KJZZ News

Health Care Affiliation Closer to Reality
The boards of directors of two Valley health care companies have signed off on a deal to form a system-wide affiliation. Scottsdale Healthcare and John C. Lincoln Health Network earlier this year announced plans to form Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network.
Sept. 20, 2013
Jeep Tours To Resume In Part Of McDowell Sonoran Preserve
Jeep tour operators will now be able to take passengers out in a small part of Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Jeep tours will be resuming in a section of Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve.
Sept. 20, 2013
McCain Wants Resolution For Full Syria Strike
Arizona Sen. John McCain met with President Obama Monday to discuss the possibility of limited strikes on Syria. McCain told NPR’s Steve Inskeep Tuesday that he believes approving the resolution is an absolute necessity.
Sept. 20, 2013
McCain, VA Touting Program To Speed Up Veterans Disability Claims
Arizona’s senior senator is planning a series of events to help veterans get the services they need more quickly.  Arizona Sen. John McCain. (Photo courtesy of Office of Sen. John McCain) According to a Center for Investigative Reporting analysis, the average wait time for Phoenix veterans filing new disability claims with the U.
Sept. 20, 2013
Police Treating Teen?s Death As Homicide
Phoenix police said they are treating the death of an aspiring teenage boxer as a homicide, after his parents found him dead in his home Tuesday. Sergeant Trent Crump said 17-year-old Alexis Urbina-Ochoa was home from school Tuesday morning and last seen alive at 10:30 a.
Sept. 20, 2013
Report: Arizonas Economy Is Showing Signs Of Life
A new report said the state's economy is showing some signs of life.  Retail sales in July were up 9 percent from last year for the best July report in 6 years.  Economist Dennis Hoffman of Arizona State University said what makes the growth amazing is that it is taking place with little impact on Arizona's 8 percent jobless rate, but the year-over-year spending increase at bars, restaurants and hotels was much smaller.
Sept. 20, 2013
 Fresh & Easy Is Sold, Stores Will Close
The British-owned chain of Fresh & Easy grocery stores has been sold to a billionaire from California, and some locations will be closing. Fresh & Easy has several locations across the Valley, including this one on Indian School Road in Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013
Midwives Want Ability To Use Meds
Arizona midwives are seeking permission to give their patients potentially life-saving drugs. As it stands now, midwives now face felony charges if they buy, carry or administer medication. So, the Arizona Association of Midwives is looking for the ability to use items like eye ointment for newborns and anti-hemorrhaging drugs.
Sept. 20, 2013
Constable Warrant Program Brings County Millions
Nearly $100 million in unpaid fines have gone uncollected in Maricopa County. A program run by several constables has started to put a small dent in that amount. The Maricopa County Constables Warrant Program gives deputies jurisdiction to arrest people who have unpaid fines for misdemeanors.
Sept. 20, 2013
Navajo Nation Seeks Disaster Declaration For Rain, Flood Damages
The Navajo Nation is asking FEMA to declare a major disaster for the area, after heavy rains and floods damaged homes, roads and infrastructure in many Native American communities.  Navajo nation spokesman Ernie Zah says the Tribe has already spent more than a million dollars to cope with the damage from several different storms.
Sept. 20, 2013
KJZZ News Wallow Fire Coverage
( Eastern Arizona ) At 89% containment, the Wallow wildfire in Eastern Arizona continues to be a signficant story. KJZZ's Al Macias, Nick Blumberg and Paul Atkinson all reported from the Wallow fire area to bring the latest news from the largest wildfire in Arizona history.
Sept. 20, 2013
Power Outages in the Valley
Last week a transformer fire left 150,000 Arizona residents without power on one of the hottest days of the year. Here and Now host Steve Goldstein interviews two experts about why it happened and how to prevent outages in the future.
Sept. 20, 2013
Was the All-Star game a grand slam for the Phoenix economy?
The All-Star Game brought visitors to the valley from across the country, giving the down Arizona economy a shot in the arm.  KJZZ's Morning Edition Host Dennis Lambert spoke with Ray Artigue, former director of the sports business MBA program at ASU's W.
Sept. 20, 2013
Thats my daughter in the water...
July 24, 2011 -- It's been awhile since we've heard about Sophie, the daughter of KJZZ Commentator, Amy Silverman.  Sophie is now eight years old and entering the third grade. She has Down syndrome.
Sept. 20, 2013
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Sept. 20, 2013
City Norths Impact
North Phoenix's recent identity has been dominated of late by the back-and-forth over the controversial City North project. Steve Goldstein reports on the project's impact in North Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013
Illegal Immigration Policy Shift
The recent change in immigration policy means 300,000 deportation cases will be reviewed. Steve Goldstein talks to Laura Lichter, president-elect of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and Todd Landfried, Arizona Employers for Immigration Reform spokesperson about the impact of the new policy.
Sept. 20, 2013
Park(ing) Day 2011
         Courtney Nush inside her Willy Wonka-themed parking spot.Click here to check out more photos! Metered parking spaces are really only designed for one thing…cars.
Sept. 20, 2013

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