KJZZ News

Santorum tells Arizona voters good stuff is happening
Republicans will gather outside of Phoenix on Wednesday for the last prime-time presidential primary debate before Super Tuesday. All eyes will be on Rick Santorum, the latest candidate to challenge Mitt Romney’s grip on the nomination.
Feb. 22, 2012
Arizona issues will be addressed in CNN Presidential debate
What could be the most important debate among Republican Presidential candidates takes place tonight in Mesa. It’s the last debate before Super Tuesday when ten states hold primary elections. And as Paul Atkinson reports from Phoenix, issues important to Arizona will play a role in the debate.
Feb. 21, 2012
GOP budget clears first legislative hurdle
Legislative committees in the Arizona House and Senate today approved a budget plan crafted by GOP leaders. But the plan appears to be at odds with the proposal put forward last month by Governor Jan Brewer.
Feb. 21, 2012
Lovas appointed to fill House vacancy
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday appointed Phil Lovas to fill a vacancy. This is the second vacancy in that legislative district.  KJZZ’s Al Macias reports. Lovas was appointed to fill the vacancy when representative Judy Burgess was named to replace former state senator Scott Bundgaard.
Feb. 21, 2012
Goldwater letters show he praised, chided Gingrich
Correspondence from the late Barry Goldwater shows the former senator thought highly of Newt Gingrich, but was also wary of Gingrich putting his foot in his mouth. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Paul Atkinson reports.
Feb. 21, 2012
Centennial Minute: Ranches
This month, Arizona turns 100. KJZZ is marking the centennial each week in February with stories of our state’s history, people and places. We're calling it the Centennial Minute. This morning, authors and Arizona residents Fred DuVal and Lisa Schnebly Heidinger tell us about generations-old ranching families in Arizona.
Feb. 21, 2012
Sedona Film Festival features
The Sedona Film Festival is underway in the red rocks of Northern Arizona. One of the films featured at this year’s festival is “In Good Time.” It’s a documentary about the life of jazz pianist and long-time host of NPR’s “Piano Jazz,” Marian McPartland.
Feb. 21, 2012
Anti-public employee union bills as much about politics as policy
Public employee unions say they’re under attack by legislative proposals mostly written by a conservative think tank. The Goldwater Institute claims Arizona taxpayers could save half-a billion dollars by targeting collective bargaining, union dues, and government funded salaries of union leaders.
Feb. 19, 2012
Regents approve contract for new U of A president
The Arizona Board of Regents has approved a contract for the next president of the University of Arizona. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Dr. Ann Weaver Hart will take over on July 1.
Feb. 17, 2012
What Arizona issues do you want Republican presidential candidates to address?
Arizona will host a Republican presidential debate on Wednesday, Feb. 22. We've heard a lot from each of the candidates this election season. But we want to know which Arizona-specific issues you'd like them to address.
Feb. 17, 2012
Governor unveils public employee pension reform
A House committee will hear a proposal by Governor Brewer’s office to overhaul how state workers are hired and fired.  As KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports from Phoenix, the bill would also do away with overtime for most state employees.
Feb. 16, 2012
Senate approves renewal process for public employee union dues
The state senate passed a bill that forces members of public employee union to annually request union dues be deducted from their paychecks. Supporters argue government shouldn’t be in the business of collecting union dues.
Feb. 16, 2012
Medical marijuana dispensary requirement under fire
The State of Arizona and the Department of Health Services are headed back to court over the state’s voter-approved medical marijuana law. A pro-medical marijuana group is contesting several requirements, including the rule that marijuana dispensaries must have a medical director.
Feb. 16, 2012
State Rep. Richard Miranda to resign
A West Valley state lawmaker is resigning from office. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Democratic State Representative Richard Miranda says he will step down from the house, effective Monday.
Feb. 16, 2012
KJZZ coverage of the Tucson shooting 2011
On Jan. 8, 2011, Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head during a public event in Tucson. The KJZZ News Department mobilized to provide more than 3.5 hours of live, continuous coverage that day.
Feb. 16, 2012
KJZZ coverage of the Wallow Fire 2011
The Wallow Fire burned in Eastern Arizona and Western New Mexico from May 29-July 8, 2011. It charred over 800 square miles, surpassing 2002's Rodeo-Chediski fire as the largest wildfire in Arizona's history.
Feb. 16, 2012
Health care discussion tonight
A coalition of social service, community and health groups will host a meeting tonight, to talk about recent changes in health care in Arizona. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The Marana Health Center will play host to the first Community Conversation on Health Care tonight.
Feb. 15, 2012
The rich history of the Arizona Cactus League
Susie Steckner, author of Cactus League: Spring Training, talks about the history of the Cactus League and what spring training means to Arizona. Steckner says spring training has evolved a lot during the past 55 years, but one constant is that it’s always been about the fans.
Feb. 15, 2012

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