KJZZ News

A mammoth manufacturing and industrial center  will soon open in Avondale. Right now there are no tenants for the facility. Developers and the city are confident that is going to change. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports city leaders believe it is another sign of a rebounding economy in the West Valley.
January 23, 2013
The public interest group says the City of Phoenix is not open enough about how it spends taxpayer money. The group released a report Wednesday that gave Phoenix a below-average rating. NADINE ARROYO RODRIGUEZ: The Arizona Public Interest Research Group, known as PIRG, gave the city of Phoenix a ‘D’ for spending transparency.
January 23, 2013
Governor Jan Brewer's Budget Director John Arnold explains how the administration decided on its spending priorities in the $8.9 billion package. Ann-Eve Pedersen of the Arizona Education Parent Network gives details on why she thinks the budget doesn't provide nearly enough funding for K-12 education.
January 23, 2013
Shoana Anderson of the Arizona Department of Health Services explains how the state's flu season compares with the rest of the country. James Hodge of Arizona State University's O'Connor College of Law considers the ethics of requiring workers to be vaccinated and sending them home if they're ill.
January 23, 2013
Phoenix car dealer Jack Ross and his wife Acquanetta were well-known for their ubiquitous television commercials and their commitment to Valley health and culture. Commentator Robrt Pela remembers Ross, who died last week.
January 23, 2013
The Phoenix Suns are off to their worst start in twenty-five years and fired Head Coach Alvin Gentry last week. The Arizona Republic's Bob Young talks about the team's problems and how long it will take to find solutions.
January 23, 2013
Grandparents who take in their grandkids would receive a monthly stipend, under a proposal given approval Wednesday by an Arizona Senate committee. The bill calls for a $75 monthly payment from the state Department of Economic Security, if the grandchild is placed in their grandparents’ home.
January 23, 2013
As cancer treatment becomes ever more advanced, dedicated cancer centers in the Phoenix area have been growing. With that has come a barrage of billboard campaigns and TV commercials. In the second of two parts, KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg looks at how those centers can thrive and the criticism they face.
January 22, 2013
A proposal to require cities to randomly inspect their parking meters has cleared its first legislative hurdle. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The bill would mandate cities test and calibrate ten percent of their meters every quarter.
January 22, 2013
Arizona has one of the lowest high school graduation rates and the highest drop out rate in the country. Those are some of the facts in a report released today by the U.S. Department of Education.  KJZZ’s Al Macias reports the graduation numbers are actually an improvement.
January 22, 2013
The recent four-day freeze damaged ficus trees across the Valley. If you’re wondering what to do with the tree in your yard? Just leave it alone. Ficus tree (Photo by Rick Gould - KJZZ)NADINE ARROYO RODRIGUEZ: Ficus trees lose about a foot of growth after a freezing cold snap.
January 22, 2013
The Phoenix Suns’ recent head coaching change has also led to the departure of a team legend.Last week, the Suns came to a mutual agreement with Head Coach Alvin Gentry to go in another direction.
January 22, 2013
Cancer is the second most common killer in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control -- so it’s no surprise that cancer treatment gets a lot of attention. Later today, an outpatient cancer facility in Gilbert will break ground on a 100,000 square-foot expansion.
January 21, 2013
Arizona's Biosciences Roadmap has been in place for a decade. What has its impact been on the economy and health care?This is KJZZ’s Morning Edition. I’m Steve Goldstein in Phoenix. Ten years ago, a public-private partnership was formed to create Arizona’s Biosciences Roadmap—a strategy for the state to compete for higher-paying science jobs that could also lead to medical advancements.
January 21, 2013
Engaged and informed-- that's been Alisa Joyce Barba's mantra throughout her journalism career and as KJZZ's Senior Editor for Fronteras: the Changing America Desk.  Barba is an award-winning journalist, producer, writer and editor with more than 25 years’ experience in commercial and public broadcasting.
January 18, 2013
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer released her $8.9 billion budget proposal on Friday. KJZZ's Mark Brodie spoke with Cynthia Zwick, Executive Director of the Arizona Community Action Association, about what the plan might mean for low-income Arizonans.
January 18, 2013
“I fell in love with broadcasting when I was 14,” said KJZZ Senior Field Correspondent Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez.Arroyo Rodriguez was born in Puerto Rico to Puerto Rican and Belgian parents and grew up in La Villita, a predominantly Mexican-American community in Southside Chicago.
January 18, 2013
Mesa officials will open a new city park Saturday morning. The Mesa Grande Cultural Park includes an earthen mound created by the Hohokam, along with trails and pottery. It will include trails and several stations to interpret what visitors are looking at.
January 18, 2013
Governor Jan Brewer’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year includes new money for Child Protective Services, Medicaid expansion and implementing new education standards. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
January 18, 2013
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January 18, 2013

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