KJZZ News

Appeals court says Open Meeting Law applies to Redistricting Commission
The Arizona Court of Appeals has ruled that the body responsible for drawing legislative and congressional district maps has to follow the state’s open meeting laws, but that prosecutors cannot restart an investigation into whether that happened.
Dec. 11, 2012
Robrt Pela: Review of Wolves
This morning theater critic Robrt Pela reviews Stray Cat Theatre's production of Wolves. Christmas has come early for fans of good writing and excellent acting, courtesy of Stray Cat Theatre's production of Steve Yockey's Wolves.
Dec. 11, 2012
SCOTUS won
The U.S. Supreme Court issued its last orders of the year on Monday. As KJZZ’s Al Macias reports, Arizona’s attempt to block the state from cutting off benefits to partners of gay state employees will not be considered.
Dec. 10, 2012
KJZZ Escape to Paris!
Inclusions: Roundtrip airfare from Phoenix to Paris  – Courtesy of US Airways 6 nights in a preferred 4-star hotel – Located in the most desired neighborhoods in the Heart of Paris. Private roundtrip airport transfersBreakfast daily4 unique specialty tours  1.
Dec. 10, 2012
Pinal County Sheriff
Law enforcement in Pinal County recovered thousands of rounds of ammunition in an abandoned SUV this weekend. A Pinal County Sheriff’s deputy patrolling near Stanfield on Saturday saw the car and ran its plates, and after discovering it had been reported stolen from Phoenix, tried to stop the SUV.
Dec. 10, 2012
Alleged government office bomber indicted
The Iraqi man charged with setting off a homemade bomb outside a Social Security office in Casa Grande has been indicted. Authorities say 47-year-old Abdullatif Ali Aldosary researched bomb making and gathered supplies before detonating the explosive last week.
Dec. 7, 2012
First Arizona medical marijuana dispensary opens
The first Arizona marijuana medical dispensary opened its door Thursday in Glendale. It legally began distributing marijuana to the dozens of people who waited in line for hours to have their prescriptions filled.
Dec. 6, 2012
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.
Dec. 6, 2012
Master-planned communities must create legacy of innovation
Thursday, we reported on a new master-planned community on the site of the former General Motors proving grounds in Mesa. The development could eventually include 15,000 houses, along with parks, shopping areas, and office towers.
Dec. 6, 2012
State
Arizona’s first medical marijuana dispensary is scheduled to open Thursday morning in Glendale.This comes after a Maricopa County Superior court decision earlier this week cleared the way. The Arizona Marijuana Medical Act was approved by voters in the 2010 election.
Dec. 6, 2012
East Mesa development plans back on track
After one of the worst recessions in history, it appears that development in Mesa is back on track. It’s been more than five years since the Valley heard of a plan to develop the vast tracks empty of land around the Phoenix–Mesa Gateway Airport.
Dec. 5, 2012
Economists see job, population growth for Arizona in 2013
Arizona economists say a number of factors point to the state recovering fully from the recession in as little as three years. At the annual economic forecast luncheon sponsored ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business and JP Morgan Chase, experts said 2013 looks to be a promising year for Arizona.
Dec. 5, 2012
A Phoestivus for the rest of us!
An event in downtown Phoenix aims to spread some holiday cheer. Gather 'round the aluminum pole for the story of Festivus -- well, make that Phoestivus. Now in its third year, the Phoestivus Market features dozens of local vendors, food trucks, a beer garden -- and, of course, the traditional feats of strength and airing of grievances.
Dec. 5, 2012
Tracking and preventing concussions suffered by young athletes
There are around 90,000 high school athletes in Arizona, and a program set to be launched early next year aims to track how many of them suffer concussions. To discuss the joint effort, guest host Mark Brodie talked to Dr.
Dec. 5, 2012
Arizona lawmakers to consider changes to election system
The Arizona legislature will be looking at proposed changes to the state's election system when their session starts in January.State lawmakers Michele Reagan (R-Scottsdale) and Chad Campbell (D-Phoenix) agree it's important to make those changes in 2013.
Dec. 5, 2012
Avondale mayor takes over presidency of National Cities Group
Avondale Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers is the new President of the National League of Cities.She says in that role, she hopes to help avert the fiscal cliff, and work to improve transportation and immigration policies.
Dec. 5, 2012
Herb Paine: Lessons of the Elections
The law of diminishing returns states that there’s a point where the more you invest, the less you get.The 2012 elections proved that point pretty well. After spending nearly $6 billion in the presidential elections and millions in Arizona, what have we got? Continued gridlock.
Dec. 4, 2012
Study finds teachers in Arizona have slightly less than average absentee rate
A recent report from the Center for American Progress finds the teacher absenteeism rate in Arizona is slightly below the national average. The report measures the percentage of teachers who were absent for 10 days or more during the 2009-2010 school year.
Dec. 4, 2012
Flu season hitting earlier this year
Texas is one of five states that's seen an increase in suspected flu cases so far this year. But, as KJZZ's Mark Brodie reports, that's not the case in other western states.The federal centers for disease control and prevention say Texas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama and Louisiana all have high levels of flu activity so far.
Dec. 3, 2012
State Bar of Arizona investigating attorney general
The State Bar of Arizona is investigating Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne. The investigation stems from alleged campaign finance violations and an alleged hit and run accident. Horne has been accused of illegally coordinating with an independent expenditure committee during the 2010 election.
Dec. 3, 2012

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