March 2013

Sarah Ventre returns to her hometown of Tempe to join KJZZ after working at NPR headquarters in Washington as a producer and editor for a number of shows, desks, podcasts and the national newscast.
March 25, 2013
Proposed legislation that would have made it a crime to use the wrong bathroom has been scrapped, but it’s being replaced by a new version. Representative Kavanagh revises the 'Bathroom Bill', his proposed amendment to bill S.
March 25, 2013
We are pleased to begin sharing the conversations from StoryCorps Phoenix, the project that records the stories from everyday people. Sandra Day O'Connor and her son, Scott O'Connor (Photo courtesy of StoryCorps) The StoryCorps Mobile Booth is parked at the Phoenix Art Museum and has been very busy.
March 25, 2013
The major tenant at the Goodyear Airport says shutting down the control tower, under the sequester budget cuts, could force it to go elsewhere to train pilots. Matthias Kippenberg of the Airline Training Center of Arizona, says dozens of planes perform takeoffs and landings there every day.
March 25, 2013
State forestry officials are gearing up for what they expect will be an 'average' wildfire season this summer. Fire Information Officer Carrie Dennett says though, wildfires in the West have increased in severity over the last few years.
March 25, 2013
Arizona State University has opened an outreach center in Santa Monica, Calif. to attract residents of that state to Arizona. Spokesman James O'Brien says the center will also benefit ASU alumni. “Probably our largest alumni association chapter is in Los Angeles and so it provides a place where not only employees of the university but volunteers and alumni and friends of the university can engage,” O’Brien said.
March 25, 2013
New research from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids finds it's getting tougher to keep kids away from tobacco, and the Centers for Disease Control say more than one in six Arizona teens either smokes or chews tobacco products.
March 25, 2013
Environmentally minded surfers who catch cold ocean waves are excited about a new wetsuit made from a plant that thrives in Arizona.   Guayule is grown at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix.
March 25, 2013
A three-day law enforcement operation in central and southern Arizona has led to more than three dozen arrests.  Operation Southern Star II targeted fugitives with outstanding warrants for felonies including drug violations and violent crimes.
March 24, 2013
Something very old is Arizona’s newest Historic Landmark. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports the Murray Springs Clovis Site in southern Arizona will be dedicated Saturday morning. Thirteen thousand years ago, give or take a few decades, hunters took down a mammoth, a bison and possibly other animals during hunts just east of where Sierra Vista is now.
March 23, 2013

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