KJZZ News

The American Community Survey stirs up controversy
Every 10 years the Census Bureau conducts a nationwide count of the U.S. population. The last complete count was completed two years ago, but now another annual survey from the Census Bureau is causing controversy.
Sept. 20, 2013
Elderly man dies of West Nile Virus
Maricopa County Public Health officials have confirmed the county’s first West Nile death of the year. The victim was an elderly man who had other health complications. West Nile Virus only causes symptoms in about 20 percent of people who get infected.
Sept. 20, 2013
Latino protesters march against racial profiling
Hundreds of protesters marched in downtown Phoenix on Sunday against Arizona's immigration law, SB 1070. As KJZZ's Mark Moran reports, some Latinos in the group say they're being racially profiled.  The U.
Sept. 20, 2013
The Valley?s wet monsoon season
An expert talks about the unpredictability of Arizona’s monsoon season, and explains why this year’s monsoon season is wetter than last year’s. Randy Cerveny, professor of Geological Science at Arizona State University, says the wetness of a monsoon season depends on how early heating over the desert occurs.
Sept. 20, 2013
Drought blamed for wild horse deaths on Navajo Nation
Wild horses on the drought-stricken Navajo Nation are fighting for their lives. Navajo Nation officials say lack of rainfall and high heat are drying up watering holes and leaving others with harmfully high levels of salt.
Sept. 20, 2013
Maricopa County Attorney wants to see medical marijuana in court
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery says he’s eager to put Arizona’s medical marijuana law in front of a judge, as defendant or plaintiff. Last year, Montgomery warned county employees not to process any zoning or permit applications for marijuana dispensaries, because the businesses would violate the federal Controlled Substances Act.
Sept. 20, 2013
Report: Urban growth to raise temperatures
A new study predicts warmer temperatures in Arizona’s growing urban corridor by 2050. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, the population between Nogales and Prescott is projected to exceed 9 million.
Sept. 20, 2013
Ford shows off a greener vehicle in Scottsdale
You may not realize it but that car seat you're riding on this morning may partially made from a soybean derivative. And if you're driving a newer-model Ford, it's almost a sure thing. The automaker held an event in Scottsdale last night to highlight the renewable aspects of its 2013 Fusion.
Sept. 20, 2013
Earthy-smelling tap water in Tempe has harmless cause
Some Tempe residents have noticed a change in the smell and taste of their tap water, but the city says there’s no reason to worry.  Over the last few days, Tempe’s tap water has -- for some residents -- taken on an earthy smell and taste.
Sept. 20, 2013
Former Arizona Rep. Patterson acquitted
A former state representative has been acquitted of domestic violence charges, about four months after being forced to resign his seat over the matter. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more.   Daniel Patterson (Photo by Mark Brodie - KJZZ) MARK BRODIE: In February, most House Democrats signed onto an ethics complaint against their then-colleague, Daniel Patterson.
Sept. 20, 2013
Department of Justice sending election observers into Maricopa County
The U.S. Department of Justice has announced it will monitor polling places in Maricopa County for discrimination during Tuesday’s primary election.  Under the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Justice Department is authorized to send federal observers into certain jurisdictions -- including Arizona -- to monitor polling locations.
Sept. 20, 2013
Russell Pearce loses comeback bid
Mesa businessman Bob Worsley has defeated former State Senate President Russell Pearce in the GOP primary by a large margin. KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.MARK BRODIE: Worsley says he’s not surprised by the margin of the win -- he says internal polls showed him up by as much as 15 percent against the man behind Arizona’s immigration enforcement law, SB 1070.
Sept. 20, 2013
Campaign signs to be removed by Sept. 12
After last week’s primary election there were winners and losers. The winners move on, the rest clean up and state law says they have to do it quickly. Campaign signs in Phoenix (Photo by Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez - KJZZ)By September 12 political candidates not moving on to the general election must remove their campaign signs from the public rights of way.
Sept. 20, 2013
City of Phoenix golf courses face budget deficit
Phoenix’s city golf courses are in a serious financial hole, according to a new study. There are several possible solutions, and the city is looking for the public’s input.  Papago Golf Course in Phoenix, one of the city's eight municipal courses.
Sept. 20, 2013
Study: Legalizing Arizonas undocumented workers would be economic boon
A recent report from a left-leaning think tank looks at the potential impact on Arizona’s economy of legalizing or deporting undocumented workers. As of 2010, there were an estimated 211,000 undocumented immigrants working in Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
U.S. Attorney: Wisneski likely wont go to jail for Fiesta Bowl fiasco
Former Fiesta Bowl chief operating officer Natalie Wisneski likely won't receive jail time for her involvement in an illegal campaign-contribution scheme, the U-S Attorney's Office announced Monday. Wisneski faced up to one year in jail for her felony conspiracy charge, but may instead receive probation because she is cooperating with authorities.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tempe Police to look for booster seat law violators
The Tempe Police Department will be looking for violators of Arizona’s new booster seat law, starting this Sunday. KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Kids between 5 and 8 years old, and shorter than 4'9" now have to be in child restraint seats in Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
Lessons to learn from papers please in Alabama
Judge Susan Bolton has allowed what's considered the most controversial part of Arizona's SB1070 immigration enforcement law to take effect. It's the so-called 'show me your papers' provision, and now law enforcement officers in the state are going to have to figure out how to apply it properly and without racially profiling anyone.
Sept. 20, 2013
Interview with the director of the ASU School of Nutrition and Health Promotion
A recent study by the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, says the number of obese adults is likely to increase dramatically in the next 20 years.  In Arizona, it says if the current trajectory continues, nearly 59 percent of the adult population will be obese by 2030.
Sept. 20, 2013
Frank Lloyd Wrights archives to move from Scottsdale to New York
Legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright is associated with several places in the U.S., but perhaps none so unique as Taliesin West in Scottsdale. Wright made it his winter haven from 1937 until his 1959 death, describing the mostly untouched area near the McDowell Mountains as the top of the world.
Sept. 20, 2013

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