KJZZ News

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 Brewer
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 Master
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
Recent rains good for reservoir system
Recent rains have been good for the Salt and Verde river watersheds. The metro Phoenix area depends on the six reservoirs along the rivers for much of its water needs. But as KJZZ’s Al Macias reports that despite the rain it’s been a dry winter.
Sept. 20, 2013
Frigid temps blamed for fish deaths
That cold snap a few weeks ago didn’t just kill off tender plants. Thousands of tropical fish in Tempe Town lake also perished. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports. Thousands of fish in Tempe Town Lake perished during the recent cold snap.
Sept. 20, 2013
Federal judge overturns Arizona law targeting Planned Parenthood
A federal judge has overturned a 2012 Arizona anti-abortion law targeting Planned Parenthood. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports.U.S. District Judge Neil Wake said the law's ban on Medicaid funding for non-abortion health care provided by doctors and clinics that also perform abortions violates federal Medicaid law.
Sept. 20, 2013
US Airways and American Airlines to merge, creating world
Tempe-based US Airways and bankrupt American Airlines have officially announced their intention to merge. The new company will keep the American Airlines name and be based out of Dallas-Fort Worth. Current American CEO Tom Horton said at a press conference that while there will be job losses, the two companies complement one another.
Sept. 20, 2013
Scottsdale, business owners look to improve downtown safety
Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane will deliver his State of the City address Thursday morning. He’ll give the speech in downtown Scottsdale – the city is currently working with some businesses in that part of town to address security concerns, after a bouncer at a bar was stabbed to death last month.
Sept. 20, 2013
Common Core standards coming to Arizona schools
For a long time now, advocates have pushed for reform that would improve important benchmarks like this. Today, we begin a weeklong series called Educating Arizona that explores the challenges in our public school system - from the elementary to university level.
Sept. 20, 2013
Barber protests closing of Tucson mail processing center
The Morris K. Udall Post Office in Tucson processed outgoing mail for the last time Friday, and U.S. Representative Ron Barber is upset about it.  Barber strongly opposes the Postal Service decision to close this mail processing center and send all outgoing mail in southern Arizona to Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013
State launches Valley Fever education campaign
Some Arizonans who get a lung disease common in the Southwest are not being treated properly by their doctors. But, the University of Arizona and State Department of Health Services have joined efforts to train physicians who may not know a lot about Valley Fever.
Sept. 20, 2013

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