KJZZ News

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
Legislators ask voters to reconsider measures they?re already voted on
Three experts talk about Governor Jan Brewer and legislators who want to ask voters to eliminate measures they’re already approved, including the Independent Redistricting Commission and Clean Elections.
Feb. 15, 2012
Controversial Court Tower is unveiled for Arizona?s Centennial
Ray Stern of the Phoenix New Times talks about the Maricopa County Court Tower, which served as the centerpiece for political battles the county supervisors and former county attorney Andrew Thomas.Stern says that Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Andrew Thomas were allies in the efforts against building the tower.
Feb. 15, 2012
Andrei Cherny will run for District 9
Former state party chair Andrei Cherny explains why he’s chosen to run for the newly formed Congressional District 9.Cherny says he’s best prepared to represent District 9 because he’s fought the battles important to the community it encompasses.
Feb. 15, 2012
County court tower finally a reality
The Maricopa County Court building that was the focus of investigations, lawsuits and legal battles was formally dedicated this afternoon. Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former county attorney Andrew Thomas accused county supervisors and judges of misspending county money.
Feb. 14, 2012
Should agriculture companies be allowed to hire illegal immigrants -- legally?
A coalition of agri-business groups in Kansas has proposed a program that would give state sanction to large dairies and feedlots in hiring illegal immigrants. Separately, the Kansas Agriculture Secretary Dale Rodman is seeking a federal waiver that would allow agri-business companies to hire undocumented workers.
Feb. 14, 2012
Centennial Minute: Statehood
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 that unique Valentine’s Day – 100 years ago.
Feb. 14, 2012
One hundred years ago, Arizona statehood wasn
In 1912, Arizona became the 48th state to join the union. Manifest Destiny was already assured since California had joined the union more than 60 years earlier. So, as far as Washington was concerned, adding Arizona was not a pressing issue.
Feb. 14, 2012
Romney uses Mesa appearance to blast Obama
Mitt Romney made a campaign stop in Arizona on Monday as the state prepares to vote in a Republican presidential primary at the end of the month. Romney took the opportunity to blast President Barack Obama’s new budget proposal.
Feb. 13, 2012
Valentine Special
Some of the best jazz tunes start with Romance, "My Funny Valentine" by Miles Davis, "My Romance" by Ella, "You Are Too Beautiful" by John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman and Tony Bennett's latest "Night and Day" with Amy Winehouse.
Feb. 13, 2012
State election campaigning going digital
A pilot program will make campaigning for state office easier in Arizona. The Secretary of State’s office announced the E-Qual system, which allows voters to sign candidate petitions online and donate $5 for candidates seeking Clean Elections funding.
Feb. 13, 2012
Presumptive U of A President to be in Tucson
The likely next president of the University of Arizona will be in Tucson on Monday, to meet with members of the community. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Dr. Ann Weaver Hart will be in Tucson for about two and a half days.
Feb. 10, 2012
Court rules against parking fees in national park
People who hike and camp in undeveloped areas of a southern Arizona forest cannot be charged a parking fee. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that federal law prohibits the fees. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.
Feb. 10, 2012
How will the LDS vote affect Mitt Romney?
Mitt Romney is leading in the polls for Arizona's upcoming Republican presidential primary. What role will the LDS vote play in his success in Arizona?
Feb. 9, 2012
AZ joins national mortgage settlement
Arizona will get more than $1.6 billion, as part of a $26 billion national settlement with five banks over abuses in the mortgage market. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne spoke at a press conference Thursday.
Feb. 9, 2012
Arizona Highways seeks centennial photo submissions
Morning Edition host Dennis Lambert spoke with Arizona Highways editor Robert Stieve about the magazine's centennial photo project. The idea is to capture "a day in the life of Arizona," and all photographers -- amateur and professional alike -- are invited to participate.
Feb. 9, 2012
Giffords aide, wounded in shooting, to run for her Congressional seat
The man who worked as deputy director for Gabrielle Giffords announced Thursday he will run for her open seat. But as KJZZ’s Michel Marizco reports, it’s still up in the air whether he will also run for the newly created Congressional District 2.
Feb. 9, 2012
Young Texas housewives arrested on weapons smuggling charges
Young housewives and moms who bought assault rifles from Texas gun dealers have been charged in an alleged weapons smuggling ring that armed Mexican cartels. Federal agents announced the arrests Wednesday in San Antonio.
Feb. 9, 2012
Preservers of state history seek to collaborate instead of competing with each other
As Arizona celebrates its 100-year anniversary next week, state archivists are trying to better preserve the state’s next century of history.  Instead of competing with each other, historical organizations have agreed to cooperate.
Feb. 8, 2012

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