KJZZ News

Two ex-Fiesta Bowl executives sentenced for illegal campaign donation scheme
Two former Fiesta Bowl employees have been ordered to pay a fine for their roles in making illegal campaign contributions.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports. The Fiesta Bowl’s former vice president of media relations, Shawn Schoeffler, received a $4,600 fine and 100 hours of community service under a sentence imposed by Maricopa County Superior Court judge Douglas Rayes.
Apr. 2, 2012
New freeway to link Loop 202 and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport
Travelers flying through Gateway Airport in Mesa will soon be able to access the east side of the airport more easily. The Arizona Department of Transportation will break ground Tuesday on a new state route they’re calling the Gateway Freeway.
Apr. 2, 2012
AZ Senate to debate Clean Elections compromise
The Arizona Senate this afternoon is scheduled to debate a compromise proposal that would change the state’s system of publicly funded political campaigns, in exchange for not asking voters to gut it.
Mar. 30, 2012
Driving less can reduce ozone pollution
It’s that time of year when increased temperatures create the potential for a type of air pollution you can’t see or smell.  Ozone but can be deadly to asthmatics, children and seniors with respiratory problems.
Mar. 30, 2012
Shadow runs honor Pat Tillman across the country
The annual Pat’s Run will be held in Tempe later this month. But runners across the country will also be honoring the late Pat Tillman.  The crowd of runners at 2011's Pat's Run Tempe. (Photo courtesy Pat Tillman Foundation) On April 21, thousands of runners will fill the streets of Tempe to raise money for the Pat Tillman Foundation.
Mar. 30, 2012
Leader of Phoenix Urban League remembered as agent of change
Junius A. Bowman, who died Feb. 26, served as president of the Phoenix Urban League from 1962 to 1992. Junius Bowman, former president of the Phoenix Urban League. (Photo courtesy Greater Phoenix Urban League) When he took over the agency there were three employees.
Mar. 30, 2012
AZ Senate to take up restrictions on young drivers...again
The Arizona Senate on Monday will vote on a measure that would put new restrictions on new drivers. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The bill would prohibit drivers younger than 18 from using cell phones or other electronic devices for the first six months they’re behind the wheel, except in emergencies.
Mar. 30, 2012
National Parks Service looks to protect places of Cesar Chavez
Tomorrow marks the 85th birthday of former farm labor leader Cesar Chavez. During the 60s and 70s Chavez fought to improve working conditions for farm workers. Now the National Parks Service plans to recognize his legacy.
Mar. 30, 2012
Babeu may have deleted public files, violated campaign laws
State and federal investigators are looking at Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu in regard to possible destruction of public records and violations of federal campaign laws. KJZZ's Al Macias reports.State authorities are trying to find out if more than 6,000 electronic files, mostly emails, were deleted.
Mar. 30, 2012
The Bad Cactus Brass Band rocks KJZZ [Interview Archives]
(Tempe, AZ) - The Bad Cactus Brass Band stopped by KJZZ and played live music between answering questions from Blaise Lantana. Hear how the band was formed and what happens if members can't make it to gigs.
Mar. 29, 2012
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Mar. 29, 2012
Obama administration suspends immigration court dockets in four cities
The Obama administration is halting immigration court proceedings in four cities. The move will give authorities time to review thousands of cases and delay deportation for many non-criminal undocumented immigrants.
Mar. 29, 2012
AZ Hospital & Healthcare Association drops lawsuit
The Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association has dropped its lawsuit against the state. The group had sued over a 5 percent cut in the reimbursement rate from the state for hospitals and physicians treating Medicaid patients.
Mar. 29, 2012
Glen Canyon water operations to be reviewed
Federal officials say they've come up with some proposals on how to manage the flow of water at Glen Canyon Dam. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports. AL MACIAS: The timing and volume of water released into the Colorado River from the Glen Canyon Dam in Page affects hydroelectricity, beach recreation, native fish and archaeological sites in the Grand Canyon.
Mar. 29, 2012
Wrong-way Arizona driver causes trouble in Oregon
An elderly Yuma driver disrupted traffic on an Oregon freeway for nearly half an hour Wednesday afternoon. Oregon State police say the motorist drove the wrong way on Hiway 97 north of Klamath Falls forcing more than a dozen cars off the road.
Mar. 29, 2012
Cabbage, chicken the subject of trademark dispute
A Vermont man is in a legal fight with Chick-fil-A, over cabbage and his t-shirts. KJZZ's Al Macias reports.AL MACIAS: Bo Muller-Moore has been making and t-shirts that say "Eat More Kale" for more than a decade.
Mar. 29, 2012
Arizona job market: Patience and persistence
The state will release February’s unemployment numbers later this morning. Arizona’s jobless rate in January stood at 8.7 percent; that’s lower than both the month before, and January of last year.
Mar. 28, 2012
Exhibit at Arizona Science Center brings van Gogh to life
An exhibit at the Arizona Science center brings the paintings and writing of Vincent van Gogh to life through video screens, music and animation. Van Gogh Alive has its North American debut at the Arizona Science Center.
Mar. 28, 2012
Board of Regents selection causes some controversy
Governor Jan Brewer made two of her selections for the Board of Regents public last week. Two experts explain the role of the board and the outrage caused by one of Brewer’s selections. Joining the conversation are Chris Herstam, a former regent and a former gubernatorial chief of staff who was involved in helping choose regents, and Jeanine L’Ecuyer, former deputy chief of staff for communications for former Governor Janet Napolitano.
Mar. 28, 2012
Why Phoenix is a popular test market
A marketing expert explains why Phoenix is such a popular market when companies and corporations want to try out new products and practices. Michael Denning, professor of Practice in Marketing at ASU’s W.
Mar. 28, 2012

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