Water fluoridation is only one example—childhood vaccination is another—of an issue that remains controversial for some, even as a great majority of scientific studies indicate there’s little, if anything, to worry about from their implementation.
Putting fluoride in the public water supply began in earnest in the U.S. in the mid-20th century. The process was intended to reduce tooth decay and help lower-income people who found it more difficult to afford regular visits to the dentist.
As soon as the doors opened Wednesday at noon, hundreds of people walked into Jobing.com Arena looking for work. Tanger Outlet Center is opening a mall later this year. There are more than 900 jobs to fill.
Arizona voters will decide in November whether to reduce property taxes, but not for themselves. You'll be voting on whether to raise the exemption for businesses, who pay taxes on every piece of equipment they own.
A Native American tribe has won a key legal battle in its bid to locate a casino near Glendale. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a split decision, rejected arguments that the Department of Interior was wrong when it allowed the Tohono O'odham Tribe to make a 54-acre parcel near Glendale part of its reservation.
The state’s highest court has ruled in a case affecting water rights to the Little Colorado and Gila rivers. The state of Arizona has long argued that Congress reserved water rights for state trust lands.
Former Fiesta Bowl chief operating officer Natalie Wisneski likely won't receive jail time for her involvement in an illegal campaign-contribution scheme, the U-S Attorney's Office announced Monday. Wisneski faced up to one year in jail for her felony conspiracy charge, but may instead receive probation because she is cooperating with authorities.
Las Vegas is drying out this morning after a huge storm yesterday left residents submerged in water and scrambling for cover. KJZZ’s Mark Moran is in Las Vegas to tell us how residents are faring. I understand you had some personal experience with yesterday’s rains.
Watch her play. Tonight's 9 O'clock special is a festival of new releases, you'll hear a trumpeter two sax players and a vocalist. You may not recognize their names today, but you will hear their amazing talent and look forward to a bright future for jazz.
Following a couple of hours of testimony, a city council subcommittee decided not to recommend changes to Phoenix's water fluoridation policy.From Phoenix, KJZZ's Steve Goldstein reports.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: The city was considering the issue for the first time since the council voted for fluoridation in 1989 as a method of helping lower rates of tooth decay in the general population.
Attorneys for the town of Hilldale, Utah want their civil rights trial moved from Phoenix to Utah. The Department of Justice accuses town leaders in Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Arizona of intimidating former members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
The Veterans Affairs office in Phoenix has one of the nation's longest average wait times for processing veterans' disability benefits. Jeff Severns Guntzel of the Public Insight Network reports.JEFF SEVERNS GUNTZEL: VA data examined by the Center for Investigative Reporting shows the average wait for disability claims processing in Phoenix is 360 days.
Enrollment is down at the state’s two largest community college systems. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports there’s a good reason for that drop.MACIAS: The Pima County Community College System in Tucson reports an enrollment drop of 11 percent compared to the same time last year.
As students return to school at Arizona State University, campus police are dealing with bike thieves. Authorities are cracking down on the problem by using satellite technology. Bicycle racks at Arizona State University.
KJZZ is featuring two new documentaries as part of a series called Tomorrow's College. The programs explore how higher education is changing and why it should matter to you.
You can hear the shows on 91.
Salt River Project has reduced the amount of its proposed electricity rate hike, but only by one dollar. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Steve Goldstein has more.The Tempe-based public utility announced in July it would pursue a rate increase that would raise the average household's monthly bill by about $7 dollars to nearly $139 dollars on average.
An investigation is underway to determine the cause of death for a three-month-old boy who died at a Gilbert KinderCare yesterday. Staff members called for help and started CPR when they found the infant wasn't breathing, but when police arrived, they were unable to resuscitate him.
Former Fiesta Bowl lobbyist John MacDonald has agreed to plead guilty to one count of failure to report principal expenditures, a misdemeanor, entering into a deal with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.
The valley’s under a flash flood watch all day Tuesday, and wet weather is affecting some of the 9/11 memorials going on. Flags fill the Healing Field at Tempe Beach Park. (Photo by Nick Blumberg) Each flag commemorates someone who died in the terrorist attacks.