Herb Paine: Phoenix Rising?
We’re in the playoffs now, where cities compete for the gold crown, and winning requires that you field the best of your players, move the bases, and hit strategic home runs.It’s not baseball I’m talking about, however, but the great perennial contest among metropolitan areas for competitive advantage -- for high ratings as winning places where businesses and families want to live, work, play, and stay.
Oct. 31, 2012
Health officials monitoring local connection to meningitis outbreak
Twenty five people have died and hundreds more have contracted fungal meningitis from contaminated steroid injections. As KJZZ's Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports, two Arizona residents are linked to the outbreak.
Oct. 30, 2012
Arizona on stand-by to help Hurricane Sandy recovery
Arizonans could be heading east, to help with recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: FEMA has put the Phoenix Fire Department’s Urban Search and Rescue Team on stand-by alert, which means it could be deployed.
Oct. 30, 2012
Advisory board tells BLM to sterilize some wild horses
A citizen advisory panel has recommended sterilizing some of the wild horses and burros that live on federal land in the West. The Bureau of Land Management already uses vaccines to slow down horse reproduction and rounds them up for adoption, but there are thousands of those horses in captivity.
Oct. 30, 2012
How US Airways is coping with the effects of Sandy
The East Coast is struggling to deal with the effects of Hurricane Sandy. And one of the major impacts has involved air transportation. Airports are closed, flights being canceled throughout the northeast.
Oct. 30, 2012
Hurricane Sandy disrupts Sky Harbor schedule
The powerful impact that Hurricane Sandy is having on air travel could affect carriers and travelers for a few days after the storm has passed. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports.LYNN KELLY: The intense winds and damaging downpour from Sandy have led to thousands of canceled flights—domestic and international.
Oct. 29, 2012
Early voting sets record in Maricopa County
The number of people voting early in Maricopa County continues to increase.  Early voting ballots at the Maricopa County Recorder's Office. (Photo by Al Macias - KJZZ) Elections officials say more than 400,00 early ballots had been returned as of mid-day Friday.
Oct. 29, 2012
Arizona spends $640,000 on immigration training
PHOENIX (Associated Press) — Police agencies in Arizona have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars training officers to enforce the state's 2010 immigration law, despite claims from supporters that it wasn't going to cost much extra for the state's 15,000 officers to carry out the statute.
Oct. 29, 2012
County recorder
The Maricopa County Recorder’s Office is launching a Spanish-language voter awareness program, in hopes of avoiding possible confusion about the date of the Nov. 6 general election. This comes after County Recorder Helen Purcell announced that two pieces of printed information with the incorrect date had been distributed.
Oct. 26, 2012
Public transit in Valley might be getting more expensive
Valley Metro is asking for feedback on proposed fare increases on public transit. KJZZ's Mark Brodie speaks with ASU's Aaron Golub about what the 25-50 cent rise in fares might mean for passengers, and for the transit agency itself.
Oct. 26, 2012
Arizona Supreme Court Justice fighting to keep his job
Arizona Supreme Court Justice John Pelander has taken the unusual step of officially setting up a committee to help in his efforts to keep his job. He’s up for retention on the current ballot, and several groups are encouraging voters to kick him off the state’s high court.
Oct. 26, 2012
NHL games canceled through November
More bad news for the Phoenix Coyotes. The NHL is ready to cancel games through the end of November. Meantime, the Coyotes continue to be owned by the League, with prospective owner Greg Jamieson unable to close the deal, because of the player lockout and efforts by the City of Glendale to rework its 20-year, $324 million deal with him.
Oct. 26, 2012
BLM to announce solar-energy zone in Yuma County
The Bureau of Land Management is set to announce Friday that it has designated about 25-hundred acres in Yuma County as a new solar-energy zone. The government hopes to speed development of renewable energy by identifying sites suitable for such projects and streamlining the process for approving them.
Oct. 26, 2012
Mexican artifacts returned
More than 4,000 archaeological artifacts looted from Mexico and seized in the United States have been returned to Mexican authorities.KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more.U.S. officials displayed the relics at the Mexican consulate in El Paso before handing them over during a ceremony.
Oct. 25, 2012
Mark Grace facing felony DUI charges
Former Arizona Diamondbacks player and broadcaster Mark Grace faces felony charges in connection with his DUI arrest two months ago. The Maricopa County Attorney’s office announced the indictment Thursday.
Oct. 25, 2012
Phoenix tries new approach to homelessness
The City of Phoenix is launching a new initiative aimed at ending homelessness. Under the plan, money that now goes to homeless services will go into housing, at no extra cost to taxpayers. City Manager David Cavazos explains what the new strategy can do for the chronically homeless.
Oct. 25, 2012
Teens arrested after videotaped bullying
Police in the border city of San Luis say they've arrested three high school students in the videotaped bullying of a classmate. Two 15-year-old boys and a 15-year-old girl were arrested Wednesday. They face charges of threatening and intimidating, assault, harassment, disorderly conduct and interfering with an educational institution.
Oct. 25, 2012
Arizona criticized for failing to monitor charter schools
The U.S. Department of Education's Inspector General has criticized the state education departments of Florida, California, and Arizona for failing to properly track if charter schools meet federal regulations, and how they spend government money.
Oct. 25, 2012
Governor Brewer
Governor Jan Brewer’s political action committee has jumped into two more Arizona congressional races. The Center for Responsible Politics says Jan PAC spent about $27,000 on mailers supporting Republican Martha McSally in Congressional District 2.
Oct. 25, 2012
Preserving African culture through photography
More than thirty years ago, Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher met in Kenya. Since then, they've traveled to forty countries and explored at least one hundred fifty African cultures. The renowned photographers and filmmakers have also collaborated on fifteen books.
Oct. 24, 2012