KJZZ News

Peanut butter recall hurts food bank
St. Mary’s Food Bank in Phoenix says it’s desperate to refill its warehouses after a recent peanut butter recall. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, the group was already facing a food shortage.  PETER O’DOWD: Food donations were down 20 to 30 percent compared to a year ago.
Sept. 20, 2013
Bill Clinton in classic form at Tempe rally
Former President Bill Clinton came to Tempe on Wednesday night, to rally supporters of Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Richard Carmona. KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.MARK BRODIE: Clinton has been making the campaign rounds recently, stumping for house and senate candidates.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Commerce Authority looks for new leader
Arizona’s public-private economic development organization may be getting a new CEO. Last year, the Arizona Department of Commerce became the Arizona Commerce Authority in a move pushed by Governor Jan Brewer.
Sept. 20, 2013
Do You Know A Young Adult Whos Neither In School Nor Working?
The number of young adults, ages 16 to 24, who are neither working nor in school is growing. In total 5.8 million young Americans, or 14.7 percent of the U.S. population, make up this demographic. There are many reasons why a young adult may be neither working nor in school.
Sept. 20, 2013
County recorders office faces criticism for Spanish-language mistakes
Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell says her office did make mistakes when incorrect information on some Spanish-language materials was distributed. The long-time Republican county recorder has faced heavy criticism over the last few weeks.
Sept. 20, 2013
How US Airways is coping with the effects of Sandy
The East Coast is struggling to deal with the effects of Hurricane Sandy. And one of the major impacts has involved air transportation. Airports are closed, flights being canceled throughout the northeast.
Sept. 20, 2013
Consultant says Obama campaign wont hurt Arizona Democrats
Political consultant says President Barack Obama's campaign pulling out of Arizona won't hurt other candidates down the ticket.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: Earlier this week, President Barack Obama’s Campaign Manager Jim Messina said Arizona was an enticing prospect, but the campaign wouldn’t be putting any more resources toward winning the state on Nov.
Sept. 20, 2013
Provisional ballots an issue across Valley on Election Day
It appears more people than normal across the Valley were forced to cast provisional ballots this Election Day. Aaron Wilson, 32, said he waited in line for 45 minutes because his polling site at Tempe High School had run out of provisional ballots, but no one could tell him when more would arrive.
Sept. 20, 2013
Kirkpatrick declared winner; other races still too close
PHOENIX (AP) — Former Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick will head to Congress for a second time after defeating former Republican state lawmaker Jonathan Paton to win Arizona's 1st Congressional District seat.
Sept. 20, 2013
GPEC tries to attract California businesses
The Greater Phoenix Economic Council has a new plan to attract California businesses to the Valley. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: Last week, California voters approved Proposition 30—which will raise income taxes on the state’s residents who make more than $250,000 a year.
Sept. 20, 2013
Jail death settlement back on boards agenda
It looks like the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors may have changed its decision, again, about a multi-million dollar settlement over a jail inmate’s death. Deborah Braillard died while in the county jail almost eight years ago.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Justice Project turns attention to next high-profile case
The Arizona Justice Project is one of more than 50 agencies in the United States that has been working to free wrongfully convicted felons from prison. For more than a decade it’s set dozens of people free.
Sept. 20, 2013
Glendale City Council approves arena management deal
The National Hockey League lockout is in its 74th day. The Phoenix Coyotes still don’t have an owner. But there is some good news for hockey in the desert after a decision Tuesday night in Glendale. By a 4-2 vote, the Glendale City Council approved a 20-year, $324 million arena management deal with likely Coyotes buyer Greg Jamison.
Sept. 20, 2013
Stalled land exchange forces copper mine layoffs
Four hundred Arizona copper workers will be losing their jobs in the next few months. Uncertainty over a land exchange that has been stalled in Congress, is forcing the layoffs, according to the mine owners.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona dentists providing free care Friday, Saturday
Arizonans in need of dental care can get it, for free, Friday and Saturday, at the first Arizona Dental Mission of Mercy. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Three hundred dentists have turned Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the state fairgrounds into a giant dental clinic – providing fillings, extractions and other services at no cost.
Sept. 20, 2013
Planned outage for KJZZ website
Due to a computer network upgrade there is a planned outage of KJZZ.org from 11 p.m. Tuesday until 3 a.m. Wednesday. Live streaming audio will not be available while the website is down. We will do our best to minimize service interruptions, and thank our website users for their patience.
Sept. 20, 2013
Kyl makes final remarks to U.S. Senate
Retiring Arizona Senator Jon Kyl gave his farewell address to the U.S. Senate today. Kyl, who is leaving Congress after 26 years, including 18 years in the Senate, spoke for nearly half an hour. His speech focused on policy issues rather than remembrances of his career.
Sept. 20, 2013
ADEQ wont ask for more state funding
As the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality marks its 25th year, the agency’s director says it’s providing high-quality service despite budget cuts.From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Changing of the guard in Maricopa County
After more than a decade with the same five members, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors will have two newcomers. Steve Chucri discusses his priorities as he succeeds Don Stapley. Michelle Ye Hee Lee of the Arizona Republic considers how the political dynamic of the Board will change.
Sept. 20, 2013
County enforcing no-burn days with fewer inspectors
The county Air Quality department has received more than 300 complaints of residents violating "no-burn" days this winter. But the department has fewer inspectors to help enforce that restriction than in past years.
Sept. 20, 2013

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