KJZZ News

Cochise County officials can count 130 contested ballots
Attorneys for a supporter of the GOP candidate and Democratic nominee in Southern Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District have reached an agreement on what to do with 130 contested provisional ballots cast in Cochise County.
Sep. 20, 2013
Splendid Table Turkey Confidential - Live Thanksgiving Day
       Lynne Rossetto Kasper and her Splendid Table team are hosting their annual call-in special Turkey Confidential on Thanksgiving Day, 9-11 a.m. to help you with last-minute cooking tips and tricks.
Sep. 20, 2013
The Alzheimer
Dr. Marwan Sabbagh, geriatric neurologist and Director of the Banner-Sun Health Research Institute, discusses the impact a healthy diet may have on preventing--or at least delaying--the onset of Alzheimer's Disease.
Sep. 20, 2013
Veteran Stories: Art Sloane advocates for vets
Arizona is home to more than half a million veterans and this week on Morning Edition we’re hearing the voices of veterans who came to us through KJZZ’s Public Insight Network. Art Sloane (Photo courtesy American Public Media)Coast Guard veteran Art Sloane was 70 years old when he started his Veterans Voice column in the Arizona Republic.
Sep. 20, 2013
Veteran Stories: Disability benefits can be the difference between a roof and the street
By Samara FreemarkPublic Insight NetworkThree years ago, the head of the federal agency charged with caring for America's veterans announced an ambitious goal: To end homelessness among veterans by 2015.
Sep. 20, 2013
State
Arizona’s first medical marijuana dispensary is scheduled to open Thursday morning in Glendale.This comes after a Maricopa County Superior court decision earlier this week cleared the way. The Arizona Marijuana Medical Act was approved by voters in the 2010 election.
Sep. 20, 2013
Valley Metro fares to increase
The Valley Metro Board of Directors has approved a fare increase for public transit in the Phoenix area. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.MARK BRODIE: Starting on March first, it’ll cost a quarter more for local rides on the bus and light rail.
Sep. 20, 2013
Small business owner takes advantage of gloomy economy
Snapshots of the country’s economy show an improving housing market, growing consumer confidence and an unemployment rate that’s still high – but gradually getting better. There’s no doubt the nation – and Arizona -- are still facing serious economic problems.
Sep. 20, 2013
Border Patrol agent accused of smuggling marijuana must stay in jail
A federal agent charged with helping smuggle drugs into the U.S. has been ordered to remain in jail. Border Patrol Agent Aaron Anaya was on duty earlier this month between Yuma and Wellton in southwestern Arizona.
Sep. 20, 2013
Congressman-elect Matt Salmon
Former Arizona Congressman Matt Salmon talks about his return to the U.S. House following a twelve-year absence. Salmon tells Here and Now Host Steve Goldstein that he would have voted against the fiscal cliff legislation that passed the House on Tuesday night.
Sep. 20, 2013
Tucson program seeks to help recent dropouts earn high school diploma
The Tucson Mayor is joining forces with Sunnyside Unified School District to encourage dropouts to earn their high school diploma through a new program.The partnership, announced Thursday, is called GradLink.
Sep. 20, 2013
Should an African-American represent Phoenix
Tension is boiling over on whether the Eighth District seat on the Phoenix City Council needs to be held by an African-American.Former Councilman Calvin Goode argued that perspective in an Arizona Republic letter to the editor, writing that the Eighth was intended to be for an African-American when districts were drawn three decades ago.
Sep. 20, 2013
Phoenix braces for another night of freezing cold
Cold has descended on an area of the country that's known for it's near-perfect weather this time of year. For days now, Southern California and Arizona have suffered through nights of sub-freezing temperatures.
Sep. 20, 2013
Jerry Lewis on the importance of cooperation
Former State Senator Jerry Lewis, best known for defeating then-Senate President Russell Pearce in the 2011 recall election, says Arizona lawmakers need to look past party affiliation and work to do what's best for the state.
Sep. 20, 2013
As cancer treatment improves, oncology centers expand
Cancer is the second most common killer in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control -- so it’s no surprise that cancer treatment gets a lot of attention. Later today, an outpatient cancer facility in Gilbert will break ground on a 100,000 square-foot expansion.
Sep. 20, 2013
What do Arizonans want?
The Center for the Future of Arizona has released a follow-up to it's 2009 report, called "The Arizona We Want 2.0." KJZZ's Mark Brodie speaks with Lattie Coor about the updated version.
Sep. 20, 2013
Cactus thief sentenced
A Scottsdale man has been sentenced for stealing cacti from public lands in Arizona. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: U.S. District Judge Roslyn Silver this week sentenced 46-year-old Kenneth Brian Cobb to five years of supervised probation and eight months of weekend incarceration for the theft.
Sep. 20, 2013
Arizona one of last states to deny licenses to DACA immigrants
The number of states granting driver's licenses to young immigrants who qualify for an Obama administration program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is growing. KJZZ's Jude Joffe-Block reports Arizona is one of the last remaining states to deny licenses to these immigrants.
Sep. 20, 2013
Reports: US Airways, American Airlines to merge soon
One of the largest private employers in Arizona appears to close to a merger. As KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports, US Airways and bankrupt American Airlines may be near a deal that’s been long in the making.
Sep. 20, 2013
Sheriff
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has released the findings of an internal investigation into hundreds of uninvestigated or mishandled sex crimes. If you want a copy of the report, it’ll cost you 50 cents a page.
Sep. 20, 2013

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