August 2012

An expert explains why it gets hazy and which air conditions Phoenix residents need to worry about. Trevor Baggiore, deputy director of the Air Quality Division at ADEQ, said Wednesday morning’s haze is a result of residual dust and air moisture from the monsoon.
August 15, 2012
Yuma County authorities are linking two deaths to a heat wave that has sent temperatures above 110 degrees.Sheriff's deputies say a 69-year-old transient was found dead of heat-related causes in a field near U.
August 15, 2012
John Leonardo, who was sworn in last month as the U.S. Attorney for Arizona, says he won’t take part in any criminal investigation of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports.
August 15, 2012
A voter initiative that would make a temporary one-cent sales tax permanent will appear on Arizona’s ballot in November. The Arizona Supreme Court ruled late Tuesday that supporters of the measure substantially complied with the law, despite a paperwork error that led Secretary of State Ken Bennett to disqualify the initiative.
August 15, 2012
With 40 years of jazz duets, Chick Corea and Gary Burton make a perfect musical couple and they have a new CD, Hot House, with familiar songs they both enjoy like Eleanor Rigby.  And Cheryl Bentyne has recovered from cancer with the music of Cole Porter, she says it helped her heal, so her new release is all Cole Porter, with the late James Moody on a couple of tunes.
August 14, 2012
Intel Corporation today announced plans for a new research and development facility in Chandler. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports construction is already under way. The new facility is next to an existing Intel plant on east Chandler Boulevard.
August 14, 2012
After a record-setting heat wave, temperatures in the Phoenix area will start to taper off. But we still wanted to see how people were handling the high temperatures.  The obligatory "proof of 115 degree temperature" photo taken Tuesday in Tempe.
August 14, 2012
Phoenix Civic Space Park is located in downtown Phoenix. The city planted 115 trees here. (Photo courtesy of Phoenix Park and Recreation Department)This is KJZZ's Morning Edition, I'm Dennis Lambert. As you've been hearing in our series "Heat Wave," temperatures here in metro Phoenix are expected to increase in the years ahead.
August 14, 2012
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging Governor Brewer's declarations of a state "Day of Prayer." Judge Eileen Willett granted a motion to dismiss with prejudice, meaning the court cannot be asked to rule on the same issue again.
August 14, 2012
Record high temperatures are helping to set records for power consumption here in the Valley. The two major electrical utilities say they have enough power to meet demand but are looking for ways to keeps costs down.
August 14, 2012

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