.
Sept. 20, 2013
Fishy political campaign signs spring up
It's been impossible to avoid campaign signs in the Valley. Most are by the numbers with the candidate's name and keywords, but a few signs in Phoenix and Scottsdale are standing out. They feature a female Japanese cartoon character and phrases like "Mitt bit my sushi" and "Obama cares about our sushi.
Sept. 20, 2013
Legislative candidate bounced from the ballot
A judge has ruled that a legislative candidate—who won in August’s primary election—is not eligible to be on November’s ballot. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more.Republican Darin Mitchell ran for one of two House seats in GOP-leaning Legislative District 13.
Sept. 20, 2013
Without matching funds, fewer candidates using Clean Elections
For the first time since Arizona’s Clean Elections system went into effect more than a decade ago, participating candidates this year know if they get outspent by their privately funded opponent, they will not get additional money to make up the difference.
Sept. 20, 2013
Emergency challenge to SB 1070 denied
The legal battle over the fate of Arizona's immigration law, SB 1070, continues. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Jude Joffe-Block reports Tuesday was a busy day for this case in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Sept. 20, 2013
Apple CEO apologizes for mapping issues
Apple CEO Tim Cook is apologizing to customers for problems encountered with their new iOS 6 Maps application.  The iPhone 5, which was released last Friday, came with Apple’s new mapping app, rather than the previously installed Google Maps, but customers have complained that it’s missing locations and providing wrong directions.
Sept. 20, 2013
Freight distrubtion system outlined for Arizona
An economic development group has released findings that outline Arizona’s opportunities to expand freight distribution from Mexican sea ports. As KJZZ's Peter O’Dowd reports, it’s an early step in the bid to elevate Arizona’s role as a major trade-distribution center.
Sept. 20, 2013
Secretary Napolitano to visit Arizona
From the KJZZ newsroom, I’m Steve Goldstein. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will be in Arizona today to express her condolences to the family of Nicholas Ivie, the U.S. Border Patrol agent shot and killed this week just north of the Arizona-Mexico border.
Sept. 20, 2013
State Out Of The Union: Arizona and the final showdown over the American dream
Arizona has received an inordinate share of national headlines in recent years, many related to SB1070, Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former State Senator Russell Pearce. In his new book, State Out of the Union: Arizona and the Final Showdown Over the American Dream, author Jeff Biggers argues that the negative perception of Arizona is simplistic and doesn't take into account the state's bipartisan and progressive history.
Sept. 20, 2013
University of Arizona to study effects of biodiesel-blend fuels
The U of A has received a federal grant to study the relationship between the exposure to and health effects of the use of underground mining equipment using diesel and biodiesel-blend fuels. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more.
Sept. 20, 2013
Former Arizona Rep. Bill Konopnicki Dies
Former Arizona lawmaker Bill Konopnicki has died. The Republican from Safford served in the state House of Representatives for eight years, but had been in declining health. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Ryan Randazzo on the Arizona Corporation Commission
The Arizona Corporation Commission is probably the most important group of elected officials you don't pay enough attention to. Six major party candidates are running for three commission seats. Three of the six are incumbents: two Democrats and one Republican.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona spends $640,000 on immigration training
PHOENIX (Associated Press) — Police agencies in Arizona have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars training officers to enforce the state's 2010 immigration law, despite claims from supporters that it wasn't going to cost much extra for the state's 15,000 officers to carry out the statute.
Sept. 20, 2013

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