KJZZ News

US Airways and American Airlines to merge, creating world
Tempe-based US Airways and bankrupt American Airlines have officially announced their intention to merge. The new company will keep the American Airlines name and be based out of Dallas-Fort Worth. Current American CEO Tom Horton said at a press conference that while there will be job losses, the two companies complement one another.
Feb. 14, 2013
CenturyLink workers could go on strike
CenturyLink could face a strike by unionized workers in Arizona and a dozen other states. KJZZ's Dennis Lambert has more. Union leaders say they've moved a step closer to allowing a walkout, but say they plan to continue talks with the telecommunications company.
Feb. 14, 2013
More funding for Child Protective Services
Arizona's Child Protective Services agency will get emergency funding to hire more caseworkers and other employees, but Department of Economic Security Director Clarence Carter says additional money sought by Governor Jan Brewer will dramatically improve the situation.
Feb. 13, 2013
Reports say US Airways, American Airlines boards set to vote for merger
Tempe-based US Airways and bankrupt American Airlines appear ready to merge. Bloomberg News reports the companies’ boards are expected approve the merger Wednesday, after lengthy negotiations. “I think a lot of employees and a lot of people who are suffering from merger battle fatigue think, ‘Oh my God, it’s done!’" said Holly Hegeman, founder of the airline industry magazine PlaneBusiness.
Feb. 13, 2013
Father tells of exploring the Appalachian Trail with 8-year-old son
The Appalachian Trail --  2,184 miles of public pathway through the wilds of one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world, the Appalachians. The trail, envisioned by forester and conservationist Benton MacKaye as a refuge from life in the industrialized metropolis, was completed in 1937.
Feb. 13, 2013
Arizona
Recent data show Arizona's first ten years in biosciences have been a boon for the state, with jobs growing in related industries even while the recession pounded other sectors.KJZZ's Steve Goldstein talks with Marty Shultz, TGen's Dr.
Feb. 13, 2013
Napolitano calls vision for immigration reform
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told the Senate Judiciary Committee today that immigration reform can't only focus on border security. Deporting the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in this country wouldn't just be impractical, she said, but runs contrary to American values.
Feb. 13, 2013
Cell phone ban for teen drivers clears legislative panel
Teen drivers would not be allowed to use their cell phones, or other electronic devices after getting their licenses, under a proposal moving through the Arizona legislature. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Feb. 13, 2013
Dental records help ID bones found in Peoria
Authorities have identified human remains found last week as a woman who’s been missing for nearly two years. A handout photo of Deborah Delaney. (Photo via Peoria Police Department) The bones were found by hikers in northern Peoria.
Feb. 13, 2013
New federal websites help students make college decision
Arizona universities and colleges are among the thousands being evaluated by the White House. Today the federal government launched a website that will help future students and parents decide what college to attend.
Feb. 13, 2013
Daniel Hernandez
Daniel Hernandez, credited by many for saving Gabrielle Giffords' life, talks about Jan. 8, 2011 and how he has adjusted to immediate fame.
Feb. 13, 2013
Superheroes and American culture
From Superman to Spider-Man to Spawn, American culture has a strong relationship with superheroes.KJZZ's Steve Goldstein talks with DC and Marvel Comics artist Tony Parker about why we're drawn to superheroes.
Feb. 13, 2013
Actors Theater cancels remaining shows
A theater company that has operated in downtown Phoenix for 20 years has canceled the rest of its season. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, the Actors Theater announced Tuesday it is leaving the Herberger Theater because of financial trouble.
Feb. 13, 2013
Sheriff
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has released the findings of an internal investigation into hundreds of uninvestigated or mishandled sex crimes. If you want a copy of the report, it’ll cost you 50 cents a page.
Feb. 12, 2013
How Do You Feel About The Pope Resigning?
Pope Benedict XVI will be the first pope to resign in 600 years. Reactions around the world are mixed. But we want to know how you feel across the Southwest.
Feb. 11, 2013
Governor
Lawmakers prepared for a fight over sales tax reform at the state capitol Monday. Supporters say one piece of a new bill will simplify a complex system that is time consuming and burdensome to businesses.
Feb. 11, 2013
Federal judge overturns Arizona law targeting Planned Parenthood
A federal judge has overturned a 2012 Arizona anti-abortion law targeting Planned Parenthood. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports.U.S. District Judge Neil Wake said the law's ban on Medicaid funding for non-abortion health care provided by doctors and clinics that also perform abortions violates federal Medicaid law.
Feb. 11, 2013
Giffords PAC increases effort against guns
Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is stepping up her effort to place more restrictions on gun ownership ahead of the president's State of the Union address. PETER O’DOWD: Giffords, and husband Mark Kelly, produced a 30-second commercial through their political action committee.
Feb. 11, 2013
Homeless court expands throughout Maricopa County
A court system for homeless people is expanding in Maricopa County. It was created seven years ago to resolve minor offenses. Now the system has a new name and can be found in every town in the county.
Feb. 11, 2013
The Cactus League and the business of spring
The sound of construction on the Chicago Cubs’ new baseball spring training facility at the former Riverview Park in Mesa is music to the ears of some of the most enthusiastic of Cactus League fans. Tab Baker, who is overseeing the project for Hunt Construction, gave me a tour of the site last week.
Feb. 11, 2013

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