KJZZ News

Just a fraction of voters meet I.D. deadline
Only 50 voters showed up by Wednesday’s deadline to confirm their identity with the Maricopa County Recorder. KJZZ’s Al Macias says nearly a thousand other voters failed to do so, and that means their ballots will not be counted.
Sept. 20, 2013
CDC report shows 7.5 percent of Arizonans have diabetes
A new report from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows more than 8 percent of Americans had diabetes as of 2010. In Arizona, it found 7.5 percent of residents with the disease, a more than 56-percent increase since 1995.
Sept. 20, 2013
Final canvass of votes approved in Maricopa County, with possible election changes on horizon
The final canvass of votes in Maricopa County was approved Monday. Though the vote count is over, possible changes to the election system could be on the way.  Although some vocal critics who said Maricopa County was tabulating ballots too slowly, County Recorder Helen Purcell said the count actually took one fewer day than in 2008, despite a big bump in early ballots turned in late and far more provisional ballots.
Sept. 20, 2013
Prospects for comprehensive immigration reform
The results of this month's elections have revived the possibility of Congress passing comprehensive immigration reform. Former Immigration and Naturalization Services Commissioner Doris Meissner and Clint Bolick, co-author of a forthcoming book on immigration reform with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, discuss what immigration reform would look like.
Sept. 20, 2013
Study finds teachers in Arizona have slightly less than average absentee rate
A recent report from the Center for American Progress finds the teacher absenteeism rate in Arizona is slightly below the national average. The report measures the percentage of teachers who were absent for 10 days or more during the 2009-2010 school year.
Sept. 20, 2013
Robrt Pela: Review of Wolves
This morning theater critic Robrt Pela reviews Stray Cat Theatre's production of Wolves. Christmas has come early for fans of good writing and excellent acting, courtesy of Stray Cat Theatre's production of Steve Yockey's Wolves.
Sept. 20, 2013
Roadway burros a problem in Bullhead City
Bullhead City officials are warning people intending to drive in northwest Arizona to be careful. They say wild burrows have increasingly become a big roadway hazard. City spokesman Steve Johnson says while most of the burros may be friendly, it's important to remember they're wild animals.
Sept. 20, 2013
Seniors face less time to recover from recession
As the nation slowly emerges from the economic downturn, some seniors are finding financial recovery difficult. Recent estimates from the American Community Survey show 8.3 million seniors living at or near the poverty line.
Sept. 20, 2013
Hopi drop Snowbowl lawsuit
The latest suit challenging snowmaking at  Arizona Snowbowl has been dropped. The suit, by the Hopi tribe had alleged using reclaimed wastewater to make artificial snow would harm the endangered San Francisco Peaks Groundsel plant, also known ragwort.
Sept. 20, 2013
Fewer endangered wolves found dead
Four Mexican Gray Wolves were found killed in the wild in Arizona and New Mexico during 2012, fewer than in past years. Three of those endangered wolves were shot illegally.But federal officials say efforts to keep the wolves away from livestock may have helped reduce the number of wolves killed.
Sept. 20, 2013
Glendale could slash $6 million, 64 jobs from budget
The new mayor of Glendale and the City Council meets today for the first time since election day. The council will vote on a proposal to cut the city’s budget. Glendale’s Mayor Elaine Scruggs and the City Council are expected to vote on a proposal to cut the city’s budget by $6 million.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix airports boosting Valleys economy
An Arizona State University study shows three Phoenix airports are helping boost the Valley’s economy. The Economic Impact of the Phoenix Airport System report shows the total is in the billions of dollars.
Sept. 20, 2013
Art gallery to help conserve Arizonas forests
The Arizona Nature Conservancy has developed a new approach to restoring the state’s forests – an art gallery. The conservancy wants to start cutting trees effectively, and get the public involved in restoration.
Sept. 20, 2013
Program Schedule Special
Print Schedule Monday Tuesday Wednesday ThursdayApril 11 Friday Saturday Sunday 03:00 AM Morning EditionNational and Arizona News, Traffic and Weather Reports with Steve Inskeep, Renée Montagne, Dennis Lambert   BBC World Service 04:00 AM 05:00 AM   BBC World Service 06:00 AM Weekend Edition 07:00 AM 08:00 AM 09:00 AMThe Diane Rehm Show1-800-433-8850    The Diane Rehm Show1-800-433-8850The Diane Rehm Show1-800-433-8850 10:00 AMCan We Talk About Guns? Car Talk A Prairie Home Companion 11:00 AMHere and NowRobin Young Here and NowRobin Young Here and NowSteve Goldstein Here and NowRobin Young Here and NowRobin Young Wait, Wait .
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizonas flu season and requiring vaccination
Shoana Anderson of the Arizona Department of Health Services explains how the state's flu season compares with the rest of the country. James Hodge of Arizona State University's O'Connor College of Law considers the ethics of requiring workers to be vaccinated and sending them home if they're ill.
Sept. 20, 2013
Legendary television anchor Bill Close dies at 91
Legendary Phoenix television news anchor Bill Close has died at the age of 91.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: Close worked for 29 years at Channel Ten in Phoenix—then known as KOOL—as news anchor and Vice President for News until he retired in 1993.
Sept. 20, 2013
Glendale mayor optimistic about keeping Coyotes
Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers says the city has a good opportunity to keep the Coyotes in town, even though Thursday night’s deadline passed without a prospective owner coming up with the money to buy the team.
Sept. 20, 2013
Will immigration reform, Medicaid funding lead to more compromises?
Several Republican Governors, including Arizona's Jan Brewer, are in favor of expanded Medicaid funding -- even as they continue to oppose the Affordable Care Act. Many Republican members of Congress are also supporting immigration reform.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix Suns marketing works to overcome won-loss record
The Phoenix Suns continue to have one of the worst records in the NBA’s Western Conference, but the organization is trying to find other ways to attract fans to games.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: The Suns’ average attendance this season is under fifteen-thousand per home game at U.
Sept. 20, 2013

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