KJZZ News

Arizona House Committee To Decide Next Week On Benefits For Seasonal Firefighters
An Arizona House committee next week will take the first steps toward possible action on changes to the way seasonal firefighters get benefits. It has been a contentious issue since 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshot Crew died fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire in June.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Borrows $200 Million To Privately Pay Off Federal Debt
Arizona is borrowing $200 million this week in a bid to save business owners money. The state’s jobless fund is supposed to support itself with a tax on employers, but during the recession it went broke.
Sept. 20, 2013
Campaign Financings Big Effect On Arizona Elections
Money is a big part of political campaigns. It is nearly impossible to win a council or legislative seat without cash, and it is completely impossible to win a statewide or congressional race. Clean Elections was supposed to level the playing field to some extent by providing public financing for candidates and offering matching funds for people who were running against opponents with a higher level of private money, but Clean Elections has been defanged by the US Supreme Court, and a Maricopa County superior court judge declined to issue a temporary injunction blocking higher private contribution limits from going into effect.
Sept. 20, 2013
Martin Hails Supreme Court Ruling
( Phoenix, AZ ) The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5 to 4 against a key component of Arizona's public campaign finance system called Clean Elections. Justices  found a matching funds provision burdens privately financed candidates and third party groups.
Sept. 20, 2013
Contest Winners
Jenny Ferguson of Chandler is the winner of the Las Vegas trip.  She pledged to support Fronteras first thing yesterday morning.
Sept. 20, 2013
All-Star Rosters Disappoint
Tonight is the 2011 All-Star game at Chase Field. KJZZ's Morning Edition Host Dennis Lambert spoke with MLB.com's Barry Bloom about some of the unique aspects of this years event.
Sept. 20, 2013
Unloading the House, Untying the Knot
Splitting up is never easy, but now divorce is a nightmare. Roughly three million marriages have ended since the nation’s housing crisis began. And lawyers have little choice but to write provisions into divorce decrees that can tie estranged couples together for years after the marriage is over.
Sept. 20, 2013
The Decline In Rural Healthcare
Lynda Bergsma, director of the State Office of Rural Health program at the University of Arizona, talks to host Steve Goldstein about the decline in rural healthcare and the effects on Arizona residents.
Sept. 20, 2013
Finding Connections in Phoenixs Directions
This month, Phoenix residents elect a new mayor. We decided it was the perfect time to profile some of the neighborhoods in this unique and sprawling city.We began by having a conversation with outgoing Mayor Phil Gordon about his eight years leading Phoenix and what he learned about its communities.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pela Review: Little Shop of Horrors
   KJZZ's Theatre Critic reviews Hale Center Theatre's production of Little Shop of Horrors which runs through August 27th.   Robrt Pela is a columnist at New Times and a staff writer at Latino Perspectives Magazine.
Sept. 20, 2013
Coping With the Debt Deal
Host Steve Goldstein talks to Congressman David Schweikert about whether the Debt Deal can be relied on to not only lower the nation's debt, but keep if from getting out of control again in the future.
Sept. 20, 2013
Vaccination Controversy
Steve Goldstein talks to Will Humble, director of the State Department of Health Services, and epidemiologist Dr. Beth Jacobs about the importance of vaccinations...they address the concerns over vaccinating children, flu shots, and the importance of community health.
Sept. 20, 2013
KJZZ Program Changes
Sept. 20, 2013
Cortes Withdraws from Recall Election
Lawyers for the Mesa resident challenging the candidacy of Olivia Cortes in the recall election of state senate president Russell Pearce say they’ll bring their evidence to the Secretary of State and County Attorney’s office.
Sept. 20, 2013
Glendale Couple Struggles After Losing State Medicaid Insurance
Arizona lawmakers approved phasing out a Medicaid program for 6.000 Arizonans with serious medical conditions.  Bill and June Nelson were hoping to survive six months until they could enroll in a new federal insurance program.
Sept. 20, 2013
Child Care Advocates Push for Restoration of Subsidy Money
Child care advocates are asking Governor Jan Brewer to restore almost 14 million dollars that were cut this year from child care subsidies…used by low income parents.  The current state budget eliminates all general fund support for the program.
Sept. 20, 2013
CPS Task Force
Host Steve Goldstein talks to Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery and Arizona Republic columnist Laurie Roberts about the Child Protective Services Task Force, and what can be done to better protect children in Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Highways 50 Greatest Photos
The December issue of Arizona Highways Magazine is a picture postcard of the state.  It includes what the magazine's editors consider the 50 greatest photos to ever appear in the publication.  Joining KJZZ's Morning Edition Host Dennis Lambert is Arizona Highways editor Robert Stieve about this special edition of the publication.
Sept. 20, 2013
Entrepreneurs shunning traditional storefronts for industrial space
In this economy, an empty warehouse doesn’t do much good -- unless you’re looking for a cheap place to open a business. Entrepreneurs have been shunning traditional retail storefronts in favor of industrial space.
Sept. 20, 2013
Latino leaders react to Department of Justice report
Latino elected officials are reacting to allegations of civil rights abuse within the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. As KJZZ’s Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports, critics say the Justice Department’s announcement vindicates what they’ve said about the Sheriff’s office for years.
Sept. 20, 2013

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