KJZZ News

Dmitry Matheny talks Flugelhorn
Dmitri Matheny talks with Blaise about the sound of the Flugelhorn and what makes it different than a trumpet.
Jul. 25, 2012
Congressional District 9 Democratic candidates
Barry Dill, Democratic strategist for First Strategic in Phoenix, talks about the political paths of the three Democratic hopefuls in the race for the hotly contested Congressional District 9. Plus information on the political forum being held Wednesday night by KJZZ.
Jul. 25, 2012
 Home prices are on the rise in the Valley
According to a report from Zillow the Arizona real estate market may be on the slow road to recovery, but two experts say don’t get too excited yet. Anthony Sanders, professor of Real Estate Finance at George Mason University, and John Wake, a Valley-based Realtor and associate broker with HomeSmart Real Estate, discuss Arizona’s previous housing bubble and current economic climate.
Jul. 25, 2012
Arizona?s medical marijuana program makes progress
Arizona Department of Health Services director Will Humble explains how conditions become eligible to be treated by medical marijuana and gives a rough timeline for the opening of dispensaries. Humble says that before an ailment is added to the list of conditions treated by medical marijuana he requires solid research to prove marijuana alleviates symptoms.
Jul. 25, 2012
Maricopa Association of Governments welcomes new chair
Avondale Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers talks about being appointed chair of MAG and their plans for regional growth.Rogers says that MAG will certainly concentrate on air quality and transportation, but human services are also important.
Jul. 25, 2012
Ethics complaint against Sen. Rich Crandall dismissed
The chair of the Arizona Senate Ethics Committee has dismissed a complaint filed against Mesa Republican Senator Rich Crandall. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.MARK BRODIE: Republican State Representative Brenda Barton had filed the complaint against Crandall, after he left Barton a voice mail.
Jul. 25, 2012
Delegating or distancing? Arpaio says decisions made by senior staff
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio took the witness stand Tuesday in the civil rights case against him. In his testimony Arpaio asserted he never ordered his staff to racially profile Hispanics. KJZZ's NAR was at the hearing in Phoenix and has this report.
Jul. 25, 2012
ASU to streamline financial aid letter
Arizona State University announced it will be among the first in the country to use a new financial aid worksheet. It's part of a larger effort by the Obama Administration to help students better understand the true cost of college education.
Jul. 24, 2012
Elderly man dies of West Nile Virus
Maricopa County Public Health officials have confirmed the county’s first West Nile death of the year. The victim was an elderly man who had other health complications. West Nile Virus only causes symptoms in about 20 percent of people who get infected.
Jul. 24, 2012
Arpaio on the stand in civil trial
KJZZ's Lynn Kelly spoke to reporter Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez, who is covering the civil trial against the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The sheriff testified Tuesday. This is a midday update from the courthouse.
Jul. 24, 2012
Kingman private prison escapee appeals convictions
One of the inmates who escaped a private prison near Kingman is set to go before the state Court of Appeals.  John McCluskey was serving 15 years for attempted murder. He and two other inmates broke out of prison in 2010 after his fiancée Casslyn Welch tossed wire cutters over the facility’s fence.
Jul. 24, 2012
HIV-AIDS expert:
An Arizona expert is in Washington, D.C., for the international AIDS conference. As KJZZ's Peter O'Dowd reports, it's the first time the event has been held in the U.S. for more than 20 years.PETER O'DOWD: The conference has drawn high-level researchers and politicians from all over the world.
Jul. 23, 2012
Agriculture experts pushing for drought relief bill
The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture is urging Congress to reinstate a relief program for farmers suffering through drought. As KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports, that bill could have an impact in Arizona.Secretary Tom Vilsack toured struggling farms in Iowa Monday.
Jul. 23, 2012
Arpaio could take the stand Tuesday
The class action lawsuit trial against the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and Sheriff Joe Arpaio is scheduled to continue at a federal court house in Phoenix on Tuesday. Arpaio is expected to take the stand to answer accusations that include running a law enforcement agency that encourages the racial profiling of Latinos.
Jul. 23, 2012
Robrt Pela: Review of Rent
Desert Stages Theatre’s production of Rent never stops moving. The relentless, often abrasive energy that fuels Jonathan Larson’s musical also holds it aloft in this umpteenth restaging, which may be the brightest adult entertainment July has to offer.
Jul. 23, 2012
New U of A president eager to improve higher education
New University of Arizona President Ann Weaver Hart says she's looking forward to working with state leaders on improving higher education and making it more accessible. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Steve Goldstein reports.
Jul. 23, 2012
County hospital won
Maricopa County residents will not be voting this fall on a tax to replace the county’s 40-year-old hospital. The Health Care District Board of Directors decided this afternoon to postpone any decision for at least a year.
Jul. 20, 2012
Wallow Fire area at risk for flooding
Summer monsoon storms are now a concern in northeastern Arizona in the area where last year’s Wallow Fire burned. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports there has already been minor flooding. AL MACIAS: The Wallow Fire was the largest in Arizona history.
Jul. 20, 2012
Peoria asking residents to weigh in on digital billboards
Peoria is asking its residents what they think about the possibility of putting up digital billboards. The city has posted an online survey, and will also be hosting public meetings on the issue. KJZZ's Mark Brodie spoke with Maria Laughner, Peoria's Business and Real Estate Development Manager, about the issue.
Jul. 20, 2012
Free swimming lessons aimed at preventing child drownings
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is joining with the Red Cross to prevent childhood drowning.  Nine children under the age of 12 have drowned in metro Phoenix since the first of the year, according to the Children's Safety Zone, which monitors statistics from police and fire officials in the Valley.
Jul. 20, 2012

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