KJZZ News

Arizona to consider Medicaid expansion
Governor Jan Brewer’s decision in November to forego setting up a state-based health exchange as part of the Affordable Care Act set up another health care decision expected as soon as this month. And, as KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports, that decision will likely affect hundreds of thousands of Arizonans.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona spared slightly during flu season
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say 41 states reported widespread flu activity between Dec. 23-29, but that Arizona was not one of them. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more.
Sept. 20, 2013
Energy service company creates hundreds of new Valley jobs
One of the largest energy service companies in the country is expanding its business in Arizona. Direct Energy is moving to a new location and is adding hundreds of jobs. Second from the left, Steven Murray, President of Direct Energy Residential, surrounded by Arizona business leaders.
Sept. 20, 2013
Senator Flake in Afghanistan
Arizona Senator Jeff Flake is on his way back to the U.S. after weekend stops in Israel and Afghanistan.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: Flake was sworn in as the successor to Senator Jon Kyl earlier this month. His first foreign trip since taking office included accompanying several colleagues to meet with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Sept. 20, 2013
Death row inmate Richard Glassel dies
An Arizona death row inmate has died, reportedly of natural causes. In April of 2000, Richard Glassel walked into the board of directors meeting of the Ventana Lakes Property Owners Association. He shot and killed two people and injured three more.
Sept. 20, 2013
Suns legend Majerle resigns
The Phoenix Suns’ recent head coaching change has also led to the departure of a team legend.Last week, the Suns came to a mutual agreement with Head Coach Alvin Gentry to go in another direction.
Sept. 20, 2013
A Camelback Mountain trail to be closed for several months
One of the Valley's premier hiking trails is about to be spruced up. But, as KJZZ's Dennis Lambert reports, that means this weekend is the last time you'll be able to use it for about nine months. DENNIS LAMBERT: The Echo Canyon Trail on Camelback Mountain will be closed on Monday, according to David Urbanato of the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, who says the trail is overdue for repairs.
Sept. 20, 2013
Comprehensive immigration reforms potential impact on politics and the economy
Judy Gans, Manager of the Immigration Policy Program at the University of Arizona's Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, and Rudy Espino, Associate Professor of Political Science at ASU, discuss the Gang of Eight Senators' proposed ideas for comprehensive immigration reform.
Sept. 20, 2013
State Corporation Commission warns of scam
The Arizona Corporation Commission is warning business owners against a scam that could cost them $125.  The Commission’s been getting reports of a scam that goes around every few years or so.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona AG working on compromise to lawsuit settlement bill
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne says he’s working with state lawmakers to modify a proposal that would require money from lawsuit settlements to go into the state’s General Fund. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Superheroes and American culture
From Superman to Spider-Man to Spawn, American culture has a strong relationship with superheroes.KJZZ's Steve Goldstein talks with DC and Marvel Comics artist Tony Parker about why we're drawn to superheroes.
Sept. 20, 2013
DuVal runs for Governor
Fred DuVal has jumped in the race on the Democratic side to succeed Governor Jan Brewer.DuVal filed paperwork with the Secretary of State's Office to establish an exploratory committee. He’s a former Arizona Board of Regents member who also served as a top aide and adviser to Bruce Babbitt both during Babbitt's terms as Arizona governor and his unsuccessful campaign for the 1988 Democratic nomination for president.
Sept. 20, 2013
Was it snow?
It doesn't happen often, and it's always a surprise when it does, but we had what amounted to snow in the Valley on Wednesday afternoon. A rainbow is visible near Papago Peak amid the storm clouds Wednesday.
Sept. 20, 2013
Felecia Rotellini files for 2014 Arizona Attorney General bid
With more than a year and a half before Arizonans elect their next attorney general, Felecia Rotellini filed paperwork Monday to run against incumbent Tom Horne. If a battle to be the state's lawyer between Democrat Rotellini and Republican Horne sounds familiar, it’s because it happened before -- three years ago, in 2010 -- when Rotellini lost to Horne by some 63,000 votes.
Sept. 20, 2013
A lighthearted look at border politics
The Arizona-Mexico border has been especially busy lately. Just a few hours before President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, Governor Jan Brewer toured the border. Sen. John McCain followed with his own visit, and then Homeland Security Secretary and former Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano met with Border Patrol agents near Nogales.
Sept. 20, 2013
Stanton announces gun buyback, School Safety Officers
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton delivered his second State of the City speech Thursday. He announced new pushes for school safety and an effort to get guns off the street. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton (right) introduces Phoenix Police Chief Daniel Garcia and David Krietor, the new executive director of Downtown Phoenix, Inc.
Sept. 20, 2013
Emergency declaration provides additional resources for US 89 repair
The state of Arizona and Coconino County have both issued emergency declarations after the collapse of a section of US 89, south of Page, late last month. County spokesman Nathan Gonzales says the actions free up additional resources to start work on the 150-foot section of roadway that buckled and slid several feet down a mountainside.
Sept. 20, 2013
Brewer questions the motives behind illegal immigrant release
Governor Jan Brewer says she does not believe the Department of Homeland Security needed to release illegal immigrants from federal detention centers.  Federal officials say the release of approximately 2,000 people, reportedly 300 of them in Arizona, was necessary because of automatic spending cuts forced by sequestration.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Schools Prepare for Federal Cuts
Arizona public schools expect to lose more than 30-million dollars under the automatic federal budget cuts that started this week under sequestration.  Some of the state’s hardest hit districts depend on “Title One” federal funds for disadvantaged children with special needs.
Sept. 20, 2013
Permanent Land Endowment Trust Fund hits $4 billion in assests
The state fund that holds and invests money from the sale of Arizona trust land has topped $4 billion for the first time ever. State Treasurer Doug Ducey says the state's Permanent Land Endowment Trust Fund hit the $4 billion mark at the end of February.
Sept. 20, 2013

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