KJZZ News

Bill would allow medical marijuana research at state universities
Arizona lawmakers voted Wednesday to pave the way for research at state universities that could eventually allow doctors to recommend marijuana to treat more conditions.  The state's medical marijuana law allows it for glaucoma and AIDS and other chronic or debilitating conditions that lead to severe and chronic pain.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne met in Phoenix Monday with city attorneys from around the state to discuss the legality of civil unions. Horne is reacting to Bisbee’s recent approval of civil unions for gay couples.
Sept. 20, 2013
Jared Loughner
The attorney who helped Tucson shooter Jared Loughner avoid the death penalty will now join the team that’s representing the Boston Marathon bomber. A U.S. magistrate has approved the addition of Judy Clarke to the team of lawyers defending Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Sept. 20, 2013
President Obama
President Barack Obama will make his first trip to Mexico since the election of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. Erik Lee of Arizona State University's North American Center for Transborder Studies says the two presidents will discuss trade and security issues.
Sept. 20, 2013
Victims of gun violence protest outside Senator Jeff Flake
Victims of gun violence gathered Thursday outside Senator Jeff Flake’s Phoenix office. They pleaded with the senator to explain his recent vote against background checks for gun sales. Family and victims of Tucson and Aurora shootings ask Jeff Flake to talk with them on the background check vote.
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 PD
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
StoryCorps Phoenix: Tim Mikkelsen and Brian Koch
We are pleased to share the voices and conversations of our community from StoryCorps Phoenix. StoryCorps Phoenix is the project that records the stories of everyday people and archives them at the Library of Congress.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arpaio uses YouTube to respond to court order
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has responded -- via YouTube -- to a court order blocking his agency from conducting immigration sweeps and using race as a factor in traffic stops. The sheriff implied the failure was at the federal level.
Sept. 20, 2013
Bill Montgomery responds to racial profiling ruling
The top prosecutor in Maricopa County claims the recent finding by a federal judge that the county sheriff's office engaged in racial profiling against Latinos won't impact his office's activities. Maricopa County attorney Bill Montgomery held a press conference Thursday and responded to questions about the recent racial profiling ruling.
Sept. 20, 2013
Lawyers argue some Loughner files should remain secret
Federal prosecutors want some of the files on the 2011 Tucson shooting to stay sealed. About 2,700 pages of documents relating to Jared Loughner’s rampage were released in late March.Two hundred pages remain sealed.
Sept. 20, 2013
Report says BLM mishandling western horse, burro population
A national panel of wildlife experts says the federal government is mishandling the mustang and burro population in the Western United States. The panel also reports the bureau of Land management is undercounting the population, suggesting the problem is worse than reported in the past.
Sept. 20, 2013

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