KJZZ News

Reactions to Obamas immigration executive order
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.
Sept. 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.
Sept. 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.
Sept. 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.
Sept. 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.
Sept. 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.
Sept. 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.
Sept. 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.
Sept. 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.
Sept. 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.
Sept. 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.
Sept. 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.
Sept. 20, 2013
Nearly 25 percent of Arizonans obese
The latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that a quarter of Arizonans are obese. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Nick Blumberg reports.The data come from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, one of several measures of the nation's obesity.
Sept. 20, 2013
Valley air particles and ozone
An expert explains why it gets hazy and which air conditions Phoenix residents need to worry about. Trevor Baggiore, deputy director of the Air Quality Division at ADEQ, said Wednesday morning’s haze is a result of residual dust and air moisture from the monsoon.
Sept. 20, 2013
Scholastic names two Arizona schools the coolest
Two Arizona schools are among the nation’s top 25 coolest schools, according to a report by Scholastic Parent & Child magazine. Zaharis Elementary School in Mesa made the list as an institution that provides authentic learning experiences, and Star Charter School in Flagstaff was recognized for implementing solar powered learning.
Sept. 20, 2013
Investigation launched into beef from ill cows
Federal regulators are trying to find out whether beef from sick cows reached the human food supply through a Central California slaughterhouse near Fresno. Officials have shut down the facility after receiving an animal welfare video which shows workers mishandling the slaughter of cows that are struggling to walk or to even stand.
Sept. 20, 2013
Changing Arizonas Supreme Court
Governor Jan Brewer has three finalists to choose from to fill a vacancy on the state Supreme Court. If a November ballot initiative is passed, the number of finalists for a future opening would be at least eight.
Sept. 20, 2013
Primary Election Night Special
KJZZ provided special primary election coverage as the results were coming in Tuesday night. Clockwise from left, Mark Brodie, Mario Diaz, Chip Scutari and Al Macias on the Arizona primary election special broadcast Tuesday night.
Sept. 20, 2013
Valley Fever hits Arizona hard
There were more than 16,000 reported cases of Valley Fever in Arizona last year and probably more than 30,000 unreported cases.Dr. John Galgiani of the Valley Fever Center for Excellence at the University of Arizona says improved research and diagnosis are needed to treat Valley Fever and keep the illness from being life-threatening.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona housing price gains above national average
U.S. home prices increased nearly 4 percent between July 2011 and July 2012, according to a private realty tracking firm. But in Arizona, gains were well above the national average. Real estate data provider CoreLogic said Tuesday home prices rose an average of 3.
Sept. 20, 2013

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