KJZZ News

The downtowns of some major U.S. cities are known for having unique architecture and skyscrapers, but that isn't the case in Phoenix. One development company, Novawest, is exploring the possibility of changing that with a concept that's being compared to Seattle's Space Needle.
January 02, 2013
After more than a decade with the same five members, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors will have two newcomers. Steve Chucri discusses his priorities as he succeeds Don Stapley. Michelle Ye Hee Lee of the Arizona Republic considers how the political dynamic of the Board will change.
January 02, 2013
Governor Jan Brewer’s decision in November to forego setting up a state-based health exchange as part of the Affordable Care Act set up another health care decision expected as soon as this month. And, as KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports, that decision will likely affect hundreds of thousands of Arizonans.
January 02, 2013
Former Arizona Congressman Matt Salmon talks about his return to the U.S. House following a twelve-year absence. Salmon tells Here and Now Host Steve Goldstein that he would have voted against the fiscal cliff legislation that passed the House on Tuesday night.
January 02, 2013
Some experts are predicting a severe shortage of doctors in Arizona when the new federal health care program starts in the new year. The flood of newly insured patients could mean longer wait times to see a doctor in some parts of the state.
January 02, 2013
There’s a lot of speculation about Andy Reid, the former coach of the Philadelphia Eagles becoming the new Arizona Cardinals coach.Some reports say there’s a 95-percent chance Reid will take the job.
January 02, 2013
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.
January 02, 2013
The drought in the Southwest has been a long-term problem and at least here in the Valley it continued during 2012. KJZZ's Dennis Lambert spoke with Meteorologist Hector Vasquez of the National Weather Service in Phoenix.
January 02, 2013
Prosecutors are seeking a warrant to execute an inmate convicted of murdering an elderly man more than 30 years ago. 70-year-old Edward Schad has been on death row since 1985. He was found guilty of murdering 74-year-old Bisbee resident Leroy Graves, whose body was found strangled near Prescott in August 1978.
December 29, 2012
Cases of pertussis -- also known as whooping cough -- have spiked in Arizona this year. The Arizona Department of Health Services says as of December 15, the state’s seen 913 reported cases of pertussis and one death.
December 29, 2012
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

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