KJZZ News

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 Sheriff
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
MAG looking for help for Valley homeless as temperatures rise
The Maricopa Association of Governments is asking for help, as it collects bottled water for its Heat Relief Network. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The network has been in operation since 2006, and provides both water and cool places for homeless Valley residents to go.
Sept. 20, 2013
U.S. Department of Justice sues twin polygamist towns in Arizona, Utah
The U.S. Justice Department is suing towns in Arizona and Utah said to be controlled by a fundamentalist Mormon sect. Most residents in the towns of Hildale, Utah and Colorado City, Ariz., are members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Sept. 20, 2013
The fallout from Supreme Court
Former state lawmaker Chris Herstam and John MacDonald, owner of local lobbying and consulting firm Policy AZ, explain the reactions of politicians to the Supreme Court's ruling on SB 1070. Glenn Hamer, president and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, talks about the perspective of the business community.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pe?a Nieto wins Mexican Presidential election
The party that governed Mexico for more than 70 years has returned to power.  Enrique Peña Nieto is the former governor of the state of Mexico. He’s a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, which held the presidency from 1929 to 2000.
Sept. 20, 2013
Navajo, Hopi likely to be back in court on water rights
Navajo lawmakers have rejected a settlement that recognizes the tribe's rights to water from the Little Colorado River basin. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Steve Goldstein reports. The tribal council voted 15-6 against the settlement on Thursday during a special session in Window Rock.
Sept. 20, 2013
The psychology behind sports fandom
Phoenix Suns fans were taken aback when they learned Steve Nash chose to leave the Valley and head to the Los Angeles Lakers. Social Psychologist Sam Sommers explains why fans react the way they do. Sommers, a professor at Tufts University, says fans who reacted negatively to Nash leaving the Suns for the Lakers looked for the easy narrative in the situation.
Sept. 20, 2013
State Bar, USCIS partner to curb unauthorized practice of immigration law
The Arizona State Bar is partnering with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and other local and federal agencies to crack down on the unauthorized practice of immigration law. The State Bar says it’s becoming increasingly concerned about so-called notarios, who act as legal advisers to Latino immigrants but are often scammers.
Sept. 20, 2013
Update from the first morning of the racial profiling civil trial
The trial phase of the class action discrimination lawsuit against the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and Sheriff Joe Arpaio began Thursday. KJZZ's Lynn Kelly spoke with reporter Jude Joffe-Block, who has been at the federal courthouse.
Sept. 20, 2013
Ethics complaint against Sen. Rich Crandall dismissed
The chair of the Arizona Senate Ethics Committee has dismissed a complaint filed against Mesa Republican Senator Rich Crandall. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.MARK BRODIE: Republican State Representative Brenda Barton had filed the complaint against Crandall, after he left Barton a voice mail.
Sept. 20, 2013
Glendale sales tax issue in court Monday
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge will hear arguments Monday morning on whether an initiative to ask voters to repeal a Glendale sales tax increase should be on November's ballot. The city council approved the 0.
Sept. 20, 2013

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