Arizona ranks 49th in spending per student
Arizona spent the third least amount of money per student in 2010, according to a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau. But, the state’s public schools chief says Arizona has one of the most cost-effective education systems in the country.
Jun. 21, 2012
County supervisors refuse donations for Arpaio
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has refused private money to pay for an investigation into President Obama's citizenship. Last month, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio sent a deputy to Hawaii, along with members of his volunteer cold case posse, to verify President Barack Obama’s birth certificate.
Jun. 20, 2012
Power lines in the path of Poco Fire
The Poco fire burning outside of Young, Ariz. doubled in size overnight as firefighters were dealing with gusty winds and high temperatures. And as KJZZ's Terry Ward reports, it has forced the shutdown of power lines in the area.
Jun. 20, 2012
The science of spinning a story
Jason Rose, head of Rose Moser Allyn Public & Online Relations, is considered by some to be the king of spin in Arizona. He explains his job and the decisions made by public figures in Arizona. Rose says when it comes to negative campaign ads, the client ultimately makes the decision about what they’re willing to do to win.
Jun. 20, 2012
Explaining the impact of SB 1070
Chris Moncayo, vice president and general manager of Entravision Communications, explains why 23 media outlets decided to simulcast a program about Arizona's SB 1070. Moncayo says the point of the broadcast is not about competition, it about the responsibility of broadcasters to inform the public.
Jun. 20, 2012
SB 1070 Supreme Court Opinion - Live Coverage on KJZZ
KJZZ news teams provide live coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Arizona’s SB 1070June 25, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.KJZZ host Steve Goldstein and Fronteras: the Changing America Desk reporters will be on hand to provide you with reactions from Arizona and across the country, including analysis from political and legal experts.
Jun. 20, 2012
Reactions to Obama
Republican Congressman David Schweikert and Democratic Congressman Raul Grijalva react to President Obama’s decision regarding so-called Dreamers, or young illegal immigrants. Two experts also comment on the reactions from the GOP and answer listener calls.
Jun. 20, 2012
Poco Fire smoke causing Valley haze
The haze over the Valley this morning could be dissipated by early afternoon. Shifting winds blew smoke from the Poco Fire, burning in the Tonto National Forest near Young, to the Valley. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Jun. 20, 2012
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.
Jun. 19, 2012
U.S. House approves bill to block Glendale casino
The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a bill that aims to stop a planned casino in the West Valley. The measure allows the Tohono O’Odham Nation to develop the land it bought near 91st and Northern Avenues, but prohibits putting a casino there.
Jun. 19, 2012
Poco Fire has grown, but not spreading quickly
The Poco Fire burning near Young, Ariz. has grown to 3,700 acres, although Fire Information Officer Deryl Jevons says the blaze is not spreading as quickly. Jevons says the fire is threatening two 500 kilo-volt power lines, but he says firefighters are having success at keeping that threat at bay.
Jun. 19, 2012
Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport expansion plan revealed
Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport officials unveiled an expansion plan Monday that would allow the airport to increase its passenger load to three million by 2017. KJZZ's Al Macias reports. Based on FAA statistics, Phoenix Mesa Gateway is one of the fastest growing airports in the country.
Jun. 19, 2012
ASU awarded DOD bioterrorism contract
Arizona State University has received a multi-million dollar contract from the federal government. It will help develop a device for the rapid detection of infectious diseases.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports.
Jun. 18, 2012
MAG looking for help for Valley homeless as temperatures rise
The Maricopa Association of Governments is asking for help, as it collects bottled water for its Heat Relief Network. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The network has been in operation since 2006, and provides both water and cool places for homeless Valley residents to go.
Jun. 18, 2012
Herb Paine: Drowning by political neglect
What sane and responsible person leaves their baby unattended in a pool? It's an unconscious act. It's an unconscionable act. But it is, for all intents and purposes, precisely what's happening in American politics today, nationally and locally.
Jun. 18, 2012
District 9 Republican Candidate Forum - June 25
The race for Arizona’s 9th Congressional District is one of the most competitive in the state. This newly formed district will serve the Ahwatukee Foothills, west Chandler, west Mesa, Tempe, parts of Paradise Valley, south Scottsdale and north-central Phoenix.
Jun. 15, 2012
Looking back at the lending market to improve the future of real estate
Many financial experts say the nation’s slumping real estate market is the result of the loose lending policies of the 1990s and into this century. Back then, virtually anyone could buy a house with little or no money down, even with a lousy credit history and a poor income-to-debt ratio.
Jun. 15, 2012
Reaction swift to Obama Administration immigration announcement
President Barack Obama eased enforcement of immigration laws Friday, offering a chance for many illegal immigrants to avoid deportation. Media and supporters gather at the Phoenix headquarters of the Arizona Dream Act Coalition on Friday.
Jun. 15, 2012
Obama Administration: Gov. to stop deporting some young illegal immigrants, grant work permits
The Obama administration says it will stop deporting, and begin giving work permits to younger illegal immigrants. KJZZ's Dennis Lambert spoke with Dulce Matuz, President of the Arizona Dream Act Coalition, about the annoucement.
Jun. 15, 2012
National forest seeks sandbag volunteers this weekend
Officials at the Tonto National Forest are looking for volunteers to help protect a site near Sunflower from flooding. They need to create a sand bag barrier by the weekend. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports.
Jun. 14, 2012