KJZZ News

Drug Behind Birth Defects Studied for Alzheimers Treatment
A drug that caused severe birth defects 50 years ago is undergoing a clinical trial in the valley.  The Banner Sun Health Research Institute in Sun City is conducting a study of thalidomide to see if it can stop the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
Sept. 20, 2013
How Can Technology Drive Growth in the Southwest?
Share your thoughts with KJZZ's Changing America Desk by clicking here!
Sept. 20, 2013
Intercity Rail Possible for Phoenix to Tucson
Scott Omer, the director of ADOT’s Multimodal Planning Division, and Serena Unrein, Public Interest Advocate for the Arizona PIRG Education Fund talk to Paul Atkinson about the possible Intercity Rail line between Phoenix and Tucson.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pearce and Lewis: What Contrasting Styles Tell Us
Senator Russell Pearce and challenger Jerry Lewis displayed contrasting styles in a Mesa Chamber of Commerce Debate.   The two are on the ballot in next month's recall election of Pearce.  The senator showcased his knowledge and tough nosed approach to policies while Lewis came across as a polite newcomer who vows to work with others.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pecan Prices Increase
You may think twice about adding one traditional item to your Thanksgiving meal this year.  The price of pecans continues to go up. The price of a bag of pecans is now 11-dollars.  It’s gone up one dollar every year since 2008.
Sept. 20, 2013
Paine Commentary - What?s the danger in telling it like it is?
KJZZ's Social Critic and Commentator Herb Paine says Halloween may be over but trick or treat remains the name of the political game...
Sept. 20, 2013
Homeless Kids Pose Challenge for Charities
This holiday, charities that help kids in poverty have more work to do. A million students in Arizona’s public schools qualify for free lunches, and the department of education says the number of homeless children has gone up sharply in recent years.
Sept. 20, 2013
Awake for brain surgery: DBS used to treat Parkinsons
Doctors in Phoenix are using a medical procedure known as deep brain stimulation or DBS to treat symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. But DBS also is showing promise in the treatment of depression, Alzheimer’s and other disorders of the brain.
Sept. 20, 2013
Share your thoughts on Sheriff Joe
The U.S. Department of Justice has found widespread civil rights abuses and racial profiling in the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. What is your reaction? What's your opinion of Sheriff Joe?
Sept. 20, 2013
Beyond Science Fiction
Professor Paul Davies explains the science behind time travel, finding life on other planets, and finding intelligent life in other universes. Davies also talks about his work with cancer researchers and the importance of keeping a certain amount of imagination in science.
Sept. 20, 2013
Stanton Sworn in as Phoenix Mayor
Greg Stanton took the oath of office today, becoming mayor of Phoenix. And, he’s talking about ideas that go beyond Arizona’s capitol city.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.   MARK BRODIE: In his inaugural address, Stanton discussed the need to diversify the city’s economy, saying boom and bust is not the best path.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tucson Project White House
For the Arizona Presidential Primaries average citizens are being encouraged to participate in Project White House 2012. The Tucson Weekly is holding a series of challenges, and will even endorse the participant who gains the most public support.
Sept. 20, 2013
Is Real Estate Looking Up?
Real estate experts Mike Orr, creator of the Cromford Report, and John Wake of the website Real Estate Notebook talk about improvements they’ve seen in Arizona’s housing market…and the state finally recovering from the popped bubble.
Sept. 20, 2013
Giffords announces she will resign from Congress
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords announced Sunday that she will resign from Congress. She said she needs more time to heal from last year’s assassination attempt. From Tucson, Michel Marizco reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Census data shows growth of tribal numbers
Data from the U.S. Census Bureau show that the Native American and Alaska Native populations now number more than 5 million people in the United States. Five of the 10 largest American Indian reservations are in Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
February 2012 ENews
 KJZZ launched Centennial Minutes this morning-- one of a series of specials you will hear this month that reflect on Arizona’s rich history. (read more)For a look at Arizona’s history-- from an artistic point of view-- tune in to Hearing the Century: Voices of Arizona’s Arts Past and Present-- weekdays throughout February at 8:30 a.
Sept. 20, 2013
Obamas refinancing plan sounds good, but will it work?
President Obama is putting more pressure on Congress to consider his home-mortgage refinancing proposal. In Arizona, housing experts are mixed on whether it would actually work.PETER O'DOWD: The plan would give several million people the chance to refinance their mortgages at favorable interest rates, even if that mortgage is underwater.
Sept. 20, 2013
Boost in federal Alzheimers funding would trickle to AZ
President Obama’s latest budget proposal asks Congress to fund $80 million for Alzheimer’s research. If it’s approved, the money would likely trickle down to researchers in Arizona. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Court rules against parking fees in national park
People who hike and camp in undeveloped areas of a southern Arizona forest cannot be charged a parking fee. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that federal law prohibits the fees. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.
Sept. 20, 2013

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