KJZZ News

Arizona median household income drops 3 percent between 2010-11
The U.S. Census Bureau says the median household income nationwide dropped 1.3 percent between 2010 and 2011. In Arizona, the decline was 2.9 percent.KJZZ's Mark Brodie spoke with John Mathis, Director of the Global Financial Services Center at the Thunderbird School of Global Management about the numbers and what they mean for Arizona.
Sep. 21, 2012
Suns
Phoenix Suns forward Channing Frye says he’s trying to make the best out of a bad situation. He’ll likely miss the upcoming season, after tests revealed he has an enlarged heart. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more.
Sep. 21, 2012
Grand Canyon University goes east
Grand Canyon announced plans to establish a new school on the East Coast for at least 500 students in the fall of 2014. The future campus of Grand Canyon University in Northfield, Mass. (Photo courtesy of Grand Canyon University)Craft retailer Hobby Lobby has donated a 217-acre campus in Massachusetts that will lead to the expansion of Phoenix-based Grand Canyon University.
Sep. 21, 2012
New name on ballot for Cochise County Sheriff
Republicans in Cochise County have picked a retired commander to take Shreiff Larry Dever's spot on the November ballot. Dever died late Tuesday in a rollover crash in Northern Arizona. He was running unopposed for a fifth term as Cochise County Sheriff.
Sep. 21, 2012
Without matching funds, fewer candidates using Clean Elections
For the first time since Arizona’s Clean Elections system went into effect more than a decade ago, participating candidates this year know if they get outspent by their privately funded opponent, they will not get additional money to make up the difference.
Sep. 20, 2012
Phoenix lags in household income, health insurance, preschool attendance
Data just released from the U.S. Census Bureaus shows that the median Phoenix income in 2011 was less than the national figure. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports the latest results from the American Community Survey.
Sep. 20, 2012
Arizona suing McKesson corporation over drug costs
The state of Arizona has accused the country’s biggest prescription drug wholesaler of price gouging.  The McKesson Corporation distributes pharmaceuticals to big stores like Albertson’s, Costco, and Walgreens.
Sep. 20, 2012
Interview with Phoenix Symphony Orchestra CEO Jim Ward
KJZZ's Dennis Lambert spoke with Phoenix Symphony Orchestra CEO Jim Ward about the group's upcoming season. Jim Ward (Photo by Platt Photography)The Phoenix Symphony Orchestra starts its new season on Thursday night.
Sep. 20, 2012
 Prop. 204 seeks to make one-cent sales tax permanent
Proposition 204 on the November ballot gives voters the chance to make a one-cent sales tax increase that went into effect in 2010 permanent. Supporters say the extra money is needed to help education, but opponents argue additional funding will not fix the problems.
Sep. 20, 2012
Interview with violin soloist Elena Urioste
Violin soloist Elena Urioste will perform for the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra on the group's opening night.  Elena Urioste (Photo courtesy Phoenix Symphony)Urioste will play Beethoven’s Violin Concerto.
Sep. 20, 2012
Opening night for the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra
Thursday is opening night for the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, and it is the final season for Music Director Michael Christie.  The group performs Thursday under the leadership of guest conductor Sarah Hicks.
Sep. 20, 2012
Billions spent to keep Fido healthy
Pet owners in the U.S. spent more than $13 billion on veterinary care in 2011. Dr. Stephen Withrow, founder of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University, talks about advances in veterinary oncology and how there's an increase in synergy between treating diseases -- including cancer -- in animals and humans.
Sep. 19, 2012
Is Utah
Utah's 78-year old Senator Orrin Hatch, who's running for reelection this Fall, has faced criticism from his Democratic opponent that he's too old. Scott Howell has distributed a fundraising letter urging support for him in part because Hatch could die before a potential next term would end.
Sep. 19, 2012
Lessons to learn from
Judge Susan Bolton has allowed what's considered the most controversial part of Arizona's SB1070 immigration enforcement law to take effect. It's the so-called 'show me your papers' provision, and now law enforcement officers in the state are going to have to figure out how to apply it properly and without racially profiling anyone.
Sep. 19, 2012
Proposition 204: Should the state permanently raise its sales tax?
If it's approved by voters in November, Proposition 204 would make permanent a one-cent sales tax increase approved by voters in May of 2010. That increase was passed enthusiastically, and the campaign was led by Governor Jan Brewer.
Sep. 19, 2012
Cochise County Sheriff dies in car accident
The sheriff of Cochise County along the Arizona border died in a single car accident Tuesday night. The circumstances are still unknown. From Tucson, Michel Marizco has the story. Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever was killed in a car accident Tuesday.
Sep. 19, 2012
Pima County bat infected with rabies
A bat that was found outside Pima County Juvenile Court has tested positive for rabies.County officials said yesterday the bat was found last week in the parking lot by a court visitor.No one is believed to have come in contact with the bat, but officials aren't sure how long the animal had been in the area.
Sep. 19, 2012
AZ Court of Appeals: Mitchell will be on November ballot
Republican legislative nominee Darin Mitchell's name will appear on the November general election ballot after all. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Steve Goldstein has more.An Arizona Court of Appeals panel acted to block a trial judge's order that Mitchell's name be removed from the general election ballot.
Sep. 19, 2012
Seniors fill new urban housing developments
Urban living isn't just for hipsters anymore. Seniors are moving into the city's core along the Valley Metro light-rail line. And as KJZZ's Peter O'Dowd reports, it may be a sign of the way Baby Boomers redefine retirement.
Sep. 18, 2012
PHOENIX (Associated Press) — A judge in Arizona ruled Tuesday that police can immediately start enforcing the most contentious section of the state's immigration law, marking the first time officers can carry out the so-called "show me your papers" provision.
Sep. 18, 2012

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