KJZZ News

$500,000 worth of marijuana seized
Authorities in Pinal County have found hundreds of pounds of abandoned drugs in a stretch of desert along Interstate 8. A vehicle reported stolen from Phoenix was discovered Tuesday with more than a half ton of marijuana inside.
Sept. 20, 2013
Historic Latino voter turnout shapes elections
As post-election analysis continues, the role of Latino voters has gotten much attention. As Peter O’Dowd reports, community leaders are now talking about what that means for the future.PETER O’DOWD: According to a poll taken just before the election, Latino Decisions says Mitt Romney would have won the popular vote if he had captured just 35 percent of the Latino electorate.
Sept. 20, 2013
Concerns about Colorado and Washington legalizing recreational marijuana use
Mexico and three Central American nations are calling for a review of international drug policies after two U.S. states voted to legalize recreational use of marijuana. KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more.
Sept. 20, 2013
Floodgates open into Grand Canyon on Monday
For the first time in four years, the federal government will simulate a flood in the Grand Canyon. KJZZ's Nick Blumberg has more.Earlier this year, the Department of the Interior announced a plan to release water from the Glen Canyon Dam into Colorado River running through the Grand Canyon.
Sept. 20, 2013
The politics of redistricting in Arizona
Democratic consultant Barry Dill of First Strategic and Republican strategist Jaime Molera of the Molera Alvarez Group join Steve Goldstein to discuss whether redistricting in Arizona led to the state's Democrats gaining a number of seats in the legislature and winning a majority of Arizona's congressional delegation.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix housing gains lead country
Home prices in Greater Phoenix rose faster in the past year than in any other metro area.In fact, the Case-Shiller Home-Price Indices show the Phoenix market leading the nation’s housing recovery. The metro area saw a 20 percent jump in housing prices compared to a year ago.
Sept. 20, 2013
Veteran Stories: Love, war and mixed martial arts
This week on Morning Edition we're hearing voices of Arizona's veterans from KJZZ's Public Insight Network. And today’s story is about Kyle Dubay from Tempe, a former Army combat medic who served three tours in Iraq.
Sept. 20, 2013
East Mesa development plans back on track
After one of the worst recessions in history, it appears that development in Mesa is back on track. It’s been more than five years since the Valley heard of a plan to develop the vast tracks empty of land around the Phoenix–Mesa Gateway Airport.
Sept. 20, 2013
DOJ civil rights case against Arpaio, county to go forward
Maricopa County and its sheriff, Joe Arpaio, have lost a bid to dismiss a U.S. Department of Justice civil rights lawsuit. KJZZ's Jude Joffe-Block reports the suit was filed in May, and alleges systematic discrimination against Latinos.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mayor Elaine Scruggs exit interview
Glendale Mayor Elaine Scruggs, who will leave office in January, talks about her nearly twenty years of leading the west valley city. Scruggs addresses accomplishments like transportation advancements and the building of the University of Phoenix Stadium.
Sept. 20, 2013
With permission to drive, Iraqi woman finds American dream
Americans love driving. It's a symbol of our freedom that's often taken for granted. But for many people in the Middle East, and especially for women, it's a form of independence that doesn't come easily.
Sept. 20, 2013
The Andy Reid debate
There’s a lot of speculation about Andy Reid, the former coach of the Philadelphia Eagles becoming the new Arizona Cardinals coach.Some reports say there’s a 95-percent chance Reid will take the job.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix officers take oaths
More than 70 Phoenix police officers have retaken their oaths of office, even as some officers argue they shouldn't have to.The ceremony held at Phoenix City Hall was part of a new policy by Police Chief Daniel Garcia aimed at reminding officers of their responsibility to the community.
Sept. 20, 2013
ADOT Director John Halikowski on Phoenix-Tucson rail line
Arizona Department of Transportation Director John Halikowski discusses the possibility of a passenger rail line connecting Phoenix and Tucson, as well as ADOT's collaboration with Nevada's Department of Transportation on the proposed Interstate 11 connecting Phoenix and Las Vegas.
Sept. 20, 2013
Changes likely coming to Arizonas sales tax
Governor Jan Brewer will deliver her State of the State address this afternoon, to help kick off the 2013 legislative session. And, one issue lawmakers are likely to debate this year is simplifying part of the tax code.
Sept. 20, 2013
Will Republicans and Democrats work together during the 2013 legislative session?
Democratic State Senator Steve Farley and Republican State Senator Rich Crandall talk about the importance of leadership at the state legislature and the need to find common ground to meet some of Arizona's challenges.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizonas Biosciences Roadmap after ten years
Arizona's Biosciences Roadmap has been in place for a decade. What has its impact been on the economy and health care?This is KJZZ’s Morning Edition. I’m Steve Goldstein in Phoenix. Ten years ago, a public-private partnership was formed to create Arizona’s Biosciences Roadmap—a strategy for the state to compete for higher-paying science jobs that could also lead to medical advancements.
Sept. 20, 2013
New home sales fell in December in Western U.S.
Sales of new homes in the Western U.S. were down in December. Nationwide, new home sales fell in December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 369,000, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.
Sept. 20, 2013
How big a role should nuclear energy play in the U.S. portfolio?
As the U.S. need for electricity expands, how large a role should nuclear energy play in the U.S. energy portfolio?Ben Grambau of Clean Energy America, which is sponsored by the Nuclear Energy Institute, says the nation needs to continue to use nuclear energy.
Sept. 20, 2013
Winners, losers of Super Bowl ads
For a lot of people, the best of last night's Super Bowl were the advertisements. Dennis Lambert spoke to Louie Moses of Moses Anshell Advertising. He discusses winners and losers of the ads.
Sept. 20, 2013

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