KJZZ News

ASU enrollment surges past 73,000
The nation’s largest university just got bigger. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, Arizona State University enrollment topped 73,300 students. PETER O’DOWD: This exceeds last year’s enrollment by more than 1,000.
Sept. 20, 2013
Proposition 204: Should the state permanently raise its sales tax?
If it's approved by voters in November, Proposition 204 would make permanent a one-cent sales tax increase approved by voters in May of 2010. That increase was passed enthusiastically, and the campaign was led by Governor Jan Brewer.
Sept. 20, 2013
Increasing Native American voter turnout
The National Congress of American Indians has scheduled a week of voter education and registration events starting Monday to boost turnout for the November sixth general election.KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more.
Sept. 20, 2013
The New Times under new ownership
The Phoenix New Times will no longer be headquartered in Phoenix, and its headline-making owners Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin won't be making the big decisions anymore. Forty-two years after Lacey helped co-found the paper, it -- and the other papers under the Village Voice Media umbrella -- are being sold to the new, Denver-based Voice Media Group.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mixed quarterly results in commercial real estate
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.
Sept. 20, 2013
Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius
Author Sylvia Nasar explains why legendary economists like Marx, Keynes and Friedman have played vital roles in world history. Nasar wrote about the three and many others in her most recent book "Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius.
Sept. 20, 2013
Billy Higgins
Jazz drummer Billy Higgins played on over 700 recordings.  He worked with Ornette Coleman, Pat Metheny, Dexter Gordon and even some rock artists!  His top quality performance matched by his joyful energy and showmanship has inspired many of todays great drummers.
Sept. 20, 2013
New Mexico
New Mexico’s governor wants federal officials to move a pack of endangered wolves suspected of killing cattle in the southwestern part of her state. Governor Susana Martinez sent a letter to the U.
Sept. 20, 2013
Regents tout bump in college degrees
The Arizona Board of Regents is touting a survey that shows more adults in Arizona have received college degrees. As K-J-Z-Z’s Peter O’Dowd reports, the state still has a lot of catching up to do.   PETER O’DOWD: According to the 2011American Community Survey, 26.
Sept. 20, 2013
ASU opens center for Latino public policy
Arizona State University is opening a new center dedicated to Latinos and public policy. From Phoenix, Jude Joffe-Block reports the mission is to study the growing Latino population as it relates to the entire state.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona criticized for failing to monitor charter schools
The U.S. Department of Education's Inspector General has criticized the state education departments of Florida, California, and Arizona for failing to properly track if charter schools meet federal regulations, and how they spend government money.
Sept. 20, 2013
Health officials monitoring local connection to meningitis outbreak
Twenty five people have died and hundreds more have contracted fungal meningitis from contaminated steroid injections. As KJZZ's Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports, two Arizona residents are linked to the outbreak.
Sept. 20, 2013
AP: Arizona Election Updates
PHOENIX (Associated Press) — Arizonans on Tuesday voted for Mitt Romney in a state that has a long history of supporting Republican presidential candidates.Republican Jeff Flake has beaten former surgeon general Richard Carmona in the race to fill Arizona's U.
Sept. 20, 2013
Judge to consider claims against cousins who started Wallow Fire
A judge in Flagstaff is set to consider claims of property damage and other losses from last year’s Wallow fire. Caleb and David Malboeuf pleaded guilty to accidentally starting the Wallow Fire in May 2011 by abandoning their campfire.
Sept. 20, 2013
McCain decries Obama administration, U.N. Ambassador Rice
Arizona Senator John McCain wants to see a Watergate-style congressional committee to investigate the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The Sept. 11 attack killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.
Sept. 20, 2013
All Maricopa County ballots should be counted by Tuesday
Two weeks after the polls closed, every ballot cast in Maricopa County from this month's presidential election should be counted by Tuesday. That's according to County Recorder Helen Purcell.She says much of the delay was caused by the large number of provisional ballots that were cast.
Sept. 20, 2013
Member of crew that ripped off drug smugglers to face sentencing
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.
Sept. 20, 2013
Senior community planned for GM Proving Grounds spot
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.
Sept. 20, 2013
Election canvas to be signed today
Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett will sign the election canvas this morning at the state capitol museum in Phoenix. The action makes the results of last month’s elections official. Governor Jan Brewer and Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Rebecca White Berch will also take part in the ceremony.
Sept. 20, 2013

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