KJZZ News

Automated electric train makes debut at Sky Harbor
The people-mover at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport takes a big step forward Monday as the first cars are rolled onto the track. Dennis Lambert talked to airport spokeswoman Julie Rodriguez about the PHX Sky Train.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona unemployment rate down, but new jobs only half the story
Arizona’s unemployment rate dropped four-tenths of a percent in April, to 8.2 percent. But, only about half of that is due to more people finding jobs. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.MARK BRODIE: The state added 9,300 non-farm jobs last month.
Sept. 20, 2013
Social media can help small businesses engage with customers
A majority of small business owners say attracting new customers is key to surviving a competitive market. Many owners are turning to social media, like Facebook and Twitter to grow their business. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Terry Ward reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
How much would you spend to keep a pet healthy?
For many of us, an animal is an integral and cherished part of our family. But when a pet faces a major medical crisis, how much would you be willing to spend to save or prolong its life? Share your thoughts.
Sept. 20, 2013
Excessive heat could cause illness
Central and Western Arizona are under an excessive heat warning from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday.  That could mean an increase in heat-related problems for emergency responders in metro Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013
U.S. Supreme Court justice again denies Tombstone on water issue
A second U.S. Supreme Court justice has denied a request by the town of Tombstone to use heavy equipment to restore its water system.This is the second time Tombstone has requested an emergency injunction – and the second time it's been denied.
Sept. 20, 2013
Local candidate removed for proficiency now on national ballot
The woman who was barred from running for a border town city council because of her lack of English proficiency is now running for Vice President of the United States. Alejandrina Cabrera will run alongside Utopian Party presidential candidate Avery Ayers.
Sept. 20, 2013
Elder Protection Day highlights ways to avoid financial abuse
Elderly people throughout the United States lose an estimated $2.6 billion each year due to financial exploitation. That’s according to the Administration on Aging, which says that only about one in five of such incidence of abuse are discovered.
Sept. 20, 2013
Explaining the impact of SB 1070
Chris Moncayo, vice president and general manager of Entravision Communications, explains why 23 media outlets decided to simulcast a program about Arizona's SB 1070. Moncayo says the point of the broadcast is not about competition, it about the responsibility of broadcasters to inform the public.
Sept. 20, 2013
Congressional District 9 Republican candidates discuss issues
Republican candidates in Arizona's new Congressional District 9 discussed a number of important issues at a KJZZ-hosted forum Monday night, including illegal immigration, the economy and jobs and health care.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona patient grateful for health care decision
Arizonans are reacting to the U.S. Supreme Court decision to uphold President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul. We first introduced you to Bill Nelson and his wife when he lost his health coverage due to a change in state law.
Sept. 20, 2013
A fond farewell to Terry Ward
KJZZ’s own Terry Ward tells Steve Goldstein about 26+ years of making public radio in the Valley.  Terry Ward (left) and Steve Goldstein. (Photo by Tracy Greer) Ward talks about his experiences interviewing figures like Carl Sagan and Rosa Parks and Phoenix TV icon Bill Close and lets us know what's next in his post-KJZZ life.
Sept. 20, 2013
Valley housing prices surge in last quarter
A new report shows the Valley's housing market is continuing a strong push toward recovery. Analysts at Clear Capital say prices were up almost 9 percent in the last quarter.From Phoenix, KJZZ's Steve Goldstein reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona gas prices lower than national average
Arizona gas prices have dropped for the fourteenth week in a row. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports that Arizona prices are now below the national average. AL MACIAS: AAA Arizona says gas prices dropped another nickel statewide this week to $3.
Sept. 20, 2013
FHA to sell off pools of distressed mortgages in Phoenix
The Federal Housing Administration is expanding a program that it hopes will entice investors and help people avoid foreclosure. It’s called the Distressed Asset Stabilization Program. Pools of FHA-insured mortgages where the borrower is at least six months behind will be sold to investors at a competitive rate.
Sept. 20, 2013
Agriculture experts pushing for drought relief bill
The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture is urging Congress to reinstate a relief program for farmers suffering through drought. As KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports, that bill could have an impact in Arizona.Secretary Tom Vilsack toured struggling farms in Iowa Monday.
Sept. 20, 2013
GPEC protests US solar tariff on China
The Greater Phoenix Economic Council has launched a formal protest against US tariffs on Chinese solar manufactures. GPEC says the tariff will harm Arizona’s solar industry. PETER O’DOWD: A trade war is brewing with the US and China.
Sept. 20, 2013
CDC says 2012 more active for West Nile Virus than past years
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say more Americans have been infected with West Nile Virus so far this year than through any July since 2004. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more.
Sept. 20, 2013
Glendale businesses await mayor, city council elections
As Glendale voters prepare to elect a new mayor for the first time in nearly two decades, and new city council members, the city is dealing with several major issues: the sale of the Phoenix Coyotes and payments to run the city-owned arena, and a controversial sales tax increase to name just a few.
Sept. 20, 2013
Census already making changes for 2020
The 2020 Census is almost eight years away, but the Census Bureau is looking at lessons learned from the last census. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports the bureau may be changing questions and dropping some terms.
Sept. 20, 2013

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