KJZZ News

Lack of temporary pools could cause some desert animals to croak
When the summer monsoons come to the southwest, abundant runoff leads to major problems for cities — streets flood and temporary ponds appear that serve as breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Engineers try to contain and eliminate the water, and environmentalists try to recycle it, but some desert animals need these temporary pools to stick around.
Sept. 20, 2013
Toddler found malnourished, dehydrated in Mesa home
A 2-year-old Mesa girl has died after police say she was found malnourished and dehydrated in her home in more than 100-degree temperatures.The girl's 1-year-old brother, who was also in the home at the time, was hospitalized and will be placed by Child Protective Services after his release.
Sept. 20, 2013
More cases of Valley fever expected for Maricopa County
The official end of the Valley's monsoon season is two weeks away, but there still may be plenty of dust storms to come and more cases of Valley fever.Valley fever is a condition that hits Arizonans hard and is often misdiagnosed.
Sept. 20, 2013
Glendale sales tax issue will be on the ballot
Glendale residents will get a chance vote on a sales tax initiative in November.The Arizona Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to review a lower court ruling that placed the measure on the ballot.A group called Save Glendale Now backed the initiative, which was challenged by the city.
Sept. 20, 2013
Fiesta Bowl lobbyist takes plea deal
Former Fiesta Bowl lobbyist John MacDonald has agreed to plead guilty to one count of failure to report principal expenditures, a misdemeanor, entering into a deal with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.
Sept. 20, 2013
Fluoride in the Phoenix water supply
Putting fluoride in the public water supply began in earnest in the U.S. in the mid-20th century. The process was intended to reduce tooth decay and help lower-income people who found it more difficult to afford regular visits to the dentist.
Sept. 20, 2013
Latinos live in poverty more than other ethnic groups
Latino families in the U.S. continue to live in poverty, more than any other ethnic group. An analysis released today shows that despite the alarming numbers the problem could be worse. NADINE ARROYO RODRIGUEZ: That analysis shows Latino children make up more than 34 percent of all U.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona suing McKesson corporation over drug costs
The state of Arizona has accused the country’s biggest prescription drug wholesaler of price gouging.  The McKesson Corporation distributes pharmaceuticals to big stores like Albertson’s, Costco, and Walgreens.
Sept. 20, 2013
Glendale council to vote on continuing casino lawsuit
The Glendale City Council will vote Tuesday night on whether to continue the city’s legal fight against a proposed casino nearby. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more.MARK BRODIE: Earlier this month, the Ninth U.
Sept. 20, 2013
Urban Outfitters wants trademark case moved
Urban Outfitters Incorporated and other defendants in a case alleging Navajo tribal trademark infringement want it moved to Pennsylvania. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more.The Navajo Nation sued the corporations in February, alleging they violated trademarks on the Navajo name that cover clothing, footwear, textiles, online retail sales and household products.
Sept. 20, 2013
CDC: Teen drinking and driving down more than 50 percent since 1991
New numbers show Arizona teens drink and drive at approximately the same rate as their counterparts around the country. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the percentage of teenagers who drink and drive dropped more than 50 percent between 1991 and last year.
Sept. 20, 2013
Central Arizona Project canal has a leak
It may be another two weeks before the break in the Central Arizona Project canal is repaired. Authorities discovered the leak early Sunday morning. The canal delivers water from the Colorado River to Phoenix and Tucson.
Sept. 20, 2013
Republican Congressional candidate Vernon Parker
Arizona's new Ninth Congressional District is the most competitive in the state and is considered a toss-up by national political analysts. Republican nominee Vernon Parker spoke about his plans to improve the economy and modify the Affordable Care Act.
Sept. 20, 2013
Downtown hotels could come down
A deadline is looming over the pending demolition of two hotels in downtown Phoenix. One of two downtown Phoenix hotels scheduled to be demolished to make way for a parking lot. (Photo by Jon Hoban - KJZZ) The company that owns the Phoenix Suns also owns the abandoned St.
Sept. 20, 2013
U.S. Senate candidates Richard Carmona and Jeff Flake
Congressman Jeff Flake and Dr. Richard Carmona joined Steve Goldstein separately to talk about their views on economic progress, the Affordable Care Act, and immigration reform. Carmona, the former U.S.
Sept. 20, 2013
Third-party candidates on the Arizona ballot
Republican and Democratic candidates are not alone in this presidential election. Third-party candidates are also included on ballots in many states, including Arizona. Often times these political groups go unnoticed.
Sept. 20, 2013
Public transit in Valley might be getting more expensive
Valley Metro is asking for feedback on proposed fare increases on public transit. KJZZ's Mark Brodie speaks with ASU's Aaron Golub about what the 25-50 cent rise in fares might mean for passengers, and for the transit agency itself.
Sept. 20, 2013
A satirical look at the elections process
With all the seriousness surrounding election season, we decided to lighten up a bit. Election ads are everywhere, though they’ll magically disappear following next Tuesday. You may think you’ve seen or heard everything possible.
Sept. 20, 2013
Developer plans inland port for Casa Grande
Groups of cities are scrambling to create transportation hubs in Arizona that would reap the advantages of global commerce. It was the topic of a story we reported last week about the future of the North American Free Trade agreement.
Sept. 20, 2013
Maricopa school district override rejected
Voters in the City of Maricopa rejected the school district’s request for a budget increase. This is the Maricopa Unified School District’s fifth attempt at asking voters for additional funding.
Sept. 20, 2013

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