KJZZ News

Some city employee unions reach a deal, but police union holding out for full pay restoration
The labor unions that represent Phoenix city employees have ratified pay and benefit agreements, but the Phoenix police union has rejected the deal. KJZZ’s Terry Ward reports. TERRY WARD: There are seven labor groups representing the city's nearly 15,000 employees.
Sept. 20, 2013
Effort to bring first Bill of Rights monument to Arizona
Chris Bliss is best known as a stand-up comedian and juggler, but he’s recently put his efforts into a new project. Bliss explains how a joke about a Bill of Rights monument may become a reality. Bliss says the idea stemmed from stand-up material.
Sept. 20, 2013
Holocaust Era Railcar
A Holocaust era rail car is available for viewing Tuesday afternoon, nearly 11,000 miles from its start in Macedonia, which was occupied by Germany during WWII. The rail car is a cornerstone piece to the Holocaust & Tolerance Museum project under development in Chandler, Ariz.
Sept. 20, 2013
Romney makes campaign stop in Arizona on Friday
The presidential contest will make a stop in Arizona Friday. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Presumptive GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney will speak today to the Republican National Committee’s State Chairman’s meeting in Scottsdale.
Sept. 20, 2013
Gov. Brewer gives State of the State address
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer used her annual State of the State address to call for lower taxes and less regulation in the next century. KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports the economy was the focus of her speech.
Sept. 20, 2013
In Texas, a push to stop scammers targeting immigrants
The logjam in Washington over immigration reform has led to an unintended consequence: Fraud. For years, the federal government in San Antonio has targeted so-called “notarios,” or scammers who promise miracles to immigrants who need legal papers.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arguments on SB 1070 begin Wednesday at U.S. Supreme Court
Arizona will defend its controversial piece of immigration legislation before the Supreme Court on Wednesday. At issue is whether the state law complements or conflicts with federal law. From Phoenix, Devin Browne reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Al Macias
KJZZ’s Managing Editor Al Macias is part of an elite class of trusted, veteran journalists who have covered Arizona news for more than 30 years.When he’s not investigating, reporting, producing or helping KJZZ News Director Peter O’Dowd determine which stories the news team should pursue, Macias helps oversee daily operations for the KJZZ newsroom and Fronteras: the Changing America Desk.
Sept. 20, 2013
Police: 5 dead in shooting in Gilbert home
GILBERT, Ariz. (Associated Press) — Five people died in a shooting Wednesday at a Phoenix-area home, where the investigation was slowed by concerns there could be hazardous materials in 55-gallon drums in the backyard.
Sept. 20, 2013
Coyotes, NHL on track for new ownership
The National Hockey League is on the cusp of selling the Phoenix Coyotes to an ownership group that will keep the team in the Valley.From Phoenix, KJZZ's Steve Goldstein reports.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: The recent off-ice history of the Coyotes has been a saga of bankruptcy, lawsuits, and potential owners who pulled out before a sale agreement could be finalized.
Sept. 20, 2013
DOJ: Sheriffs office disregarded the Constitution
The U.S. Justice Department filed a federal lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, his office and the county on Thursday. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio responded to news of the Department of Justice's lawsuit at a press conference Thursday in Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013
Close call in Tempe mayoral race
Votes tallied Tuesday for Tempe Mayor left the city without a declared winner. Mike O’Neil, a pollster with O’Neil Associates, analyzes election results and whether Mark Mitchell can overcome Michael Monti’s slim lead.
Sept. 20, 2013
Border committee meets in Phoenix to address smuggling
Arizona Congressman Ben Quayle says to stop narcotics from flowing across the border, the U.S. government must be as innovative, flexible and nimble as Mexican drug cartels. KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports on a Congressional hearing held Monday in Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013
Celebrate Miles Davis Birthday this Friday!
Memorial Day weekend gets off to a great start as we celebrate the birthday anniversary of jazz legend Miles Davis. From "Kind of Blue," one of the greatest jazz albums of all time, to "Bitches Brew," Miles Davis was a visionary who led the evolution of jazz from haunting melodies and bop to the birth of the cool and electric fusion.
Sept. 20, 2013
Campaign 101 with local experts
Wes Gullett, partner at the consulting firm First Strategic, and Bob Grossfeld, president and CEO of The Media Guys, talk about modern campaigning and candidates. Veteran political consultants Gullett and Grossfeld cover the gamut of campaigns and elections.
Sept. 20, 2013
Peoria school burglarized for eighth time in six months
Peoria Police are asking for help, after thieves broke into an elementary school for the eighth time in less than a year. A custodian noticed this most recent break-in Monday morning. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Glendale to vote on Coyotes deal
The Glendale City Council is expected to vote Friday on an agreement with the potential new owner of the Phoenix Coyotes.  Under the deal, the city would pay Greg Jamison more than $300 million over 20 years to improve and manage Jobing.
Sept. 20, 2013
Neil Guiliano ? ?The Campaign Within?
Former Tempe Mayor Neil Giuliano talks about coming to terms with his sexuality, coming out while in public office, and why sexual orientation is relevant in today’s world. Giuliano says he was aware from a young age that he didn’t fit into the mold society had raised him to be in.
Sept. 20, 2013
U.S. House approves bill to block Glendale casino
The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a bill that aims to stop a planned casino in the West Valley. The measure allows the Tohono O’Odham Nation to develop the land it bought near 91st and Northern Avenues, but prohibits putting a casino there.
Sept. 20, 2013
Study shows immigrant-owned small businesses boosting economy
Nearly one in six small business owners in the United States these days are immigrants. That’s according to a new study that shows small businesses owned by immigrants are impacting communities and the economy now more than ever.
Sept. 20, 2013

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