December 2012

Prosecutors are seeking a warrant to execute an inmate convicted of murdering an elderly man more than 30 years ago. 70-year-old Edward Schad has been on death row since 1985. He was found guilty of murdering 74-year-old Bisbee resident Leroy Graves, whose body was found strangled near Prescott in August 1978.
December 29, 2012
Cases of pertussis -- also known as whooping cough -- have spiked in Arizona this year. The Arizona Department of Health Services says as of December 15, the state’s seen 913 reported cases of pertussis and one death.
December 29, 2012
As the Valley’s housing market continues to climb out of the doldrums, a state realtors’ association wants the area to be better prepared whenever the next downturn happens.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: The latest numbers from the Standard and Poor’s/Case-Shiller Index showed Phoenix-area home prices up nearly twenty-two percent in the past twelve months.
December 28, 2012
Analysts say the Valley’s housing market has turned around. Earlier this week, the Standard and Poor’s/Case-Shiller Index showed Phoenix home prices had risen faster than any of the other nineteen cities the index tracks.
December 27, 2012
The latest suit challenging snowmaking at  Arizona Snowbowl has been dropped. The suit, by the Hopi tribe had alleged using reclaimed wastewater to make artificial snow would harm the endangered San Francisco Peaks Groundsel plant, also known ragwort.
December 27, 2012
Chip Scutari of Scutari and Cieslak and Kimber Lanning of Local First Arizona talk about the impactful stories of 2012 in Arizona--and they look beyond the results of November's elections.Scutari and Lanning tell KJZZ's Steve Goldstein about the improving business climate in the state, and they both think immigration reform is likely to happen soon--thanks, at least in part, to the Real Arizona Coalition's S.
December 26, 2012
Fiesta Bowl Executive Director Robert Shelton talks about the January 3, 2013 matchup between the University of Oregon and Kansas State and the changes that are coming in 2014 to college football's system of choosing a national champion.
December 26, 2012
A float in this year's Tournament of Roses Parade will have a Phoenix connection. KJZZ’s Mark Brodie explains. Amanda Missildine, with her husband (Photo Courtesy of Amanda Missildine) MARK BRODIE: Amanda Missildine, a nurse at Maricopa Integrated Health System, is riding on the Donate Life Float.
December 25, 2012
State environmental officials have extended their high pollution advisory into Tuesday. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more.MARK BRODIE: That’s led the Maricopa County Air Quality Department to extend the No Burn Day restrictions until midnight tonight - meaning no wood or outdoor fires will be allowed today.
December 24, 2012
Officials with the Tonto National Forest will be holding public meetings over the next two months. They want to get input on possible changes to the forest’s 215 developed recreation sites.They acknowledge changes are likely coming.
December 24, 2012

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