KJZZ News

US Education Secretary To Tour Southwest
The U.S. Education Secretary will be in Arizona and New Mexico in a few weeks, as part of the department’s annual back-to-school bus tour.Arne Duncan will start his trip in Santa Fe on Sept. 9, before moving on to Albuquerque, Socorro, N.
Sept. 20, 2013
Stormy Weather Near French Gulch Fire Dangerous For Fire Fighters
The French Gulch Fire, five miles from Yarnell, has grown to 850 acres, and containment has risen to 15 percent. Now, the area is experiencing light showers and the chance for thunderstorms is increasing.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix-Based Sprouts Farmers Market Releases Strong Financial Report
Sprouts is opening more stores. The health food supermarket chain made the announcement after it released a strong earnings report Thursday.  The produce section of a Sprouts store. (Photo courtesy of Sprouts Farmers Market) The specialty food chain had net sales of $622 million in the second quarter of 2013.
Sept. 20, 2013
Yarnell Recovery Group Recognized By Yavapai County, State
The Yarnell Hill Fire killed 19 firefighters and destroyed about a quarter of the homes in Yarnell at the end of June, and almost immediately the Yarnell Hill Recovery Group was formed by local residents.
Sept. 20, 2013
Voters Split On Opinion Of Gov. Jan Brewer
A new Rocky Mountain poll indicates Arizona voters are divided on the job being done by Republican Gov.Jan Brewer. Jim Haynes is with the Behavior Research Center in Phoenix.  “Thirty-one percent rates the governor highly—that is doing an excellent or good job,” said Jim Haynes with the Behavior Research Center in Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013
Hundreds Of Desert Tortoises May Be Euthanized
Recent reports that hundreds of sick desert tortoises at a Nevada sanctuary might have to be put down have triggered a public outcry. The animals are found in Utah, California, Nevada and Arizona. Desert tortoises have trundled across the Southwest for 200 million years.
Sept. 20, 2013
Woman Recovers After Javelina Attack
A Tucson woman is recovering after being attacked by javelina as she walked her dog. Mark Hart of Arizona Game and Fish said there was not much she could have done to prevent the attack. “She was walking a small dog, rounded a corner and came face-to-face with one and then as many as three javelinas that charged directly right at her,” Hart said.
Sept. 20, 2013
Grijalva To Travel To New Mexico To Look At Wild Horse Corral
Arizona Representative Raul Grijalva is traveling today to Nevada to get a firsthand look at a government corral used to temporarily house 1,500 mustangs recently gathered from federal rangeland. Grijalva is the top Democrat on a congressional panel on public lands, and an outspoken critic of the Bureau of Land Management's wild horse policies.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Corporation Commission To Decide On Electric Market Deregulation
This fall, the state’s utility regulators will decide whether to take up an issue that could change how you get your electricity. The Arizona Corporation Commission has asked for comment on what it is calling retail competition.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Corporation Commission Holds Hearing About Legal Complications Of Electric Market Deregulation
 The Arizona Corporation Commission held a hearing to discuss the legal issues of deregulating the utility market. Lawyers on both sides of the issue addressed the commission.  Michael Grant, attorney for the Arizona Investment Council, argued against deregulation.
Sept. 20, 2013
ADOT Pumps Flood Waters Off Of Interstate 17 In North Phoenix
Flooding in north Phoenix kept road crews busy pumping water off parts of Interstate 17 on Monday. Pumps working hard at the Deer Valley Road and Interstate 17 pump house. (Photo courtesy of Arizona Department of Transportation) Arizona Department of Transportation had to remove hundreds of thousands of gallons of water in just a few hours.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizonans Commemorate 9/11 Anniversary
Ceremonies are taking place across the country Wednesday to remember the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Arizonans are looking back in their own ways including Phoenix firefighter Jack Johnson, one of the many first-responders who went to Manhattan after the twin towers came down to dig through the rubble.
Sept. 20, 2013
Some Laws Take Effect Friday, HB 2305 Not Included
Not sure if this officially counts as a holiday in state government wonk-ville, but Friday is the General Effective Date, the day on which most bills signed during the legislative session become law. Hank Stephenson, a reporter for the Arizona Capitol Times, gives a sense of what some of those new laws are, but first, let’s do the numbers on this year’s bills.
Sept. 20, 2013
Gov. Brewers Office Says State Revenues Are Higher Than Expected
Gov. Jan Brewer's office said the state has more revenues than expected, and that means Arizona is on pace to emerge from its deficit next year. But, a Democratic legislative leader said the governor cannot take all of the credit.
Sept. 20, 2013
Blue-Footed Booby Spotted In Southeast Arizona
High-diving seabirds known as blue-footed boobies have suddenly expanded their range. The Arizona Daily Star says a blue-footed booby appeared at Patagonia Lake State Park last month in the first documented sighting of the species in southeast Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
Here & Now: Monsoons And Fire
( Phoenix, AZ ) Here and Now's Steve Goldstein talks to Dave Brewer, Program Coordinator for the Ecological Restoration Institute at NAU, about restoring areas ravaged by wildfires. Goldstein also talks to Gary Woodall, the meteorologist in charge of the National Weather Service in Phoenix about the monsoon season in Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013
Herb Paine 4th of July Commentary
KJZZ's Social Critic and Commentator Herb Paine shares his thoughts about the upcoming 4th of July Holiday.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ StoryCorps: Broadcast Pioneer Mary Jo West
   In this AZ-Edition of StoryCorps, Mary Jo West looks back on what it was like to be a female pioneer in broadcasting in the 70s and Arizona's first female news anchor.  StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of our lives.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ StoryCorps: The Kearns
     In this AZ-Edition of StoryCorps, Debra and Joesph Kearns talk about the moment they first met, when they realized they were meant to be together and how their love for one another still sparkles.
Sept. 20, 2013
Life after Losing Medicaid Coverage
A follow up to a story KJZZ first brought you Friday.  A Glendale couple is among 57-hundred Arizonans who are losing Medicaid coverage due to state budget cuts.  KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson tagged along as Bill and June Nelson tried to re-enroll in a program that helps cover medical expenses for people with catastrophic or chronic health conditions.
Sept. 20, 2013

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