KJZZ News

Does Health Care Choice Include Grow-Your-Own Medical Marijuana?
Two medical marijuana patients are hoping a voter-approved attack on the Affordable Care Act gives them the right to grow their own drugs. An Arizona ballot measure put a provision in the state Constitution overriding any law, rule or regulation that requires individuals or employers to participate in any particular health-care system.
Sept. 20, 2013
Man Threatens Grocery Store Employees With Meat Tenderizing Mallet
Police in Prescott Valley have arrested a Cottonwood man for threatening workers in a grocery store with a meat tenderizing mallet. Sergeant Brandon Bonney said 34-year-old Jason Thrift was taken into custody after he could not locate his wife and 18-month-old child.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Veterans Suicide Rate Double That Of Civilians
The rate of suicide among military veterans in Arizona is more than double the civilian rate. Advocates say veterans need more than benefits when returning from war.The average veteran suicide rate in Arizona from 2005 through 2011 is almost 43 deaths per 100,000 people.
Sept. 20, 2013
Three Arrested In Tempe For Unruly Protest Over Syria
In the wake of President Obama's decision to ask Congress to endorse a military strike against Syria, protesters took to the streets of Tempe to voice their opposition. Tempe police Sgt. Mike Pooley said about half the crowd became unruly, and three people were taken into custody.
Sept. 20, 2013
Taxpayers May Bear Burden Of Leaking Storage Tanks
A new report warns Arizona taxpayers could be on the hook for cleaning up leaking underground storage tanks because of shortcomings by a state agency. An Auditor General's report found the Department of Environmental Quality has no way to prove many people with the tanks have the required insurance to cover leaks.
Sept. 20, 2013
NAU President To Retire In 2015
Northern Arizona University president John Haeger is stepping down, but not right away. The NAU leader will continue in his post for another two years. NAU President John Haeger (Courtesy nau.edu) John Haeger notified the Board of Regents on Thursday he would be leaving when his contract is up June 30, 2015.
Sept. 20, 2013
Fundraiser Underway To Buy Colorado River Water For Mexico Wetlands
A first of its kind private fundraiser to buy water rights to the Colorado River launches in Phoenix this weekend. Environmental groups want to purchase enough water to keep the river flowing south of the border during the severe drought.
Sept. 20, 2013
Border Technology Contracts Take New Approach
In the coming months, hundreds of millions of dollars worth of contracts will be finalized for new surveillance technology along the Southwest border. The federal government is taking a new approach to awarding these contracts in an effort to avoid past mistakes.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix Suns Are The Least Watchable Team In The NBA, According To USA Today
The Phoenix Suns will start training camp later this month in Flagstaff, fresh from the second-worst season in franchise history. Last week, the team cut ties with forward Michael Beasley, an underachieving forward who had been in contact with law enforcement multiple times in his one season with the Suns.
Sept. 20, 2013
99-Year-Old Arizona Music Icon Shares His Memories
A 99-year-old Arizona music icon will have his work celebrated and performed at the Musical Instrument Museum this weekend. A look at the career and impact of the man known as “Chapito.” This is Pachanga, a song performed by Chapito Chavarria and his band at clubs, weddings, quincenieras and dances throughout Arizona during the '50s, '60s and '70s.
Sept. 20, 2013
3 Arizona-Run Power Plants Are Among 50 Dirtiest In The Nation
According to a new report by an environmental advocacy group, the Navajo Generating Station, the Four Corners Power Plant, and the Springerville Generating Station were ranked 10th, 15th and 34th dirtiest in the country for 2011.
Sept. 20, 2013
Immigration Reform Activists Plan Phoenix March For Oct. 5
Immigration reform activists are planning a mass demonstration next month here in Phoenix.  Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox says the 11 million de-facto citizens living in America need to be recognized through passage of comprehensive immigration reform legislation.
Sept. 20, 2013
Here & Now: Firework Legality
It's now legal to buy and distribute fireworks in Arizona...but it's not legal to use them in various cities due to concerns about brush fires and safety.Here and Now host Steve Goldstein takes a look at talks to Kingman city manager Jack Kramer about the need for a controlled environment to keep the community safe from brush fires.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ StoryCorps: Determined
   In this AZ-Edition of StoryCorps, German Audies Cadenas talks with his friend Pedro Lopez about his determination to graduate from ASU in spite of numerous obstacles.  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
Employment Opportunities and EEO Information
For employment opportunities with KJZZ, KBAQ and other divisions of Rio Salado College and in the Maricopa Community College System please visit http://www.maricopa.edu/about/?jobs or www.riosalado.edu/jobs.
Sept. 20, 2013
Laurie Notaro Brings Humor to Valley
KJZZ's Bri Valdivia sits down with Notaro for a brief interview about starting her writing career in Phoenix. Notaro will be at Changing Hands Bokstore for a book signing and reading Thursday, July 28th at 7pm.
Sept. 20, 2013
Good Mom ? Bad Mom
October 19, 2005 -  KJZZ commentator Amy Silverman considers her actions as a mother.
Sept. 20, 2013
The Worry Over Dealing with U.S. Debt
Washington’s inability to solve our nation’s debt problem is getting the attention of more than just politicians and economists.  Now, average citizens are wondering what it will take to do something about it.
Sept. 20, 2013
Life After Deportation - Part II
Guatemala is one of the poorest countries in the hemisphere.  And the people who live there face a constant question.  Should I risk leaving?  Many already have...About a million Guatemalans live in the United States.
Sept. 20, 2013
Local 9/11 Memorial Events
Many events are scheduled around the valley to commorate the 10th Anniverary of the 9/11 attacks.  A listing of those events can be found here. Never Forget 9/11 Memorial Walk -- 7am at the Chase Bank Tower (201 N.
Sept. 20, 2013

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