KJZZ News

New playoff system for college football championship expected in 2014
College football has adopted a four-team playoff to determine its national champion.  The new system will replace the Bowl Championship Series in the 2014 season.  Dennis Lambert was joined by Fiesta Bowl Executive Director Robert Shelton to discuss the new playoff and its impact on the Valley.
Sept. 20, 2013
Community colleges tobacco ban takes effect
Smokers on the ten Maricopa County Community College campuses will have to go elsewhere to use tobacco. A new rule banning tobacco goes into effect July 1.KJZZ’s Al Macias reports. AL MACIAS: The Maricopa County Community College District joins hundreds of other colleges and campuses across the country that are banning tobacco.
Sept. 20, 2013
Southbound SR 143 to connect to Sky Harbor Boulevard
There’s a new entrance to Sky Harbor airport that’s ready to open Monday morning. The Arizona Department of Transportation will open a new ramp connecting Southbound State Route 143 with Sky Harbor Boulevard.
Sept. 20, 2013
Republican Primary for Senate heats up
Two experts talk about Arizona’s Republican Primary for Senate and the barbs exchanged between Jeff Flake and Wil Cardon. Nathan Gonzales, deputy editor of the Rothenberg Political Report, says Republican strategists are confident they can keep someone from their party in the Senate seat, but negative ads are making them nervous.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sunday storms cause floods, knock out power
Severe storms in Tucson yesterday downed power lines and caused flash flooding. The Tucson metro area saw between 1 inch and 2.5 inches of rain Sunday afternoon and evening. There were also reports of some fairly large hail, and a wind gust that reached 61 miles per hour.
Sept. 20, 2013
NASA launches test capsule over Yuma Proving Ground
Wednesday morning a C-17 military transport aircraft launched a NASA test capsule over Yuma Proving Ground.  Michelle Faust from member station KAWC in Yuma, Arizona was at the drop of the NASA Parachute Test Vehicle.
Sept. 20, 2013
ASU to streamline financial aid letter
Arizona State University announced it will be among the first in the country to use a new financial aid worksheet. It's part of a larger effort by the Obama Administration to help students better understand the true cost of college education.
Sept. 20, 2013
New U of A medical school building promotes collaboration
The University of Arizona College of Medicine in downtown Phoenix debuts a new building today. U of A President Ann Weaver Hart is set to tour the $100 million facility that aims to change how medicine is taught.
Sept. 20, 2013
New strategies in fire fighting
Earlier this week a Rand Corporation report claimed there are more effective means of fighting fires, and its lead author explains how. Edward Keating is a senior economist at the Rand Corporation in Santa Monica, Calif.
Sept. 20, 2013
How an excessive heat warning is determined
An excessive heat warning is to take effect at 10 a.m. Monday and run through at least Wednesday. Meteorologist Chris Kuhlman of the National Weather Service explains how they determine when the heat is excessive.
Sept. 20, 2013
Desert culture and environment
A project called Desert Initiative: Desert One takes a look at the culture and environment in the nation’s four desert regions. Greg Esser, associate director of the Desert Initiative Project, says they’re looking at the arts as a way to investigate the desert in new and innovative ways.
Sept. 20, 2013

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