KJZZ News

New HOV Lanes Open
Valley commuters are seeing something new along a couple of Phoenix area freeways this morning. Arizona Department of Transportation opened new stretches of High Occupancy Vehicle lanes early this morning along the Loop 202 Santan Freeway in Chandler and the Loop 101 Agua Fria Freeway in the Glendale & Peoria areas.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mesa Recall Election: Is Image Everything?
Early voting is underway in the recall election of state senate president Russell Pearce.  There’s not a lot of policy disagreement between the two candidates in that race…but one issue on which they do not see eye to eye is illegal immigration…and how the state’s laws make Arizona look outside its borders.
Sept. 20, 2013
Stanton Wins the Race
In January Phoenix will have a new mayor. Greg Stanton talks to host Steve Goldstein about winning the runoff election for Phoenix mayor Tuesday night. Former Phoenix mayor Paul Johnson weighs in with his reaction to this year's race.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Supreme Court Reinstates Redistricting Chair
Colleen Mathis is back as the chairwoman of the Independent Redistricting Commission.  The state supreme court Thursday evening ordered her to be reinstated…less than four hours after hearing oral arguments in the case.
Sept. 20, 2013
Author Talks Immigration Reform
Host Steve Goldstein talks to author Rob Sobhani, who believes that immigration reform should be a top priority for 2012 presidential candidates. Sobhani explains why he thinks immigration reform will save America.
Sept. 20, 2013
Valley Theatre Year in Review
KJZZ's Theatre Critic Robrt Pela has his end of the year review of Valley theatre, noting the losses in the community with this tough economy, recalling the standing ovations as well as the theatrically unforgettable & unforgivable.
Sept. 20, 2013
Few remedies for renters living in foreclosure properties
Arizona's foreclosure rate is up 4 percent from last year November, with one in every 260 homes in some stage of repossession by the bank. One group of people often overlooked in the foreclosure part is renters.
Sept. 20, 2013
Seeking Mental Health Services For Children, Parents Can Face a Maze
Mental health services in Arizona have been cut dramatically over the past several years. But for children who need mental health care, it’s not always a lack of funding that’s the problem. Parents face different approaches to treatment, bureaucratic hurdles, and a lack of readily available information.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mesa Close to Landing New University
The city of Mesa might be home to the newest campus of Benedictine University, a private Catholic school. Benedictine currently has two campuses in Illinois, as well as programs in China and Vietnam.
Sept. 20, 2013
State Legislative Session Starts
KJZZ's Mark Brodie and managing editor of the Arizona Guardian Dennis Welch sit down with Steve Goldstein to talk about the 2012 Legislative Session kicking off, and what the state can look forward to.
Sept. 20, 2013
The Wright Way of Building
A designer ahead of his time, Frank Lloyd Wright left his mark across the valley. Even after his death he continues to be a prominent figure in the architecture and city planning that shapes Arizona. Wright’s former apprentice Vern Swaback gives his take on the architect, and how Wright regarded nature as the great teacher.
Sept. 20, 2013
Democrats announce effort to repeal SB 1070
Democratic lawmakers will introduce legislation this week to repeal Arizona’s controversial immigration law, SB 1070. But Republican legislators say any attempts will be dead-on-arrival. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Presidents message of high-tech jobs will require focus on education
President Obama was in Arizona yesterday to continue promoting his message on jobs and manufacturing. He chose a fitting backdrop. The president spoke in front of a massive construction site in Chandler.
Sept. 20, 2013
Cruise bookings down after ship wreck in Italy
Bookings on Carnival Cruise lines are down significantly since the wreck of the Costa Concordia more than two weeks ago. The ship is owned by Carnival. It ran aground off the coast of Italy. Seventeen people are confirmed dead and 15 remain missing.
Sept. 20, 2013
Gila River Indian Community members to vote on Loop 202 extension
Members of the Gila River Indian Community will decide next week whether to allow an extension of the Loop 202 on reservation land. The project has been in the works for more than 20 years, but the debate deals with issues much older than that.
Sept. 20, 2013
Obama gets a kick out of Phoenix kids marshmallow cannon
Fourteen-year-old Joe Hudy and his marshmallow cannon got the attention of President Obama at the White House on Tuesday. The young man from Phoenix was there as part of the White House Science Fair. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports the president couldn’t resist the temptation to test the science project.
Sept. 20, 2013
State election campaigning going digital
A pilot program will make campaigning for state office easier in Arizona. The Secretary of State’s office announced the E-Qual system, which allows voters to sign candidate petitions online and donate $5 for candidates seeking Clean Elections funding.
Sept. 20, 2013
Governor unveils public employee pension reform
A House committee will hear a proposal by Governor Brewer’s office to overhaul how state workers are hired and fired.  As KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports from Phoenix, the bill would also do away with overtime for most state employees.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mesa holds the last debate before Super Tuesday
Mayor of Mesa Scott Smith, NPR Washington senior editor Ron Elving, and ASU assistant professor at the School of Letters and Sciences Kelly McDonald explain the significance of the Mesa Presidential Primary Debate for candidates and the state of Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
Change of plans in method of upcoming Arizona executions
The Arizona Department of Corrections will not have all the lethal injection serums for the two death sentences scheduled over the next 10 days. Corrections officials notified the Arizona Supreme Court they will only be administering a one-drug protocol.
Sept. 20, 2013

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