KJZZ News

Court of Appeals hears Glendale sales tax issue
The City of Glendale and a group trying to reverse a newly imposed tax increase are scheduled to appear in court Thursday. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports.In June, the Glendale City Council approved a 0.
Sept. 20, 2013
Election drama set for primary
Arizona residents will vote in a primary election this week, and a few high-profile seats are on the line. U.S. Senator Jon Kyl is retiring, and sitting Republican Congressman Jeff Flake is trying to take his seat.
Sept. 20, 2013
Ugly primary ends with Schweikert edging Quayle
Tuesday night, Arizona voters ended the brief congressional career of Republican Ben Quayle. He lost the 6th Congressional District primary by five points to fellow Congressman David Schweikert. KJZZ’s Jude Joffe-Block reports on the fierce election battle that pit two colleagues against each other.
Sept. 20, 2013
Rural and urban Arizona working together
The League of Arizona Cities and Towns’ annual conference concludes today in Scottsdale. As KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports, the league’s president is focused on collaboration between rural and urban communities.
Sept. 20, 2013
The impact of NAFTA on Arizona
This year marks the 20th anniversary of NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement. It was intended to remove barriers to trade and provide an overall economic boom. Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business Professor Arnold Maltz discusses NAFTA's impact on Arizona's trade with Mexico and the increasing trend of nearshoring, the practice of moving production plants from China to Mexico.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix to revamp ethics policies
The Phoenix City Council will consider a revamped ethics policy after a new task force finishes its work. As Peter O’Dowd reports, it’s part of an effort to increase government transparency. Phoenix City Hall (Photo courtesy of City of Phoenix)PETER O’DOWD: The city’s ethics policies haven’t been updated since 2005.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Supreme Court rules on state trust land water rights
The state’s highest court has ruled in a case affecting water rights to the Little Colorado and Gila rivers.   The state of Arizona has long argued that Congress reserved water rights for state trust lands.
Sept. 20, 2013
New UA report shows trees damaged by drought
The fact that Arizona’s in a drought is not news. But, that drought’s impact on trees is. A new report from researchers at the University of Arizona shows higher temperatures and lack of moisture doesn’t just make life less pleasant for people, it can also kill trees in the Southwest.
Sept. 20, 2013
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.
Sept. 20, 2013
Lynne Rossetto Kasper Visit - October 12, 2012
Mix and mingle with The Splendid Table's Lynne Rossetto Kasperand the Valley's top mixologists during a lively cocktail tasting eventat the Hotel Palomar, Friday, Oct. 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Lynne and the evening's superstar bartenders Dwayne Allen, Shel Bourdon, Richie Moe and Mr.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sen. Jon Kyl prepares for his final months in Congress
The U.S. Senate finished a marathon session over the weekend, and then members went back to their home states, where most of them will stay until Election Day, Nov. 6. When they return to Washington for a lame-duck session, there will be a long list of to-do items.
Sept. 20, 2013
Maricopa County Attorney frustrated with weak campaign laws
Arizona’s campaign finance laws need wholesale change, according to Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery. On Monday the county attorney announced he would be filing a civil action against Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne over alleged campaign violations.
Sept. 20, 2013
Large marijuana grow destroyed in Wenden
Authorities have destroyed more than 4,500 marijuana plants found along the Centennial Wash near Wenden, about 100 miles northwest of Phoenix. Federal and state investigators say the plants were 3- to 6-feet high and located in four separate plots throughout the one-acre site.
Sept. 20, 2013
U of A to study biodiesel-fueled mining
Researchers at the University of Arizona have won a $1.4 million grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. The money will to go to study occupational and environmental health effects of underground mining equipment powered by biodiesel-blend fuels.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix to track Wrights work after demolition flap
A preservation group at the city of Phoenix is taking steps to inventory the work of Frank Lloyd Wright. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, it’s in response to a controversy over the pending demolition of a house Wright designed for his son.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona students to participate in earthquake drill
More than 35,000 Arizona school students will take part in a multistate earthquake drill on Thursday morning. People in California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington will also take part in the drill.
Sept. 20, 2013
Governor to have new chief of staff
Eileen Klein, Chief of Staff for Governor Jan Brewer, will be leaving the position to become President of the Arizona Board of Regents. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Steve Goldstein has more.Klein first joined the Brewer Administration as Budget Director.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mark Grace facing felony DUI charges
Former Arizona Diamondbacks player and broadcaster Mark Grace faces felony charges in connection with his DUI arrest two months ago. The Maricopa County Attorney’s office announced the indictment Thursday.
Sept. 20, 2013
Valley home prices flat last month; foreclosures down
A new report from ASU shows median home prices in the Phoenix area were flat between August and September, at $150,000. But, as KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports, other numbers may provide reasons for optimism about the housing market.
Sept. 20, 2013
Finance filings show sheriffs race drawing in cash
With the general election just days away, Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Democratic opponent has reached a fundraising peak, but is still dwarfed by the sheriff’s campaign account. According to the most recent campaign finance report, retired Phoenix Police Sergeant Paul Penzone has raised about $530,000 in total.
Sept. 20, 2013

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