KJZZ News

Mesa courts university branches
Mesa Mayor Scott Smith explains why Mesa hopes to attract branches from universities across the country. Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed explains why partnerships between cities and university branches are beneficial.
Sept. 20, 2013
Glendale coucil to vote on raising taxes, fees
The Glendale City Council will vote Monday night on how to close a $35 million shortfall in next year’s budget. The city laid off 49 employees last week. Monday night the council will consider raising property, sales and hotel bed taxes.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix Comicon: A more intimate geek experience
Friday marks the 35th anniversary of the first Star Wars movie, which spawned a generation of sci-fi fans. In Phoenix more than 30,000 people are expected this weekend for the 10th annual Phoenix Comicon which brings together science fictions buffs and comic book fans.
Sept. 20, 2013
State of the Arizona job market
KJZZ reporters Devin Browne and Mark Brodie talk about their work covering Arizona’s job market, and ASU economist Lee McPheters talks about what needs to change in the job market to get Arizona on the economic upswing.
Sept. 20, 2013
June 2012 Enews - Youre Still the One
 Thanks to you, KJZZ has been leading the way as one of the top radio stations in the Valley and one of the top 10 public radio stations in the country-- and you’re the number one reason for that success.
Sept. 20, 2013
Maricopa County aims to improve strangulation investigations
The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office wants to be able to better investigate strangulation attempts. It’s getting ready to roll out a program throughout the county to make it easier for investigators to collect evidence in those cases.
Sept. 20, 2013
Financial services industry looking for diverse hiring pool
Minorities are underrepresented in the financial services industry. A study by Howard University showed that only 1 percent of public accounting partners are African American and only 3 percent of Chief Financial Officers of Fortune 500 companies are minorities.
Sept. 20, 2013
Less snowfall leads to little water run-off
This past winter may not have been the driest in Valley history but it was in the top twenty. Salt River Project says the La Niña weather pattern meant little snowfall in the mountains and light runoff for the lakes and rivers.
Sept. 20, 2013
Supreme Court rejects part of Arizonas SB 1070
WASHINGTON (Associated Press) — The Supreme Court threw out key provisions of Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigration Monday but said a much-debated portion could go forward on checking the status of suspects who might appear to be in the U.
Sept. 20, 2013
Discussion of the Supreme Courts decision to uphold healthcare act
The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act. The court upheld the act by a 5-4 decision, with Chief Justice Roberts writing the majority opinion. KJZZ's Dennis Lambert spoke with Pete Wertheim of the Arizona Hospital Association about the ruling.
Sept. 20, 2013
Open primary advocates out for a few extra signatures
A group trying to change Arizona’s primary system will be out collecting some extra signatures Wednesday. The Open Elections/Open Government ballot initiative will give voters a chance to make Arizona’s primary elections nonpartisan.
Sept. 20, 2013
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.
Sept. 20, 2013
Colorado City now patrolled by county sheriffs office
The sheriff of Mohave County in northwest Arizona has begun patrolling the town of Colorado City on a regular basis. That action comes after a federal lawsuit last month alleging civil rights violations by police in Colorado City.
Sept. 20, 2013
Planned Parenthood of Arizona sues to block new state law
Planned Parenthood of Arizona has sued the state. As KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports, it’s trying to block a new state law banning public money from going to organizations that provide abortions from taking effect next month.
Sept. 20, 2013
New U of A president eager to improve higher education
New University of Arizona President Ann Weaver Hart says she's looking forward to working with state leaders on improving higher education and making it more accessible. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Steve Goldstein reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Witness describes humiliation after MCSO stop
Three witness in the class-action lawsuit against Sheriff Joe Apriao said Wednesday the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office discriminated against them. Two deputies rebutted those claims. Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports from the federal courthouse in Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013
Paper mill in Snowflake to close
One of the largest employers in Navajo County began handing out pink slips today. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports community leaders are worried about the impact on small towns already struggling in a tough economy.
Sept. 20, 2013
Testimony concludes at MCSO, Arpaio civil trial -- whats next?
The testimony in the class action discrimination suit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office is over. Yet this case wont be the last word on the debate over whether the Sheriff's office treats Latinos unfairly.
Sept. 20, 2013
EPA to clean up haze-causing pollutants
  The Environmental Protection Agency has issued its final rule aimed at cleaning up the largest single source of haze-causing pollutants in the country.    Rather than mandate that the Four Corners Power Plant take one avenue to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions, the EPA is giving the plant's operator a choice.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mexican gray wolf ordered dead to protect cattle
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife service is going to kill a female Mexican gray wolf following a series of cattle depredations in southwestern New Mexico. This will be the first time since 2007 that Fish and Wildlife will be killing a wolf because of depredation problems.
Sept. 20, 2013

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