KJZZ News

What Does Inauguration Day Mean To You?
President Barack Obama will begin his second term on Monday, Jan. 21 at the Presidential Inauguration. Some see it as a grand tradition, others see it as a waste of resources.We want to know what, if anything, Inauguration Day means to you.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona leads nation in high school dropout rate, despite improvement
Arizona has one of the lowest high school graduation rates and the highest drop out rate in the country. Those are some of the facts in a report released today by the U.S. Department of Education.  KJZZ’s Al Macias reports the graduation numbers are actually an improvement.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona National Guard unit deploys to Afghanistan
Even as President Barack Obama and military officials plan for the end of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan, tens of thousands of American servicemen and women are being deployed to that war zone. One hundred Arizona National Guardsmen will be the latest to head overseas.
Sept. 20, 2013
Office shooting suspect found dead
Mesa police have discovered a vehicle and body matching the description of a shooting suspect from Wednesday's deadly attack at an office building in Central Phoenix. A body resembling shooting suspect Arthur Douglas Harmon was found Thursday morning at Mesa Riverview shopping center.
Sept. 20, 2013
Flu outbreak in Arizona picking up pace
Arizona's flu season gained momentum with a reported 1,500 new cases surfacing last week. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Lynn Kelly reports. Arizona and the nation are seeing a lot more flu cases this year over last.
Sept. 20, 2013
Homebuilders dig deep for new land
Homebuilders in Arizona made a push to buy up empty land at the end of December -- another sign they are feeling confident in the market. The 2012 year-end report by Arizona State University’s WP Carey School of Business shows those builders have renewed interest in empty dirt lots.
Sept. 20, 2013
Daniel Hernandez quest to be a role model rather than a hero
Daniel Hernandez, credited by many for saving Gabrielle Giffords' life, talks about Jan. 8, 2011 and how he has adjusted to immediate fame.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mergers of airlines, large and small, is nothing new
The announced merger of US Airways and American Airlines is the latest in a series of such moves over the last decade. There have been half a dozen mergers involving major air carriers and equal number involving smaller regional airlines.
Sept. 20, 2013
University of Arizona breaks ground on new cancer treatment center in downtown Phoenix
The University of Arizona broke ground Thursday on a new cancer center at Saint Joseph Medical Center. The downtown Phoenix clinic will be a second hub for the University of Arizona’s nationally designated Comprehensive Cancer Center for the Southwest region, which is centered in Tuscon.
Sept. 20, 2013
School turns to longer hours, virtual classes to boost diplomas
According to some federal calculations, Arizona had the highest high school drop-out rate in the country in 2009-2010 school year. And that has education leaders worried about the future for those young people.
Sept. 20, 2013
Recall effort targets Sheriff Joe Arpaio again
An effort to recall Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is underway. Has the successful recall of former Senate President Russell Pearce set an important precedent?Arizona Republic columnist Bob Robb weighs in on the Arpaio recall and a counter-effort to recall County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox.
Sept. 20, 2013
US Airways flight attendants approve new contract, just in time to do it again
Flight attendants at US Airways approved a new contract that wraps up some unfinished business from the airline's 2005 merger with America West.  The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA union covers workers who came from both America West and the old US Airways.
Sept. 20, 2013
Resolution to establish Arizona sovereignty up for Senate vote
A Senate vote is expected Monday on a resolution supporters say would establish state sovereignty. It's similar to a measure that was rejected by Arizona voters last year, allowing the state to reject federal actions it believes are unconstitutional.
Sept. 20, 2013
Oakland As sign on with Mesa
Oakland A’s fans will be going to a different ballpark for spring training in two years. The City of Mesa approved an agreement last night that will have the A’s training at Mesa’s Hohokam Park. The Chicago Cubs train their now, but they will be moving to a new park in Mesa next year.
Sept. 20, 2013
Four Arizona Airport Traffic Control Towers on FAA Closure List
Four community airports in Arizona plan to challenge an FAA order to close their air traffic control towers.  The airports are targeted in the federal budget-cutting program known as “Sequestration.
Sept. 20, 2013
Advocates pleased with Governor Brewers $2 million budget proposal for State Parks
Governor Jan Brewer’s budget proposal includes $2 million dollars in restored funding for Arizona State Parks, but some advocates hope lawmakers don’t use the money for other programs. Arizona’s  31 state parks have suffered cuts totaling more than $80 million dollars in recent years and currently the state provides no money for the parks from the general fund.
Sept. 20, 2013
Catholic Cardinals select new pope
VATICAN CITY (Associated Press) — Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina was elected pope Wednesday, becoming the first pontiff from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium. He chose the name Francis, associating himself with the humble 13th-century Italian preacher who lived a life of poverty.
Sept. 20, 2013
UA: Flu peaks related to humidity extremes
Flu season has long been associated with winter, but a new study suggests transmission of the disease has more to do with humidity than with temperature. The heart of the study is this: Researchers don’t really know why flu is seasonal, said Univesity of Arizona's Andrew Comrie.
Sept. 20, 2013

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