KJZZ News

Veteran Stories: Eric Batory on recovering from PTSD
It’s hard to know how many veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are suffering from the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder. We know that the number receiving government compensation for those conditions went up more than 200 percent in the last decade.
Nov. 28, 2012
Prospects for comprehensive immigration reform
The results of this month's elections have revived the possibility of Congress passing comprehensive immigration reform. Former Immigration and Naturalization Services Commissioner Doris Meissner and Clint Bolick, co-author of a forthcoming book on immigration reform with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, discuss what immigration reform would look like.
Nov. 28, 2012
A Dreamer
Daniel Rodriguez of Somos America explains why he thinks the Senate-proposed Achieve Act isn't a serious attempt at immigration reform. Rodriguez says comprehensive reform is an important goal that will make young people like him, who were brought to the U.
Nov. 28, 2012
Comic book creator and entrepreneur Todd McFarlane
Comic book artist, baseball collector and entrepreneur Todd McFarlane has a new book that combines the elements of an autobiography and a coffee table art book. It's called The Art of Todd McFarlane: The Devil's in the Details.
Nov. 28, 2012
Undersea explorer Kenny Broad
Environmental Anthropologist Kenny Broad has focused his career on challenging expeditions to unexplored, underwater caves. He's attempted to make connections to scientific challenges and their impact above ground, including climate change.
Nov. 28, 2012
Senior community planned for GM Proving Grounds spot
Buyers of the GM Proving Grounds in east Mesa are formulating plans for the area. This includes an adult-living community. NADINE ARROYO RODRIGUEZ: Scottsdale-based home builder AV Homes and the New York investment company Jen Partners recently purchased more than 500 acres of the former GM Proving grounds for $32 million.
Nov. 28, 2012
Veterans: Help reporters cover the modern veteran
America is learning how to serve a new generation of veterans. More than 1.5 million people served in Afghanistan and Iraq and they are returning home to economic uncertainty, government bureaucracy, and a culture that doesn't always understand the experience of war.
Nov. 28, 2012
Glendale City Council approves arena management deal
The National Hockey League lockout is in its 74th day. The Phoenix Coyotes still don’t have an owner. But there is some good news for hockey in the desert after a decision Tuesday night in Glendale. By a 4-2 vote, the Glendale City Council approved a 20-year, $324 million arena management deal with likely Coyotes buyer Greg Jamison.
Nov. 28, 2012
Former GM Proving Grounds changing hands
More than 500 acres located on the former General Motors proving grounds in Mesa have changed hands and are expected to be turned into homes.The Phoenix Business Journal first reported that Scottsdale-based AV Homes and New York City’s JEN Partners have purchased 527 acres on the site of the former proving grounds for $32.
Nov. 27, 2012
Veteran Stories: Art Sloane advocates for vets
Arizona is home to more than half a million veterans and this week on Morning Edition we’re hearing the voices of veterans who came to us through KJZZ’s Public Insight Network. Art Sloane (Photo courtesy American Public Media)Coast Guard veteran Art Sloane was 70 years old when he started his Veterans Voice column in the Arizona Republic.
Nov. 27, 2012
Phoenix housing gains lead country
Home prices in Greater Phoenix rose faster in the past year than in any other metro area.In fact, the Case-Shiller Home-Price Indices show the Phoenix market leading the nation’s housing recovery. The metro area saw a 20 percent jump in housing prices compared to a year ago.
Nov. 27, 2012
Arizona appeals court ruling regarding Planned Parenthood
Arizona is appealing a ruling that allows Planned Parenthood to receive public funding through the state to provide health care services to women in need. The state is taking its case to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Nov. 27, 2012
University students will have one fewer fee in AZ
The Arizona Board of Regents voted Monday to suspend collection of a fee on all university students. The $2-a-semester fee funds the Arizona Students Association and is tacked on to tuition fees. It's not mandatory, but takes a written request within 21 days of the start of classes to opt out.
Nov. 27, 2012
NM peanut plant shut down by FDA
The Food and Drug Administration has shut down a New Mexico peanut butter processor after dozens of people in 20 states were sickened.  For the first time the FDA is using new enforcement authority it gained in 2011.
Nov. 27, 2012
Marijuana goes to school
A university in Northern California has formed an academic institute devoted to marijuana.Humboldt State University’s Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research plans to sponsor scholarly lectures and coordinate research among 11 faculty members from fields such as economics, geography, politics, psychology and sociology.
Nov. 26, 2012
Prison hooch suspected in botulism outbreak
Seven Arizona inmates have been hospitalized with suspected botulism poisoning. KJZZ's Jude Joffe-Block reports the culprit is believed to be homemade alcohol the inmates drank.JUDE JOFFE-BLOCK: Over the weekend, seven inmates at the State Prison Complex in Florence fell ill.
Nov. 26, 2012
Valley mayors call for reforming state
Several Valley mayors say they’re best suited to bring together lawmakers, community and education leaders to improve the state’s education system. Their first attempt is to create an education coalition made of mayors from across the state.
Nov. 26, 2012
Final canvass of votes approved in Maricopa County, with possible election changes on horizon
The final canvass of votes in Maricopa County was approved Monday. Though the vote count is over, possible changes to the election system could be on the way.  Although some vocal critics who said Maricopa County was tabulating ballots too slowly, County Recorder Helen Purcell said the count actually took one fewer day than in 2008, despite a big bump in early ballots turned in late and far more provisional ballots.
Nov. 26, 2012
Motorcycle club sues DPS, Coconino County Sheriff
A motorcycle club is suing the Department of Public Safety and the Coconino County Sheriff’s office for civil rights violations. The Sons of Hell club claim officers rousted them at gunpoint at a northern Arizona campsite last year where a man had just shot his wife and two others before taking his own life.
Nov. 26, 2012
Judges to hear arguments on partial sweep of fund for homeowners
A three-judge panel is set to hear arguments on whether the state legislature had the right to take money out of a fund for struggling homeowners. The money came from a multi-state settlement involving the mortgage practices of several major banks.
Nov. 26, 2012

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