KJZZ News

The effects of pay-to-play on high school sports
Experts take a look at the effects on families and students when high schools charge them to play sports. Sarah Clark, research assistant professor for the University of Michigan, and Arizona Republic columnist Scott Bordow agree that charging students to play sports can have negative effects.
Sept. 20, 2013
Study finds having a case of the Mondays may be a myth
If you feel like you have a case of the Mondays, you can expect to have a case of the Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, as well.  Research conducted by Stony Brook University and published in the Journal of Positive Psychology has found most people dislike these four weekdays equally.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sinema wins Democratic nod in the 9th District
Former state senator Kyrsten Sinema emerged from a three-way primary in the new 9th Congressional District, defeating David Schapira and Andrei Cherny. She credits her win to her campaign’s focus on middle-class families … and isn’t concerned about the sometimes testy primary carrying over to the general election.
Sept. 20, 2013
National Republican, Democratic groups targeting three Arizona Congressional districts
The national groups working to elect both Democrats and Republicans to Congress are targeting the same three Arizona districts this fall. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Both the National Republican Congressional Committee and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee consider districts one, two and nine winnable in November.
Sept. 20, 2013
Hopi criminal code changed to increase sentences
The Hopi tribe will be one of the first Native American nations to increase criminal sentences under a 2010 law. The Tribal Law and Order Act is aimed at curbing crime in native communities, particularly decreasing violence against women.
Sept. 20, 2013
Recount underway in Congressional District 4 primary
Voting in the Arizona primary took place two weeks ago, but elections officials are still counting ballots in one congressional race. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports fewer than 20 votes separate the two candidates.
Sept. 20, 2013
Whats your experience with veteran disability claims in Phoenix?
If you're working your way through the VA system now, or if you have a family member who is, please take a few minutes to share your experiences.
Sept. 20, 2013
House Republicans vote to end loan guarantees for renewable energy projects
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill eliminating government loan guarantees for renewable energy projects, but the law isn’t likely to make it through the Senate. The 2009 stimulus package provided the Department of Energy with billions of dollars to make loan guarantees to alternative energy companies, including Tempe-based First Solar.
Sept. 20, 2013
Is Utahs senior senator too old?
Utah's 78-year old Senator Orrin Hatch, who's running for reelection this Fall, has faced criticism from his Democratic opponent that he's too old. Scott Howell has distributed a fundraising letter urging support for him in part because Hatch could die before a potential next term would end.
Sept. 20, 2013
Owners of Phoenix New Times, Village Voice to sell off newspapers
The owners of Phoenix-based Village Voice Media are selling their newspaper holdings, but hanging on to a controversial classified website. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were among the original founders of the Phoenix New Times.
Sept. 20, 2013
A look at the judicial proposition, Prop 115
In our continuing series of conversations on Arizona’s general election races and ballot initiatives, we’re talking about Proposition 115. In the spring of 2011, a majority of lawmakers—after forging a compromise with the state’s judicial branch—moved to have voters decide whether to change some aspects of how judges are chosen in Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona attorney general facing civil charges for campaign violations
Attorney General Tom Horne denies that he violated campaign finance laws. On Tuesday, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery said he is filing a civil action against the attorney general over alleged violations during Horne’s 2010 campaign.
Sept. 20, 2013
Challenges facing returning soldiers
As the U.S. continues its formal pullout from Iraq and Afghanistan, thousands of soldiers are returning home. But for many, home isn't the warm and comfortable place it should be. Instead, it's a place where they're often misunderstood and where nightmares of war zones are inescapable.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mystery body identified after 25 years
The Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s office says it’s identified the remains of a man buried in a Tempe cemetery 25 years ago.Officials say he’s 16-year-old John Bryan Moore, from Riverside, Calif.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Senate race between Flake, Carmona tightening up
Arizona’s U.S. Senate race is tightening up, with less than a month to go until Election Day. The advantage had been with Republican Congressman Jeff Flake, but as KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports, Democrats are trying to capitalize on a shift in momentum.
Sept. 20, 2013
Apollo Group to make major cuts
The Valley-based Apollo Group, which owns the University of Phoenix, will close more than one hundred locations to deal with dropping income. KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more.In the most recent quarter, Apollo Group’s net income plunged sixty percent to nine hundred ninety-six point five million dollars.
Sept. 20, 2013
Paluzzi: Media consumers must demand unbiased news
Who can rescue trust in the media? You. As someone who has been a journalist for more than 30 years, I was extremely disappointed and dispirited by a recent Gallup survey that showed distrust in media coverage at an all-time high.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix tries new approach to homelessness
The City of Phoenix is launching a new initiative aimed at ending homelessness. Under the plan, money that now goes to homeless services will go into housing, at no extra cost to taxpayers. City Manager David Cavazos explains what the new strategy can do for the chronically homeless.
Sept. 20, 2013
Valley home prices flat last month; foreclosures down
A new report from ASU shows median home prices in the Phoenix area were flat between August and September, at $150,000. But, as KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports, other numbers may provide reasons for optimism about the housing market.
Sept. 20, 2013
Finance filings show sheriffs race drawing in cash
With the general election just days away, Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Democratic opponent has reached a fundraising peak, but is still dwarfed by the sheriff’s campaign account. According to the most recent campaign finance report, retired Phoenix Police Sergeant Paul Penzone has raised about $530,000 in total.
Sept. 20, 2013

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