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Sept. 20, 2013
California Citrus Threatened by Freeze
????A hard freeze blanketed parts of California, threatening the nation's largest citrus market. Early indications are that the damage is minimal but it'll be a few days before growers can assess the damage.
Sept. 20, 2013
Poll: Occupy, Tea Party movements lose respect in Arizona
A new public opinion poll shows Arizonans are increasingly dissatisfied with the Occupy Wall Street Movement and the Tea Party. KJZZ’s  Peter O’Dowd reports.PETER O’DOWD: Behavior Research Center Pollster Jim Haynes says the our growing displeasure for these political movements is equal opportunity.
Sept. 20, 2013
Bill to ban immunization requirements in higher education advances
Universities and community colleges in Arizona would not be allowed to require their students be immunized, under a bill that won the approval of a state House committee Wednesday.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
State Supreme Court to hear appeal of candidate
A council candidate in the border town of San Luis, Arizona is appealing a judge’s decision to remove her from a primary ballot because she is not proficient in English. Alejandrina Cabrera’s attorney filed the appeal today.
Sept. 20, 2013
Philanthropy in the Valley: remembering Virginia G. Piper
ASU professor and biographer Melissa Pritchard talks about philanthropist Virginia G. Piper and the impact she had on Arizona. Piper was the wife of Motorola founder Paul Galvin. When Galvin was diagnosed with leukemia, he asked Piper to take on the philanthropic projects he could not finish and taught her the business of philanthropy.
Sept. 20, 2013
Is internet freedom at risk?
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Sept. 20, 2013
KJZZ coverage of the Tucson shooting 2011
On Jan. 8, 2011, Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head during a public event in Tucson. The KJZZ News Department mobilized to provide more than 3.5 hours of live, continuous coverage that day.
Sept. 20, 2013
Join KJZZ for AZ SCITECH Forum on Personalized Medicine, March 8
Imagine a medical treatment uniquely designed for you.Science fiction or fact? Examine the potential of Personalized Medicine during an Arizona SciTech forum presented by KJZZ and Rio Salado College on March 8, 2012.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Memories: Finding the American Dream at Cortez High
As we continue to celebrate Arizona's centennial, we reached out to you to share your favorite Arizona memories. Judith Dorffi Sadre told us how a public education in Arizona changed her life.   The author of this commentary, Judith Dorffi Sadre.
Sept. 20, 2013
More newspapers are adding paywalls to their websites
Gannett, the parent company of The Arizona Republic, recently announced that it would begin charging for some content at the paper’s website. An expert explains what it takes to make this business model successful.
Sept. 20, 2013
More signs point to housing market turnaround
Another report is out pointing to a rebound in the Valley’s housing market. Analysts at Clear Capital say foreclosures are down and housing prices are up. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Terry Ward reports.  TERRY WARD: The picture is still pretty depressing if you look at the housing market nationwide -- prices still are falling.
Sept. 20, 2013
Bill to ban texting while driving is defeated
This week the texting while driving ban was defeated in a 31-28 vote. Thirty five states currently have distracted driving laws. We take a look at whether Arizona may join them in the future.Arizona House minority leader Steve Farley thinks that the bill won’t die due to a growing bipartisan following.
Sept. 20, 2013
How do you cope with Arizona
Anyone who's spent time in Arizona during the summer months knows how hot the weather can get. Miserably, unforgivingly, unbelievably hot. As climate change pushes temperatures across the planet higher and higher, we want to hear from you.
Sept. 20, 2013
Winter storm closes Flagstaff schools, Interstate 40
Arizona will feel the lingering effects of a late-winter storm that brought gusting winds and sporadic rain and hail to lower elevations. Snow blanketed northern Arizona. Flagstaff is digging out from two feet of snow that shut down Interstate 40.
Sept. 20, 2013
Saguaro National Park bans sale of drinks in plastic bottles
Saguaro National Park in Tucson has banned the sale of disposable bottled soda or water from vending machines. Instead, the park now has stations where visitors can refill their own reusable water bottles.
Sept. 20, 2013
Exhibit at Arizona Science Center brings van Gogh to life
An exhibit at the Arizona Science center brings the paintings and writing of Vincent van Gogh to life through video screens, music and animation. Van Gogh Alive has its North American debut at the Arizona Science Center.
Sept. 20, 2013
Two ex-Fiesta Bowl executives sentenced for illegal campaign donation scheme
Two former Fiesta Bowl employees have been ordered to pay a fine for their roles in making illegal campaign contributions.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports. The Fiesta Bowl’s former vice president of media relations, Shawn Schoeffler, received a $4,600 fine and 100 hours of community service under a sentence imposed by Maricopa County Superior Court judge Douglas Rayes.
Sept. 20, 2013

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