KJZZ News

Wells Fargo hosts Phoenix-area career fair
Wells Fargo Bank is targeting 900 people in the metro Phoenix area with a career fair on Wednesdays and Thursday.The fair will be held at the Phoenix Convention Center. Wells Fargo Executive Vice President Jacqueline Hill says those looking for work at the firm's new loan operations center in Tempe will be attractive as potential employees.
Sept. 20, 2013
Major U.S. business lobby calls for immigration reform
The president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has made immigration reform a top priority for his organization. The Chamber calls itself the world’s largest business organization, and says it represents more than 3 million businesses.
Sept. 20, 2013
Report: AZ transportation safety laws lag
A new report says Arizona is lagging behind most states when it comes to vehicle-safety laws. The Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety give Arizona high ratings for child-safety and impaired-driving laws.
Sept. 20, 2013
Governor Jan Brewer releases budget proposal
Governor Jan Brewer’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year includes new money for Child Protective Services, Medicaid expansion and implementing new education standards. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Reactions to Governor Jan Brewers proposed budget
Governor Jan Brewer's Budget Director John Arnold explains how the administration decided on its spending priorities in the $8.9 billion package. Ann-Eve Pedersen of the Arizona Education Parent Network gives details on why she thinks the budget doesn't provide nearly enough funding for K-12 education.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona legislature expected to vote this week on CPS money
State lawmakers appear to be fast-tracking measures that would give money to Child Protective Services, and the state’s Independent Redistricting Commission. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more.
Sept. 20, 2013
Conservationists buy land to expand Petrified Forest National Park
Two conservation groups this week bought more than 4,000 acres of land, with plans to sell it to the National Park Service. Badland exposures of the Triassic Chinle Formation. (Photo by Andrew Kearns, courtesy of the National Park Service.
Sept. 20, 2013
Education funding in Arizona
Performance funding for Arizona's K-12 schools is part of Governor Jan Brewer's proposed budget. Common Core standards are also on the verge of being implemented.Rebecca Gau, Director of the Governor's Office of Education Innovation, and Expect More Arizona President and CEO Pearl Chang Esau discuss the reforms and how much more funding Arizona's schools need.
Sept. 20, 2013
The Cactus League and the business of spring
The sound of construction on the Chicago Cubs’ new baseball spring training facility at the former Riverview Park in Mesa is music to the ears of some of the most enthusiastic of Cactus League fans. Tab Baker, who is overseeing the project for Hunt Construction, gave me a tour of the site last week.
Sept. 20, 2013
Reports say US Airways, American Airlines boards set to vote for merger
Tempe-based US Airways and bankrupt American Airlines appear ready to merge. Bloomberg News reports the companies’ boards are expected approve the merger Wednesday, after lengthy negotiations. “I think a lot of employees and a lot of people who are suffering from merger battle fatigue think, ‘Oh my God, it’s done!’" said Holly Hegeman, founder of the airline industry magazine PlaneBusiness.
Sept. 20, 2013
Homebuilder survey shows nationwide confidence unchanged
Builder confidence in the national market for newly built, single-family homes was virtually unchanged in February. But as KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports, the Western region does seem to be making progress.
Sept. 20, 2013
State high court rules Arias eligible for death penalty
Jodi Arias’s effort to get a potential death sentence in her murder case set aside was rejected by the state’s highest court today. Arias has been charged with the June 2008 stabbing and shooting death of her boyfriend, Travis Alexander, at his home in Mesa.
Sept. 20, 2013
Submitting others early ballots might become a felony
A bill approved Monday in the Arizona Senate, would make it a felony for members of a political group to submit a voter's ballot on their behalf, although a family member could still deliver the vote.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona lawmakers considering sales tax simplification plan
Governor Jan Brewer has made simplifying the state’s sales tax system a top priority for this legislative session. She convened a task force last year to come up with recommendations on how to do that.
Sept. 20, 2013
StoryCorps Phoenix: James and Marion Durham
We are pleased to begin sharing the conversations from StoryCorps Phoenix, the project that records the stories from everyday people. James and Marion Durham (Photo courtesy of StoryCorps) The StoryCorps Mobile Booth is parked at the Phoenix Art Museum and has been very busy.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sure theres gold in the Superstition Mountains
Many believe the Superstition Mountains are filled with treasures. For more than a century, people — locals and visitors — have ventured into this part of Arizona looking to find one of the oldest legends: a gold mine.
Sept. 20, 2013
Changing Arizonas Resign to Run law
State Representative John Kavanagh wants to change Arizona's Resign to Run law. He says it's a charade.Kavanagh explains why his bill is needed. Also, Howie Fischer of Capitol Media Services explains why Resign to Run was created and whether it has affected who runs for office and when.
Sept. 20, 2013
Hailstorm hits Valley
Pea sized hail from a strong early afternoon thunderstorm in the East Valley. (Photo by Carol Harvey - KJZZ) Pea- and nickel-sized hail pounded parts of the Valley Friday afternoon. The late-winter storm is also bringing snow to Northern Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona legislature receives low marks for online access
A national pro-transparency group says the Arizona Legislature is not doing enough to share information with the public.The nonpartisan, nonprofit group Sunlight Foundation has released transparency report cards for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Sept. 20, 2013

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