KJZZ News

Underwater mortgages tick upward
The percentage of underwater home mortgages in Arizona has inched upward compared to a year ago.CoreLogic tracks the number of distressed mortgages across the country. The company says in the fourth quarter of last year, 48 percent of home mortgages in Arizona were upside down.
Sept. 20, 2013
Proposed Arizona photo radar ban defeated
For the second time this week, the Arizona Senate on Tuesday defeated a proposal that would have asked voters to prohibit the state and its cities and towns from using photo enforcement systems. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix landmark finally open to public
A Phoenix landmark opens for public tours Saturday -- but if you don’t have tickets already, you’ll probably have to wait a while.Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights sits near Van Buren and 52nd Streets.
Sept. 20, 2013
Special interest groups spending money in recall election
Campaign finance reports in the recall election of state Senate President Russell Pearce are trickling in.  The latest show what was spent on independent expenditure efforts on behalf of Pearce and his opponent, Jerry Lewis.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pearce supporters think hell fare better in a partisan primary
Russell Pearce supporters say that one reason he lost his seat in the state Senate last fall was because the recall election was open to Democratic voters. Pearce announced Monday he’s running again for state Senate -- and this time, he’ll face a Republican challenger in a primary where only Republicans and Independents can vote.
Sept. 20, 2013
Budget surplus projected for City of Phoenix
Good news for the City of Phoenix, after years of budget cuts and belt tightening, the city is projecting a surplus for next year. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports. AL MACIAS: Two years ago city of Phoenix was looking at a $277 million shortfall.
Sept. 20, 2013
Whos killing wild burros near Lake Pleasant?
Federal officials are still looking for whoever shot and killed six wild burros near Lake Pleasant. KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports the reward has gone up for information that leads to an arrest. PETER O’DOWD: The Bureau of Land Management is now offering $6,000 to anyone who helps break the case.
Sept. 20, 2013
Babeu may have deleted public files, violated campaign laws
State and federal investigators are looking at Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu in regard to possible destruction of public records and violations of federal campaign laws. KJZZ's Al Macias reports.State authorities are trying to find out if more than 6,000 electronic files, mostly emails, were deleted.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ solitary prison cells called inhuman
Amnesty International is calling for changes in how Arizona prisons use solitary confinement.  It comes as the group releases a report criticizing what it calls cruel treatment that violates basic human rights.
Sept. 20, 2013
The Development of Kat Edmonson [Interview Archives]
(Tempe, AZ) - Singer Kat Edmonson talked to Blaise Lantana about how she started singing. She also discussed how she was asked to tour with Lyle Lovett and what it means to have her own record label. This interview is from 2010.
Sept. 20, 2013
Attorney who filed ethics complaint against Thomas: I believe in the law
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas will learn today if he’s disbarred. Thomas and two of his former deputies, Lisa Aubuchon and Rachel Alexander, were accused in 2010 of violating ethical rules and misusing their power.
Sept. 20, 2013
Minorities to become the majority for Democratic caucus in U.S. House
The Democratic caucus of the U. S. House of Representatives is set to make history after the 2012 elections. The non-partisan Cook Political Reports projects for the first time in American history there will be a minority majority party faction in Congress.
Sept. 20, 2013
Gov. Brewer vetoes gun bill
Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill that would have allowed people to carry guns into public buildings, unless they were secure facilities with storage lockers and signs. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
DOJ to announce findings of Arpaio investigation
PHOENIX (AP) - Federal authorities plan to announce their findings Thursday in a civil rights investigation of an Arizona sheriff's office accused of using discriminatory tactics in its signature immigration patrols.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sweat lodge tragedy highlights lack of self-help industry regulations
Few, if any, standards safeguard the self-help industry. And that led to tragedy for three people who died in an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony in 2009. The leader was sent to prison in November. Now the victims’ families want regulations to protect those seeking enlightenment.
Sept. 20, 2013
Federal action on MCSO could cost the rest of the county
Maricopa County leaders are worried that Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s battle with the Department of Justice could hurt other county agencies. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports county leaders are worried about the possible loss of millions of dollars in federal aid.
Sept. 20, 2013
Checkup on the patient who was awake for brain surgery
Phoenix Police Officer Stewart Martz is back on the job after undergoing Deep Brain Stimulation to treat Parkinson's disease. (Photo by Terry Ward - KJZZ)In November of last year, we did a story about Stewart Martz, a 42-year-old Phoenix police officer diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
Sept. 20, 2013
Lawsuit threatened over AZ budget sweep
State lawmakers have not yet started voting on the new state budget…but there’s already a threatened lawsuit over one of its provisions. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Republican legislative leaders and Governor Brewer announced late last week that they’d reached a deal on a new spending plan.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pearce reimbursement provision dies before the legislative session ends
 The proposal to reimburse former State Senate President Russell Pearce for the costs of the recall election that ousted him from office last fall is dead. Lawmakers approved the provision in committee on Wednesday, but couldn’t garner enough support in the senate to move the bill forward.
Sept. 20, 2013
Skin Cancer Awareness month
Lisa Quale, senior health educator at the Skin Cancer Institute at University of Arizona, and Dr. Glen Weiss of the Piper Cancer Center in Scottsdale talk about the importance of protecting yourself from skin cancer in sunny Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013

Pages