KJZZ News

Same Sex Marriage In Arizona Put On Hold
Same sex marriage in Arizona is going to be on hold at least for a few more years. Organizers have said national gay rights groups want to focus in 2014 on states that generally seemed more receptive to the concept than Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Wildfires Less Destructive Than Average This Year
Arizona continues to grieve the loss of 19 hotshot firefighters, during the summer wildfire season. But, in terms of lost forests, this year was less destructive than average, according to Fire Prevention Officer Carrie Dennett, of the State Forestry Division.
Sept. 20, 2013
Authorities Stress Importance Of Child Car Seats
Authorities around the country are putting an emphasis on child safety seats this week. They're reminding you that you need a safety seat each and every time a child rides in a motor vehicle. AAA spokeswoman Michelle Donatti says there's a good reason for that.
Sept. 20, 2013
Three Students Sick From Cough Medicine
Three male students at Poston Butte High School in San Tan Valley are recovering after taking cough medicine that had been brought onto the campus. Rural Metro spokesman Colin Williams says the three teens were having some serious side effects but are expected to be okay.
Sept. 20, 2013
Supreme Court Strikes Down Matching Funds: A KJZZ Special Report
Monday, the United States Supreme Court struck down the matching funds provision of Arizona's Clean Elections law--a law that was supposed to reduce the influence of special interests in state campaigns.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Jobless Worry About Benefits Running Out
New numbers show the economy only created 18-thousand jobs nationwide in June.  That means there are millions of Americans still out of work…and many of them are collecting unemployment benefits.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix Mayoral Candidate Jennifer Wright
Mayoral candidate, attorney Jennifer Wright, joins host Steve Goldstein to talk about her campaign and plans for Phoenix's future.
Sept. 20, 2013
Preview:  Life after Deportation
The Department of Homeland Security has been flying illegal immigrants caught in this country back to their homelands for years. In the last few years that program has been stepped up.  Many of the flights go to Mexico, the number one spot illegal immigrants come from, but KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd is just back from a flight taking immigrants to Guatemala, the country with the second-most illegal immigrants.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sophie?s Birthday
May 16, 2009 -- KJZZ Commentator Amy Silverman talks about her role as part-time birthday party planner for her daughter, Sophie.
Sept. 20, 2013
South Phoenix: The Forgotten Place
The South Phoenix area is among the oldest parts of the valley, and has a wealth of rich history...but it's a history that many people don't know about. Some call it the forgotten part of the city, and many residents and advocates think that they often have to fend for themselves rather than rely on Phoenix government.
Sept. 20, 2013
Membership Thank You
Membership Drive Thank YouThank you to the 2,431 K-J-Z-Z listeners and especially the 1,119 new members who pledged their support during the K-J-Z-Z membership drive, helping us raise a total of 204,311 dollars including earned member matching funds in support of news, intelligent analysis and civil discourse on K-J-Z-Z.
Sept. 20, 2013
Book Celebrate Arizonas Centennial
Lisa Schnebly Heidinger, native Arizonan and author of Arizona: 100 Years Grand, talks to host Steve Goldstein about the state's upcoming centennial and publishing the book celebrating 100 years of state history.
Sept. 20, 2013
Planning For Arizonas Water Scarcity
Karen Smith, former deputy director of the Arizona Department of Water resources, explains the water scarcity problem in Arizona and which steps should be taken now to prevent future disaster.Karen Smith wrote the Grand Canyon Institute's report, Arizona at the Crossroads: Water Scarcity or Water Sustainability? .
Sept. 20, 2013
Take Me Out To The Ballgame!
Tens of thousands of fans will descend on downtown Phoenix tonight for Game 3 of the Diamondback-Brewers series. As KJZZ's Terry Ward reports, many of them will be riding light rail...
Sept. 20, 2013
Chief Content Officer Youth Media - KJZZ
Chief Content Officer Youth Media - KJZZKJZZ and Rio Salado Community College are looking for a mission driven individual that is passionate about media and technology.  The successful candidate will be a creative thinker who understands how young people consume media today and will work to blend their consumption habits with the implementation of a substantive media experience and teaching curriculum.
Sept. 20, 2013
Andrew Thomas Disbarment Hearings: Former Thomas Deputy On the Defensive
Former deputy Maricopa County Attorney Lisa Aubuchon took the stand on Tuesday to defend the decision to charge numerous county officials with racketeering two years ago. Aubuchon and former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas are accused of filing the charges as political retaliation.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mesa Recall Election Not Likely to Lead to Changes in Law
Jerry Lewis won last week’s recall election against Russell Pearce in Mesa’s legislative district 18.  But there were three people on the ballot, of whom was accused of being a sham candidate.
Sept. 20, 2013
Goldwater Institute Sues Clean Elections Commission Over Advertising
The Goldwater Institute wants the Clean Elections Commission to stop an advertising campaign it claims is illegal self promotion.  The think tank filed a lawsuit in Maricopa County Superior Court  this week claiming Clean Elections does not have the authority to spend millions on voter outreach.
Sept. 20, 2013
Missing Mesa Woman FOUND!
Felicita Ramirez was located by a family member in Tempe.  She is now back with her family and was found in good condition.  Ramirez walked away from her Dialysis center at 1209 N Country Club, Mesa, AZ at approximately 8:00 PM on 12/01/2011.
Sept. 20, 2013
States Introduce More Immigration Bills in 2011, Enact Fewer
State legislatures introduced more bills dealing with immigration this year than last….but fewer measures were enacted.  From Phoenix, Mark Brodie reports.  The new report from the National Conference of State Legislatures shows lawmakers introduced more than 1600 bills and resolutions related to immigrants this year, with 306 becoming law.
Sept. 20, 2013

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