KJZZ News

The impact of NAFTA on Arizona
This year marks the 20th anniversary of NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement. It was intended to remove barriers to trade and provide an overall economic boom. Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business Professor Arnold Maltz discusses NAFTA's impact on Arizona's trade with Mexico and the increasing trend of nearshoring, the practice of moving production plants from China to Mexico.
Sep. 5, 2012
Hopi criminal code changed to increase sentences
The Hopi tribe will be one of the first Native American nations to increase criminal sentences under a 2010 law. The Tribal Law and Order Act is aimed at curbing crime in native communities, particularly decreasing violence against women.
Sep. 5, 2012
City of Phoenix golf courses face budget deficit
Phoenix’s city golf courses are in a serious financial hole, according to a new study. There are several possible solutions, and the city is looking for the public’s input.  Papago Golf Course in Phoenix, one of the city's eight municipal courses.
Sep. 5, 2012
DNC delegates rally behind immigration policy debate
Texas Public Radio’s Ryan Loyd reports from the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, on the impact the Latino vote will have on this election and in the future."Comprehensive immigration reform" are household words that give Democrats hope for the future.
Sep. 5, 2012
Sky Harbor janitors ask for respect
Janitors who clean Sky Harbor International Airport gathered Tuesday night to protest their working conditions. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, the group has tried unsuccessfully to assemble a union.
Sep. 4, 2012
Giffords officially launches PAC
Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, along with her husband, Mark Kelly, officially launched her political action committee Tuesday. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: Gabby PAC will be co-chaired by Robert Reich, a Democrat, and Trey Grayson, a Republican.
Sep. 4, 2012
Beef prices up, production down
Ranchers in Arizona -- and across the US -- are cutting back beef production to stay in business. The shrinking cattle market is at its lowest level in 60 years. Cattle round-up at W Dart Rach in Cottonwood, Arizona.
Sep. 4, 2012
Labor Day weekend DUI arrests down from last year
The state office of highway safety has released updated numbers on how many people were stopped for DUI over the Labor Day weekend. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports.Between last Wednesday and late Tuesday morning, 564 people were arrested for DUI in Arizona.
Sep. 4, 2012
Arizona housing price gains above national average
U.S. home prices increased nearly 4 percent between July 2011 and July 2012, according to a private realty tracking firm. But in Arizona, gains were well above the national average. Real estate data provider CoreLogic said Tuesday home prices rose an average of 3.
Sep. 4, 2012
Mexico
Calderon's six-year presidential term ends this year, and Mexican law prohibits him from running again.In his State of the Nation speech, Calderon said he expanded and cleaned up Mexico's police force and created more than 2 million jobs -- twice as many as his predecessor, Vicente Fox.
Sep. 4, 2012
Horace Silver
  Horace Silver has written some of the most memorable tunes in jazz, like Song for My Father and Sister Sadie, .  From modal jazz to hard bop he brought magical grooves and rhythms to his sound.
Sep. 3, 2012
Investigation finds thousands of Arizona students misidentified as "Proficient in English"
The Education Department is requiring the state of Arizona to offer language instruction to tens of thousands of students who are not proficient in English.A federal civil rights investigation found that 42,000 students were misidentified as "Proficient in English.
Sep. 3, 2012
Valley
Low interest rates and a shrinking supply of foreclosed homes are driving buyers back into the new home market.  As KJZZ’s Al Macias reports, the Valley’s homebuilding industry is showing signs of life after one of the biggest slowdowns in history.
Sep. 3, 2012
More cases of Valley fever expected for Maricopa County
The official end of the Valley's monsoon season is two weeks away, but there still may be plenty of dust storms to come and more cases of Valley fever.Valley fever is a condition that hits Arizonans hard and is often misdiagnosed.
Sep. 3, 2012
Feds drop criminal probe against Arpaio
The U-S Department of Justice has dropped its criminal investigation into Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and other high-ranking county officials.PETER O'DOWD: The Justice Department was investigating Arpaio for his role in failed public corruption cases against county officials who were at odds with him.
Aug. 31, 2012
Pinal County Sheriff cleared of abuse of power charges
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu has been cleared in an investigation into whether he abused his authority. Earlier this year, Sheriff Babeu’s former boyfriend Jose Orozco revealed Babeu is gay and claimed Babeu threatened him with deportation.
Aug. 31, 2012
CDC: Some Arizona vaccination rates higher than national average for teens
A new report from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows Arizona teen-agers are vaccinated at higher rates than the rest of the country in some cases. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Aug. 31, 2012
Gene Harris on a Blue Moon
  Pianist Gene Harris is known for his blues infused soul jazz.  From 1956 to 1970 he recorded with The Three Sounds,.  He retired to Idaho in 1970, but 8 years later Ray Brown got him to come out of retirement and play with his trio.
Aug. 30, 2012
Rural and urban Arizona working together
The League of Arizona Cities and Towns’ annual conference concludes today in Scottsdale. As KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports, the league’s president is focused on collaboration between rural and urban communities.
Aug. 30, 2012
National Republican, Democratic groups targeting three Arizona Congressional districts
The national groups working to elect both Democrats and Republicans to Congress are targeting the same three Arizona districts this fall. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Both the National Republican Congressional Committee and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee consider districts one, two and nine winnable in November.
Aug. 30, 2012

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