KJZZ News

Police Treating Teen?s Death As Homicide
Phoenix police said they are treating the death of an aspiring teenage boxer as a homicide, after his parents found him dead in his home Tuesday. Sergeant Trent Crump said 17-year-old Alexis Urbina-Ochoa was home from school Tuesday morning and last seen alive at 10:30 a.
Sept. 20, 2013
Report: Arizonas Economy Is Showing Signs Of Life
A new report said the state's economy is showing some signs of life.  Retail sales in July were up 9 percent from last year for the best July report in 6 years.  Economist Dennis Hoffman of Arizona State University said what makes the growth amazing is that it is taking place with little impact on Arizona's 8 percent jobless rate, but the year-over-year spending increase at bars, restaurants and hotels was much smaller.
Sept. 20, 2013
 Fresh & Easy Is Sold, Stores Will Close
The British-owned chain of Fresh & Easy grocery stores has been sold to a billionaire from California, and some locations will be closing. Fresh & Easy has several locations across the Valley, including this one on Indian School Road in Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013
Midwives Want Ability To Use Meds
Arizona midwives are seeking permission to give their patients potentially life-saving drugs. As it stands now, midwives now face felony charges if they buy, carry or administer medication. So, the Arizona Association of Midwives is looking for the ability to use items like eye ointment for newborns and anti-hemorrhaging drugs.
Sept. 20, 2013
Constable Warrant Program Brings County Millions
Nearly $100 million in unpaid fines have gone uncollected in Maricopa County. A program run by several constables has started to put a small dent in that amount. The Maricopa County Constables Warrant Program gives deputies jurisdiction to arrest people who have unpaid fines for misdemeanors.
Sept. 20, 2013
Navajo Nation Seeks Disaster Declaration For Rain, Flood Damages
The Navajo Nation is asking FEMA to declare a major disaster for the area, after heavy rains and floods damaged homes, roads and infrastructure in many Native American communities.  Navajo nation spokesman Ernie Zah says the Tribe has already spent more than a million dollars to cope with the damage from several different storms.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Budget Cuts Could Shut High School Freshmen Out of Some Classes
High school freshmen in Arizona who want to take career and technical education courses could be out of luck next school year. The new state budget adopted this spring eliminates funding for 9th graders in subjects like engineering, culinary arts and automotive repair.
Sept. 20, 2013
Was the All-Star game a grand slam for the Phoenix economy?
The All-Star Game brought visitors to the valley from across the country, giving the down Arizona economy a shot in the arm.  KJZZ's Morning Edition Host Dennis Lambert spoke with Ray Artigue, former director of the sports business MBA program at ASU's W.
Sept. 20, 2013
Thats my daughter in the water...
July 24, 2011 -- It's been awhile since we've heard about Sophie, the daughter of KJZZ Commentator, Amy Silverman.  Sophie is now eight years old and entering the third grade. She has Down syndrome.
Sept. 20, 2013
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Sept. 20, 2013
City Norths Impact
North Phoenix's recent identity has been dominated of late by the back-and-forth over the controversial City North project. Steve Goldstein reports on the project's impact in North Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013
Illegal Immigration Policy Shift
The recent change in immigration policy means 300,000 deportation cases will be reviewed. Steve Goldstein talks to Laura Lichter, president-elect of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and Todd Landfried, Arizona Employers for Immigration Reform spokesperson about the impact of the new policy.
Sept. 20, 2013
Park(ing) Day 2011
         Courtney Nush inside her Willy Wonka-themed parking spot.Click here to check out more photos! Metered parking spaces are really only designed for one thing…cars.
Sept. 20, 2013
Afghan Broadcasters in Yuma
More than 150 Community radio stations have hit the airwaves of Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban in 2002 and many received start-up money from the US Government.  But has that money dries up, what happens to these community broadcasters? To figure that out, a group of Afghani Broadcasters traveled to the US in September to learn what they could from broadcasters here.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mesa Recall Election: Economy, Education on Candidates Minds
When Citizens for a Better Arizona took out papers to recall state senate president Russell Pearce, among the reasons they cited was a lack of focus on education and the economy.  But, as KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports, both candidates in next month’s recall election say those are important issues for the state.
Sept. 20, 2013
Andrew Thomas Testifies
??Andrew Thomas took the stand in a disciplinary hearing that could disbar him if found he violated ethical rules.   ?? During the hearing, Thomas said Maricopa County officials were thumbing their noses at the law and it was his responsibility to flush the corruption.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mesa Residents Talk Recall
The results of Mesa’s recall election will become official later this morning, as the Arizona Secretary of State certifies them.  KJZZ’s Mark Brodie spoke to some residents of legislative district 18, to get their take on what happened.
Sept. 20, 2013

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