KJZZ News

Safford-Area Residents Involved In Water Conservation Efforts During 20 Year Drought
Despite an active monsoon season in parts of the state, some communities in southeastern Arizona are coping with a severe drought.  Ground water going into an irrigation ditch for cotton crops in Solomon on a sunny day.
Sept. 20, 2013
Lost Hiker Found Using Cell Phone GPS Coordinates
A Texas resident, missing for two days and three nights on Mt. Lemmon, north of Tucson, has been located safe and sound. 54-year-old Scott Bertrand was found Sunday morning, after sheriff's deputies were able to use GPS coordinates from a cell phone to locate him, according to Pima County Sheriff's Office spokesman Jesus Banuelos.
Sept. 20, 2013
Chemicals That Disrupt Hormones May Cause Obesity
It is common knowledge that eating health and exercising can help you maintain a good weight, but many are unaware that chemicals in the products we buy and use can be a factor. Kathleen Schuler of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy said an emerging body of science links increased risk of obesity to chemicals that disrupt hormones, especially during prenatal life and in childhood.
Sept. 20, 2013
Coyotes Coach: New Owners Should Help Team
The Arizona Cardinals’ training camp continues at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, and right across the street the tenants of Jobbing.com Arena will in fact be back for their next season. The Phoenix Coyotes ownership situation is all but settled which means Head Coach Dave Tippett can talk more about X’s and O’s and less about geography and finance.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix City Manager David Cavazos Accepts Job In Santa Ana
Phoenix’s City Manager is stepping down to take a job in Orange County.  Santa Ana, Calif. is a fraction of Phoenix’s size and has about one-fifth its population. And that’s where David Cavazos is taking a job, pending the approval of the Phoenix City Council.
Sept. 20, 2013
US Issues Worldwide Travel Alert, Emphasizing Warnings For Middle East
Arizonans planning overseas trips this month are being urged to be aware of the situation around them. The U.S. has issued a worldwide travel alert, and AAA spokeswoman Stephanie Dembowski said it should not be ignored, especially if you are traveling to the Middle East.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona State University Expert Talks President Obamas Mortgage Plan
President Barack Obama called for an end to mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac at a Phoenix high school Tuesday afternoon.President Obama’s plan would reduce the government’s stronghold over the mortgage finance market, but the plan may have other hurdles beyond congressional passage.
Sept. 20, 2013
KJZZ Town Hall: Phoenix City Council District 8
The third of four KJZZ Town Halls on the Phoenix City Council Elections was held Wednesday and focused on the candidates of District 8. The KJZZ Town Hall featuring the Phoenix City Council District 8 candidates.
Sept. 20, 2013
Newer Smart Phones Notify Users Of Amber Alerts
As the massive manhunt for a suspected kidnapper continues, so does an amber alert along the West Coast. The man in charge of Arizona's Amber Alert Broadcaster's Association, President Art Brooks, says newer smart phones can automatically notify you of such an alert.
Sept. 20, 2013
Flagstaff Ordiance Could Stop The Feeding Of Wildlife
 Wildlife is becoming a problem for residents in Flagstaff. The Arizona Game and Fish Department said people are purposely leaving food out for animals like deer and elk, attracting the animals.
Sept. 20, 2013
Making Tacos Our Own, Aug. 19-26
The taco-- the ultimate Mexican comfort food has become a staple in American cuisine and reigns supreme as a popular meal in many different forms and flavors. In this delicious, sound-rich summer series, Fronteras: The Changing America Desk reporters investigate the transformation of the taco in the Southwest--  from cheap street eats to gourmet delights, from a Mexican mainstay to an All-American breakfast classic.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizonans Experience Mars On Earth
This week, two Arizonans returned from Mars – or the closest thing to it on Earth. The six participants in the Hawai'i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation Habitat spent four months living together in a small dome - and could only leave the space for brief periods if they wore mock spacesuits.
Sept. 20, 2013
Annual Health Conference Educates Arizonans In Rural Areas
Trying to educate Arizonans about their health care options as Medicaid and health insurance exchanges get underway can be particularly challenging in rural areas, according to Dr. Dan Derksen. Dr.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tempes Big Surf Recognized As A Historic Landmark
Surfing in the desert is not an easy thing to do. There is a lot of sand but not much water. That is what has made Big Surf in Tempe such a big deal since it opened in 1969, and now Big Surf’s Waikiki Beach Wave Pool has been designated a historic landmark by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Sept. 20, 2013
Debra Milke Back In Court Friday
A woman once convicted in connection with the murder of her 4-year-old son will be in court Friday. Debra Milke was sentenced to death for the 1989 murder of her son. That conviction was overturned by a federal appeals court earlier this year.
Sept. 20, 2013
Venezuelan Colonel Sentenced In Military Airplane Engine Case
A federal judge in Phoenix has sentenced a Venezuelan Air Force colonel to 19 months in prison for conspiring to export military aircraft engines to his home country. A local businessman was also involved in the scheme.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mesa Police Arrest 12 For Illegal Sale Of Prescription Drugs
A year-long investigation into the illegal sale of prescription drugs by the Mesa Police Department has resulted in 12 arrests so far. The department’s Street Crimes Unit has spent the last 12 months looking into people who either own or operate Yerberia shops in the Valley.
Sept. 20, 2013
Many Fire Restrictions Lifted
The Bureau of Land Management has lifted fire restrictions on public lands in Yuma, La Paz, and Mohave Counties as of 6 this morning. Spokeswoman Lori Cook says there are a number of reasons for the decision.
Sept. 20, 2013
Cuts In SNAP Program Will Lower Food Allowance
Starting in November, 1.1 million Arizonans will be trying to buy food for $4.15 a day.  That is because of cuts in the SNAP program, more commonly known as food stamps. The Association of Arizona Food Banks is bracing for the challenge of feeding those who are affected, but President Angie Rodgers said that likely will last just a few weeks.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Real Estate After The Great Recession
It’s almost impossible to overstate the impact, positive and negative, that real estate and construction have on Arizona’s economy. When the Great Recession hit, the Valley’s housing market was pummeled.
Sept. 20, 2013

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