KJZZ News

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.
November 29, 2012
Governor Jan Brewer has decided against a state-operated health exchange.  She’s leaving the job to the federal government.  Health exchanges will sell health insurance coverage to people who need it, under the Affordable Care Act.
November 29, 2012
Pianist and arranger Billy Strayhorn wrote Lush Life, Take the A train and more for Duke Ellington.  He spent his career arranging and composing for the Ellington orchestra.  Tonight learn more about this behind the scenes classically trained jazz composer, who Duke considered his right hand man.
November 29, 2012
It's been half a decade of misery for many Americans who have lost their homes, their retirement, and their jobs to the Great Recession. But there are signs of recovery, too. We want to hear your story -- maybe you finally found a good job, or retirement seems possible again, or you're climbing back from bankruptcy, or your house regained its value.
November 28, 2012
Governor Jan Brewer told the Obama administration Wednesday she’s not interested in setting-up a state run health exchange, one of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act. The state instead is going to take part in a federally operated exchange, according to the Governor’s spokesman Matt Benson.
November 28, 2012
It’s hard to know how many veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are suffering from the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder. We know that the number receiving government compensation for those conditions went up more than 200 percent in the last decade.
November 28, 2012
The results of this month's elections have revived the possibility of Congress passing comprehensive immigration reform. Former Immigration and Naturalization Services Commissioner Doris Meissner and Clint Bolick, co-author of a forthcoming book on immigration reform with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, discuss what immigration reform would look like.
November 28, 2012
Daniel Rodriguez of Somos America explains why he thinks the Senate-proposed Achieve Act isn't a serious attempt at immigration reform. Rodriguez says comprehensive reform is an important goal that will make young people like him, who were brought to the U.
November 28, 2012
Comic book artist, baseball collector and entrepreneur Todd McFarlane has a new book that combines the elements of an autobiography and a coffee table art book. It's called The Art of Todd McFarlane: The Devil's in the Details.
November 28, 2012
Environmental Anthropologist Kenny Broad has focused his career on challenging expeditions to unexplored, underwater caves. He's attempted to make connections to scientific challenges and their impact above ground, including climate change.
November 28, 2012
Buyers of the GM Proving Grounds in east Mesa are formulating plans for the area. This includes an adult-living community. NADINE ARROYO RODRIGUEZ: Scottsdale-based home builder AV Homes and the New York investment company Jen Partners recently purchased more than 500 acres of the former GM Proving grounds for $32 million.
November 28, 2012
America is learning how to serve a new generation of veterans. More than 1.5 million people served in Afghanistan and Iraq and they are returning home to economic uncertainty, government bureaucracy, and a culture that doesn't always understand the experience of war.
November 28, 2012
The National Hockey League lockout is in its 74th day. The Phoenix Coyotes still don’t have an owner. But there is some good news for hockey in the desert after a decision Tuesday night in Glendale. By a 4-2 vote, the Glendale City Council approved a 20-year, $324 million arena management deal with likely Coyotes buyer Greg Jamison.
November 28, 2012
The Christmas CDs have been arriving here at KJZZ!  Tonight hear some fresh new versions of holiday music just in time for holiday gift giving.  It's a fun night of new jazz tonight plus I have tickets to the Phoenix Symphony's performance of Handel's Messiah to give away.
November 28, 2012
More than 500 acres located on the former General Motors proving grounds in Mesa have changed hands and are expected to be turned into homes.The Phoenix Business Journal first reported that Scottsdale-based AV Homes and New York City’s JEN Partners have purchased 527 acres on the site of the former proving grounds for $32.
November 27, 2012
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.
November 27, 2012
Home prices in Greater Phoenix rose faster in the past year than in any other metro area.In fact, the Case-Shiller Home-Price Indices show the Phoenix market leading the nation’s housing recovery. The metro area saw a 20 percent jump in housing prices compared to a year ago.
November 27, 2012
Arizona is appealing a ruling that allows Planned Parenthood to receive public funding through the state to provide health care services to women in need. The state is taking its case to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
November 27, 2012
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.
November 27, 2012
The Food and Drug Administration has shut down a New Mexico peanut butter processor after dozens of people in 20 states were sickened.  For the first time the FDA is using new enforcement authority it gained in 2011.
November 27, 2012

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