KJZZ News

Study: Legalizing Arizonas undocumented workers would be economic boon
A recent report from a left-leaning think tank looks at the potential impact on Arizona’s economy of legalizing or deporting undocumented workers. As of 2010, there were an estimated 211,000 undocumented immigrants working in Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
U.S. Attorney: Wisneski likely wont go to jail for Fiesta Bowl fiasco
Former Fiesta Bowl chief operating officer Natalie Wisneski likely won't receive jail time for her involvement in an illegal campaign-contribution scheme, the U-S Attorney's Office announced Monday. Wisneski faced up to one year in jail for her felony conspiracy charge, but may instead receive probation because she is cooperating with authorities.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tempe Police to look for booster seat law violators
The Tempe Police Department will be looking for violators of Arizona’s new booster seat law, starting this Sunday. KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Kids between 5 and 8 years old, and shorter than 4'9" now have to be in child restraint seats in Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
Lessons to learn from papers please in Alabama
Judge Susan Bolton has allowed what's considered the most controversial part of Arizona's SB1070 immigration enforcement law to take effect. It's the so-called 'show me your papers' provision, and now law enforcement officers in the state are going to have to figure out how to apply it properly and without racially profiling anyone.
Sept. 20, 2013
Interview with the director of the ASU School of Nutrition and Health Promotion
A recent study by the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, says the number of obese adults is likely to increase dramatically in the next 20 years.  In Arizona, it says if the current trajectory continues, nearly 59 percent of the adult population will be obese by 2030.
Sept. 20, 2013
Frank Lloyd Wrights archives to move from Scottsdale to New York
Legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright is associated with several places in the U.S., but perhaps none so unique as Taliesin West in Scottsdale. Wright made it his winter haven from 1937 until his 1959 death, describing the mostly untouched area near the McDowell Mountains as the top of the world.
Sept. 20, 2013
Democrats spending more than Republicans on Spanish-language ads
According to a survey of ten states with large Latino populations, Democratic candidates for federal office are spending twice as much as their Republican counterparts on Spanish-language political ads.
Sept. 20, 2013
Valley home prices up...slightly
Valley home prices rose in August, but not by much, according to new numbers from ASU. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The median home price was up about one percent, to $150,000.
Sept. 20, 2013
Endangered species list could be getting more prickly
This week, the U.S. Fish and WIldlife Service proposed adding two cacti to the endangered species list. The Acuna cactus (L) and Fickeisen plains cactus (R) could both get federal protection. The photo on the right is actually of 13 Fickeisen cacti specimens.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arpaio campaign attacks Dem candidate for sheriff
After weeks of commercials painting a softer picture of “America’s Toughest Sheriff,” Joe Arpaio has gone on the offensive. The new ad makes issue of an incident in his opponent’s past. The commercial refers to a decade-old dispute involving Arpaio’s Democratic foe Paul Penzone, a former Phoenix Police Sergeant who ran the Silent Witness program.
Sept. 20, 2013
Peoria latest to add university
Trine University will open a branch campus in the city of Peoria starting in 2013. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, the city is looking to expand its skilled workforce.PETER O’DOWD: If this sounds familiar, it’s because Mesa officials have already announced five new universities coming to that East Valley city since the start of the year.
Sept. 20, 2013
Conservationists call for expanding jaguar habitat in Arizona, New Mexico
A conservation organization wants millions of additional acres to be set aside for the population of endangered jaguars.  Earlier this year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service released a proposed critical habitat area for jaguars, which have been designated as an endangered species since 1997.
Sept. 20, 2013
Teens arrested after videotaped bullying
Police in the border city of San Luis say they've arrested three high school students in the videotaped bullying of a classmate. Two 15-year-old boys and a 15-year-old girl were arrested Wednesday. They face charges of threatening and intimidating, assault, harassment, disorderly conduct and interfering with an educational institution.
Sept. 20, 2013
Herb Paine: Phoenix Rising?
We’re in the playoffs now, where cities compete for the gold crown, and winning requires that you field the best of your players, move the bases, and hit strategic home runs.It’s not baseball I’m talking about, however, but the great perennial contest among metropolitan areas for competitive advantage -- for high ratings as winning places where businesses and families want to live, work, play, and stay.
Sept. 20, 2013
Dr. Andrew Weils new Integrative Health Center opens in Phoenix
This afternoon in Phoenix, the nation’s first primary care facility to combine traditional and alternative methods of treatment will have its grand opening. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Listen to KJZZs Election Night coverage
KJZZ provided special live coverage of Election Night on Tuesday evening. KJZZ's Steve Goldstein and Mark Brodie anchored our coverage in Arizona with Nick Blumberg, Jude Joffe-Block and Michel Marizco, while NPR's Robert Siegel and Melissa Block provided coverage of national races.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona crews, restoring power after Sandy, continue work after noreaster
Areas already crippled by Hurricane Sandy are dealing with the effects of a nor’easter storm.  APS crews work to restore power on Long Island, N.Y. (Photo courtesy APS)Power crews from APS and SRP are among the workers from around the country and Canada working to restore power on the East Coast.
Sept. 20, 2013
Eileen Klein exit interview
Eileen Klein, Chief of Staff for Governor Jan Brewer until last week, talks about the administration's efforts to get Arizona out of its fiscal hole and the role she played. Klein also explained the challenges and rewards of working with stakeholders who have dramatically different opinions on the state's direction.
Sept. 20, 2013
Guilty plea in Sunflower Fire
The man responsible for starting the nearly 18,000-acre Sunflower Fire has entered guilty pleas. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more.Mesa resident Steven Craig Shiflet had been target shooting with a group of friends near Payson last May.
Sept. 20, 2013
Truck driver imprisoned in Mexico since April returns to U.S.
The Dallas trucker detained for seven months in Mexico on charges that he tried to smuggle ammunition into the country is back in the United States.  Jabin Bogan (bottom row, second from left) is comforted by his mother and surrounded by some of the people who worked for his release.
Sept. 20, 2013

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