KJZZ News

Echo Canyon Recreation Area Grand Opening Delayed
The city of Phoenix has to delay the grand opening for Camelback Mountain Echo Canyon recreation area. A shipment of materials has pushed the completion date back for several weeks.  Contractors for the renovation of Echo Canyon trailhead are waiting for a steel shipment.
Sept. 26, 2013
Arizona May Be In Danger Of Losing No Child Left Behind Waiver
Arizona could be in danger of losing its waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind Law. The state and federal government are at odds over two issues, the weight Arizona gives graduation rates in its high school rating system and how it uses the AIMS test to evaluate teachers.
Sept. 26, 2013
Teen Arrested For Threatening Arpaio And Family
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is crediting Canadian law enforcement officials for the arrest of a teen who had made Internet threats against him and his family. The sheriff says the threats went too far.
Sept. 26, 2013
Investigators Believe Weather Is To Blame For Rental Helicopter Crash
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash of a rented helicopter as it attempted to land near a ranch northwest of Flagstaff on Wednesday.
Sept. 26, 2013
Peoria Welcomes Biggest Park Yet
What does a 26 million park look like? Huge for starters. Pioneer Community Park has a lot packed into its 83 acres including a large pond, which will be ready for local fishing enthusiasts in January.
Sept. 26, 2013
Harkins Theatres Celebrates Its History, Unique Position In Valley History
If you were going to the movies 80 years ago, you might have been going to see "King Kong," or maybe you wanted to watch Groucho Marx lead a fictional, yet believably bumbling government in "Duck Soup.
Sept. 26, 2013
Giffords Given Medal From Scripps College
Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has been honored by her alma mater. Giffords was given the Ellen Browning Scripps Medal by Scripps College in Southern California. And, she had a message for the students of the school.
Sept. 26, 2013
Task Forces Makes New Recommendation For Combating Sex Trafficking
Despite several attempts to punish johns who engage in teenage prostitution, lawmakers have so far failed to approve legislation. Now, a governor’s task force is making new recommendations on sex trafficking in hopes they can be the first step to breaking the gridlock.
Sept. 26, 2013
TUSD Adds Motivation Test To Admissions Process For UHS
The Tucson Unified School District has been under court supervision for decades as part of a mandate to desegregate its schools. Now the district is proposing an addition to the admissions process for the selective University High School.
Sept. 20, 2013
Brewer To Stop Issuing Drivers Licenses For Anyone In Deferred Action Programs
Gov. Jan Brewer has opted to stop issuing driver's licenses to people in all deferred action programs. The decision comes after a federal judge told the state it’s action to refuse to issue licenses for people in the president’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was probably unconstitutional discrimination, because the state allowed those in other programs to drive.
Sept. 20, 2013
Here & Now: Ben Quayle
Here and Now's Steve Goldstein talks to congressman Ben Quayle, representative for Arizona's third congressional district, about America's financial problems...and the ongoing debate between Congress and President Obama on how to prevent the country from defaulting on its loans.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ StoryCorps: Sisters Mary & Joan
   In this AZ-Edition of StoryCorps, sisters Mary Juergens and Joan Saunders reminisce about growing up in a family with nine girls and finding strength in numbers when it came time to care for their ailing father.
Sept. 20, 2013
Harry Potter Mania in Valley Theatres
KJZZ's Dennis Lambert sat down with Harkin Theatre's Brian Laurel with all the excitement surrounding this last film in the Harry Potter Series.
Sept. 20, 2013
Few options for Glendale Couple losing state Medicaid Insurance
For a Glendale couple, losing their state Medicaid insurance Monday is a matter of life or death.  They are among 57-hundred Arizonans with catastrophic or chronic medical conditions that the state helped cover.
Sept. 20, 2013
ASUs Littlest Co-Ed
May 19, 2006 -- KJZZ Commentator Amy Silverman brings us this essay about her daughter Sophie, and Silverman's understanding of her daughter's development.
Sept. 20, 2013
Jon Talton Says Phoenix Needs a Call to Action
Rogue Columnist and Phoenix native Jon Talton tells Steve Goldstein why the city needs a different brand of leadership from the next Mayor.
Sept. 20, 2013

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