KJZZ News

Have You Thought About Retiring To Central America?
The lure of retiring in Central America has brought Americans in droves to tropical countries like Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Cheap living. Good food. Vibrant culture. Some Baby Boomers call it Pura Vida -- the Pure Life.
Sept. 20, 2013
Valley housing prices up sharply in January
New numbers from ASU show an almost unheard of jump in Phoenix-area home prices. KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Mike Orr, with ASU’s WP Carey School of Business, says an increase of more than 35 percent has only happened once before, and that was during a bubble.
Sept. 20, 2013
Department of Agriculture targets citrus-killing insect
Agriculture officials are trying to prevent an insect-borne disease from wiping out citrus in western Arizona. Adult Asian Citrus Psyllid (Photo by David Hall/USDA ARS) The Asian Citrus Psyllid is only about as big as the tip of a ballpoint pen, but it can do a lot of damage.
Sept. 20, 2013
Recognizing the importance of arts and culture in American society
Funding for non-profits arts organization has been difficult to come by, but Ben Cameron – inaugural Thought Leader in Residence for the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust — argues that arts and culture must react to changing demographics.
Sept. 20, 2013
Regents to analyze tuition breaks for some undocumented immigrants
The Arizona Board of Regents expects to consider whether college students in the country illegally are eligible for in-state tuition. Arizona's three public universities. (Image courtesy Arizona Board of Regents) Friday afternoon, the presidents of ASU, NAU, and U of A released their tuition proposals for the upcoming school year.
Sept. 20, 2013
St. Patricks Day DUIs decrease from 2012
The Governor's Office of Highway Safety says DUI numbers for the St. Patrick's Day holiday were down from last year with 273 people arrested, compared to 289, a year ago. Office Director Alberto Gutier says the numbers show the effort to combat drunk driving, is working.
Sept. 20, 2013
Former Suns and Diamondbacks owner says the combination of sports and business in Phoenix is working
Jerry Colangelo brought the Phoenix Suns and Arizona Diamondbacks to the Valley and continues to be influential in the worlds of sports and business.Colangelo explains how Grand Canyon University's leap into Division One athletics--and the hiring of former NBA star Dan Majerle as its head men's basketball coach--will be a plus for the Valley sports scene.
Sept. 20, 2013
Report: One out of six Arizona teens use tobacco products
New research from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids finds it's getting tougher to keep kids away from tobacco, and the Centers for Disease Control say more than one in six Arizona teens either smokes or chews tobacco products.
Sept. 20, 2013
Reports reveal details in Tucson shooting
Authorities in Arizona have released thousands of pages of documents in the case against the man convicted in the 2011 Tucson shooting rampage. Jared Loughner was sentenced to life in prison in November.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mental Health First Aid training teaches about resources, offers hope
People who commit high-profile acts of gun violence are often mentally ill, like Adam Lanza, James Holmes and Jared Loughner. Conversations about gun control often come with calls for improved mental health care, but while people understand the mental health care system needs to be improved, that doesn’t mean they can tell when someone actually needs help.
Sept. 20, 2013
Bill preventing destruction of guns passes Senate
The Arizona Senate on Monday gave preliminary approval to a bill that would ban cities and counties from destroying guns turned in at buybacks. That approval came after 18 Democratic attempts to amend the bill – all were unsuccessful.
Sept. 20, 2013
Concussion clinic to open
High school athletes and other people vulnerable to concussions will have better access to care after a new clinic opens this week in Phoenix. Waiting room of the Banner Concussion Center.(Photo courtesy of Banner Concussion Center) The Banner Concussion Center will officially see patients Tuesday.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mexicos president nominates a new consul general for Phoenix
Mexico's president has nominated a new consul general for Phoenix. The nominee previously led Mexico's consulates in El Paso and Nogales. Nominee Roberto Rodriguez Hernandez has spent more than three decades in the Mexican foreign service, including the division that oversees the protection of Mexican's rights abroad.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Game and Fish: Its illegal to feed wildlife
Arizona Game and Fish is reminding people that it is illegal in many areas to feed javelina and other wildlife. Spokesman Mark Hart says the Department has had to send warning letters to nine households in the Tucson area in the last month.
Sept. 20, 2013
Remembering Paolo Soleri at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Architect and visionary Paolo Soleri died on Tuesday in Paradise Valley at the age of 93. The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art is featuring an exhibition of Soleri's work called Paolo Soleri: Mesa City to Arcosanti.
Sept. 20, 2013
Julie Levin
Julie Levin joined the KJZZ news team in March 2013 as a digital media assistant.  She will be reporting and producing content, working on all things digital.Levin comes to the station with experience in radio, television, marketing, photography, print media and web development.
Sept. 20, 2013
Security increase planned for Pats Run
Police in Tempe say security will be beefed up for this weekend's Pat's Run following the bombings at the Boston Marathon. Sergeant Michael Pooley says everybody is troubled by what happened and they don't want a repeat at the event named for former ASU and Arizona Cardinals football star Pat Tillman.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pima Health Dept. contacting 174 in HIV, hepatitis dental scare
Patients of a Marana dental clinic may have been exposed to blood-borne diseases like hepatitis or HIV.The Pima County Health Department is currently contacting 174 dental patients who were seen at the T Dental Clinic in Marana between January and July 2010.
Sept. 20, 2013
Invasive Quagga mussels discovered at Lake Powell for first time
Arizona Game and Fish officials said 15 Quagga mussels have been found by scuba divers at Lake Powell’s popular Wahweap boat marina.  The invasive species look similar to a clam. They multiply very quickly and clog waterways, plus they eat all of the food that fish and other aquatic life need to survive.
Sept. 20, 2013
Voting opens for a new Sparky
The voting is now open to the public. ASU is giving the Sparky mascot costume a new look, again – but this time the university wants your input. Starting today, anyone associated with ASU, from students, staff and faculty, to alums, ticket holders and donors can log on to ASU’s website to pick their favorite costume.
Sept. 20, 2013

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