KJZZ News

From the KJZZ newsroom, I’m Steve Goldstein. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will be in Arizona today to express her condolences to the family of Nicholas Ivie, the U.S. Border Patrol agent shot and killed this week just north of the Arizona-Mexico border.
October 04, 2012
The City of Phoenix will be providing nearly 500 new locations next year to use your credit or debit cards -- in the city’s parking meters. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.AL MACIAS: The city’s transportation department is asking the city council to approve a plan for hundreds of meters to be installed in the downtown area.
October 04, 2012
It may be another two weeks before the break in the Central Arizona Project canal is repaired. Authorities discovered the leak early Sunday morning. The canal delivers water from the Colorado River to Phoenix and Tucson.
October 04, 2012
According to an analysis released Thursday, Phoenix ranks third in the country in number of construction jobs added over the last year. The Associated General Contractors of America analyzes job reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
October 04, 2012
While the Valley just left summer behind a couple weeks ago, weather forecasters are already looking ahead, to what the winter will feel like. KJZZ's Steve Goldstein reports about what is predicted for this winter.
October 04, 2012
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

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