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Democratic candidates in Arizonas 9th Congressional District talk about the economy, illegal immigration and more
The Democratic candidates for Congress in Arizona's new 9th district met Wednesday evening, at a candidate forum sponsored by KJZZ. They discussed how to bring jobs to the area, plans for dealing with illegal immigration, their thoughts on solar energy and much more.
Sept. 20, 2013
New poll shows Obama with large lead among Latinos
A just-released poll shows Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney continues to trail badly among Latino voters in Arizona and other key states. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports. The Latino Decisions poll was conducted in mid-June.
Sept. 20, 2013
Three candidates vying to be Glendales first new mayor in close to 20 years
This month, Glendale voters are starting the process of electing the city’s first new mayor in almost 20 years. And, as KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports, the three candidates running for the top job will inherit several significant issues facing the West Valley city.
Sept. 20, 2013
Figure reported in Davis-Monthan story was incorrect
Last week KJZZ reported a story about an increased number of training flights taking off and landing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson.We stated the plan would increase sorties from about 1,200 per day to just over 2,200.
Sept. 20, 2013
Nearly 25 percent of Arizonans obese
The latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that a quarter of Arizonans are obese. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Nick Blumberg reports.The data come from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, one of several measures of the nation's obesity.
Sept. 20, 2013
Valley air particles and ozone
An expert explains why it gets hazy and which air conditions Phoenix residents need to worry about. Trevor Baggiore, deputy director of the Air Quality Division at ADEQ, said Wednesday morning’s haze is a result of residual dust and air moisture from the monsoon.
Sept. 20, 2013
Scholastic names two Arizona schools the coolest
Two Arizona schools are among the nation’s top 25 coolest schools, according to a report by Scholastic Parent & Child magazine. Zaharis Elementary School in Mesa made the list as an institution that provides authentic learning experiences, and Star Charter School in Flagstaff was recognized for implementing solar powered learning.
Sept. 20, 2013
Investigation launched into beef from ill cows
Federal regulators are trying to find out whether beef from sick cows reached the human food supply through a Central California slaughterhouse near Fresno. Officials have shut down the facility after receiving an animal welfare video which shows workers mishandling the slaughter of cows that are struggling to walk or to even stand.
Sept. 20, 2013
Changing Arizonas Supreme Court
Governor Jan Brewer has three finalists to choose from to fill a vacancy on the state Supreme Court. If a November ballot initiative is passed, the number of finalists for a future opening would be at least eight.
Sept. 20, 2013
Primary Election Night Special
KJZZ provided special primary election coverage as the results were coming in Tuesday night. Clockwise from left, Mark Brodie, Mario Diaz, Chip Scutari and Al Macias on the Arizona primary election special broadcast Tuesday night.
Sept. 20, 2013
Valley Fever hits Arizona hard
There were more than 16,000 reported cases of Valley Fever in Arizona last year and probably more than 30,000 unreported cases.Dr. John Galgiani of the Valley Fever Center for Excellence at the University of Arizona says improved research and diagnosis are needed to treat Valley Fever and keep the illness from being life-threatening.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona housing price gains above national average
U.S. home prices increased nearly 4 percent between July 2011 and July 2012, according to a private realty tracking firm. But in Arizona, gains were well above the national average. Real estate data provider CoreLogic said Tuesday home prices rose an average of 3.
Sept. 20, 2013
Bond set for mother of Jhessye Shockley
A $500,000 bond was set Friday for the mother of a missing Glendale child. 38-year-old Jerice Hunter’s daughter Jessye Shockley hasn’t been seen since last year. Police believe Hunter murdered the then-five year old and disposed of her body several days before reporting her missing October 11.
Sept. 20, 2013
Community college enrollment down
Enrollment is down at the state’s two largest community college systems. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports there’s a good reason for that drop.MACIAS: The Pima County Community College System in Tucson reports an enrollment drop of 11 percent compared to the same time last year.
Sept. 20, 2013
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.
Sept. 20, 2013
Seniors fill new urban housing developments
Urban living isn't just for hipsters anymore. Seniors are moving into the city's core along the Valley Metro light-rail line. And as KJZZ's Peter O'Dowd reports, it may be a sign of the way Baby Boomers redefine retirement.
Sept. 20, 2013
Grand Canyon University goes east
Grand Canyon announced plans to establish a new school on the East Coast for at least 500 students in the fall of 2014. The future campus of Grand Canyon University in Northfield, Mass. (Photo courtesy of Grand Canyon University)Craft retailer Hobby Lobby has donated a 217-acre campus in Massachusetts that will lead to the expansion of Phoenix-based Grand Canyon University.
Sept. 20, 2013
Glendale considers its options
The Glendale City Council held a workshop on Tuesday to figure out what to do if the city's voters reject a sales tax hike. KJZZ's Steve Goldstein has more.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: Glendale finds itself in dire financial straits.
Sept. 20, 2013
Former Congressman Steiger Dies at 83
Former Arizona Congressman Sam Steiger has died in Prescott at the age of 83. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports…STEVE GOLDSTEIN: Steiger, a Republican, served five terms in the U.S. House before running for the Senate in 1976.
Sept. 20, 2013
Declining enrollment leads to Valley school closure
Education officials have voted to close Gilbert Junior High. Last night, the Governing Board of the Gilbert Unified School District voted to close the school's doors by the 2014-2015 school year, due to declining enrollment.
Sept. 20, 2013

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