KJZZ News

AZ Senate approves IRC cash
The state Senate has followed the House’s lead, and approved $700,000 for the Independent Redistricting Commission. The panel says it needs the money to pay its bills. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Memories: In love, outdoors
As we continue to celebrate Arizona's centennial, we asked you to share some favorite Arizona memories with us. Jarrod Bruner told us about some of his most important times spent outdoors in Arizona. Jarrod Bruner realized he was in love on Mount Lemmon.
Sept. 20, 2013
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.
Sept. 20, 2013
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.
Sept. 20, 2013
Compromise for Clean Elections
On April 3, the Arizona State Senate approved a compromise that will keep the Clean Elections system alive. Todd Lang, executive director of the Citizens Clean Elections Commission, talks about the future of Clean Elections.
Sept. 20, 2013
Latino Republican says dont pander on immigration
Former state senator Russell Pearce said recently that he and presidential hopeful Mitt Romney share the same beliefs on illegal immigration. Will that alienate some of the state’s conservative Latino voters? So be it, says one GOP supporter.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mayor Greg Stanton talks about his plans for Phoenix
Prior to his first State of the City address, Mayor Greg Stanton sat down with host Steve Goldstein to talk about Phoenix’s future. Stanton says he’ll be putting his attention on education. He believes a strong education system leads to a strong economy, and plans on speaking up on behalf of education whenever it is threatened in the legislature.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Memories: A little bit of everything
As we continue to celebrate Arizona’s 100th year as a state, we asked you to share your favorite memories of living here. Tice Supplee moved here almost 40 years ago, and has spent decades studying the state’s wildlife.
Sept. 20, 2013
Former Phoenix Suns coach honored
The Phoenix Suns are making former Coach John MacLeod the 13th member of the organization's Ring of Honor. KJZZ's Steve Goldstein reports.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: MacLeod became the Suns coach in 1973 and won 579 games before he was fired during the 1987 season.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tucson school district to end ethnic studies program
The Tucson Unified School District voted four-to-one to end its Mexican American Studies Program late Tuesday night. The school district risked losing $15 million if it continued teaching ethnic studies as they were being taught.
Sept. 20, 2013
City warns against celebratory gun shooting
The City of Phoenix is issuing its annual warning today against shooting guns into the air this holiday season.A city spokesman says it's a problem twice a year -- at New Year's and the Fourth of July.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Senate approves funding ban for groups like Planned Parenthood that perform abortions
The state senate has voted to prohibit state money or contracts from going to organizations that perform abortions. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: The bill would limit where public money for family planning could go: to state-owned health care facilities, hospitals, rural health centers and primary care physicians.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mesa to bring another college branch campus to downtown
Mesa is moving ahead with plans to bring another college to that city. The Mesa City Council met Thursday to formally approve negotiations with Westminster College. The goal is to bring a branch campus of Westminster College to downtown Mesa by the fall 2013 semester.
Sept. 20, 2013
Attempting to capture the Latino vote
A panel of experts discusses the political climate for the 2012 Presidential election, and the efforts by both major political parties to recruit more Latino voters. Jaime Molera of the Molera Alvarez Group, executive director of the Arizona Democratic party Luis Heredia, and assistant professor of political science at Arizona State University Rudy Espino all comment on the importance and direction of the Latino vote.
Sept. 20, 2013
KJZZ Future of Solar Energy Forum - May 18
Learn Where We Stand, Where We're Going and How We'll Get ThereAs supplies of non-renewable resources dwindle and the cost of powering our cities continues to rise, KJZZ examines the most abundant energy source in Arizona—solar power.
Sept. 20, 2013
First challenger to Arpaio files for Maricopa County Sheriff
Mike Stauffer delivered a box full of petition sheets earlier today to the county elections office. He’s the first candidate to submit nominating petitions for Maricopa County Sheriff. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Fire restrictions implemented on Tonto National Forest
Officials with the Tonto National Forest have implemented fire restrictions that went into effect this morning. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Forest officials cite hot temperatures, drought conditions and increased fire danger as reasons for the restrictions.
Sept. 20, 2013
McCain: Looming serious situation with old air tankers
Arizona Senator John McCain says it shouldn’t be a surprise that Arizona is dealing with wildfires this year. And, he says he’s confident the state will have enough federal resources to deal with this year’s fire season.
Sept. 20, 2013
Emergency declaration for Yavapai County
An area affected by the Gladiator Fire will be getting some help from the state. KJZZ's Mark Brodie reports.MARK BRODIE: Governor Jan Brewer has declared a state of emergency for Yavapai County, because of the Gladiator Fire.
Sept. 20, 2013
Summer means construction along Northern Arizona highways
With summer vacation under way, here’s something to keep in mind if you’re driving to Northern Arizona—highway construction. The I-17 Cordes Junction Traffic Interchange reconstruction project. (Photo courtesy Arizona Department of Transportation)Work is being done on the Cordes Junction interchange at I-17 and SR 69 – 65 miles north of Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013

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