KJZZ News

Bank of America protest
Protestors descended on a downtown Phoenix Bank of America branch yesterday Thursday to draw attention to what they say is the bank’s fraudulent mortgage practices. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Terry Ward reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Case load not improving for Arizonas federal judges
Arizona’s federal court system is overloaded. So much so that its chief judge and the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a judicial emergency last year. That allowed for visiting judges to hear cases.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Memories: An almost native
As we continue to celebrate Arizona's centennial year, we asked you to share some favorite Arizona memories with us. This one comes from Phil Reina.  Phil Reina, an almost native Arizonan. (Photo courtesy Phil Reina) Though born in California, I've always felt a very close relationship with Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
Snake bites on the rise as weather heats up
Spring’s rising temperatures also signal another season -- rattlesnake season.Snakes have already bitten seven people in Arizona this year. None of the bites were fatal. Usually, snakes are most active April through October, but recent warm temperatures have brought them out earlier.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Senate to take up restrictions on young drivers...again
The Arizona Senate on Monday will vote on a measure that would put new restrictions on new drivers. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The bill would prohibit drivers younger than 18 from using cell phones or other electronic devices for the first six months they’re behind the wheel, except in emergencies.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Senate approves Clean Elections compromise, sends to House
A compromise plan that would keep the state’s system of publicly-funded political campaigns in place, but with some changes, is headed to the Arizona House. The state senate approved the plan Tuesday.
Sept. 20, 2013
Robrt Pela: Review of The Great Gatsby
Theater critic Robrt Pela reviews Arizona Theatre Company’s production of The Great Gatsby. It takes some real work to make a brilliant and beloved piece of literature into a potboiler, but Arizona Theatre Company has done it.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Legislature approves abortion ban
The Arizona House of Representatives has given its final approval to a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks in most cases. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Among many other provisions, the measure would make it a Class 1 misdemeanor for a doctor to perform an abortion, if the fetus is at least 20 weeks old, except in medical emergencies.
Sept. 20, 2013
Local protests planned as U.S. Supreme Court prepares for SB 1070 arguments
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments April 25 on Arizona’s illegal immigration enforcement law. To mark the occasion, immigrant-rights activists are planning to protest the law in Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013
Meet the candidates for Tempe mayor
This May two candidates will appear on the ballot to replace Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman. Michael Monti and Mark Mitchell talk about their histories with Tempe and their plans for the city’s future. Monti, the owner of Monti’s La Casa Vieja, says he’s answering a call to action by running for mayor.
Sept. 20, 2013
Banking industry shows increase in borrowing, lending
Banks are lending more money in response to more demand from consumers and businesses. As KJZZ's Terry Ward reports, experts say it's another sign that the U.S. economy is rebounding. TERRY WARD: The top U.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix parking changes could help drivers keep their change
Parking on the street in downtown Phoenix is going to get easier in 2012. The number of hours people have to pay to park could be reduced and more user-friendly parking meters could be in place a year from now.
Sept. 20, 2013
A courier in the Italian Resistance during WWII, now in Scottsdale: There is always tomorrow
Wednesday is the 67th anniversary of Italian Liberation Day, when Allied troops toppled the dictator Mussolini. Key to their success was the Italian Resistance movement. According to a group that keeps track of former resistance fighters, possibly one of the last surviving members lives right here in Scottsdale.
Sept. 20, 2013
SB 1070 opponents protest in downtown Phoenix
Hundreds of people marched in downtown Phoenix on Wednesday afternoon in protest of SB 1070. An SB 1070 protester in downtown Phoenix on Wednesday. (Photo by Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez) The group gathered after the U.
Sept. 20, 2013
Bri Valdivia
Bri Valdivia has been with KJZZ since September 2010 and became the the producer for Here and Now in July 2011. Bri Valdivia (Photo by Bill Nash)While a student at Arizona State University, Bri served as Station Manager of KASC.
Sept. 20, 2013
Its a bird, its a plane ...
If you look up Saturday and think the moon is brighter, it is. KJZZ’s Al Macias explains it will be the biggest and brightest of the year. AL MACIAS: At 11:34 p.m. Saturday the moon will be about 221,800 miles from Earth.
Sept. 20, 2013
Failure of latest effort to regulate HOA parking restrictions worries some homeowners
In the waning days of this year’s legislative session, lawmakers defeated a bill on HOA parking restrictions. It dealt with an issue many Arizonans think about – where to park your car at home. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie files this report.
Sept. 20, 2013
Valley home prices up, but from low starting point
Valley real estate prices are rising, but many homeowners still likely won’t make back what they paid for their house for a while. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.  MARK BRODIE: The median price for a Valley home was just under $135,000 in March.
Sept. 20, 2013
McCain calls for campaign finance reform
Arizona Senator John McCain says the U.S. Supreme Court case that led to unlimited independent campaign expenditures will lead to scandals. He also called the court’s decision in the Citizens United case “uninformed.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Secretary of State receives confirmation from Hawaii on birth certificate
It looks like President Obama's name will appear on the Arizona ballot in November.  Secretary of State Ken Bennett says he got an e-mail from Hawaii officials late Tuesday, confirming they have an original birth certificate for the president.
Sept. 20, 2013

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