KJZZ News

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
County attorney: Confusing laws to blame in Fiesta Bowl filings
No lawmakers or lobbyists will be charged with breaking any laws after an eight-month investigation by the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.  Prosecutors and investigators looked into whether 28 lawmakers failed to properly report out-of-town trips paid for by the Fiesta Bowl.
Sept. 20, 2013
Analyzing the SB 1070 arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court
A bevy of political experts give analysis of the Supreme Court's reaction to SB 1070 and the arguments for and against it. They also discuss the political ramifications of supporting or overturning the bill.
Sept. 20, 2013
Creating Dennis Rowland
(Tempe, AZ) - Jazz and blues singer Dennis Rowland sat down with Blaise Lantana to talk about how he established his name. Also hear how he found his way into the Baise band and what differences he feels exist between varying performance venues.
Sept. 20, 2013
Struggling First Solar hires new CEO
Tempe-based First Solar has hired a new CEO. As KJZZ’s Mark Moran reports, the company has been struggling as of late.MARK MORAN: If you look at the headlines from a year ago, almost to the date, they read: 'First Solar released a statement saying their profits were down because demand for solar panels had fallen off in Europe.
Sept. 20, 2013
Whiskey Row fire could put damper on holiday weekends
A two-alarm fire on Prescott's famed Whiskey Row destroyed at least three businesses Tuesday night. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Terry Ward reports TERRY WARD: An employee at the Bird Cage Saloon noticed smoke about 6:30 Tuesday evening, was unable to find the source, but quickly got customers out of the bar and called 911.
Sept. 20, 2013
Automated electric train makes debut at Sky Harbor
The people-mover at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport takes a big step forward Monday as the first cars are rolled onto the track. Dennis Lambert talked to airport spokeswoman Julie Rodriguez about the PHX Sky Train.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona unemployment rate down, but new jobs only half the story
Arizona’s unemployment rate dropped four-tenths of a percent in April, to 8.2 percent. But, only about half of that is due to more people finding jobs. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.MARK BRODIE: The state added 9,300 non-farm jobs last month.
Sept. 20, 2013
Social media can help small businesses engage with customers
A majority of small business owners say attracting new customers is key to surviving a competitive market. Many owners are turning to social media, like Facebook and Twitter to grow their business. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Terry Ward reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
How much would you spend to keep a pet healthy?
For many of us, an animal is an integral and cherished part of our family. But when a pet faces a major medical crisis, how much would you be willing to spend to save or prolong its life? Share your thoughts.
Sept. 20, 2013
Excessive heat could cause illness
Central and Western Arizona are under an excessive heat warning from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday.  That could mean an increase in heat-related problems for emergency responders in metro Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013
June 2012 Enews - SPOT 127 Update
Freshly painted, eye-catching colors that evoke energy and creativity coat the walls of KJZZ’s SPOT 127 Youth Media Center, which is under construction in preparation for the launch of two summer sessions and an after-school program.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona boasts countrys largest teen smoking drop
The number of teen smokers in Arizona is dropping. In fact, Arizona has seen the largest drop of any state in the country. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.AL MACIAS: The rate of teen smokers is down 11 percent over the last two years, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Sept. 20, 2013

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