KJZZ News

Arizona continues efforts to lure high-paying jobs
Arizona lost more than 300,000 jobs during the recession, and estimates suggest the state has gained only about a quarter of them back. KJZZ’s Mark Brodie and Devin Browne look at what kinds of jobs are filling the gap.
May. 25, 2012
Employees of the state of Arizona: Will you give up merit protection?
As part of Governor Brewer's push for personnel reform, employees of the state of Arizona covered by merit protection are eligible for a one-time "retention stipend" if they give up their covered status.
May. 25, 2012
How much would you spend to keep a pet healthy?
For many of us, an animal is an integral and cherished part of our family. But when a pet faces a major medical crisis, how much would you be willing to spend to save or prolong its life? Share your thoughts.
May. 25, 2012
Glendale fireworks ban takes effect
Another city is banning the use of fireworks. Glendale’s ordinance takes effect Friday just as the Memorial Day weekend gets under way. State law allows for the sale of consumer fireworks throughout Arizona, but that doesn’t mean they are legal to use everywhere.
May. 25, 2012
Changes coming to Camelback Mountain
The popularity of hiking Camelback Mountain has for years strained relationships between area residents and hikers, but changes are coming that might ease that strain.The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Board has approved some potential solutions to the parking problems near Camelback Mountain's Echo Canyon.
May. 25, 2012
Phoenix Comicon: A more intimate geek experience
Friday marks the 35th anniversary of the first Star Wars movie, which spawned a generation of sci-fi fans. In Phoenix more than 30,000 people are expected this weekend for the 10th annual Phoenix Comicon which brings together science fictions buffs and comic book fans.
May. 24, 2012
Lawsuit filed to stop transfer of mortgage settlement money
Housing advocates filed a lawsuit Thursday in Maricopa County Superior Court. They want a judge to stop the state from taking $50 million from a mortgage settlement to help balance the budget. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
May. 24, 2012
Celebrate Miles Davis Birthday this Friday!
Memorial Day weekend gets off to a great start as we celebrate the birthday anniversary of jazz legend Miles Davis. From "Kind of Blue," one of the greatest jazz albums of all time, to "Bitches Brew," Miles Davis was a visionary who led the evolution of jazz from haunting melodies and bop to the birth of the cool and electric fusion.
May. 24, 2012
More Arizonans expected to travel this Memorial Day than in 2011
More than 700,000 Arizonans are expected to travel this holiday weekend. And, if they all do, it would be around a one and a half percent increase over last year’s Memorial Day travel. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more.
May. 23, 2012
Emergency declaration for Yavapai County
An area affected by the Gladiator Fire will be getting some help from the state. KJZZ's Mark Brodie reports.MARK BRODIE: Governor Jan Brewer has declared a state of emergency for Yavapai County, because of the Gladiator Fire.
May. 23, 2012
Former Phoenix cop aims to replace Arpaio
A second challenger to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has filed his signatures to get on the ballot. Paul Penzone reviews his nominating signatures with Maricopa County Elections employees.
May. 23, 2012
Blaise Lantana
After the sun sets and the lights go out in the newsroom, KJZZ Music Director and Host Blaise Lantana and her team take over the 91.5 airwaves to share the cool sounds of classic jazz.Lantana is a veteran musician and public broadcaster.
May. 23, 2012
Fugitive who threatened Arpaio may be in Arizona
A man who recently threatened the lives of Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his family may be heading to Arizona. Tennessee resident Adam Cox has not been seen in about three weeks, around the time he told his probation officer of his plans to head west.
May. 23, 2012
Arizona Secretary of State receives confirmation from Hawaii on birth certificate
It looks like President Obama's name will appear on the Arizona ballot in November.  Secretary of State Ken Bennett says he got an e-mail from Hawaii officials late Tuesday, confirming they have an original birth certificate for the president.
May. 23, 2012
Phoenix parks have kept pace despite years of fast growth
Phoenix parks rank above-average among large American cities. KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports on a scorecard released today from The Trust for Public Land. PETER O’DOWD: Among the 40 largest US cities, Phoenix ranks 16th.
May. 23, 2012
Piece of Tempe history comes back to life as mill opens to the public
Tempe’s Hayden Flour Mill was the largest flour mill in the state -- until it closed in 1998.  For more than a decade the building has been boarded up and blocked off from the public. Now it has re-opened.
May. 22, 2012
Drivers rejoice: Time spent stuck in traffic is down
A new study shows that traffic congestion across the U.S. dropped by 30 percent in 2011 over the previous year.   The report says increased fuel prices and fewer drivers are two key factors. It says many people are driving less because they are unemployed or have stopped looking for work.
May. 22, 2012
2010 Census extremely accurate, but Latinos still undercounted
The Census Bureau has just released a survey of the 2010 population count. It showed the census was accurate to 1/100 of 1 percent. That’s about 36,000 people that were overcounted. The study also showed that African Americans and Latinos were undercounted in the 2010 census.
May. 22, 2012
Social media can help small businesses engage with customers
A majority of small business owners say attracting new customers is key to surviving a competitive market. Many owners are turning to social media, like Facebook and Twitter to grow their business. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Terry Ward reports.
May. 22, 2012

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