KJZZ News

KJZZ's Dennis Lambert sat down with Arizona Highways Editor Robert Stieve to discuss the publication's Issue of the Century.
January 20, 2012
Arizona’s unemployment rate was flat last month, staying at 8.7 percent.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The state lost 3,000 jobs in December, adding 4,100 private sector positions.
January 19, 2012
Banks are lending more money in response to more demand from consumers and businesses. As KJZZ's Terry Ward reports, experts say it's another sign that the U.S. economy is rebounding. TERRY WARD: The top U.
January 19, 2012
The Valley’s housing market is once again becoming a good one for homesellers. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports. STEVE GOLDSTEIN: Many potential homebuyers are still facing obstacles when it comes to getting approved for a loan.
January 19, 2012
The latest figures show the number of home foreclosures in Valley continues to go down, and analysts say the area has been able to ride out the worst wave. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports.
January 19, 2012
The State Department of Health Services says Arizona’s flu season continues to be relatively mild. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports. STEVE GOLDSTEIN: In the first week of 2012, the Department of Health Services documented seven confirmed cases of influenza—which occurred in four Arizona counties.
January 19, 2012
A group of doctors, scholars and policy makers is meeting today to discuss how they can improve rural health care access in Arizona. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Weston Phippen reports.  WESTON PHIPPEN: The border, desert, mountain communities and remote Native American reservations can make basic things like regular checkups difficult.
January 19, 2012
Copper theft has been on the rise in Arizona over the past several years. New bills in the state legislature may help to curtail theft by making copper more difficult to resell. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg has more.
January 19, 2012
 Computer problems are plaguing Arizona State University this morning.  The school has been forced to shut down its ASURITE system, the one students and staff use to log into classes and access other online services.
January 19, 2012
President Obama will be in Phoenix next week. His re-election campaign is focusing on Arizona, but pollsters are skeptical he’ll be able to win the state.O'DOWD: The president’s five-state tour comes to Phoenix Wednesday.
January 18, 2012
A designer ahead of his time, Frank Lloyd Wright left his mark across the valley. Even after his death he continues to be a prominent figure in the architecture and city planning that shapes Arizona. Wright’s former apprentice Vern Swaback gives his take on the architect, and how Wright regarded nature as the great teacher.
January 18, 2012
Director of the Arizona Department of Health Services Will Humble talks about moving forward with Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Program. He explains possible roadblocks and an estimated timeline for opening dispensaries.
January 18, 2012
Real estate experts Mike Orr, creator of the Cromford Report, and John Wake of the website Real Estate Notebook talk about improvements they’ve seen in Arizona’s housing market…and the state finally recovering from the popped bubble.
January 18, 2012
Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona is running for the open U.S. Senate seat this year. Carmona hopes to solve problems so that the government serves the people. Carmona thinks that foreign policy needs to evolve into more contemporary terms to create stability.
January 18, 2012
????A hard freeze blanketed parts of California, threatening the nation's largest citrus market. Early indications are that the damage is minimal but it'll be a few days before growers can assess the damage.
January 18, 2012
Republicans and Democrats each benefit from new legislative and congressional districts approved by the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission. The AIRC also created districts that don’t overwhelmingly favor either party.
January 17, 2012
The Department of Justice says the Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is trying to further delay the civil rights investigation into his department.  Arpaio has asked for more information from the feds.
January 17, 2012
A state senate committee Wednesday morning is scheduled to take up a measure to ban cell phones behind the wheel…but only for some drivers.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.  MARK BRODIE:  Senate Bill 1056 would apply to drivers younger than 18, who have had their licenses for less than six months.
January 17, 2012
Latinos are the largest ethnic minority group in the Southwest and the fastest-growing group nationwide. More than one-third of Latino students are English Language Learners and, according to Department of Education data, they consistently perform poorly on state tests and have lower graduation rates than whites and Asians.
January 17, 2012
Ahmad Daniels is the author of "To Your Journey: Forty Clues to Self-Actualization for African American Men Workbook," and its revision, "To Your Journey: Forty Clues to Self-Actualization for African America and Beyond.
January 17, 2012

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