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Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton
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.
Sept. 20, 2013
University students will have one fewer fee in AZ
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.
Sept. 20, 2013
Supreme Court to decide whether to hear suit on domestic partner benefits for Arizona state workers
UPDATE 11/30/2012 3:29 p.m.:The Supreme Court Justices were in conference Friday to decide which cases to hear, but have not said whether they will take the Arizona case or other cases dealing with gay rights.
Sept. 20, 2013
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
Guitar Masters
Guitar World Senior Editor and Valley resident Alan Di Perna talks about his new book, Guitar Masters: Intimate Portraits. He profiles rock and blues legends like Keith Richards, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Buddy Guy and David Gilmour of Pink Floyd.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix parking meters to start taking cards
Parking in downtown Phoenix may get a little easier in the next few weeks as workers begin installing new meters. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports you won’t need a pocket full of change anymore. Starting in mid-January, about 500 parking meters will be installed in downtown Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona delegation split on fiscal cliff
Arizona's U.S. House delegation split along party lines late Tuesday night as the House passed the so-called "fiscal cliff" agreement.Democrats Ron Barber, Raul Grijalva and Ed Pastor voted for the agreement.
Sept. 20, 2013
Man uses hostage in bank robbery attempt
The FBI is looking for a man who allegedly tried to rob a local bank. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports.A Phoenix Bank of America employee was taken hostage by a man at her home last Friday night and brought to the bank the following morning before other employees arrived.
Sept. 20, 2013
Before dredging the canal, crews take fish for a drive
About 2 million people in the Valley have their water delivered by Salt River Project canals. For the first time in more than a decade, the entire canal system will be drained for cleaning and repairs.
Sept. 20, 2013
Gov. Jan Brewer: Budget will fund Common Core transition
Governor Jan Brewer says her budget for the upcoming fiscal year will include money to help implement the new Common Core standards in K-12 education. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The governor says having an educated workforce is essential to attracting and retaining jobs in the state, and that Common Core will help accomplish that.
Sept. 20, 2013
How hard will the recent freeze hit Arizonas citrus growers?
Since Saturday morning, the Valley has had five straight days with either a freeze watch or a freeze warning--a nearly-unprecedented run of frigid conditions. Dr. Mark Manfredo, a professor at the Morrison School of Agribusiness and Resource Management at ASU's College of Technology and Innovation, says growers will be hurt.
Sept. 20, 2013
Alisa Joyce Barba
Engaged and informed-- that's been Alisa Joyce Barba's mantra throughout her journalism career and as KJZZ's Senior Editor for Fronteras: the Changing America Desk.  Barba is an award-winning journalist, producer, writer and editor with more than 25 years’ experience in commercial and public broadcasting.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mexico election funding
Mexico's Federal Electoral Institute has confirmed that the country's new president's party spent more than $5 million through electronic cash cards during last year's presidential campaign.Opposition parties say the money represented illicit campaign financing, but the institute said it found no evidence of that.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix as a walkable city
In his book, Walkable City, Jeff Speck argues that 'walkable' cities are good for our health, environment and economy. Speck joins Steve Goldstein and downtown Phoenix advocate Sean Sweat to talk about how to make cities more walkable and what it would take to make Phoenix fit that description.
Sept. 20, 2013
Four shot, one fatally, in South Phoenix
Phoenix police are investigating a drive-by shooting in South Phoenix. One person is dead and three others are wounded. This is the second shooting with multiple victims in Phoenix in two days.Investigators say four people were shot outside a home near 14th Street & Roeser around 2:30 p.
Sept. 20, 2013
ASU baseball moving to Phoenix Muni Stadium
The ASU baseball team will be leaving Packard Stadium on the Tempe campus where it has played its home games for the last 40 years. The Sun Devils will be moving a few miles north to Phoenix Municipal stadium.
Sept. 20, 2013
Governors sales tax proposal may not add up
Lawmakers prepared for a fight over sales tax reform at the state capitol Monday. Supporters say one piece of a new bill will simplify a complex system that is time consuming and burdensome to businesses.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona gas prices on the rise
Arizona drivers are paying almost 15 cents more per gallon this week than last. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: AAA Arizona says the statewide average stands at $3.50 a gallon – that’s up 14 cents from last week.
Sept. 20, 2013
Winter weather affecting Arizona travel
Winter weather has prompted transportation officials to close sections of U.S. 60 just east of the Valley. While it’s been raining in the Phoenix area for most of Wednesday, and snowing for a while in the high country, ADOT’s Garin Goff says the winter weather is not limited to the higher elevations.
Sept. 20, 2013

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