KJZZ News

  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
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu has been cleared in an investigation into whether he abused his authority. Earlier this year, Sheriff Babeu’s former boyfriend Jose Orozco revealed Babeu is gay and claimed Babeu threatened him with deportation.
August 31, 2012
A new report from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows Arizona teen-agers are vaccinated at higher rates than the rest of the country in some cases. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
August 31, 2012
  Pianist Gene Harris is known for his blues infused soul jazz.  From 1956 to 1970 he recorded with The Three Sounds,.  He retired to Idaho in 1970, but 8 years later Ray Brown got him to come out of retirement and play with his trio.
August 30, 2012
The League of Arizona Cities and Towns’ annual conference concludes today in Scottsdale. As KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports, the league’s president is focused on collaboration between rural and urban communities.
August 30, 2012
The national groups working to elect both Democrats and Republicans to Congress are targeting the same three Arizona districts this fall. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Both the National Republican Congressional Committee and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee consider districts one, two and nine winnable in November.
August 30, 2012
After last week’s primary election there were winners and losers. The winners move on, the rest clean up and state law says they have to do it quickly. Campaign signs in Phoenix (Photo by Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez - KJZZ)By September 12 political candidates not moving on to the general election must remove their campaign signs from the public rights of way.
August 30, 2012
The City of Phoenix and Valley Metro celebrated the ongoing expansion of the light rail system Thursday morning by unveiling the markers for a new light rail route. The extension will help serve neighborhoods where the percentage of residents without cars is twice the county average.
August 30, 2012
The U.S. Commerce Department has sent a representative to the Southwest to promote cross-border trade with Mexico. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, the message is that border states are missing an opportunity.
August 29, 2012
A federal appeals court has ruled that two Phoenix newspaper executives can pursue a civil suit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for violating their First Amendment rights and making a false arrest, among other claims.
August 29, 2012
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August 29, 2012
The National Republican Congressional Committee says it’s optimistic about three potential swing districts in Arizona. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.MARK BRODIE: The NRCC’s executive director singled out Districts 1, 2 and 9.
August 29, 2012
There were more than 16,000 reported cases of Valley Fever in Arizona last year and probably more than 30,000 unreported cases.Dr. John Galgiani of the Valley Fever Center for Excellence at the University of Arizona says improved research and diagnosis are needed to treat Valley Fever and keep the illness from being life-threatening.
August 29, 2012
Attorney General and Acting Governor Tom Horne explains why he's acting to block full implementation of the state's medical marijuana program.Horne says his efforts are based on the law rather than his personal opinion about medical marijuana.
August 29, 2012
Paul Johnson, Chairman of the Open Elections/Open Government initiative, talks about legal efforts to get the proposition on November's ballot.Johnson says the Maricopa County Elections Department was wrong when it decided initiative supporters didn't turn in enough valid petition signatures.
August 29, 2012
Chris Herstam,  former gubernatorial Chief of Staff, and Bob Grossfeld, President and C-E-O of the Media Guys, talk about what Tuesday's primary election results mean for November.Herstam and Grossfeld dissect David Schweikert's defeat of fellow incumbent Congressman Ben Quayle in the Sixth Congressional District G-O-P primary.
August 29, 2012

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