KJZZ News

Legislative candidate bounced from the ballot
A judge has ruled that a legislative candidate—who won in August’s primary election—is not eligible to be on November’s ballot. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more.Republican Darin Mitchell ran for one of two House seats in GOP-leaning Legislative District 13.
Sep. 17, 2012
Diplomatic plates may not have been factor in Mexico shooting
Mexican federal police involved in the shooting of two American agents last month may not have noticed that car’s U.S. diplomatic plates. In late August, two reported employees of the CIA were in a bulletproof SUV, speeding along a rural road in Mexico.
Sep. 17, 2012
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.
Sep. 17, 2012
ADOT unveils system upgrades
The Arizona Department of Transportation is unveiling a new operations center it says brings the Valley's freeway system into the 21st century.  Dennis Lambert talked to ADOT spokesman Doug Nintzel about the new system and how it will make driving easier for Arizona residents.
Sep. 17, 2012
State House candidate
A Maricopa County Superior Court Judge is expected to rule Monday on the eligibility of state House candidate Darin Mitchell for office.From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more.First time candidate Mitchell, who defeated fellow Republican Representative Russ Jones in a three-way primary last month in the GOP-leaning District 13 has had his residency questioned.
Sep. 17, 2012
Light rail expansion under way in Mesa
The Valley’s light rail system is nearing its 4th anniversary.  Stephen Banta is the CEO of Metro Light Rail. (Photo courtesy of Metro Light Rail)It kicked off service in January 2009, and its first service expansion project is just beginning in Mesa.
Sep. 17, 2012
Blues Playlist for August 19, 2012
Time Artist/Group Album Title Track 6:01 B.B. King Spotlight on Lucille 38th Street Blues 6:02 Little Walter Complete Chess Recordings Crazy For My Baby 6:03 Jimmy Reed Vee Jay Years Blues For 12 Strings 6:04 Muddy Waters His Best I Love the Life I Live; I Live The Life I Love 6:05 Bo Diddley His Best Who Do You Love 6:06 Bo Diddley His Best Before You Accuse Me 6:07 Smokey Smothers Sings Backporch Blues Honey, I Ain't Teasin' 6:08 Junior Wells Calling All Blues I Could Cry 6:09 John Primer Blues On Solid Ground When I Get Lonely 6:10 Lil Ed & the Blues Imperials Jump Start If You Change Your Mind 6:11 Zora Young Chicago Blues: A Living History Be Careful How You Vote 6:12 Big Maybelle Complete Okeh Sessions No More Trouble Out Of Me 6:13 Dinah Washington Complete Mercury I Ain't Gonna Cry No More 6:14 Etta James Complete Modern & Kent Recordings Then I'll Care 6:15 Big Mama Thornton Hound Dog Rock A Bye Baby 6:16 Linda Hopkins Rock And Roll Blues Rock And Roll Blues 6:17 Memphis Slim The Folkways Years Harlem Bound 6:18 Smokey Hogg Angels in Harlem Angels In Harlem 6:19 Tampa Red Complete Recorded Works When I Take My Vacation In Harlem 7:01 James Carr Essential Loveable Girl 7:02 Little Johnny Taylor Greatest Hits Part Time Love 7:03 O.
Sep. 16, 2012
New UA report shows trees damaged by drought
The fact that Arizona’s in a drought is not news. But, that drought’s impact on trees is. A new report from researchers at the University of Arizona shows higher temperatures and lack of moisture doesn’t just make life less pleasant for people, it can also kill trees in the Southwest.
Sep. 15, 2012
House Republicans vote to end loan guarantees for renewable energy projects
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill eliminating government loan guarantees for renewable energy projects, but the law isn’t likely to make it through the Senate. The 2009 stimulus package provided the Department of Energy with billions of dollars to make loan guarantees to alternative energy companies, including Tempe-based First Solar.
Sep. 14, 2012
Tempe Police to look for booster seat law violators
The Tempe Police Department will be looking for violators of Arizona’s new booster seat law, starting this Sunday. KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Kids between 5 and 8 years old, and shorter than 4'9" now have to be in child restraint seats in Arizona.
Sep. 14, 2012
ASU enrollment surges past 73,000
The nation’s largest university just got bigger. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, Arizona State University enrollment topped 73,300 students. PETER O’DOWD: This exceeds last year’s enrollment by more than 1,000.
Sep. 13, 2012
Upper Iowa University fifth school to commit to Mesa
Now it’s five colleges or universities that will be offering classes in downtown Mesa.  Upper Iowa University and the city made the latest announcement Thursday. UIU will begin offering classes in October at the city’s education center and eventually move to a permanent location.
Sep. 13, 2012
DREAMers begin second phase of application process
The deferred deportation program was announced by President Obama earlier this year. That program allows qualifying young undocumented immigrants to apply for a temporary postponement of deportation proceedings.
Sep. 13, 2012
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox in town
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox will be in Peoria today. He is speaking tonight on economic partnerships between Mexico and Arizona. According to a University of Arizona study, Mexican visitors pump nearly $3 billion into our state’s economy while Arizona businesses export more than $5.
Sep. 13, 2012
Deferred action work permits could help immigrants get in-state community college tuition
Undocumented immigrants accepted into the Obama administration’s deferred deportation program may be eligible for in-state tuition at the Maricopa Community Colleges.  Under a 2007 voter-approved law, undocumented immigrants have had to pay out-of-state tuition rates in Arizona.
Sep. 13, 2012
Western US incomes drop 4 percent
US Census Bureau statistics released Wednesday show the median income of people living in the Western United States has fallen. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, it is part of a wider release of information on the nation’s poverty rate.
Sep. 12, 2012
Fishy political campaign signs spring up
It's been impossible to avoid campaign signs in the Valley. Most are by the numbers with the candidate's name and keywords, but a few signs in Phoenix and Scottsdale are standing out. They feature a female Japanese cartoon character and phrases like "Mitt bit my sushi" and "Obama cares about our sushi.
Sep. 12, 2012
Can Phoenix change its
Light rail has expanded transportation options for Valley residents, and it’s also seen as a economic boon for some cities and neighborhoods. But when people think about how we get around this area, you still hear the phrase ‘car culture.
Sep. 12, 2012
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.
Sep. 12, 2012
Fluoride in the Phoenix water supply
Putting fluoride in the public water supply began in earnest in the U.S. in the mid-20th century. The process was intended to reduce tooth decay and help lower-income people who found it more difficult to afford regular visits to the dentist.
Sep. 12, 2012

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