KJZZ News

Despite gains, path to employment still a long road
Arizona lost more than 34,000 non-farm jobs in January, both in the public and private sectors. But, that’s fewer lost jobs for that month than the state has seen, on average, over the past decade. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Bank of America protest
Protestors descended on a downtown Phoenix Bank of America branch yesterday Thursday to draw attention to what they say is the bank’s fraudulent mortgage practices. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Terry Ward reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Case load not improving for Arizonas federal judges
Arizona’s federal court system is overloaded. So much so that its chief judge and the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a judicial emergency last year. That allowed for visiting judges to hear cases.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Memories: An almost native
As we continue to celebrate Arizona's centennial year, we asked you to share some favorite Arizona memories with us. This one comes from Phil Reina.  Phil Reina, an almost native Arizonan. (Photo courtesy Phil Reina) Though born in California, I've always felt a very close relationship with Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
Snake bites on the rise as weather heats up
Spring’s rising temperatures also signal another season -- rattlesnake season.Snakes have already bitten seven people in Arizona this year. None of the bites were fatal. Usually, snakes are most active April through October, but recent warm temperatures have brought them out earlier.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Senate to take up restrictions on young drivers...again
The Arizona Senate on Monday will vote on a measure that would put new restrictions on new drivers. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The bill would prohibit drivers younger than 18 from using cell phones or other electronic devices for the first six months they’re behind the wheel, except in emergencies.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Senate approves Clean Elections compromise, sends to House
A compromise plan that would keep the state’s system of publicly-funded political campaigns in place, but with some changes, is headed to the Arizona House. The state senate approved the plan Tuesday.
Sept. 20, 2013
Robrt Pela: Review of The Great Gatsby
Theater critic Robrt Pela reviews Arizona Theatre Company’s production of The Great Gatsby. It takes some real work to make a brilliant and beloved piece of literature into a potboiler, but Arizona Theatre Company has done it.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Legislature approves abortion ban
The Arizona House of Representatives has given its final approval to a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks in most cases. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Among many other provisions, the measure would make it a Class 1 misdemeanor for a doctor to perform an abortion, if the fetus is at least 20 weeks old, except in medical emergencies.
Sept. 20, 2013
Local protests planned as U.S. Supreme Court prepares for SB 1070 arguments
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments April 25 on Arizona’s illegal immigration enforcement law. To mark the occasion, immigrant-rights activists are planning to protest the law in Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013
Bringing Silicon Valley to the Valley of the Sun
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is trying to recruit companies from Silicon Valley that may want to expand or relocate. Two experts respond to the efforts and what Stanton will need to do make the venture successful.
Sept. 20, 2013
DOJ to Arpaio: Stop stalling the investigation
The Department of Justice says the Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is trying to further delay the civil rights investigation into his department. Arpaio has asked for more information from the feds.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix parking changes could help drivers keep their change
Parking on the street in downtown Phoenix is going to get easier in 2012. The number of hours people have to pay to park could be reduced and more user-friendly parking meters could be in place a year from now.
Sept. 20, 2013
A courier in the Italian Resistance during WWII, now in Scottsdale: There is always tomorrow
Wednesday is the 67th anniversary of Italian Liberation Day, when Allied troops toppled the dictator Mussolini. Key to their success was the Italian Resistance movement. According to a group that keeps track of former resistance fighters, possibly one of the last surviving members lives right here in Scottsdale.
Sept. 20, 2013
SB 1070 opponents protest in downtown Phoenix
Hundreds of people marched in downtown Phoenix on Wednesday afternoon in protest of SB 1070. An SB 1070 protester in downtown Phoenix on Wednesday. (Photo by Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez) The group gathered after the U.
Sept. 20, 2013
Facebook likes organ donors
Last year Arizona organ donors saved more than 477 lives with their donations. And now Facebook wants to help. From the KJZZ newsroom, Weston Phippen reports.Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says U.S. and U.
Sept. 20, 2013
Effort underway to protect state parks funding
A group has filed paperwork to ask voters to protect funding for state parks. As KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports from Phoenix, the parks faced budget cuts during the recession. MARK BRODIE: The group called Citizens to Save Arizona's Natural Resources has taken out paperwork, to start gathering signatures to put the proposal on November’s ballot.
Sept. 20, 2013
US Justice Department to sue Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio
The U.S. Justice Department says it will file a civil lawsuit against Maricopa County, the sheriff’s office, and Sheriff Joe Arpaio. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The federal agency today sent letters to Arpaio, his office, and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, alerting them that DOJ plans to sue.
Sept. 20, 2013
Crews battling Arizona wildfire brace for high winds
CROWN KING, Ariz. (Associated Press) — High winds could prove a challenge for firefighters battling a northern Arizona wildfire that has forced residents from a historic mining town.Fire spokeswoman Karen Takai said Tuesday winds of 35 mph are expected at the blaze near Crown King that has burned about 2 ½ square miles.
Sept. 20, 2013
Some progress made Thursday on Arizona wildfires
  Map of the Gladiator Fire as of Friday, May 18. (Map courtesy of Southwest Coordination Center) DENNIS LAMBERT: The Gladiator Fire burning near Crown King, Ariz. has grown to nearly 8,000 acres, but firefighters say the bulk of the growth Thursday was away from the town.
Sept. 20, 2013

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