KJZZ News

Phoenix Mayor Stanton helps teens register voters
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton will be joining about 100 young people Monday night to knock on doors in a voter registration drive. Stanton will go out with a team of 20 high school volunteers as they try to register voters.
Aug. 20, 2012
Water official says dry conditions are no cause for concern
Continuing drought conditions in an arid desert climate raise concerns about the availability of drinking water.  But Phoenix Water Services officials say there is no cause for alarm. Dennis Lambert talked to Gerard Silvany, principal planner in the Water Resources and Development Planning Division of the Phoenix Water Services Department, outside City Hall to discuss what the city is doing to respond to climate change.
Aug. 20, 2012
Scholastic names two Arizona schools "the coolest"
Two Arizona schools are among the nation’s top 25 coolest schools, according to a report by Scholastic Parent & Child magazine. Zaharis Elementary School in Mesa made the list as an institution that provides authentic learning experiences, and Star Charter School in Flagstaff was recognized for implementing solar powered learning.
Aug. 20, 2012
Honeywell shows off new airline radar system
Bad weather accounts for 70 percent of all aircraft delays, according to the FAA. Those delays are costly. But it’s not just delays, turbulence related event cost airlines millions of dollars a year in injuries and damages.
Aug. 18, 2012
Maricopa County trying to lure forensic pathologists
Maricopa County has lost about a third of its forensic pathologists in the last four years. As KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports, the shortage is a national problem.The county is trying to lure doctors specializing in forensic pathology to its understaffed medical examiner's office.
Aug. 17, 2012
State could get more transportation money from feds
The Obama Administration has freed up $470 million in state transportation funding. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, some of it could end up in Arizona. The money is left over from stalled earmark projects from 2003 to 2006.
Aug. 17, 2012
Arizona Supreme Court rules "top two" primary initiative can appear on November ballot
The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled an initiative that would create a so-called “top two” primary will appear on the November ballot, overturning a lower court decision. The "Open Elections/Open Government" measure would do away with the partisan primary system.
Aug. 17, 2012
Kitt Peak Observatory could face funding cuts
Funding could be cut for three telescopes at Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson. It could mean the loss of 70 jobs. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports the recommendations are part of the long-term budget plans for National Science Foundation.
Aug. 17, 2012
Hepatitis C tests now recommended for baby boomers
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now recommending all U.S. baby boomers born between 1945 and 9165 get a one-time test for viral Hepatitis C. One in 30 baby boomers has been infected with the virus, and most don't know it.
Aug. 17, 2012
Arts Roundup News 2012
A community’s arts and cultural scene is a reflection of its well being. The Valley’s arts and cultural institutions are alive and well thanks to you-- playing a significant role in our economy, addressing social issues, enhancing education and improving our quality of life.
Aug. 16, 2012
U.S. Attorney on medical marijuana, politics
Judge John Leonardo has been the U.S. Attorney for Arizona since July. U.S. Attorney John S. Leonardo (Courtesy photo) He talks with KJZZ's Steve Goldstein about the plea agreement with Tucson shooter Jared Loughner and how his office will deal with Arizona's medical marijuana law.
Aug. 16, 2012
State officials take off from Capitol in Blackhawk helicopter
Government and military representatives teamed up for a training exercise at the state Capitol this morning. Officials from the executive, legislative, and judicial branches were flown away in a Blackhawk helicopter that landed on the lawn of the memorial plaza across from the Capitol.
Aug. 16, 2012
Mesa installs electric car chargers
DENNIS LAMBERT: We’ve been reporting all week on the impact of climate change in the Southwest. One way the City of Mesa is responding is by installing electric vehicle charging stations at the Art Center, the Main Public Library and the Convention Center.
Aug. 16, 2012
Ford shows off a greener vehicle in Scottsdale
You may not realize it but that car seat you're riding on this morning may partially made from a soybean derivative. And if you're driving a newer-model Ford, it's almost a sure thing. The automaker held an event in Scottsdale last night to highlight the renewable aspects of its 2013 Fusion.
Aug. 16, 2012
Flake looking to Arizona?s open senate seat
Congressman Jeff Flake explains why he wants to be an Arizona Senator and which issues are most important to him. Flake, who has served in the House since 2001, says the biggest issue is getting the country’s debt and deficit under control.
Aug. 15, 2012
Scorching summers and the Valley?s economy
Two experts weigh in on whether or not scorching summers affect the valley’s economy, and what can be done to attract more tourism. Jim Rounds, senior vice president and economist with Elliot D. Pollack and Company, and Kimber Lanning, director of Local First Arizona, say Arizona is seeing less summer economic drop-off for the first time in a while.
Aug. 15, 2012
Phoenix?s new police chief
Police Chief Daniel Garcia talks about his plans and the challenges he faces taking over the Phoenix Police Department.Garcia says there were budget issues at his previous precinct in Dallas, but nowhere near the shortage Phoenix faces.
Aug. 15, 2012
Hazy skies over much of the Valley
While high temperatures are finally starting to let up, Wednesday has brought a haze that’s blanketing the valley.Trevor Baggiore, Deputy Director of Air Quality at the state’s environmental agency told KJZZ’s Here & Now wildfires on the Tonto National Forest are contributing to the haze in some parts of the Phoenix metro area.
Aug. 15, 2012
Valley air particles and ozone
An expert explains why it gets hazy and which air conditions Phoenix residents need to worry about. Trevor Baggiore, deputy director of the Air Quality Division at ADEQ, said Wednesday morning’s haze is a result of residual dust and air moisture from the monsoon.
Aug. 15, 2012
Heat wave linked to two Yuma deaths
Yuma County authorities are linking two deaths to a heat wave that has sent temperatures above 110 degrees.Sheriff's deputies say a 69-year-old transient was found dead of heat-related causes in a field near U.
Aug. 15, 2012

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