KJZZ News

Advocates work to sign up children for KidsCare program
Advocates Wednesday will launch an effort to sign up more kids for a program that offers health insurance to children whose families cannot afford private insurance but make too much money to qualify for Medicaid.
Sept. 20, 2013
US Airways traffic, passenger revenue up
Traffic on US Airways flights was up 7.3 percent in June. File footage of a U.S. Airways plane. (Photo by Al Macias-KJZZ) In addition to the boost in traffic, US Airways also reported a modest 1 percent increase in passenger revenue, reversing two months of losses.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tucson fire officials rescue two groups from flood waters
Monsoon rains in Tucson are leading to swift water rescues, according to fire officials.They had a pair of them Friday within hours of one another. Tucson fire Captain Chris Jurvig said a family was rescued first.
Sept. 20, 2013
Connecting Visual Art With Immigration Reform
When the word “art” is brought up with the discussions in Washington over immigration reform, it is usually included in phrases like the “art of compromise” or the “art of politics," but a new arrangement of six murals unveiled last week as part of Phoenix’s First Friday aims to connect visual art with the economic impact of immigration reform.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Health Centers Get Funding Bump
Community health centers in Arizona were awarded more than $2 million Wednesday by the Obama administration. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius answered questions from the media.
Sept. 20, 2013
Hot Corner: Central And Indian School
We want to know about the new, up and coming or otherwise unique and interesting neighborhoods around the Valley, in an occasional segment we’re calling the Hot Corner.Today we're joined by food writer Gwen Ashley Walters, making us all hungry, around Central and Indian School in Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013
Ahwatukee Picks Up Pieces After Storm
Ahwatukee residents and officials are dealing with the damage of Monday night's storm Tuesday. Six of the 12 schools of the Kyrene School District in the town were hit by the storm. Storm damage in an Ahwatukee neighborhood.
Sept. 20, 2013
McCain To Block Nomination
Arizona Senator John McCain said he will block Army General Martin Dempsey's nomination for a second term as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. McCain said he is not satisfied with Dempsey’s responses to questions about the potential use of U.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sunday Monsoon Storm Soaks Valley
A monsoon storm that rolled through metro Phoenix on Sunday morning brought about a half inch of rain and sent water rushing through washes while flooding streets and homes. Overall, the Valley officially got 0.
Sept. 20, 2013
McCain Wont Block Dempsey Nomination
Arizona Senator John McCain is changing course and said he is dropping his threat to block the nomination of President Obama’s pick for chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. After a hearing last week, McCain said he would block Gen.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Prison Population Remains Flat
New numbers from the federal government show Arizona had basically the same number of prisoners last year as in 2011.That bucks the national trend. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the country’s prison population dropped last year for the third straight year.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Nurses Petition To Treat PTSD With Medical Marijuana
A group of nurses is asking the state health department to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of ailments that can be treated with medical marijuana. A similar effort failed last year. The health department considers new petitions every six months.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tanque Verde Falls Cliff Jumper Dies
A man who died after striking his head as he jumped off a cliff near Tanque Verde Falls near Tucson has been identified as 29-year-old Richard Baker. Witnesses said the man never surfaced after the jump and was pulled from the water by his friends.
Sept. 20, 2013
Grand Canyon University Move to Mesa Could Impact East Valley
Another university is headed to Mesa, but this time it is a home-grown school. Grand Canyon University is partnering with a developer to locate the school in a new development near Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.
Sept. 20, 2013
Captive Breeding Program May Help Save Endangered Mount Graham Red Squirrels
A tiny red squirrel on the brink of extinction is keeping wildlife biologists busy.  Scientists are trying to catch some Mount Graham Red Squirrels for a breeding program, but doing that will not be easy.
Sept. 20, 2013
Brewer To Meet Obama At Airport On Arrival To Phoenix
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer will once again meet President Obama on the airport tarmac Tuesday when the president visits the Valley for a speech on housing at Desert Vista High School. Last time that happened, the president found himself with a gubernatorial finger in the face, but the governor's press aide, Andrew Wilder, does not expect that this time around.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mesa Elementary School A Model For Rest Of District
Mesa Public Schools will open their doors Wednesday, and one elementary school will serve as a model for the rest of the district’s 55 K-6 schools. Eisenhower Center for Innovation, formerly Eisenhower Elementary, is "integrating" new technology into the classroom according to district spokeswoman Helen Hollands.
Sept. 20, 2013
KJZZ Town Hall: Phoenix City Council District 6
The second of four KJZZ Town Halls on the Phoenix City Council Elections was held Wednesday and focused on the candidates of District 6. The KJZZ Town Hall featuring the Phoenix City Council District 6 candidates.
Sept. 20, 2013
Man Electrocuted While Attempting To Steal Copper Wire
A southwest Arizona man is hospitalized after getting a huge jolt of electricity while allegedly attempting to steal copper wire from a wooden power pole near Wellton. Alfonso Zavala of the Yuma County Sheriff's Office says 34-year-old Joshua Hess is in critical condition after making a tragic mistake.
Sept. 20, 2013
Bisbees Queen Mine Tour May Shut Down
A popular tourist attraction in Southeastern Arizona may be closing down.  Bisbee’s underground mine tour may be a safety hazard. City officials say the mining company that owns the property has notified them it’s terminating the lease for the Queen Mine Tour out of safety concerns.
Sept. 20, 2013

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