KJZZ News

Mexico's new attorney general says there are many more cartels operating in the country than former President Felipe Calderon’s administration had claimed.Mexico’s Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam says as many as eighty small to medium drug cartels are operating in the nation, a large rise from the last government assessment.
December 18, 2012
At this time three years ago, the nation’s housing crisis set off waves of despair around the holiday season. That’s when KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd first met the White family from Glendale. The Whites were grappling with job loss, foreclosure, and the threat of bankruptcy.
December 18, 2012
As part of the nation's electoral college vote this morning, Arizona's 11 Republican presidential electors cast their votes for the Mitt Romney-Paul Ryan ticket at the state capitol. KJZZ's Jude Joffe-Block reports this final ceremony means the 2012 general election is officially behind us.
December 17, 2012
Schools in the Phoenix area are responding to last week's mass shooting in Connecticut. KJZZ's Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports districts are reaching out to parents to assure them of the security measures in place.
December 17, 2012
Three new wind turbines spin outside the Leupp Schools on the Navajo Nation. On the roof are enough solar panels to generate 10 kilowatts of electricity to help power the school while stimulating classroom learning.
December 17, 2012
Bullhead City officials are warning people intending to drive in northwest Arizona to be careful. They say wild burrows have increasingly become a big roadway hazard. City spokesman Steve Johnson says while most of the burros may be friendly, it's important to remember they're wild animals.
December 17, 2012
Schools on reservation lands are turning to solar and wind power to both power classrooms and provide some teaching tools. At the Moencopi Day School, on the Hopi reservation near Tuba City, solar panels have been installed to heat and cool the greenhouse.
December 17, 2012
There’s a new place for Jazz in Phoenix.  It’s called Jazz PHX and it’s the Valley’s connection to great jazz music and community jazz venues on 91.5 HD 2 and via streaming audio at jazz.kjzz.
December 17, 2012
Tempe police say a body discovered in Town Lake on Sunday has a "strong possibility" of being that of a missing ASU student. Sgt. Mike Pooley says the body has not yet been identified but there's a good chance it's that of 19-year-old Jack Culolias.
December 17, 2012
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery is asking an appeals court to block a lower court ruling that would force the county to approve zoning for a medical marijuana dispensary. KJZZ’s AL Macias reports the case centers on a proposed dispensary in Sun City.
December 14, 2012
A new report shows Arizona is ranked second nationwide in the capacity of its solar installations. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg has more.The report comes from the Solar Energy Industries Association, and looks at the third quarter of 2012.
December 14, 2012
KJZZ has suspended the End-Of-Year 2012 pledge drive to broadcast live coverage of the Connecticut school shootings. Special NPR news coverage will air until 2 p.m., followed by All Things Considered.The drawing for the Escape To Paris will still be held at 6 p.
December 14, 2012
Due to a computer network upgrade there is a planned outage of KJZZ.org from 11 p.m. Tuesday until 3 a.m. Wednesday. Live streaming audio will not be available while the website is down. We will do our best to minimize service interruptions, and thank our website users for their patience.
December 14, 2012
Arizona's poverty rate was among the highest in the country last year, according to new numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau.KJZZ's Mark Brodie speaks with Roe Goddard, Associate Professor at the Thunderbird School of Global Management about what that means for the state, and for business in Arizona.
December 14, 2012
The Valley Metro Board of Directors has approved a fare increase for public transit in the Phoenix area. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.MARK BRODIE: Starting on March first, it’ll cost a quarter more for local rides on the bus and light rail.
December 13, 2012
Maricopa County and its sheriff, Joe Arpaio, have lost a bid to dismiss a U.S. Department of Justice civil rights lawsuit. KJZZ's Jude Joffe-Block reports the suit was filed in May, and alleges systematic discrimination against Latinos.
December 13, 2012
The Real Arizona Coalition has presented a broad range of ideas for federal immigration reform. The bipartisan group is calling the foundation of its approach S.A.N.E. Pastor Warren Stewart, State Senator Steve Smith and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery talk about their differing opinions on the coalition's ideas and whether congress should consider them.
December 13, 2012
Arizona State University’s business school has named its new dean. The current dean, Robert Mittelstaedt, arrived in 2004 and is credited with boosting the W.P. Carey School of Business’s profile nationally and internationally.
December 12, 2012
Arizona State University President Michael Crow came to the desert ten years ago. On KJZZ's Here and Now, he talks about the future of higher education in Arizona--including Mesa's efforts to attract private college branches--and the impact of his first decade.
December 12, 2012
The government's investigation into the gunwalking program Operation Fast and Furious is wrapping up, with the sentencing Wednesday of some of the final suspects. But major questions remain about why federal officials decided allowing guns to be carried across the border was a good policy.
December 12, 2012

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