The Food and Drug Administration has shut down a New Mexico peanut butter processor after dozens of people in 20 states were sickened. For the first time the FDA is using new enforcement authority it gained in 2011.
Governor Jan Brewer has decided against a state-operated health exchange. She’s leaving the job to the federal government. Health exchanges will sell health insurance coverage to people who need it, under the Affordable Care Act.
There are around 90,000 high school athletes in Arizona, and a program set to be launched early next year aims to track how many of them suffer concussions. To discuss the joint effort, guest host Mark Brodie talked to Dr.
Arizona State University President Michael Crow came to the desert ten years ago. On KJZZ's Here and Now, he talks about the future of higher education in Arizona--including Mesa's efforts to attract private college branches--and the impact of his first decade.
At this time three years ago, the nation’s housing crisis set off waves of despair around the holiday season. That’s when KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd first met the White family from Glendale. The Whites were grappling with job loss, foreclosure, and the threat of bankruptcy.
The public comment period for a proposed rail line between Phoenix and Tucson ended last week. KJZZ's Mark Brodie spoke with Laura Douglas of the Arizona Department of Transportation about what people had to say, and what comes next.
Prosecutors are seeking a warrant to execute an inmate convicted of murdering an elderly man more than 30 years ago. 70-year-old Edward Schad has been on death row since 1985. He was found guilty of murdering 74-year-old Bisbee resident Leroy Graves, whose body was found strangled near Prescott in August 1978.
Buy it now, spread out your payments over a few years -- that sounds like an offer that comes along with a mattress or a car. But what about a weapon that’ll zap you full of electricity? KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports on a plan to help law enforcement replace old equipment.
At its final meeting, the current Glendale City Council did not vote on a major budget cut. Members voted to table a proposal to trim $6 million – which would mean about 64 full time jobs. The current council decided it was best to wait until Mayor-elect Jerry Weiers and three council members are sworn in next week, and until Glendale has a permanent city manager.
The Tempe Police Department says new technology is helping them combat crime. Police say they used a new reporting system to catch a robbery suspect earlier this week. Officers say they can now wirelessly upload information related to a crime to immediately alert all police to new information.
“I fell in love with broadcasting when I was 14,” said KJZZ Senior Field Correspondent Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez.Arroyo
Rodriguez was born in Puerto Rico to Puerto Rican and Belgian parents
and grew up in La Villita, a predominantly Mexican-American community in
manufacturing and industrial center will
soon open in Avondale. Right now there are no tenants for the facility. Developers
and the city are confident that is going to change. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports
city leaders believe it is another sign of a rebounding economy in the West Valley.
Drug experts say synthetic drugs can be more addictive than
other drugs because the strength varies from one product to another. Now a bill aimed at
outlawing synthetic drugs, such as bath salts and spice, is making its way
through the Arizona
The U.S. stock market had a banner month in January,
and it reached another milestone at Friday’s closing bell. Analysts say the surging housing market had something to do
New home construction is heating up across the Valley.
More Mexican Gray Wolves are returning to the Southwest. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports their population has grown by 25 percent in the last year.There are 75 wolves now living in the wild in Arizona and New Mexico.
Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is
stepping up her effort to place more restrictions on gun ownership ahead of the president's State of
the Union address. PETER O’DOWD: Giffords, and husband Mark Kelly, produced a 30-second
commercial through their political action committee.
CenturyLink could face a strike by unionized workers in Arizona and a dozen other states. KJZZ's Dennis Lambert has more. Union leaders say they've moved a step closer to allowing a walkout, but say they plan to continue talks with the telecommunications company.
Arts companies in the Valley and the state have struggled to find enough financial support--corporate and otherwise--to stay in business. Matt Lehrman, former Executive Director of Alliance for Audience and Show Up dot com, explains the challenges and whether they can be overcome.
Yuma's mayor is suing the other six members of the City Council and two city officials. KJZZ's Al Macias says the suit is over the mayor’s legal fees stemming from an independent investigation.Yuma mayor Alan Krieger is suing for more than $15,000 dollars.