KJZZ News

At the end of 2012, Arizona had about 231 doctors for every 100,000 residents -- below the national average of 260 doctors per 100,000 residents. The combination of two seismic shifts in health care could make that shortage even starker: implementing the Affordable Care Act and changes to how and where veterans get treated.
June 13, 2014
One of the last things you want at the hospital is a tired doctor. The American medical system has made changes to the amount of time a young doctor can be at work. But as KJZZ Commentator Doctor Joe Sirven tells us, long hours are an important part of the job.
June 13, 2014
The State Transportation Board has approved its latest Five Year Construction Program for Arizona's highway system. Officials are still dealing with a huge drop in revenue.
June 13, 2014
With the official start of the Monsoon season set for Sunday and red flag warnings in effect today in many parts of the state, the Arizona Department of Transportation is asking drivers to respond to a survey on first-hand experiences with driving in dust storms.
June 13, 2014
Authorities say a man from Germany is dead after a kayaking accident at Grand Canyon National Park.
June 13, 2014
Investigators searching for leads after one priest was killed and another critically injured at a Roman Catholic church released what they acknowledge is little more than a "limited description" of the suspect on Friday.
June 13, 2014
City street names often tell a story about the history of a place. Names are often related to its founders, famous natives, and even interesting things that make the area unique. KJZZ’s Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez tells us the story of downtown Phoenix.
June 13, 2014
Look for the winds to pick up Friday across Arizona. Meteorologist Robert Rickey of the National Weather Service in Flagstaff says with the low humidity continuing, the potential for wildfires is high.
June 13, 2014
The Arizona Department of Public Safety took 160 commercial vehicles and 164 commercial drivers off the roads last week, during a three-day enforcement effort along Interstate 40, near Flagstaff.
June 13, 2014
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has responded to the surge of undocumented child immigrants crossing into the United States.
June 13, 2014
It may be hard to believe this time of year, but shopping centers are starting to open themselves up to the elements.
June 13, 2014
With many, many apologies to Shakespeare, we ask: What’s in a political name?
June 13, 2014
The court-appointed monitor in the racial profiling lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will be holding his first public meeting on Thursday June 19.
June 12, 2014
Construction is starting on a cemetery memorial for 19 firefighters killed in the Yarnell Hill wildfire.
June 12, 2014
When the World Cup kicked off Thursday in Brazil, tens of millions of people were watching all around the world. And you could meet a few of them in Tempe.
June 12, 2014
A competency evaluation has been ordered for a Phoenix woman accused of throwing a shoe at Hillary Clinton while the former Secretary of State addressed a convention in Las Vegas.
June 12, 2014
One priest was shot and killed and another was injured in an attack at a Catholic church in downtown Phoenix, police said.
June 12, 2014
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has launched a criminal probe into allegations of misconduct at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The involvement of the bureau’s Phoenix office was confirmed at a Wednesday morning hearing before the House Judiciary committee.
June 11, 2014
A new study says Arizona lost 500 manufacturing jobs over the past year. Most of the positions were in the defense and solar industries.
June 11, 2014
Legislation aimed at reforming operations within the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system was passed by the senate on Wednesday by a vote of 93-3. It was swiftly approved with bipartisan support.
June 11, 2014

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