KJZZ News

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.
Sept. 20, 2013
Cochise County Sheriff dies in car accident
The sheriff of Cochise County along the Arizona border died in a single car accident Tuesday night. The circumstances are still unknown. From Tucson, Michel Marizco has the story. Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever was killed in a car accident Tuesday.
Sept. 20, 2013
Snowflake paper mill closure will cost hundreds of jobs
The largest private employer in the Northern Arizona town of Snowflake is closing. The town’s paper mill has been in operation for more than 50 years. KJZZ’s Al Macias tells how the loss of hundreds of jobs will affect communities in the White Mountains.
Sept. 20, 2013
ASU joins global education program
More students form African will be attending Arizona State University in the coming years. The United Nations recognized a global education program Wednesday that included ASU.NADINE ARROYO RODRIGUEZ: For the next seven years, ASU will receive nearly $28 million to educate 120 students from Africa.
Sept. 20, 2013
U.S. Supreme Court denies challenge to Forest Services roadless rule
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a challenge to a federal rule maintaining roadless national forest land. The so-called "roadless rule" took effect near the end of President Bill Clinton’s term.
Sept. 20, 2013
Wrapping up the 2012 monsoon
National Weather Service Meteorologist-in-Charge of the Phoenix office Gary Woodall talks about how the 2012 monsoon season in the Valley compared to 2010 and 2011. Woodall also explained how Arizona's drought is affecting the power of Summer dust storms.
Sept. 20, 2013
Report: Dever was legally drunk
Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever was legally drunk when he flipped his vehicle and died on a gravel road in Northern Arizona. The toxicology report came out several weeks after the September 18th crash.
Sept. 20, 2013
Early voting underway in Maricopa County
Early voting for next month’s general election begins Thursday. The county elections department will mail ballots to people on the permanent early voting list, and those who have requested an early ballot.
Sept. 20, 2013
Regents tout bump in college degrees
The Arizona Board of Regents is touting a survey that shows more adults in Arizona have received college degrees. As K-J-Z-Z’s Peter O’Dowd reports, the state still has a lot of catching up to do.   PETER O’DOWD: According to the 2011American Community Survey, 26.
Sept. 20, 2013
ASU opens center for Latino public policy
Arizona State University is opening a new center dedicated to Latinos and public policy. From Phoenix, Jude Joffe-Block reports the mission is to study the growing Latino population as it relates to the entire state.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona criticized for failing to monitor charter schools
The U.S. Department of Education's Inspector General has criticized the state education departments of Florida, California, and Arizona for failing to properly track if charter schools meet federal regulations, and how they spend government money.
Sept. 20, 2013
Health officials monitoring local connection to meningitis outbreak
Twenty five people have died and hundreds more have contracted fungal meningitis from contaminated steroid injections. As KJZZ's Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports, two Arizona residents are linked to the outbreak.
Sept. 20, 2013
AP: Arizona Election Updates
PHOENIX (Associated Press) — Arizonans on Tuesday voted for Mitt Romney in a state that has a long history of supporting Republican presidential candidates.Republican Jeff Flake has beaten former surgeon general Richard Carmona in the race to fill Arizona's U.
Sept. 20, 2013
Judge to consider claims against cousins who started Wallow Fire
A judge in Flagstaff is set to consider claims of property damage and other losses from last year’s Wallow fire. Caleb and David Malboeuf pleaded guilty to accidentally starting the Wallow Fire in May 2011 by abandoning their campfire.
Sept. 20, 2013
McCain decries Obama administration, U.N. Ambassador Rice
Arizona Senator John McCain wants to see a Watergate-style congressional committee to investigate the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The Sept. 11 attack killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.
Sept. 20, 2013
All Maricopa County ballots should be counted by Tuesday
Two weeks after the polls closed, every ballot cast in Maricopa County from this month's presidential election should be counted by Tuesday. That's according to County Recorder Helen Purcell.She says much of the delay was caused by the large number of provisional ballots that were cast.
Sept. 20, 2013
Member of crew that ripped off drug smugglers to face sentencing
A man accused of robbing drug smugglers after they sneaked across the border into the U.S. will be sentenced next month. Rito Osorio-Arellanes will face sentencing in federal court on a conspiracy conviction December 17.
Sept. 20, 2013
Senior community planned for GM Proving Grounds spot
Buyers of the GM Proving Grounds in east Mesa are formulating plans for the area. This includes an adult-living community. NADINE ARROYO RODRIGUEZ: Scottsdale-based home builder AV Homes and the New York investment company Jen Partners recently purchased more than 500 acres of the former GM Proving grounds for $32 million.
Sept. 20, 2013
Election canvas to be signed today
Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett will sign the election canvas this morning at the state capitol museum in Phoenix. The action makes the results of last month’s elections official. Governor Jan Brewer and Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Rebecca White Berch will also take part in the ceremony.
Sept. 20, 2013

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