KJZZ News

Four Arrested For Turning Laser On Police Helicopter
Phoenix police have arrested two men and two women for pointing a laser at a police helicopter.  Officers said the red laser beam was directed at a chopper Sunday night, temporarily blocking the vision of the pilot and observer.
Sept. 20, 2013
Controversy Over Herbergers Art Exhibit Cancellation
"First Friday" has become a major event in Phoenix, when thousands head to galleries mostly in and around downtown to discover new artists and works or just have a good time. For some, First Friday has modified the perception of the Valley as being less than welcoming to non-traditional perspectives on art, but a disagreement between the Herberger Theatre Center and guest curator Robrt Pela, a longtime contributor to KJZZ, occured.
Sept. 20, 2013
Undocumented Immigrant Rescued By The Office Of Air and Marine After Fall
Border Patrol said the Office of Air and Marine rescued an undocumented immigrant who fell and injured himself while hiking in the mountains southwest of Tucson. Border Patrol spokesman Victor Brabble said a helicopter was deployed to lower a paramedic into the rugged area to help the man with a head injury and broken pelvis.
Sept. 20, 2013
Elderly Health Care Costs Could Spike Under Federal Health Law
When the Affordable Care Act is fully implemented, many consumers buying health insurance could take a big hit to their checkbooks, and New Mexico may take the biggest hit of all. That's according to a new study that looks to gauge new insurance premiums state by state.
Sept. 20, 2013
Push For Gay Marriage Ends, Though Some Say Measure Was Flawed From The Start
Gay rights advocates in Arizona are explaining why they did not back an effort to legalize marriage for homosexual couples. A Republican and Libertarian-led group trying to get the issue on the ballot called it quits this week, saying more established gay rights organizations withheld support -- but the proposed initiative may not have had any teeth.
Sept. 20, 2013
ASU Football Joins TGen, Riddell For Concussion Study
Some of Arizona State University’s football players are helping researchers to better understand the molecular markers of concussions. The goal is to make head injuries easier to quickly identify and treat.
Sept. 20, 2013
Yommentary On Yom Kippur
Friday at sundown marks the beginning of Yom Kippur, the Jewish holiday of fasting and atonement. Whenever the High Holy days roll around, commentator PF Lengel often finds herself amused by how confusing her faith can be to non-Jews.
Sept. 20, 2013
Navajo Nation Seeks Disaster Declaration For Rain, Flood Damages
The Navajo Nation is asking FEMA to declare a major disaster for the area, after heavy rains and floods damaged homes, roads and infrastructure in many Native American communities.  Navajo nation spokesman Ernie Zah says the Tribe has already spent more than a million dollars to cope with the damage from several different storms.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Budget Cuts Could Shut High School Freshmen Out of Some Classes
High school freshmen in Arizona who want to take career and technical education courses could be out of luck next school year. The new state budget adopted this spring eliminates funding for 9th graders in subjects like engineering, culinary arts and automotive repair.
Sept. 20, 2013
Post Wallow Fire: Cattle may not Graze in Forest
Ranchers who lease forest land may not be allowed to graze cattle in areas burned by the largest fire in Arizona’s history.  As KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports in our series on the aftermath of the Wallow Fire, ranchers may have to look elsewhere to feed their cattle this year.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pela Review: Desert Stages Hairspray: The Musical
KJZZ's Theatre Critic Robrt Pela reviews Desert Stages Theatre's production of Hairspray: The Musical which runs through August 7th. Robrt Pela is a columnist at New Times and a staff writer at Latino Perspectives Magazine.
Sept. 20, 2013
Relief from No Child Left Behind
The Obama administration proposes fixing No Child Left Behind by letting states apply for waivers from certain NCLB provisions.  In exchange, states must agree to establish new college and career-ready standards, ways to train more teachers and principals, and to use a data system that provides more flexible and targeted accountability.
Sept. 20, 2013
Roosevelt Rows Organic Growth
This month, Phoenix residents will elect a new mayor. Whoever wins will govern a sprawling city; full of unique neighborhoods, each with different concerns. One of the most high-profile areas in Phoenix is, of course, Downtown.
Sept. 20, 2013
Quenching The Deserts Thirst
Host Steve Goldstein talks to two environmental experts about solar projects and water usage in the desert...and which forms of energy are the best for Arizona's climate.Former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson and author Robert Glennon give two perspectives on the issue.
Sept. 20, 2013
September 11 Live Special Coverage on KJZZ 91.5
       NPR News captures the national memorial ceremonies from ground zero, the Pentagon and Shanksville, with nine hours of live coverage hosted by Weekend Edition host Audie Cornish and Talk of the Nation host Neal Conan.
Sept. 20, 2013
Looking for Work Requires Understanding of Hiring in the Digital Age
Getting a job these days isn't as easy as it once was.  Job seekers are finding a whole 'nother world when it comes to hiring.  Instead of applying in person and filling out a paper application, many companies require people to apply online, digitally scan resumes looking for key words, and use social media to recruit.
Sept. 20, 2013
Live Studio Interview with Phoenix Mayoral Candidates - Oct 12
Send your questions right now by way of Facebook, Twitter or email.KJZZPhoenixMayoralCandidateInterview10122011 KJZZ’s Here and Now host Steve Goldstein will moderate a live discussion between Phoenix Mayoral candidates Wes Gullett and Greg Stanton, Wed.
Sept. 20, 2013
New HOV Lanes Open
Valley commuters are seeing something new along a couple of Phoenix area freeways this morning. Arizona Department of Transportation opened new stretches of High Occupancy Vehicle lanes early this morning along the Loop 202 Santan Freeway in Chandler and the Loop 101 Agua Fria Freeway in the Glendale & Peoria areas.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mesa Recall Election: Is Image Everything?
Early voting is underway in the recall election of state senate president Russell Pearce.  There’s not a lot of policy disagreement between the two candidates in that race…but one issue on which they do not see eye to eye is illegal immigration…and how the state’s laws make Arizona look outside its borders.
Sept. 20, 2013

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