KJZZ News

Diplomatic plates may not have been factor in Mexico shooting
Mexican federal police involved in the shooting of two American agents last month may not have noticed that car’s U.S. diplomatic plates. In late August, two reported employees of the CIA were in a bulletproof SUV, speeding along a rural road in Mexico.
Sep. 20, 2013
Phoenix lags in household income, health insurance, preschool attendance
Data just released from the U.S. Census Bureaus shows that the median Phoenix income in 2011 was less than the national figure. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports the latest results from the American Community Survey.
Sep. 20, 2013
Arizona Secretary of State accuses nine people of double voting in 2008
Arizona’s Secretary of State marked National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday by announcing outreach efforts and alleged voter fraud.  Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett outside the Catholic Charities office near 19th Avenue and Northern.
Sep. 20, 2013
Rate increase ahead for SRP customers
Nearly 1 million SRP customers can expect slightly higher bills starting in November. The utility company’s board of directors unanimously approved a 3.9 percent rate increase Thursday. It'll average just over $6 dollars per month for residential customers.
Sep. 20, 2013
Arizona group prints Spanish-language guide to ballot measures
An advocacy group is out with a Spanish-language guide to the ballot measures Arizona voters will decide next month. And, as KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports from Phoenix, the group is trying to get minority voters to cast their ballots on the nine questions.
Sep. 20, 2013
Credit card parking meters coming to Downtown Phoenix
The City of Phoenix will be providing nearly 500 new locations next year to use your credit or debit cards -- in the city’s parking meters. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.AL MACIAS: The city’s transportation department is asking the city council to approve a plan for hundreds of meters to be installed in the downtown area.
Sep. 20, 2013
Carmona vs. Flake heats up
Recent polls suggest that the race to succeed retiring U.S. Senator Jon Kyl could be very close. Arizona Republic columnist Bob Robb and Northern Arizona University Political Science Professor Fred Solop discuss what factors could be advantages for either Congressman Jeff Flake or Dr.
Sep. 20, 2013
Light rail extension in Mesa now official
Funding for the next extension of the Valley’s light rail system has been formally approved. Federal officials and several Valley mayors formally signed the agreement Friday afternoon. KJZZ’s Al Macias says the feds will now provide $75 million for the additional three miles.
Sep. 20, 2013
Maricopa County settlement vote disrupted by protestors
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors meeting was disrupted by protestors Wednesday morning. The meeting was cancelled before the board could approve a multi-million dollar settlement over the death of a jail inmate.
Sep. 20, 2013
BBC World Service - Live From Arizona, Nov 1-2
BBC Newsday Election 2012 Special Profiles ArizonaThursday, Nov. 1-- Live on 91.5 KJZZ beginning at 8 p.m. The BBC Newsday team will be here in Phoenix as part of its coverage of the U.S. Presidential election— to gauge what Arizona residents have on their minds on the eve of the election during a live, special edition of BBC’s Newsday on 91.
Sep. 20, 2013
County recorder
The Maricopa County Recorder’s Office is launching a Spanish-language voter awareness program, in hopes of avoiding possible confusion about the date of the Nov. 6 general election. This comes after County Recorder Helen Purcell announced that two pieces of printed information with the incorrect date had been distributed.
Sep. 20, 2013
Catching up with the editor of The Onion
Serious, important news is everywhere you turn. The economy and job market are still too slow for many people. Superstorm Sandy led to deaths and destruction. So for a few minutes, we’ve decided to lighten things up just a bit with Will Tracy, editor of the satiric outlet The Onion.
Sep. 20, 2013
Loughner returns to Tucson
Jared Loughner, the man who pleaded guilty in the Tucson shooting rampage that wounded former Representative Gabrielle Giffords, has returned to Arizona to be sentenced. KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more.
Sep. 20, 2013
Purcell: Spanish-language ad campaign mitigated potential confusion
Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell says she’s confident the advertising campaign her office undertook leading up to Election Day mitigated any issues caused by a pair of mistakes. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Sep. 20, 2013
Parade to honor veterans
Since 1997, the Phoenix VA has put together a Veterans Day parade to recognize those who served in the military, and to bring awareness to veterans' issues. Paula Pedene of the Phoenix VA. (Photo by Dennis Lambert)Paula Pedene of the Phoenix VA helps coordinate the parade.
Sep. 20, 2013
Two Arizona counties may have found the future of Election Day
As election workers continue counting ballots, officials in two Arizona counties are touting what they say is a better way to run Election Day.SUE REYNOLDS: The future of voting is to be able to vote anywhere MARK BRODIE: That’s Sue Reynolds.
Sep. 20, 2013
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is approaching one full year in office. He's working with mayors in other Valley communities to improve the regional economy. He also discusses plans to find more effective uses for the city's large swaths of vacant land.
Sep. 20, 2013
University students will have one fewer fee in AZ
The Arizona Board of Regents voted Monday to suspend collection of a fee on all university students. The $2-a-semester fee funds the Arizona Students Association and is tacked on to tuition fees. It's not mandatory, but takes a written request within 21 days of the start of classes to opt out.
Sep. 20, 2013
Supreme Court to decide whether to hear suit on domestic partner benefits for Arizona state workers
UPDATE 11/30/2012 3:29 p.m.:The Supreme Court Justices were in conference Friday to decide which cases to hear, but have not said whether they will take the Arizona case or other cases dealing with gay rights.
Sep. 20, 2013
A Phoestivus for the rest of us!
An event in downtown Phoenix aims to spread some holiday cheer. Gather 'round the aluminum pole for the story of Festivus -- well, make that Phoestivus. Now in its third year, the Phoestivus Market features dozens of local vendors, food trucks, a beer garden -- and, of course, the traditional feats of strength and airing of grievances.
Sep. 20, 2013

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