KJZZ News

Commuters should seek alternative transit during bus strike
There’s no end in sight to a walk-out by bus drivers in Phoenix and Tempe. That means commuters are dealing with the first work day of interrupted service today.Phoenix transit officials say service on the Veolia transportation lines is running at about 14 percent this morning.
Sept. 20, 2013
St. Patricks Day DUI patrols throughout Valley this weekend
Law enforcement officers from around the Valley will be on the roads tonight, looking for St. Patrick’s Day revelers who’ve had too much to drink. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The Peoria Police Department will host a West Valley DUI Task Force, partnering with 30 to 40 officers from other West Valley police departments.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix ranks seventh in new jobs, but employment growth still slow
The number of jobs in the Phoenix area grew by almost 2 percent in 2010. The Valley ranked seventh nationally for large metro areas. But as KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports from Phoenix, job growth is still far behind normal levels.
Sept. 20, 2013
Why Phoenix is a popular test market
A marketing expert explains why Phoenix is such a popular market when companies and corporations want to try out new products and practices. Michael Denning, professor of Practice in Marketing at ASU’s W.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Senate to debate Clean Elections compromise
The Arizona Senate this afternoon is scheduled to debate a compromise proposal that would change the state’s system of publicly funded political campaigns, in exchange for not asking voters to gut it.
Sept. 20, 2013
Federal insurance plan sees large number of Arizona enrollees
An increasing number of Arizonans have enrolled in a federal health care plan even as the US Supreme Court determines its fate. Since January, almost 500 people have been accepted into the state’s Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan, a 25 percent jump.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tuition will be cheaper at ASUs new Lake Havasu City campus
Students attending Arizona State University’s newest campus will face a much smaller tuition bill than Sun Devils studying in Tempe. The Arizona Board of Regents approved ASU’s proposed $6,000 tuition at its new Lake Havasu City campus.
Sept. 20, 2013
Patterson resigns before House expulsion vote
State Representative Daniel Patterson has resigned from the Arizona House of Representatives. That word came shortly before the house was scheduled to vote to expel him. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Radiolab Returns to KJZZ
 The popular series Radiolab returns to KJZZ this May to give your brain the ultimate workout. Examine some of life's most enigmatic questions and hidden wonders-- Sunday afternoons at 3, beginning May 6.
Sept. 20, 2013
Endangered frogs going home after wildfire evacuation
The Chiricahua leopard frog is returning home. The rare amphibian was evacuated last summer when its habitat was destroyed by a mudslide in Southern Arizona. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports. The Chiricahua leopard frogs were evacuated from Southern Arizona following wildfires and kept at Glendale Community College.
Sept. 20, 2013
Save budget surplus for a rainy day, state superintendent says
Arizona is taking in more money than had been expected this year and that has led to a projected budget surplus for fiscal year 2012. But  State Schools Superintendent John Huppenthal is not asking for more dollars for education.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sparring at hearing on immigration seen as political theater
Supporters and opponents of Arizona's anti-illegal immigration law battled at a congressional hearing this morning. The Arizona law makes it a state crime to be in the country illegally. The hearing comes the day before the U.
Sept. 20, 2013
Grant funds jazz education for Mesa students
The Mesa Arts Center is getting a $58,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. As KJZZ's Terry Ward reports from Phoenix, the money will help fund the Center's 'Jazz from A to Z' program.TERRY WARD: 'Jazz from A to Z' promotes music courses for junior high and high school students, funds workshops for teachers and students and will sponsor a jazz festival next April.
Sept. 20, 2013
Can hockey survive in Arizona?
The Phoenix Coyotes meet the Nashville Predators in Game 3 of the Western Conference semi-finals tonight.  The Coyotes are up 2-0 in the best of seven games series. Dennis Lambert was joined by Todd Walsh, hockey analyst for Fox Sports Arizona, to discuss Valley hockey.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix housing market undeniably up
Here's a turnaround worth noting: The housing market in Phoenix is emerging from a historic slumber. Foreclosures are down, and new home sales are re-energizing the market -- up 35 percent from a year ago.
Sept. 20, 2013
Norovirus strikes Flagstaff school
The Coconino County Public Health department is dealing with an outbreak of norovirus at a Flagstaff school.  The illness caused has sickened multiple people at Flagstaff's Mountain School.  Up to 70 people out of the small charter school's combined 235 student and staff population were sick last week.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mesa welcoming a third college to downtown campus
In an effort to provide more education opportunities to Arizona residents, the City of Mesa recently announced that it will soon be home to a campus of Pennsylvania's Albright College.Albright College is the third institution of higher learning, following Westminster College and Benedictine University, to announce in 2012 that it is proposing to locate a branch campus in downtown Mesa.
Sept. 20, 2013
Lynn Kelly
Lynn Kelly is the midday host from Monday-Thursday and the Weekend Edition host on Sunday. She first started with KBAQ in 1996 and made the move to KJZZ in 1999. Lynn KellyLynn celebrated 25 years in radio in 2012, and has worked for six radio stations, both in news and other formats.
Sept. 20, 2013

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