KJZZ News

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
Enter to win an Azores Islands European GetawayWin a trip for two to the Azores Islands compliments of Sata Airlines. Just a four hour flight from Boston, the Azores Islands are the closest European getaway to the United States.
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
Arizona’s public-private economic development organization may be getting a new CEO. Last year, the Arizona Department of Commerce became the Arizona Commerce Authority in a move pushed by Governor Jan Brewer.
October 16, 2012
Citigroup isn't as enthusiastic as its peers about a comeback in the housing market.From Phoenix, KJZZ's Steve Goldstein has more.Last week, executives at Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase declared that the long-struggling market had turned a corner.
October 15, 2012
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by the state of Arizona over its voter registration requirements. In 2004, Arizona voters passed a ballot proposition requiring prospective voters to prove they're a citizen before they can register to vote using a state form.
October 15, 2012
The U of A has received a federal grant to study the relationship between the exposure to and health effects of the use of underground mining equipment using diesel and biodiesel-blend fuels. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more.
October 13, 2012
Funding for the next extension of the Valley’s light rail system has been formally approved. Federal officials and several Valley mayors formally signed the agreement Friday afternoon. KJZZ’s Al Macias says the feds will now provide $75 million for the additional three miles.
October 12, 2012
October 12, 2012
A deadline is looming over the pending demolition of two hotels in downtown Phoenix. One of two downtown Phoenix hotels scheduled to be demolished to make way for a parking lot. (Photo by Jon Hoban - KJZZ) The company that owns the Phoenix Suns also owns the abandoned St.
October 12, 2012
We know every voter is unique. So which issues will have a direct impact on your life? Maybe it's military spending, healthcare changes, immigration or tax policy, or even a local school referendum.
October 12, 2012
Early voting in Arizona for the November sixth election is underway. Some analysts wonder whether results of early balloting could limit turnout on Election Day.From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports.
October 12, 2012
Mourners on Thursday remembered the Border Patrol agent shot and killed last week near Bisbee at a second funeral. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Mark Brodie has more.Nicholas Ivie had a funeral in Sierra Vista on Monday.
October 12, 2012
The Arizona Board of Regents has decided to offer Eileen Klein, Governor Jan Brewer's Chief of Staff, the position of President of the Board. Regents' Chair Rick Myers tells KJZZ's Steve Goldstein why Klein is the right choice.
October 11, 2012
A preservation group at the city of Phoenix is taking steps to inventory the work of Frank Lloyd Wright. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, it’s in response to a controversy over the pending demolition of a house Wright designed for his son.
October 11, 2012
Arizona’s U.S. Senate race is tightening up, with less than a month to go until Election Day. The advantage had been with Republican Congressman Jeff Flake, but as KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports, Democrats are trying to capitalize on a shift in momentum.
October 11, 2012
After weeks of commercials painting a softer picture of “America’s Toughest Sheriff,” Joe Arpaio has gone on the offensive. The new ad makes issue of an incident in his opponent’s past.  The commercial refers to a decade-old dispute involving Arpaio’s Democratic foe Paul Penzone, a former Phoenix Police Sergeant who ran the Silent Witness program.
October 11, 2012
New Mexico’s governor wants federal officials to move a pack of endangered wolves suspected of killing cattle in the southwestern part of her state. Governor Susana Martinez sent a letter to the U.
October 11, 2012
Early voting for next month’s general election begins Thursday. The county elections department will mail ballots to people on the permanent early voting list, and those who have requested an early ballot.
October 11, 2012

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