KJZZ News

Mexican artifacts returned
More than 4,000 archaeological artifacts looted from Mexico and seized in the United States have been returned to Mexican authorities.KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more.U.S. officials displayed the relics at the Mexican consulate in El Paso before handing them over during a ceremony.
Oct. 25, 2012
Mark Grace facing felony DUI charges
Former Arizona Diamondbacks player and broadcaster Mark Grace faces felony charges in connection with his DUI arrest two months ago. The Maricopa County Attorney’s office announced the indictment Thursday.
Oct. 25, 2012
Phoenix tries new approach to homelessness
The City of Phoenix is launching a new initiative aimed at ending homelessness. Under the plan, money that now goes to homeless services will go into housing, at no extra cost to taxpayers. City Manager David Cavazos explains what the new strategy can do for the chronically homeless.
Oct. 25, 2012
Teens arrested after videotaped bullying
Police in the border city of San Luis say they've arrested three high school students in the videotaped bullying of a classmate. Two 15-year-old boys and a 15-year-old girl were arrested Wednesday. They face charges of threatening and intimidating, assault, harassment, disorderly conduct and interfering with an educational institution.
Oct. 25, 2012
Arizona criticized for failing to monitor charter schools
The U.S. Department of Education's Inspector General has criticized the state education departments of Florida, California, and Arizona for failing to properly track if charter schools meet federal regulations, and how they spend government money.
Oct. 25, 2012
Governor Brewer
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.
Oct. 25, 2012
Preserving African culture through photography
More than thirty years ago, Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher met in Kenya. Since then, they've traveled to forty countries and explored at least one hundred fifty African cultures. The renowned photographers and filmmakers have also collaborated on fifteen books.
Oct. 24, 2012
County recorder
Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell says her office did make mistakes when incorrect information on some Spanish-language materials was distributed. The long-time Republican county recorder has faced heavy criticism over the last few weeks.
Oct. 24, 2012
Jon Kyl
Retiring U.S. Senator Jon Kyl is donating historical materials and papers that were collected during his 26 years in the House and Senate to the University of Arizona. Kyl discusses what the papers include and what he thinks scholars will discover.
Oct. 24, 2012
The pros and cons of Proposition 120
Among the nine ballot measures Arizona voters will consider on or before Nov. 6 is Proposition 120. The language of the proposition says, if passed, the Arizona Constitution would be changed to allow the state to declare its sovereign and exclusive authority and jurisdiction over the air, water, public lands, minerals and wildlife within its boundaries.
Oct. 24, 2012
Ryan Randazzo on the Arizona Corporation Commission
The Arizona Corporation Commission is probably the most important group of elected officials you don't pay enough attention to. Six major party candidates are running for three commission seats. Three of the six are incumbents: two Democrats and one Republican.
Oct. 24, 2012
BBC World Service - Live From Arizona, Nov 1-2
BBC Newsday Election 2012 Special Profiles ArizonaThursday, Nov. 1-- Live on 91.5 KJZZ beginning at 8 p.m. The BBC Newsday team will be here in Phoenix as part of its coverage of the U.S. Presidential election— to gauge what Arizona residents have on their minds on the eve of the election during a live, special edition of BBC’s Newsday on 91.
Oct. 24, 2012
Third-party candidates on the Arizona ballot
Republican and Democratic candidates are not alone in this presidential election. Third-party candidates are also included on ballots in many states, including Arizona. Often times these political groups go unnoticed.
Oct. 24, 2012
Proposed entertainment district for downtown Mesa
The city of Mesa will hold a public meeting Wednesday night on a proposed entertainment district for its downtown area. City officials say they want to increase nightlife in downtown Mesa.  KJZZ’s Dennis Lambert spoke with David Short, executive director of the Downtown Mesa Association, about the proposed entertainment district.
Oct. 24, 2012
Mitchell eligible for general election ballot
A state appellate court is erasing a trial judge's ruling that Republican legislative nominee Darrin Mitchell can't run in the general election.From Phoenix, KJZZ's Steve Goldstein has more.A court of appeals decision says a trial judge shouldn't have considered the lawsuit challenging Mitchell's candidacy because the lawsuit wasn't personally presented to Mitchell or his attorney.
Oct. 23, 2012
Corporation Commission candidates debate Renewable Energy Standard
Three seats on the Arizona Corporation Commission are up for election this fall. The panel has been called the most important government body you’ve never heard of. And, one issue has emerged as the most critical for the six major party candidates running for those positions.
Oct. 23, 2012
Arizona, Nevada transportation officials study Phoenix-Las Vegas interstate
The Arizona Department of Transportation hosted a public meeting Tuesday night about a proposed new interstate. The project aims to improve infrastructure in the region, and potentially across the continent.
Oct. 23, 2012
Governor to have new chief of staff
Eileen Klein, Chief of Staff for Governor Jan Brewer, will be leaving the position to become President of the Arizona Board of Regents. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Steve Goldstein has more.Klein first joined the Brewer Administration as Budget Director.
Oct. 22, 2012
Paluzzi: Media consumers must demand unbiased news
Who can rescue trust in the media? You. As someone who has been a journalist for more than 30 years, I was extremely disappointed and dispirited by a recent Gallup survey that showed distrust in media coverage at an all-time high.
Oct. 22, 2012
Conservationists call for expanding jaguar habitat in Arizona, New Mexico
A conservation organization wants millions of additional acres to be set aside for the population of endangered jaguars.  Earlier this year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service released a proposed critical habitat area for jaguars, which have been designated as an endangered species since 1997.
Oct. 22, 2012

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