KJZZ News

AZ Lawmakers Likely To Consider Changes to Independent Redistricting Commission
The state’s Independent Redistricting Commission approved final legislative and congressional maps last night…on three to two votes. And, legislative Republican leaders are continuing to talk about possible changes to the panel in the future.
Dec. 21, 2011
KJZZ Beyond Sprawl Town Hall
Take part in a televised Beyond Sprawl Town Hall discussion about Arizona's future as it makes its way through a post- economic housing boom-- Jan. 17, 2012, 7-9 p.m. at Rio Salado College’s Conference Center at 2323 W.
Dec. 21, 2011
Arizona, Nevada to host large solar projects
The federal government has approved two large renewable energy projects near Phoenix and San Diego. And in Nevada, Clark County announced a land deal with a Chinese company to build a massive solar project.
Dec. 21, 2011
Prosecutor to release Fiesta Bowl investigation findings
I’m Paul Atkinson in the KJZZ Newsroom.  On Wednesday morning, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery will release results of an investigation into alleged improprieties involving the Fiesta Bowl.
Dec. 20, 2011
Tempe traffic stop led to big drug bust
 A traffic stop in Tempe fifteen months ago has led to the arrest of 200 people. On Tuesday investigators say the probe also led to the seizure of millions of dollars in cash and drugs, investigators say.
Dec. 20, 2011
Employment Opportunities and EEO Information
For employment opportunities with KJZZ, KBAQ and other divisions of Rio Salado College and in the Maricopa Community College System please visit http://www.maricopa.edu/about/?jobs or www.riosalado.edu/jobs.
Dec. 20, 2011
Herb Paine: Not All is Grinch and Scrooge Among Us
KJZZ Commentator Herb Paine, amidst all the mire says "Don't Worry - Be Happy"...
Dec. 19, 2011
What was 2011 a good year for?
2011 has been a challenging year in many ways, with the economy causing uncertainty and struggle. But as the year draws to a close and it's time to assess, we want to look at the glass as half-full.
Dec. 19, 2011
Wildlife center offers holiday tours
A wildlife center in the northeast Valley is offering holiday tours. Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, near Pinnacle Peak and Pima Roads, provides close encounters with native wildlife. Spokeswoman Kim Carr says the tours are offered year-round but that people really like to bring the family out, during the holidays.
Dec. 19, 2011
Lauren Gilger
Lauren Gilger is an award-winning journalist whose work has impacted communities large and small, exposing injustices and giving a voice to the voiceless and marginalized. She is dedicated to building community through storytelling and believes everyone has a story to tell.
Dec. 16, 2011
Federal action on MCSO could cost the rest of the county
Maricopa County leaders are worried that Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s battle with the Department of Justice could hurt other county agencies. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports county leaders are worried about the possible loss of millions of dollars in federal aid.
Dec. 16, 2011
Brewer taking a wait-and-see approach to DOJ report
Governor Jan Brewer says yesterday’s report by the U.S. Justice Department does not validate fears that SB 1070 would lead to racial profiling. Among other findings, the feds accuse the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office of engaging in racial profiling.
Dec. 16, 2011
Few remedies for renters living in foreclosure properties
Arizona's foreclosure rate is up 4 percent from last year November, with one in every 260 homes in some stage of repossession by the bank. One group of people often overlooked in the foreclosure part is renters.
Dec. 16, 2011
Gov. Brewer Proposes Cash for AZ Tourism
Governor Jan Brewer wants to use some of the surplus cash coming into the state to promote tourism. The agency has had its budget slashed over the past few years, and currently relies on tax revenue for its operations.
Dec. 16, 2011
Share your thoughts on Sheriff Joe
The U.S. Department of Justice has found widespread civil rights abuses and racial profiling in the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. What is your reaction? What's your opinion of Sheriff Joe?
Dec. 16, 2011
Arpaio dismisses DOJ report, vows to
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he will continue to enforce illegal immigration laws, despite a report released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Justice. The federal agency says the sheriff’s office engaged in racial profiling and retaliated against its critics.
Dec. 15, 2011
Latino leaders react to Department of Justice report
Latino elected officials are reacting to allegations of civil rights abuse within the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. As KJZZ’s Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports, critics say the Justice Department’s announcement vindicates what they’ve said about the Sheriff’s office for years.
Dec. 15, 2011
Arpaio critics feel validated after three-year investigation
KJZZ conducted interviews with several experts and officials to get their reaction to today's Department of Justice report on the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. The DOJ investigation revealed a pattern of wide ranging civil rights violations against Latinos.
Dec. 15, 2011
Chad Snow
Chad Snow joined the KJZZ newsroom in December 2016, after two decades in the newspaper industry.
Dec. 15, 2011
Listen to the DOJ reveal findings of sheriff
Listen to the recorded broadcast of the Department of Justice press conference Thursday.Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Division Thomas E. Perez at Thursday's press conference. (Photo by Paul Atkinson/KJZZ)Share your thoughts on Sheriff Joe.
Dec. 15, 2011

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