KJZZ News

Easter hams bring audits for grocery stores
The Arizona Department of Weights and Measures says it found some retailers were overcharging customers for their Easter hams. Spokesman Shawn Marquez says they wanted to ensure customers were getting a fair and accurate price, but found some problems.
Apr. 15, 2013
Medicaid expansion complicates budget agreement
Efforts to reach a budget agreement at the state capitol are being complicated by Governor Jan Brewer's proposal to expand Medicaid, a plan one lawmaker says is paralyzing the process. Republican Al Melvin of Tucson is accusing Brewer of threatening lawmakers with holding them in session indefinitely.
Apr. 15, 2013
Funding for Highway 89 alternative route secured
The Arizona Department of Transportation says it will move as quickly as possible to pave Navajo Route 20 as a temporary route around a section of Highway 89, which collapsed south of Page on Feb. 20, now that the funding has been approved.
Apr. 15, 2013
State scrutinizes city use traffic cams
Arizona is tightening up its rules regarding photo enforcement cameras on roadways. Gov. Jan Brewer signed a law last week requiring cities to prove there’s a legitimate safety need before installing the cameras on state roads.
Apr. 15, 2013
Wild horse adoptions continue in Kingman
For more than 40 years, the Bureau of Land Management has been in the adoption business – of wild horses and burros in the West, that is. And it’s been controversial for about as long. The next adoption event is coming up Friday through Sunday at the Mohave County Fairgrounds in Kingman.
Apr. 15, 2013
Conference brings together experts in tracking, deflecting meteors
The 2013 Planetary Defense Conference begins Monday in Flagstaff. The event hopes to raise public awareness of threats to Earth and how we can respond. The conference, held on the Northern Arizona University campus, brings together experts on tracking and deflecting meteors headed our way.
Apr. 15, 2013
StoryCorps Phoenix: Amy Donohue and James Pietragallo
We are pleased to share the voices and conversations of our community from StoryCorps Phoenix. StoryCorps Phoenix is the project that records the stories of everyday people and archives them at the Library of Congress.
Apr. 15, 2013
Peoria police work with contractors on construction site theft
The Peoria Police Department met with area contractors this week to talk about ways to help them avoid becoming victims of theft. The department's Amanda Jacinto talked about those efforts.
Apr. 13, 2013
Julie Levin
Julie Levin joined the KJZZ news team in March 2013 as a digital media assistant.  She will be reporting and producing content, working on all things digital.Levin comes to the station with experience in radio, television, marketing, photography, print media and web development.
Apr. 12, 2013
Kendra Szabo
Kendra Szabo joined the KJZZ news team in January 2013 to serve as a part-time Morning Edition producer.  Fueled by an intense passion for telling accurate and compelling stories through language and design, Szabo is currently pursuing a journalism degree at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Apr. 12, 2013
Steve Shadley
KJZZ Senior Field Correspondent Steve Shadley is no stranger to the issues shaping Arizona. Shadley started his public radio career more than 30 years ago while pursuing a journalism degree at Northern Arizona University.
Apr. 12, 2013
Brewer vetoes health care price bill
Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill that would have required certain health care providers to have lists of what some of their services cost.The bill would have applied to at least the 25 most common services and would have required providers to post their direct pay price.
Apr. 12, 2013
Stina Sieg
When Senior Field Correspondent Stina Sieg was 22, she moved to the desert. The Bay Area native hasn’t been the same since. She had just graduated from Humboldt State University when she got a hankering for wide-open spaces.
Apr. 12, 2013
Section of Piestewa Freeway closed this weekend
State Route 51 Northbound will be closed between Bell and Union Hills from 11 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Sunday. ADOT spokesman Doug Nintzel said crews will be installing a Freeway Management System.“That includes overhead message boards, but also crews are installing the ramp meters along the on-ramps along that stretch of State Route 51 and then also freeway cameras are going in,” Nintzel said.
Apr. 12, 2013
ASU researchers develop tiny lasers to speed computing
Researchers at Arizona State University have worked for years developing a tiny laser invisible to the naked eye. See if you can spot the nanolaser at an ASU engineering lab. Hint: it's 1/100 the width of a human hair.
Apr. 12, 2013
Air Force training cuts hit Arizona bases unevenly
The Air Force announced this week that it is slashing some 45,000 hours of training flights across the country in an effort to meet Congressionally mandated budget cuts.  Two aircraft maintainers perform a post-mission inspection on an A-10 Thunderbolt II at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, in November.
Apr. 11, 2013
KJZZ Traffic Terms and ArizonaHighway Names & Numbers
Arizona Highway Names & Numbers Map in PDF File from  www.az511.comTraffic Terms as heard on the KJZZ News reports.The Stack Interchange The I-17/I-10 Interchange, west of downtown Phoenix—the first major freeway interchange in Phoenix.
Apr. 11, 2013
Salt River Project says Nevada Utility wants to sell its share of SRP
Salt River Project Company confirmed that a Nevada utility wants to sell its share of a coal-fired power plant in northern Arizona. It’s the latest in a series of financial hits for SRP.Nevada state lawmakers have approved legislation that allows Nevada Energy Incorporated to sell its 11 percent share of the SRP-operated Navajo Generating Station by 2019.
Apr. 11, 2013
Lottery winner confidentiality bill fails for now
The Arizona Senate has defeated a measure that would have allowed lottery winners to remain anonymous, but the issue is likely to come back up for another vote. The bill would require only a winner’s city and county to be made public.
Apr. 11, 2013
Latino-inspired baby food launches
A new line of baby food is hitting the market this summer. Beech-Nut and Latino based food company Goya have joined to create Latino flavored food. The Swiss-based Beech-Nut Company and Spain’s Goya Food are launching what they call Latin flavored baby food combinations.
Apr. 11, 2013

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