KJZZ News

The push is on from the White House on down for American companies to return manufacturing jobs to U.S. soil. As Governor Brewer talks up Arizona in France and Germany, Morning Edition's Dennis Lambert spoke with Barry Broome, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council.
May 29, 2012
Police agencies fanned out across the state this Memorial Day weekend trying to keep drunk drivers off the road. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Terry Ward reports. TERRY WARD: Statewide, more than 1,700 officers were on DUI detail this holiday weekend.
May 29, 2012
Online dating may not be for everyone. At this weekend’s Phoenix Comicon, self-described geeks and nerds have found an alternative. KJZZ’s Laura Palmisano explains. Gemma German during a geek speed dating session at Phoenix Comicon.
May 29, 2012
On July 1, Mexico will elect a new president.  Whichever of the three major candidates wins will take responsibility for a country that's reeling with drug violence.  KJZZ's Peter O'Dowd and Michel Marizco are traveling Mexico's border with the United States to report on the elections and to ask why they matter to the U.
May 28, 2012
Arizona lost more than 300,000 jobs during the recession, and estimates suggest the state has gained only about a quarter of them back. KJZZ’s Mark Brodie and Devin Browne look at what kinds of jobs are filling the gap.
May 25, 2012
As part of Governor Brewer's push for personnel reform, employees of the state of Arizona covered by merit protection are eligible for a one-time "retention stipend" if they give up their covered status.
May 25, 2012
For many of us, an animal is an integral and cherished part of our family. But when a pet faces a major medical crisis, how much would you be willing to spend to save or prolong its life? Share your thoughts.
May 25, 2012
Another city is banning the use of fireworks. Glendale’s ordinance takes effect Friday just as the Memorial Day weekend gets under way. State law allows for the sale of consumer fireworks throughout Arizona, but that doesn’t mean they are legal to use everywhere.
May 25, 2012
The popularity of hiking Camelback Mountain has for years strained relationships between area residents and hikers, but changes are coming that might ease that strain.The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Board has approved some potential solutions to the parking problems near Camelback Mountain's Echo Canyon.
May 25, 2012
Friday marks the 35th anniversary of the first Star Wars movie, which spawned a generation of sci-fi fans. In Phoenix more than 30,000 people are expected this weekend for the 10th annual Phoenix Comicon which brings together science fictions buffs and comic book fans.
May 24, 2012
Housing advocates filed a lawsuit Thursday in Maricopa County Superior Court. They want a judge to stop the state from taking $50 million from a mortgage settlement to help balance the budget. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
May 24, 2012
Memorial Day weekend gets off to a great start as we celebrate the birthday anniversary of jazz legend Miles Davis. From "Kind of Blue," one of the greatest jazz albums of all time, to "Bitches Brew," Miles Davis was a visionary who led the evolution of jazz from haunting melodies and bop to the birth of the cool and electric fusion.
May 24, 2012
More than 700,000 Arizonans are expected to travel this holiday weekend. And, if they all do, it would be around a one and a half percent increase over last year’s Memorial Day travel. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more.
May 23, 2012
An area affected by the Gladiator Fire will be getting some help from the state. KJZZ's Mark Brodie reports.MARK BRODIE: Governor Jan Brewer has declared a state of emergency for Yavapai County, because of the Gladiator Fire.
May 23, 2012
A second challenger to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has filed his signatures to get on the ballot.  Paul Penzone reviews his nominating signatures with Maricopa County Elections employees. (Photo by Nick Blumberg)Wednesday morning, former Phoenix police officer Paul Penzone brought some 6,000 petition signatures to the county elections department.
May 23, 2012
After the sun sets and the lights go out in the newsroom, KJZZ Music Director and Host Blaise Lantana and her team take over the 91.5 airwaves to share the cool sounds of classic jazz.Lantana is a veteran musician and public broadcaster.
May 23, 2012
A man who recently threatened the lives of Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his family may be heading to Arizona.  Tennessee resident Adam Cox has not been seen in about three weeks, around the time he told his probation officer of his plans to head west.
May 23, 2012
It looks like President Obama's name will appear on the Arizona ballot in November.  Secretary of State Ken Bennett says he got an e-mail from Hawaii officials late Tuesday, confirming they have an original birth certificate for the president.
May 23, 2012
Phoenix parks rank above-average among large American cities. KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports on a scorecard released today from The Trust for Public Land. PETER O’DOWD: Among the 40 largest US cities, Phoenix ranks 16th.
May 23, 2012
Tempe’s Hayden Flour Mill was the largest flour mill in the state -- until it closed in 1998.  For more than a decade the building has been boarded up and blocked off from the public. Now it has re-opened.
May 22, 2012

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