KJZZ News

Mayor Greg Stanton talks about his plans for Phoenix
Prior to his first State of the City address, Mayor Greg Stanton sat down with host Steve Goldstein to talk about Phoenix’s future. Stanton says he’ll be putting his attention on education. He believes a strong education system leads to a strong economy, and plans on speaking up on behalf of education whenever it is threatened in the legislature.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Memories: A little bit of everything
As we continue to celebrate Arizona’s 100th year as a state, we asked you to share your favorite memories of living here. Tice Supplee moved here almost 40 years ago, and has spent decades studying the state’s wildlife.
Sept. 20, 2013
Former Phoenix Suns coach honored
The Phoenix Suns are making former Coach John MacLeod the 13th member of the organization's Ring of Honor. KJZZ's Steve Goldstein reports.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: MacLeod became the Suns coach in 1973 and won 579 games before he was fired during the 1987 season.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tucson school district to end ethnic studies program
The Tucson Unified School District voted four-to-one to end its Mexican American Studies Program late Tuesday night. The school district risked losing $15 million if it continued teaching ethnic studies as they were being taught.
Sept. 20, 2013
City warns against celebratory gun shooting
The City of Phoenix is issuing its annual warning today against shooting guns into the air this holiday season.A city spokesman says it's a problem twice a year -- at New Year's and the Fourth of July.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Senate approves funding ban for groups like Planned Parenthood that perform abortions
The state senate has voted to prohibit state money or contracts from going to organizations that perform abortions. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: The bill would limit where public money for family planning could go: to state-owned health care facilities, hospitals, rural health centers and primary care physicians.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mesa to bring another college branch campus to downtown
Mesa is moving ahead with plans to bring another college to that city. The Mesa City Council met Thursday to formally approve negotiations with Westminster College. The goal is to bring a branch campus of Westminster College to downtown Mesa by the fall 2013 semester.
Sept. 20, 2013
Attempting to capture the Latino vote
A panel of experts discusses the political climate for the 2012 Presidential election, and the efforts by both major political parties to recruit more Latino voters. Jaime Molera of the Molera Alvarez Group, executive director of the Arizona Democratic party Luis Heredia, and assistant professor of political science at Arizona State University Rudy Espino all comment on the importance and direction of the Latino vote.
Sept. 20, 2013
KJZZ Future of Solar Energy Forum - May 18
Learn Where We Stand, Where We're Going and How We'll Get ThereAs supplies of non-renewable resources dwindle and the cost of powering our cities continues to rise, KJZZ examines the most abundant energy source in Arizona—solar power.
Sept. 20, 2013
First challenger to Arpaio files for Maricopa County Sheriff
Mike Stauffer delivered a box full of petition sheets earlier today to the county elections office. He’s the first candidate to submit nominating petitions for Maricopa County Sheriff. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Fire restrictions implemented on Tonto National Forest
Officials with the Tonto National Forest have implemented fire restrictions that went into effect this morning. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Forest officials cite hot temperatures, drought conditions and increased fire danger as reasons for the restrictions.
Sept. 20, 2013
McCain: Looming serious situation with old air tankers
Arizona Senator John McCain says it shouldn’t be a surprise that Arizona is dealing with wildfires this year. And, he says he’s confident the state will have enough federal resources to deal with this year’s fire season.
Sept. 20, 2013
Emergency declaration for Yavapai County
An area affected by the Gladiator Fire will be getting some help from the state. KJZZ's Mark Brodie reports.MARK BRODIE: Governor Jan Brewer has declared a state of emergency for Yavapai County, because of the Gladiator Fire.
Sept. 20, 2013
Summer means construction along Northern Arizona highways
With summer vacation under way, here’s something to keep in mind if you’re driving to Northern Arizona—highway construction. The I-17 Cordes Junction Traffic Interchange reconstruction project. (Photo courtesy Arizona Department of Transportation)Work is being done on the Cordes Junction interchange at I-17 and SR 69 – 65 miles north of Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013
Former Rep. Richard Miranda sentenced for defrauding nonprofit
Former State Rep. Richard Miranda has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for stealing from the charity he once ran. Miranda, a Tolleson Democrat, suddenly resigned from the Arizona Legislature in February, citing family and health reasons.
Sept. 20, 2013
The Border and the Mexican Ballot - A Fronteras Special Report June 18-22
ALL-NEW SERIES BEGINNING JUNE 18 ON KJZZ 91.5Mexico faces a critical presidential election in July that could affect billions of dollars of cross-border trade and strategies to combat drug cartel violence.
Sept. 20, 2013
Congressional District Eight elects Ron Barber
Ron Barber won the special election to finish out Gabrielle Giffords' House term. Barber talks about his plans for District Eight, and Tucson Weekly’s Jim Nintzel gives an overview of the special election and the impact it will have on November’s election.
Sept. 20, 2013
ASU awarded DOD bioterrorism contract
Arizona State University has received a multi-million dollar contract from the federal government. It will help develop a device for the rapid detection of infectious diseases.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Gas prices falling in Arizona
For the 11th week in a row, gas prices continue to fall in Arizona. And experts predict the price will keep on dropping.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports. The statewide gas price is an average $3.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Chamber President thrilled with Governors executive order
The President and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry says he’s “absolutely thrilled” that Governor Jan Brewer has extended the regulatory review and moratorium for state agencies.
Sept. 20, 2013

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