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
Hearings Begin On Benefits For Families Of Deceased Seasonal Firefighters
Tuesday afternoon an Arizona House Committee will hold the first of an expected series of hearings into the issue of benefits for seasonal firefighters. Some of the Granite Mountain Hotshots who died fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire were seasonal employees, meaning their survivors are not entitled to the same benefits as full-time employees.
Sept. 20, 2013
Prosecutors Respond To Order In Milke Case
Maricopa County prosecutors acknowledge they did not give a judge a letter that contained information affecting a key witness' availability for the retrial of a former death row inmate. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Rosa Mroz had ordered prosecutors to explain why they did not promptly give her a letter they got from federal prosecutors.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ StoryCorps:  The Fullams
   In this AZ-Edition of StoryCorps, John Fullam and his daughter Lisa Fullam recall memorable moments from their childhoods and talk about the special bond that develops between children and their parents.
Sept. 20, 2013
Programming Changes
Dear Listener, We are implementing changes to KJZZ’s overnight schedule and HD2 service beginning July 1, 2011. You can view the new schedule online right now.  We will replace JazzWorks on 91.5 FM and HD1 with a live feed of BBC World Service, weekdays at 1-3 a.
Sept. 20, 2013
Post Wallow Fire: Crews Target Safety and Flood Prevention
KJZZ's Paul Atkinson reports on efforts to prevent flooding and make Eastern Arizona forests safe following the worst wildfire in Arizona history. Click HERE to see what the Wallow Fire destroyed.
Sept. 20, 2013
Breaking Down The Pearce Recall Process
The process to recall State Senate president Russell Pearce is well under way. Here and Now takes a look at the steps taken so far, and what residents of Pearce's district can expect in the coming months.
Sept. 20, 2013
Analyzing The Race for Phoenix Mayor
Host Steve Goldstein talks to Arizona Republic reporter Lynh Bui about issues that affect citizens in the race for Phoenix mayor.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phil Gordon on the Next Mayors Challenges
As part of a series on this month's Phoenix Mayoral election, KJZZ's Steve Goldstein talks with current Mayor Phil Gordon about what the next Mayor should focus on...and whether some communities, including South Phoenix, aren't given enough attention.
Sept. 20, 2013
Author Pens Desert Mystery
Author and musician James Sallis joins Steve Goldstein to talk about his most recent mystery novel taken from the perspective of three characters...including the killer.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix Runoff Election
Here and Now's Steve Goldstein talks to Wes Gullett and Greg Stanton, the runoff candidates for mayor of Phoenix and their feeling on the continuing race for mayor. Political analyst Dennis Welch discusses the future of the race.
Sept. 20, 2013

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