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The 2013 Planetary Defense Conference
begins Monday in Flagstaff. The event hopes to raise public awareness of
threats to Earth and how we can respond. The conference, held on the Northern Arizona University campus,
brings together experts on tracking and deflecting meteors headed our way.
Julie Levin joined the KJZZ news team in March 2013 as a digital media assistant. She will be reporting and producing content, working on all things digital.Levin comes to the station with experience in radio, television, marketing, photography, print media and web development.
Kendra Szabo joined the KJZZ news team in January 2013 to serve as a part-time Morning Edition producer. Fueled by an intense passion for telling accurate and compelling stories through language and design, Szabo is currently pursuing a journalism degree at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
KJZZ Senior Field Correspondent Steve Shadley is no stranger to the issues shaping Arizona. Shadley started his public radio career more than 30 years ago while pursuing a journalism degree at Northern Arizona University.
Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill that would have
required certain health care providers to have lists of what some of their
services cost.The bill would have applied to at least the 25 most common
services and would have required providers to post their direct pay price.
When Senior Field Correspondent Stina Sieg was 22, she moved to the desert. The Bay Area native hasn’t been the same since. She had just graduated from Humboldt State University when she got a hankering for wide-open spaces.
State Route 51 Northbound will be closed between
Bell and Union
Hills from 11 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Sunday. ADOT spokesman Doug Nintzel said crews
will be installing a Freeway Management System.“That includes
overhead message boards, but also crews are installing the ramp meters along the
on-ramps along that stretch of State Route
51 and then also freeway cameras are going in,” Nintzel said.
Researchers at Arizona State University have worked for years developing a tiny laser invisible to the naked eye.
See if you can spot the nanolaser at an ASU engineering lab. Hint: it's 1/100 the width of a human hair.
The Air Force announced
this week that it is slashing some 45,000 hours of training flights across the
country in an effort to meet Congressionally mandated budget cuts.
Two aircraft maintainers perform a post-mission inspection on an A-10 Thunderbolt II at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, in November.
Arizona Highway Names & Numbers Map in PDF File from www.az511.comTraffic Terms as heard on the KJZZ News reports.The Stack Interchange
The I-17/I-10 Interchange, west of downtown Phoenix—the first major
freeway interchange in Phoenix.
River Project Company confirmed that a Nevada utility wants to sell its share of
a coal-fired power plant in northern Arizona. It’s the latest in a series
of financial hits for SRP.Nevada state lawmakers have approved
legislation that allows Nevada Energy Incorporated to sell its 11 percent
share of the SRP-operated Navajo Generating Station by 2019.
The Arizona Senate has defeated a measure that would have
allowed lottery winners to remain anonymous, but the issue is likely to come back up for another vote.
The bill would require only a winner’s city and county to be
A new line of baby food is hitting the market
this summer. Beech-Nut and Latino based food company Goya have joined to create
Latino flavored food. The Swiss-based Beech-Nut Company
Goya Food are launching what they call Latin flavored baby food combinations.
Public school employees in Flagstaff are set to see pay increases. The Flagstaff Unified School District approved the raises earlier this week. The Arizona Daily Sun reports, it is the first significant pay increase for the district's 1,300 employees in five years.
As Congress prepares to vote on some high-profile gun control measures, the media
campaigns on both sides of the issue are making a last minute push to get their
messages heard in Arizona.Political
observers said Arizona is among a dozen states considered an important player in
the future of national gun policy.
Architect and visionary Paolo Soleri died on Tuesday in Paradise Valley at the age of 93. The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art is featuring an exhibition of Soleri's work called Paolo Soleri: Mesa City to Arcosanti.
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne is planning to file a lawsuit challenging the city of Bisbee's new civil union ordinance. He's also continuing efforts to challenge marshals in the polygamous community of Colorado City.
Comic Amy Donohue talked about her decision to donate a kidney and her efforts to serve as a spokesperson for organ donation.Donohue explained how social media stole her kidney. She donated hers to the mother of a woman she met on Twitter.
Ferguson, Staten Island, Cleveland. The conversation about race in this country has reached fever pitch in 2014. We'll talk about race and much more with the mayor of Memphis, a city with one of the highest African American populations in the U.S.