KJZZ News

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
Jazz is evolving from the music of Bird and Diz, Trane and Miles into new ideas and plenty of brilliant young players. Discover the spirit of jazz with Esperanza Spalding, Eldar, Graham Dechter, and more young talent changing the face of jazz tonight on the 9 O'clock Special.
November 26, 2012
A university in Northern California has formed an academic institute devoted to marijuana.Humboldt State University’s Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research plans to sponsor scholarly lectures and coordinate research among 11 faculty members from fields such as economics, geography, politics, psychology and sociology.
November 26, 2012
Seven Arizona inmates have been hospitalized with suspected botulism poisoning. KJZZ's Jude Joffe-Block reports the culprit is believed to be homemade alcohol the inmates drank.JUDE JOFFE-BLOCK: Over the weekend, seven inmates at the State Prison Complex in Florence fell ill.
November 26, 2012
Several Valley mayors say they’re best suited to bring together lawmakers, community and education leaders to improve the state’s education system. Their first attempt is to create an education coalition made of mayors from across the state.
November 26, 2012
The final canvass of votes in Maricopa County was approved Monday. Though the vote count is over, possible changes to the election system could be on the way.  Although some vocal critics who said Maricopa County was tabulating ballots too slowly, County Recorder Helen Purcell said the count actually took one fewer day than in 2008, despite a big bump in early ballots turned in late and far more provisional ballots.
November 26, 2012
A motorcycle club is suing the Department of Public Safety and the Coconino County Sheriff’s office for civil rights violations. The Sons of Hell club claim officers rousted them at gunpoint at a northern Arizona campsite last year where a man had just shot his wife and two others before taking his own life.
November 26, 2012
A three-judge panel is set to hear arguments on whether the state legislature had the right to take money out of a fund for struggling homeowners. The money came from a multi-state settlement involving the mortgage practices of several major banks.
November 26, 2012
The Dallas trucker detained for seven months in Mexico on charges that he tried to smuggle ammunition into the country is back in the United States.  Jabin Bogan (bottom row, second from left) is comforted by his mother and surrounded by some of the people who worked for his release.
November 24, 2012
A man accused of robbing drug smugglers after they sneaked across the border into the U.S. will be sentenced next month. Rito Osorio-Arellanes will face sentencing in federal court on a conspiracy conviction December 17.
November 24, 2012
Tonight hear all your favorite food songs. You'll hear Pass the Gravy, Frim Fram Sauce, Cookin' at the Continental, Back at the Chicken Shack and more fun tunes for your holiday evening.  News until 9 tonight, then jazz to digest by.
November 22, 2012
Students from Arizona’s three universities will participate in a statewide flu pandemic exercise. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, Tuesday's drill will include up to 500 people.PETER O’DOWD: Students in health-related fields from universities in Tucson, Tempe, and Flagstaff will take part.
November 21, 2012
The Arizona Justice Project is one of more than 50 agencies in the United States that has been working to free wrongfully convicted felons from prison. For more than a decade it’s set dozens of people free.
November 21, 2012
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.
November 21, 2012
Dr. Marwan Sabbagh, geriatric neurologist and Director of the Banner-Sun Health Research Institute, discusses the impact a healthy diet may have on preventing--or at least delaying--the onset of Alzheimer's Disease.
November 21, 2012
Democratic consultant Barry Dill of First Strategic and Republican strategist Jaime Molera of the Molera Alvarez Group join Steve Goldstein to discuss whether redistricting in Arizona led to the state's Democrats gaining a number of seats in the legislature and winning a majority of Arizona's congressional delegation.
November 21, 2012
University of Nevada-Las Vegas Political Science Professor David Damore explains how changing demographics in the Mountain West have impacted redistricting and this month's elections.
November 21, 2012
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is approaching one full year in office. He's working with mayors in other Valley communities to improve the regional economy. He also discusses plans to find more effective uses for the city's large swaths of vacant land.
November 21, 2012
This used to be the day retailers counted on to bring their annual sales into the black, which led to the designation Black Friday. But that has changed dramatically. KJZZ's Dennis Lambert was joined by Michael Denning, a marketing professor in the W.
November 21, 2012

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