( Eastern Arizona ) At 89% containment, the Wallow wildfire in Eastern Arizona continues to be a signficant story. KJZZ's Al Macias, Nick Blumberg and Paul Atkinson all reported from the Wallow fire area to bring the latest news from the largest wildfire in Arizona history.
Last week a transformer fire left 150,000 Arizona residents without power on one of the hottest days of the year. Here and Now host Steve Goldstein interviews two experts about why it happened and how to prevent outages in the future.
The All-Star Game brought visitors to the valley from across the country, giving the down Arizona economy a shot in the arm. KJZZ's Morning Edition Host Dennis Lambert spoke with Ray Artigue, former director of the sports business MBA program at ASU's W.
The recent change in immigration policy means 300,000 deportation cases will be reviewed. Steve Goldstein talks to Laura Lichter, president-elect of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and Todd Landfried, Arizona Employers for Immigration Reform spokesperson about the impact of the new policy.
More than 150 Community radio stations have hit the airwaves of Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban in 2002 and many received start-up money from the US Government. But has that money dries up, what happens to these community broadcasters? To figure that out, a group of Afghani Broadcasters traveled to the US in September to learn what they could from broadcasters here.
When Citizens for a Better Arizona took out papers to recall state senate president Russell Pearce, among the reasons they cited was a lack of focus on education and the economy. But, as KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports, both candidates in next month’s recall election say those are important issues for the state.
??Andrew Thomas took the stand in a disciplinary hearing that could disbar him if found he violated ethical rules.
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The results of Mesa’s recall election will become official later this morning, as the Arizona Secretary of State certifies them. KJZZ’s Mark Brodie spoke to some residents of legislative district 18, to get their take on what happened.
Host Steve Goldstein talks to University of Pennsylvania professor Kenneth Shropshire about the economic impact of the NBA lockout. Goldstein then speaks to Arizona Republic's Paul Coro about the impact of the lockout on attitudes regarding the Phoenix Suns.
Congratulations to the contest winners of the KJZZ End of Year Pledge Drive.Ms. Karen Dennis of Apache Junction won the trip to Rome and Sorrento, Italy. She had made a $25 pledge on Wednesday.Winners of the iPad 2 on Wednesday afternoon were Salvatore and Janet Mele.
Governor Jan Brewer says yesterday’s report by the U.S. Justice Department does not validate fears that SB 1070 would lead to racial profiling. Among other findings, the feds accuse the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office of engaging in racial profiling.
A member of an Arizona anti-government group known as the "Sovereign Movement" has been arrested - from Phoenix, KJZZ's Lynn Kelly reports.The FBI says forty-six-year-old Shawn Rice of Seligman was previously indicted on money laundering, tax evasion and weapons charges.