KJZZ News

After more than a year of speculation and negotiation, the merger between US Airways and American Airlines is official. The new airline will keep American’s name and be worth about $11 billion. As KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports, the merger creates the largest carrier in the world.
February 14, 2013
There is another effort to exchange federal land for environmentally sensitive land in eastern Arizona. Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake introduced a bill yesterday that would swap federal land with similar sized parcels owned by the Resolution Copper Company.
February 14, 2013
Governor Jan Brewer still says no to Arizona driver's licenses for young immigrants who were brought to this country illegally and now qualify for a federal program. On Thursday a Republican-led legislative committee listened to supporters of a bill that would allow such a move.
February 14, 2013
Arizona drivers are paying almost 15 cents more per gallon this week than last. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: AAA Arizona says the statewide average stands at $3.50 a gallon – that’s up 14 cents from last week.
February 14, 2013
Tempe-based US Airways and bankrupt American Airlines have officially announced their intention to merge. The new company will keep the American Airlines name and be based out of Dallas-Fort Worth. Current American CEO Tom Horton said at a press conference that while there will be job losses, the two companies complement one another.
February 14, 2013
CenturyLink could face a strike by unionized workers in Arizona and a dozen other states. KJZZ's Dennis Lambert has more. Union leaders say they've moved a step closer to allowing a walkout, but say they plan to continue talks with the telecommunications company.
February 14, 2013
Arizona's Child Protective Services agency will get emergency funding to hire more caseworkers and other employees, but Department of Economic Security Director Clarence Carter says additional money sought by Governor Jan Brewer will dramatically improve the situation.
February 13, 2013
Tempe-based US Airways and bankrupt American Airlines appear ready to merge. Bloomberg News reports the companies’ boards are expected approve the merger Wednesday, after lengthy negotiations. “I think a lot of employees and a lot of people who are suffering from merger battle fatigue think, ‘Oh my God, it’s done!’" said Holly Hegeman, founder of the airline industry magazine PlaneBusiness.
February 13, 2013
The Appalachian Trail --  2,184 miles of public pathway through the wilds of one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world, the Appalachians. The trail, envisioned by forester and conservationist Benton MacKaye as a refuge from life in the industrialized metropolis, was completed in 1937.
February 13, 2013
Recent data show Arizona's first ten years in biosciences have been a boon for the state, with jobs growing in related industries even while the recession pounded other sectors.KJZZ's Steve Goldstein talks with Marty Shultz, TGen's Dr.
February 13, 2013
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told the Senate Judiciary Committee today that immigration reform can't only focus on border security. Deporting the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in this country wouldn't just be impractical, she said, but runs contrary to American values.
February 13, 2013
Teen drivers would not be allowed to use their cell phones, or other electronic devices after getting their licenses, under a proposal moving through the Arizona legislature. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
February 13, 2013
Authorities have identified human remains found last week as a woman who’s been missing for nearly two years. A handout photo of Deborah Delaney. (Photo via Peoria Police Department) The bones were found by hikers in northern Peoria.
February 13, 2013
Arizona universities and colleges are among the thousands being evaluated by the White House. Today the federal government launched a website that will help future students and parents decide what college to attend.
February 13, 2013
Daniel Hernandez, credited by many for saving Gabrielle Giffords' life, talks about Jan. 8, 2011 and how he has adjusted to immediate fame.
February 13, 2013
From Superman to Spider-Man to Spawn, American culture has a strong relationship with superheroes.KJZZ's Steve Goldstein talks with DC and Marvel Comics artist Tony Parker about why we're drawn to superheroes.
February 13, 2013
A theater company that has operated in downtown Phoenix for 20 years has canceled the rest of its season. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, the Actors Theater announced Tuesday it is leaving the Herberger Theater because of financial trouble.
February 13, 2013
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has released the findings of an internal investigation into hundreds of uninvestigated or mishandled sex crimes. If you want a copy of the report, it’ll cost you 50 cents a page.
February 12, 2013
Pope Benedict XVI will be the first pope to resign in 600 years. Reactions around the world are mixed. But we want to know how you feel across the Southwest.
February 11, 2013
Lawmakers prepared for a fight over sales tax reform at the state capitol Monday. Supporters say one piece of a new bill will simplify a complex system that is time consuming and burdensome to businesses.
February 11, 2013

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