KJZZ News

Two Arizona counties may have found the future of Election Day
As election workers continue counting ballots, officials in two Arizona counties are touting what they say is a better way to run Election Day.SUE REYNOLDS: The future of voting is to be able to vote anywhere MARK BRODIE: That’s Sue Reynolds.
Nov. 16, 2012
Health care exchanges explained
Friday was the deadline for states to decide whether to create health care exchanges under the Affordable Care Act.  But, at the request of a number of governors, the Obama administration has delayed the deadline until Dec.
Nov. 16, 2012
FDA on Sunland contamination
The Food and Drug Administration says a New Mexico peanut company linked to a recent salmonella outbreak distributed peanut and almond butters even after testing showed the products were contaminated. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more.
Nov. 15, 2012
More elderly Americans are living alone
According to new numbers from the Census Bureau more elderly Americans are living alone. KJZZ’s Al Macias says the survey also shows the number of households headed by older Americans is growing.The Census Bureau reports that the percentage of households headed by older adults has grown significantly over the last half century.
Nov. 15, 2012
Arizona gas prices continue falling
Filling up your gas tank is a bit cheaper again this week.From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie explains. MARK BRODIE: AAA-Arizona says a gallon of regular, unleaded gas in Arizona costs an average of $3.
Nov. 15, 2012
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.
Nov. 15, 2012
Obama addresses immigration reform
Immigration reform is one of the top issues for President Barack Obama. Wednesday morning the president said comprehensive immigration reform must include border security, KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.AL MACIAS: One of the first questions at Wednesday’s news conference dealt with immigration.
Nov. 14, 2012
Andrew Thomas for Governor?
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas, who is barred from practicing law in Arizona, is considering a run for Governor. The Arizona Republic's Bob Robb tries to explain why Thomas would run...and his slim odds.
Nov. 14, 2012
Eileen Klein exit interview
Eileen Klein, Chief of Staff for Governor Jan Brewer until last week, talks about the administration's efforts to get Arizona out of its fiscal hole and the role she played. Klein also explained the challenges and rewards of working with stakeholders who have dramatically different opinions on the state's direction.
Nov. 14, 2012
McCain decries Obama administration, U.N. Ambassador Rice
Arizona Senator John McCain wants to see a Watergate-style congressional committee to investigate the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The Sept. 11 attack killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.
Nov. 14, 2012
Sec. of State Bennett: Officials are still tallying ballots
More than a week after the General Election, thousands of ballots across the state remain to be counted.  KJZZ's Dennis Lambert spoke to Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett about tally efforts.
Nov. 14, 2012
GPEC tries to attract California businesses
The Greater Phoenix Economic Council has a new plan to attract California businesses to the Valley. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: Last week, California voters approved Proposition 30—which will raise income taxes on the state’s residents who make more than $250,000 a year.
Nov. 13, 2012
US Airways merger could cost Valley thousands of jobs, millions of dollars
A valley organization is calling attention to the impact of the potential merger between bankrupt American Airlines and Tempe-based US Airways. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports.NICK BLUMBERG: US Airways and American have been meeting confidentially since the end of August.
Nov. 13, 2012
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.
Nov. 13, 2012
Concerns about Colorado and Washington legalizing recreational marijuana use
Mexico and three Central American nations are calling for a review of international drug policies after two U.S. states voted to legalize recreational use of marijuana. KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more.
Nov. 12, 2012
Sale of Frank Lloyd Wright home falls through
The fate of a Phoenix home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright appears to be up in the air once again. The house was occupied by Frank Lloyd Wright’s son David and daughter-in-law Gladys until their deaths.
Nov. 12, 2012
Parade to honor veterans
Since 1997, the Phoenix VA has put together a Veterans Day parade to recognize those who served in the military, and to bring awareness to veterans' issues. Paula Pedene of the Phoenix VA. (Photo by Dennis Lambert)Paula Pedene of the Phoenix VA helps coordinate the parade.
Nov. 12, 2012
Director of Arizona Department of Veterans
Veterans’ Day is Sunday, and events are planned throughout the state to honor the estimated 600,000 military veterans living in Arizona. That means a busy few days for Colonel Joey Strickland, the Director of the state Department of Veterans’ Services.
Nov. 9, 2012
Small group of doctors sign off on most medical marijuana
The Arizona Department of Health Services has issued its first annual report on the state’s medical marijuana program. The department’s director says he’s struck by the small number of doctors who have written a large percentage of the program’s certifications.
Nov. 9, 2012
Use of provisional ballots up 15 percent from 2008
Of all the ballots cast this week in Arizona, more than 172,000 of them were provisional, according to data compiled from the Secretary of State.  From Phoenix, Jude Joffe-Block reports more provisional ballots were cast in Maricopa County this election than last presidential election.
Nov. 8, 2012

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