KJZZ News

Body may be that of missing ASU student
Tempe police say a body discovered in Town Lake on Sunday has a "strong possibility" of being that of a missing ASU student. Sgt. Mike Pooley says the body has not yet been identified but there's a good chance it's that of 19-year-old Jack Culolias.
Dec. 17, 2012
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.
Dec. 14, 2012
Arizona second in solar installations
A new report shows Arizona is ranked second nationwide in the capacity of its solar installations. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg has more.The report comes from the Solar Energy Industries Association, and looks at the third quarter of 2012.
Dec. 14, 2012
Pledge drive suspended
KJZZ has suspended the End-Of-Year 2012 pledge drive to broadcast live coverage of the Connecticut school shootings. Special NPR news coverage will air until 2 p.m., followed by All Things Considered.The drawing for the Escape To Paris will still be held at 6 p.
Dec. 14, 2012
Planned outage for KJZZ website
Due to a computer network upgrade there is a planned outage of KJZZ.org from 11 p.m. Tuesday until 3 a.m. Wednesday. Live streaming audio will not be available while the website is down. We will do our best to minimize service interruptions, and thank our website users for their patience.
Dec. 14, 2012
Arizona
Arizona's poverty rate was among the highest in the country last year, according to new numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau.KJZZ's Mark Brodie speaks with Roe Goddard, Associate Professor at the Thunderbird School of Global Management about what that means for the state, and for business in Arizona.
Dec. 14, 2012
Valley Metro fares to increase
The Valley Metro Board of Directors has approved a fare increase for public transit in the Phoenix area. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.MARK BRODIE: Starting on March first, it’ll cost a quarter more for local rides on the bus and light rail.
Dec. 13, 2012
DOJ civil rights case against Arpaio, county to go forward
Maricopa County and its sheriff, Joe Arpaio, have lost a bid to dismiss a U.S. Department of Justice civil rights lawsuit. KJZZ's Jude Joffe-Block reports the suit was filed in May, and alleges systematic discrimination against Latinos.
Dec. 13, 2012
Reactions to a S.A.N.E. proposal for immigration reform
The Real Arizona Coalition has presented a broad range of ideas for federal immigration reform. The bipartisan group is calling the foundation of its approach S.A.N.E. Pastor Warren Stewart, State Senator Steve Smith and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery talk about their differing opinions on the coalition's ideas and whether congress should consider them.
Dec. 13, 2012
W.P. Carey School announces new leader
Arizona State University’s business school has named its new dean. The current dean, Robert Mittelstaedt, arrived in 2004 and is credited with boosting the W.P. Carey School of Business’s profile nationally and internationally.
Dec. 12, 2012
ASU President Michael Crow
Arizona State University President Michael Crow came to the desert ten years ago. On KJZZ's Here and Now, he talks about the future of higher education in Arizona--including Mesa's efforts to attract private college branches--and the impact of his first decade.
Dec. 12, 2012
Operation Fast and Furious investigation winding down
The government's investigation into the gunwalking program Operation Fast and Furious is wrapping up, with the sentencing Wednesday of some of the final suspects. But major questions remain about why federal officials decided allowing guns to be carried across the border was a good policy.
Dec. 12, 2012
Hospital tax approved in Phoenix
Phoenix hospitals will pay a new tax, under an ordinance approved Tuesday by the Phoenix City Council in a 6-3 vote. Supporters say it will bring in $200 million in federal money to help hospitals care for people without insurance.
Dec. 11, 2012
Appeals court says Open Meeting Law applies to Redistricting Commission
The Arizona Court of Appeals has ruled that the body responsible for drawing legislative and congressional district maps has to follow the state’s open meeting laws, but that prosecutors cannot restart an investigation into whether that happened.
Dec. 11, 2012
Robrt Pela: Review of Wolves
This morning theater critic Robrt Pela reviews Stray Cat Theatre's production of Wolves. Christmas has come early for fans of good writing and excellent acting, courtesy of Stray Cat Theatre's production of Steve Yockey's Wolves.
Dec. 11, 2012
SCOTUS won
The U.S. Supreme Court issued its last orders of the year on Monday. As KJZZ’s Al Macias reports, Arizona’s attempt to block the state from cutting off benefits to partners of gay state employees will not be considered.
Dec. 10, 2012
KJZZ Escape to Paris!
Inclusions: Roundtrip airfare from Phoenix to Paris  – Courtesy of US Airways 6 nights in a preferred 4-star hotel – Located in the most desired neighborhoods in the Heart of Paris. Private roundtrip airport transfersBreakfast daily4 unique specialty tours  1.
Dec. 10, 2012
Pinal County Sheriff
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.
Dec. 10, 2012
Alleged government office bomber indicted
The Iraqi man charged with setting off a homemade bomb outside a Social Security office in Casa Grande has been indicted. Authorities say 47-year-old Abdullatif Ali Aldosary researched bomb making and gathered supplies before detonating the explosive last week.
Dec. 7, 2012
First Arizona medical marijuana dispensary opens
The first Arizona marijuana medical dispensary opened its door Thursday in Glendale. It legally began distributing marijuana to the dozens of people who waited in line for hours to have their prescriptions filled.
Dec. 6, 2012

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