KJZZ News

Declining enrollment leads to Valley school closure
Education officials have voted to close Gilbert Junior High. Last night, the Governing Board of the Gilbert Unified School District voted to close the school's doors by the 2014-2015 school year, due to declining enrollment.
Sept. 20, 2013
Stanton promotes Phoenix Access to Care Ordinance proposal
The City of Phoenix is acting to help its hospitals serve the uninsured. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Dennis Lambert has more.DENNIS LAMBERT: Mayor Greg Stanton says the action is needed to help Valley hospitals weather the storm of unreimbursed costs, which at many hospitals have more than doubled over hte last few years.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mayors seek to improve schools through support
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is leading a group of mayors in an effort to improve Arizona schools. They say a sound educational system has a ripple effect throughout their communities and Arizona. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Citigroup unsure about housing market
Citigroup isn't as enthusiastic as its peers about a comeback in the housing market.From Phoenix, KJZZ's Steve Goldstein has more.Last week, executives at Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase declared that the long-struggling market had turned a corner.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mortgage settlement monitor wants to restore public trust
The monitor of the $25 billion national mortgage settlement is in the Valley today to talk about where the rights of homeowners fit in.From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: In February of this year, five of the largest banks in the U.
Sept. 20, 2013
Jon Kyls papers donated to the University of Arizona
Retiring U.S. Senator Jon Kyl is donating historical materials and papers that were collected during his 26 years in the House and Senate to the University of Arizona. Kyl discusses what the papers include and what he thinks scholars will discover.
Sept. 20, 2013
Hurricane Sandy disrupts Sky Harbor schedule
The powerful impact that Hurricane Sandy is having on air travel could affect carriers and travelers for a few days after the storm has passed. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports.LYNN KELLY: The intense winds and damaging downpour from Sandy have led to thousands of canceled flights—domestic and international.
Sept. 20, 2013
Prop 204, on the ballot again, could make tax permanent
Proposition 204 is on the Arizona ballot -- again. The one-cent sales tax voters approved in 2010 as a temporary measure could be extended permanently. The measure calls to keep the current sales tax and continue funding education.
Sept. 20, 2013
How billions of dollars in advertising affect the election
This is Election Day, and the political ads are about over. But it's been a months-long siege on voters. Tim McGuire of the Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University spoke with KJZZ's Dennis Lambert to discuss the impact of advertising on today's elections.
Sept. 20, 2013
Election Days effect on K-12 education in Arizona
Election Day was hit or miss for education-related issues in Arizona. Proposition 204, which would have made permanent a state sales tax increase--with most of the funds going toward education--was soundly rejected by voters.
Sept. 20, 2013
Cochise County officials can count 130 contested ballots
Attorneys for a supporter of the GOP candidate and Democratic nominee in Southern Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District have reached an agreement on what to do with 130 contested provisional ballots cast in Cochise County.
Sept. 20, 2013
Splendid Table Turkey Confidential - Live Thanksgiving Day
       Lynne Rossetto Kasper and her Splendid Table team are hosting their annual call-in special Turkey Confidential on Thanksgiving Day, 9-11 a.m. to help you with last-minute cooking tips and tricks.
Sept. 20, 2013
The Alzheimers Prevention Cookbook
Dr. Marwan Sabbagh, geriatric neurologist and Director of the Banner-Sun Health Research Institute, discusses the impact a healthy diet may have on preventing--or at least delaying--the onset of Alzheimer's Disease.
Sept. 20, 2013
Former GM Proving Grounds changing hands
More than 500 acres located on the former General Motors proving grounds in Mesa have changed hands and are expected to be turned into homes.The Phoenix Business Journal first reported that Scottsdale-based AV Homes and New York City’s JEN Partners have purchased 527 acres on the site of the former proving grounds for $32.
Sept. 20, 2013
Private colleges eye Phoenix suburbs
Starting next year, Phoenix suburbs will be flush with something they’ve never had much of before: private non-profit colleges. Eight new schools are gearing up for satellite campuses in Peoria and Mesa.
Sept. 20, 2013
Master-planned communities must create legacy of innovation
Thursday, we reported on a new master-planned community on the site of the former General Motors proving grounds in Mesa. The development could eventually include 15,000 houses, along with parks, shopping areas, and office towers.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizonas poverty rate among nations highest in 2011
Arizona's poverty rate was among the highest in the country last year, according to new numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau.KJZZ's Mark Brodie speaks with Roe Goddard, Associate Professor at the Thunderbird School of Global Management about what that means for the state, and for business in Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
Bennett testifies in D.C. on voter registration offenses, ineligible voters
The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing Wednesday morning on the state of the right to vote. Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett was a witness, along with other state-level elected officials, former Florida Governor Charlie Crist and Nina Perales of the Mexican American Legal Defense fund.
Sept. 20, 2013
Twenty-five years of ADEQ
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is marking its 25th year as a cabinet-level agency. KJZZ's Steve Goldstein talks with ADEQ Director Henry Darwin about the agency's accomplishments and what else needs to be done to improve air quality in Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona to consider Medicaid expansion
Governor Jan Brewer’s decision in November to forego setting up a state-based health exchange as part of the Affordable Care Act set up another health care decision expected as soon as this month. And, as KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports, that decision will likely affect hundreds of thousands of Arizonans.
Sept. 20, 2013

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