KJZZ News

Legislative close brings new budget plan, plenty of critics
Arizona Senate President Steve Pierce, Senate Minority Leader Dave Schapira, political consultant Bob Grossfeld, and political consultant Barrett Marson talk about the most recent legislative session. They touch on the budget, education, redistricting, and various bills.
May. 9, 2012
Skin Cancer Awareness month
Lisa Quale, senior health educator at the Skin Cancer Institute at University of Arizona, and Dr. Glen Weiss of the Piper Cancer Center in Scottsdale talk about the importance of protecting yourself from skin cancer in sunny Arizona.
May. 9, 2012
Comedian Tommy Smothers talks about the elements of comedy
Comedian Tommy Smothers talks about the Phoenix Comedy Festival, politics and stand-up comedy. Smothers says the upcoming Phoenix Comedy Festival will be a bit of a challenge for him. Smothers prefers to bounce ideas off of his brother Richard as part of the Smothers Brothers comedy duo.
May. 9, 2012
Whiskey Row fire could put damper on holiday weekends
A two-alarm fire on Prescott's famed Whiskey Row destroyed at least three businesses Tuesday night. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Terry Ward reports TERRY WARD: An employee at the Bird Cage Saloon noticed smoke about 6:30 Tuesday evening, was unable to find the source, but quickly got customers out of the bar and called 911.
May. 9, 2012
Z?calo Public Square May 21 - Can Israel Save Its Democracy?
By many measures, Israel has never been stronger or healthier. Its GDP continues to rise, its population continues to increase, and its defense capabilities continue to improve. And yet Zionism today is in crisis.
May. 9, 2012
Phoenix Coyotes
The Phoenix Coyotes have advanced to the NHL’s Western Conference Finals, where they’ll meet the Los Angeles Kings for the right to play for the NHL Championship.  Meantime, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says the league has a preliminary agreement with an ownership group headed by former San Jose CEO Greg Jamison, to buy the team.
May. 9, 2012
Lawyers challenge Arizona
Arizona’s attorney general will likely face legal action over part of the state’s recently approved budget. Earlier this year, Arizona received a billion dollar settlement as part of a national suit against five major banks for improper mortgage practices.
May. 8, 2012
Joanne Ingram
Joanne Ingram came to KJZZ as a Morning Edition producer in 2012. She also works as a production assistant for Right This Minute. Joanne Ingram (Photo by Sean Ingram)While in graduate school at ASU’s Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Joanne was a digital journalist for Cronkite News Service and a reporter for News21.
May. 8, 2012
Coyotes, NHL on track for new ownership
The National Hockey League is on the cusp of selling the Phoenix Coyotes to an ownership group that will keep the team in the Valley.From Phoenix, KJZZ's Steve Goldstein reports.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: The recent off-ice history of the Coyotes has been a saga of bankruptcy, lawsuits, and potential owners who pulled out before a sale agreement could be finalized.
May. 7, 2012
Chilling 911 calls detail last moments in Gilbert shooting
PHOENIX (Associated Press) — Police on Monday released some of the 911 calls in the case of a former neo-Nazi who allegedly fatally shot four people before turning a gun on himself in a Phoenix suburb.
May. 7, 2012
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.
May. 7, 2012
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.
May. 7, 2012
Arizona to collect $2 million in Abbott settlement
Arizona will receive close to $2 million, as part of $100 million multi-state settlement with Abbott Laboratories. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: Forty-five states and the federal government alleged Abbott marketed its drug, Depakote, for uses not approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
May. 7, 2012
Women indicted on financial aid fraud charges
Federal authorities have accused four Arizona women of fraudulently collecting student financial aid money. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg has more. Three Glendale women and an inmate at the Perryville women’s prison were indicted on charges of wire fraud, conspiracy, identity theft, and stealing public funds.
May. 4, 2012
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If you look up Saturday and think the moon is brighter, it is. KJZZ’s Al Macias explains it will be the biggest and brightest of the year. AL MACIAS: At 11:34 p.m. Saturday the moon will be about 221,800 miles from Earth.
May. 4, 2012
Effort underway to protect state parks
A group has filed paperwork to ask voters to protect funding for state parks. As KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports from Phoenix, the parks faced budget cuts during the recession. MARK BRODIE: The group called Citizens to Save Arizona's Natural Resources has taken out paperwork, to start gathering signatures to put the proposal on November’s ballot.
May. 4, 2012
Ted Nugent brings his music, politics to Phoenix
Ted Nugent brings his brand of high decibel rock 'n' roll to the Valley this week. Ted Nugent (Photo courtesy of tednugent.com)Nugent had hits in the 1970s with "Cat Scratch Fever" and "Stranglehold" but his act in recent months has been on the political stage, speaking out for conservative ideals like self-reliance and against the presidency of Barack Obama.
May. 4, 2012
Pearce reimbursement provision dies before the legislative session ends
 The proposal to reimburse former State Senate President Russell Pearce for the costs of the recall election that ousted him from office last fall is dead. Lawmakers approved the provision in committee on Wednesday, but couldn’t garner enough support in the senate to move the bill forward.
May. 4, 2012
Arizona cities and towns urge veto of election bill
Leaders of cities and towns from across the state are urging Governor Jan Brewer to veto a bill that would force them to consolidate their elections with the state, and hold their elections during even numbered years starting in 2014.
May. 3, 2012
Struggling First Solar hires new CEO
Tempe-based First Solar has hired a new CEO. As KJZZ’s Mark Moran reports, the company has been struggling as of late.MARK MORAN: If you look at the headlines from a year ago, almost to the date, they read: 'First Solar released a statement saying their profits were down because demand for solar panels had fallen off in Europe.
May. 3, 2012

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