KJZZ News

Incumbents will face off in August primaries, November general elections
More than 200 candidates for Congress, state Legislature and Corporation Commission have filed their petition signatures to qualify for the ballot. Wednesday was the deadline to get their signatures to the Secretary of State’s office, and starts a ten-day window for campaigns or their supporters to challenge those signatures.
Sept. 20, 2013
U.S. Supreme Court justice again denies Tombstone on water issue
A second U.S. Supreme Court justice has denied a request by the town of Tombstone to use heavy equipment to restore its water system.This is the second time Tombstone has requested an emergency injunction – and the second time it's been denied.
Sept. 20, 2013
Local candidate removed for proficiency now on national ballot
The woman who was barred from running for a border town city council because of her lack of English proficiency is now running for Vice President of the United States. Alejandrina Cabrera will run alongside Utopian Party presidential candidate Avery Ayers.
Sept. 20, 2013
Elder Protection Day highlights ways to avoid financial abuse
Elderly people throughout the United States lose an estimated $2.6 billion each year due to financial exploitation. That’s according to the Administration on Aging, which says that only about one in five of such incidence of abuse are discovered.
Sept. 20, 2013
Explaining the impact of SB 1070
Chris Moncayo, vice president and general manager of Entravision Communications, explains why 23 media outlets decided to simulcast a program about Arizona's SB 1070. Moncayo says the point of the broadcast is not about competition, it about the responsibility of broadcasters to inform the public.
Sept. 20, 2013
Did the Supreme Court get SB 1070 right?
Monday, the United States Supreme Court ruled on the injunction against Arizona SB 1070. The court held that three portions of the law cannot go into effect, but that one -- requiring police officers to check the immigration status of someone they've detained, if there's "reasonable suspicion" the person may be here illegally -- can.
Sept. 20, 2013
U.S. Senate confirms Leonardo as new U.S. Attorney for Arizona
The U.S. Senate has confirmed the new U.S. Attorney for Arizona. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: In March, President Obama nominated John Leonardo to the post, and the Senate confirmed him Friday.
Sept. 20, 2013
You Let Some Girl Beat You? The Story of Ann Meyers Drysdale
Ann Meyers Drysdale recounts her experience being the lone woman to try out for the NBA’s Indiana Pacers -- two decades before the WNBA was formed. Meyers Drysdale says for some people involved, the tryout was a publicity stunt, but for her it was completely serious.
Sept. 20, 2013
Campers staying past the limit on National Forest land could get a wake-up call
As we reported last month from Flagstaff, a rising homeless population on National Forest land could lead to increased wildfire danger. But it’s not only the homeless who can run afoul of forest restrictions.
Sept. 20, 2013
McCain, Kyl endorse Jeff Flake for Senate
Jeff Flake’s campaign for Senate got a major boost today-- both of Arizona’s sitting Senators gave him their endorsement. Flake is a Republican member of the U.S. House, representing Arizona’s Congressional District 6.
Sept. 20, 2013
Defense jobs and Arizona?s economy
Two experts explain the importance of defense jobs in Arizona’s economy, and what needs to be done to attract the aerospace industry.Dr. Werner Dahm, director of ASU’s Security and Defense Systems Initiative, and Dr.
Sept. 20, 2013
HIV-AIDS expert: Were on the verge of a medical solution
An Arizona expert is in Washington, D.C., for the international AIDS conference. As KJZZ's Peter O'Dowd reports, it's the first time the event has been held in the U.S. for more than 20 years.PETER O'DOWD: The conference has drawn high-level researchers and politicians from all over the world.
Sept. 20, 2013
Officials looking to reduce suicides on Hoover Dam bypass bridge
Nevada transportation officials are looking at ways to reduce the number of suicides at the Hoover Dam bypass bridge after a fourth person jumped into the Colorado River from the 900-foot-high bridge. Nevada transportation officials are expected to discuss suicides from the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge at their August or September meeting.
Sept. 20, 2013
The early voter?s effect on campaigns
Two experts discuss the effect early mail-in voting has on running campaigns and getting more citizens to vote. Joe Yuhas, executive director of public affairs at Riester, says anything that opens up the election process to more voters is positive.
Sept. 20, 2013
1st District field narrowing before primary
The primary election is still weeks away, but the field of candidates in Arizona's 1st Congressional District race is already narrowing. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.Doug Wade announced on his website Monday that he is withdrawing from the Republican primary because of a lack of funding.
Sept. 20, 2013
Airline merger may move U.S. Airways from Tempe
A merger between U.S. Airways and American Airlines would likely see the airline's headquarters land in Dallas rather than Tempe. An expert analyzes what this could mean for the Valley's economy.Robert Mittelstaedt, Dean of the W.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mexican gray wolf to be spared, headed to Scottsdale
A Mexican gray wolf that had been targeted for death will be spared.A Scottsdale wildlife sanctuary will take the alpha female that has been killing cattle on a ranch in New Mexico. Spokeswoman Linda Searles of Southwest Sanctuary says the wolf can be brought to her new home as soon as she's captured in New Mexico.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix?s new police chief
Police Chief Daniel Garcia talks about his plans and the challenges he faces taking over the Phoenix Police Department.Garcia says there were budget issues at his previous precinct in Dallas, but nowhere near the shortage Phoenix faces.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix Mayor Stanton helps teens register voters
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton will be joining about 100 young people Monday night to knock on doors in a voter registration drive. Stanton will go out with a team of 20 high school volunteers as they try to register voters.
Sept. 20, 2013
Florence water supply tests positive for E. coli
Residents in the Florence area are being asked to boil their drinking water or used bottled water until further notice.Johnson Utilities, which provides water to the lower East Valley, has found traces of E.
Sept. 20, 2013

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