KJZZ News

House Republicans vote to end loan guarantees for renewable energy projects
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill eliminating government loan guarantees for renewable energy projects, but the law isn’t likely to make it through the Senate. The 2009 stimulus package provided the Department of Energy with billions of dollars to make loan guarantees to alternative energy companies, including Tempe-based First Solar.
Sept. 20, 2013
Is Utahs senior senator too old?
Utah's 78-year old Senator Orrin Hatch, who's running for reelection this Fall, has faced criticism from his Democratic opponent that he's too old. Scott Howell has distributed a fundraising letter urging support for him in part because Hatch could die before a potential next term would end.
Sept. 20, 2013
Owners of Phoenix New Times, Village Voice to sell off newspapers
The owners of Phoenix-based Village Voice Media are selling their newspaper holdings, but hanging on to a controversial classified website. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were among the original founders of the Phoenix New Times.
Sept. 20, 2013
A look at the judicial proposition, Prop 115
In our continuing series of conversations on Arizona’s general election races and ballot initiatives, we’re talking about Proposition 115. In the spring of 2011, a majority of lawmakers—after forging a compromise with the state’s judicial branch—moved to have voters decide whether to change some aspects of how judges are chosen in Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona attorney general facing civil charges for campaign violations
Attorney General Tom Horne denies that he violated campaign finance laws. On Tuesday, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery said he is filing a civil action against the attorney general over alleged violations during Horne’s 2010 campaign.
Sept. 20, 2013
Challenges facing returning soldiers
As the U.S. continues its formal pullout from Iraq and Afghanistan, thousands of soldiers are returning home. But for many, home isn't the warm and comfortable place it should be. Instead, it's a place where they're often misunderstood and where nightmares of war zones are inescapable.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mystery body identified after 25 years
The Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s office says it’s identified the remains of a man buried in a Tempe cemetery 25 years ago.Officials say he’s 16-year-old John Bryan Moore, from Riverside, Calif.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Senate race between Flake, Carmona tightening up
Arizona’s U.S. Senate race is tightening up, with less than a month to go until Election Day. The advantage had been with Republican Congressman Jeff Flake, but as KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports, Democrats are trying to capitalize on a shift in momentum.
Sept. 20, 2013
Apollo Group to make major cuts
The Valley-based Apollo Group, which owns the University of Phoenix, will close more than one hundred locations to deal with dropping income. KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more.In the most recent quarter, Apollo Group’s net income plunged sixty percent to nine hundred ninety-six point five million dollars.
Sept. 20, 2013
Paluzzi: Media consumers must demand unbiased news
Who can rescue trust in the media? You. As someone who has been a journalist for more than 30 years, I was extremely disappointed and dispirited by a recent Gallup survey that showed distrust in media coverage at an all-time high.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix tries new approach to homelessness
The City of Phoenix is launching a new initiative aimed at ending homelessness. Under the plan, money that now goes to homeless services will go into housing, at no extra cost to taxpayers. City Manager David Cavazos explains what the new strategy can do for the chronically homeless.
Sept. 20, 2013
FBI says Horne silence on crash due to affair
FBI agents allege Arizona Attorney General Tom Honre left the scene of a minor car crash because he was having an affair with a female employee, who was in the car he was driving and didn't want their relationship reported.
Sept. 20, 2013
Finance filings show sheriffs race drawing in cash
With the general election just days away, Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Democratic opponent has reached a fundraising peak, but is still dwarfed by the sheriff’s campaign account. According to the most recent campaign finance report, retired Phoenix Police Sergeant Paul Penzone has raised about $530,000 in total.
Sept. 20, 2013
Democrats make gains in Arizona legislature, but still minority
Democrats will still be in the minority when the state legislature comes back into session in January, but they appear to have picked up some seats in both the Arizona House and Senate. There will be more Democrats than there have been for the last two years.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona gas prices down
Gas prices in Arizona have dropped more than a nickel in the past week. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: AAA-Arizona says gasoline is now six cents cheaper per gallon statewide.
Sept. 20, 2013
Obama addresses immigration reform
Immigration reform is one of the top issues for President Barack Obama. Wednesday morning the president said comprehensive immigration reform must include border security, KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.AL MACIAS: One of the first questions at Wednesday’s news conference dealt with immigration.
Sept. 20, 2013
Secretary of State wants to improve, not scrap, Arizonas election system
As the ballot count wraps up in Arizona, Secretary of State Ken Bennett is getting ready to review the state’s election system and find ways to improve it -- but Bennett has made clear he doesn’t want to simply start over.
Sept. 20, 2013
Motorcycle club sues DPS, Coconino County Sheriffs office
A motorcycle club is suing the Department of Public Safety and the Coconino County Sheriff’s office for civil rights violations. The Sons of Hell club claim officers rousted them at gunpoint at a northern Arizona campsite last year where a man had just shot his wife and two others before taking his own life.
Sept. 20, 2013
A Dreamers views on immigration reform
Daniel Rodriguez of Somos America explains why he thinks the Senate-proposed Achieve Act isn't a serious attempt at immigration reform. Rodriguez says comprehensive reform is an important goal that will make young people like him, who were brought to the U.
Sept. 20, 2013
Flu season hitting earlier this year
Texas is one of five states that's seen an increase in suspected flu cases so far this year. But, as KJZZ's Mark Brodie reports, that's not the case in other western states.The federal centers for disease control and prevention say Texas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama and Louisiana all have high levels of flu activity so far.
Sept. 20, 2013

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