KJZZ News

Valley Fever hits Arizona hard
There were more than 16,000 reported cases of Valley Fever in Arizona last year and probably more than 30,000 unreported cases.Dr. John Galgiani of the Valley Fever Center for Excellence at the University of Arizona says improved research and diagnosis are needed to treat Valley Fever and keep the illness from being life-threatening.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona housing price gains above national average
U.S. home prices increased nearly 4 percent between July 2011 and July 2012, according to a private realty tracking firm. But in Arizona, gains were well above the national average. Real estate data provider CoreLogic said Tuesday home prices rose an average of 3.
Sept. 20, 2013
Bond set for mother of Jhessye Shockley
A $500,000 bond was set Friday for the mother of a missing Glendale child. 38-year-old Jerice Hunter’s daughter Jessye Shockley hasn’t been seen since last year. Police believe Hunter murdered the then-five year old and disposed of her body several days before reporting her missing October 11.
Sept. 20, 2013
ASU police use GPS to crack down on bike theft
As students return to school at Arizona State University, campus police are dealing with bike thieves. Authorities are cracking down on the problem by using satellite technology. Bicycle racks at Arizona State University.
Sept. 20, 2013
Western US incomes drop 4 percent
US Census Bureau statistics released Wednesday show the median income of people living in the Western United States has fallen. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, it is part of a wider release of information on the nation’s poverty rate.
Sept. 20, 2013
PHOENIX (Associated Press) — A judge in Arizona ruled Tuesday that police can immediately start enforcing the most contentious section of the state's immigration law, marking the first time officers can carry out the so-called "show me your papers" provision.
Sept. 20, 2013
New name on ballot for Cochise County Sheriff
Republicans in Cochise County have picked a retired commander to take Shreiff Larry Dever's spot on the November ballot. Dever died late Tuesday in a rollover crash in Northern Arizona. He was running unopposed for a fifth term as Cochise County Sheriff.
Sept. 20, 2013
Planners submit wishlist for Mexico trade
The state’s ongoing effort to boost business between Arizona and Mexico continues. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, a group of regional planning associations will present a trade resolution to the US Department of Commerce.
Sept. 20, 2013
BLM celebrates National Public Lands Day in Arizona
The Bureau of Land Management is among the federal agencies celebrating National Public Lands Day on Saturday. That includes seven volunteer efforts in Arizona -- among them, pulling buffelgrass, restoring trails and picking up trash.
Sept. 20, 2013
Wetter than average monsoon in the Valley
The just-ended 2012 monsoon season produced more rain than normal in the Valley, and the dust storms were very intense. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: The monsoon season runs from June 15 through September 30.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Highways feature on bike-coffee shop at the Grand Canyon
Morning Edition looks into Arizona Highways' feature on a unique bike rental shop and cafe at the Grand Canyon.KJZZ's Dennis Lambert spoke with Arizona Highways managing editor Kelly Kramer and the story photographer Dawn Kish about the feature on the Bright Angel bicycle rental store.
Sept. 20, 2013
U.S. Treasury trying to hit cartel leaders where it hurts
The U.S. Department of Treasury is extending efforts to punish a leader of the Mexican Sinaloa Cartel -- financially. KJZZ's Jude Joffe-Block reports that people in the US are banned from doing business with two Mexican companies under the kingpin's control.
Sept. 20, 2013
Supreme Court to hear Arizona voter registration case
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by the state of Arizona over its voter registration requirements. In 2004, Arizona voters passed a ballot proposition requiring prospective voters to prove they're a citizen before they can register to vote using a state form.
Sept. 20, 2013
Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home may be sold, preserved
The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home in Phoenix that faced a bulldozer is now looking at a better future. Wright designed the home for his son David and daughter-in-law Gladys. The house shares some of the spiral design elements of the Guggenheim Museum in New York, and was purchased earlier this year by a private company.
Sept. 20, 2013
The pros and cons of Proposition 120
Among the nine ballot measures Arizona voters will consider on or before Nov. 6 is Proposition 120. The language of the proposition says, if passed, the Arizona Constitution would be changed to allow the state to declare its sovereign and exclusive authority and jurisdiction over the air, water, public lands, minerals and wildlife within its boundaries.
Sept. 20, 2013
Early voting sets record in Maricopa County
The number of people voting early in Maricopa County continues to increase.  Early voting ballots at the Maricopa County Recorder's Office. (Photo by Al Macias - KJZZ) Elections officials say more than 400,00 early ballots had been returned as of mid-day Friday.
Sept. 20, 2013
20-week abortion ban heads to appeals court
An Arizona law that criminalizes providing an abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy will go before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals next week in San Francisco. It is one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country.
Sept. 20, 2013
$500,000 worth of marijuana seized
Authorities in Pinal County have found hundreds of pounds of abandoned drugs in a stretch of desert along Interstate 8. A vehicle reported stolen from Phoenix was discovered Tuesday with more than a half ton of marijuana inside.
Sept. 20, 2013
Historic Latino voter turnout shapes elections
As post-election analysis continues, the role of Latino voters has gotten much attention. As Peter O’Dowd reports, community leaders are now talking about what that means for the future.PETER O’DOWD: According to a poll taken just before the election, Latino Decisions says Mitt Romney would have won the popular vote if he had captured just 35 percent of the Latino electorate.
Sept. 20, 2013
Concerns about Colorado and Washington legalizing recreational marijuana use
Mexico and three Central American nations are calling for a review of international drug policies after two U.S. states voted to legalize recreational use of marijuana. KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more.
Sept. 20, 2013

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