KJZZ News

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox in town
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox will be in Peoria today. He is speaking tonight on economic partnerships between Mexico and Arizona. According to a University of Arizona study, Mexican visitors pump nearly $3 billion into our state’s economy while Arizona businesses export more than $5.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Court of Appeals: Mitchell will be on November ballot
Republican legislative nominee Darin Mitchell's name will appear on the November general election ballot after all. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Steve Goldstein has more.An Arizona Court of Appeals panel acted to block a trial judge's order that Mitchell's name be removed from the general election ballot.
Sept. 20, 2013
Suns Frye likely out for season
Phoenix Suns forward Channing Frye says he’s trying to make the best out of a bad situation. He’ll likely miss the upcoming season, after tests revealed he has an enlarged heart. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more.
Sept. 20, 2013
One more week to file hail damage claims
The chance to file an insurance claim for damage sustained in a 2010 Arizona hail storm is about to expire. The statute of limitations, which is two years, ends on Oct. 5.The unexpected storm that hit the Valley and surrounding areas damaged more than 150,000 homes, cars and other property, causing about $2.
Sept. 20, 2013
South Sudan VP stops in Phoenix
The vice president of the world’s newest country will be in Phoenix Sunday. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, the South Sudanese dignitary will visit the Lost Boys Center for Leadership Development.
Sept. 20, 2013
The fight over voter fraud
KJZZ's Nick Blumberg tells Steve Goldstein what his reporting uncovered about voter fraud and who is planning to be at the polls to prevent it. Blumberg's two stories on voter fraud were featured on Morning Edition.
Sept. 20, 2013
Peanut butter recall hurts food bank
St. Mary’s Food Bank in Phoenix says it’s desperate to refill its warehouses after a recent peanut butter recall. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, the group was already facing a food shortage.  PETER O’DOWD: Food donations were down 20 to 30 percent compared to a year ago.
Sept. 20, 2013
Bill Clinton in classic form at Tempe rally
Former President Bill Clinton came to Tempe on Wednesday night, to rally supporters of Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Richard Carmona. KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.MARK BRODIE: Clinton has been making the campaign rounds recently, stumping for house and senate candidates.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Commerce Authority looks for new leader
Arizona’s public-private economic development organization may be getting a new CEO. Last year, the Arizona Department of Commerce became the Arizona Commerce Authority in a move pushed by Governor Jan Brewer.
Sept. 20, 2013
Do You Know A Young Adult Whos Neither In School Nor Working?
The number of young adults, ages 16 to 24, who are neither working nor in school is growing. In total 5.8 million young Americans, or 14.7 percent of the U.S. population, make up this demographic. There are many reasons why a young adult may be neither working nor in school.
Sept. 20, 2013
County recorders office faces criticism for Spanish-language mistakes
Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell says her office did make mistakes when incorrect information on some Spanish-language materials was distributed. The long-time Republican county recorder has faced heavy criticism over the last few weeks.
Sept. 20, 2013
How US Airways is coping with the effects of Sandy
The East Coast is struggling to deal with the effects of Hurricane Sandy. And one of the major impacts has involved air transportation. Airports are closed, flights being canceled throughout the northeast.
Sept. 20, 2013
Consultant says Obama campaign wont hurt Arizona Democrats
Political consultant says President Barack Obama's campaign pulling out of Arizona won't hurt other candidates down the ticket.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: Earlier this week, President Barack Obama’s Campaign Manager Jim Messina said Arizona was an enticing prospect, but the campaign wouldn’t be putting any more resources toward winning the state on Nov.
Sept. 20, 2013
Voters eager to go to the polls
Across the country voters are casting their vote from the presidential race to local races like U.S. Senate and Congress.  Some waited in long lines at polling places. NADINE ARROYO RODRIGUEZ: Polling places in the east valley opened at 6 a.
Sept. 20, 2013
Southern Arizona congressional surprise
Martha McSally challenged Congressman Ron Barber and has surprised many observers by keeping the race too close to call. Tucson Weekly's Jim Nintzel talks about McSally's appeal and whether former Representative Gabrielle Giffords' popularity should have meant more for Rep.
Sept. 20, 2013
US Airways merger could cost Valley thousands of jobs, millions of dollars
A valley organization is calling attention to the impact of the potential merger between bankrupt American Airlines and Tempe-based US Airways. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports.NICK BLUMBERG: US Airways and American have been meeting confidentially since the end of August.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix groups looking to fill empty lots with gardens
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton has unveiled a new project that will create temporary public space on land just north of downtown that currently sits vacant. As KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports, project planners hope this lot can be a model for other empty plots of land around the city.
Sept. 20, 2013
Stores open for Black Friday even earlier -- on Thursday
After finishing dinner and washing the dishes, many Arizonans may head out to their local big box retailer. Some stores have begun opening at midnight on Black Friday, some are even opening late Thanksgiving night.
Sept. 20, 2013
Former GM Proving Grounds changing hands
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.
Sept. 20, 2013
Private colleges eye Phoenix suburbs
Starting next year, Phoenix suburbs will be flush with something they’ve never had much of before: private non-profit colleges. Eight new schools are gearing up for satellite campuses in Peoria and Mesa.
Sept. 20, 2013

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