KJZZ News

Herb Paine: Going for the Gold in Politics
Competitive yet mutually respectful. Individuals in their own right but aligned for a common purpose. Each lifting the other up -- and consequently uplifting us all with a sense of pride and an understanding of what is possible.
Sept. 20, 2013
Seven fires burning in Tonto Forest as of Friday
Lightning from monsoon storms is blamed for several fires in the Tonto National Forest. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports forest officials are also worried about record-high temperatures. Seven fires are burning in the Tonto Forest today.
Sept. 20, 2013
Heat wave linked to two Yuma deaths
Yuma County authorities are linking two deaths to a heat wave that has sent temperatures above 110 degrees.Sheriff's deputies say a 69-year-old transient was found dead of heat-related causes in a field near U.
Sept. 20, 2013
Honeywell shows off new airline radar system
Bad weather accounts for 70 percent of all aircraft delays, according to the FAA. Those delays are costly. But it’s not just delays, turbulence related event cost airlines millions of dollars a year in injuries and damages.
Sept. 20, 2013
Maricopa Medical Center maxed out on space
The Maricopa Medical Center is more than 40 years old. Administrators say they are spending up to millions of dollars a year to keep the leaking, cracking, aging building patched together.Wednesday afternoon the board that oversees the hospital will meet to decide what the future could be for the state’s only public hospital.
Sept. 20, 2013
McCain blames President Obama for looming defense cuts
Arizona Senator John McCain says defense cuts that could go into effect on New Year's Day would very seriously impact Arizona’s military installations, as well as its defense industry. KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
NAFTA: 20 Years Later - new series beginning Sept. 4
The multi-national agreement that created the world's largest free trade area -- NAFTA -- now links some 450 million people producing $17 trillion worth of goods and services.The Fronteras: Changing America Desk will explore NAFTA’s momentous impacts exactly 20 years after the agreement was signed in San Antonio, Texas as part of an all-new series called NAFTA: 20 Years Later.
Sept. 20, 2013
Attorney General/Acting Governor Tom Horne
Attorney General and Acting Governor Tom Horne explains why he's acting to block full implementation of the state's medical marijuana program.Horne says his efforts are based on the law rather than his personal opinion about medical marijuana.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona housing price gains above national average
U.S. home prices increased nearly 4 percent between July 2011 and July 2012, according to a private realty tracking firm. But in Arizona, gains were well above the national average. Real estate data provider CoreLogic said Tuesday home prices rose an average of 3.
Sept. 20, 2013
Bond set for mother of Jhessye Shockley
A $500,000 bond was set Friday for the mother of a missing Glendale child. 38-year-old Jerice Hunter’s daughter Jessye Shockley hasn’t been seen since last year. Police believe Hunter murdered the then-five year old and disposed of her body several days before reporting her missing October 11.
Sept. 20, 2013
ASU police use GPS to crack down on bike theft
As students return to school at Arizona State University, campus police are dealing with bike thieves. Authorities are cracking down on the problem by using satellite technology. Bicycle racks at Arizona State University.
Sept. 20, 2013
Western US incomes drop 4 percent
US Census Bureau statistics released Wednesday show the median income of people living in the Western United States has fallen. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, it is part of a wider release of information on the nation’s poverty rate.
Sept. 20, 2013
Show your papers provision of SB 1070 now in effect
PHOENIX (Associated Press) — A judge in Arizona ruled Tuesday that police can immediately start enforcing the most contentious section of the state's immigration law, marking the first time officers can carry out the so-called "show me your papers" provision.
Sept. 20, 2013
New name on ballot for Cochise County Sheriff
Republicans in Cochise County have picked a retired commander to take Shreiff Larry Dever's spot on the November ballot. Dever died late Tuesday in a rollover crash in Northern Arizona. He was running unopposed for a fifth term as Cochise County Sheriff.
Sept. 20, 2013
Planners submit wishlist for Mexico trade
The state’s ongoing effort to boost business between Arizona and Mexico continues. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, a group of regional planning associations will present a trade resolution to the US Department of Commerce.
Sept. 20, 2013
BLM celebrates National Public Lands Day in Arizona
The Bureau of Land Management is among the federal agencies celebrating National Public Lands Day on Saturday. That includes seven volunteer efforts in Arizona -- among them, pulling buffelgrass, restoring trails and picking up trash.
Sept. 20, 2013
Wetter than average monsoon in the Valley
The just-ended 2012 monsoon season produced more rain than normal in the Valley, and the dust storms were very intense. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: The monsoon season runs from June 15 through September 30.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Highways feature on bike-coffee shop at the Grand Canyon
Morning Edition looks into Arizona Highways' feature on a unique bike rental shop and cafe at the Grand Canyon.KJZZ's Dennis Lambert spoke with Arizona Highways managing editor Kelly Kramer and the story photographer Dawn Kish about the feature on the Bright Angel bicycle rental store.
Sept. 20, 2013
U.S. Treasury trying to hit cartel leaders where it hurts
The U.S. Department of Treasury is extending efforts to punish a leader of the Mexican Sinaloa Cartel -- financially. KJZZ's Jude Joffe-Block reports that people in the US are banned from doing business with two Mexican companies under the kingpin's control.
Sept. 20, 2013
Supreme Court to hear Arizona voter registration case
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by the state of Arizona over its voter registration requirements. In 2004, Arizona voters passed a ballot proposition requiring prospective voters to prove they're a citizen before they can register to vote using a state form.
Sept. 20, 2013

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