KJZZ News

McCain still seeking Benghazi answers
Arizona Senator John McCain and Republican Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, are demanding answers from the Obama administration about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and the two say they'll oppose the president's appointment of John Brennan to head the CIA, until they get them.
Sept. 20, 2013
Brewer champions Medicaid expansion
Governor Jan Brewer and President Barack Obama probably don’t agree on much, but when it comes to Medicaid in Arizona, they seem to be on the same page. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer held a rally Tuesday in support of Medicaid expansion.
Sept. 20, 2013
Natural Gas Pipeline Proposed Near Arizona Wildlife Refuge
A proposed cross-border natural gas pipeline in southern Arizona is leading to concerns about the protection of a wildlife refuge in the area.  Texas-based Kinder Morgan Company wants to construct the 200 million dollar pipeline that would transport El Paso natural gas to customers in Mexico.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mexican president proposes telecom reform
Mexico’s President has proposed major telecommunications reforms that are supported by the nation’s three major political parties.The changes would create two new national television channels and form a powerful independent regulatory commission along the lines of the Federal Communications Commission in the United States.
Sept. 20, 2013
The push for Medicaid expansion in Arizona continues
Governor Jan Brewer continues her efforts to expand Medicaid in Arizona, but many conservatives are critical — saying the Governor is selling out principles in exchange for federal money. Steve Goldstein gets different perspectives on the proposed expansion from Mary K.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix Councilman Valenzuela to address International Association of Fire Fighters
One of Phoenix’s city councilmen is in Washington, D.C. for the second time in as many weeks. As KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports, he’s calling attention to how Phoenix and other U.S. cities will suffer after federal budget cuts.
Sept. 20, 2013
US Airways, American make case for merger
The CEOs of Tempe-based US Airways and bankrupt American Airlines made the case for their companies’ proposed merger before a Senate subcommittee Tuesday. The two men argued joining forces would be good for the airline industry and consumers.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix considers $1.2 million effort to preserve Frank Lloyd Wright homes
The half-dozen Frank Lloyd Wright designed-buildings in Phoenix could be designated as historical landmarks. The Phoenix City Council could decide today if they’ll allocate funds to assure the buildings are protected.
Sept. 20, 2013
New ASU outreach center opens in California
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.
Sept. 20, 2013
Reports reveal details in Tucson shooting
Authorities in Arizona have released thousands of pages of documents in the case against the man convicted in the 2011 Tucson shooting rampage. Jared Loughner was sentenced to life in prison in November.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mental Health First Aid training teaches about resources, offers hope
People who commit high-profile acts of gun violence are often mentally ill, like Adam Lanza, James Holmes and Jared Loughner. Conversations about gun control often come with calls for improved mental health care, but while people understand the mental health care system needs to be improved, that doesn’t mean they can tell when someone actually needs help.
Sept. 20, 2013
Bill preventing destruction of guns passes Senate
The Arizona Senate on Monday gave preliminary approval to a bill that would ban cities and counties from destroying guns turned in at buybacks. That approval came after 18 Democratic attempts to amend the bill – all were unsuccessful.
Sept. 20, 2013
Concussion clinic to open
High school athletes and other people vulnerable to concussions will have better access to care after a new clinic opens this week in Phoenix. Waiting room of the Banner Concussion Center.(Photo courtesy of Banner Concussion Center) The Banner Concussion Center will officially see patients Tuesday.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mexicos president nominates a new consul general for Phoenix
Mexico's president has nominated a new consul general for Phoenix. The nominee previously led Mexico's consulates in El Paso and Nogales. Nominee Roberto Rodriguez Hernandez has spent more than three decades in the Mexican foreign service, including the division that oversees the protection of Mexican's rights abroad.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Game and Fish: Its illegal to feed wildlife
Arizona Game and Fish is reminding people that it is illegal in many areas to feed javelina and other wildlife. Spokesman Mark Hart says the Department has had to send warning letters to nine households in the Tucson area in the last month.
Sept. 20, 2013
Remembering Paolo Soleri at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Architect and visionary Paolo Soleri died on Tuesday in Paradise Valley at the age of 93. The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art is featuring an exhibition of Soleri's work called Paolo Soleri: Mesa City to Arcosanti.
Sept. 20, 2013
Julie Levin
Julie Levin joined the KJZZ news team in March 2013 as a digital media assistant.  She will be reporting and producing content, working on all things digital.Levin comes to the station with experience in radio, television, marketing, photography, print media and web development.
Sept. 20, 2013
Security increase planned for Pats Run
Police in Tempe say security will be beefed up for this weekend's Pat's Run following the bombings at the Boston Marathon. Sergeant Michael Pooley says everybody is troubled by what happened and they don't want a repeat at the event named for former ASU and Arizona Cardinals football star Pat Tillman.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pima Health Dept. contacting 174 in HIV, hepatitis dental scare
Patients of a Marana dental clinic may have been exposed to blood-borne diseases like hepatitis or HIV.The Pima County Health Department is currently contacting 174 dental patients who were seen at the T Dental Clinic in Marana between January and July 2010.
Sept. 20, 2013
Invasive Quagga mussels discovered at Lake Powell for first time
Arizona Game and Fish officials said 15 Quagga mussels have been found by scuba divers at Lake Powell’s popular Wahweap boat marina.  The invasive species look similar to a clam. They multiply very quickly and clog waterways, plus they eat all of the food that fish and other aquatic life need to survive.
Sept. 20, 2013

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