KJZZ News

Consultant says Obama campaign wont hurt Arizona Democrats
Political consultant says President Barack Obama's campaign pulling out of Arizona won't hurt other candidates down the ticket.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: Earlier this week, President Barack Obama’s Campaign Manager Jim Messina said Arizona was an enticing prospect, but the campaign wouldn’t be putting any more resources toward winning the state on Nov.
Sept. 20, 2013
Voters eager to go to the polls
Across the country voters are casting their vote from the presidential race to local races like U.S. Senate and Congress.  Some waited in long lines at polling places. NADINE ARROYO RODRIGUEZ: Polling places in the east valley opened at 6 a.
Sept. 20, 2013
Southern Arizona congressional surprise
Martha McSally challenged Congressman Ron Barber and has surprised many observers by keeping the race too close to call. Tucson Weekly's Jim Nintzel talks about McSally's appeal and whether former Representative Gabrielle Giffords' popularity should have meant more for Rep.
Sept. 20, 2013
US Airways merger could cost Valley thousands of jobs, millions of dollars
A valley organization is calling attention to the impact of the potential merger between bankrupt American Airlines and Tempe-based US Airways. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports.NICK BLUMBERG: US Airways and American have been meeting confidentially since the end of August.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix groups looking to fill empty lots with gardens
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton has unveiled a new project that will create temporary public space on land just north of downtown that currently sits vacant. As KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports, project planners hope this lot can be a model for other empty plots of land around the city.
Sept. 20, 2013
Stores open for Black Friday even earlier -- on Thursday
After finishing dinner and washing the dishes, many Arizonans may head out to their local big box retailer. Some stores have begun opening at midnight on Black Friday, some are even opening late Thanksgiving night.
Sept. 20, 2013
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.
Sept. 20, 2013
Private colleges eye Phoenix suburbs
Starting next year, Phoenix suburbs will be flush with something they’ve never had much of before: private non-profit colleges. Eight new schools are gearing up for satellite campuses in Peoria and Mesa.
Sept. 20, 2013
Master-planned communities must create legacy of innovation
Thursday, we reported on a new master-planned community on the site of the former General Motors proving grounds in Mesa. The development could eventually include 15,000 houses, along with parks, shopping areas, and office towers.
Sept. 20, 2013
Planned outage for KJZZ website
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.
Sept. 20, 2013
Kyl makes final remarks to U.S. Senate
Retiring Arizona Senator Jon Kyl gave his farewell address to the U.S. Senate today. Kyl, who is leaving Congress after 26 years, including 18 years in the Senate, spoke for nearly half an hour. His speech focused on policy issues rather than remembrances of his career.
Sept. 20, 2013
ADEQ wont ask for more state funding
As the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality marks its 25th year, the agency’s director says it’s providing high-quality service despite budget cuts.From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Changing of the guard in Maricopa County
After more than a decade with the same five members, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors will have two newcomers. Steve Chucri discusses his priorities as he succeeds Don Stapley. Michelle Ye Hee Lee of the Arizona Republic considers how the political dynamic of the Board will change.
Sept. 20, 2013
County enforcing no-burn days with fewer inspectors
The county Air Quality department has received more than 300 complaints of residents violating "no-burn" days this winter. But the department has fewer inspectors to help enforce that restriction than in past years.
Sept. 20, 2013
2013 Legislative session preview
Arizona's 2013 legislative session starts on Jan. 14 with Governor Jan Brewer's State of the State address. Now that Republicans no longer have super-majorities in the House and Senate -- and the state's economy is on the upswing -- some observers expect lawmakers to focus on K-12 education and AHCCCS funding.
Sept. 20, 2013
Kingman says water system is clean despite complaints
Some residents of northwest Arizona are less than happy about their drinking water. KJZZ's Dennis Lambert reports. The city of Kingman has had to flush its water system, as a result of resident complaints.
Sept. 20, 2013
Released Mexican gray wolf doing well in the wild
A male Mexican gray wolf recently released in Arizona's Apache Sitgreaves National Forest is doing well. The release was timed to coincide with normal early season breeding activities. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Trimming ficus trees now is a bad idea
The recent four-day freeze damaged ficus trees across the Valley. If you’re wondering what to do with the tree in your yard? Just leave it alone. Ficus tree (Photo by Rick Gould - KJZZ)NADINE ARROYO RODRIGUEZ: Ficus trees lose about a foot of growth after a freezing cold snap.
Sept. 20, 2013

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