KJZZ News

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.
Sept. 20, 2013
Heat wave linked to two Yuma deaths
Yuma County authorities are linking two deaths to a heat wave that has sent temperatures above 110 degrees.Sheriff's deputies say a 69-year-old transient was found dead of heat-related causes in a field near U.
Sept. 20, 2013
Honeywell shows off new airline radar system
Bad weather accounts for 70 percent of all aircraft delays, according to the FAA. Those delays are costly. But it’s not just delays, turbulence related event cost airlines millions of dollars a year in injuries and damages.
Sept. 20, 2013
Maricopa Medical Center maxed out on space
The Maricopa Medical Center is more than 40 years old. Administrators say they are spending up to millions of dollars a year to keep the leaking, cracking, aging building patched together.Wednesday afternoon the board that oversees the hospital will meet to decide what the future could be for the state’s only public hospital.
Sept. 20, 2013
McCain blames President Obama for looming defense cuts
Arizona Senator John McCain says defense cuts that could go into effect on New Year's Day would very seriously impact Arizona’s military installations, as well as its defense industry. KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
NAFTA: 20 Years Later - new series beginning Sept. 4
The multi-national agreement that created the world's largest free trade area -- NAFTA -- now links some 450 million people producing $17 trillion worth of goods and services.The Fronteras: Changing America Desk will explore NAFTA’s momentous impacts exactly 20 years after the agreement was signed in San Antonio, Texas as part of an all-new series called NAFTA: 20 Years Later.
Sept. 20, 2013
Attorney General/Acting Governor Tom Horne
Attorney General and Acting Governor Tom Horne explains why he's acting to block full implementation of the state's medical marijuana program.Horne says his efforts are based on the law rather than his personal opinion about medical marijuana.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mexico
Calderon's six-year presidential term ends this year, and Mexican law prohibits him from running again.In his State of the Nation speech, Calderon said he expanded and cleaned up Mexico's police force and created more than 2 million jobs -- twice as many as his predecessor, Vicente Fox.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix man facing prison for selling access to infected computers
A federal judge in Washington, DC Thursday sentenced a Phoenix man to prison, for selling access to computers that were infected with malware. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: Federal prosecutors say 30-year old Joshua Schichtel will spend 30 months behind bars.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tomorrow
KJZZ is featuring two new documentaries as part of a series called Tomorrow's College. The programs explore how higher education is changing and why it should matter to you. You can hear the shows on 91.
Sept. 20, 2013
Fishy political campaign signs spring up
It's been impossible to avoid campaign signs in the Valley. Most are by the numbers with the candidate's name and keywords, but a few signs in Phoenix and Scottsdale are standing out. They feature a female Japanese cartoon character and phrases like "Mitt bit my sushi" and "Obama cares about our sushi.
Sept. 20, 2013
Legislative candidate bounced from the ballot
A judge has ruled that a legislative candidate—who won in August’s primary election—is not eligible to be on November’s ballot. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more.Republican Darin Mitchell ran for one of two House seats in GOP-leaning Legislative District 13.
Sept. 20, 2013
Without matching funds, fewer candidates using Clean Elections
For the first time since Arizona’s Clean Elections system went into effect more than a decade ago, participating candidates this year know if they get outspent by their privately funded opponent, they will not get additional money to make up the difference.
Sept. 20, 2013
Emergency challenge to SB 1070 denied
The legal battle over the fate of Arizona's immigration law, SB 1070, continues. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Jude Joffe-Block reports Tuesday was a busy day for this case in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Sept. 20, 2013
Apple CEO apologizes for mapping issues
Apple CEO Tim Cook is apologizing to customers for problems encountered with their new iOS 6 Maps application.  The iPhone 5, which was released last Friday, came with Apple’s new mapping app, rather than the previously installed Google Maps, but customers have complained that it’s missing locations and providing wrong directions.
Sept. 20, 2013
Freight distrubtion system outlined for Arizona
An economic development group has released findings that outline Arizona’s opportunities to expand freight distribution from Mexican sea ports. As KJZZ's Peter O’Dowd reports, it’s an early step in the bid to elevate Arizona’s role as a major trade-distribution center.
Sept. 20, 2013
Secretary Napolitano to visit Arizona
From the KJZZ newsroom, I’m Steve Goldstein. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will be in Arizona today to express her condolences to the family of Nicholas Ivie, the U.S. Border Patrol agent shot and killed this week just north of the Arizona-Mexico border.
Sept. 20, 2013
State Out Of The Union: Arizona and the final showdown over the American dream
Arizona has received an inordinate share of national headlines in recent years, many related to SB1070, Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former State Senator Russell Pearce. In his new book, State Out of the Union: Arizona and the Final Showdown Over the American Dream, author Jeff Biggers argues that the negative perception of Arizona is simplistic and doesn't take into account the state's bipartisan and progressive history.
Sept. 20, 2013
University of Arizona to study effects of biodiesel-blend fuels
The U of A has received a federal grant to study the relationship between the exposure to and health effects of the use of underground mining equipment using diesel and biodiesel-blend fuels. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more.
Sept. 20, 2013
Former Arizona Rep. Bill Konopnicki Dies
Former Arizona lawmaker Bill Konopnicki has died. The Republican from Safford served in the state House of Representatives for eight years, but had been in declining health. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Sept. 20, 2013

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