KJZZ News

Health district starting to explore hospital funding
The first step towards replacing Maricopa County’s 40-year-old hospital was approved Wednesday. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports it could be a year before recommendations are ready on how to go about paying for a new hospital.
Sept. 20, 2013
Nearly half of Maricopa County votes early
Today may be election day, but many Maricopa County voters have already cast their ballot in the primary race. More than 45 percent of ballots are in from people who requested to vote early.The night before Election Day, the Maricopa County elections department had already received upwards of 344,000 early ballots.
Sept. 20, 2013
McCain to address RNC on national security
Arizona Senator John McCain will address the Republican National Convention tonight, on the evening of his 76th birthday. Four years ago, Arizona’s senior senator was officially nominated as the GOP’s presidential candidate in Saint Paul, Minn.
Sept. 20, 2013
Feds drop criminal probe against Arpaio
The U-S Department of Justice has dropped its criminal investigation into Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and other high-ranking county officials.PETER O'DOWD: The Justice Department was investigating Arpaio for his role in failed public corruption cases against county officials who were at odds with him.
Sept. 20, 2013
Judge: Arizona can enforce show your papers provision of SB 1070
A key part of Arizona's controversial immigration law, SB 1070, will soon take effect. A coalition of civil rights groups wanted the provision blocked, but a federal judge denied their request Wednesday.
Sept. 20, 2013
Gray skies, rain as Valley remembers 9/11 attacks
The valley’s under a flash flood watch all day Tuesday, and wet weather is affecting some of the 9/11 memorials going on.  Flags fill the Healing Field at Tempe Beach Park. (Photo by Nick Blumberg) Each flag commemorates someone who died in the terrorist attacks.
Sept. 20, 2013
More than 900 jobs to fill at Tanger Outlet Westgate
As soon as the doors opened Wednesday at noon, hundreds of people walked into Jobing.com Arena looking for work. Tanger Outlet Center is opening a mall later this year. There are more than 900 jobs to fill.
Sept. 20, 2013
State House candidates residency questioned
A Maricopa County Superior Court Judge is expected to rule Monday on the eligibility of state House candidate Darin Mitchell for office.From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more.First time candidate Mitchell, who defeated fellow Republican Representative Russ Jones in a three-way primary last month in the GOP-leaning District 13 has had his residency questioned.
Sept. 20, 2013
 Prop. 204 seeks to make one-cent sales tax permanent
Proposition 204 on the November ballot gives voters the chance to make a one-cent sales tax increase that went into effect in 2010 permanent. Supporters say the extra money is needed to help education, but opponents argue additional funding will not fix the problems.
Sept. 20, 2013
City of Glendale warns of drastic budget cuts
The City of Glendale is threatening up to 20 million dollars in cuts if voters approve a ballot initiative that would roll back a tax hike.  Earlier this year, the Glendale City Council approved a point-7 percent sales tax increase to make up for an ongoing budget shortfall.
Sept. 20, 2013
Clean Elections Commission approves settlement with GOP Corporation Commission candidates
The Citizens Clean Elections Commission has approved a proposed settlement with three candidates for the Arizona Corporation Commission. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports they had been the subject of a complaint.
Sept. 20, 2013
NPR Coverage of Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates
   Join KJZZ and NPR for Live Coverage of the Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates6-8 p.m. on 91.5 FM and KJZZ.org. KJZZ will feature analysis from NPR Senior Washington editor Ron Elving, political analysts E.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix construction jobs bouncing back
According to an analysis released Thursday, Phoenix ranks third in the country in number of construction jobs added over the last year. The Associated General Contractors of America analyzes job reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Sept. 20, 2013
NPR Ombudsman Edward Schumacher-Matos
NPR Ombudsman Edward Schumacher-Matos visited KJZZ to talk about his role as the network's listener advocate.
Sept. 20, 2013
Which election issues will change your life?
We know every voter is unique. So which issues will have a direct impact on your life? Maybe it's military spending, healthcare changes, immigration or tax policy, or even a local school referendum.
Sept. 20, 2013
Democratic congressional candidate Kyrsten Sinema
Arizona's new 9th Congressional District is considered the most competitive in the state and is rated a toss-up by a number of national analysts. It includes Tempe, south Scottsdale, west Mesa and parts of Chandler and Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013
Proposed entertainment district for downtown Mesa
The city of Mesa will hold a public meeting Wednesday night on a proposed entertainment district for its downtown area. City officials say they want to increase nightlife in downtown Mesa.  KJZZ’s Dennis Lambert spoke with David Short, executive director of the Downtown Mesa Association, about the proposed entertainment district.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Supreme Court Justice fighting to keep his job
Arizona Supreme Court Justice John Pelander has taken the unusual step of officially setting up a committee to help in his efforts to keep his job. He’s up for retention on the current ballot, and several groups are encouraging voters to kick him off the state’s high court.
Sept. 20, 2013
Whats in store for the Suns?
For decades, the Phoenix Suns were the most popular sports franchise in the state. Even occasional down years didn't lead to too many fans jumping off the bandwagon. But as the team gets ready to tip off the 2012-13 season tonight against the Golden State Warriors, there are many more questions than answers.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona wildlife agency wants jaguar designated land proposal withdrawn
The Arizona’s environmental agency says a southwest area being requested as a critical habitat for a wild cat is not necessary.In August, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed that 1,300 acres of land in Arizona and New Mexico be designated as a critical habitat for jaguars.
Sept. 20, 2013

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