KJZZ News

Herb Paine: Phoenix Rising?
We’re in the playoffs now, where cities compete for the gold crown, and winning requires that you field the best of your players, move the bases, and hit strategic home runs.It’s not baseball I’m talking about, however, but the great perennial contest among metropolitan areas for competitive advantage -- for high ratings as winning places where businesses and families want to live, work, play, and stay.
Sept. 20, 2013
Dr. Andrew Weils new Integrative Health Center opens in Phoenix
This afternoon in Phoenix, the nation’s first primary care facility to combine traditional and alternative methods of treatment will have its grand opening. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Listen to KJZZs Election Night coverage
KJZZ provided special live coverage of Election Night on Tuesday evening. KJZZ's Steve Goldstein and Mark Brodie anchored our coverage in Arizona with Nick Blumberg, Jude Joffe-Block and Michel Marizco, while NPR's Robert Siegel and Melissa Block provided coverage of national races.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona crews, restoring power after Sandy, continue work after noreaster
Areas already crippled by Hurricane Sandy are dealing with the effects of a nor’easter storm.  APS crews work to restore power on Long Island, N.Y. (Photo courtesy APS)Power crews from APS and SRP are among the workers from around the country and Canada working to restore power on the East Coast.
Sept. 20, 2013
Eileen Klein exit interview
Eileen Klein, Chief of Staff for Governor Jan Brewer until last week, talks about the administration's efforts to get Arizona out of its fiscal hole and the role she played. Klein also explained the challenges and rewards of working with stakeholders who have dramatically different opinions on the state's direction.
Sept. 20, 2013
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.
Sept. 20, 2013
Truck driver imprisoned in Mexico since April returns to U.S.
The Dallas trucker detained for seven months in Mexico on charges that he tried to smuggle ammunition into the country is back in the United States.  Jabin Bogan (bottom row, second from left) is comforted by his mother and surrounded by some of the people who worked for his release.
Sept. 20, 2013
Undersea explorer Kenny Broad
Environmental Anthropologist Kenny Broad has focused his career on challenging expeditions to unexplored, underwater caves. He's attempted to make connections to scientific challenges and their impact above ground, including climate change.
Sept. 20, 2013
New report says housing prices, supply on the rise in Phoenix area
A new report from ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business finds that home prices in the Phoenix metro area are climbing. The median price of a single-family home in October was about $7,000 higher than the previous four months, and 34 percent higher than the same month last year.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pinal County Sheriffs Office finds abandoned SUV full of ammo
Law enforcement in Pinal County recovered thousands of rounds of ammunition in an abandoned SUV this weekend. A Pinal County Sheriff’s deputy patrolling near Stanfield on Saturday saw the car and ran its plates, and after discovering it had been reported stolen from Phoenix, tried to stop the SUV.
Sept. 20, 2013
Montgomery looking for appeals court ruling on medical marijuana
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery is asking an appeals court to block a lower court ruling that would force the county to approve zoning for a medical marijuana dispensary. KJZZ’s AL Macias reports the case centers on a proposed dispensary in Sun City.
Sept. 20, 2013
12-year-old St. Johns boy guilty of homicide has hearing
A St. Johns boy who’s been in a residential treatment facility for nearly three years after killing his father’s friend is set to be back in court today over three probation violations.The 12-year-old pleaded guilty to negligent homicide in the man’s 2008 death.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix nurse to ride in Tournament of Roses Parade
A float in this year's Tournament of Roses Parade will have a Phoenix connection. KJZZ’s Mark Brodie explains. Amanda Missildine, with her husband (Photo Courtesy of Amanda Missildine) MARK BRODIE: Amanda Missildine, a nurse at Maricopa Integrated Health System, is riding on the Donate Life Float.
Sept. 20, 2013
Information sought on missing business traveler
Authorities are searching for a Virginia man who came to Arizona on a business trip but hasn't been heard from since early December.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports.Flagstaff police say 34-year-old Andy Holzgrefe came to Phoenix on Nov.
Sept. 20, 2013
Desert bighorn sheep population on the rise
A new survey shows there is a slight increase of desert bighorn sheep on the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge in southwestern Arizona. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports. There was an increase of 26 sheep on the refuge from the 2010 survey for a new total of 428.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arpaio to have armed volunteers patrol county schools
As schools reopen this week after the winter holiday, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio formally launched new patrols by his volunteer posse around schools in unincorporated parts of the county. KJZZ's Jude Joffe-Block reports the Sheriff intends to keep the patrols going through the end of the school year.
Sept. 20, 2013
Evangelicals push for immigration reform
Some national evangelical leaders have announced a new effort to persuade conservative Christians and lawmakers they should support federal immigration reform.The effort is called “I Was a Stranger.” The campaign asks churches to spend 40 days studying scripture related to immigration.
Sept. 20, 2013
Scottsdale advertising on New York City subways
What do New York subway riders and Arizona golf courses have in common? Hopefully a lot, if the Scottsdale Convention and Visitors’ Bureau latest campaign works. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.AL MACIAS: New Yorkers on the 42nd Street subway will be looking at pictures of the Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale spas and sunny golf courses.
Sept. 20, 2013
Grandparent stipend bill approved by Arizona Senate committee
Grandparents who take in their grandkids would receive a monthly stipend, under a proposal given approval Wednesday by an Arizona Senate committee. The bill calls for a $75 monthly payment from the state Department of Economic Security, if the grandchild is placed in their grandparents’ home.
Sept. 20, 2013
Avalanche warning in Coconino County
Coconino County officials are alerting motorists and people in the back-country areas of possible avalanches in the San Francisco peaks through at least Tuesday. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports.
Sept. 20, 2013

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