KJZZ News

Bruce Forman and Cow Bop
Jazz Guitarist Bruce Forman will stop by KJZZ  Monday night to talk about his different jazz styles, and why he enjoys his group "Cow-Bop".  They will bring their unique Western Swing and bop sound to the Rhythm Room on Tuesday night.
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
Peanut butter recall hurts food bank
St. Mary’s Food Bank in Phoenix says it’s desperate to refill its warehouses after a recent peanut butter recall. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, the group was already facing a food shortage.  PETER O’DOWD: Food donations were down 20 to 30 percent compared to a year ago.
Sept. 20, 2013
Bill Clinton in classic form at Tempe rally
Former President Bill Clinton came to Tempe on Wednesday night, to rally supporters of Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Richard Carmona. KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.MARK BRODIE: Clinton has been making the campaign rounds recently, stumping for house and senate candidates.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Commerce Authority looks for new leader
Arizona’s public-private economic development organization may be getting a new CEO. Last year, the Arizona Department of Commerce became the Arizona Commerce Authority in a move pushed by Governor Jan Brewer.
Sept. 20, 2013
Do You Know A Young Adult Whos Neither In School Nor Working?
The number of young adults, ages 16 to 24, who are neither working nor in school is growing. In total 5.8 million young Americans, or 14.7 percent of the U.S. population, make up this demographic. There are many reasons why a young adult may be neither working nor in school.
Sept. 20, 2013
County recorders office faces criticism for Spanish-language mistakes
Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell says her office did make mistakes when incorrect information on some Spanish-language materials was distributed. The long-time Republican county recorder has faced heavy criticism over the last few weeks.
Sept. 20, 2013
How US Airways is coping with the effects of Sandy
The East Coast is struggling to deal with the effects of Hurricane Sandy. And one of the major impacts has involved air transportation. Airports are closed, flights being canceled throughout the northeast.
Sept. 20, 2013
Consultant says Obama campaign wont hurt Arizona Democrats
Political consultant says President Barack Obama's campaign pulling out of Arizona won't hurt other candidates down the ticket.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: Earlier this week, President Barack Obama’s Campaign Manager Jim Messina said Arizona was an enticing prospect, but the campaign wouldn’t be putting any more resources toward winning the state on Nov.
Sept. 20, 2013
Voters eager to go to the polls
Across the country voters are casting their vote from the presidential race to local races like U.S. Senate and Congress.  Some waited in long lines at polling places. NADINE ARROYO RODRIGUEZ: Polling places in the east valley opened at 6 a.
Sept. 20, 2013
Southern Arizona congressional surprise
Martha McSally challenged Congressman Ron Barber and has surprised many observers by keeping the race too close to call. Tucson Weekly's Jim Nintzel talks about McSally's appeal and whether former Representative Gabrielle Giffords' popularity should have meant more for Rep.
Sept. 20, 2013
US Airways merger could cost Valley thousands of jobs, millions of dollars
A valley organization is calling attention to the impact of the potential merger between bankrupt American Airlines and Tempe-based US Airways. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports.NICK BLUMBERG: US Airways and American have been meeting confidentially since the end of August.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix groups looking to fill empty lots with gardens
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton has unveiled a new project that will create temporary public space on land just north of downtown that currently sits vacant. As KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports, project planners hope this lot can be a model for other empty plots of land around the city.
Sept. 20, 2013
Stores open for Black Friday even earlier -- on Thursday
After finishing dinner and washing the dishes, many Arizonans may head out to their local big box retailer. Some stores have begun opening at midnight on Black Friday, some are even opening late Thanksgiving night.
Sept. 20, 2013

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