KJZZ News

Gila River Indian Community rejects Loop 202 expansion route
Members of the Gila River Indian Community told the state last night they do not want an extension of the Loop 202 on reservation land -- and don’t want it anywhere else, either. The “no build” option received 720 votes out of more than 1,400 cast.
Sept. 20, 2013
Romney uses Mesa appearance to blast Obamas budget plan
Mitt Romney made a campaign stop in Arizona on Monday as the state prepares to vote in a Republican presidential primary at the end of the month. Romney took the opportunity to blast President Barack Obama’s new budget proposal.
Sept. 20, 2013
Regents approve contract for new U of A president
The Arizona Board of Regents has approved a contract for the next president of the University of Arizona. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Dr. Ann Weaver Hart will take over on July 1.
Sept. 20, 2013
GOP debate viewing party draws hundreds
While the four remaining Republican presidential candidates debated inside the Mesa Arts Center on Wednesday, hundreds of people watched on a big screen outside. KJZZ’s Mark Brodie was among them, and has this report.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizonans react to 2012 presidential candidates
Throughout this primary season, we’ve been reaching out to you to learn your thoughts on the Republican candidates and our incumbent president. Here are some of the responses you shared with us.John Marshall of Peoria supports reelecting President Barack Obama, but it’s not a glowing endorsement.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arpaio questions Obamas birth certificate, opponents question Arpaios priorities
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio questioned the validity of President Obama's birth certificate at press conference Thursday. The sheriff's critics blasted his presentation, which took place during an election year and amid a federal investigation into civil rights allegations at Arpaio's department.
Sept. 20, 2013
Grand Canyon mule massage is more than a roll in the hay
Anyone who’s ever hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and back knows the trek is usually followed by a couple of days of sore muscles. But, no creature probably knows that better than the Canyon’s legendary pack mules.
Sept. 20, 2013
Small businesses to benefit from rare bipartisanship
The Obama administration and House Republicans have reached a rare agreement on a measure designed to aid American small businesses. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Terry Ward reports. TERRY WARD: The proposal called the JOBS Act is aimed at making it easier for small companies to go public.
Sept. 20, 2013
The truth and legends of Arizona?s Old West
Bob Boze Bell, Executive Editor of True West magazine, talks about Arizona’s Old West history and misconceptions. Bell, the proud owner of a strong mustache, talks about the styles of the Old West and the stories of the people who sported them.
Sept. 20, 2013
How the $25 billion settlement with lenders helps Arizona homeowners
Arizonans who lost their homes to foreclosure, are at risk of foreclosure, or are now underwater on their loans stand to benefit most from a recent $25 billion dollar settlement with the nation’s largest lenders.
Sept. 20, 2013
Judge dismisses Clean Elections lawsuit
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit, that claimed the Citizens Clean Elections Commission was illegally using public money to influence an election. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Kingman case about more than First Amendment
A candidate running for the Mohave County Board of Supervisors will appeal a trespassing conviction for wearing a T-shirt with an expletive. He was arrested last summer after refusing to cover up or remove the T-shirt during a supervisor’s meeting.
Sept. 20, 2013
Obama administration suspends immigration court dockets in four cities
The Obama administration is halting immigration court proceedings in four cities. The move will give authorities time to review thousands of cases and delay deportation for many non-criminal undocumented immigrants.
Sept. 20, 2013
Is health insurance a right or a privilege?
The United States Supreme Court has just finished hearing three straight days of arguments regarding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. Health care reform has been an ongoing debate in the U.
Sept. 20, 2013
New commercial terminal planned for Grand Canyon Airport
Tourists from across the country may have easier access to the Grand Canyon in the next several years. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports. AL MACIAS: Right now most of the traffic at Grand Canyon Airport comes from small charters planes and helicopters.
Sept. 20, 2013
The Natural Sounds of Stanley Jordan
(Tempe, AZ) - Blaise Lantana talked with piano player and jazz guitarist, Stanley Jordan, about his 'State of Nature' project. Hear how his whole life lead to the creation of this CD and how a 12-year-old cellist came to be a part of the recording.
Sept. 20, 2013
DOJ: Cant trust communication with MCSO, will likely end up in court
It looks like the Department of Justice is going ahead with plans to sue Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio over alleged civil rights violations.The latest letter from DOJ to the sheriff says there will be more no more telephone communications.
Sept. 20, 2013
Z?calo Public Square May 2 - Can Sprawling Cities Find Their Centers?
For decades, we worried about urban blight. Today, we worry about suburban blight. More and more Americans want to live in dense, walkable cities, not in spread-out suburbs. But many U.S. cities, particular western cities, grew fastest during an age when Americans wanted to live in suburban houses with large lots and two-car garages.
Sept. 20, 2013
State Supreme Court to governor: No grounds to remove redistricting chair
The Arizona Supreme Court says Governor Jan Brewer had no constitutional grounds to remove the Chairperson of the Independent Redistricting Commission last year. The court reinstated Colleen Mathis in November to the panel.
Sept. 20, 2013
Governor wont push for reclassification of medical marijuana
Governor Jan Brewer is refusing to take the steps taken by some other U.S. governors to address an issue raised by the state's medical marijuana program. But, one state lawmaker has his own idea how to deal with at least some of that refusal.
Sept. 20, 2013

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