KJZZ News

As the Valley’s housing market continues to climb out of the doldrums, a state realtors’ association wants the area to be better prepared whenever the next downturn happens.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: The latest numbers from the Standard and Poor’s/Case-Shiller Index showed Phoenix-area home prices up nearly twenty-two percent in the past twelve months.
December 28, 2012
Analysts say the Valley’s housing market has turned around. Earlier this week, the Standard and Poor’s/Case-Shiller Index showed Phoenix home prices had risen faster than any of the other nineteen cities the index tracks.
December 27, 2012
The latest suit challenging snowmaking at  Arizona Snowbowl has been dropped. The suit, by the Hopi tribe had alleged using reclaimed wastewater to make artificial snow would harm the endangered San Francisco Peaks Groundsel plant, also known ragwort.
December 27, 2012
Chip Scutari of Scutari and Cieslak and Kimber Lanning of Local First Arizona talk about the impactful stories of 2012 in Arizona--and they look beyond the results of November's elections.Scutari and Lanning tell KJZZ's Steve Goldstein about the improving business climate in the state, and they both think immigration reform is likely to happen soon--thanks, at least in part, to the Real Arizona Coalition's S.
December 26, 2012
Fiesta Bowl Executive Director Robert Shelton talks about the January 3, 2013 matchup between the University of Oregon and Kansas State and the changes that are coming in 2014 to college football's system of choosing a national champion.
December 26, 2012
A float in this year's Tournament of Roses Parade will have a Phoenix connection. KJZZ’s Mark Brodie explains. Amanda Missildine, with her husband (Photo Courtesy of Amanda Missildine) MARK BRODIE: Amanda Missildine, a nurse at Maricopa Integrated Health System, is riding on the Donate Life Float.
December 25, 2012
State environmental officials have extended their high pollution advisory into Tuesday. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more.MARK BRODIE: That’s led the Maricopa County Air Quality Department to extend the No Burn Day restrictions until midnight tonight - meaning no wood or outdoor fires will be allowed today.
December 24, 2012
Officials with the Tonto National Forest will be holding public meetings over the next two months. They want to get input on possible changes to the forest’s 215 developed recreation sites.They acknowledge changes are likely coming.
December 24, 2012
As the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality marks its 25th year, the agency’s director says it’s providing high-quality service despite budget cuts.From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports.
December 24, 2012
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is marking its 25th year as a cabinet-level agency. KJZZ's Steve Goldstein talks with ADEQ Director Henry Darwin about the agency's accomplishments and what else needs to be done to improve air quality in Arizona.
December 21, 2012
A federal agent charged with helping smuggle drugs into the U.S. has been ordered to remain in jail. Border Patrol Agent Aaron Anaya was on duty earlier this month between Yuma and Wellton in southwestern Arizona.
December 21, 2012
Americans love driving. It's a symbol of our freedom that's often taken for granted. But for many people in the Middle East, and especially for women, it's a form of independence that doesn't come easily.
December 21, 2012
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.
December 21, 2012
Latinos and African Americans make up 13 percent of the national workforce, but they hold just 3 percent of all high tech jobs. Women are also lagging behind. Now, Arizona high schools have the opportunity to apply for grants that will serve these underrepresented students.
December 21, 2012
The public comment period for a proposed rail line between Phoenix and Tucson ended last week. KJZZ's Mark Brodie spoke with Laura Douglas of the Arizona Department of Transportation about what people had to say, and what comes next.
December 21, 2012
Holiday travel is picking up, and one state agency is warning airline passengers to watch out when they weigh their bags. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Inspectors from the Arizona Department of Weights and Measures checked out scales in 22 terminals at Sky Harbor, Mesa Gateway and Tucson International airports earlier this month.
December 21, 2012
Federal legislation aimed at limiting assault-style weapons is being discussed in Washington, after last week’s mass murders at an elementary school in Connecticut. Former Arizona Senator Dennis DeConcini was one of the sponsors of a similar bill 18 years ago.
December 20, 2012
A Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house in Phoenix that was slated for demolition has been saved. As Peter O’Dowd reports, an anonymous buyer purchased the home for an undisclosed price. The David and Gladys Wright House in Phoenix.
December 20, 2012
As the nation slowly emerges from the economic downturn, some seniors are finding financial recovery difficult. Recent estimates from the American Community Survey show 8.3 million seniors living at or near the poverty line.
December 20, 2012
Arizona’s population was one of the fastest growing in the country over the last year, according to new numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau. The new report also shows the south and west saw the biggest jumps in population over that time.
December 20, 2012

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