KJZZ News

Court of Appeals hears Glendale sales tax issue
The City of Glendale and a group trying to reverse a newly imposed tax increase are scheduled to appear in court Thursday. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports.In June, the Glendale City Council approved a 0.
Sept. 20, 2013
Election drama set for primary
Arizona residents will vote in a primary election this week, and a few high-profile seats are on the line. U.S. Senator Jon Kyl is retiring, and sitting Republican Congressman Jeff Flake is trying to take his seat.
Sept. 20, 2013
Ugly primary ends with Schweikert edging Quayle
Tuesday night, Arizona voters ended the brief congressional career of Republican Ben Quayle. He lost the 6th Congressional District primary by five points to fellow Congressman David Schweikert. KJZZ’s Jude Joffe-Block reports on the fierce election battle that pit two colleagues against each other.
Sept. 20, 2013
Rural and urban Arizona working together
The League of Arizona Cities and Towns’ annual conference concludes today in Scottsdale. As KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports, the league’s president is focused on collaboration between rural and urban communities.
Sept. 20, 2013
The impact of NAFTA on Arizona
This year marks the 20th anniversary of NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement. It was intended to remove barriers to trade and provide an overall economic boom. Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business Professor Arnold Maltz discusses NAFTA's impact on Arizona's trade with Mexico and the increasing trend of nearshoring, the practice of moving production plants from China to Mexico.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix to revamp ethics policies
The Phoenix City Council will consider a revamped ethics policy after a new task force finishes its work. As Peter O’Dowd reports, it’s part of an effort to increase government transparency. Phoenix City Hall (Photo courtesy of City of Phoenix)PETER O’DOWD: The city’s ethics policies haven’t been updated since 2005.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Supreme Court rules on state trust land water rights
The state’s highest court has ruled in a case affecting water rights to the Little Colorado and Gila rivers.   The state of Arizona has long argued that Congress reserved water rights for state trust lands.
Sept. 20, 2013
New UA report shows trees damaged by drought
The fact that Arizona’s in a drought is not news. But, that drought’s impact on trees is. A new report from researchers at the University of Arizona shows higher temperatures and lack of moisture doesn’t just make life less pleasant for people, it can also kill trees in the Southwest.
Sept. 20, 2013
Billions spent to keep Fido healthy
Pet owners in the U.S. spent more than $13 billion on veterinary care in 2011. Dr. Stephen Withrow, founder of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University, talks about advances in veterinary oncology and how there's an increase in synergy between treating diseases -- including cancer -- in animals and humans.
Sept. 20, 2013
Lynne Rossetto Kasper Visit - October 12, 2012
Mix and mingle with The Splendid Table's Lynne Rossetto Kasperand the Valley's top mixologists during a lively cocktail tasting eventat the Hotel Palomar, Friday, Oct. 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Lynne and the evening's superstar bartenders Dwayne Allen, Shel Bourdon, Richie Moe and Mr.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sen. Jon Kyl prepares for his final months in Congress
The U.S. Senate finished a marathon session over the weekend, and then members went back to their home states, where most of them will stay until Election Day, Nov. 6. When they return to Washington for a lame-duck session, there will be a long list of to-do items.
Sept. 20, 2013
Maricopa County Attorney frustrated with weak campaign laws
Arizona’s campaign finance laws need wholesale change, according to Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery. On Monday the county attorney announced he would be filing a civil action against Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne over alleged campaign violations.
Sept. 20, 2013
Hope for a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home
There’s new hope for a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home that was facing demolition in the Phoenix neighborhood of Arcadia. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, the developer and the city of Phoenix have reached a deal to put work on hold while a search continues for a buyer.
Sept. 20, 2013
Candidates hold final forum for states largest congressional district
The candidates in Arizona’s Congressional District 1 have met one final time before early ballots go out.  It is the largest congressional district in the state, stretching from southern part of the state to the Arizona-Utah border.
Sept. 20, 2013
Regents Chair on choosing a new board president
The Arizona Board of Regents has decided to offer Eileen Klein, Governor Jan Brewer's Chief of Staff, the position of President of the Board. Regents' Chair Rick Myers tells KJZZ's Steve Goldstein why Klein is the right choice.
Sept. 20, 2013
Commerce Department: Western U.S. leads rise in housing construction
Builders in the U.S. started construction on apartments and single-family homes in September at the fastest pace since July 2008.Between August and September, the Commerce Department says housing construction increased by 15 percent across the United States.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona, Nevada transportation officials study Phoenix-Las Vegas interstate
The Arizona Department of Transportation hosted a public meeting Tuesday night about a proposed new interstate. The project aims to improve infrastructure in the region, and potentially across the continent.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mexican artifacts returned
More than 4,000 archaeological artifacts looted from Mexico and seized in the United States have been returned to Mexican authorities.KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more.U.S. officials displayed the relics at the Mexican consulate in El Paso before handing them over during a ceremony.
Sept. 20, 2013
Prop 120, if passed, could set state up for federal challenge
A proposition on the Arizona ballot in this election challenges the federal government’s control over state lands. The proposition calls for the state to manage all of its own public resources. It would amend a provision in place since Arizona became a state.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona taxpayers affected by Hurricane Sandy get filing extensions
Arizona taxpayers affected by Hurricane Sandy will have a little more time to file their returns. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: The state Department of Revenue says it’s taking the action in conjunction with tax relief provided by the IRS, and is acting under authority granted by state law to extend due dates and suspend interest and penalties that would accrue during federally declared disasters.
Sept. 20, 2013

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