KJZZ News

Missing Mesa Woman FOUND!
Felicita Ramirez was located by a family member in Tempe.  She is now back with her family and was found in good condition.  Ramirez walked away from her Dialysis center at 1209 N Country Club, Mesa, AZ at approximately 8:00 PM on 12/01/2011.
Sept. 20, 2013
States Introduce More Immigration Bills in 2011, Enact Fewer
State legislatures introduced more bills dealing with immigration this year than last….but fewer measures were enacted.  From Phoenix, Mark Brodie reports.  The new report from the National Conference of State Legislatures shows lawmakers introduced more than 1600 bills and resolutions related to immigrants this year, with 306 becoming law.
Sept. 20, 2013
Herb Paine: Not All is Grinch and Scrooge Among Us
KJZZ Commentator Herb Paine, amidst all the mire says "Don't Worry - Be Happy"...
Sept. 20, 2013
Best Vocalists of 2011 Tonight!
This week hear highlights from the best new jazz of 2011 on the 9 o'clock special. Vocalists take center stage tonight. Grammy winner Kurt Elling is back with "The Gate," and Tierney Sutton gets her long awaited shot at a Grammy with "American Road.
Sept. 20, 2013
Headed to court? MCSO and DOJ at odds
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Justice are threatening to sue each other over an agreement to resolve racial discrimination claims. MCSO agreed to work with the feds on the matter, but in a letter sent to the Justice Department, warned it may go to court if justice officials don’t provide more detailed information on their findings.
Sept. 20, 2013
Haiti: Recovery Two Years later
January 12th is the second anniversary of a massive earthquake that killed more than 200-thousand people in Haiti.Many more were left homeless and injured.  Commentator and Phoenix resident, Mary Jo West, recently visited Haiti and says despite the outpouring of support from from Arizona and around the world, the recovery has just begun.
Sept. 20, 2013
Diverse health care needs the focus of forum
A group of doctors, scholars and policy makers is meeting today to discuss how they can improve rural health care access in Arizona. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Weston Phippen reports.  WESTON PHIPPEN: The border, desert, mountain communities and remote Native American reservations can make basic things like regular checkups difficult.
Sept. 20, 2013
Obamas visit may signify a shift in Arizona politics
After Tuesday’s State of the Union Address, President Obama heads west to five states that will be key to his re-election next year. One of his first stops -- Wednesday afternoon --  will be in the Phoenix area.
Sept. 20, 2013
Antenori first to announce campaign for Giffords seat
State Republican Senator Frank Antenori is the first person to officially announce his candidacy for the Congressional seat vacated by Representative Gabby Giffords.  Giffords resigned earlier this week to focus on her recovery from an assassination attempt last year.
Sept. 20, 2013
KJZZ Feb 2012 - Jazz Beat
Jazz News from Blaise LantanaThe Valley is jumpin’ with jazz this February, especially with the Arizona Music Fest in town -- and we’ll be here to bring you the latest news and interviews with leading performers.
Sept. 20, 2013
Judge finds legislature violated contract with teachers and public workers
A judge has ruled in favor of teachers and others in the Arizona State Retirement System who were forced to pay a larger share of their pension plans.  The ruling means lawmakers will have to figure out how to re-adjust the system and pay back employees.
Sept. 20, 2013
Rowing the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans
National Geographic speaker Roz Savage talks about rowing alone, what she learned about herself, and how she wants to change the way we treat the environment. Savage says when she decided to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean she had 14 months to prepare.
Sept. 20, 2013
Should agriculture companies be allowed to hire illegal immigrants -- legally?
A coalition of agri-business groups in Kansas has proposed a program that would give state sanction to large dairies and feedlots in hiring illegal immigrants. Separately, the Kansas Agriculture Secretary Dale Rodman is seeking a federal waiver that would allow agri-business companies to hire undocumented workers.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sedona Film Festival features Piano Jazz documentary
The Sedona Film Festival is underway in the red rocks of Northern Arizona. One of the films featured at this year’s festival is “In Good Time.” It’s a documentary about the life of jazz pianist and long-time host of NPR’s “Piano Jazz,” Marian McPartland.
Sept. 20, 2013
Herb Paine: What would Barry do?
On Feb. 28, Arizona Republicans will weigh in on the Presidential sweepstakes. It is fitting that the Grand Canyon State is a battleground for the conservative soul of the Republican Party. It is here that Barry Goldwater defined modern conservatism, and it is against his standard that Romney, Santorum, Paul, and Gingrich should be measured.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Senate defeats education bills
The Arizona Senate has defeated a trio of education-related bills, which would have put restrictions on what teachers could and could not do in the classroom. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Underwater mortgages tick upward
The percentage of underwater home mortgages in Arizona has inched upward compared to a year ago.CoreLogic tracks the number of distressed mortgages across the country. The company says in the fourth quarter of last year, 48 percent of home mortgages in Arizona were upside down.
Sept. 20, 2013
Proposed Arizona photo radar ban defeated
For the second time this week, the Arizona Senate on Tuesday defeated a proposal that would have asked voters to prohibit the state and its cities and towns from using photo enforcement systems. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix landmark finally open to public
A Phoenix landmark opens for public tours Saturday -- but if you don’t have tickets already, you’ll probably have to wait a while.Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights sits near Van Buren and 52nd Streets.
Sept. 20, 2013

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