Commuters should seek alternative transit during bus strike
There’s no end in sight to a walk-out by bus drivers in Phoenix and Tempe. That means commuters are dealing with the first work day of interrupted service today.Phoenix transit officials say service on the Veolia transportation lines is running at about 14 percent this morning.
Mar. 12, 2012
House Ethics Committee to hear complaint against Patterson
The Arizona House of Representative’s Ethics Committee will meet this coming week to hear an ethics complaint filed against a Tucson Democrat. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: Late last month, Democratic members of the House called on their colleague Daniel Patterson to resign.
Mar. 9, 2012
KJZZ coverage of the Arizona budget 2011
Arizona faced a historic budget deficit in 2011. To close it, state lawmakers approved a budget that included more than $1 billion in spending cuts. KJZZ's Mark Brodie looked at how some of those cuts would affect state programs, and the people who rely on them.
Mar. 9, 2012
Despite gains, path to employment still a long road
Arizona lost more than 34,000 non-farm jobs in January, both in the public and private sectors. But, that’s fewer lost jobs for that month than the state has seen, on average, over the past decade. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Mar. 9, 2012
KJZZ and AZ SciTech forum on personalized medicine
Watch the live streaming of tonight's KJZZ and Arizona SciTech forum on personalized medicine. More details.
Mar. 8, 2012
Phoenix landmark finally open to public
A Phoenix landmark opens for public tours Saturday -- but if you don’t have tickets already, you’ll probably have to wait a while.Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights sits near Van Buren and 52nd Streets.
Mar. 8, 2012
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is scheduled to land in Phoenix on Thursday for a three-day visit. The plane is on a worldwide tour as part of the aircraft’s commercial roll out. A local company played a major role in the development of the new plane.
Mar. 8, 2012
Small businesses to benefit from rare bipartisanship
The Obama administration and House Republicans have reached a rare agreement on a measure designed to aid American small businesses. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Terry Ward reports. TERRY WARD: The proposal called the JOBS Act is aimed at making it easier for small companies to go public.
Mar. 8, 2012
Is college an imperative?
Mar. 8, 2012
AZ unemployment rate down slightly
Arizona’s unemployment rate dropped slightly in January. It stood at 8.7 percent, which is down .3 from December, but almost .5 higher than the national rate. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Mar. 8, 2012
Effects of solar flare could be seen Thursday
Some communications could be interrupted by the largest solar flare in five years races toward Earth. As KJZZ’s Terry Ward reports from Phoenix, the flares have the potential to disrupt power grids, global positioning systems and airplane flights.
Mar. 7, 2012
David McCullough: History as a source of strength
Historian David McCullough talks about the history of the United States, and how we can look back and gain strength from our past. McCullough says people need to remember that others have made it through difficult and dangerous times, and so can we.
Mar. 7, 2012
Discussing the special election to succeed Gabrielle Giffords
Jim Nintzel of Tucson Weekly tells us about the candidates running in Southern Arizona’s congressional election.Nintzel says campaigns leading up to April’s primary election have been fairly cordial, with more people attacking Washington and the president than each other.
Mar. 7, 2012
Bill to ban texting while driving is defeated
This week the texting while driving ban was defeated in a 31-28 vote. Thirty five states currently have distracted driving laws. We take a look at whether Arizona may join them in the future.Arizona House minority leader Steve Farley thinks that the bill won’t die due to a growing bipartisan following.
Mar. 7, 2012
Lawmakers seek power in Arizona Corporation Commission decisions
One of the bills gaining momentum in the state legislature would give the governor and lawmakers more control over some of the decisions made by the Arizona Corporation Commission. Some argue the law is unconstitutional, but supporters say they’re merely trying to set up a system of checks and balances.
Mar. 7, 2012
Arizona Mayors: Keep local decisions local
Mayors of cities and towns from Arizona are calling on state lawmakers to not interfere with local decisions. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. Mayors, from left: Jonathan Rothschild (Tucson), Doug Von Gausig (Clarkdale), Greg Stanton (Phoenix), Jay Tibshraeny (Chandler), Elaine Scruggs (Glendale).
Mar. 7, 2012
Interview with Wayne Messmer
KJZZ's Michele Robins interviews Wayne Messmer, a Chicago jazz vocalist known in the sports world for his rendition of the National Anthem. Messmer discusses his new album, "So Lucky to be Loving You," recorded with pianist Judy Roberts.
Mar. 7, 2012
Chandler schools will soon see effect of new USDA meal guidelines
New federal guidelines for school meals will take effect starting with the next school year. As KJZZ’s Terry Ward reports, the idea is to better address the national epidemic of childhood obesity. TERRY WARD: The USDA announced last month new guidelines for nutrition that will get more whole grains, fruits and vegetables on school breakfast and lunch trays.
Mar. 6, 2012