KJZZ News

Janitors who clean Sky Harbor International Airport gathered Tuesday night to protest their working conditions. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, the group has tried unsuccessfully to assemble a union.
September 04, 2012
Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, along with her husband, Mark Kelly, officially launched her political action committee Tuesday. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: Gabby PAC will be co-chaired by Robert Reich, a Democrat, and Trey Grayson, a Republican.
September 04, 2012
Ranchers in Arizona -- and across the US -- are cutting back beef production to stay in business. The shrinking cattle market is at its lowest level in 60 years. Cattle round-up at W Dart Rach in Cottonwood, Arizona.
September 04, 2012
The state office of highway safety has released updated numbers on how many people were stopped for DUI over the Labor Day weekend. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports.Between last Wednesday and late Tuesday morning, 564 people were arrested for DUI in Arizona.
September 04, 2012
U.S. home prices increased nearly 4 percent between July 2011 and July 2012, according to a private realty tracking firm. But in Arizona, gains were well above the national average. Real estate data provider CoreLogic said Tuesday home prices rose an average of 3.
September 04, 2012
Calderon's six-year presidential term ends this year, and Mexican law prohibits him from running again.In his State of the Nation speech, Calderon said he expanded and cleaned up Mexico's police force and created more than 2 million jobs -- twice as many as his predecessor, Vicente Fox.
September 04, 2012
  Horace Silver has written some of the most memorable tunes in jazz, like Song for My Father and Sister Sadie, .  From modal jazz to hard bop he brought magical grooves and rhythms to his sound.
September 03, 2012
The Education Department is requiring the state of Arizona to offer language instruction to tens of thousands of students who are not proficient in English.A federal civil rights investigation found that 42,000 students were misidentified as "Proficient in English.
September 03, 2012
Low interest rates and a shrinking supply of foreclosed homes are driving buyers back into the new home market.  As KJZZ’s Al Macias reports, the Valley’s homebuilding industry is showing signs of life after one of the biggest slowdowns in history.
September 03, 2012
The official end of the Valley's monsoon season is two weeks away, but there still may be plenty of dust storms to come and more cases of Valley fever.Valley fever is a condition that hits Arizonans hard and is often misdiagnosed.
September 03, 2012
The U-S Department of Justice has dropped its criminal investigation into Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and other high-ranking county officials.PETER O'DOWD: The Justice Department was investigating Arpaio for his role in failed public corruption cases against county officials who were at odds with him.
August 31, 2012
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu has been cleared in an investigation into whether he abused his authority. Earlier this year, Sheriff Babeu’s former boyfriend Jose Orozco revealed Babeu is gay and claimed Babeu threatened him with deportation.
August 31, 2012
A new report from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows Arizona teen-agers are vaccinated at higher rates than the rest of the country in some cases. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
August 31, 2012
  Pianist Gene Harris is known for his blues infused soul jazz.  From 1956 to 1970 he recorded with The Three Sounds,.  He retired to Idaho in 1970, but 8 years later Ray Brown got him to come out of retirement and play with his trio.
August 30, 2012
The League of Arizona Cities and Towns’ annual conference concludes today in Scottsdale. As KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports, the league’s president is focused on collaboration between rural and urban communities.
August 30, 2012
The national groups working to elect both Democrats and Republicans to Congress are targeting the same three Arizona districts this fall. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Both the National Republican Congressional Committee and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee consider districts one, two and nine winnable in November.
August 30, 2012
After last week’s primary election there were winners and losers. The winners move on, the rest clean up and state law says they have to do it quickly. Campaign signs in Phoenix (Photo by Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez - KJZZ)By September 12 political candidates not moving on to the general election must remove their campaign signs from the public rights of way.
August 30, 2012
The City of Phoenix and Valley Metro celebrated the ongoing expansion of the light rail system Thursday morning by unveiling the markers for a new light rail route. The extension will help serve neighborhoods where the percentage of residents without cars is twice the county average.
August 30, 2012
The U.S. Commerce Department has sent a representative to the Southwest to promote cross-border trade with Mexico. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, the message is that border states are missing an opportunity.
August 29, 2012
A federal appeals court has ruled that two Phoenix newspaper executives can pursue a civil suit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for violating their First Amendment rights and making a false arrest, among other claims.
August 29, 2012

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