KJZZ News

State legislator: Women should be made to watch an abortion before having one
An Arizona legislator who opposes abortion says a woman should be made to watch an abortion being performed before having one. Republican Rep. Terri Proud of Tucson made the comment in a March 5 email to constituent Adena Lees.
Sept. 20, 2013
Groups share positions with U.S. Supreme Court in advance of SB 1070 case
Business organizations have filed a brief with the US Supreme Court in opposition to Arizona’s immigration law, SB 1070. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, both sides are getting ready for an April hearing in Washington DC.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona job market: Patience and persistence
The state will release February’s unemployment numbers later this morning. Arizona’s jobless rate in January stood at 8.7 percent; that’s lower than both the month before, and January of last year.
Sept. 20, 2013
Whistle-blower accuses Attorney General of campaign violations
A lawyer from the office of Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne says the state’s top prosecutor engaged in illegal and unethical conduct during his 2010 campaign.A complaint filed Feb. 11 with the Secretary of State’s office outlines the allegations.
Sept. 20, 2013
Horne: Complaint not based on direct evidence
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne says the employee who alleged campaign finance violations against him did so without any direct evidence. Horne defended himself again Wednesday against the complaint filed with the Secretary of State’s office.
Sept. 20, 2013
Some city employee unions reach a deal, but police union holding out for full pay restoration
The labor unions that represent Phoenix city employees have ratified pay and benefit agreements, but the Phoenix police union has rejected the deal. KJZZ’s Terry Ward reports. TERRY WARD: There are seven labor groups representing the city's nearly 15,000 employees.
Sept. 20, 2013
Effort to bring first Bill of Rights monument to Arizona
Chris Bliss is best known as a stand-up comedian and juggler, but he’s recently put his efforts into a new project. Bliss explains how a joke about a Bill of Rights monument may become a reality. Bliss says the idea stemmed from stand-up material.
Sept. 20, 2013
Holocaust Era Railcar
A Holocaust era rail car is available for viewing Tuesday afternoon, nearly 11,000 miles from its start in Macedonia, which was occupied by Germany during WWII. The rail car is a cornerstone piece to the Holocaust & Tolerance Museum project under development in Chandler, Ariz.
Sept. 20, 2013
Romney makes campaign stop in Arizona on Friday
The presidential contest will make a stop in Arizona Friday. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Presumptive GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney will speak today to the Republican National Committee’s State Chairman’s meeting in Scottsdale.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tucson shootings brought changes to mental health treatment
A year ago, a seriously troubled man opened fire in a Safeway parking lot on a beautiful Saturday morning. He killed six people and injured 13 more, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Since then, Arizona has been forced to confront how it treats the mentally ill.
Sept. 20, 2013
Closure of detox center could lead to exposure deaths near Navajo Nation
Police in Page, Arizona, are worried about people freezing to death after a detox center on the border of the Navajo Nation closed. From Flagstaff, Laurel Morales reports.LAUREL MORALES: State budget cuts and unexpectedly low enrollment numbers at the detox center forced the Northern Arizona Regional Behavioral Health Authority to pull its funding.
Sept. 20, 2013
Claudio Roditi talks horns
(Tempe, AZ) - Brazilian trumpeter and flugelhorn player, Claudio Roditi talks to Blaise about the difference between the horns and how his records developed. Hear how love at first sight influenced his career.
Sept. 20, 2013
Peter ODowd
KJZZ News Director Peter O’Dowd finds something alluring about Phoenix and public radio, as if they have always been a part of his destiny.O'Dowd, who oversees all daily editorial direction of the KJZZ newsroom, took on the role of news director in February 2011, after serving as an assignment editor and reporter for the station since 2009.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona voters to decide state sovereignty
Arizona voters will get to decide whether to take away Washington, D.C.’s authority over the state’s land, air, water and other natural resources. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: If approved by voters, the state would declare sovereignty over its air, land, water, minerals, wildlife and other natural resources -- except for those on Indian reservations, and those ceded by the state to the feds.
Sept. 20, 2013
Joanne Ingram
Joanne Ingram came to KJZZ as a Morning Edition producer in 2012. She also works as a production assistant for Right This Minute. Joanne Ingram (Photo by Sean Ingram)While in graduate school at ASU’s Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Joanne was a digital journalist for Cronkite News Service and a reporter for News21.
Sept. 20, 2013
Officials say cause of JT Readys rampage may never be known
Neighbors of the Gilbert community shocked by last week’s high-profile murder-suicide gathered at Town Hall last night to hear from police investigating the case. As KJZZ’s Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports, residents asked the town to improve the way it handles domestic violence cases.
Sept. 20, 2013
Incentives to draw businesses to Arizona
Last week Gov. Jan Brewer signed HB2815 into law. The bill includes incentives to draw businesses into Arizona in an attempt to boost the economy. Michael Hunter, special advisor on tax policy and reform, and Dennis Hoffman, economist at the W.
Sept. 20, 2013
Hayden Flour Mill grounds will be open to the public
For the first time in more than a decade, visitors can walk the grounds of one of Tempe’s oldest buildings. The fence around the historic Hayden Flour Mill is coming down and the open space around it will be open to the public.
Sept. 20, 2013
Lawsuit filed to stop transfer of mortgage settlement money
Housing advocates filed a lawsuit Thursday in Maricopa County Superior Court. They want a judge to stop the state from taking $50 million from a mortgage settlement to help balance the budget. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Campaign 101 with local experts
Wes Gullett, partner at the consulting firm First Strategic, and Bob Grossfeld, president and CEO of The Media Guys, talk about modern campaigning and candidates. Veteran political consultants Gullett and Grossfeld cover the gamut of campaigns and elections.
Sept. 20, 2013

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