KJZZ News

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
Same-Sex Marriage Advocates Hope To Win Minds And Votes
A public campaign to get a majority of Arizonans to support gay marriage made its debut Tuesday morning. Supporters hope to win the public opinion battle, with an eye toward the 2016 election. At the podium, Nelda Majors and Karen Bailey are a lesbian couple who have been together for more than 50 years.
Sept. 20, 2013
Banner Alzheimers Institute Receives National Institute of Health Grant
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute announced it will embark on a new Alzheimer’s research trial with funding from the National Institute of Health. The institute received a $33.2 million award for research on prevention of late onset Alzheimer’s disease.
Sept. 20, 2013
Here & Now: 14th Amendment
( Phoenix, AZ ) Here and Now's Steve Goldstein talks to author Clint Bolick about his book, Death Grip: Loosening the Law's Stranglehold over Economic Liberty. The book takes a look at a Supreme Court case than changed the interpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment, and why people should be working to reverse a court decision made in 1873.
Sept. 20, 2013
Jazz Venues & Organizations
DECEMBER 2012 Events subject to change. Compiled by Patricia Myers for Jazz in AZ.Edited by Michele Robins for KJZZ.View the jazz venues map.SCOTTSDALE-FOUNTAIN HILLS-PARADISE VALLEYAll American Sports Grill, 16872 E.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mesa Targets Convenience Store Crime
Politicians in Mesa say the city’s convenience stores have a crime problem.  The city council is about to pass an ordinance requiring store owners to crank up security. It’s bad news for beer thieves.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pela Review: Baby: The Musical
KJZZ's Theatre Critic Robrt Pela reviews Arizona Broadway Theatre's production of "Baby: The Musical" which runs through August 14th.Robrt Pela is a columnist at New Times and a staff writer at Latino Perspectives Magazine.
Sept. 20, 2013
Roosevelt Row Sees Growth
Steve Goldstein talks to KJZZ reporter Nick Blumberg about the growing community along Roosevelt Row in Phoenix...and how residents are turning old houses into businesses.
Sept. 20, 2013
Lets Make It Happen
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Sept. 20, 2013
Thalidomide study for Alzheimers patients
A drug that caused severe birth defects 50 years ago is now undergoing a clinical trial in the valley.The Banner Sun Health Research Institute in Sun City is conducting a study of Thalodomide to see if it can stop the progression of Alzheimer's disease.
Sept. 20, 2013
Musicians Sacrifice Salaries to Keep Symphony Playing
Symphony Hall could have been silent this fall as the Phoenix Symphony faced a $1.5 million dollar budget deficit and growing debt.  But unlike musicians in other cities where symphony orchestras have gone bankrupt, members of the Phoenix Symphony vowed to keep the organization alive, even if it meant continued financial sacrifice.
Sept. 20, 2013

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