KJZZ News

Student Veterans Face Excess Tuition Costs
Iraq war veteran Brian Oller has spent more than $22,000 to pay out-of-state tuition at the University of California, San Diego. The Lubbock, Texas, native said he hopes to get in-state tuition this fall after appealing to the college’s residence deputy.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizonans Earning 19 Percent Less Than National Average
Arizonans have long lagged behind the rest of the country in per capita earnings, and a new report finds it’s worse than ever.  Arizona State University's W.P. Carey School of Business analyzed per capita earnings from 2011, and found that on average Arizona residents made 19 percent less than the national average in direct compensation – that’s wages and salaries.
Sept. 20, 2013
Riding La Bestia, The Immigration Train
In 2010, Fronteras Desk contributor Lorne Matalon rode on a train known as La Bestia (The Beast) ferrying Central Americans through Mexico. That train derailed last weekend, killing at least six Hondurans and critically injuring at least 16 others.
Sept. 20, 2013
Department Of Justice Decision Could Protect Ariz. Medical Marijuana Law
The Department of Justice says it will not try to void laws legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in Colorado and Washington, even though possession of pot remains a felony under federal law.
Sept. 20, 2013
Storms Move In To Southern Arizona
Santa Cruz and Cochise Counties have seen some heavy thunderstorms this morning that have left some parts of the area with flash flood warnings. But National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Rasmussan says this type of storm is common for this time of year.
Sept. 20, 2013
Solutions For Dealing With High State Unemployment
We wonder where the jobs are in Arizona. We are nowhere close to the deep hole of the Great Recession when the state’s unemployment rate was 10.8 percent. The latest figures from July put the rate at 8 percent, but that still seems pretty high.
Sept. 20, 2013
Did You Know: Phoenix Has Its Very Own Castle
The house was built in 1929 as a resort. After years of restoration, the castle that sits on a hill in the middle of Phoenix has become a visitors' destination, Tovrea Castle.   The path leading up to the front of the castle.
Sept. 20, 2013
Backers Of Two Ballot Referendum Petition Drives Approaching Deadline
Backers of two ballot referendum petition drives are rapidly approaching deadlines to get them before Arizona voters in 2014. Barry Hess of the Libertarian Party said the Protect Your Right to Vote Committee has collected at least 130,000 signatures in its attempt to block an omnibus election law from taking effect.
Sept. 20, 2013
Gay Marriage Will Not Be On Ariz. Ballot In 2014
Organizers of an initiative campaign for a 2014 ballot measure to legalize gay marriage in Arizona are dropping that effort in favor of waiting until 2016.  The Equal Marriage Campaign says it had support but that key national advocacy groups withheld backing that was needed to make a 2014 ballot measure.
Sept. 20, 2013
Charges Pending Against Four Teens Responsible For Damaged Flagstaff Aviation Tower
Charges are pending against four juveniles who were arrested for damaging an aviation tower near the Flagstaff airport.  Police Sgt. Cody Runge said the four were taken into custody after a stake-out by officers following a string of incidents between May and September of this year.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Corporation Commission Tables Deregulation Issue
So, let’s step into the way-back machine heading to last week. Remember that story you heard about how the Arizona Corporation Commission was going to hold hearings this fall into whether or not it should move the state towards retail competition in the electricity market? Well an update now, and it could basically be summed up by saying, not so much.
Sept. 20, 2013
Hearings Begin On Benefits For Families Of Deceased Seasonal Firefighters
Tuesday afternoon an Arizona House Committee will hold the first of an expected series of hearings into the issue of benefits for seasonal firefighters. Some of the Granite Mountain Hotshots who died fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire were seasonal employees, meaning their survivors are not entitled to the same benefits as full-time employees.
Sept. 20, 2013
Prosecutors Respond To Order In Milke Case
Maricopa County prosecutors acknowledge they did not give a judge a letter that contained information affecting a key witness' availability for the retrial of a former death row inmate. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Rosa Mroz had ordered prosecutors to explain why they did not promptly give her a letter they got from federal prosecutors.
Sept. 20, 2013
Camp Burned by Wallow Fire Opens
( Phoenix, AZ ) A summer camp that lost five buildings in the Wallow Fire will open tomorrow at a different facility in Prescott. The damage has temporarily closed Montlure Presbyterian Church Camp in Greer, where thousands of Arizona kids have spent summers over the past 80 years.
Sept. 20, 2013
Program Changes
Sept. 20, 2013
All-Star Rosters Disappoint
Tonight is the 2011 All-Star game at Chase Field. KJZZ's Morning Edition Host Dennis Lambert spoke with MLB.com's Barry Bloom about some of the unique aspects of this years event.
Sept. 20, 2013
Unloading the House, Untying the Knot
Splitting up is never easy, but now divorce is a nightmare. Roughly three million marriages have ended since the nation’s housing crisis began. And lawyers have little choice but to write provisions into divorce decrees that can tie estranged couples together for years after the marriage is over.
Sept. 20, 2013
The Decline In Rural Healthcare
Lynda Bergsma, director of the State Office of Rural Health program at the University of Arizona, talks to host Steve Goldstein about the decline in rural healthcare and the effects on Arizona residents.
Sept. 20, 2013
Finding Connections in Phoenixs Directions
This month, Phoenix residents elect a new mayor. We decided it was the perfect time to profile some of the neighborhoods in this unique and sprawling city.We began by having a conversation with outgoing Mayor Phil Gordon about his eight years leading Phoenix and what he learned about its communities.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pela Review: Little Shop of Horrors
   KJZZ's Theatre Critic reviews Hale Center Theatre's production of Little Shop of Horrors which runs through August 27th.   Robrt Pela is a columnist at New Times and a staff writer at Latino Perspectives Magazine.
Sept. 20, 2013

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