KJZZ News

  From Lionel Hampton to Gary Burton the vibes have had a unique place in jazz.  Whether with a big band or in a combo, the sound is like no other and blends with horns, guitars and even the piano.
September 05, 2012
Glendale residents will get a chance vote on a sales tax initiative in November.The Arizona Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to review a lower court ruling that placed the measure on the ballot.A group called Save Glendale Now backed the initiative, which was challenged by the city.
September 05, 2012
A key part of Arizona's controversial immigration law, SB 1070, will soon take effect. A coalition of civil rights groups wanted the provision blocked, but a federal judge denied their request Wednesday.
September 05, 2012
The Phoenix Coyotes ownership situation has been a stress-inducer for local hockey fans, the National Hockey League, and Glendale residents and elected officials. Earlier this summer it seemed that former San Jose Sharks president Greg Jamison was ready to take over, but more complications popped up, both with Jamison and the City of Glendale.
September 05, 2012
The proposed Open Government/Open Elections initiative has been in court a lot lately. Opponents question the validity of a number of petition signatures, but the proposition has survived so far, and the Arizona Supreme Court will have a say.
September 05, 2012
This year marks the 20th anniversary of NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement. It was intended to remove barriers to trade and provide an overall economic boom. Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business Professor Arnold Maltz discusses NAFTA's impact on Arizona's trade with Mexico and the increasing trend of nearshoring, the practice of moving production plants from China to Mexico.
September 05, 2012
The Hopi tribe will be one of the first Native American nations to increase criminal sentences under a 2010 law. The Tribal Law and Order Act is aimed at curbing crime in native communities, particularly decreasing violence against women.
September 05, 2012
Phoenix’s city golf courses are in a serious financial hole, according to a new study. There are several possible solutions, and the city is looking for the public’s input.  Papago Golf Course in Phoenix, one of the city's eight municipal courses.
September 05, 2012
Texas Public Radio’s Ryan Loyd reports from the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, on the impact the Latino vote will have on this election and in the future."Comprehensive immigration reform" are household words that give Democrats hope for the future.
September 05, 2012
Janitors who clean Sky Harbor International Airport gathered Tuesday night to protest their working conditions. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, the group has tried unsuccessfully to assemble a union.
September 04, 2012
Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, along with her husband, Mark Kelly, officially launched her political action committee Tuesday. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: Gabby PAC will be co-chaired by Robert Reich, a Democrat, and Trey Grayson, a Republican.
September 04, 2012
Ranchers in Arizona -- and across the US -- are cutting back beef production to stay in business. The shrinking cattle market is at its lowest level in 60 years. Cattle round-up at W Dart Rach in Cottonwood, Arizona.
September 04, 2012
The state office of highway safety has released updated numbers on how many people were stopped for DUI over the Labor Day weekend. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports.Between last Wednesday and late Tuesday morning, 564 people were arrested for DUI in Arizona.
September 04, 2012
U.S. home prices increased nearly 4 percent between July 2011 and July 2012, according to a private realty tracking firm. But in Arizona, gains were well above the national average. Real estate data provider CoreLogic said Tuesday home prices rose an average of 3.
September 04, 2012
Calderon's six-year presidential term ends this year, and Mexican law prohibits him from running again.In his State of the Nation speech, Calderon said he expanded and cleaned up Mexico's police force and created more than 2 million jobs -- twice as many as his predecessor, Vicente Fox.
September 04, 2012
  Horace Silver has written some of the most memorable tunes in jazz, like Song for My Father and Sister Sadie, .  From modal jazz to hard bop he brought magical grooves and rhythms to his sound.
September 03, 2012
The Education Department is requiring the state of Arizona to offer language instruction to tens of thousands of students who are not proficient in English.A federal civil rights investigation found that 42,000 students were misidentified as "Proficient in English.
September 03, 2012
Low interest rates and a shrinking supply of foreclosed homes are driving buyers back into the new home market.  As KJZZ’s Al Macias reports, the Valley’s homebuilding industry is showing signs of life after one of the biggest slowdowns in history.
September 03, 2012
The official end of the Valley's monsoon season is two weeks away, but there still may be plenty of dust storms to come and more cases of Valley fever.Valley fever is a condition that hits Arizonans hard and is often misdiagnosed.
September 03, 2012
The U-S Department of Justice has dropped its criminal investigation into Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and other high-ranking county officials.PETER O'DOWD: The Justice Department was investigating Arpaio for his role in failed public corruption cases against county officials who were at odds with him.
August 31, 2012

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