KJZZ News

Mayor Scott Smith on Mesas success
The city of Mesa has attracted university branches and a new library honoring former Senator Barry Goldwater. It’s also a prime player in the Valley’s light rail system and broke ground on a new entertainment district this week.
Sept. 20, 2013
Local utility crews helping to restore power on East Coast
SRP and APS crews on the East Coast are working steadily toward restoring power to homes, schools, and businesses, while preparing for another storm to move into the area. The Arizona Air National Guard flew Salt River Project and Arizona Public Service crews and trucks to areas hit by Hurricane Sandy on Friday, and they’ve been at work since they landed repairing a badly damaged electrical system.
Sept. 20, 2013
Flake defeats Carmona for Arizona Senate seat
Congressman Jeff Flake is moving to the Senate after his victory on Election Night. He replaces the retiring Jon Kyl. Flake was favored at the beginning of the campaign, but as KJZZ’s Al Macias reports, the victory did not come easily.
Sept. 20, 2013
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 states education system
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 board to discuss merger
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 Valleys economy
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

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