KJZZ News

University students will have one fewer fee in AZ
The Arizona Board of Regents voted Monday to suspend collection of a fee on all university students. The $2-a-semester fee funds the Arizona Students Association and is tacked on to tuition fees. It's not mandatory, but takes a written request within 21 days of the start of classes to opt out.
Sept. 20, 2013
Supreme Court to decide whether to hear suit on domestic partner benefits for Arizona state workers
UPDATE 11/30/2012 3:29 p.m.:The Supreme Court Justices were in conference Friday to decide which cases to hear, but have not said whether they will take the Arizona case or other cases dealing with gay rights.
Sept. 20, 2013
A Phoestivus for the rest of us!
An event in downtown Phoenix aims to spread some holiday cheer. Gather 'round the aluminum pole for the story of Festivus -- well, make that Phoestivus. Now in its third year, the Phoestivus Market features dozens of local vendors, food trucks, a beer garden -- and, of course, the traditional feats of strength and airing of grievances.
Sept. 20, 2013
W.P. Carey School announces new leader
Arizona State University’s business school has named its new dean. The current dean, Robert Mittelstaedt, arrived in 2004 and is credited with boosting the W.P. Carey School of Business’s profile nationally and internationally.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mexico official says more drug cartels now operating
Mexico's new attorney general says there are many more cartels operating in the country than former President Felipe Calderon’s administration had claimed.Mexico’s Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam says as many as eighty small to medium drug cartels are operating in the nation, a large rise from the last government assessment.
Sept. 20, 2013
STEM grants could benefit high-tech Valley high schools
Latinos and African Americans make up 13 percent of the national workforce, but they hold just 3 percent of all high tech jobs. Women are also lagging behind. Now, Arizona high schools have the opportunity to apply for grants that will serve these underrepresented students.
Sept. 20, 2013
A dry 2012 in the Phoenix area
The drought in the Southwest has been a long-term problem and at least here in the Valley it continued during 2012. KJZZ's Dennis Lambert spoke with Meteorologist Hector Vasquez of the National Weather Service in Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013
ASU to prepare law students for dual-country law license
First-year law students at Arizona State University begin a new semester Monday. By next term they’ll have the chance to enter a new program that will eventually help them work in two countries.  The North American Law Degree could further extend business ties between Canada and Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
Why the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction is a big deal
Scottsdale's Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction opens on Sunday with legendary American muscle cars and the original Batmobile on the block. The Speed Channel's Rick Debruhl tells Here and Now Host Steve Goldstein about how Barrett-Jackson has lapped the competition, and Laura McMurchie of the Scottsdale Convention and Visitors Bureau talks about how the auction fits in with Scottsdale's busy winter event season.
Sept. 20, 2013
Scottsdale event to feature performance art and fish herding
Salt River Project has begun a years-long effort to drain, clean, and repair all 130 miles of its canal system. Saturday, SRP is inviting the public to see one of the crucial steps. SRP canals are full of fish -- many of them are white amur, which the company puts in its canals to control aquatic vegetation.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix Coyotes are back on the ice
The National Hockey League's lockout is over, and the Phoenix Coyotes start the 2013 season on Saturday night in Dallas. Todd Walsh of Fox Sports Arizona and the Phoenix Coyotes' radio network talks about whether the team will be able to pick up on the magic of last season--when the Coyotes made the Western Conference Finals.
Sept. 20, 2013
Governor Jan Brewers budget calls for more money for CPS, Medicaid expansion
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer released her $8.9 billion budget proposal on Friday. KJZZ's Mark Brodie spoke with Cynthia Zwick, Executive Director of the Arizona Community Action Association, about what the plan might mean for low-income Arizonans.
Sept. 20, 2013
PhDs and Masters degrees increase, nationally and in Arizona
The U.S. Census Bureau released a new report showing a growing national trend in college degree attainment; Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate degrees are on the rise. One Arizona university is keeping up.
Sept. 20, 2013
Shooting at Phoenix office complex kills one, injures several
Police are looking for the man -- identified as Arthur D. Harmon -- who allegedly shot three people in a north Central Phoenix office complex Wednesday morning, killing one and injuring several. The shooting took place on the same day that hearings on legislation to address gun violence were convened in Washington, with former Arizona Rep.
Sept. 20, 2013

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