KJZZ News

The influence of Native American voters
Organizers of a national get-out-the-vote campaign that targeted Native American communities for Election Day are considering their efforts a success. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more.The National Congress of American Indians led the push to get more Native Americans voting.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona gas prices continue falling
Filling up your gas tank is a bit cheaper again this week.From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie explains. MARK BRODIE: AAA-Arizona says a gallon of regular, unleaded gas in Arizona costs an average of $3.
Sept. 20, 2013
After delay, supervisors agree on settlement for inmate death
Maricopa County will pay $3.25 million to the family of Deborah Braillard. Court records show she died in the county jail in January 2005 after she was denied treatment for diabetes. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Valley mayors call for reforming state
Several Valley mayors say they’re best suited to bring together lawmakers, community and education leaders to improve the state’s education system. Their first attempt is to create an education coalition made of mayors from across the state.
Sept. 20, 2013
Veteran Stories: Recovering from PTSD
It’s hard to know how many veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are suffering from the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder. We know that the number receiving government compensation for those conditions went up more than 200 percent in the last decade.
Sept. 20, 2013
Herb Paine: Lessons of the Elections
The law of diminishing returns states that there’s a point where the more you invest, the less you get.The 2012 elections proved that point pretty well. After spending nearly $6 billion in the presidential elections and millions in Arizona, what have we got? Continued gridlock.
Sept. 20, 2013
Appeals court says Open Meeting Law applies to Redistricting Commission
The Arizona Court of Appeals has ruled that the body responsible for drawing legislative and congressional district maps has to follow the state’s open meeting laws, but that prosecutors cannot restart an investigation into whether that happened.
Sept. 20, 2013
Navajo Nation schools host wind power turbines
Three new wind turbines spin outside the Leupp Schools on the Navajo Nation. On the roof are enough solar panels to generate 10 kilowatts of electricity to help power the school while stimulating classroom learning.
Sept. 20, 2013
Frank Lloyd Wright house in Arcadia spared
A Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house in Phoenix that was slated for demolition has been saved. As Peter O’Dowd reports, an anonymous buyer purchased the home for an undisclosed price. The David and Gladys Wright House in Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013
Optimistic outlook for 2013 real estate market
Analysts say the Valley’s housing market has turned around. Earlier this week, the Standard and Poor’s/Case-Shiller Index showed Phoenix home prices had risen faster than any of the other nineteen cities the index tracks.
Sept. 20, 2013
DUI suspected as man crashes into photo radar van
A man is in custody in Tucson after allegedly crashing his car into a parked photo radar van. KJZZ’s Dennis Lambert has more.Tucson police say 25-year-old Matthew Jones is being held on suspicion of felony criminal damage and driving under the influence.
Sept. 20, 2013
American Airlines
Members of American Airlines’ Board of Directors are meeting today…in part to discuss a possible merger with Tempe-based U.S. Airways.Directors of American Airlines' parent company aren’t expected to decide on a merger plan yet.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix airports boosting Valley
An Arizona State University study shows three Phoenix airports are helping boost the Valley’s economy. The Economic Impact of the Phoenix Airport System report shows the total is in the billions of dollars.
Sept. 20, 2013
Art gallery to help conserve Arizona
The Arizona Nature Conservancy has developed a new approach to restoring the state’s forests – an art gallery. The conservancy wants to start cutting trees effectively, and get the public involved in restoration.
Sept. 20, 2013
Program Schedule Special
Print Schedule Monday Tuesday Wednesday ThursdayApril 11 Friday Saturday Sunday 03:00 AM Morning EditionNational and Arizona News, Traffic and Weather Reports with Steve Inskeep, Renée Montagne, Dennis Lambert   BBC World Service 04:00 AM 05:00 AM   BBC World Service 06:00 AM Weekend Edition 07:00 AM 08:00 AM 09:00 AMThe Diane Rehm Show1-800-433-8850    The Diane Rehm Show1-800-433-8850The Diane Rehm Show1-800-433-8850 10:00 AMCan We Talk About Guns? Car Talk A Prairie Home Companion 11:00 AMHere and NowRobin Young Here and NowRobin Young Here and NowSteve Goldstein Here and NowRobin Young Here and NowRobin Young Wait, Wait .
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona
Shoana Anderson of the Arizona Department of Health Services explains how the state's flu season compares with the rest of the country. James Hodge of Arizona State University's O'Connor College of Law considers the ethics of requiring workers to be vaccinated and sending them home if they're ill.
Sept. 20, 2013
Legendary television anchor Bill Close dies at 91
Legendary Phoenix television news anchor Bill Close has died at the age of 91.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: Close worked for 29 years at Channel Ten in Phoenix—then known as KOOL—as news anchor and Vice President for News until he retired in 1993.
Sept. 20, 2013
Conservationists buy land to expand Petrified Forest National Park
Two conservation groups this week bought more than 4,000 acres of land, with plans to sell it to the National Park Service. Badland exposures of the Triassic Chinle Formation. (Photo by Andrew Kearns, courtesy of the National Park Service.
Sept. 20, 2013
Education funding in Arizona
Performance funding for Arizona's K-12 schools is part of Governor Jan Brewer's proposed budget. Common Core standards are also on the verge of being implemented.Rebecca Gau, Director of the Governor's Office of Education Innovation, and Expect More Arizona President and CEO Pearl Chang Esau discuss the reforms and how much more funding Arizona's schools need.
Sept. 20, 2013
The Cactus League and the business of spring
The sound of construction on the Chicago Cubs’ new baseball spring training facility at the former Riverview Park in Mesa is music to the ears of some of the most enthusiastic of Cactus League fans. Tab Baker, who is overseeing the project for Hunt Construction, gave me a tour of the site last week.
Sept. 20, 2013

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