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Homeland Security Takes Over Border Blimps
Radar blimps that patrol the U.S.-Mexico border are now run by the Department of Homeland Security. The Tethered Areostat Radar System, known as TARS, uses giant balloons across Texas, New Mexico and Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
Looking For Ways To Avoid The Housing Crisis And Limit The Damage
The housing crisis hammered the Valley, and thousands of people lost their homes. Foreclosures dominated some neighborhoods, while short sales became a too common part of the vernacular. Now with the real estate market bouncing back, most of us are focused again on how prices compare with a year ago, or when they will return to pre-recession levels, but what about looking for ways to avoid the next housing crisis or at least limiting the damage? Mark Stapp is director of the Master of Real Estate Development program at Arizona State University's WP Carey School of Business.
Sept. 20, 2013
Did You Know: Hunts Tomb Pyramid Is In Papago Park
There is a pyramid in the Valley, and it is the resting place of Arizona’s first governor. It is hidden in plain sight. The first governor of Arizona, George Hunt, is buried in this white pyramid tomb along with several relatives.
Sept. 20, 2013
Monday Monsoon Causes Traffic, Power Issues For Valley
Another dust storm and thunderstorm blew through the Phoenix metropolitan area last night, after heavy rain fell on many parts of western Arizona. Winds from the approaching storm system around sundown pushed a hazy brown cloud over most of the Valley.
Sept. 20, 2013
The MLK March On Washington - 50 Years On
Wednesday was the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic March on Washington. George Dean was 23 when Martin Luther King Jr. led his historic civil rights march in Washington, D.C.
Sept. 20, 2013
Father Whose Son Died In A Hot Car Appears In Court Friday
Daniel Gray, 31, made an initial court appearance on manslaughter and child abuse charges today.Police believe he was smoking pot with friends when his 3-month-old son, Jamison, was outside in the parked car, in 100 degree temperatures.
Sept. 20, 2013
Two Teens Rescued From Hiking Falls
Two southern Arizona women are recovering after being rescued by the Pima County Sheriff's Department in unrelated incidents. Spokesman Tracy Suitt said the 19-year-olds each slipped and fell while hiking the rugged seven falls trail.
Sept. 20, 2013
Remembering William French
Sunday’s Arizona Republic included in its collection of obituaries the name of William French. He had been a respected attorney and judge in Arizona for nearly 40 years and even played football at Notre Dame as a college kid, but in the annals of this state’s political history, French is known as the lead prosecutor in the impeachment trial of then-Gov.
Sept. 20, 2013
Average State Gas Prices Considerably Less Than National Average
Arizonans continue to pay less to fill up their gas tanks. AAA said the statewide average price of a gallon of unleaded was $3.39 Friday, and spokeswoman Michell Donatti said that is considerably less than elsewhere in the country.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sweat Lodge Ceremony Conviction To Stand
 A jury's decision to convict a self-help author in the deaths of three people following an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony will stand. The state Court of Appeals has granted James Arthur Ray's request to drop his challenge of the case and also dismissed a cross-appeal.
Sept. 20, 2013
Maricopa County Board Of Supervisors To Appoint New State Senator
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to appoint a new state senator during its Wednesday meeting. The board is replacing former Mesa Republican senator Rich Crandall. He resigned to become Wyoming’s top education official.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sedona City Council Ready To Vote On Gay Civil Unions
Sedona’s city council is ready to approve civil unions for gay couples. Sedona will become the fourth city in Arizona recognizing same-sex relationships.Mayor Rob Adams said the city council decided this week to vote on the proposal at its meeting on Sept.
Sept. 20, 2013
The Changing Identity Of Mill Avenue
The Hayden Flour Mill in Tempe has been through a lot including multiple fires, one in 1895 and another in 1917. The current incarnation came into being in 1918 and continued operating as a working mill for 80 years.
Sept. 20, 2013
Two Bitten By Rattlesnakes, Officials Warn Of Increasing Danger
Arizona residents are being warned about the dangers of rattlesnakes after two people were bitten north of Tucson. Adam Goldberg of the Northwest Fire District says a 23-year-old man riding a mountain bike was bitten on the calf, and three hours later, a 68-year-old man was bitten while he worked in his yard.
Sept. 20, 2013
Average Summer Temperature Sets New Record
If you managed to stick it out these past few months in the Valley, congratulations, you lived through the hottest summer ever on record for Phoenix. According to the National Weather Service, the average temperature in Phoenix for June, July and August was 95.
Sept. 20, 2013
Here & Now: Grand Canyon Institute
( Phoenix, AZ ) Here and Now host Steve Goldstein is joined by members of the Grand Canyon Institute, a new think tank whose goal is to be bipartisan. Former state lawmaker and Democrat George Cunningham, former state lawmaker and Republican Sue Gerard, and former mayor of Phoenix and Independent Paul Johnson all join the conversation.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ StoryCorps: Governor Brewer & son Michael
  In this AZ-Edition of StoryCorps, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer talks to her son Michael Bewer about the loss of her father during childhood and the special influence her mother had in her life.  StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of our lives.
Sept. 20, 2013
KJZZ News Wins Journalism Awards
KJZZ News reporters and staff received several journalism awards for their work in 2011. The KJZZ News Team won a Radio Television Digital News Association Edward R Murrow Award and a Public Radio News Director Inc.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix Mayoral Race Coverage on KJZZ
There are six, official Phoenix mayoral candidates vying to lead the sixth largest city in the country. Learn where they stand on the issues by listening to a studio discussion with the candidates recorded on Here and Now, Wed.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ StoryCorps: Haunting Moment
Michael Nazario talks to his friend Susan Haslett about a moment that nearly changed his way of life and continues to haunt him.  StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of our lives.
Sept. 20, 2013

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