KJZZ News

Jeep Tours To Resume In Part Of McDowell Sonoran Preserve
Jeep tour operators will now be able to take passengers out in a small part of Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Jeep tours will be resuming in a section of Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve.
Sept. 20, 2013
McCain Wants Resolution For Full Syria Strike
Arizona Sen. John McCain met with President Obama Monday to discuss the possibility of limited strikes on Syria. McCain told NPR’s Steve Inskeep Tuesday that he believes approving the resolution is an absolute necessity.
Sept. 20, 2013
McCain, VA Touting Program To Speed Up Veterans Disability Claims
Arizona’s senior senator is planning a series of events to help veterans get the services they need more quickly.  Arizona Sen. John McCain. (Photo courtesy of Office of Sen. John McCain) According to a Center for Investigative Reporting analysis, the average wait time for Phoenix veterans filing new disability claims with the U.
Sept. 20, 2013
Police Treating Teen?s Death As Homicide
Phoenix police said they are treating the death of an aspiring teenage boxer as a homicide, after his parents found him dead in his home Tuesday. Sergeant Trent Crump said 17-year-old Alexis Urbina-Ochoa was home from school Tuesday morning and last seen alive at 10:30 a.
Sept. 20, 2013
Report: Arizonas Economy Is Showing Signs Of Life
A new report said the state's economy is showing some signs of life.  Retail sales in July were up 9 percent from last year for the best July report in 6 years.  Economist Dennis Hoffman of Arizona State University said what makes the growth amazing is that it is taking place with little impact on Arizona's 8 percent jobless rate, but the year-over-year spending increase at bars, restaurants and hotels was much smaller.
Sept. 20, 2013
 Fresh & Easy Is Sold, Stores Will Close
The British-owned chain of Fresh & Easy grocery stores has been sold to a billionaire from California, and some locations will be closing. Fresh & Easy has several locations across the Valley, including this one on Indian School Road in Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013
Midwives Want Ability To Use Meds
Arizona midwives are seeking permission to give their patients potentially life-saving drugs. As it stands now, midwives now face felony charges if they buy, carry or administer medication. So, the Arizona Association of Midwives is looking for the ability to use items like eye ointment for newborns and anti-hemorrhaging drugs.
Sept. 20, 2013
Constable Warrant Program Brings County Millions
Nearly $100 million in unpaid fines have gone uncollected in Maricopa County. A program run by several constables has started to put a small dent in that amount. The Maricopa County Constables Warrant Program gives deputies jurisdiction to arrest people who have unpaid fines for misdemeanors.
Sept. 20, 2013
Navajo Nation Seeks Disaster Declaration For Rain, Flood Damages
The Navajo Nation is asking FEMA to declare a major disaster for the area, after heavy rains and floods damaged homes, roads and infrastructure in many Native American communities.  Navajo nation spokesman Ernie Zah says the Tribe has already spent more than a million dollars to cope with the damage from several different storms.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Budget Cuts Could Shut High School Freshmen Out of Some Classes
High school freshmen in Arizona who want to take career and technical education courses could be out of luck next school year. The new state budget adopted this spring eliminates funding for 9th graders in subjects like engineering, culinary arts and automotive repair.
Sept. 20, 2013
Post Wallow Fire: Cattle may not Graze in Forest
Ranchers who lease forest land may not be allowed to graze cattle in areas burned by the largest fire in Arizona’s history.  As KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports in our series on the aftermath of the Wallow Fire, ranchers may have to look elsewhere to feed their cattle this year.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pela Review: Desert Stages Hairspray: The Musical
KJZZ's Theatre Critic Robrt Pela reviews Desert Stages Theatre's production of Hairspray: The Musical which runs through August 7th. Robrt Pela is a columnist at New Times and a staff writer at Latino Perspectives Magazine.
Sept. 20, 2013
Relief from No Child Left Behind
The Obama administration proposes fixing No Child Left Behind by letting states apply for waivers from certain NCLB provisions.  In exchange, states must agree to establish new college and career-ready standards, ways to train more teachers and principals, and to use a data system that provides more flexible and targeted accountability.
Sept. 20, 2013
Roosevelt Rows Organic Growth
This month, Phoenix residents will elect a new mayor. Whoever wins will govern a sprawling city; full of unique neighborhoods, each with different concerns. One of the most high-profile areas in Phoenix is, of course, Downtown.
Sept. 20, 2013
Quenching The Deserts Thirst
Host Steve Goldstein talks to two environmental experts about solar projects and water usage in the desert...and which forms of energy are the best for Arizona's climate.Former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson and author Robert Glennon give two perspectives on the issue.
Sept. 20, 2013
September 11 Live Special Coverage on KJZZ 91.5
       NPR News captures the national memorial ceremonies from ground zero, the Pentagon and Shanksville, with nine hours of live coverage hosted by Weekend Edition host Audie Cornish and Talk of the Nation host Neal Conan.
Sept. 20, 2013
Looking for Work Requires Understanding of Hiring in the Digital Age
Getting a job these days isn't as easy as it once was.  Job seekers are finding a whole 'nother world when it comes to hiring.  Instead of applying in person and filling out a paper application, many companies require people to apply online, digitally scan resumes looking for key words, and use social media to recruit.
Sept. 20, 2013
Live Studio Interview with Phoenix Mayoral Candidates - Oct 12
Send your questions right now by way of Facebook, Twitter or email.KJZZPhoenixMayoralCandidateInterview10122011 KJZZ’s Here and Now host Steve Goldstein will moderate a live discussion between Phoenix Mayoral candidates Wes Gullett and Greg Stanton, Wed.
Sept. 20, 2013
New HOV Lanes Open
Valley commuters are seeing something new along a couple of Phoenix area freeways this morning. Arizona Department of Transportation opened new stretches of High Occupancy Vehicle lanes early this morning along the Loop 202 Santan Freeway in Chandler and the Loop 101 Agua Fria Freeway in the Glendale & Peoria areas.
Sept. 20, 2013

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