KJZZ News

AZ Hospital & Healthcare Association drops lawsuit
The Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association has dropped its lawsuit against the state. The group had sued over a 5 percent cut in the reimbursement rate from the state for hospitals and physicians treating Medicaid patients.
Mar. 29, 2012
Glen Canyon water operations to be reviewed
Federal officials say they've come up with some proposals on how to manage the flow of water at Glen Canyon Dam. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports. AL MACIAS: The timing and volume of water released into the Colorado River from the Glen Canyon Dam in Page affects hydroelectricity, beach recreation, native fish and archaeological sites in the Grand Canyon.
Mar. 29, 2012
Wrong-way Arizona driver causes trouble in Oregon
An elderly Yuma driver disrupted traffic on an Oregon freeway for nearly half an hour Wednesday afternoon. Oregon State police say the motorist drove the wrong way on Hiway 97 north of Klamath Falls forcing more than a dozen cars off the road.
Mar. 29, 2012
Cabbage, chicken the subject of trademark dispute
A Vermont man is in a legal fight with Chick-fil-A, over cabbage and his t-shirts. KJZZ's Al Macias reports.AL MACIAS: Bo Muller-Moore has been making and t-shirts that say "Eat More Kale" for more than a decade.
Mar. 29, 2012
Arizona job market: Patience and persistence
The state will release February’s unemployment numbers later this morning. Arizona’s jobless rate in January stood at 8.7 percent; that’s lower than both the month before, and January of last year.
Mar. 28, 2012
Exhibit at Arizona Science Center brings van Gogh to life
An exhibit at the Arizona Science center brings the paintings and writing of Vincent van Gogh to life through video screens, music and animation. Van Gogh Alive has its North American debut at the Arizona Science Center.
Mar. 28, 2012
Board of Regents selection causes some controversy
Governor Jan Brewer made two of her selections for the Board of Regents public last week. Two experts explain the role of the board and the outrage caused by one of Brewer’s selections. Joining the conversation are Chris Herstam, a former regent and a former gubernatorial chief of staff who was involved in helping choose regents, and Jeanine L’Ecuyer, former deputy chief of staff for communications for former Governor Janet Napolitano.
Mar. 28, 2012
Why Phoenix is a popular test market
A marketing expert explains why Phoenix is such a popular market when companies and corporations want to try out new products and practices. Michael Denning, professor of Practice in Marketing at ASU’s W.
Mar. 28, 2012
Montgomery: Rules regarding gifts for elected officials are too vague
Last December’s investigation into the Fiesta Bowl’s gifts to elected officials led Maricopa Attorney Bill Montgomery to determine laws were too vague to prosecute any of the involved parties. Montgomery says due to a lack of education among elected officials about accepting gifts and confusion on how gifts are defined kept him from prosecuting anyone.
Mar. 28, 2012
Reproductive rights the subject of two contested bills
Opponents of proposed reproductive health laws are planning a protest at the state capitol Wednesday. They call the bills some of the harshest and most dangerous in the country. KJZZ's Paul Atkinson reports.
Mar. 28, 2012
Census Bureau: Maricopa County is popular county to move into and out of
People moving out of Maricopa County between 2005 and ‘09 were more geographically spread out than people leaving any other American county. The same was also true of people moving into Maricopa County during that time.
Mar. 28, 2012
Snake bites on the rise as weather heats up
Spring’s rising temperatures also signal another season -- rattlesnake season.Snakes have already bitten seven people in Arizona this year. None of the bites were fatal. Usually, snakes are most active April through October, but recent warm temperatures have brought them out earlier.
Mar. 28, 2012
Guns on campus bill is dead
A bill that would have allowed concealed weapons on Arizona universities and college campuses is dead. State Senator Ron Gould, who sponsored the bill, said there is not enough support among lawmakers.
Mar. 28, 2012
Kingman case about more than First Amendment
A candidate running for the Mohave County Board of Supervisors will appeal a trespassing conviction for wearing a T-shirt with an expletive. He was arrested last summer after refusing to cover up or remove the T-shirt during a supervisor’s meeting.
Mar. 28, 2012
Who
Federal officials are still looking for whoever shot and killed six wild burros near Lake Pleasant. KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports the reward has gone up for information that leads to an arrest. PETER O’DOWD: The Bureau of Land Management is now offering $6,000 to anyone who helps break the case.
Mar. 27, 2012
Tom Manos named new Maricopa County manager
Maricopa County has a new manager. The Board of Supervisors Tuesday appointed Tom Manos to the position.  He’ll replace current County Manager David Smith, who’s retiring at the end of next month.
Mar. 27, 2012
Arizona prepares for online health exchange
Arizona is one of 26 states challenging the requirement of individuals to purchase health insurance or pay a fine under the federal health reform law. But that isn’t preventing the state from moving forward with a key aspect of the law.
Mar. 27, 2012
Life with Eliane Elias
Tempe, AZ - KJZZ and Blaise Lantana were graced by jazz singer and pianist Eliane Elias. The famed Brazilian discussed traveling and how she and her bass player, Mark Johnson, have their own space for creating and collaborating.
Mar. 26, 2012
It
This is the last week for the annual ritual of spring training baseball in Arizona. Fifteen major league teams and hundreds of players are prepping for the upcoming season.  While fans relax in the stands watching the players, there’s another team working from sun-up to sundown that most fans never notice.
Mar. 26, 2012
Worsley gearing up for primary election against Pearce
The Mesa businessman running for Arizona Senate in the new Legislative District 25 against former Senate President Russell Pearce said there are some similarities between himself and the man who beat Pearce in last year’s recall election.
Mar. 26, 2012

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