KJZZ News

Wildfire expert discusses the Gladiator Fire
The Gladiator Fire has now charred more than 5,400, about 60 miles north of Phoenix. Thursday could be a critical day for firefighters, according to wildfire expert Jim Paxon of Arizona Game and Fish.The blaze, which started on private property and is 5 percent contained, is burning across the Prescott National Forest, near Crown King, Arizona.
Sep. 20, 2013
Report: Fewer illegal immigration bills introduced so far in 2012 than 2011
A new report finds states introduced and approved fewer bills dealing with illegal immigration during the first quarter of this year than last. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The National Conference of State Legislatures says there was a 44 percent drop in the number of bills and resolutions introduced during that time period.
Sep. 20, 2013
Glendale fireworks ban takes effect
Another city is banning the use of fireworks. Glendale’s ordinance takes effect Friday just as the Memorial Day weekend gets under way. State law allows for the sale of consumer fireworks throughout Arizona, but that doesn’t mean they are legal to use everywhere.
Sep. 20, 2013
Court hastens disbarment for former assistant county attorney
Former assistant Maricopa County Attorney Lisa Aubuchon has lost her latest attempt to hold on to her law license. She was disbarred for a series of ethical violations. KJZZ's Al Macias reports.Aubuchon and former county attorney Andrew Thomas were disbarred in April for ethical violations in connection with failed prosecutions of county officials and judges.
Sep. 20, 2013
June 2012 Enews - Inside the Newsroom
 Northern ExposureKJZZ’s long-time host, reporter and friend Terry Ward is gearing up for a new adventure in broadcasting. After 26 years with KJZZ, he’s heading north to serve as KNAU’s All Things Considered host.
Sep. 20, 2013
ADOT launches dust storm awareness campaign
The Arizona Department of Transportation is emphasizing driver education as it prepares to launch a ‘Dust Storm Awareness’ campaign. Blowing dust is quite often a main weather feature in the desert during the summer monsoon.
Sep. 20, 2013
Public, charter schools preapring for Common Core Standards
Arizona teachers are preparing for changes in their classroom this fall. It’s part of a multi-year process aimed at changing the way children are taught. They’re called Common Core Standards. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports on what some educators are doing to prepare for the changes.
Sep. 20, 2013
Reactions to Obama
Republican Congressman David Schweikert and Democratic Congressman Raul Grijalva react to President Obama’s decision regarding so-called Dreamers, or young illegal immigrants. Two experts also comment on the reactions from the GOP and answer listener calls.
Sep. 20, 2013
Both sides declare victory in SB 1070 ruling
Both supporters and critics of SB 1070 claimed victory after the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling Monday. When the legislature approved the measure in 2010, Republicans generally voted yes, and Democrats no.
Sep. 20, 2013
How the health care ruling affects Arizona businesses, consumers
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the Affordable Care Act championed by President Barack Obama. The ruling could affect small businesses, the health care industry, and the state of Arizona. The Supreme Court’s decision preserves one of the most contentious provisions of the health care law, the so-called individual mandate that requires most Americans to buy health insurance or pay a fine.
Sep. 20, 2013
Tucson Unified may close schools to address budget crisis
The Tucson Unified School District is considering making drastic changes in its district to deal with next school year’s multi-million dollar shortfall. The Tucson Unified School District has projected a $17 million budget deficit for the next school year.
Sep. 20, 2013
Chandler Mayor touts Intel expansion
Intel's expansion in Chandler has attracted construction jobs to the city, and drew a visit from President Obama. KJZZ's Mark Brodie spoke with Mayor Jay Tibshraeny about what a bigger Intel presence in Chandler means for the city.
Sep. 20, 2013
Hearings wrap up on TEP energy efficiency plan
An administrative law judge in Tucson has wrapped up two days of hearings on Tucson Electric Power's proposed energy efficiency plan. KJZZ's Mark Brodie spoke with Jeff Schlegel of the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project about the hearings, and the plan itself.
Sep. 20, 2013
ASU to study colorectal cancer in minority, low-income populations
Arizona State University has received a $3 million grant to fund cancer research in underserved populations. The money, from the National Cancer Institute, will help fund a four-year study aimed at increasing colorectal cancer screening among minority and low-income populations.
Sep. 20, 2013
Robrt Pela: Review of Rent
Desert Stages Theatre’s production of Rent never stops moving. The relentless, often abrasive energy that fuels Jonathan Larson’s musical also holds it aloft in this umpteenth restaging, which may be the brightest adult entertainment July has to offer.
Sep. 20, 2013
Phoenix light rail extension approved
The Maricopa Association of Governments has approved an estimated one billion dollar plan to extend the light rail farther west into Phoenix -- but they won’t be breaking ground just yet.Wednesday night, MAG signed off on 11 miles of new track that will run from downtown Phoenix, past the State Capitol complex, and end around 79th Avenue and the westbound I-10.
Sep. 20, 2013
Slide Rock remains off-limits for swimming
Swimming is still banned at Slide Rock State Park in Oak Creek Canyon. Park officials say water in the canyon remains unhealthy. KJZZ’s Al Macias reportsAL MACIAS: The popular slide rock area was closed Sunday after park officials recorded high levels of fecal coliform.
Sep. 20, 2013
Arpaio celebrates Tent City anniversary, refuses to talk about civil trial
More than 400,000 Maricopa County jail inmates have been housed in Tent City since the facility was first opened. Sheriff Joe Arpaio began using Korean War-era tents to house inmates 19 years ago. Today the sheriff talked about the tents and critics of program.
Sep. 20, 2013
Herb Paine: Going for the Gold in Politics
Competitive yet mutually respectful. Individuals in their own right but aligned for a common purpose. Each lifting the other up -- and consequently uplifting us all with a sense of pride and an understanding of what is possible.
Sep. 20, 2013
Seven fires burning in Tonto Forest as of Friday
Lightning from monsoon storms is blamed for several fires in the Tonto National Forest. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports forest officials are also worried about record-high temperatures. Seven fires are burning in the Tonto Forest today.
Sep. 20, 2013

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