KJZZ News

Solutions For Dealing With High State Unemployment
We wonder where the jobs are in Arizona. We are nowhere close to the deep hole of the Great Recession when the state’s unemployment rate was 10.8 percent. The latest figures from July put the rate at 8 percent, but that still seems pretty high.
Sept. 20, 2013
Did You Know: Phoenix Has Its Very Own Castle
The house was built in 1929 as a resort. After years of restoration, the castle that sits on a hill in the middle of Phoenix has become a visitors' destination, Tovrea Castle.   The path leading up to the front of the castle.
Sept. 20, 2013
Backers Of Two Ballot Referendum Petition Drives Approaching Deadline
Backers of two ballot referendum petition drives are rapidly approaching deadlines to get them before Arizona voters in 2014. Barry Hess of the Libertarian Party said the Protect Your Right to Vote Committee has collected at least 130,000 signatures in its attempt to block an omnibus election law from taking effect.
Sept. 20, 2013
Gay Marriage Will Not Be On Ariz. Ballot In 2014
Organizers of an initiative campaign for a 2014 ballot measure to legalize gay marriage in Arizona are dropping that effort in favor of waiting until 2016.  The Equal Marriage Campaign says it had support but that key national advocacy groups withheld backing that was needed to make a 2014 ballot measure.
Sept. 20, 2013
Charges Pending Against Four Teens Responsible For Damaged Flagstaff Aviation Tower
Charges are pending against four juveniles who were arrested for damaging an aviation tower near the Flagstaff airport.  Police Sgt. Cody Runge said the four were taken into custody after a stake-out by officers following a string of incidents between May and September of this year.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Corporation Commission Tables Deregulation Issue
So, let’s step into the way-back machine heading to last week. Remember that story you heard about how the Arizona Corporation Commission was going to hold hearings this fall into whether or not it should move the state towards retail competition in the electricity market? Well an update now, and it could basically be summed up by saying, not so much.
Sept. 20, 2013
Suspect Flees From Police, Falls Off Cliff
A Kingman man is recovering after falling off a cliff while he was trying to run from police. Mohave County Sheriff’s deputy Rusty Cooper says 30-year-old Michael Caughlin faces a number of charges after driving off when he was stopped, and running away on foot when his car got stuck.
Sept. 20, 2013
American Airlines and US Airways Employees Rally In Washington, DC
It's the latest on the stalled merger between American Airlines and Tempe-based US Airways. The carriers had high hopes of completing that merger by the end of this month, but a suit filed by the Department of Justice and several states including Arizona has put those on hold.
Sept. 20, 2013
Martin Hails Supreme Court Ruling
( Phoenix, AZ ) The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5 to 4 against a key component of Arizona's public campaign finance system called Clean Elections. Justices  found a matching funds provision burdens privately financed candidates and third party groups.
Sept. 20, 2013
Contest Winners
Jenny Ferguson of Chandler is the winner of the Las Vegas trip.  She pledged to support Fronteras first thing yesterday morning.
Sept. 20, 2013
All-Star Rosters Disappoint
Tonight is the 2011 All-Star game at Chase Field. KJZZ's Morning Edition Host Dennis Lambert spoke with MLB.com's Barry Bloom about some of the unique aspects of this years event.
Sept. 20, 2013
Unloading the House, Untying the Knot
Splitting up is never easy, but now divorce is a nightmare. Roughly three million marriages have ended since the nation’s housing crisis began. And lawyers have little choice but to write provisions into divorce decrees that can tie estranged couples together for years after the marriage is over.
Sept. 20, 2013
The Decline In Rural Healthcare
Lynda Bergsma, director of the State Office of Rural Health program at the University of Arizona, talks to host Steve Goldstein about the decline in rural healthcare and the effects on Arizona residents.
Sept. 20, 2013
Finding Connections in Phoenixs Directions
This month, Phoenix residents elect a new mayor. We decided it was the perfect time to profile some of the neighborhoods in this unique and sprawling city.We began by having a conversation with outgoing Mayor Phil Gordon about his eight years leading Phoenix and what he learned about its communities.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pela Review: Little Shop of Horrors
   KJZZ's Theatre Critic reviews Hale Center Theatre's production of Little Shop of Horrors which runs through August 27th.   Robrt Pela is a columnist at New Times and a staff writer at Latino Perspectives Magazine.
Sept. 20, 2013
Coping With the Debt Deal
Host Steve Goldstein talks to Congressman David Schweikert about whether the Debt Deal can be relied on to not only lower the nation's debt, but keep if from getting out of control again in the future.
Sept. 20, 2013
Vaccination Controversy
Steve Goldstein talks to Will Humble, director of the State Department of Health Services, and epidemiologist Dr. Beth Jacobs about the importance of vaccinations...they address the concerns over vaccinating children, flu shots, and the importance of community health.
Sept. 20, 2013
KJZZ Program Changes
Sept. 20, 2013
Cortes Withdraws from Recall Election
Lawyers for the Mesa resident challenging the candidacy of Olivia Cortes in the recall election of state senate president Russell Pearce say they’ll bring their evidence to the Secretary of State and County Attorney’s office.
Sept. 20, 2013
Glendale Couple Struggles After Losing State Medicaid Insurance
Arizona lawmakers approved phasing out a Medicaid program for 6.000 Arizonans with serious medical conditions.  Bill and June Nelson were hoping to survive six months until they could enroll in a new federal insurance program.
Sept. 20, 2013

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