KJZZ News

Arizona Real Estate After The Great Recession
It’s almost impossible to overstate the impact, positive and negative, that real estate and construction have on Arizona’s economy. When the Great Recession hit, the Valley’s housing market was pummeled.
Sept. 20, 2013
Colorado River Fundraising Drive Planned For This Weekend
A coalition of environmental groups is launching a fundraising drive for Saturday.  They will be trying to restore part of the overtaxed Colorado River that has become more desert than delta. Conservationists from Mexico and the U.
Sept. 20, 2013
The Zozobra Goes Up In Flames
A nearly century old New Mexico tradition involves the burning of a 50 foot tall effigy along with the world's gloom.
Sept. 20, 2013
Rare Crocodiles Hatch At Phoenix Reptile Rescue
The Phoenix Herpetological Society is celebrating the first breeding of rare Nile crocodiles. Cronkite News says, the birth of 11 crocodiles is a boost for a species that’s increasingly rare in the wild.
Sept. 20, 2013
Prescott Given Survivor Tree Seedling
A piece of 9/11 history will soon be taking root in Prescott. The city was presented with a seedling Wednesday from a tree rescued from the rubble of the terror attacks in New York City. Prescott received the gift in honor of its resiliency after the loss of 19 elite fire fighters in June.
Sept. 20, 2013
New Aspect To Admission Process Proposed For TUSD High School
The Tucson Unified School District has been under court supervision for decades as part of a mandate to desegregate its schools. This week, the district proposed a new part of the admissions process for the selective University High School.
Sept. 20, 2013
Suspect Flees From Police, Falls Off Cliff
A Kingman man is recovering after falling off a cliff while he was trying to run from police. Mohave County Sheriff’s deputy Rusty Cooper says 30-year-old Michael Caughlin faces a number of charges after driving off when he was stopped, and running away on foot when his car got stuck.
Sept. 20, 2013
American Airlines and US Airways Employees Rally In Washington, DC
It's the latest on the stalled merger between American Airlines and Tempe-based US Airways. The carriers had high hopes of completing that merger by the end of this month, but a suit filed by the Department of Justice and several states including Arizona has put those on hold.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ StoryCorps: Finding Purpose & Love
( Phoenix, AZ ) In this AZ-Edition of StoryCorps, Cassie Campa has a candid discussion with her friend and mentor Heather Walsh about escaping abusive relationships and self-loathing to discover purpose and love.
Sept. 20, 2013
Wallow Fire Affects one of the White Mountains Main Industries
The state’s biggest wildfire is more than 90 percent contained.  And, while cleanup continues in the forest…business and tourism officials in parts of the White Mountains are trying to salvage their high season.
Sept. 20, 2013
Post Wallow Fire: Wildlife Looking for Food and Shelter
Residents in Eastern Arizona can expect more contact with wildlife following the worst wildfire in Arizona history. The Wallow Fire burned more than 538-thousand acres, including prime habitat for several species of animals.
Sept. 20, 2013
Unloading the House, Untying the Knot
Splitting up is never easy, but now divorce is a nightmare. Roughly three million marriages have ended since the nation’s housing crisis began. And lawyers have little choice but to write provisions into divorce decrees that can tie estranged couples together for years after the marriage is over.
Sept. 20, 2013
Elvis Opens at the MIM
An exhibit highlighting Elvis Presley opens Saturday morning at the Musical Instrument Museum in Northeast Phoenix.  As KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports, the display pays tribute to the King of Rock and Roll.
Sept. 20, 2013
Congressman Grijalva Urges Keeping Options Open
Congressman Raul Grijalva talks to host Steve Goldstein about the people most likely to feel the effects reducing the deficit and lowering our country's debts.Grijalva voted against raising the debt ceiling, and says that all options should be on the table to get the United States out of its deficit.
Sept. 20, 2013
Count Basie Special
There is something about the way Count Basie could swing that is like nothing else.  His band was a well oiled machine that knew the charts by heart and played with joy and precision.  Bill Basie's dream as a kid was to play piano in the band, and he did so much more than that, creating a legacy of swing and big band style that is all his own.
Sept. 20, 2013
Drug Behind Birth Defects Studied for Alzheimers Treatment
A drug that caused severe birth defects 50 years ago is undergoing a clinical trial in the valley.  The Banner Sun Health Research Institute in Sun City is conducting a study of thalidomide to see if it can stop the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
Sept. 20, 2013
How Can Technology Drive Growth in the Southwest?
Share your thoughts with KJZZ's Changing America Desk by clicking here!
Sept. 20, 2013
Border Governors Conference - 20 Years
Paul Atkinson fills in for Steve Golstein...Twenty years ago the annual Border Governor's Conference started as an opportunity for governors along the US/Mexico border to meet and find solutions to shared problems.
Sept. 20, 2013
Cortes Out of Recall Election
November’s recall election is back down to two candidates…after Olivia Cortes withdrew from the race today.  In a statement, Cortes says, in part, quote…due to the constant intimidation and harassment of me, my family, friends, and neighbors I have decided to drop out of the race for state senator in LD 18.
Sept. 20, 2013
Share The Stories Of Your Community!
We want to hear the stories of your community. Do you feel safe where you live? What challenges has your town faced?
Sept. 20, 2013

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