KJZZ News

New Mayor, New Year
Mark Brodie sits down with Phoenix City Council member Jim Waring to talk about Mayor Greg Stanton's inaugural address...and takes a look forward at politics in Phoenix. Brodie also talks to Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane about Phoenix's new mayor, the relationships between cities, and efforts to improve Arizona overall.
Sept. 20, 2013
Prisoners in Arizona Report
Pinal County attorney Jim Walsh and ASU Law Professor Carissa Hessick sit down with host Steve Goldstein to talk about the report Prisoners in Arizona: Truth-in-Sentencing, Time Served, and Recidivism, and what changes should or should not be made to make Arizona's prisoner system better.
Sept. 20, 2013
With Eye on Arizona, Obama to Visit Phoenix
President Obama will be in Phoenix next week. His re-election campaign is focusing on Arizona, but pollsters are skeptical he’ll be able to win the state.O'DOWD: The president’s five-state tour comes to Phoenix Wednesday.
Sept. 20, 2013
Unique business fills Arizona vacancies
The thousands of Arizona homes now sitting empty, in the wake of the real estate slump, have created some new jobs. Some property owners are hiring caretakers to house-sit for them and protect their investments.
Sept. 20, 2013
Bill to ban texting while driving motors on
A proposal to ban texting while driving around Arizona has won the approval of a state House committee. From Phoenix, KJZZs Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The measure would prohibit drivers from sending or receiving texts or emails while in motion.
Sept. 20, 2013
Disbarment recommended for former County Attorney Andrew Thomas
The Independent Bar Counsel investigating ethics charges against former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas his recommending disbarment. It’s now up to a review panel to issue an order. KJZZ’s AL Macias reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Z?calo Public Square Feb. 13 - Is Internet Freedom at Risk?
In Italy, a judge handed down criminal sentences to four Google executives who'd failed to quickly remove a YouTube video of school bullying. India requires Internet companies to help maintain "public order, decency, or morality.
Sept. 20, 2013
Not in Our Town, a hate crimes documentary
Two members of a group working to stop hate crimes are in town. Their documentary was inspired by the 2008 murder of an immigrant in the New York community of Patchouge."Not in Our Town" organizer Patrice O'Neil and the Mayor of Patchouge, Paul Pontieri, are in the Valley to screen their documentary and answer questions.
Sept. 20, 2013
One hundred years ago, Arizona statehood wasnt a pressing issue to D.C.
In 1912, Arizona became the 48th state to join the union. Manifest Destiny was already assured since California had joined the union more than 60 years earlier. So, as far as Washington was concerned, adding Arizona was not a pressing issue.
Sept. 20, 2013
What Arizona issues do you want Republican presidential candidates to address?
Arizona will host a Republican presidential debate on Wednesday, Feb. 22. We've heard a lot from each of the candidates this election season. But we want to know which Arizona-specific issues you'd like them to address.
Sept. 20, 2013
GOP candidates argue over national, Arizona issues
The four remaining GOP presidential candidates sparred in Mesa on Wednesday night. The CNN debate addressed issues critical to many Arizonans, including immigration and border security. But much of the debate was taken up with national policy, and there was little discussion of job creation.
Sept. 20, 2013
Information about Arizonas presidential preference election
The 2012 Presidential Preference Election will be held Tuesday, Feb. 28. Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.; the first results are expected to be released about 8 p.m.Only voters registered in the Republican Party and Green Party are eligible to participate.
Sept. 20, 2013
Judge rules against graphic cigarette pack warnings
A judge has blocked efforts by the federal government to have vivid images of the effects of smoking emblazoned on packs of cigarettes. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Terry Ward reports. TERRY WARD: The Food & Drug Administration wants to put graphic images on cigarette packs including a diseased lung and a corpse.
Sept. 20, 2013
Brian Skerrys Ocean Soul
KJZZ's Steve Goldstein talks with photojournalist and National Geographic explorer Brian Skerry about his love of the sea, including why he thinks oceans have "souls."
Sept. 20, 2013
Is college an imperative?
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Sept. 20, 2013
US Airways, American Airlines could merge
Holly Hegeman, CEO and publisher of planebusiness.com, speculates about the rumored merger between US Airways and American Airlines, and the bigger picture developing in the industry. Hegeman says that even with US Airways making preparations for a merger, like registering domain names, it isn’t a done deal.
Sept. 20, 2013
Most medical marijuana applicants want to grow their own
More than 22,000 Arizonans have applied for and received permission from the Department of Health Services to use medical marijuana.  And the vast majority, some 85 percent, are requesting to grow their own.
Sept. 20, 2013
Flu cases rising fast in Arizona
Arizona is nearing the end of flu season, but the past few weeks have brought a spike in reported cases.There have been over 1,100 cases of influenza reported in Arizona in the current flu season, and nearly a third of those were reported last week.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona prepares for online health exchange
Arizona is one of 26 states challenging the requirement of individuals to purchase health insurance or pay a fine under the federal health reform law. But that isn’t preventing the state from moving forward with a key aspect of the law.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Hospital & Healthcare Association drops lawsuit
The Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association has dropped its lawsuit against the state. The group had sued over a 5 percent cut in the reimbursement rate from the state for hospitals and physicians treating Medicaid patients.
Sept. 20, 2013

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