KJZZ News

Arizona State University is opening a new center dedicated to Latinos and public policy. From Phoenix, Jude Joffe-Block reports the mission is to study the growing Latino population as it relates to the entire state.
October 22, 2012
The group California Common Cause is asking California's campaign finance watchdog to investigate the donors behind an $11 million political contribution from a nonprofit based in Arizona called Americans for Responsible Leadership.
October 19, 2012
The Maricopa County Elections Department has sent out over a million early ballots. From Phoenix, Jude Joffe-Block reports some questions are arising over how those ballots can be turned in.JUDE JOFFE-BLOCK: This week County Recorder Helen Purcell announced people posing as county employees were knocking on doors asking to collect voters' early ballots.
October 19, 2012
The number of young adults, ages 16 to 24, who are neither working nor in school is growing. In total 5.8 million young Americans, or 14.7 percent of the U.S. population, make up this demographic. There are many reasons why a young adult may be neither working nor in school.
October 19, 2012
   Tonight hear your favorites!  Art Tatum, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Ella fitzgerald, and more when we pull out all the stops for a fun night of jazz and fund raising starting at 8.  It's a jazz party to keep jazz alive on public radio, and it starts with Poncho Sanchez new CD.
October 18, 2012
The monitor of the $25 billion national mortgage settlement is in the Valley today to talk about where the rights of homeowners fit in.From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: In February of this year, five of the largest banks in the U.
October 18, 2012
The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home in Phoenix that faced a bulldozer is now looking at a better future. Wright designed the home for his son David and daughter-in-law Gladys. The house shares some of the spiral design elements of the Guggenheim Museum in New York, and was purchased earlier this year by a private company.
October 18, 2012
Former Arizona lawmaker Bill Konopnicki has died. The Republican from Safford served in the state House of Representatives for eight years, but had been in declining health. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
October 18, 2012
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors meeting was disrupted by protestors Wednesday morning. The meeting was cancelled before the board could approve a multi-million dollar settlement over the death of a jail inmate.
October 17, 2012
Congressman Jeff Flake and Dr. Richard Carmona joined Steve Goldstein separately to talk about their views on economic progress, the Affordable Care Act, and immigration reform. Carmona, the former U.S.
October 17, 2012
Arizona's new 9th Congressional District is considered the most competitive in the state and is rated a toss-up by a number of national analysts. It includes Tempe, south Scottsdale, west Mesa and parts of Chandler and Phoenix.
October 17, 2012
Expectations for Arizona State University’s football team were low entering this season. Following a collapse in 2011 that included a blowout loss to Boise State in the Maaco Bowl, head coach Dennis Erickson was fired, and starting quarterback Brock Osweiler decided to take his game to the NFL.
October 17, 2012
Demolition crews are tearing down the Madison Hotel in downtown Phoenix. KJZZ's Peter O'Dowd watched the demolition. The Phoenix Suns own the property and a second abandoned hotel next door. The Suns have not yet responded to KJZZ's requests for comment, but the company has said it plans to turn the land into a parking lot.
October 17, 2012
Builders in the U.S. started construction on apartments and single-family homes in September at the fastest pace since July 2008.Between August and September, the Commerce Department says housing construction increased by 15 percent across the United States.
October 17, 2012
More than 35,000 Arizona school students will take part in a multistate earthquake drill on Thursday morning. People in California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington will also take part in the drill.
October 17, 2012
The Valley-based Apollo Group, which owns the University of Phoenix, will close more than one hundred locations to deal with dropping income. KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more.In the most recent quarter, Apollo Group’s net income plunged sixty percent to nine hundred ninety-six point five million dollars.
October 16, 2012
Trine University will open a branch campus in the city of Peoria starting in 2013. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, the city is looking to expand its skilled workforce.PETER O’DOWD: If this sounds familiar, it’s because Mesa officials have already announced five new universities coming to that East Valley city since the start of the year.
October 16, 2012
The Arizona Board of Regents is touting a survey that shows more adults in Arizona have received college degrees. As K-J-Z-Z’s Peter O’Dowd reports, the state still has a lot of catching up to do.   PETER O’DOWD: According to the 2011American Community Survey, 26.
October 16, 2012
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October 16, 2012
An anonymous donor is putting up $825,000 to preserve some valuable land in southern Utah’s Zion National Park. About 30 acres of private land in Zion will be purchased and donated to become part of the national park.
October 16, 2012

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