August 2012

Residents in the Florence area are being asked to boil their drinking water or used bottled water until further notice.Johnson Utilities, which provides water to the lower East Valley, has found traces of E.
August 22, 2012
  Sax player Wayne Shorter celebrates a birthday this week.  He started with Art Blakey, and played and composed for Miles Davis before starting his own bands, including the fusion band  Weather Report in the 70s.
August 21, 2012
African guitarist Lionel Lueke, has added his unique flavor to the recordings of Herbie Hancock, Terence Blanchard and Wayne Shorter.  His new release incorporates African clicks and jazz fusion licks.
August 21, 2012
Allegiant Airlines announced nonstop service from Mesa to Hawaii starting early next year. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, it’s part of continued expansion at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.PETER O’DOWD: You can fly to Honolulu from Mesa three times a week, starting in February.
August 21, 2012
Federal regulators are trying to find out whether beef from sick cows reached the human food supply through a Central California slaughterhouse near Fresno. Officials have shut down the facility after receiving an animal welfare video which shows workers mishandling the slaughter of cows that are struggling to walk or to even stand.
August 21, 2012
The Maricopa Medical Center is more than 40 years old. Administrators say they are spending up to millions of dollars a year to keep the leaking, cracking, aging building patched together.Wednesday afternoon the board that oversees the hospital will meet to decide what the future could be for the state’s only public hospital.
August 21, 2012
Governor Jan Brewer criticized comments made by Missouri GOP Senate Candidate Todd Akin about rape, but stopped short of joining other Republican officials in calling for him to drop out of the race. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
August 21, 2012
A recent inspection of commercial buses at Grand Canyon National Park removed more than two dozen from service. The two-day inspection of about 200 vehicles took place last week and included a check on drivers' credentials.
August 21, 2012
It may seem incongruous here in the desert, but compared to other major cities, water rates in Phoenix are a bargain.Ken Kroski of the Phoenix Water Services Department says effective planning and foresight on the part of water managers years ago are responsible.
August 21, 2012
The Mayo Clinic plans to integrate its cancer treatment programs in Phoenix. The project will add on to a facility already under construction.  The Mayo Clinic’s Proton Beam Therapy Center is slated to open in 2016 and provide targeted radiation treatments.
August 21, 2012

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