KJZZ News

Declining enrollment leads to Valley school closure
Education officials have voted to close Gilbert Junior High. Last night, the Governing Board of the Gilbert Unified School District voted to close the school's doors by the 2014-2015 school year, due to declining enrollment.
Sept. 20, 2013
Stanton promotes Phoenix Access to Care Ordinance proposal
The City of Phoenix is acting to help its hospitals serve the uninsured. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Dennis Lambert has more.DENNIS LAMBERT: Mayor Greg Stanton says the action is needed to help Valley hospitals weather the storm of unreimbursed costs, which at many hospitals have more than doubled over hte last few years.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mayors seek to improve schools through support
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is leading a group of mayors in an effort to improve Arizona schools. They say a sound educational system has a ripple effect throughout their communities and Arizona. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Citigroup unsure about housing market
Citigroup isn't as enthusiastic as its peers about a comeback in the housing market.From Phoenix, KJZZ's Steve Goldstein has more.Last week, executives at Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase declared that the long-struggling market had turned a corner.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mortgage settlement monitor wants to restore public trust
The monitor of the $25 billion national mortgage settlement is in the Valley today to talk about where the rights of homeowners fit in.From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: In February of this year, five of the largest banks in the U.
Sept. 20, 2013
Jon Kyls papers donated to the University of Arizona
Retiring U.S. Senator Jon Kyl is donating historical materials and papers that were collected during his 26 years in the House and Senate to the University of Arizona. Kyl discusses what the papers include and what he thinks scholars will discover.
Sept. 20, 2013
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.
Sept. 20, 2013
Prop 204, on the ballot again, could make tax permanent
Proposition 204 is on the Arizona ballot -- again. The one-cent sales tax voters approved in 2010 as a temporary measure could be extended permanently. The measure calls to keep the current sales tax and continue funding education.
Sept. 20, 2013
How billions of dollars in advertising affect the election
This is Election Day, and the political ads are about over. But it's been a months-long siege on voters. Tim McGuire of the Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University spoke with KJZZ's Dennis Lambert to discuss the impact of advertising on today's elections.
Sept. 20, 2013
Election Days effect on K-12 education in Arizona
Election Day was hit or miss for education-related issues in Arizona. Proposition 204, which would have made permanent a state sales tax increase--with most of the funds going toward education--was soundly rejected by voters.
Sept. 20, 2013
Cochise County officials can count 130 contested ballots
Attorneys for a supporter of the GOP candidate and Democratic nominee in Southern Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District have reached an agreement on what to do with 130 contested provisional ballots cast in Cochise County.
Sept. 20, 2013
Splendid Table Turkey Confidential - Live Thanksgiving Day
       Lynne Rossetto Kasper and her Splendid Table team are hosting their annual call-in special Turkey Confidential on Thanksgiving Day, 9-11 a.m. to help you with last-minute cooking tips and tricks.
Sept. 20, 2013
The Alzheimers Prevention Cookbook
Dr. Marwan Sabbagh, geriatric neurologist and Director of the Banner-Sun Health Research Institute, discusses the impact a healthy diet may have on preventing--or at least delaying--the onset of Alzheimer's Disease.
Sept. 20, 2013
Veteran Stories: Art Sloane advocates for vets
Arizona is home to more than half a million veterans and this week on Morning Edition we’re hearing the voices of veterans who came to us through KJZZ’s Public Insight Network. Art Sloane (Photo courtesy American Public Media)Coast Guard veteran Art Sloane was 70 years old when he started his Veterans Voice column in the Arizona Republic.
Sept. 20, 2013
Veteran Stories: Disability benefits can be the difference between a roof and the street
By Samara FreemarkPublic Insight NetworkThree years ago, the head of the federal agency charged with caring for America's veterans announced an ambitious goal: To end homelessness among veterans by 2015.
Sept. 20, 2013
States first medical marijuana dispensary will open
Arizona’s first medical marijuana dispensary is scheduled to open Thursday morning in Glendale.This comes after a Maricopa County Superior court decision earlier this week cleared the way. The Arizona Marijuana Medical Act was approved by voters in the 2010 election.
Sept. 20, 2013
Valley Metro fares to increase
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.
Sept. 20, 2013
Small business owner takes advantage of gloomy economy
Snapshots of the country’s economy show an improving housing market, growing consumer confidence and an unemployment rate that’s still high – but gradually getting better. There’s no doubt the nation – and Arizona -- are still facing serious economic problems.
Sept. 20, 2013
Border Patrol agent accused of smuggling marijuana must stay in jail
A federal agent charged with helping smuggle drugs into the U.S. has been ordered to remain in jail. Border Patrol Agent Aaron Anaya was on duty earlier this month between Yuma and Wellton in southwestern Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
Congressman-elect Matt Salmon
Former Arizona Congressman Matt Salmon talks about his return to the U.S. House following a twelve-year absence. Salmon tells Here and Now Host Steve Goldstein that he would have voted against the fiscal cliff legislation that passed the House on Tuesday night.
Sept. 20, 2013

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