KJZZ News

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.
Sept. 20, 2013
Federal insurance plan sees large number of Arizona enrollees
An increasing number of Arizonans have enrolled in a federal health care plan even as the US Supreme Court determines its fate. Since January, almost 500 people have been accepted into the state’s Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan, a 25 percent jump.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tuition will be cheaper at ASUs new Lake Havasu City campus
Students attending Arizona State University’s newest campus will face a much smaller tuition bill than Sun Devils studying in Tempe. The Arizona Board of Regents approved ASU’s proposed $6,000 tuition at its new Lake Havasu City campus.
Sept. 20, 2013
Patterson resigns before House expulsion vote
State Representative Daniel Patterson has resigned from the Arizona House of Representatives. That word came shortly before the house was scheduled to vote to expel him. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Radiolab Returns to KJZZ
 The popular series Radiolab returns to KJZZ this May to give your brain the ultimate workout. Examine some of life's most enigmatic questions and hidden wonders-- Sunday afternoons at 3, beginning May 6.
Sept. 20, 2013
Endangered frogs going home after wildfire evacuation
The Chiricahua leopard frog is returning home. The rare amphibian was evacuated last summer when its habitat was destroyed by a mudslide in Southern Arizona. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports. The Chiricahua leopard frogs were evacuated from Southern Arizona following wildfires and kept at Glendale Community College.
Sept. 20, 2013
Save budget surplus for a rainy day, state superintendent says
Arizona is taking in more money than had been expected this year and that has led to a projected budget surplus for fiscal year 2012. But  State Schools Superintendent John Huppenthal is not asking for more dollars for education.
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
Can hockey survive in Arizona?
The Phoenix Coyotes meet the Nashville Predators in Game 3 of the Western Conference semi-finals tonight.  The Coyotes are up 2-0 in the best of seven games series. Dennis Lambert was joined by Todd Walsh, hockey analyst for Fox Sports Arizona, to discuss Valley hockey.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix housing market undeniably up
Here's a turnaround worth noting: The housing market in Phoenix is emerging from a historic slumber. Foreclosures are down, and new home sales are re-energizing the market -- up 35 percent from a year ago.
Sept. 20, 2013
Norovirus strikes Flagstaff school
The Coconino County Public Health department is dealing with an outbreak of norovirus at a Flagstaff school.  The illness caused has sickened multiple people at Flagstaff's Mountain School.  Up to 70 people out of the small charter school's combined 235 student and staff population were sick last week.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mesa welcoming a third college to downtown campus
In an effort to provide more education opportunities to Arizona residents, the City of Mesa recently announced that it will soon be home to a campus of Pennsylvania's Albright College.Albright College is the third institution of higher learning, following Westminster College and Benedictine University, to announce in 2012 that it is proposing to locate a branch campus in downtown Mesa.
Sept. 20, 2013
Lynn Kelly
Lynn Kelly is the midday host from Monday-Thursday and the Weekend Edition host on Sunday. She first started with KBAQ in 1996 and made the move to KJZZ in 1999. Lynn KellyLynn celebrated 25 years in radio in 2012, and has worked for six radio stations, both in news and other formats.
Sept. 20, 2013
Former Phoenix cop aims to replace Arpaio
A second challenger to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has filed his signatures to get on the ballot. Paul Penzone reviews his nominating signatures with Maricopa County Elections employees.
Sept. 20, 2013
Third challenger files to run against Sheriff Joe Arpaio
A third challenger to Sheriff Joe Arpaio has entered the race for Maricopa County Sheriff. John Rowan, standing with campaign staff and volunteers, carries his box of nominating signatures in the Maricopa County Elections office.
Sept. 20, 2013
Robrt Pela: Review of Heddatron
Just when the absurdism of alternative theater had begun to seem mundane, along came Elizabeth Meriwether’s Heddatron. The down-beat comedy, first staged off-Broadway by Les Freres Corbusier in 2006, and now staged by Phoenix’s Stray Cat Theater, is best known as “the play with the robots in it,” because … it has robots in it.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mohave County Sheriffs Office to patrol Colorado City
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne is giving more than $400,000 to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office to pay for patrols in Colorado City. He says it's needed because the town’s police department is effectively controlled by the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizonans to lose unemployment benefits this month
Some Arizonans could lose their unemployment benefits later this month, because of the state’s declining unemployment rate. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Congress decided earlier this year that states would lose the last 16 weeks of federally funded unemployment benefits when their three-month average unemployment rate fell below nine percent.
Sept. 20, 2013

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