Census Bureau changes term used to designate race
The Census Bureau is dropping its use of the word "Negro" to describe black Americans in surveys. The chief of the agency's racial statistics branch says months of public feedback and census research concluded that few black Americans still identify with that designation and view the term as offensive and outdated.
Feb. 26, 2013
Advisory group: dietary supplements not good for healthy women
New recommendations from a government advisory group suggest that healthy older women shouldn't bother with relatively low-dose dietary supplements.  While nutrients are crucial for healthy bones, specialists advise getting as much as possible from a good diet.
Feb. 26, 2013
Pension reform put to a vote in Phoenix
No matter where you are in Phoenix, chances are you aren’t far from a sign urging you to vote yes on Proposition 201. And it’s almost as certain you won’t find even a bumper sticker telling you otherwise.
Feb. 26, 2013
School turns to longer hours, virtual classes to boost diplomas
According to some federal calculations, Arizona had the highest high school drop-out rate in the country in 2009-2010 school year. And that has education leaders worried about the future for those young people.
Feb. 26, 2013
Felecia Rotellini files for 2014 Arizona Attorney General bid
With more than a year and a half before Arizonans elect their next attorney general, Felecia Rotellini filed paperwork Monday to run against incumbent Tom Horne. If a battle to be the state's lawyer between Democrat Rotellini and Republican Horne sounds familiar, it’s because it happened before -- three years ago, in 2010 -- when Rotellini lost to Horne by some 63,000 votes.
Feb. 25, 2013
Camels are part of Arizona history
We know there was a Civil War skirmish in Arizona 150 years ago, but there was also a camel troop in the state around the same time. For about 10 years, the Turf Paradise in Phoenix has hosted Camel races.
Feb. 25, 2013
Is it their year? Cubs, 14 other teams kick off spring training in the Valley
Spring training baseball is underway. In Florida and Arizona, teams are taking the field to show fans and foes what they've got. Each team has loyal followers, but arguably the most diehard root for the team from the north side of Chicago.
Feb. 25, 2013
Released latex balloons a threat to southern Arizona animals
The Univeristy of Arizona study found that helium balloons released in Tucson end up in the Saguaro National Park near Tucson. Sixty two latex balloons were found hanging on trees, melting on rocks, or scattered throughout a square kilometer in the Park’s Rincon unit east of Tucson.
Feb. 25, 2013
Common Core standards coming to Arizona schools
For a long time now, advocates have pushed for reform that would improve important benchmarks like this. Today, we begin a weeklong series called Educating Arizona that explores the challenges in our public school system - from the elementary to university level.
Feb. 25, 2013
Arizona lawmakers to take up school safety measures
State lawmakers this week will take up two proposals dealing with school safety. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. School safety will be debated this week under the copper dome.(Photo by Mark Brodie - KJZZ) One measure would allow school boards to allow teachers or administrators to carry concealed weapons, if the school has fewer than 600 students, does not have a school resource officer and is more than 30 minutes and 20 miles from a law enforcement facility.
Feb. 24, 2013
Economics and the arts: What
Phoenix's Actors Theatre has suspended its season, and will be leaving its long-time home. KJZZ's Mark Brodie speaks with Robrt Pela about the current economics of the arts, and what's next for Actors Theatre.
Feb. 23, 2013
Yuma's mayor is suing the other six members of the City Council and two city officials. KJZZ's Al Macias says the suit is over the mayor’s legal fees stemming from an independent investigation.Yuma mayor Alan Krieger is suing for more than $15,000 dollars.
Feb. 22, 2013
State high court rules Arias eligible for death penalty
Jodi Arias’s effort to get a potential death sentence in her murder case set aside was rejected by the state’s highest court today. Arias has been charged with the June 2008 stabbing and shooting death of her boyfriend, Travis Alexander, at his home in Mesa.
Feb. 22, 2013
Tempe council sets limits on panhandling
The Tempe City Council wants to crack down on unwanted panhandling. The council decided Thursday on changes that could please downtown business owners but may upset others. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.City council members are trying to limit street begging  which has become a growing problem in popular areas such the Mill Avenue.
Feb. 22, 2013
Arizona snowpack still below average, despite winter storm
Despite this week’s rain and snow, water experts say the state is still below average in terms of snowpack, which leads to spring run-off. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The mountains got several inches of snow, but Dino DeSimone says it wasn’t the heavy, wet kind, which leads to more water.
Feb. 22, 2013
Construction labor produces employment ripple effects
As new construction slowly comes back to Phoenix, its shaking up the Valley's labor needs. Contractors are scrambling to recruit workers, and that's creating a ripple effect in other sectors. KJZZ's Jude Joffe-Block reports.
Feb. 22, 2013
This Week: Educating Arizona
A five-part series during Morning Edition examining education in Arizona.
Feb. 21, 2013
Glendale mental health court aims to send defendants to treatment, not prison
Last month, the city of Glendale opened a new court specially designed for the mentally ill. Advocates say it’s a critical issue; according to an analysis of government data by the Treatment Advocacy Center, mentally ill people in Arizona are nearly ten times more likely to be in the criminal justice system than in hospitals.
Feb. 21, 2013
University of Arizona breaks ground on new cancer treatment center in downtown Phoenix
The University of Arizona broke ground Thursday on a new cancer center at Saint Joseph Medical Center. The downtown Phoenix clinic will be a second hub for the University of Arizona’s nationally designated Comprehensive Cancer Center for the Southwest region, which is centered in Tuscon.
Feb. 21, 2013
Educating Arizona - A new series by 91.5 KJZZ beginning Feb. 25
Critics of Arizona public schools have long worried that our children are falling behind. Business leaders have asked lawmakers to make changes to the public school system so that they’ll have the workforce they need for the future.
Feb. 21, 2013