KJZZ News

Rattlesnake Birthing Season Prompts Warnings About Increased Potential For Snake Bites
Eight people were bitten by rattlesnakes in the Tucson area over the weekend.  It is the time of year when rattlers give birth, and that has prompted officials to issue a warning about increased snake activity.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Files Appeal Challenging Federal Aid Denial For Yarnell Hill Fire Victims
Some of Arizona’s most powerful politicians have filed an appeal challenging the federal government’s decision not to grant aid to victims of the Yarnell Hill wildfire.  The governor is sending a letter to President Obama asking for help.
Sept. 20, 2013
To Slash Food Tax In Half, City Asks For Input
Phoenix residents can weigh in on the future of the city’s controversial food tax this week, as officials host a series of public meetings to discuss the best way to phase it out. In 2010, the city slapped a 2 percent tax on food as an emergency measure to raise cash during the recession, but the city council is now looking for ways to cut the tax in half by January 1, 2014.
Sept. 20, 2013
Election Law Key Provisions Targeting Homeowners Associations To Be Stripped Out
Key provisions of an election law signed by Gov. Jan Brewer in June and targeting homeowners associations will be stripped out of the law, under terms of a legal settlement.  All but one of the provisions affecting HOAs will be nullified, after a suit was filed charging the measure violated a constitutional provision that requires bills to address just one subject.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sedona Votes To Apply For Dark Sky Designation
Sedona is applying to be designated a Dark Sky community. The City Council voted on Tuesday 5-2 in favor of applying to the International Dark-Sky Association for the official designation. The label would recognize the community efforts to preserve the dark skies and set guidelines to maintain the status.
Sept. 20, 2013
New App Allows Users To Join In Search For Child Predators
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office is introducing a new app for smartphones. ICE says it will allow you to join the hunt for child predators. Spokeswoman Amber Cargile says the first-of-its-kind app contains four user-friendly screens.
Sept. 20, 2013
US Airways And American Airlines Employees Argue Merger In Washington DC
US Airways and its prospective partner American Airlines set out Tuesday morning on a two-day summit to Washington, DC. The companies are sending 300 employees to argue in favor of an imperiled merger.
Sept. 20, 2013
Policeman Convicted Of Assault, Not Murder
A former Phoenix police officer has been convicted of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, but a jury could not agree on charge of second-degree murder. Richard Chrisman was on trial for killing a man in 2010.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tierney Sutton talks about her new trio [Interview Archives]
(Tempe, AZ) Tierney Sutton talks with Blaise Lantana about the formation of her new trio featuring jazz flutist Hubert Laws, and guitarist Larry Koonse. This interview is from 2011.
Sept. 20, 2013
AHCCCS Enrollment Freeze Begins Friday
Due to a postponement the AHCCCS enrollment freeze will begin Friday. Here and Now host Steve Goldstein talks to two experts about which residents will be effected and what they can expect.Golstein talks to Ellen Katz of the William E.
Sept. 20, 2013
Wallow Fire Aftermath
Here and Now's Steve Goldstein talks to two experts about flooding concerns and the aftermath of the largest wildfire in Arizona's history, as well as the volatile relationship between humans and fire.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ StoryCorps: Raising Robert
Jacqueline LaPat talks to her daughter Lori LaPat Polasko and granddaughter Alexandrea Polasko about raising her son Robert, the challenges they faced with his Asperger's syndrome and a special moment that still fills her heart with joy.
Sept. 20, 2013
Thoughts on Overalls
April 29, 2005 -- Most of us give a lot of thought to what our kids wear. Commentator Amy Silverman considers a special set of circumstances with regards to her daughter Sophie's clothes.
Sept. 20, 2013
Changes in Maryvale, Real and Perceived
As part of our series profiling different communities in Phoenix, we head to West Phoenix. Maryvale was once a highly desirable area to buy a family home. But changes in the area's demographics--and changes in perception through the years--have altered the way many people look at Maryvale.
Sept. 20, 2013
New Melanoma Treatment Deployed at Scottsdale Mayo
Doctors at Scottsdale's Mayo Clinic are among the first in the nation to use a new drug for the treatment of melanoma - the deadliest form of skin cancer.  From Phoenix, KJZZ's Terry Ward reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Energizing Hiring
NPR White House correspondent Scott Horsley joins host Steve Goldstein to preview President Obama's Thursday address about the nation's job market. Robert Mittelstaedt, Dean of the W.P. Carey School of Business at ASU, talks to Goldstein about unemployment and job creation in the U.
Sept. 20, 2013
Dust from One Storm More Than Yearly Totals
The huge dust storm that hit the valley July 5th left behind more dust than the Phoenix area usually gets in one year.  That, according to the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.  As KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports from Phoenix, a couple months after the storm, the financial toll is still being calculated.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pela Review: The Sparrow
KJZZ's Theatre Critic Robrt Pela reviews Stray Cat Theatre's production of "The Sparrow" at the Tempe Performing Arts Center through October 8th.Robrt Pela is a columnist at New Times and a staff writer at Latino Perspectives Magazine.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mark Vonnegut on Mental Illness and His Famous Father
Steve Goldstein talks with Author-Pediatrician Mark Vonnegut about his battles with mental illness and the influence of his father Kurt. Click to hear edited and unedited versions of the conversation.
Sept. 20, 2013
Jerry Colangelo Talks Commerce
Host Steve Goldstein talks to Jerry Colangelo, co-chair of the Arizona Commerce Authority, about reinvigorating Arizona's job market and the future of downtown Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013

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