KJZZ News

Claudio Roditi talks horns
(Tempe, AZ) - Brazilian trumpeter and flugelhorn player, Claudio Roditi talks to Blaise about the difference between the horns and how his records developed. Hear how love at first sight influenced his career.
Apr. 24, 2012
Arguments on SB 1070 begin Wednesday at U.S. Supreme Court
Arizona will defend its controversial piece of immigration legislation before the Supreme Court on Wednesday. At issue is whether the state law complements or conflicts with federal law. From Phoenix, Devin Browne reports.
Apr. 24, 2012
County pushes for whooping cough vaccinations after first infant death since 2009
Maricopa County Public Health has announced the first recorded death of an infant from whooping cough since 2009.  According to the county health department, almost 700 cases of pertussis – or whooping cough – were recorded in 2011, a 40 percent increase over the previous year.
Apr. 24, 2012
Arizona Senate approves funding ban for groups like Planned Parenthood that perform abortions
The state senate has voted to prohibit state money or contracts from going to organizations that perform abortions. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: The bill would limit where public money for family planning could go: to state-owned health care facilities, hospitals, rural health centers and primary care physicians.
Apr. 24, 2012
Sparring at hearing on immigration seen as
Supporters and opponents of Arizona's anti-illegal immigration law battled at a congressional hearing this morning. The Arizona law makes it a state crime to be in the country illegally. The hearing comes the day before the U.
Apr. 24, 2012
Environmentalists hope Earth Day the beginning of good habits
Earth Day was marked Sunday across the U.S. It was started in 1970 and is considered by many to be the birth of the modern environmental movement. KJZZ's Bri Valdivia reports.Earth Day and Arbor Day highlight ways to think about our environmental impact, and acts as a way to get people to consider the habits they have year-round.
Apr. 24, 2012
Listen to Tuesday
The U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security held a hearing Tuesday on state governments enforcing immigration law. Witnesses at the hearing included Arizona State Senator Steve Gallardo; former U.
Apr. 24, 2012
A courier in the Italian Resistance during WWII, now in Scottsdale: "There is always tomorrow"
Wednesday is the 67th anniversary of Italian Liberation Day, when Allied troops toppled the dictator Mussolini. Key to their success was the Italian Resistance movement. According to a group that keeps track of former resistance fighters, possibly one of the last surviving members lives right here in Scottsdale.
Apr. 23, 2012
Pima County Supervisors select legislative replacement for Patterson
The Pima County Board of Supervisors has appointed Tucson attorney Nick Fontana to the state legislature. Fontana replaces Daniel Patterson, who resigned earlier this month after an ethics panel recommended he be ousted from the legislature.
Apr. 23, 2012
U.S. Senate panel takes up SB 1070
The U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear arguments on Arizona’s immigration law until Wednesday, but SB 1070 will be on the minds of some in Washington, DC Tuesday. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Apr. 23, 2012
Romney: America needs to get off current road
The chairman of the Republican National Committee today urged state party leaders from around the country to work to elect Mitt Romney as president. Romney also addressed the meeting in Scottsdale, saying the country needs to start down a new road.
Apr. 20, 2012
State Supreme Court to governor: No grounds to remove redistricting chair
The Arizona Supreme Court says Governor Jan Brewer had no constitutional grounds to remove the Chairperson of the Independent Redistricting Commission last year. The court reinstated Colleen Mathis in November to the panel.
Apr. 20, 2012
Tell us about your experiences with HOAs
Arizona's legislature is considering a law that would stop homeowner associations (HOAs) from regulating parking on city streets in some circumstances. We want to know what kind of experiences you've had with your HOA (or someone else's) when it comes to parking.
Apr. 20, 2012
State legislature changes property tax rebate rules
State lawmakers want to make it easier for Arizona homeowners to receive a property tax rebate. An economic development package the legislature approved last year provided a tax break on owner-occupied property, but it required the owner to submit an affidavit every two years stating that the property was their primary residence.
Apr. 20, 2012
US Airways makes deals with American Airlines unions
DALLAS (Associated Press) — Tempe-based US Airways has struck deals with unions at American Airlines to win their support for a possible merger with American, which has angered the unions by trying to cut jobs and labor costs while under bankruptcy protection.
Apr. 20, 2012
Candidates running against Arpaio are in full campaign mode
From the KJZZ newsroom, I’m Devin Browne. Two of the four candidates for Sheriff in Maricopa County campaigned Thursday night at an event sponsored by the Phoenix Quaker Meeting House and the Catholic Apostolic Church of Jerusalem.
Apr. 20, 2012
Romney makes campaign stop in Arizona on Friday
The presidential contest will make a stop in Arizona Friday. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Presumptive GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney will speak today to the Republican National Committee’s State Chairman’s meeting in Scottsdale.
Apr. 19, 2012
Truck carrying 280,000 rounds of ammo to Phoenix makes a wrong turn in Juarez
Mexican customs inspectors seized a semi-truck loaded with 280,000 rounds of ammunition Tuesday evening at the Juarez border crossing. The truck and its cargo were headed for a Phoenix distributor, who says the truck driver made a wrong turn.
Apr. 19, 2012
Former Phoenix Suns coach honored
The Phoenix Suns are making former Coach John MacLeod the 13th member of the organization's Ring of Honor. KJZZ's Steve Goldstein reports.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: MacLeod became the Suns coach in 1973 and won 579 games before he was fired during the 1987 season.
Apr. 18, 2012
Endangered frogs going home after wildfire evacuation
The Chiricahua leopard frog is returning home. The rare amphibian was evacuated last summer when its habitat was destroyed by a mudslide in Southern Arizona. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports. The Chiricahua leopard frogs were evacuated from Southern Arizona following wildfires and kept at Glendale Community College.
Apr. 18, 2012

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