KJZZ News

The Alzheimer
Dr. Marwan Sabbagh, geriatric neurologist and Director of the Banner-Sun Health Research Institute, discusses the impact a healthy diet may have on preventing--or at least delaying--the onset of Alzheimer's Disease.
Nov. 21, 2012
The politics of redistricting in Arizona
Democratic consultant Barry Dill of First Strategic and Republican strategist Jaime Molera of the Molera Alvarez Group join Steve Goldstein to discuss whether redistricting in Arizona led to the state's Democrats gaining a number of seats in the legislature and winning a majority of Arizona's congressional delegation.
Nov. 21, 2012
Redistricting
University of Nevada-Las Vegas Political Science Professor David Damore explains how changing demographics in the Mountain West have impacted redistricting and this month's elections.
Nov. 21, 2012
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is approaching one full year in office. He's working with mayors in other Valley communities to improve the regional economy. He also discusses plans to find more effective uses for the city's large swaths of vacant land.
Nov. 21, 2012
Black Friday:
This used to be the day retailers counted on to bring their annual sales into the black, which led to the designation Black Friday. But that has changed dramatically. KJZZ's Dennis Lambert was joined by Michael Denning, a marketing professor in the W.
Nov. 21, 2012
Children
Children's book author Judy Laufer. (Photo by Dennis Lambert - KJZZ)Getting the kids to bed can be a struggle. And that’s especially the case if they have fears that keep them from sleeping. But Arizona author Judy Laufer wants to change all that.
Nov. 21, 2012
Increasing energy efficiency in the Southwest
A Colorado-based public interest group says six Southwestern states, including Arizona, could save a total of $20 billion by 2020 by becoming more energy efficient.From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports.
Nov. 20, 2012
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.
Nov. 20, 2012
CDC report shows 7.5 percent of Arizonans have diabetes
A new report from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows more than 8 percent of Americans had diabetes as of 2010. In Arizona, it found 7.5 percent of residents with the disease, a more than 56-percent increase since 1995.
Nov. 20, 2012
Secretary of State wants to improve, not scrap, Arizona
As the ballot count wraps up in Arizona, Secretary of State Ken Bennett is getting ready to review the state’s election system and find ways to improve it -- but Bennett has made clear he doesn’t want to simply start over.
Nov. 20, 2012
Valley Metro sees ridership records in October
More people took mass transit to get to their metro Phoenix destinations last month than in any month ever.  Valley Metro says ridership during October topped 7 million trips for the first time, with bus and light rail ridership increasing 10 percent, according to spokeswoman Susan Tierney.
Nov. 20, 2012
Guilty plea in Sunflower Fire
The man responsible for starting the nearly 18,000-acre Sunflower Fire has entered guilty pleas. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more.Mesa resident Steven Craig Shiflet had been target shooting with a group of friends near Payson last May.
Nov. 19, 2012
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.
Nov. 19, 2012
Job returns for Arizona-Mexico trade director
The state of Arizona is reinstating a position based in Hermosillo, Sonora, to promote cross-border trade. The new director of trade and investment will help Arizona companies build business in Mexico for the Arizona-Mexico Commission and the Arizona Commerce Authority.
Nov. 19, 2012
Jail death settlement back on board
It looks like the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors may have changed its decision, again, about a multi-million dollar settlement over a jail inmate’s death. Deborah Braillard died while in the county jail almost eight years ago.
Nov. 19, 2012
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.
Nov. 19, 2012
Splendid Table Turkey Confidential - Live Thanksgiving Day
       Lynne Rossetto Kasper and her Splendid Table team are hosting their annual call-in special Turkey Confidential on Thanksgiving Day, 9-11 a.m. to help you with last-minute cooking tips and tricks.
Nov. 19, 2012
Floodgates open into Grand Canyon on Monday
For the first time in four years, the federal government will simulate a flood in the Grand Canyon. KJZZ's Nick Blumberg has more.Earlier this year, the Department of the Interior announced a plan to release water from the Glen Canyon Dam into Colorado River running through the Grand Canyon.
Nov. 19, 2012
Marines form F35-B squadron in Yuma
The Marine Corps is forming the first squadron of pilots to fly the next-generation F-35B fighter jet in Yuma. So far two veteran pilots have been trained to fly the aircraft. They'll become the first members of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 at a ceremony tomorrow at the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma.
Nov. 19, 2012
Two Arizona counties may have found the future of Election Day
As election workers continue counting ballots, officials in two Arizona counties are touting what they say is a better way to run Election Day.SUE REYNOLDS: The future of voting is to be able to vote anywhere MARK BRODIE: That’s Sue Reynolds.
Nov. 16, 2012

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