KJZZ News

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September 12, 2012
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.
September 11, 2012
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.
September 11, 2012
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.
September 11, 2012
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.
September 11, 2012
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.
September 11, 2012
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.
September 11, 2012
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.
September 11, 2012
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.
September 11, 2012
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.
September 11, 2012
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.
September 11, 2012
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September 10, 2012
Scottsdale-based internet company GoDaddy.com suffered a widespread outage Monday, causing the millions of websites of their customers to go dark. Most are small businesses, and the outage could have an exponential effect.
September 10, 2012
The Phoenix City Council will consider a revamped ethics policy after a new task force finishes its work. As Peter O’Dowd reports, it’s part of an effort to increase government transparency. Phoenix City Hall (Photo courtesy of City of Phoenix)PETER O’DOWD: The city’s ethics policies haven’t been updated since 2005.
September 10, 2012
Voting in the Arizona primary took place two weeks ago, but elections officials are still counting ballots in one congressional race. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports fewer than 20 votes separate the two candidates.
September 10, 2012
A recent report from a left-leaning think tank looks at the potential impact on Arizona’s economy of legalizing or deporting undocumented workers. As of 2010, there were an estimated 211,000 undocumented immigrants working in Arizona.
September 10, 2012
Congress returns to work this week after its month long August recess.  As KJZZ’s Al Macias reports, this is the last session for one Arizona lawmaker.The U.S. Senate will be back in session today, and for Senator Jon Kyl, this will be his final go around.
September 10, 2012
There has been quite a bit of rain over the last couple of days in the Phoenix area and across the state of Arizona. This morning Dennis Lambert spoke with National Weather Service Meteorologist Austin Jamison about weekend weather and what to expect in the days ahead.
September 10, 2012
A series of recent inspections found kiosks in malls throughout the Valley did not list the prices of the items they were selling. Inspectors from the Arizona Department of Weights and Measures checked out 52 kiosks between July and August.
September 08, 2012
The Republican candidate for Arizona’s new congressional district has resigned his town council seat.  Vernon Parker won the August 28 Republican primary for the newly created district 9, which covers parts of Ahwatukee, Chandler, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe.
September 08, 2012

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