Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal is warning about the
possible mass retention of third graders at the end of this year. Huppenthal
says based on the most recent AIMS scores, school districts need to act now to
help kids meet the minimum reading standards that will allow them to move on.
The number of mothers choosing to breastfeed their babies is
on the rise, according to the latest report from the Centers for Disease
Control. Katherine Wilson-Thompson, an International Board Certified Lactation
Consultant, says that is not an anomaly but that too many of those mothers are
giving up too quickly.
The Federal Communications Commission has voted to make long distance phone calls from prison inmates more affordable. It is an issue that prison reform advocates have pressed for a decade. According to a statement released by the FCC, an estimated 2.
The Tucson City Council is fed up with abandoned shopping carts, and it is reviewing a proposal to fine retailers who are repeat offenders. Store owners would see the fines added to their city water bills each month.
Arizonans can look upon a shooting star this weekend. The Perseid meteor shower happens every August, and at its peak it is quite radiant.
Brian Skiff is a research scientist with the Lowell
Observatory in Flagstaff.
Managing your personal medical records is a huge question without a clear answer. Some see portability of and easy access to health histories as the key to getting patients more focused on their own well being.
Arizona’s medical marijuana program was approved by the state’s voters in 2010 but took a while to be fully implemented, and it is complicating life for law enforcement. Some prosecutors in the Valley are arguing that any trace of pot in a driver’s blood equals driving under the influence, but Arizona Republic reporter JJ Hensley said medical marijuana advocates disagree.
We spoke with KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd who gave a recap of the KJZZ Town Halls this week. Along with Al Macias, he hosted candidate forums for each of the four contested Phoenix City Council races. You can hear all of the forums in their entirety and check out stories about issues affecting each of those districts.
District 2 incumbent Jim Waring and challenger
Virgel Cain talked about the pending departure of Phoenix City Manager David
Cavazos at a KJZZ election forum Thursday night. Cavazos will leave Phoenix for the same position in
Santa Ana, Calif.
President Obama came to town this week mainly to talk about housing and the economy, but near the end of his speech, he gave Phoenix a shout-out for its work in another area. “Here in Phoenix, thanks to the hard work of everyone from Mayor Stanton to the local United Way to US Airways, you’re on track to end chronic homelessness for veterans by 2014,” President Obama said.
Have you ever had the experience in a museum, where you see something on the wall, and it instantly puts you in a place? Where you can see and smell and just feel it?
Super Mario World, 1991. Hiroshi Yamauchi, executive producer; Shigeru Miyamoto, producer; Takashi Tezuka, lead director.
Former intelligence analyst Edward Snowden caused a massive
controversy—and a national debate—when he leaked classified documents
revealing the extensity of NSA surveillance programs. But according to an exclusive report by Reuters, for the past two decades another U.
This time of year the desert heat can be deadly, so hikers wait until dark before turning on their LED headlamps at the foot of Phoenix’s Piestewa Peak. Blair Cook and his sons, Dalton and Keegan, set out to hike Piestewa Peak in Central Phoenix.
There are a number of ruins in Arizona. Among those listed is the Pueblo
Grande Ruins near Sky
on Washington Street.
The ruins layout on the ground level. (Photo by Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez-KJZZ)
The Hohokam people lived for hundreds of years.
As the massive manhunt for a suspected kidnapper continues,
so does an amber alert along the West Coast. The man in charge of Arizona's Amber Alert
Broadcaster's Association, President Art Brooks, says newer smart phones can
automatically notify you of such an alert.
A southwest Arizona
man is hospitalized after getting a huge jolt of electricity while allegedly attempting
to steal copper wire from a wooden power pole near Wellton. Alfonso Zavala of
the Yuma County Sheriff's Office says 34-year-old Joshua Hess is in critical
condition after making a tragic mistake.
A Maricopa County Sheriff's Detention Officer was killed
outside his home early Thursday as he worked on his car. Sheriff Joe Arpaio
says 27-year-old Officer Jorge Vargas may or may not have been targeted because
of his job.
A US Airways employee and a man with alleged ties to a Domincan Republic drug-trafficking operation have been charged with smuggling cocaine into the United States through Philadelphia International Airport.
District 2 Phoenix City Council incumbent Jim Waring and challenger Virgel Cain debated each other in a KJZZ election forum Thursday night.The candidates talked about the renewal of 32nd Street, the lack of light rail in their North Phoenix neighborhoods, and phasing out the 2 percent food tax.
What makes a movie great is not just what you see, but what you hear. Take away the musical score from many films and they'd barely be recognizable. All this week, we'll talk with people who write these scores for the big screen.