KJZZ News

Arizona State Universitys Manzanita Hall To Reopen Saturday
Students will move into Arizona’s State University’s Manzanita Hall on Saturday for the first time in more than two years. The dorm will reopen after a $50 million renovation.  Manzy Hall, as it's known, has been an ASU fixture for more than four decades.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Receives Federal Grants For Next Years Health Care Expansion
Some Arizona community groups are getting $2 million to sign up people for health care expansion next year.  The grants will be used to hire staff to add patients to the state’s Medicaid system and help others purchase insurance under the new federal health care act.
Sept. 20, 2013
John McCluskey Captial Murder Trial Begins Monday
Opening statements are set for today in the capital murder trial of Arizona fugitive John McCluskey. McCluskey is facing 20 counts in the murder of an Oklahoma couple, following his escape from an Arizona prison.
Sept. 20, 2013
Ozone High Pollution Advisory Issued
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is issuing an ozone high pollution advisory today for just the third time this year. National Weather Service Meteorologist Austin Jamison says the pollution can be a problem for people with repertory problems and even healthy people who exercise outside.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tempe Polices Safe And Sober Campaign Continues Through Saturday
Arizona State University students returned to class on Thursday, but many students have already been busy and not necessarily in a good way. Tempe police report that 371 people were arrested in the first three days of their Operation Safe and Sober campaign.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tempe Polices Safe And Sober Campaign Has A Busy Second Weekend
Tempe police said they were even busier the second weekend of their campaign to crack down on underage drinking. Many of those detained were college students. Officers arrested 486 people last weekend.
Sept. 20, 2013
Police Cannot Sue For Injuries From Rescues
There's a warning this morning that a new appellate court ruling could make police officers think twice about performing rescues. The case involves Department of Public Safety officer Ross Read who permanently injured his knee while rescuing a woman who had flipped her truck.
Sept. 20, 2013
Cotton Cultivation: Theres An App For That
Cotton is one of Arizona’s largest cash crops – and now it’s going digital. The University of Arizona just released new tools for cotton farmers: smartphone apps. The Mobile Cotton app gives farmers access to U of A research, and allows them to predict and compare their cotton growth.
Sept. 20, 2013
40-Year-Old Woman Rescued Off Mountain In Scottsdale
A rescue helicopter team had to be called out Sunday to get a 40-year-old woman off a mountain in Scottsdale. Captain Danny Ables of the Scottsdale Fire Department said the woman lost her way while hiking the Gateway Trailhead Mountains in the Scottsdale Preserve.
Sept. 20, 2013
Court Rules In Favor Of Couples Right To Display For Sale Sign
The Arizona Court of Appeals has upheld the right of a homeowner to put up a for sale sign, despite a homeowner's association ban. The ruling comes in the case of Robert and Cecilia Hawk, who bought a lot in a planned community in Flagstaff in 2009.
Sept. 20, 2013
Debra Milke Granted Bail While Awaiting Retrial
An Arizona woman convicted in connection with the murder of her 4-year-old son in 1989, has been granted bail. Debra Milke is awaiting retrial on the charges. The retrial and bail are the result of a now questionable confession.
Sept. 20, 2013
How The Catholic Church Tackles Social Issues
This weekend’s pro-reform homilies will not be the Catholic Church’s only move to influence policy. Pope Francis plans to lead several hours of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria tomorrow. That got KJZZ's Nick Blumberg thinking about how and how much religious leaders can affect the way people think about big social issues of the day.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sedona City Council To Vote On Receiving Dark Sky Label
Sedona City Council will decide whether it is going to take a stand on light pollution. It votes Monday on a resolution to seek approval from the International Dark-Sky Association. The label would both applaud Sedona’s dark skies and set guidelines to keep them that way.
Sept. 20, 2013
The Best Possible Results Of Arizona Trade Missions
This week, half a dozen Arizona lawmakers led by House speaker Andy Tobin are in Mexico City on a trade mission. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is among a group heading to China to take in meetings at the World Economic Forum, and Gov.
Sept. 20, 2013
Did You Know: Phoenix Park Is Over 100 Years Old
Did You Know Phoenix has a park that is more than 100 years old? It’s located near the city’s downtown area. A sign welcomes visitors to Eastlake Park. (Photo by Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez-KJZZ) Over the years this Phoenix park has hosted civil rights marches and rallies.
Sept. 20, 2013
Flood Closed Town Of Clifton For Several Hours On Sunday
The small, southeast Arizona town of Clifton was a town divided, literally, Sunday morning. The rivers surrounding the community were overflowing and Town Clerk Esperanza Castaneda says they had to close the floodgates, dividing the town.
Sept. 20, 2013
Rocket Launches On Demonstration Mission To International Space Station
A privately-owned rocket on a supply mission launched this morning from a small island on the Virginia coast.  Aboard are 1,500 pounds of clothes, food, water and other items for the astronauts on the International Space Station.
Sept. 20, 2013
Here & Now: Monsoons And Fire
( Phoenix, AZ ) Here and Now's Steve Goldstein talks to Dave Brewer, Program Coordinator for the Ecological Restoration Institute at NAU, about restoring areas ravaged by wildfires. Goldstein also talks to Gary Woodall, the meteorologist in charge of the National Weather Service in Phoenix about the monsoon season in Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013
Herb Paine 4th of July Commentary
KJZZ's Social Critic and Commentator Herb Paine shares his thoughts about the upcoming 4th of July Holiday.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ StoryCorps: Broadcast Pioneer Mary Jo West
   In this AZ-Edition of StoryCorps, Mary Jo West looks back on what it was like to be a female pioneer in broadcasting in the 70s and Arizona's first female news anchor.  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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