KJZZ News

Arpaio to have armed volunteers patrol county schools
As schools reopen this week after the winter holiday, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio formally launched new patrols by his volunteer posse around schools in unincorporated parts of the county. KJZZ's Jude Joffe-Block reports the Sheriff intends to keep the patrols going through the end of the school year.
Sept. 20, 2013
Freezing temps cause price of lettuce to soar
Prices for winter lettuce grown in southwestern Arizona are rising because of damage caused by the freezing temperatures. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports.The Yuma area provides much of the nation's leafy greens during the winter and since the mercury has dropped below freezing around the state, farmers are reporting damage to many Romaine and Iceberg lettuce crops.
Sept. 20, 2013
Civil discussion and emotional issues
Recent conflicts over the fiscal cliff and gun control have renewed focus on the importance of civil discussion in the wake of disagreements.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: The National Institute for Civil Discourse was founded at the University of Arizona one month after the January 2011 shootings in Tucson with the goal of reducing inflammatory rhetoric in public life.
Sept. 20, 2013
Cancer treatment centers draw patients from Arizona, nation
As cancer treatment becomes ever more advanced, dedicated cancer centers in the Phoenix area have been growing. With that has come a barrage of billboard campaigns and TV commercials. In the second of two parts, KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg looks at how those centers can thrive and the criticism they face.
Sept. 20, 2013
Three months out of prison, Bill Macumber speaks
A man wrongfully accused of murdering an Arizona couple in 1963 says he’s not dwelling on the 37 years he spent in prison. KJZZ’s Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez spoke to Bill Macumber, who was released with help from the Arizona Justice Project back in November.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sheriff Arpaio foes aiming for a recall
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was reelected to a sixth term in November, but that’s not stopping the organizers of a recall effort. Members of the Recall Arpaio campaign, from left to right: Randy Parraz, William James Fisher, Chad Snow, Mary Lou Boettcher, and Bob Unferth.
Sept. 20, 2013
Awning collapses at Phoenix College
An awning made of steel and plaster that was attached to a classroom building at Phoenix College has collapsed. No one was injured, according to a spokesperson, but up to 15 students and staff were evacuated from Building H.
Sept. 20, 2013
Paradise Valley Community College under investigation
Federal investigators are looking into possible fraud charges at Paradise Valley Community College. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports the probe is looking at whether students actually did community service work they were paid for.
Sept. 20, 2013
Dental records help ID bones found in Peoria
Authorities have identified human remains found last week as a woman who’s been missing for nearly two years. A handout photo of Deborah Delaney. (Photo via Peoria Police Department) The bones were found by hikers in northern Peoria.
Sept. 20, 2013
Former flower shop could serve as impromptu morgue
In the wake of Sept. 11, the Centers for Disease Control has been encouraging counties across the country to prepare for disasters with mass fatalities. In depopulated areas, however, it’s not always easy.
Sept. 20, 2013
Glendale mental health court aims to send defendants to treatment, not prison
Last month, the city of Glendale opened a new court specially designed for the mentally ill. Advocates say it’s a critical issue; according to an analysis of government data by the Treatment Advocacy Center, mentally ill people in Arizona are nearly ten times more likely to be in the criminal justice system than in hospitals.
Sept. 20, 2013
Advisory group: dietary supplements not good for healthy women
New recommendations from a government advisory group suggest that healthy older women shouldn't bother with relatively low-dose dietary supplements.  While nutrients are crucial for healthy bones, specialists advise getting as much as possible from a good diet.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix: Love it or leave it
People move to Phoenix for countless reasons, and they leave the Valley for just as many. Should the 'creative class' keep trying to change Phoenix or leave for a more established place?Sustainability and architecture journalist Taz Loomans explains why she moved from Phoenix to Portland.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pima Community College passes in-state tuition rates for undocumented immigrants
Some Pima Community College students in Tucson who are undocumented immigrants are getting a break on tuition.   The PCC governing board has approved a proposal that will charge in-state tuition to students who were brought to the United States as young children by their undocumented immigrant parents.
Sept. 20, 2013
Skeletal remains found in burned Cochise County home
Cochise County sheriff's deputies say skeletal remains have been discovered in the ruins of a rural home that was discovered burned to the ground. They say a man spotted his neighbor's burned out home as he was passing by Saturday afternoon and told deputies the fire could have broken out anytime between Wednesday and when it was discovered Saturday.
Sept. 20, 2013
Justice Sandra Day OConnor on iCivics
Sandra Day O’Connor became the first woman on the U.S. Supreme Court in 1981. Since resigning from the bench, Justice O’Connor has focused on getting kids to know more about how federal, state and local governments work.
Sept. 20, 2013
Southeast Valley becoming high-tech hub
General Motors’ announcement this week that it’ll build an IT center in Chandler follows on the heels of other such decisions. And, as KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports, there could be more on the way.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tucson bats moving into condos
Tucson bats are finding themselves homeless as their natural habitats like caves and mines are disappearing due to urban development. The bats tried moving into city dwellings, but now even the bats' newfound homes are being threatened.
Sept. 20, 2013
The future of photo enforcement in Arizona
A bill proceeding through the Arizona legislature would put more limits on photo enforcement on the state's highways. It's the latest controversy since the program was introduced on the Loop 101 in Scottsdale.
Sept. 20, 2013
U.S. Supreme Court to hear Prop 200 case
The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments Monday about part of Arizona’s Proposition 200.  The high court will decide if Arizona overreached when the state required people to provide proof of citizenship when registering to vote using a federal form.
Sept. 20, 2013

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