KJZZ News

The Maricopa Unified School District is struggling and this election it hopes its fifth attempt to pass an education override will be the charm. The district, about 40 miles south of Phoenix, is asking voters for money to climb out of its budget slump.
October 04, 2012
There’s new hope for a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home that was facing demolition in the Phoenix neighborhood of Arcadia. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, the developer and the city of Phoenix have reached a deal to put work on hold while a search continues for a buyer.
October 04, 2012
Authorities have destroyed more than 4,500 marijuana plants found along the Centennial Wash near Wenden, about 100 miles northwest of Phoenix. Federal and state investigators say the plants were 3- to 6-feet high and located in four separate plots throughout the one-acre site.
October 03, 2012
As the U.S. continues its formal pullout from Iraq and Afghanistan, thousands of soldiers are returning home. But for many, home isn't the warm and comfortable place it should be. Instead, it's a place where they're often misunderstood and where nightmares of war zones are inescapable.
October 03, 2012
Valley home prices rose in August, but not by much, according to new numbers from ASU. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The median home price was up about one percent, to $150,000.
October 03, 2012
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.
October 03, 2012
National Weather Service Meteorologist-in-Charge of the Phoenix office Gary Woodall talks about how the 2012 monsoon season in the Valley compared to 2010 and 2011. Woodall also explained how Arizona's drought is affecting the power of Summer dust storms.
October 03, 2012
Former Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard discusses practical steps that can be taken to make the U.S.-Mexico border safer. Goddard says the Treasury Department needs to get involved to hit Mexican drug cartels.
October 03, 2012
KJZZ's Nick Blumberg tells Steve Goldstein what his reporting uncovered about voter fraud and who is planning to be at the polls to prevent it. Blumberg's two stories on voter fraud were featured on Morning Edition.
October 03, 2012
Education officials have voted to close Gilbert Junior High. Last night, the Governing Board of the Gilbert Unified School District voted to close the school's doors by the 2014-2015 school year, due to declining enrollment.
October 03, 2012
Tonight hear a new release from pianist Harold Mabern with saxophonist Eric Alexander, and a new one from Diana Krall that is causing quite a stir, is it jazz or Texas Honky Tonk?  Listen tonight and find out for yourself.
October 03, 2012
The just-ended 2012 monsoon season produced more rain than normal in the Valley, and the dust storms were very intense. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: The monsoon season runs from June 15 through September 30.
October 02, 2012
An economic development group has released findings that outline Arizona’s opportunities to expand freight distribution from Mexican sea ports. As KJZZ's Peter O’Dowd reports, it’s an early step in the bid to elevate Arizona’s role as a major trade-distribution center.
October 02, 2012
An advocacy group is out with a Spanish-language guide to the ballot measures Arizona voters will decide next month. And, as KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports from Phoenix, the group is trying to get minority voters to cast their ballots on the nine questions.
October 02, 2012
New numbers show Arizona teens drink and drive at approximately the same rate as their counterparts around the country. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the percentage of teenagers who drink and drive dropped more than 50 percent between 1991 and last year.
October 02, 2012
A new report shows the U.S. Latino voting block increased in the last four years. The growth is in the millions. Since 2008, the number of Latino registered voters increased by four million. The Pew Hispanic Center analyzed the most recent U.
October 02, 2012
   Join KJZZ and NPR for Live Coverage of the Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates6-8 p.m. on 91.5 FM and KJZZ.org. KJZZ will feature analysis from NPR Senior Washington editor Ron Elving, political analysts E.
October 02, 2012
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

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