KJZZ News

American Airlines grounded nationwide
American Airlines has experienced major delays today due to a computer glitch. Over Twitter, the airline announced it was grounded nationwide until 2 p.m. Mountain time. The issues have created plenty of trouble at Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona gun control supporters furious with U.S. Senate
Arizona supporters of gun reform laws are not happy with the U.S. Senate's defeat of expanded background checks and other gun control laws. Arizona House Minority Leader, Representative Chad Campbell says though the issue of extending background checks to gun shows and Internet gun sales, is not dead.
Sept. 20, 2013
Grand Canyon Railway to fuel train with recycled vegetable oil on Earth Day
Grand Canyon Railway is celebrating Earth Day today by reducing its carbon footprint.  The 90-year-old locomotive will take tourists on a trip from Williams to the canyon using vegetable oil to fire the steam engine.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix Suns GM Lance Blanks ousted
The Phoenix Suns are looking for a new general manager. The team has let its GM go after the second-worst season in the club’s history.  Lance Blanks has served as Suns GM since August 2010, coming to the team after stints with the Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs.
Sept. 20, 2013
Air traffic controllers begin furloughs at Sky Harbor
Air traffic controllers at Phoenix Sky Harbor have begun their mandated furloughs. The cutbacks are required under sequestration, which is forcing across-the-board budget cuts at federal agencies.  The FAA says 10 percent of air traffic controllers will be off on any given day.
Sept. 20, 2013
Northern Ariz. shelter to end nighttime services, temporarily
A homeless shelter in Flagstaff will suspend overnight services at the end of May. Flagstaff Shelter Services will stop offering the homeless a place to stay about a month later than usual thanks to a grant that allows them to operate longer.
Sept. 20, 2013
ADOT releases South Mountain Freeway study
The proposed South Mountain Freeway moved one step closer to construction on Friday – nearly 30 years after it was originally proposed. After the decades-long wait, the state transportation department has released the first draft of an impact study for the final phase of Loop 202.
Sept. 20, 2013
University of Arizona team solves Lincoln mystery
For two weeks in 1865, President Lincoln’s body was carried across the Northeast by train. Just ahead of the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s death, a team of Arizona researchers has cracked a mystery surrounding the funeral.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix PD to host gun buyback ahead of new law
The Phoenix Police Department will launch what it is calling the largest gun buyback program in Arizona history this Saturday – and the department is doing it with a looming deadline. On Monday, Governor Jan Brewer signed a law that prevents cities from melting down guns collected during buyback events.
Sept. 20, 2013
Campaign finance case against Horne could be dismissed Thursday
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge is expected to issue a ruling today on a request from Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne and an aideto throw out a campaign finance case against him.  Horne's attorney Michael Kimerer argued in court Wednesday that Secretary of State Ken Bennett erred in forwarding the complaint to Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, and that the $840 limit on how much Horne could take from a single source is unconstitutionally low.
Sept. 20, 2013
Budget cuts to the National Institutes of Health could have widespread effects
The sequester cuts are having a direct impact on medical research, and that could affect your health. The National Institutes of Health lost 5 percent of its budget in the sequester. That's about $1.
Sept. 20, 2013
Former state lawmaker selected to promote Obama Health Care Act
A former state lawmaker is going to Washington to serve as a top promoter of the Obama Administration’s Affordable Health Care Act.  Matt Heinz is a doctor who said the real challenge will be overcoming some staunch opposition to the law.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix PDs first gun buyback gets big response, maybe too big
Last weekend, the Phoenix Police Department held the first of three weekly gun buyback events, and the turnout was unexpected. Some of the 800 guns turned in to the Phoenix Police Department's gun buyback on Saturday.
Sept. 20, 2013
Per Diem allowances for lawmakers to be cut Tuesday
The state legislative session has been stalled the last several weeks as talks continue over Medicaid expansion. Governor Jan Brewer has asked lawmakers not to send her any more bills until there is agreement on Medicaid, and while lawmakers remain at the capitol, the cost of keeping them there is about to go down.
Sept. 20, 2013
House speaker wants Medicaid plan to go to voters
House Speaker Andy Tobin is proposing an alternative to the governor's plan to add 300,000 people to the state's Medicaid rolls.  The state's $250 million share of the cost, under the governor's plan, would come from an assessment on hospitals.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona gets mixed economic forecast
Arizona’s economy is still recovering, but slower than expected. That is the consensus from experts at Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business, which offered its economic forecast Thursday.
Sept. 20, 2013
Animal shelter shuttered after controversy
Huachuca City is temporarily closing its animal shelter this week amid worries of cleanliness and disease. It looks like the animal control supervisor in the small southern Arizona town may soon be out of a job.
Sept. 20, 2013
Hackers hit Maricopa Community College District
Computer hackers have forced the Maricopa Community College District to shut down its primary website. The district said nearly 280,000 students and employees could be affected. It set up a temporary site after malware was discovered on its main site.
Sept. 20, 2013
Firefighter funeral procession will cause road closures
The funeral for Phoenix Firefighter Bradley Harper is scheduled for Friday. The memorial service will be at Christ's Church of the Valley. Harper will be laid to rest at the Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery.
Sept. 20, 2013
Fewer Arizonans to travel this Memorial Day
Fewer Arizonans will be traveling this holiday weekend than last year. But, of those who do, more will get there by car. And, as KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports, that could be good news for the state’s economy.
Sept. 20, 2013

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