KJZZ News

ADEQ wont ask for more state funding
As the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality marks its 25th year, the agency’s director says it’s providing high-quality service despite budget cuts.From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Changing of the guard in Maricopa County
After more than a decade with the same five members, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors will have two newcomers. Steve Chucri discusses his priorities as he succeeds Don Stapley. Michelle Ye Hee Lee of the Arizona Republic considers how the political dynamic of the Board will change.
Sept. 20, 2013
County enforcing no-burn days with fewer inspectors
The county Air Quality department has received more than 300 complaints of residents violating "no-burn" days this winter. But the department has fewer inspectors to help enforce that restriction than in past years.
Sept. 20, 2013
2013 Legislative session preview
Arizona's 2013 legislative session starts on Jan. 14 with Governor Jan Brewer's State of the State address. Now that Republicans no longer have super-majorities in the House and Senate -- and the state's economy is on the upswing -- some observers expect lawmakers to focus on K-12 education and AHCCCS funding.
Sept. 20, 2013
Kingman says water system is clean despite complaints
Some residents of northwest Arizona are less than happy about their drinking water. KJZZ's Dennis Lambert reports. The city of Kingman has had to flush its water system, as a result of resident complaints.
Sept. 20, 2013
Released Mexican gray wolf doing well in the wild
A male Mexican gray wolf recently released in Arizona's Apache Sitgreaves National Forest is doing well. The release was timed to coincide with normal early season breeding activities. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Trimming ficus trees now is a bad idea
The recent four-day freeze damaged ficus trees across the Valley. If you’re wondering what to do with the tree in your yard? Just leave it alone. Ficus tree (Photo by Rick Gould - KJZZ)NADINE ARROYO RODRIGUEZ: Ficus trees lose about a foot of growth after a freezing cold snap.
Sept. 20, 2013
Obama to announce immigration reform plan next week
President Barack Obama is expected to begin his push for immigration reform next week. Today he met with several members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus at the White House to discuss plans for the legislation.
Sept. 20, 2013
Homeless population increased during recession
The number of homeless people living in shelters and on the streets increased during the recession, according to service providers. Workers from those agencies and Valley cities hit the streets yesterday to get an accurate count of how many people in Maricopa County are homeless.
Sept. 20, 2013
State Corporation Commission warns of scam
The Arizona Corporation Commission is warning business owners against a scam that could cost them $125.  The Commission’s been getting reports of a scam that goes around every few years or so.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona AG working on compromise to lawsuit settlement bill
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne says he’s working with state lawmakers to modify a proposal that would require money from lawsuit settlements to go into the state’s General Fund. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Superheroes and American culture
From Superman to Spider-Man to Spawn, American culture has a strong relationship with superheroes.KJZZ's Steve Goldstein talks with DC and Marvel Comics artist Tony Parker about why we're drawn to superheroes.
Sept. 20, 2013
Restaurants help develop Phoenix neighborhood
Several local restaurants have clustered in a central Phoenix neighborhood. One hang-out spot at Central and Indian School in Phoenix. (Photo by Nick Blumberg - KJZZ) KJZZ's Mark Brodie speaks with food writer Gwen Ashley Walters about why that's happened, and what it's meant for the area.
Sept. 20, 2013
Educating Arizona - A new series by 91.5 KJZZ beginning Feb. 25
Critics of Arizona public schools have long worried that our children are falling behind. Business leaders have asked lawmakers to make changes to the public school system so that they’ll have the workforce they need for the future.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pension reform put to a vote in Phoenix
No matter where you are in Phoenix, chances are you aren’t far from a sign urging you to vote yes on Proposition 201. And it’s almost as certain you won’t find even a bumper sticker telling you otherwise.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona and the Voting Rights Act
Attorney General Tom Horne wants Arizona to be freed from some provisions of the Voting Rights Act, which was created during the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. KJZZ's Nick Blumberg explains how provisions currently apply to Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sheriff Arpaio breaks shoulder
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio fell and broke his shoulder Thursday. This photo of Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his wife at the hospital was tweeted from the @RealSheriffJoe account Thursday. (Photo via Joe Arpaio on Twitter) The 80-year-old sheriff went to St.
Sept. 20, 2013
Fight in Arizona prison results in complex lock-down
An Arizona prison complex remains locked down Monday morning, after a fight early Sunday involving about 400 inmates. Corrections officials say they stopped the fighting fairly quickly but that a couple staffers and 17 inmates were injured.
Sept. 20, 2013
Home prices up 22.7 percent
Home prices in the Phoenix area increased by 22.7 percent in January making it the largest increase in the nation. CoreLogic’s report released today says the change represents the 11th consecutive month of national price increases.
Sept. 20, 2013
Feds evaluate Palo Verdes emergency plans
More than 400 city, county, state, tribal and federal agencies took part Wednesday in a test of the country’s largest nuclear power plant’s emergency plans. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports on what federal evaluators were looking for at Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, west of Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013

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