July 2012

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.
July 23, 2012
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.
July 20, 2012
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.
July 20, 2012
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.
July 20, 2012
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.
July 20, 2012
  Born in Joplin Missouri and raised in Detroit, Charles McPherson was a disciple of Charlie Parker but added his own sound to the bebop language.  His sax can be heard on the film "Bird" and on recordings with Charles Mingus.
July 20, 2012
The Phoenix metro area was ranked in the top ten among metro areas nationwide for the number of people killed in auto crashes in 2009. The numbers come from an analysis done by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
July 19, 2012
The trial phase of the class action discrimination lawsuit against the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and Sheriff Joe Arpaio began Thursday. KJZZ's Lynn Kelly spoke with reporter Jude Joffe-Block, who has been at the federal courthouse.
July 19, 2012
US Airways CEO Doug Parker confirmed to a National Press Club audience Wednesday that if his airline merges with American Airlines, the Valley would lose its only airline headquarters. Parker said the merged company would keep American's name and be headquartered in Texas.
July 19, 2012
Wednesday morning a C-17 military transport aircraft launched a NASA test capsule over Yuma Proving Ground.  Michelle Faust from member station KAWC in Yuma, Arizona was at the drop of the NASA Parachute Test Vehicle.
July 19, 2012

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