KJZZ News

Arizona suing McKesson corporation over drug costs
The state of Arizona has accused the country’s biggest prescription drug wholesaler of price gouging.  The McKesson Corporation distributes pharmaceuticals to big stores like Albertson’s, Costco, and Walgreens.
Sep. 20, 2012
Interview with Phoenix Symphony Orchestra CEO Jim Ward
KJZZ's Dennis Lambert spoke with Phoenix Symphony Orchestra CEO Jim Ward about the group's upcoming season. Jim Ward (Photo by Platt Photography)The Phoenix Symphony Orchestra starts its new season on Thursday night.
Sep. 20, 2012
 Prop. 204 seeks to make one-cent sales tax permanent
Proposition 204 on the November ballot gives voters the chance to make a one-cent sales tax increase that went into effect in 2010 permanent. Supporters say the extra money is needed to help education, but opponents argue additional funding will not fix the problems.
Sep. 20, 2012
Interview with violin soloist Elena Urioste
Violin soloist Elena Urioste will perform for the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra on the group's opening night.  Elena Urioste (Photo courtesy Phoenix Symphony)Urioste will play Beethoven’s Violin Concerto.
Sep. 20, 2012
Opening night for the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra
Thursday is opening night for the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, and it is the final season for Music Director Michael Christie.  The group performs Thursday under the leadership of guest conductor Sarah Hicks.
Sep. 20, 2012
Billions spent to keep Fido healthy
Pet owners in the U.S. spent more than $13 billion on veterinary care in 2011. Dr. Stephen Withrow, founder of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University, talks about advances in veterinary oncology and how there's an increase in synergy between treating diseases -- including cancer -- in animals and humans.
Sep. 19, 2012
Is Utah
Utah's 78-year old Senator Orrin Hatch, who's running for reelection this Fall, has faced criticism from his Democratic opponent that he's too old. Scott Howell has distributed a fundraising letter urging support for him in part because Hatch could die before a potential next term would end.
Sep. 19, 2012
Lessons to learn from
Judge Susan Bolton has allowed what's considered the most controversial part of Arizona's SB1070 immigration enforcement law to take effect. It's the so-called 'show me your papers' provision, and now law enforcement officers in the state are going to have to figure out how to apply it properly and without racially profiling anyone.
Sep. 19, 2012
Proposition 204: Should the state permanently raise its sales tax?
If it's approved by voters in November, Proposition 204 would make permanent a one-cent sales tax increase approved by voters in May of 2010. That increase was passed enthusiastically, and the campaign was led by Governor Jan Brewer.
Sep. 19, 2012
Cochise County Sheriff dies in car accident
The sheriff of Cochise County along the Arizona border died in a single car accident Tuesday night. The circumstances are still unknown. From Tucson, Michel Marizco has the story. Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever was killed in a car accident Tuesday.
Sep. 19, 2012
Pima County bat infected with rabies
A bat that was found outside Pima County Juvenile Court has tested positive for rabies.County officials said yesterday the bat was found last week in the parking lot by a court visitor.No one is believed to have come in contact with the bat, but officials aren't sure how long the animal had been in the area.
Sep. 19, 2012
AZ Court of Appeals: Mitchell will be on November ballot
Republican legislative nominee Darin Mitchell's name will appear on the November general election ballot after all. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Steve Goldstein has more.An Arizona Court of Appeals panel acted to block a trial judge's order that Mitchell's name be removed from the general election ballot.
Sep. 19, 2012
Seniors fill new urban housing developments
Urban living isn't just for hipsters anymore. Seniors are moving into the city's core along the Valley Metro light-rail line. And as KJZZ's Peter O'Dowd reports, it may be a sign of the way Baby Boomers redefine retirement.
Sep. 18, 2012
PHOENIX (Associated Press) — A judge in Arizona ruled Tuesday that police can immediately start enforcing the most contentious section of the state's immigration law, marking the first time officers can carry out the so-called "show me your papers" provision.
Sep. 18, 2012
Legislative candidate bounced from the ballot
A judge has ruled that a legislative candidate—who won in August’s primary election—is not eligible to be on November’s ballot. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more.Republican Darin Mitchell ran for one of two House seats in GOP-leaning Legislative District 13.
Sep. 17, 2012
Diplomatic plates may not have been factor in Mexico shooting
Mexican federal police involved in the shooting of two American agents last month may not have noticed that car’s U.S. diplomatic plates. In late August, two reported employees of the CIA were in a bulletproof SUV, speeding along a rural road in Mexico.
Sep. 17, 2012
Latinos live in poverty more than other ethnic groups
Latino families in the U.S. continue to live in poverty, more than any other ethnic group. An analysis released today shows that despite the alarming numbers the problem could be worse. NADINE ARROYO RODRIGUEZ: That analysis shows Latino children make up more than 34 percent of all U.
Sep. 17, 2012
ADOT unveils system upgrades
The Arizona Department of Transportation is unveiling a new operations center it says brings the Valley's freeway system into the 21st century.  Dennis Lambert talked to ADOT spokesman Doug Nintzel about the new system and how it will make driving easier for Arizona residents.
Sep. 17, 2012
State House candidate
A Maricopa County Superior Court Judge is expected to rule Monday on the eligibility of state House candidate Darin Mitchell for office.From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more.First time candidate Mitchell, who defeated fellow Republican Representative Russ Jones in a three-way primary last month in the GOP-leaning District 13 has had his residency questioned.
Sep. 17, 2012
Light rail expansion under way in Mesa
The Valley’s light rail system is nearing its 4th anniversary.  Stephen Banta is the CEO of Metro Light Rail. (Photo courtesy of Metro Light Rail)It kicked off service in January 2009, and its first service expansion project is just beginning in Mesa.
Sep. 17, 2012

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