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In his book, Walkable City, Jeff Speck argues that 'walkable' cities are good for our health, environment and economy. Speck joins Steve Goldstein and downtown Phoenix advocate Sean Sweat to talk about how to make cities more walkable and what it would take to make Phoenix fit that description.
January 30, 2013
Police are looking for the man -- identified as Arthur D. Harmon -- who allegedly shot three people in a north Central Phoenix office complex Wednesday morning, killing one and injuring several. The shooting took place on the same day that hearings on legislation to address gun violence were convened in Washington, with former Arizona Rep.
January 30, 2013
Drug experts say synthetic drugs can be more addictive than other drugs because the strength varies from one product to another. Now a bill aimed at outlawing synthetic drugs, such as bath salts and spice, is making its way through the Arizona legislature.
January 29, 2013
In his new book, Heat: Adventures in the World’s Fiery Places, Bill Streever writes about how heat has affected humans and the world.KJZZ's Steve Goldstein talks with Streever about why we choose to live in hot places and how heat continues to impact our lives.
January 29, 2013
State lawmakers appear to be fast-tracking measures that would give money to Child Protective Services, and the state’s Independent Redistricting Commission. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more.
January 29, 2013
Legendary Phoenix television news anchor Bill Close has died at the age of 91.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: Close worked for 29 years at Channel Ten in Phoenix—then known as KOOL—as news anchor and Vice President for News until he retired in 1993.
January 28, 2013
Phoenix has more than 5,000 miles of streets and roadways. And after this weekend’s rains many of those roads have news hazards -- potholes. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports city crews are working overtime to patch them.
January 28, 2013
Benedictine University is hiring eight new faculty members for its satellite campus in Mesa. Judy Baker answers questions for prospective students at Benedictine University's branch campus in Mesa. (File photo by Peter O'Dowd - KJZZ)Arizona’s first Catholic university will begin classes this fall.
January 28, 2013
Coconino County officials are alerting motorists and people in the back-country areas of possible avalanches in the San Francisco peaks through at least Tuesday. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports.
January 28, 2013
A man wrongfully accused of murdering an Arizona couple in 1963 says he’s not dwelling on the 37 years he spent in prison. KJZZ’s Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez spoke to Bill Macumber, who was released with help from the Arizona Justice Project back in November.
January 28, 2013
Six years after a promising, bipartisan push to reform U.S. immigration policy was upended in Congress, a so-called Gang of Eight Senators officially revived the effort today. The group—led by Democrat Charles Schumer of New York and Arizona Republican John McCain—says its proposal is comprehensive, including making the southern border more secure and creating an eventual path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
January 28, 2013
Even as President Barack Obama and military officials plan for the end of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan, tens of thousands of American servicemen and women are being deployed to that war zone. One hundred Arizona National Guardsmen will be the latest to head overseas.
January 28, 2013
President Barack Obama is expected to begin his push for immigration reform next week. Today he met with several members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus at the White House to discuss plans for the legislation.
January 25, 2013
One of the Valley's premier hiking trails is about to be spruced up. But, as KJZZ's Dennis Lambert reports, that means this weekend is the last time you'll be able to use it for about nine months. DENNIS LAMBERT: The Echo Canyon Trail on Camelback Mountain will be closed on Monday, according to David Urbanato of the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, who says the trail is overdue for repairs.
January 25, 2013
The Center for the Future of Arizona has released a follow-up to it's 2009 report, called "The Arizona We Want 2.0." KJZZ's Mark Brodie speaks with Lattie Coor about the updated version.
January 25, 2013
Sales of new homes in the Western U.S. were down in December. Nationwide, new home sales fell in December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 369,000, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.
January 25, 2013
Mexico's Federal Electoral Institute has confirmed that the country's new president's party spent more than $5 million through electronic cash cards during last year's presidential campaign.Opposition parties say the money represented illicit campaign financing, but the institute said it found no evidence of that.
January 24, 2013
The U.S. Census Bureau released a new report showing a growing national trend in college degree attainment; Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate degrees are on the rise. One Arizona university is keeping up.
January 24, 2013
A mammoth manufacturing and industrial center  will soon open in Avondale. Right now there are no tenants for the facility. Developers and the city are confident that is going to change. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports city leaders believe it is another sign of a rebounding economy in the West Valley.
January 23, 2013
The public interest group says the City of Phoenix is not open enough about how it spends taxpayer money. The group released a report Wednesday that gave Phoenix a below-average rating. NADINE ARROYO RODRIGUEZ: The Arizona Public Interest Research Group, known as PIRG, gave the city of Phoenix a ‘D’ for spending transparency.
January 23, 2013

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