KJZZ News

Sophie the Sprite
Holiday programs are filling family calendars now that Thanksgiving is over and KJZZ commentator Amy Silverman has a very special program coming up on her calendar.  You might remember her daughter Sophie – she’s eight, has Down syndrome and soon will have her professional theatre debut at the Herberger Theater in downtown Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013
Accountability In Comments
ASU professor of journalism Tim McGuire talks to Steve Goldstein about AZCentral.com's recent decision to change their online commenting system. McGuire discusses whether keeping people from making anonymous comments is responsible, and if there is value in anonymity.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arpaio critics feel validated after three-year investigation
KJZZ conducted interviews with several experts and officials to get their reaction to today's Department of Justice report on the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. The DOJ investigation revealed a pattern of wide ranging civil rights violations against Latinos.
Sept. 20, 2013
Medical Marijuana Initiative Blocked
Over 16,000 people have been approved to use medical marijuana, but marijuana dispensaries remain unavailable. Governor Jan Brewer argues that prop 203 can't override federal drug laws. Host Steve Goldstein talks to Attorney General Tom Horne about Prop 203, and why the state is opposing the will of the voters on medical marijuana.
Sept. 20, 2013
NYE Fireworks - Keeping it Legal & Safe
Public safety advocates are spreading the word that although it's legal to buy fireworks any place in Arizona, it's illegal to use them in many places.  From Phoenix, KJZZ's Lynn Kelly reports.Since the Arizona Legislature opened the door to fireworks in 2010 by allowing their sale, it is still very possible that it is illegal in your community since many cities and counties can ban or restrict their use.
Sept. 20, 2013
Should ethnic studies programs be allowed in schools?
This week, the Tucson Unified School District board voted to end its Mexican-American studies program so as not to lose millions in funding from the state of Arizona. We want to hear your reaction to the decision.
Sept. 20, 2013
Redistricting panel approves final congressional and legislative districts
Republicans and Democrats each benefit from new legislative and congressional districts approved by the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission. The AIRC also created districts that don’t overwhelmingly favor either party.
Sept. 20, 2013
Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Moving Forward
Arizona’s contentious medical marijuana law is moving closer to full implementation. A ruling in Maricopa County Superior Court this week struck down several rules about who can operate marijuana dispensaries.
Sept. 20, 2013
Senator David Schapira running for Congressional District 9
State Senate Minority Leader David Schapira is one of the candidates running for the newly formed 9th Congressional District. He explains why he makes an excellent candidate for Congress.Schapira says that his background as a teacher gives him insight into what the education system needs, and he could make a big contribution imminent education reform.
Sept. 20, 2013
Legal medical marijuana and an end to guilt
Last year, we told you the story of a woman who uses medical marijuana as she recovers from cancer. (She wishes to remain anonymous.) At the time she first spoke with us, Arizona’s voter-approved medical marijuana law was still very much up in the air.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona?s impact on the presidential campaign
Communications director for the Arizona Republican Party Shane Wikfors and political strategist Nathan Sproul of the Lincoln Consulting Group talk about the impact of the presidential campaign on Arizona and vice versa.
Sept. 20, 2013
Do you support legalization of marijuana?
In Arizona, California, and 15 other states, medical marijuana is legal. Studies estimate that around 80% of American support medical marijuana legalization.But we're curious to know what you think about marijuana, period.
Sept. 20, 2013
Is internet freedom at risk?
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Sept. 20, 2013
KJZZ coverage of the Tucson shooting 2011
On Jan. 8, 2011, Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head during a public event in Tucson. The KJZZ News Department mobilized to provide more than 3.5 hours of live, continuous coverage that day.
Sept. 20, 2013
Join KJZZ for AZ SCITECH Forum on Personalized Medicine, March 8
Imagine a medical treatment uniquely designed for you.Science fiction or fact? Examine the potential of Personalized Medicine during an Arizona SciTech forum presented by KJZZ and Rio Salado College on March 8, 2012.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Memories: Finding the American Dream at Cortez High
As we continue to celebrate Arizona's centennial, we reached out to you to share your favorite Arizona memories. Judith Dorffi Sadre told us how a public education in Arizona changed her life.   The author of this commentary, Judith Dorffi Sadre.
Sept. 20, 2013
More newspapers are adding paywalls to their websites
Gannett, the parent company of The Arizona Republic, recently announced that it would begin charging for some content at the paper’s website. An expert explains what it takes to make this business model successful.
Sept. 20, 2013
More signs point to housing market turnaround
Another report is out pointing to a rebound in the Valley’s housing market. Analysts at Clear Capital say foreclosures are down and housing prices are up. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Terry Ward reports.  TERRY WARD: The picture is still pretty depressing if you look at the housing market nationwide -- prices still are falling.
Sept. 20, 2013
Bill to ban texting while driving is defeated
This week the texting while driving ban was defeated in a 31-28 vote. Thirty five states currently have distracted driving laws. We take a look at whether Arizona may join them in the future.Arizona House minority leader Steve Farley thinks that the bill won’t die due to a growing bipartisan following.
Sept. 20, 2013
How do you cope with Arizonas heat?
Anyone who's spent time in Arizona during the summer months knows how hot the weather can get. Miserably, unforgivingly, unbelievably hot. As climate change pushes temperatures across the planet higher and higher, we want to hear from you.
Sept. 20, 2013

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