KJZZ News

Attorney asks why landfill search for missing girl took so long
The attorney representing missing 5-year-old Jhessye Shockley is questioning why police are choosing now to begin searching a huge landfill south of Phoenix for the girl’s body.Attorney Scott Maasen is asking why police would wait weeks and weeks to begin searching if they already had information the child’s body was in the landfill.
Jan. 27, 2012
Antenori first to announce campaign for Giffords
State Republican Senator Frank Antenori is the first person to officially announce his candidacy for the Congressional seat vacated by Representative Gabby Giffords.  Giffords resigned earlier this week to focus on her recovery from an assassination attempt last year.
Jan. 27, 2012
Time running out to register for Presidential Primary Election
People who want to cast a ballot in Arizona’s presidential primary don’t have much longer to get registered as a voter. By law, voters must be registered 29 days in advance, which means that Monday, Jan.
Jan. 27, 2012
Read the text of Gov. Brewer
After initially saying it was a private letter and would not be shared with the public, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer's office released a copy of the letter she wrote to President Barack Obama. The release late Thursday afternoon fulfilled widespread requests to read the letter, which many argued was a matter of public record.
Jan. 26, 2012
Bill to ban texting while driving motors on
A proposal to ban texting while driving around Arizona has won the approval of a state House committee. From Phoenix, KJZZs Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The measure would prohibit drivers from sending or receiving texts or emails while in motion.
Jan. 26, 2012
President
President Obama was in Arizona yesterday to continue promoting his message on jobs and manufacturing. He chose a fitting backdrop. The president spoke in front of a massive construction site in Chandler.
Jan. 26, 2012
Obama praises Intel
President Obama stood in front of one of the largest construction cranes in the world Wednesday and praised the high-tech manufacturer Intel for creating new jobs. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, the president was in Arizona on a national tour promoting his vision for the economy.
Jan. 25, 2012
Census data shows growth of tribal numbers
Data from the U.S. Census Bureau show that the Native American and Alaska Native populations now number more than 5 million people in the United States. Five of the 10 largest American Indian reservations are in Arizona.
Jan. 25, 2012
What is a Goldwater conservative?
As we approach Arizona’s Centennial, Here and Now pays tribute to local legends who have helped shape the state’s identity. State Senate president Steve Pierce, Arizona Republic columnist Bob Robb, and Nick Dranias of the Goldwater institute help us remember Barry Goldwater.
Jan. 25, 2012
Bill to ban immunization requirements in higher education advances
Universities and community colleges in Arizona would not be allowed to require their students be immunized, under a bill that won the approval of a state House committee Wednesday.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Jan. 25, 2012
Senator David Schapira running for Congressional District 9
State Senate Minority Leader David Schapira is one of the candidates running for the newly formed 9th Congressional District. He explains why he makes an excellent candidate for Congress.Schapira says that his background as a teacher gives him insight into what the education system needs, and he could make a big contribution imminent education reform.
Jan. 25, 2012
Congressman David Schweikert talks politics
Congressman David Schweikert (R-AZ) gives his opinion on the State of the Union address and redistricting in Arizona. Schweikert says the State of the Union should have had more meat and opened up honest communication with citizens about issues in Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.
Jan. 25, 2012
KJZZ Celebrates Arizona
February 14, 2012 is Arizona’s 100th birthday. To celebrate our state’s centennial, KJZZ's Fronteras: the Changing America Desk reporters want to take a look back at what’s made this state special.
Jan. 25, 2012
Giffords resigns House seat to focus on recovery
 WASHINGTON (AP) — Gabrielle Giffords has resigned from the House with a standing ovation from her colleagues, more than a year after she was gravely wounded by a would-be assassin.The Arizona Democrat formally resigned Wednesday after a series of tributes from her colleagues.
Jan. 25, 2012
Mexican American Studies Teach-in
After the Tucson Unified School District voted to cancel its Mexican American Studies program, some students decided to push back by skipping classes and having their own teach-ins.It’s after school at the El Casino Ballroom on Tucson’s southside.
Jan. 25, 2012
Rep. Giffords
The last bill sponsored by Congressman Gabrielle Giffords will heard in the U-S House of Representatives this morning.  The measure toughens penalities for those caught smuggling drugs across the border in ultralight aircraft.
Jan. 24, 2012
Independent Redistricting Commission running low on cash
Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission says it needs more money. The IRC has racked up hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees over the past several months, and more lawsuits may be coming.
Jan. 24, 2012
Obama
After Tuesday’s State of the Union Address, President Obama heads west to five states that will be key to his re-election next year. One of his first stops -- Wednesday afternoon --  will be in the Phoenix area.
Jan. 24, 2012
Arizona voter registration numbers down
Arizona has lost more than 27,000 registered voters since the fall, and about 63 percent of them were Democrats.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.   MARK BRODIE: The new voter registration numbers released by the Secretary of State’s office show approximately 3.
Jan. 24, 2012
Burges sworn in to replace Bundgaard
The northwest Valley has a new state senator. Republican Representative Judy Burges was sworn in Monday to replace former Senator Scott Bundgaard. JUDY BURGES: … And that I will faithfully and impartially discharge the duties, of the office of Arizona State Senator, of Arizona State Senator.
Jan. 24, 2012

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