February 2012

KJZZ coverage of the Wallow Fire 2011

The Wallow Fire burned in Eastern Arizona and Western New Mexico from May 29-July 8, 2011. It charred over 800 square miles, surpassing 2002's Rodeo-Chediski fire as the largest wildfire in Arizona's history. KJZZ-FM Phoenix covered the fire extensively as it burned, and its significant aftermath during the rest of 2011. KJZZ reported from the communities of Alpine, Eagar, Greer, Pinetop-Lakeside, and Springerville, as well as from Phoenix.

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. Help us report this important national story that affects agriculture in every state.