KJZZ News

Arizona’s first bioscience incubator, BioInspire, opened its doors last week.  It's providing space to several groundbreaking companies.  They include Yolia Health, a 5-year-old San Diego-based company that has developed a way to provide clearer vision through use of eye drops and contact lenses that change the shape of corneas.
October 02, 2012
An Arizona border sheriff says two suspects may already be in custody after the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent along the Mexican border early Tuesday morning. The agent was identified by the Border Patrol Tucson Sector office as Nicholas Ivie, 30.
October 02, 2012
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.
October 01, 2012
Attorney General Tom Horne denies that he violated campaign finance laws. On Tuesday, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery said he is filing a civil action against the attorney general over alleged violations during Horne’s 2010 campaign.
October 01, 2012
According to a survey of ten states with large Latino populations, Democratic candidates for federal office are spending twice as much as their Republican counterparts on Spanish-language political ads.
October 01, 2012
The latest data from Colliers International show strength in the Valley's industrial sector, but vacancies in the office market are still way above the national avergae. The third-quarter numbers show slow improvements in the amount of leased office space, especially in the suburbs of Tempe, Scottsdale and Chandler.
October 01, 2012
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a challenge to a federal rule maintaining roadless national forest land. The so-called "roadless rule" took effect near the end of President Bill Clinton’s term.
October 01, 2012
Intel’s former CEO, Craig Barrett, is not shy about speaking up about education reform, and the role of education and job creation in Arizona.Barrett told state leaders last spring that Arizona’s education system would have prevented his company from locating here, if it  were starting fresh.
September 29, 2012
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.
September 28, 2012
Former Arizona Congressman Sam Steiger has died in Prescott at the age of 83. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports…STEVE GOLDSTEIN: Steiger, a Republican, served five terms in the U.S. House before running for the Senate in 1976.
September 28, 2012
  British bassist, composer and band leader, Dave Holland began on the ukelele, and found his way to the upright bass.  He studied with classical teachers but listened to Ray Brown and Charles Mingus to get his sound.
September 28, 2012
The Bureau of Land Management is among the federal agencies celebrating National Public Lands Day on Saturday. That includes seven volunteer efforts in Arizona -- among them, pulling buffelgrass, restoring trails and picking up trash.
September 28, 2012
Apple CEO Tim Cook is apologizing to customers for problems encountered with their new iOS 6 Maps application.  The iPhone 5, which was released last Friday, came with Apple’s new mapping app, rather than the previously installed Google Maps, but customers have complained that it’s missing locations and providing wrong directions.
September 28, 2012
Nearly 1 million SRP customers can expect slightly higher bills starting in November. The utility company’s board of directors unanimously approved a 3.9 percent rate increase Thursday. It'll average just over $6 dollars per month for residential customers.
September 28, 2012
  Born in the midwest, Pat Metheny came from a trumpet playing family but just fell in love with the guitar.  He changed the entire repertoire of  guitar sounds used in jazz and created his own unique language and style.
September 28, 2012
Urban Outfitters Incorporated and other defendants in a case alleging Navajo tribal trademark infringement want it moved to Pennsylvania. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more.The Navajo Nation sued the corporations in February, alleging they violated trademarks on the Navajo name that cover clothing, footwear, textiles, online retail sales and household products.
September 27, 2012
The state’s judicial conduct commission has filed ethics charges against former Justice of the Peace Lester Pearce. The accusations stem from alleged politicking during the recall effort of his brother – former state senator Russell Pearce.
September 27, 2012
The Citizens Clean Elections Commission has approved a proposed settlement with three candidates for the Arizona Corporation Commission. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports they had been the subject of a complaint.
September 27, 2012
Latino student education is among the top priorities of The Beat the Odds Institute. The research agency has been focused on finding ways to improve education in the last five years. The Institute is emphasizing its efforts on the education of Latino students -- now more than ever.
September 27, 2012
A new report shows that Arizona’s Hispanic population will account for $40 billion in consumer spending this year, and this number is expected to rise. The report, released by the Tucson Hispanic Chamber and the Arizona Hispanic Chamber, notes that spending will likely increase to $50 billion by 2015.
September 27, 2012

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