Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton came to the studio to talk about Proposition 201, which would reform the city's pension system, and when Phoenix will repeal its food tax. Host Steve Goldstein shares a laugh with Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton at the KJZZ studio.
Feb. 20, 2013
Homebuilder survey shows nationwide confidence unchanged
Builder confidence in the national market for newly built, single-family homes was virtually unchanged in February. But as KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports, the Western region does seem to be making progress.
Feb. 19, 2013
Arizona nabs European software company
A European-based software development company has selected Arizona for its U.S. headquarters. The governor’s office announced the arrival of Stealth Software will bring 200 tech jobs to the state. PETER O’DOWD: The company’s European headquarters are split between Luxembourg and the Netherlands.
Feb. 19, 2013
Maricopa County faces multi-million dollar budget crunch
Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputies are underpaid. A 5 percent cut could force the justice courts to close two courtrooms. That’s what Maricopa County supervisors heard at the last of many budget hearings Tuesday morning.
Feb. 19, 2013
Arizona senate to vote on changing initiative petition deadline
The Arizona Senate is scheduled to vote Monday on whether to give voters a chance to re-think a decision they made less than three years ago. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The proposal would ask voters to move the deadline for filing initiative petition signatures from four months before an election, to six months prior.
Feb. 16, 2013
Scientology link in Phoenix charter school
At-risk students at the Career Success charter school district have been exposed to teaching methods that have ties to the Church of Scientology, according to former teachers and administrators.Those ex-employees said materials they were asked to use in the classroom crossed the line that separates religion and public schools.
Feb. 15, 2013
Former flower shop could serve as impromptu morgue
In the wake of Sept. 11, the Centers for Disease Control has been encouraging counties across the country to prepare for disasters with mass fatalities. In depopulated areas, however, it’s not always easy.
Feb. 15, 2013
Mergers of airlines, large and small, is nothing new
The announced merger of US Airways and American Airlines is the latest in a series of such moves over the last decade. There have been half a dozen mergers involving major air carriers and equal number involving smaller regional airlines.
Feb. 15, 2013
Restaurants help develop Phoenix neighborhood
Several local restaurants have clustered in a central Phoenix neighborhood. One hang-out spot at Central and Indian School in Phoenix. (Photo by Nick Blumberg - KJZZ) KJZZ's Mark Brodie speaks with food writer Gwen Ashley Walters about why that's happened, and what it's meant for the area.
Feb. 15, 2013
DuVal runs for Governor
Fred DuVal has jumped in the race on the Democratic side to succeed Governor Jan Brewer.DuVal filed paperwork with the Secretary of State's Office to establish an exploratory committee. He’s a former Arizona Board of Regents member who also served as a top aide and adviser to Bruce Babbitt both during Babbitt's terms as Arizona governor and his unsuccessful campaign for the 1988 Democratic nomination for president.
Feb. 14, 2013
US-American merger long in the making, but far from done
After more than a year of speculation and negotiation, the merger between US Airways and American Airlines is official. The new airline will keep American’s name and be worth about $11 billion. As KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports, the merger creates the largest carrier in the world.
Feb. 14, 2013
Grijalva, others oppose land exchange
There is another effort to exchange federal land for environmentally sensitive land in eastern Arizona. Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake introduced a bill yesterday that would swap federal land with similar sized parcels owned by the Resolution Copper Company.
Feb. 14, 2013
GOP-led committee holds hearing on driver
Governor Jan Brewer still says no to Arizona driver's licenses for young immigrants who were brought to this country illegally and now qualify for a federal program. On Thursday a Republican-led legislative committee listened to supporters of a bill that would allow such a move.
Feb. 14, 2013
Arizona gas prices on the rise
Arizona drivers are paying almost 15 cents more per gallon this week than last. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: AAA Arizona says the statewide average stands at $3.50 a gallon – that’s up 14 cents from last week.
Feb. 14, 2013
US Airways and American Airlines to merge, creating world
Tempe-based US Airways and bankrupt American Airlines have officially announced their intention to merge. The new company will keep the American Airlines name and be based out of Dallas-Fort Worth. Current American CEO Tom Horton said at a press conference that while there will be job losses, the two companies complement one another.
Feb. 14, 2013
CenturyLink workers could go on strike
CenturyLink could face a strike by unionized workers in Arizona and a dozen other states. KJZZ's Dennis Lambert has more. Union leaders say they've moved a step closer to allowing a walkout, but say they plan to continue talks with the telecommunications company.
Feb. 14, 2013
More funding for Child Protective Services
Arizona's Child Protective Services agency will get emergency funding to hire more caseworkers and other employees, but Department of Economic Security Director Clarence Carter says additional money sought by Governor Jan Brewer will dramatically improve the situation.
Feb. 13, 2013
Reports say US Airways, American Airlines boards set to vote for merger
Tempe-based US Airways and bankrupt American Airlines appear ready to merge. Bloomberg News reports the companies’ boards are expected approve the merger Wednesday, after lengthy negotiations. “I think a lot of employees and a lot of people who are suffering from merger battle fatigue think, ‘Oh my God, it’s done!’" said Holly Hegeman, founder of the airline industry magazine PlaneBusiness.
Feb. 13, 2013
Father tells of exploring the Appalachian Trail with 8-year-old son
The Appalachian Trail --  2,184 miles of public pathway through the wilds of one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world, the Appalachians. The trail, envisioned by forester and conservationist Benton MacKaye as a refuge from life in the industrialized metropolis, was completed in 1937.
Feb. 13, 2013
Recent data show Arizona's first ten years in biosciences have been a boon for the state, with jobs growing in related industries even while the recession pounded other sectors.KJZZ's Steve Goldstein talks with Marty Shultz, TGen's Dr.
Feb. 13, 2013