KJZZ News

Man convicted of setting Pioneer Hotel fire expected to be freed
A man convicted of setting the Tucson Pioneer Hotel fire that killed dozens of people more than 40 years ago is expected to be set free Tuesday. Louis Taylor was 16 years old when he was convicted of setting the fire.
Sept. 20, 2013
Bisbee has become Arizona?s first town to recognize civil unions
Bisbee has become Arizona’s first town to recognize civil unions, after the city council last night approved an ordinance, on a 5-2  vote. The Arizona attorney general has said he will sue to try and block it.
Sept. 20, 2013
Secretary Napolitano tours U.S.-Mexico border
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says federal budget cuts may not hit border security as hard as she previously thought.  Napolitano met with law enforcement and business leaders in Houston Thursday.
Sept. 20, 2013
House approves bill to authorize gold, silver as legal tender
A Senate-passed bill that authorizes the use of gold and silver coins as legal tender has won the approval of the Arizona House. Flagstaff Republican Bob Thorpe says gold and silver coins would not be assigned a monetary value.
Sept. 20, 2013
Prosecutors deal with threats from gangs
The recent murders of prosecutors in Texas have put prosecutors across the nation on alert.Scott Decker, Director of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University, provided background on who is involved in targeting prosecutors and what the public needs to be most aware of.
Sept. 20, 2013
Peoria police work with contractors on construction site theft
The Peoria Police Department met with area contractors this week to talk about ways to help them avoid becoming victims of theft. The department's Amanda Jacinto talked about those efforts.
Sept. 20, 2013
Veterans Day parade organizers say parade will go on
It has been unclear whether there would be a Veterans Day parade this year after local Veterans Affairs officials said the VA has pulled its support from this year’s parade. But organizers are now saying say they are confident the parade will go on.
Sept. 20, 2013
Dip in Arizona national parks visits attributed to Europes sour economy
A new study said Arizona’s national parks are seeing fewer visits. The National Park Service said that is because European tourists are staying home.The National Park Service report indicated that Grand Canyon and the Lake Mead National Recreation Area near Las Vegas saw a slight uptick in tourist visits last year.
Sept. 20, 2013
Immigrant rights advocates hopeful about new bill
Arizona immigrant rights advocates say there is a lot to like about the Gang of Eight immigration reform proposal, but also several areas for concern.  Tucson immigration attorney Mo Goldman calls the measure a breath of fresh air after years of frustration.
Sept. 20, 2013
Boat explodes on Apache Lake
At least one child was hurt when the engine of a boat exploded over the weekend on Apache Lake. Joaquin Enriquez of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says fortunately there were no serious injuries.
Sept. 20, 2013
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell calls for more civil conversation
General Colin Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State, was in Phoenix on Tuesday to talk about leadership and the importance of civil discussion.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: General Powell spoke in Phoenix as part of the O’Connor House Distinguished Speakers Series.
Sept. 20, 2013
Jazz in AZ and KJZZ Celebrate International Jazz Day - April 30 at 9 p.m.
Join KJZZ for an International Jazz Day bash recorded live at The Nash in Phoenix onTue., April 30 at 9 p.m. This Jazz in AZ production, which was emceed by KJZZ Music Director Blaise Lantana features an all-star quintet of Valley musicians paying tribute to the jazz greats who inspired them.
Sept. 20, 2013
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas will run for governor
Disbarred former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas says he’s running for governor. He’ll file the official paperwork Friday afternoon.In a statement he released on Thursday evening, Thomas said he’ll be focusing on the need to protect public safety, ensure border security and fight corruption.
Sept. 20, 2013
StoryCorps Phoenix: Daniel and Gloria Abril
We are pleased to share the voices and conversations of our community from StoryCorps Phoenix. StoryCorps Phoenix is the project that records the stories of everyday people and archives them at the Library of Congress.
Sept. 20, 2013
Legislature approves gold, silver as legal tender
A bill to allow Arizonans to pay for goods and services with gold and silver is headed to Governor Brewer. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. The state Senate gave the measure its final approval Tuesday, on a near party-line, 18-10 vote.
Sept. 20, 2013
Senator Jeff Flake is not surprised poll names him unpopular
Senator Jeff Flake said he is not surprised a poll out this week called him one of the most unpopular senators in the United States. A Public Policy Polling survey shows a big drop in support because of Flake’s recent vote against universal background checks for gun purchases.
Sept. 20, 2013
Nevada lawmakers consider commuter tax for Arizonans who work in the Silver State
Some people in Arizona who cross the state line to work in Nevada may be required to pay a “commuter tax.” Supporters of the proposed fees say they would create revenues for Nevada road maintenance and construction.
Sept. 20, 2013
Frozen pizzas recalled for presence of sharp, plastic parts
Here's something you don't hear everyday. Nestle is recalling some pizzas.  The company is recalling all of its frozen pizzas that have spinach on them. David McAtee of the Yavapai County Health Department says that's because clear fragments of foreign material with sharp edges have been found in the pizza.
Sept. 20, 2013
Views on the Jodi Arias from inside and outside the courtroom
The Jodi Arias murder trial in Phoenix has dominated coverage on local television stations and national networks. Arizona Republic critic Bill Goodykoontz offered insights on why the case has attracted so much attention.
Sept. 20, 2013
Experts see big opportunities for drones in farming
The Federal Aviation Administration is developing regulations to open the skies to drones by 2015.  Agriculture is expected to be one of the largest potential markets for drones. Cronkite News reports companies like Yamaha have been selling unmanned aerial vehicles for years in Japan.
Sept. 20, 2013

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