KJZZ News

Printmaking project pairs Native artists, ASU graduate students
Five Native American artists from across the country have spent the past week at ASU School of Art in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts on a printmaking project with graduate students. Thursday night they debut the results of their work.
Sept. 20, 2013
Evangelicals push for immigration reform
Some national evangelical leaders have announced a new effort to persuade conservative Christians and lawmakers they should support federal immigration reform.The effort is called “I Was a Stranger.” The campaign asks churches to spend 40 days studying scripture related to immigration.
Sept. 20, 2013
Scottsdale advertising on New York City subways
What do New York subway riders and Arizona golf courses have in common? Hopefully a lot, if the Scottsdale Convention and Visitors’ Bureau latest campaign works. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.AL MACIAS: New Yorkers on the 42nd Street subway will be looking at pictures of the Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale spas and sunny golf courses.
Sept. 20, 2013
Grandparent stipend bill approved by Arizona Senate committee
Grandparents who take in their grandkids would receive a monthly stipend, under a proposal given approval Wednesday by an Arizona Senate committee. The bill calls for a $75 monthly payment from the state Department of Economic Security, if the grandchild is placed in their grandparents’ home.
Sept. 20, 2013
Avalanche warning in Coconino County
Coconino County officials are alerting motorists and people in the back-country areas of possible avalanches in the San Francisco peaks through at least Tuesday. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
CPS to get emergency money
Governor Jan Brewer has signed a bill that will provide more money for Child Protective Services. Lawmakers have also approved a measure to send money to Arizona’s Redistricting Commission. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona to take part in One Billion Rising
Arizona will be part of a global event taking place in 189 countries on Valentine's Day. It's an effort to end violence against women everywhere.  It's the idea of author/activist Eve Ensler, who decided serious attention needed to be brought to the issue.
Sept. 20, 2013
Gov. Brewer to release sales tax simplification plan
Governor Jan Brewer is expected Monday morning to release her proposal for simplifying the state sales tax. Last May, she created a task force to look into the issue, saying Arizona has one of the most complex systems in the country.
Sept. 20, 2013
Napolitano calls vision for immigration reform firm and fair
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told the Senate Judiciary Committee today that immigration reform can't only focus on border security. Deporting the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in this country wouldn't just be impractical, she said, but runs contrary to American values.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona senate to vote on changing initiative petition deadline
The Arizona Senate is scheduled to vote Monday on whether to give voters a chance to re-think a decision they made less than three years ago. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The proposal would ask voters to move the deadline for filing initiative petition signatures from four months before an election, to six months prior.
Sept. 20, 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.
Sept. 20, 2013
Bill seeking to restrict school isolation rooms wins preliminary approval
The Arizona House has taken the first steps toward restricting the use of isolation rooms, in public schools.  A bill by Representative Kelly Townsend, to require a parent's permission before putting a child in isolation, has won preliminary approval in the House.
Sept. 20, 2013
LDS church changes impact higher education in Utah, Arizona
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has lowered the age of missionaries. That has led Utah's legislature to propose a bill to modify how many out-of-state students are eligible to go to a Utah college or university.
Sept. 20, 2013
Las Vegas cab strike might impact your getaway
Visitors to Las Vegas this weekend may be taking a gamble outside the casinos. The drivers for one of the largest cab companies in Vegas have authorized a strike at midnight Sunday. If it happens more than 1,700 cabbies could be parking their cars.
Sept. 20, 2013
One-fifth of Arizonans struggle with food insecurity
The Food Research and Action Center reports that 21 percent of Arizonans say they lacked money to buy food at least once last year. That ranks Arizona 14th in the United States. FRAC President Jim Weill says the benefit levels of the SNAP, or food stamp program, aren’t high enough to enough to enable people to purchase enough food.
Sept. 20, 2013
Have You Thought About Retiring To Central America?
The lure of retiring in Central America has brought Americans in droves to tropical countries like Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Cheap living. Good food. Vibrant culture. Some Baby Boomers call it Pura Vida -- the Pure Life.
Sept. 20, 2013
Valley housing prices up sharply in January
New numbers from ASU show an almost unheard of jump in Phoenix-area home prices. KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Mike Orr, with ASU’s WP Carey School of Business, says an increase of more than 35 percent has only happened once before, and that was during a bubble.
Sept. 20, 2013
Department of Agriculture targets citrus-killing insect
Agriculture officials are trying to prevent an insect-borne disease from wiping out citrus in western Arizona. Adult Asian Citrus Psyllid (Photo by David Hall/USDA ARS) The Asian Citrus Psyllid is only about as big as the tip of a ballpoint pen, but it can do a lot of damage.
Sept. 20, 2013
Recognizing the importance of arts and culture in American society
Funding for non-profits arts organization has been difficult to come by, but Ben Cameron – inaugural Thought Leader in Residence for the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust — argues that arts and culture must react to changing demographics.
Sept. 20, 2013
Regents to analyze tuition breaks for some undocumented immigrants
The Arizona Board of Regents expects to consider whether college students in the country illegally are eligible for in-state tuition. Arizona's three public universities. (Image courtesy Arizona Board of Regents) Friday afternoon, the presidents of ASU, NAU, and U of A released their tuition proposals for the upcoming school year.
Sept. 20, 2013

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