KJZZ News

Pinal County Sheriff Says Pinal County Board Of Supervisors Is Hiring Criminals
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu is taking on the county government for hiring criminals.  Babeu claims the Pinal County Board of Supervisors is hiring friends and family, knowing they are convicted criminals, and giving them access to classified information.
Sept. 20, 2013
Improving K-12 Education In Arizona
Arguments about improving K-12 education in Arizona usually start with spending more money, and since the state's economy sunk into recession and balancing the budget meant extreme deep cutting, those who favor significantly higher spending have a lot of catching up to do.
Sept. 20, 2013
Measure Allows For Greater Amounts Of Campaign Funding
A new law taking effect Friday will allow political candidates to take much more money from individuals and political action committees. The measure scraps the current limit of less than $15,000 on what a legislative candidate can take from all PAC's for their races.
Sept. 20, 2013
Small Business Loans To Help With Yarnell Fire Damage
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has rejected Arizona's request for a major disaster declaration for victims of the Yarnell Hill fire, for a second time. But the administration is offering small business loans to help homeowners and businesses that were impacted.
Sept. 20, 2013
House Speaker Tobin Urges Swift Action On Death Benefits For Fallen Prescott Firefighters
An Arizona House committee got its first look Tuesday at proposals that would grant full state death benefits to some families of the firefighters killed in the Yarnell Hill Wildfire.  Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin testifies about death benefits for families of fallen firefighters before members of the House Public Safety, Military and Regulatory Affairs Committee.
Sept. 20, 2013
Supreme Court Strikes Down Matching Funds: A KJZZ Special Report
Monday, the United States Supreme Court struck down the matching funds provision of Arizona's Clean Elections law--a law that was supposed to reduce the influence of special interests in state campaigns.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Jobless Worry About Benefits Running Out
New numbers show the economy only created 18-thousand jobs nationwide in June.  That means there are millions of Americans still out of work…and many of them are collecting unemployment benefits.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix Mayoral Candidate Jennifer Wright
Mayoral candidate, attorney Jennifer Wright, joins host Steve Goldstein to talk about her campaign and plans for Phoenix's future.
Sept. 20, 2013
Preview:  Life after Deportation
The Department of Homeland Security has been flying illegal immigrants caught in this country back to their homelands for years. In the last few years that program has been stepped up.  Many of the flights go to Mexico, the number one spot illegal immigrants come from, but KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd is just back from a flight taking immigrants to Guatemala, the country with the second-most illegal immigrants.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sophie?s Birthday
May 16, 2009 -- KJZZ Commentator Amy Silverman talks about her role as part-time birthday party planner for her daughter, Sophie.
Sept. 20, 2013

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