KJZZ News

A five-part series during Morning Edition examining education in Arizona.
February 21, 2013
Last month, the city of Glendale opened a new court specially designed for the mentally ill. Advocates say it’s a critical issue; according to an analysis of government data by the Treatment Advocacy Center, mentally ill people in Arizona are nearly ten times more likely to be in the criminal justice system than in hospitals.
February 21, 2013
The University of Arizona broke ground Thursday on a new cancer center at Saint Joseph Medical Center. The downtown Phoenix clinic will be a second hub for the University of Arizona’s nationally designated Comprehensive Cancer Center for the Southwest region, which is centered in Tuscon.
February 21, 2013
Critics of Arizona public schools have long worried that our children are falling behind. Business leaders have asked lawmakers to make changes to the public school system so that they’ll have the workforce they need for the future.
February 21, 2013
It doesn't happen often, and it's always a surprise when it does, but we had what amounted to snow in the Valley on Wednesday afternoon. A rainbow is visible near Papago Peak amid the storm clouds Wednesday.
February 21, 2013
The Gila River Indian Tribal council called for an investigation yesterday into a group that wants to route a freeway through the Gila River Indian Reservation. The South Mountain freeway project has been 30 years in the making.
February 21, 2013
Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane will deliver his State of the City address Thursday morning. He’ll give the speech in downtown Scottsdale – the city is currently working with some businesses in that part of town to address security concerns, after a bouncer at a bar was stabbed to death last month.
February 21, 2013
U.S. 89 in northern Arizona has been closed until further notice due to a sizable section of the highway which has buckled and collapsed about 25 miles south of Page. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports.
February 20, 2013
Baseball Hall of Fame broadcaster Joe Garagiola will not be returning to the Arizona Diamondbacks this summer. At a press conference Wednesday, Garagiola said he's retiring. The 87-year-old says he's in good health, but ready to spend more time with his wife.
February 20, 2013
Winter weather has prompted transportation officials to close sections of U.S. 60 just east of the Valley. While it’s been raining in the Phoenix area for most of Wednesday, and snowing for a while in the high country, ADOT’s Garin Goff says the winter weather is not limited to the higher elevations.
February 20, 2013
Arts companies in the Valley and the state have struggled to find enough financial support--corporate and otherwise--to stay in business. Matt Lehrman, former Executive Director of Alliance for Audience and Show Up dot com, explains the challenges and whether they can be overcome.
February 20, 2013
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton came to the studio to talk about Proposition 201, which would reform the city's pension system, and when Phoenix will repeal its food tax. Host Steve Goldstein shares a laugh with Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton at the KJZZ studio.
February 20, 2013
Builder confidence in the national market for newly built, single-family homes was virtually unchanged in February. But as KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports, the Western region does seem to be making progress.
February 19, 2013
A European-based software development company has selected Arizona for its U.S. headquarters. The governor’s office announced the arrival of Stealth Software will bring 200 tech jobs to the state. PETER O’DOWD: The company’s European headquarters are split between Luxembourg and the Netherlands.
February 19, 2013
Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputies are underpaid. A 5 percent cut could force the justice courts to close two courtrooms. That’s what Maricopa County supervisors heard at the last of many budget hearings Tuesday morning.
February 19, 2013
The Arizona Senate is scheduled to vote Monday on whether to give voters a chance to re-think a decision they made less than three years ago. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The proposal would ask voters to move the deadline for filing initiative petition signatures from four months before an election, to six months prior.
February 16, 2013
At-risk students at the Career Success charter school district have been exposed to teaching methods that have ties to the Church of Scientology, according to former teachers and administrators.Those ex-employees said materials they were asked to use in the classroom crossed the line that separates religion and public schools.
February 15, 2013
In the wake of Sept. 11, the Centers for Disease Control has been encouraging counties across the country to prepare for disasters with mass fatalities. In depopulated areas, however, it’s not always easy.
February 15, 2013
The announced merger of US Airways and American Airlines is the latest in a series of such moves over the last decade. There have been half a dozen mergers involving major air carriers and equal number involving smaller regional airlines.
February 15, 2013
Several local restaurants have clustered in a central Phoenix neighborhood. One hang-out spot at Central and Indian School in Phoenix. (Photo by Nick Blumberg - KJZZ) KJZZ's Mark Brodie speaks with food writer Gwen Ashley Walters about why that's happened, and what it's meant for the area.
February 15, 2013

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