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Free swimming lessons aimed at preventing child drownings
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is joining with the Red Cross to prevent childhood drowning.  Nine children under the age of 12 have drowned in metro Phoenix since the first of the year, according to the Children's Safety Zone, which monitors statistics from police and fire officials in the Valley.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona?s medical marijuana program makes progress
Arizona Department of Health Services director Will Humble explains how conditions become eligible to be treated by medical marijuana and gives a rough timeline for the opening of dispensaries. Humble says that before an ailment is added to the list of conditions treated by medical marijuana he requires solid research to prove marijuana alleviates symptoms.
Sept. 20, 2013
Recall affects Trader Joes salads
There is a voluntary recall of a Trader Joe's salad blend due to a possible contamination of Listeria. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Lynn Kelly reports.The onions used in the Trader Joe's Roasted Butternut Squash, Red Quinoa & Wheatberry Salad are the issue.
Sept. 20, 2013
AIMS results show small improvements
The results are in for Arizona’s Instrument to Measure Standards, or AIMS test, and state education officials say there were gains in all subject areas. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: The state education department says 60 percent of Arizona students passed the science section - a six percent increase over last year.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZDHS to hold lottery for medical marijuana dispensary licenses
The Arizona Department of Health Services will hold a lottery this morning to determine which individuals or businesses will get dispensary licenses for medical marijuana.  KJZZ's Dennis Lambert spoke to DHS Director Will Humble about the dispensary licenses.
Sept. 20, 2013
High ozone levels may continue through weekend
Friday will be the eighth day this year the Valley’s been under a high pollution warning. Continued high temperatures could lead to more ozone advisories through the weekend. All week, the Phoenix area has been under either an ozone watch or warning.
Sept. 20, 2013
The plan for shade in Phoenix
Phoenix Civic Space Park is located in downtown Phoenix. The city planted 115 trees here. (Photo courtesy of Phoenix Park and Recreation Department)This is KJZZ's Morning Edition, I'm Dennis Lambert. As you've been hearing in our series "Heat Wave," temperatures here in metro Phoenix are expected to increase in the years ahead.
Sept. 20, 2013
Hepatitis C tests now recommended for baby boomers
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now recommending all U.S. baby boomers born between 1945 and 9165 get a one-time test for viral Hepatitis C. One in 30 baby boomers has been infected with the virus, and most don't know it.
Sept. 20, 2013
Military job fair to be held in the Valley
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is providing a free job fair for military members, veterans and their spouses today. Hiring Our Heroes will be held at Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center from 10 a.m.
Sept. 20, 2013
Herb Paine: The 2012 Conventions ? Lost Opportunities
Jim Lehrer once noted that “the political conventions are among the few ‘shared’ national political events left.” If only this were still so.Americans don’t “share” the Conventions as they used to -- and the Parties are far from what they used to be.
Sept. 20, 2013
The shaking continues in Imperial County
California’s Imperial County continues to shake this morning. The area, located in the southern part of the state, west of Yuma, has experienced more than 400 earthquakes just since Sunday.The largest reported quake was magnitude 5.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Legislature primary races shake out
The Arizona Legislature saw a number of competitive races in Tuesday’s primary election. House Speaker Andy Tobin will move on in the rural First District. Incumbent Representatives John Kavanagh and Michele Ugenti held off a challenge from Scottsdale School Board member Jennifer Petersen.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pinal County Sheriff cleared of abuse of power charges
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu has been cleared in an investigation into whether he abused his authority. Earlier this year, Sheriff Babeu’s former boyfriend Jose Orozco revealed Babeu is gay and claimed Babeu threatened him with deportation.
Sept. 20, 2013
Whats next for the Phoenix Coyotes ownership situation?
The Phoenix Coyotes ownership situation has been a stress-inducer for local hockey fans, the National Hockey League, and Glendale residents and elected officials. Earlier this summer it seemed that former San Jose Sharks president Greg Jamison was ready to take over, but more complications popped up, both with Jamison and the City of Glendale.
Sept. 20, 2013
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Sept. 20, 2013
Voters to decide on business tax in November
Arizona voters will decide in November whether to reduce property taxes, but not for themselves. You'll be voting on whether to raise the exemption for businesses, who pay taxes on every piece of equipment they own.
Sept. 20, 2013
Light rail expansion under way in Mesa
The Valley’s light rail system is nearing its 4th anniversary.  Stephen Banta is the CEO of Metro Light Rail. (Photo courtesy of Metro Light Rail)It kicked off service in January 2009, and its first service expansion project is just beginning in Mesa.
Sept. 20, 2013
Interview with violin soloist Elena Urioste
Violin soloist Elena Urioste will perform for the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra on the group's opening night.  Elena Urioste (Photo courtesy Phoenix Symphony)Urioste will play Beethoven’s Violin Concerto.
Sept. 20, 2013
Report: Majority of Mexican prisons controlled by gangs
A new report suggests that gangs control about sixty percent of Mexico’s prisons. KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more.The report was compiled by the Mexican government’s National Human Rights Commission.
Sept. 20, 2013
Beat the Odds Institute emphasizes need to better educate Latino students
Latino student education is among the top priorities of The Beat the Odds Institute. The research agency has been focused on finding ways to improve education in the last five years. The Institute is emphasizing its efforts on the education of Latino students -- now more than ever.
Sept. 20, 2013

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