KJZZ News

Special broadcast on U.S. Supreme Court
Following Monday's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on the provisions of Arizona's immigration law, Fronteras: The Changing America Desk broadcast a one-hour special.Those interviewed for the broadcast included:• Jan Brewer, Governor of Arizona• Mark Brodie, government reporter for KJZZ• Larry Dever, Cochise County Sheriff• Jeff Flake, U.
Jun. 25, 2012
Supreme Court rejects part of Arizona
WASHINGTON (Associated Press) — The Supreme Court threw out key provisions of Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigration Monday but said a much-debated portion could go forward on checking the status of suspects who might appear to be in the U.
Jun. 25, 2012
Study shows immigrant-owned small businesses boosting economy
Nearly one in six small business owners in the United States these days are immigrants. That’s according to a new study that shows small businesses owned by immigrants are impacting communities and the economy now more than ever.
Jun. 22, 2012
California
Voters in California have narrowly rejected an additional tax on cigarettes. A closely watched effort to impose a new $1-a-pack tax on tobacco to pay for cancer research in California has failed by six-tenths of a percentage point.
Jun. 22, 2012
Arizona 6th in U.S in education money coming from feds
Arizona gets more money for public schools from the federal government than all but six states. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau show in 2009-2010, Arizona got just more than 18 percent of its money for elementary and secondary schools from the feds.
Jun. 22, 2012
Gas prices falling in Arizona
For the 11th week in a row, gas prices continue to fall in Arizona. And experts predict the price will keep on dropping.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports. The statewide gas price is an average $3.
Jun. 22, 2012
U.S. Department of Justice sues twin polygamist towns in Arizona, Utah
The U.S. Justice Department is suing towns in Arizona and Utah said to be controlled by a fundamentalist Mormon sect. Most residents in the towns of Hildale, Utah and Colorado City, Ariz., are members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Jun. 21, 2012
Arizona state workers union: Members not likely to take retention stipend
The state’s workforce could look a little different this fall. Arizona lawmakers this year approved one of Governor Jan Brewer’s top priorities – personnel reform. One of her main goals is to make more state workers at-will, which she says will make it easier to reward good employees, and fire bad ones.
Jun. 21, 2012
Ron Barber to hold first event at a Tucson Safeway
Newly elected Representative Ron Barber will hold his first "Congress on the Corner" event this weekend in Tucson. Barber was sworn in this week, replacing former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was critically wounded at a similar event lat year.
Jun. 21, 2012
Arizona ranks 49th in spending per student
Arizona spent the third least amount of money per student in 2010, according to a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau. But, the state’s public schools chief says Arizona has one of the most cost-effective education systems in the country.
Jun. 21, 2012
County supervisors refuse donations for Arpaio
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has refused private money to pay for an investigation into President Obama's citizenship. Last month, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio sent a deputy to Hawaii, along with members of his volunteer cold case posse, to verify President Barack Obama’s birth certificate.
Jun. 20, 2012
Power lines in the path of Poco Fire
The Poco fire burning outside of Young, Ariz. doubled in size overnight as firefighters were dealing with gusty winds and high temperatures. And as KJZZ's Terry Ward reports, it has forced the shutdown of power lines in the area.
Jun. 20, 2012
The science of spinning a story
Jason Rose, head of Rose Moser Allyn Public & Online Relations, is considered by some to be the king of spin in Arizona. He explains his job and the decisions made by public figures in Arizona. Rose says when it comes to negative campaign ads, the client ultimately makes the decision about what they’re willing to do to win.
Jun. 20, 2012
Explaining the impact of SB 1070
Chris Moncayo, vice president and general manager of Entravision Communications, explains why 23 media outlets decided to simulcast a program about Arizona's SB 1070. Moncayo says the point of the broadcast is not about competition, it about the responsibility of broadcasters to inform the public.
Jun. 20, 2012
SB 1070 Supreme Court Opinion - Live Coverage on KJZZ
KJZZ news teams provide live coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Arizona’s SB 1070June 25, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.KJZZ host Steve Goldstein and Fronteras: the Changing America Desk reporters will be on hand to provide you with reactions from Arizona and across the country, including analysis from political and legal experts.
Jun. 20, 2012
Reactions to Obama
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.
Jun. 20, 2012
Poco Fire smoke causing Valley haze
The haze over the Valley this morning could be dissipated by early afternoon. Shifting winds blew smoke from the Poco Fire, burning in the Tonto National Forest near Young, to the Valley. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Jun. 20, 2012
Less snowfall leads to little water run-off
This past winter may not have been the driest in Valley history but it was in the top twenty. Salt River Project says the La Niña weather pattern meant little snowfall in the mountains and light runoff for the lakes and rivers.
Jun. 19, 2012
U.S. House approves bill to block Glendale casino
The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a bill that aims to stop a planned casino in the West Valley. The measure allows the Tohono O’Odham Nation to develop the land it bought near 91st and Northern Avenues, but prohibits putting a casino there.
Jun. 19, 2012
Poco Fire has grown, but not spreading quickly
The Poco Fire burning near Young, Ariz. has grown to 3,700 acres, although Fire Information Officer Deryl Jevons says the blaze is not spreading as quickly. Jevons says the fire is threatening two 500 kilo-volt power lines, but he says firefighters are having success at keeping that threat at bay.
Jun. 19, 2012

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