KJZZ News

Scottsdale City Council appoints interim City Manager
The Scottsdale City Council has appointed an acting city manager, a week after the previous city manager resigned. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: In a special meeting, the council appointed Dan Worth to the post on an interim basis.
Jul. 11, 2012
Federal grant will bring more firefighters to Lake Pleasant
The Peoria Fire Department will receive a $930,000 federal grant to hire and train firefighters to staff Lake Pleasant. The grant will allow Peoria to hire six additional firefighters to staff Lake Pleasant around the clock.
Jul. 11, 2012
Campers staying past the limit on National Forest land could get a wake-up call
As we reported last month from Flagstaff, a rising homeless population on National Forest land could lead to increased wildfire danger. But it’s not only the homeless who can run afoul of forest restrictions.
Jul. 10, 2012
Valley housing prices surge in last quarter
A new report shows the Valley's housing market is continuing a strong push toward recovery. Analysts at Clear Capital say prices were up almost 9 percent in the last quarter.From Phoenix, KJZZ's Steve Goldstein reports.
Jul. 10, 2012
FBI sheds new light on 2010 shooting death
Yesterday federal law enforcement agents revealed more details about the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and offered a reward of $1 million for information leading to the arrest of four men accused of being involved in the murder.
Jul. 10, 2012
Chandler Mayor touts Intel expansion
Intel's expansion in Chandler has attracted construction jobs to the city, and drew a visit from President Obama. KJZZ's Mark Brodie spoke with Mayor Jay Tibshraeny about what a bigger Intel presence in Chandler means for the city.
Jul. 10, 2012
Governor Brewer won
Governor Jan Brewer says she won’t take any further steps to have legislators consider election-law changes.  An initiative that will appear on the November ballot would allow Arizonans to vote for a candidate of any party in the primary election, and advance the primary's top two finishers to the general election -- regardless of party affiliation.
Jul. 9, 2012
Arizona asks SCOTUS to rule on revoking same-sex partner benefits
Arizona is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn lower courts' rulings that the state can't take away state workers' same-sex domestic partner benefits. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Steve Goldstein has more.
Jul. 9, 2012
Education campaign for Latinos on gay and lesbian acceptance
A bilingual education campaign aimed at increasing acceptance of gay and lesbian Latino family members is under way.  Twenty-one national Latino organizations have built a coalition around the movement.
Jul. 9, 2012
Arizona tourism officials hoping residents stick close to home this summer
Arizona's summer tourism campaign has a new twist. KJZZ's Mark Brodie spoke with a tourism expert to find out how it might work.State tourism officials are hoping Arizonans decide to travel relatively close to home this summer.
Jul. 9, 2012
Gill-destroying toxin kills thousands of fish
Wildlife officials say golden algae killed thousands of fish in a 20-mile stretch of the Salt River.  Golden algae were discovered in Texas in the 1980s; they were first found in Arizona in 2005. The algae produce a toxin that attacks the gills of fish and causes them to suffocate.
Jul. 6, 2012
Drug-trafficking ring in Tempe dismantled
Tempe police and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration say they have dismantled a drug-trafficking organization that was operating in Tempe.  From Phoenix, Jude Joffe-Block reports that law enforcement are saying the ring had links to the Mexican Sinaloa Cartel.
Jul. 6, 2012
Navajo, Hopi likely to be back in court on water rights
Navajo lawmakers have rejected a settlement that recognizes the tribe's rights to water from the Little Colorado River basin. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Steve Goldstein reports. The tribal council voted 15-6 against the settlement on Thursday during a special session in Window Rock.
Jul. 6, 2012
Voters to consider change to state
The signatures are in. Arizona voters will consider a major change to the way the state holds its primary elections. KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reportsThursday was the deadline to get the primary initiative on November’s ballot.
Jul. 6, 2012
Southbound SR 143 to connect to Sky Harbor Boulevard
There’s a new entrance to Sky Harbor airport that’s ready to open Monday morning. The Arizona Department of Transportation will open a new ramp connecting Southbound State Route 143 with Sky Harbor Boulevard.
Jul. 5, 2012
Father, sons suspected in shooting of ICE agent
A father and two of his sons are believed to have shot a federal agent in Texas. Pedro Alvarado and his son, 18-year-old Arnoldo, are charged with shooting an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent who was monitoring a possible drug deal Tuesday in Hidalgo County, near the Mexican border.
Jul. 5, 2012
Judge in suit against Arpaio won
The judge in a suit against the Maricopa County Sheriff will not recuse himself, and the trial will go forward as scheduled. Sheriff Joe Arpaio is being sued for racial profiling by a small group of Latinos.
Jul. 5, 2012
Americans as independent voters
Former Phoenix Mayor Paul Johnson explains why he’s an independent and an advocate for open primaries. Johnson says being nonpartisan is a nice system to work under, and people are more diverse and friendly.
Jul. 3, 2012
You Let Some Girl Beat You? The Story of Ann Meyers Drysdale
Ann Meyers Drysdale recounts her experience being the lone woman to try out for the NBA’s Indiana Pacers -- two decades before the WNBA was formed. Meyers Drysdale says for some people involved, the tryout was a publicity stunt, but for her it was completely serious.
Jul. 3, 2012
A fond farewell to Terry Ward
KJZZ’s own Terry Ward tells Steve Goldstein about 26+ years of making public radio in the Valley.  Terry Ward (left) and Steve Goldstein. (Photo by Tracy Greer) Ward talks about his experiences interviewing figures like Carl Sagan and Rosa Parks and Phoenix TV icon Bill Close and lets us know what's next in his post-KJZZ life.
Jul. 3, 2012

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