KJZZ News

National Geographic Photographer Mattias Klum
National Geographic public speaker and photographer Mattias Klum sits down with Steve Goldstein to talk about art, nature, conservation, and following your passion. Mattias is speaking Wednesday, November 9th at 7:30 in the Mesa Arts Center.
Sept. 20, 2013
Recall Group Sends Warning to Governor and Sheriff
The group behind the recall of Senator Russell Pearce issued a warning of sorts to Governor Jan Brewer and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.  Citizens for a Better Arizona didn’t threaten a recall Monday, but put them on notice.
Sept. 20, 2013
Northern Arizona Winter Storm Warnings (UPDATED)
The winter storm marching across Arizona has shutdown schools in Flagstaff this morning and forecasters are expecting the snowfall to continue.   Dan White, Meteorologist from Flagstaff's National Weather Service in Flagstaff says Northeastern Arizona is getting the brunt of this storm.
Sept. 20, 2013
States rights likely to be hot election issue
Arizona’s immigration law is scheduled to go before the United States Supreme Court in April. That’s just in time for a re-energized debate over state rights in the 2012 election. From Phoenix, Peter O’Dowd reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
What was 2011 a good year for?
2011 has been a challenging year in many ways, with the economy causing uncertainty and struggle. But as the year draws to a close and it's time to assess, we want to look at the glass as half-full.
Sept. 20, 2013
Traveling Through Time, Forwards and Backwards
Time travel is a concept most people associate with H.G. Wells, Star Trek, or Back to the Future. But in fact, time travel is possible…it’s just a question of how fast, and in what direction.  Arizona State University professor Paul Davies wants you to know that you travel through time every day, by simply moving forward: it’s just kind of hard to notice, because we usually only gain about a billionth of a second or so.
Sept. 20, 2013
Valley Cities Work Together....Sometimes
New Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton this week called for Valley cities to work together…saying the metro area would sink or swim as a region.  As KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports, that sentiment is shared by the leaders of other Valley cities….
Sept. 20, 2013
Capitol Buy Back Would Cost $105 Million
In her State of the State address this week, Governor Jan Brewer asked the legislature to help celebrate the state’s centennial by buying back the capitol complex.  KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports on what that would entail.
Sept. 20, 2013
New state bill looks to curb copper theft
Copper theft has been on the rise in Arizona over the past several years. New bills in the state legislature may help to curtail theft by making copper more difficult to resell. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg has more.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona voter registration numbers down
Arizona has lost more than 27,000 registered voters since the fall, and about 63 percent of them were Democrats.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.   MARK BRODIE: The new voter registration numbers released by the Secretary of State’s office show approximately 3.
Sept. 20, 2013
Time running out to register for Presidential Primary Election
People who want to cast a ballot in Arizona’s presidential primary don’t have much longer to get registered as a voter. By law, voters must be registered 29 days in advance, which means that Monday, Jan.
Sept. 20, 2013
KJZZ Feb 2012 - Jazz Beat
Jazz News from Blaise LantanaThe Valley is jumpin’ with jazz this February, especially with the Arizona Music Fest in town -- and we’ll be here to bring you the latest news and interviews with leading performers.
Sept. 20, 2013
Judge finds legislature violated contract with teachers and public workers
A judge has ruled in favor of teachers and others in the Arizona State Retirement System who were forced to pay a larger share of their pension plans.  The ruling means lawmakers will have to figure out how to re-adjust the system and pay back employees.
Sept. 20, 2013
Rowing the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans
National Geographic speaker Roz Savage talks about rowing alone, what she learned about herself, and how she wants to change the way we treat the environment. Savage says when she decided to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean she had 14 months to prepare.
Sept. 20, 2013
Should agriculture companies be allowed to hire illegal immigrants -- legally?
A coalition of agri-business groups in Kansas has proposed a program that would give state sanction to large dairies and feedlots in hiring illegal immigrants. Separately, the Kansas Agriculture Secretary Dale Rodman is seeking a federal waiver that would allow agri-business companies to hire undocumented workers.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sedona Film Festival features Piano Jazz documentary
The Sedona Film Festival is underway in the red rocks of Northern Arizona. One of the films featured at this year’s festival is “In Good Time.” It’s a documentary about the life of jazz pianist and long-time host of NPR’s “Piano Jazz,” Marian McPartland.
Sept. 20, 2013
Herb Paine: What would Barry do?
On Feb. 28, Arizona Republicans will weigh in on the Presidential sweepstakes. It is fitting that the Grand Canyon State is a battleground for the conservative soul of the Republican Party. It is here that Barry Goldwater defined modern conservatism, and it is against his standard that Romney, Santorum, Paul, and Gingrich should be measured.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Senate defeats education bills
The Arizona Senate has defeated a trio of education-related bills, which would have put restrictions on what teachers could and could not do in the classroom. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
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

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