KJZZ News

Arizona prepares for online health exchange
Arizona is one of 26 states challenging the requirement of individuals to purchase health insurance or pay a fine under the federal health reform law. But that isn’t preventing the state from moving forward with a key aspect of the law.
Mar. 27, 2012
Life with Eliane Elias
Tempe, AZ - KJZZ and Blaise Lantana were graced by jazz singer and pianist Eliane Elias. The famed Brazilian discussed traveling and how she and her bass player, Mark Johnson, have their own space for creating and collaborating.
Mar. 26, 2012
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This is the last week for the annual ritual of spring training baseball in Arizona. Fifteen major league teams and hundreds of players are prepping for the upcoming season.  While fans relax in the stands watching the players, there’s another team working from sun-up to sundown that most fans never notice.
Mar. 26, 2012
Worsley gearing up for primary election against Pearce
The Mesa businessman running for Arizona Senate in the new Legislative District 25 against former Senate President Russell Pearce said there are some similarities between himself and the man who beat Pearce in last year’s recall election.
Mar. 26, 2012
Groups share positions with U.S. Supreme Court in advance of SB 1070 case
Business organizations have filed a brief with the US Supreme Court in opposition to Arizona’s immigration law, SB 1070. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, both sides are getting ready for an April hearing in Washington DC.
Mar. 26, 2012
Arizona Memories: In love, outdoors
As we continue to celebrate Arizona's centennial, we asked you to share some favorite Arizona memories with us. Jarrod Bruner told us about some of his most important times spent outdoors in Arizona. Jarrod Bruner realized he was in love on Mount Lemmon.
Mar. 26, 2012
"Solar Summit" looks at energy development
ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law is holding a ‘Solar Summit’ today and tomorrow. The event will look at solar energy development in the southwest. Morning Edition host Dennis Lambert speaks with solar industry analyst MJ Shau, a senior analyst with Green Tech Media, to discuss the topic.
Mar. 26, 2012
Checking in on community service in Homedale
Terri Perez and Martin Gonzales are residents of the Homedale neighborhood of southwest Phoenix (Photo by Paul Atkinson - KJZZ) Dumping and debris are an ongoing issue in the southwest Phoenix neighborhood of Homedale.
Mar. 23, 2012
Deal would change Clean Elections
There’s a deal in the works at the state capitol that would make changes to the state’s system of publicly funded political campaigns, in exchange for not asking voters to essentially gut it. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Mar. 23, 2012
Arizona Memories: An almost native
As we continue to celebrate Arizona's centennial year, we asked you to share some favorite Arizona memories with us. This one comes from Phil Reina.  Phil Reina, an almost native Arizonan. (Photo courtesy Phil Reina) Though born in California, I've always felt a very close relationship with Arizona.
Mar. 23, 2012
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The Asian population in the United States grew at a faster rate than any other group over the last decade, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Just-released statistics show that  population grew by more than 45 percent.
Mar. 23, 2012
Budget surplus projected for City of Phoenix
Good news for the City of Phoenix, after years of budget cuts and belt tightening, the city is projecting a surplus for next year. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports. AL MACIAS: Two years ago city of Phoenix was looking at a $277 million shortfall.
Mar. 23, 2012
Mesa man recalls his time in Arizona internment camp
As we celebrate Arizona’s centennial this year, we look back at a part of our history that many would like to forget. Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. A line of evacuees waiting for lunch at one of the mess halls.
Mar. 23, 2012
Judge dismisses Clean Elections lawsuit
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit, that claimed the Citizens Clean Elections Commission was illegally using public money to influence an election. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Mar. 22, 2012
Flu cases rising fast in Arizona
Arizona is nearing the end of flu season, but the past few weeks have brought a spike in reported cases.There have been over 1,100 cases of influenza reported in Arizona in the current flu season, and nearly a third of those were reported last week.
Mar. 22, 2012
Obama nominates Pima County judge for U.S. Attorney
President Barack Obama has nominated a Pima County judge to be Arizona’s next U.S. Attorney. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more. STEVE GOLSTEIN: The nominee is Pima County Superior Court Judge John Leonardo, who began in that position in 1993.
Mar. 22, 2012
Bus strike prompts additional union-related legislation
A recent strike by Phoenix and Tempe bus drivers against their employer, Veolia Transportation, may come back to haunt them.  A six-day strike by more than 900 drivers caused major service disruptions for thousands of people who rely on public transit to get to work, school, or appointments.
Mar. 22, 2012
Fourth Republican enters District 9 congressional race
There’s another candidate in the new congressional District 9 race. Former Paradise Valley Mayor Vernon Parker is the fourth Republican candidate to enter the campaign. Three Democratic candidates are also running.
Mar. 22, 2012

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