KJZZ News

The construction of the new Chicago Cubs spring training stadium is underway. On Wednesday, the City of Mesa hosted a groundbreaking ceremony with local dignitaries and the Cubs franchise.Dignitaries from the City of Mesa and the Chicago Cubs broke ground on the new Cubs spring training complex in Mesa on Wednesday.
July 11, 2012
The Scottsdale City Council has appointed an acting city manager, a week after the previous city manager resigned. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: In a special meeting, the council appointed Dan Worth to the post on an interim basis.
July 11, 2012
The Peoria Fire Department will receive a $930,000 federal grant to hire and train firefighters to staff Lake Pleasant. The grant will allow Peoria to hire six additional firefighters to staff Lake Pleasant around the clock.
July 11, 2012
As we reported last month from Flagstaff, a rising homeless population on National Forest land could lead to increased wildfire danger. But it’s not only the homeless who can run afoul of forest restrictions.
July 10, 2012
A new report shows the Valley's housing market is continuing a strong push toward recovery. Analysts at Clear Capital say prices were up almost 9 percent in the last quarter.From Phoenix, KJZZ's Steve Goldstein reports.
July 10, 2012
Yesterday federal law enforcement agents revealed more details about the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and offered a reward of $1 million for information leading to the arrest of four men accused of being involved in the murder.
July 10, 2012
Intel's expansion in Chandler has attracted construction jobs to the city, and drew a visit from President Obama. KJZZ's Mark Brodie spoke with Mayor Jay Tibshraeny about what a bigger Intel presence in Chandler means for the city.
July 10, 2012
  Trumpeter Lee Morgan's life was short, he was shot at the age of 33 while at a gig.  But Morgan played with so many great artists and wrote so many tunes that are standards today, that his legacy is long and strong.
July 09, 2012
Louis Jordan could swing, and rock,  play sax and sing.  His unique style was the beginning of rock and roll.  Hear his tunes from the 40s like Let the Good Times Roll and Ain't that Just like a Woman.
July 09, 2012
Governor Jan Brewer says she won’t take any further steps to have legislators consider election-law changes.  An initiative that will appear on the November ballot would allow Arizonans to vote for a candidate of any party in the primary election, and advance the primary's top two finishers to the general election -- regardless of party affiliation.
July 09, 2012
Arizona is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn lower courts' rulings that the state can't take away state workers' same-sex domestic partner benefits. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Steve Goldstein has more.
July 09, 2012
A bilingual education campaign aimed at increasing acceptance of gay and lesbian Latino family members is under way.  Twenty-one national Latino organizations have built a coalition around the movement.
July 09, 2012
Arizona's summer tourism campaign has a new twist. KJZZ's Mark Brodie spoke with a tourism expert to find out how it might work.State tourism officials are hoping Arizonans decide to travel relatively close to home this summer.
July 09, 2012
Wildlife officials say golden algae killed thousands of fish in a 20-mile stretch of the Salt River.  Golden algae were discovered in Texas in the 1980s; they were first found in Arizona in 2005. The algae produce a toxin that attacks the gills of fish and causes them to suffocate.
July 06, 2012
Tempe police and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration say they have dismantled a drug-trafficking organization that was operating in Tempe.  From Phoenix, Jude Joffe-Block reports that law enforcement are saying the ring had links to the Mexican Sinaloa Cartel.
July 06, 2012
Navajo lawmakers have rejected a settlement that recognizes the tribe's rights to water from the Little Colorado River basin. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Steve Goldstein reports. The tribal council voted 15-6 against the settlement on Thursday during a special session in Window Rock.
July 06, 2012
The signatures are in. Arizona voters will consider a major change to the way the state holds its primary elections. KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reportsThursday was the deadline to get the primary initiative on November’s ballot.
July 06, 2012
There’s a new entrance to Sky Harbor airport that’s ready to open Monday morning. The Arizona Department of Transportation will open a new ramp connecting Southbound State Route 143 with Sky Harbor Boulevard.
July 05, 2012
A father and two of his sons are believed to have shot a federal agent in Texas. Pedro Alvarado and his son, 18-year-old Arnoldo, are charged with shooting an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent who was monitoring a possible drug deal Tuesday in Hidalgo County, near the Mexican border.
July 05, 2012
The judge in a suit against the Maricopa County Sheriff will not recuse himself, and the trial will go forward as scheduled. Sheriff Joe Arpaio is being sued for racial profiling by a small group of Latinos.
July 05, 2012

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