The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing Wednesday morning on the state of the right to vote. Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett was a witness, along with other state-level elected officials, former Florida Governor Charlie Crist and Nina Perales of the Mexican American Legal Defense fund.
Snapshots of the country’s economy show an improving housing market, growing consumer confidence and an unemployment rate that’s still high – but gradually getting better. There’s no doubt the nation – and Arizona -- are still facing serious economic problems.
Glendale Mayor Elaine Scruggs, who will leave office in January, talks about her nearly twenty years of leading the west valley city. Scruggs addresses accomplishments like transportation advancements and the building of the University of Phoenix Stadium.
Guitar World Senior Editor and Valley resident Alan Di Perna talks about his new book, Guitar Masters: Intimate Portraits. He profiles rock and blues legends like Keith Richards, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Buddy Guy and David Gilmour of Pink Floyd.
Mexico's new attorney general says there are many more cartels operating in the country than former President Felipe Calderon’s administration had claimed.Mexico’s Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam says as many as eighty small to medium drug cartels are operating in the nation, a large rise from the last government assessment.
At this time three years ago, the nation’s housing crisis set off waves of despair around the holiday season. That’s when KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd first met the White family from Glendale. The Whites were grappling with job loss, foreclosure, and the threat of bankruptcy.
As part of the nation's electoral college vote this morning, Arizona's 11 Republican presidential electors cast their votes for the Mitt Romney-Paul Ryan ticket at the state capitol. KJZZ's Jude Joffe-Block reports this final ceremony means the 2012 general election is officially behind us.
Schools in the Phoenix area are responding to last week's mass shooting in Connecticut. KJZZ's Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports districts are reaching out to parents to assure them of the security measures in place.
Three new wind turbines spin outside the Leupp Schools on the Navajo Nation. On the roof are enough solar panels to generate 10 kilowatts of electricity to help power the school while stimulating classroom learning.
Bullhead City officials are warning people intending to drive in northwest Arizona to be careful. They say wild burrows have increasingly become a big roadway hazard. City spokesman Steve Johnson says while most of the burros may be friendly, it's important to remember they're wild animals.
Schools on reservation lands are turning to solar and wind power to both power classrooms and provide some teaching tools. At the Moencopi Day School, on the Hopi reservation near Tuba City, solar panels have been installed to heat and cool the greenhouse.
Tempe police say a body discovered in Town Lake on Sunday has a "strong possibility" of being that of a missing ASU student. Sgt. Mike Pooley says the body has not yet been identified but there's a good chance it's that of 19-year-old Jack Culolias.
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery is asking an appeals court to block a lower court ruling that would force the county to approve zoning for a medical marijuana dispensary. KJZZ’s AL Macias reports the case centers on a proposed dispensary in Sun City.
A new report shows Arizona is ranked second nationwide in the capacity of its solar installations. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg has more.The report comes from the Solar Energy Industries Association, and looks at the third quarter of 2012.
KJZZ has suspended the End-Of-Year 2012 pledge drive to broadcast live coverage of the Connecticut school shootings. Special NPR news coverage will air until 2 p.m., followed by All Things Considered.The drawing for the Escape To Paris will still be held at 6 p.
Due to a computer network upgrade there is a planned outage of KJZZ.org from 11 p.m. Tuesday until 3 a.m. Wednesday. Live streaming audio will not be available while the website is down. We will do our best to minimize service interruptions, and thank our website users for their patience.
Arizona's poverty rate was among the highest in the country last year, according to new numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau.KJZZ's Mark Brodie speaks with Roe Goddard, Associate Professor at the Thunderbird School of Global Management about what that means for the state, and for business in Arizona.
The Valley Metro Board of Directors has approved a fare increase for public transit in the Phoenix area. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.MARK BRODIE: Starting on March first, it’ll cost a quarter more for local rides on the bus and light rail.
Maricopa County and its sheriff, Joe Arpaio, have lost a bid to dismiss a U.S. Department of Justice civil rights lawsuit. KJZZ's Jude Joffe-Block reports the suit was filed in May, and alleges systematic discrimination against Latinos.