Almost 200 Phoenix-area homes are a bit safer after
fire crews and volunteers went door to door installing smoke detectors this
The crews also checked homes to make sure smoke
detectors were still working properly.
Monday will be very busy for some people who waited
until the last minute to file their taxes. It’s often a mad dash to gather all
the appropriate documents and fill in the blanks.
Mennenga Tax and Financial owner Marshall Mennenga
says procrastinators generally make the same mistakes.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.