KJZZ News

With the paper mill gone, whats next for Snowflake?
What do you do when a community’s largest private employer shuts down? That’s the question facing two Arizona towns with the closure of the paper mill that has provided hundreds of jobs for the last five decades.
Sept. 20, 2013
Consumer spending up among AZ Hispanic population
A new report shows that Arizona’s Hispanic population will account for $40 billion in consumer spending this year, and this number is expected to rise. The report, released by the Tucson Hispanic Chamber and the Arizona Hispanic Chamber, notes that spending will likely increase to $50 billion by 2015.
Sept. 20, 2013
Two Border Patrol agents shot, one killed near Naco
An Arizona border sheriff says two suspects may already be in custody after the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent along the Mexican border early Tuesday morning. The agent was identified by the Border Patrol Tucson Sector office as Nicholas Ivie, 30.
Sept. 20, 2013
Hope for a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home
There’s new hope for a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home that was facing demolition in the Phoenix neighborhood of Arcadia. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, the developer and the city of Phoenix have reached a deal to put work on hold while a search continues for a buyer.
Sept. 20, 2013
Candidates hold final forum for states largest congressional district
The candidates in Arizona’s Congressional District 1 have met one final time before early ballots go out.  It is the largest congressional district in the state, stretching from southern part of the state to the Arizona-Utah border.
Sept. 20, 2013
Regents Chair on choosing a new board president
The Arizona Board of Regents has decided to offer Eileen Klein, Governor Jan Brewer's Chief of Staff, the position of President of the Board. Regents' Chair Rick Myers tells KJZZ's Steve Goldstein why Klein is the right choice.
Sept. 20, 2013
Commerce Department: Western U.S. leads rise in housing construction
Builders in the U.S. started construction on apartments and single-family homes in September at the fastest pace since July 2008.Between August and September, the Commerce Department says housing construction increased by 15 percent across the United States.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona, Nevada transportation officials study Phoenix-Las Vegas interstate
The Arizona Department of Transportation hosted a public meeting Tuesday night about a proposed new interstate. The project aims to improve infrastructure in the region, and potentially across the continent.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mexican artifacts returned
More than 4,000 archaeological artifacts looted from Mexico and seized in the United States have been returned to Mexican authorities.KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more.U.S. officials displayed the relics at the Mexican consulate in El Paso before handing them over during a ceremony.
Sept. 20, 2013
Prop 120, if passed, could set state up for federal challenge
A proposition on the Arizona ballot in this election challenges the federal government’s control over state lands. The proposition calls for the state to manage all of its own public resources. It would amend a provision in place since Arizona became a state.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona taxpayers affected by Hurricane Sandy get filing extensions
Arizona taxpayers affected by Hurricane Sandy will have a little more time to file their returns. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: The state Department of Revenue says it’s taking the action in conjunction with tax relief provided by the IRS, and is acting under authority granted by state law to extend due dates and suspend interest and penalties that would accrue during federally declared disasters.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arpaio wins sixth term as Maricopa County Sheriff
It was the toughest re-election battle he’s ever faced, but Sheriff Joe Arpaio won a sixth term as the top lawman in Maricopa County, Arizona. From Phoenix, Nick Blumberg reports.NICK BLUMBERG: Despite his lowest-ever approval ratings and poll numbers, bruising scandals, and a huge volunteer effort to oust him, Joe Arpaio was re-elected as Maricopa County Sheriff.
Sept. 20, 2013
Just a fraction of voters meet I.D. deadline
Only 50 voters showed up by Wednesday’s deadline to confirm their identity with the Maricopa County Recorder. KJZZ’s Al Macias says nearly a thousand other voters failed to do so, and that means their ballots will not be counted.
Sept. 20, 2013
CDC report shows 7.5 percent of Arizonans have diabetes
A new report from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows more than 8 percent of Americans had diabetes as of 2010. In Arizona, it found 7.5 percent of residents with the disease, a more than 56-percent increase since 1995.
Sept. 20, 2013
Final canvass of votes approved in Maricopa County, with possible election changes on horizon
The final canvass of votes in Maricopa County was approved Monday. Though the vote count is over, possible changes to the election system could be on the way.  Although some vocal critics who said Maricopa County was tabulating ballots too slowly, County Recorder Helen Purcell said the count actually took one fewer day than in 2008, despite a big bump in early ballots turned in late and far more provisional ballots.
Sept. 20, 2013
Prospects for comprehensive immigration reform
The results of this month's elections have revived the possibility of Congress passing comprehensive immigration reform. Former Immigration and Naturalization Services Commissioner Doris Meissner and Clint Bolick, co-author of a forthcoming book on immigration reform with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, discuss what immigration reform would look like.
Sept. 20, 2013
Study finds teachers in Arizona have slightly less than average absentee rate
A recent report from the Center for American Progress finds the teacher absenteeism rate in Arizona is slightly below the national average. The report measures the percentage of teachers who were absent for 10 days or more during the 2009-2010 school year.
Sept. 20, 2013
Robrt Pela: Review of Wolves
This morning theater critic Robrt Pela reviews Stray Cat Theatre's production of Wolves. Christmas has come early for fans of good writing and excellent acting, courtesy of Stray Cat Theatre's production of Steve Yockey's Wolves.
Sept. 20, 2013
Roadway burros a problem in Bullhead City
Bullhead City officials are warning people intending to drive in northwest Arizona to be careful. They say wild burrows have increasingly become a big roadway hazard. City spokesman Steve Johnson says while most of the burros may be friendly, it's important to remember they're wild animals.
Sept. 20, 2013

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