KJZZ News

Canyon Lake Closed For Labor Day Weekend
Holiday travelers may have to look beyond Canyon Lake for the Labor Day weekend. The lake and part of the surrounding Boulder Recreation area will be closed. The Salt River Project said Canyon Lake, about 45 minutes northeast of Mesa, will be lowered through the weekend, but it is not due to drought.
Sept. 20, 2013
Despite Law, Few Escorts Register With City
Go to the escort section for Phoenix on backpage.com and you will find a very long list of adult ads. If the escorts advertising there are following the law, each one will be licensed and registered with the city.
Sept. 20, 2013
Wanted: Ferret Spotters
The black footed ferret has been endangered for decades and was twice considered extinct, but it now lives in pockets across the west, thanks to reintroduction efforts and monitoring, and every spring and fall, Arizona Game and Fish looks for volunteer ferret spotters near Seligman.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tucson Electric Looking To Diversify Power Sources
Tucson Electric Power says it is diversifying its energy portfolio, which will mean generating more power from renewable sources.The company says it is attempting to take advantage of low natural gas prices by entering into talks with Entegra Power Group to buy its gas-fired generating unit at the Gila River Generating Station in Gila Bend.
Sept. 20, 2013
Illegal Crossings Increasingly Deadly Along South Texas Border
A costly game of cat and mouse unfolds nightly along the banks of the Rio Grande in South Texas. The number of immigrants crossing illegally there has doubled in the last four years, making it the busiest section along the Southwest border.
Sept. 20, 2013
Forecasters: Valley Stuck Under A Deep Plume Of Tropical Moisture
More than two inches of rain have fallen in some parts of the North Valley, which have lead to power outages, traffic delays and flash-flood warnings. Rain falls at the campus of Grand Canyon University in West Phoenix Monday.
Sept. 20, 2013
Same Sex Marriage In Arizona Put On Hold
Same sex marriage in Arizona is going to be on hold at least for a few more years. Organizers have said national gay rights groups want to focus in 2014 on states that generally seemed more receptive to the concept than Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Wildfires Less Destructive Than Average This Year
Arizona continues to grieve the loss of 19 hotshot firefighters, during the summer wildfire season. But, in terms of lost forests, this year was less destructive than average, according to Fire Prevention Officer Carrie Dennett, of the State Forestry Division.
Sept. 20, 2013
Authorities Stress Importance Of Child Car Seats
Authorities around the country are putting an emphasis on child safety seats this week. They're reminding you that you need a safety seat each and every time a child rides in a motor vehicle. AAA spokeswoman Michelle Donatti says there's a good reason for that.
Sept. 20, 2013
Three Students Sick From Cough Medicine
Three male students at Poston Butte High School in San Tan Valley are recovering after taking cough medicine that had been brought onto the campus. Rural Metro spokesman Colin Williams says the three teens were having some serious side effects but are expected to be okay.
Sept. 20, 2013
Supreme Court Strikes Down Matching Funds: A KJZZ Special Report
Monday, the United States Supreme Court struck down the matching funds provision of Arizona's Clean Elections law--a law that was supposed to reduce the influence of special interests in state campaigns.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Jobless Worry About Benefits Running Out
New numbers show the economy only created 18-thousand jobs nationwide in June.  That means there are millions of Americans still out of work…and many of them are collecting unemployment benefits.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix Mayoral Candidate Jennifer Wright
Mayoral candidate, attorney Jennifer Wright, joins host Steve Goldstein to talk about her campaign and plans for Phoenix's future.
Sept. 20, 2013
Preview:  Life after Deportation
The Department of Homeland Security has been flying illegal immigrants caught in this country back to their homelands for years. In the last few years that program has been stepped up.  Many of the flights go to Mexico, the number one spot illegal immigrants come from, but KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd is just back from a flight taking immigrants to Guatemala, the country with the second-most illegal immigrants.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sophie?s Birthday
May 16, 2009 -- KJZZ Commentator Amy Silverman talks about her role as part-time birthday party planner for her daughter, Sophie.
Sept. 20, 2013
South Phoenix: The Forgotten Place
The South Phoenix area is among the oldest parts of the valley, and has a wealth of rich history...but it's a history that many people don't know about. Some call it the forgotten part of the city, and many residents and advocates think that they often have to fend for themselves rather than rely on Phoenix government.
Sept. 20, 2013
Membership Thank You
Membership Drive Thank YouThank you to the 2,431 K-J-Z-Z listeners and especially the 1,119 new members who pledged their support during the K-J-Z-Z membership drive, helping us raise a total of 204,311 dollars including earned member matching funds in support of news, intelligent analysis and civil discourse on K-J-Z-Z.
Sept. 20, 2013
Book Celebrate Arizonas Centennial
Lisa Schnebly Heidinger, native Arizonan and author of Arizona: 100 Years Grand, talks to host Steve Goldstein about the state's upcoming centennial and publishing the book celebrating 100 years of state history.
Sept. 20, 2013
Planning For Arizonas Water Scarcity
Karen Smith, former deputy director of the Arizona Department of Water resources, explains the water scarcity problem in Arizona and which steps should be taken now to prevent future disaster.Karen Smith wrote the Grand Canyon Institute's report, Arizona at the Crossroads: Water Scarcity or Water Sustainability? .
Sept. 20, 2013
Take Me Out To The Ballgame!
Tens of thousands of fans will descend on downtown Phoenix tonight for Game 3 of the Diamondback-Brewers series. As KJZZ's Terry Ward reports, many of them will be riding light rail...
Sept. 20, 2013

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