KJZZ News

U.S. Supreme Court denies challenge to Forest Services roadless rule
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a challenge to a federal rule maintaining roadless national forest land. The so-called "roadless rule" took effect near the end of President Bill Clinton’s term.
Sept. 20, 2013
Wrapping up the 2012 monsoon
National Weather Service Meteorologist-in-Charge of the Phoenix office Gary Woodall talks about how the 2012 monsoon season in the Valley compared to 2010 and 2011. Woodall also explained how Arizona's drought is affecting the power of Summer dust storms.
Sept. 20, 2013
Report: Dever was legally drunk
Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever was legally drunk when he flipped his vehicle and died on a gravel road in Northern Arizona. The toxicology report came out several weeks after the September 18th crash.
Sept. 20, 2013
Early voting underway in Maricopa County
Early voting for next month’s general election begins Thursday. The county elections department will mail ballots to people on the permanent early voting list, and those who have requested an early ballot.
Sept. 20, 2013
KJZZ News and Journalism Drive
Enter to win an Azores Islands European GetawayWin a trip for two to the Azores Islands compliments of Sata Airlines. Just a four hour flight from Boston, the Azores Islands are the closest European getaway to the United States.
Sept. 20, 2013
Large Arizona donation to California campaign may lead to investigation
The group California Common Cause is asking California's campaign finance watchdog to investigate the donors behind an $11 million political contribution from a nonprofit based in Arizona called Americans for Responsible Leadership.
Sept. 20, 2013
Governor Brewers PAC funds mailers in two more House races
Governor Jan Brewer’s political action committee has jumped into two more Arizona congressional races. The Center for Responsible Politics says Jan PAC spent about $27,000 on mailers supporting Republican Martha McSally in Congressional District 2.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona on stand-by to help Hurricane Sandy recovery
Arizonans could be heading east, to help with recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: FEMA has put the Phoenix Fire Department’s Urban Search and Rescue Team on stand-by alert, which means it could be deployed.
Sept. 20, 2013
Utahs Attorney General in court over FLDS trust
Utah’s Attorney General is in court this morning to explain why he is refusing to pay five point seven million dollars in debt incurred by managers of a communal land trust once run by a jailed polygamist sect leader.
Sept. 20, 2013
AP: National Election Updates
WASHINGTON (Associated Press) — President Barack Obama won re-election Tuesday night despite a fierce challenge from Republican Mitt Romney, prevailing in the face of a weak economy and high unemployment that encumbered his first term and crimped the middle class dreams of millions.
Sept. 20, 2013
The creators of Baby Blues on the state of comics
KJZZ’s Dennis Lambert speaks with the co-creators of the "Baby Blues" comic series. Cartoonists Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott discuss the declining newspaper industry, the future of comics, and more in this interview.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sec. of State Bennett: Officials are still tallying ballots
More than a week after the General Election, thousands of ballots across the state remain to be counted.  KJZZ's Dennis Lambert spoke to Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett about tally efforts.
Sept. 20, 2013
Job returns for Arizona-Mexico trade director
The state of Arizona is reinstating a position based in Hermosillo, Sonora, to promote cross-border trade. The new director of trade and investment will help Arizona companies build business in Mexico for the Arizona-Mexico Commission and the Arizona Commerce Authority.
Sept. 20, 2013
Universities participate in flu pandemic drill Tuesday
Students from Arizona’s three universities will participate in a statewide flu pandemic exercise. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, Tuesday's drill will include up to 500 people.PETER O’DOWD: Students in health-related fields from universities in Tucson, Tempe, and Flagstaff will take part.
Sept. 20, 2013
Veterans: Help reporters cover the modern veterans experience
America is learning how to serve a new generation of veterans. More than 1.5 million people served in Afghanistan and Iraq and they are returning home to economic uncertainty, government bureaucracy, and a culture that doesn't always understand the experience of war.
Sept. 20, 2013
American Indian Veterans National Memorial at the Heard Museum
For more than three centuries, Native Americans have served and sacrificed to defend the United States. Wayne L. Mitchell, left, George Blue Spruce at the American Indian Veterans National Memorial. (Photo by Dennis Lambert - KJZZ)Those commitments have been honored at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, with the American Indian Veterans National Memorial.
Sept. 20, 2013
First Arizona medical marijuana dispensary opens
The first Arizona marijuana medical dispensary opened its door Thursday in Glendale. It legally began distributing marijuana to the dozens of people who waited in line for hours to have their prescriptions filled.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pledge drive suspended
KJZZ has suspended the End-Of-Year 2012 pledge drive to broadcast live coverage of the Connecticut school shootings. Special NPR news coverage will air until 2 p.m., followed by All Things Considered.The drawing for the Escape To Paris will still be held at 6 p.
Sept. 20, 2013
Young immigrants in Michigan follow Arizonas lead, file lawsuit
Three weeks after young immigrants in Arizona filed a class action lawsuit challenging Arizona's ban on driver's licenses for deferred action recipients, a group in Michigan has done the same. KJZZ's Jude Joffe-Block report.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tonto National Forest to look at sustainability of recreation sites
Officials with the Tonto National Forest will be holding public meetings over the next two months. They want to get input on possible changes to the forest’s 215 developed recreation sites.They acknowledge changes are likely coming.
Sept. 20, 2013

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