KJZZ News

Desert Crosses Memorialize Deceased Border Crossers, Work As GPS To Aid In Rescues
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office says it has erected its first cross marking the death of an illegal border crosser, since announcing an effort to put the GPS markers along I-8 just over a week ago.
Sept. 20, 2013
GAO Study: No Measure Of Aircraft Effectiveness Against Wildfires
Despite years of using private aircraft to fight forest fires, the Forest Service and Interior Department do not know how effective the aircraft are against wildfires. That is one of the findings from a study by the Government Accountability Office.
Sept. 20, 2013
Canyon Lake To Have Low Water Levels This Weekend
An update to a story we reported on earlier, the Salt River Project said Canyon Lake will be lowered over the weekend. SRP told KJZZ earlier that the lake would be closed, however it is still open to visitors.
Sept. 20, 2013
Four Arrested For Turning Laser On Police Helicopter
Phoenix police have arrested two men and two women for pointing a laser at a police helicopter.  Officers said the red laser beam was directed at a chopper Sunday night, temporarily blocking the vision of the pilot and observer.
Sept. 20, 2013
Controversy Over Herbergers Art Exhibit Cancellation
"First Friday" has become a major event in Phoenix, when thousands head to galleries mostly in and around downtown to discover new artists and works or just have a good time. For some, First Friday has modified the perception of the Valley as being less than welcoming to non-traditional perspectives on art, but a disagreement between the Herberger Theatre Center and guest curator Robrt Pela, a longtime contributor to KJZZ, occured.
Sept. 20, 2013
Undocumented Immigrant Rescued By The Office Of Air and Marine After Fall
Border Patrol said the Office of Air and Marine rescued an undocumented immigrant who fell and injured himself while hiking in the mountains southwest of Tucson. Border Patrol spokesman Victor Brabble said a helicopter was deployed to lower a paramedic into the rugged area to help the man with a head injury and broken pelvis.
Sept. 20, 2013
Elderly Health Care Costs Could Spike Under Federal Health Law
When the Affordable Care Act is fully implemented, many consumers buying health insurance could take a big hit to their checkbooks, and New Mexico may take the biggest hit of all. That's according to a new study that looks to gauge new insurance premiums state by state.
Sept. 20, 2013
Push For Gay Marriage Ends, Though Some Say Measure Was Flawed From The Start
Gay rights advocates in Arizona are explaining why they did not back an effort to legalize marriage for homosexual couples. A Republican and Libertarian-led group trying to get the issue on the ballot called it quits this week, saying more established gay rights organizations withheld support -- but the proposed initiative may not have had any teeth.
Sept. 20, 2013
ASU Football Joins TGen, Riddell For Concussion Study
Some of Arizona State University’s football players are helping researchers to better understand the molecular markers of concussions. The goal is to make head injuries easier to quickly identify and treat.
Sept. 20, 2013
Yommentary On Yom Kippur
Friday at sundown marks the beginning of Yom Kippur, the Jewish holiday of fasting and atonement. Whenever the High Holy days roll around, commentator PF Lengel often finds herself amused by how confusing her faith can be to non-Jews.
Sept. 20, 2013
Same-Sex Marriage Advocates Hope To Win Minds And Votes
A public campaign to get a majority of Arizonans to support gay marriage made its debut Tuesday morning. Supporters hope to win the public opinion battle, with an eye toward the 2016 election. At the podium, Nelda Majors and Karen Bailey are a lesbian couple who have been together for more than 50 years.
Sept. 20, 2013
Banner Alzheimers Institute Receives National Institute of Health Grant
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute announced it will embark on a new Alzheimer’s research trial with funding from the National Institute of Health. The institute received a $33.2 million award for research on prevention of late onset Alzheimer’s disease.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Budget Cuts Could Shut High School Freshmen Out of Some Classes
High school freshmen in Arizona who want to take career and technical education courses could be out of luck next school year. The new state budget adopted this spring eliminates funding for 9th graders in subjects like engineering, culinary arts and automotive repair.
Sept. 20, 2013
Post Wallow Fire: Cattle may not Graze in Forest
Ranchers who lease forest land may not be allowed to graze cattle in areas burned by the largest fire in Arizona’s history.  As KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports in our series on the aftermath of the Wallow Fire, ranchers may have to look elsewhere to feed their cattle this year.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pela Review: Desert Stages Hairspray: The Musical
KJZZ's Theatre Critic Robrt Pela reviews Desert Stages Theatre's production of Hairspray: The Musical which runs through August 7th. Robrt Pela is a columnist at New Times and a staff writer at Latino Perspectives Magazine.
Sept. 20, 2013
Relief from No Child Left Behind
The Obama administration proposes fixing No Child Left Behind by letting states apply for waivers from certain NCLB provisions.  In exchange, states must agree to establish new college and career-ready standards, ways to train more teachers and principals, and to use a data system that provides more flexible and targeted accountability.
Sept. 20, 2013
Roosevelt Rows Organic Growth
This month, Phoenix residents will elect a new mayor. Whoever wins will govern a sprawling city; full of unique neighborhoods, each with different concerns. One of the most high-profile areas in Phoenix is, of course, Downtown.
Sept. 20, 2013
Quenching The Deserts Thirst
Host Steve Goldstein talks to two environmental experts about solar projects and water usage in the desert...and which forms of energy are the best for Arizona's climate.Former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson and author Robert Glennon give two perspectives on the issue.
Sept. 20, 2013
September 11 Live Special Coverage on KJZZ 91.5
       NPR News captures the national memorial ceremonies from ground zero, the Pentagon and Shanksville, with nine hours of live coverage hosted by Weekend Edition host Audie Cornish and Talk of the Nation host Neal Conan.
Sept. 20, 2013

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