KJZZ News

Birthday gift ensures more birthdays for pets at no-kill shelter
A special birthday gift to a spouse ends up benefitting thousands of animals served by the no-kill shelter of the Arizona Animal Welfare League. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports. A puppy takes advantage of shelter services at the Sonia Breslow Adoption Center.
Mar. 5, 2012
Padres, Mariners to stay in Peoria until 2034
The City of Peoria announced Monday they have reached a new long-term agreement that will keep the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners in Peoria for spring training for the next two decades. The Peoria Sports Complex will continue to serve as the spring training and player development home for the two teams until 2034.
Mar. 5, 2012
More signs point to housing market turnaround
Another report is out pointing to a rebound in the Valley’s housing market. Analysts at Clear Capital say foreclosures are down and housing prices are up. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Terry Ward reports.  TERRY WARD: The picture is still pretty depressing if you look at the housing market nationwide -- prices still are falling.
Mar. 5, 2012
Shutdown of criminal activity could affect personal computers
DENNIS LAMBERT: Your computer could be facing a major problem this week. Ken Colburn, CEO of Tempe based Data Docs, says the problem is likely to come Thursday as servers on so-called ‘botnets’ that were sending surfers to bogus websites, are shut down for good.
Mar. 5, 2012
AZ Congressional races shaping up to be competitive
The fields for Arizona’s Congressional races are starting to take shape, and political observers say several of them appear to be competitive. Congressional redistricting has created questions about who will represent Arizona at the U.
Mar. 5, 2012
New traffic ramps on SR 143 to open
DENNIS LAMBERT: Access to Sky Harbor Airport just got easier with the opening this morning of new ramps carrying traffic directly out of Sky Harbor airport on the southbound 143. KJZZ’s Terry Ward joins me in studio.
Mar. 5, 2012
Is government propping you up or holding you down?
KJZZ, in partnership with students from Arizona State's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, wants your perspective on government intervention in our lives today. The U.S. is $15 trillion in debt and more Americans live in poverty than in the past 52 years.
Mar. 2, 2012
How will the Latino vote affect the 2012 elections?
Latinos are the fastest-growing group in the United States, comprised of different ethnicities, faiths, political leanings, and economic situations. And candidates must increasingly stand up and take notice of how Latinos can affect their chance of getting elected.
Mar. 2, 2012
Security breech affects U.S. Airways flight in Philadelphia
DENNIS LAMBERT: A U.S. Airways Express flight was just 15 seconds from touchdown at Philadelphia International Airport yesterday morning when air traffic controllers saw a Jeep barreling down the runway.
Mar. 2, 2012
Underwater mortgages tick upward
The percentage of underwater home mortgages in Arizona has inched upward compared to a year ago.CoreLogic tracks the number of distressed mortgages across the country. The company says in the fourth quarter of last year, 48 percent of home mortgages in Arizona were upside down.
Mar. 2, 2012
Union members try to stop anti-union bills
Four bills introduced at the state legislature target public employee unions. Supporters say the measures will save taxpayer’s money. But union members disagree. They showed up in force at the state capitol Thursday.
Mar. 1, 2012
Arpaio questions Obama
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio questioned the validity of President Obama's birth certificate at press conference Thursday. The sheriff's critics blasted his presentation, which took place during an election year and amid a federal investigation into civil rights allegations at Arpaio's department.
Mar. 1, 2012
Judge rules against graphic cigarette pack warnings
A judge has blocked efforts by the federal government to have vivid images of the effects of smoking emblazoned on packs of cigarettes. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Terry Ward reports. TERRY WARD: The Food & Drug Administration wants to put graphic images on cigarette packs including a diseased lung and a corpse.
Mar. 1, 2012
Coal producers
A federal appeals court is hearing a legal challenge to the EPA’s plan to regulate carbon monoxide and other greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants. Coal producers – including Peabody Energy are arguing against the new rules.
Mar. 1, 2012
Robrt Pela: Review of The Pillowman
Theater critic Robrt Pela reviews Desert Stages Theatre’s production of The Pillowman. Desert Stages Theatre’s artistic director Terry Helland is clearly mad. Onto the tiny black box stage of his Actor’s Café, he continues to wedge dark, offbeat plays that no doubt strike terror in the hearts of the mainstream theatergoers who turn up in droves for the more bland fare on the playhouse’s main stage.
Mar. 1, 2012
Interview with author of
Dr. David Agus talks about his book The End of Illness and his vision for the future of healthcare. Agus says one of the keys to preventing illness is to eat smart, healthy and on a schedule. He also explains that preventive measures need to be tailored to each patient to meet their genetic and environmental needs.
Feb. 29, 2012
Universities: Guns on campus bill would cost millions
Allowing concealed weapons permit holders to carry on college campuses would cost Arizona’s public universities more than $13 million up front, and more than $3 million a year, according to a new study released by the Arizona Board of Regents.
Feb. 29, 2012
More newspapers are adding paywalls to their websites
Gannett, the parent company of The Arizona Republic, recently announced that it would begin charging for some content at the paper’s website. An expert explains what it takes to make this business model successful.
Feb. 29, 2012
Navajo Nation takes Urban Outfitters to court
The Navajo Nation has sued Urban Outfitters months after the tribe sent a cease and desist letter to the clothing retailer demanding it pull the "Navajo" name from its products. The lawsuit was filed late yesterday in Federal court.
Feb. 29, 2012

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