KJZZ News

DPS find rule violations on Grand Canyon buses
A recent inspection of commercial buses at Grand Canyon National Park removed more than two dozen from service. The two-day inspection of about 200 vehicles took place last week and included a check on drivers' credentials.
Sept. 20, 2013
Too much rain could actually be a problem
Much of the Valley is drying out after a second night of monsoon storms. More than an inch of rain fell in some parts of the Valley. Flood Control engineers say many parts of the county are soaked. That could be a problem if there is more rain.
Sept. 20, 2013
Primary election voting underway in Arizona
Polls opened at 6 a.m. Tuesday morning, and will remain open until 7 p.m. for voters to cast a ballot in several races. KJZZ's Nick Blumberg spent some time at a polling location in Tempe, the Arizona Historical Society Museum.
Sept. 20, 2013
Decisive primaries make for unpredictable November
Chris Herstam,  former gubernatorial Chief of Staff, and Bob Grossfeld, President and C-E-O of the Media Guys, talk about what Tuesday's primary election results mean for November.Herstam and Grossfeld dissect David Schweikert's defeat of fellow incumbent Congressman Ben Quayle in the Sixth Congressional District G-O-P primary.
Sept. 20, 2013
Valleys homebuilding industry showing signs of life
Low interest rates and a shrinking supply of foreclosed homes are driving buyers back into the new home market.  As KJZZ’s Al Macias reports, the Valley’s homebuilding industry is showing signs of life after one of the biggest slowdowns in history.
Sept. 20, 2013
Yuma sector BP Agent said to have killed girlfriend, self
The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says a U.S. Border Patrol Agent fatally shot his girlfriend before turning the gun on himself Wednesday.  36-year-old Agent Robert C. Nelson is believed to have committed the murder-suicide.
Sept. 20, 2013
Infant death at Gilbert KinderCare leads to investigation
An investigation is underway to determine the cause of death for a three-month-old boy who died at a Gilbert KinderCare yesterday. Staff members called for help and started CPR when they found the infant wasn't breathing, but when police arrived, they were unable to resuscitate him.
Sept. 20, 2013
The intersection of science, politics and social outcomes
Water fluoridation is only one example—childhood vaccination is another—of an issue that remains controversial for some, even as a great majority of scientific studies indicate there’s little, if anything, to worry about from their implementation.
Sept. 20, 2013
Latinos live in poverty more than other ethnic groups
Latino families in the U.S. continue to live in poverty, more than any other ethnic group. An analysis released today shows that despite the alarming numbers the problem could be worse. NADINE ARROYO RODRIGUEZ: That analysis shows Latino children make up more than 34 percent of all U.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona suing McKesson corporation over drug costs
The state of Arizona has accused the country’s biggest prescription drug wholesaler of price gouging.  The McKesson Corporation distributes pharmaceuticals to big stores like Albertson’s, Costco, and Walgreens.
Sept. 20, 2013
Glendale council to vote on continuing casino lawsuit
The Glendale City Council will vote Tuesday night on whether to continue the city’s legal fight against a proposed casino nearby. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more.MARK BRODIE: Earlier this month, the Ninth U.
Sept. 20, 2013
Urban Outfitters wants trademark case moved
Urban Outfitters Incorporated and other defendants in a case alleging Navajo tribal trademark infringement want it moved to Pennsylvania. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more.The Navajo Nation sued the corporations in February, alleging they violated trademarks on the Navajo name that cover clothing, footwear, textiles, online retail sales and household products.
Sept. 20, 2013
CDC: Teen drinking and driving down more than 50 percent since 1991
New numbers show Arizona teens drink and drive at approximately the same rate as their counterparts around the country. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the percentage of teenagers who drink and drive dropped more than 50 percent between 1991 and last year.
Sept. 20, 2013
Central Arizona Project canal has a leak
It may be another two weeks before the break in the Central Arizona Project canal is repaired. Authorities discovered the leak early Sunday morning. The canal delivers water from the Colorado River to Phoenix and Tucson.
Sept. 20, 2013
Republican Congressional candidate Vernon Parker
Arizona's new Ninth Congressional District is the most competitive in the state and is considered a toss-up by national political analysts. Republican nominee Vernon Parker spoke about his plans to improve the economy and modify the Affordable Care Act.
Sept. 20, 2013
Light rail extension in Mesa now official
Funding for the next extension of the Valley’s light rail system has been formally approved. Federal officials and several Valley mayors formally signed the agreement Friday afternoon. KJZZ’s Al Macias says the feds will now provide $75 million for the additional three miles.
Sept. 20, 2013
Maricopa County settlement vote disrupted by protestors
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors meeting was disrupted by protestors Wednesday morning. The meeting was cancelled before the board could approve a multi-million dollar settlement over the death of a jail inmate.
Sept. 20, 2013
BBC World Service - Live From Arizona, Nov 1-2
BBC Newsday Election 2012 Special Profiles ArizonaThursday, Nov. 1-- Live on 91.5 KJZZ beginning at 8 p.m. The BBC Newsday team will be here in Phoenix as part of its coverage of the U.S. Presidential election— to gauge what Arizona residents have on their minds on the eve of the election during a live, special edition of BBC’s Newsday on 91.
Sept. 20, 2013
County recorders office hopes Spanish-language awarness program corrects mistakes
The Maricopa County Recorder’s Office is launching a Spanish-language voter awareness program, in hopes of avoiding possible confusion about the date of the Nov. 6 general election. This comes after County Recorder Helen Purcell announced that two pieces of printed information with the incorrect date had been distributed.
Sept. 20, 2013
Catching up with the editor of The Onion
Serious, important news is everywhere you turn. The economy and job market are still too slow for many people. Superstorm Sandy led to deaths and destruction. So for a few minutes, we’ve decided to lighten things up just a bit with Will Tracy, editor of the satiric outlet The Onion.
Sept. 20, 2013

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