KJZZ News

Arizonans Prepare To Sign Up For Health Care Expansion Under Federal And State Programs
About 1 million people in Arizona could get health insurance next year.  The long awaited Affordable Health Care Act will not start providing benefits until January, but you can start signing up for a plan this fall.
Sept. 20, 2013
The Citizens Clean Elections Commissions New Executive Director
When voters approved the clean elections system of public campaign financing in 1998, the majority seemed to be endorsing the concept based more on grassroots support and less on the traditional establishment.
Sept. 20, 2013
Recovery Efforts Continue In Yarnell
The Yarnell Hill Fire claimed the lives of 19 firefighters June 30, but it also devastated the little town of Yarnell. It will cost an estimated $6 million to rebuild homes and businesses. Still, that wasn’t enough to qualify for Federal Emergency Management Assistance funds.
Sept. 20, 2013
Desert Crosses Memorialize Deceased Border Crossers, Work As GPS To Aid In Rescues
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office says it has erected its first cross marking the death of an illegal border crosser, since announcing an effort to put the GPS markers along I-8 just over a week ago.
Sept. 20, 2013
GAO Study: No Measure Of Aircraft Effectiveness Against Wildfires
Despite years of using private aircraft to fight forest fires, the Forest Service and Interior Department do not know how effective the aircraft are against wildfires. That is one of the findings from a study by the Government Accountability Office.
Sept. 20, 2013
Canyon Lake To Have Low Water Levels This Weekend
An update to a story we reported on earlier, the Salt River Project said Canyon Lake will be lowered over the weekend. SRP told KJZZ earlier that the lake would be closed, however it is still open to visitors.
Sept. 20, 2013
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
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

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