KJZZ News

New Website Helps Arizonans Understand Health Care Options
A website is now available to help Arizonans navigate the new federally-subsidized health insurance marketplace. Tara Plese says coveraz.org is getting a lot of response and she suggests not trying to sign up on the first day, tomorrow, because of the number of people expected to use the system.
Oct. 3, 2013
Insurance Shoppers Find Delays Online
Millions of Americans tried to sign-up for healthcare on the federal government’s website Tuesday, but many of them were stymied by technical glitches.Tuesday was the first day the uninsured could shop for health coverage on the new online marketplaces, but many experienced delays from a website overloaded by traffic.
Oct. 3, 2013
Salt River Project Partners With ASU School Of Sustainability To Reduce Waste
Nearly 20 people sorted trash to separate recyclables for over two hours Wednesday morning. Arizona State University School of Sustainability and Salt River Project employees sort through SRP's trash Wednesday morning at 27th Avenue Phoenix Transfer Station to pick out recyclable materials.
Oct. 3, 2013
Commercial Real Estate Market Improving Slower Than Residential Housing Market
Despite the steady improvement in the Valley’s real estate market, the commercial real estate market has a long way to go. Mark Stapp, of ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business, says it’s not for a lack of investors.
Oct. 3, 2013
Frontier Airlines To Be Sold
The former head of America West Airlines is leading a group that’s buying a Denver-based airline. William Franke’s group, Indigo Partners, will buy Frontier Airlines for about $145 million. The purchase is contingent on reaching agreements with the Association of Flight Attendants and others by the end of the month.
Oct. 3, 2013
New Phoenix Suns Head Coach Shares Expectations For The Season
MLB's regular season just ended, and NHL's year is getting started this week. In Arizona, that has fans optimistic, primarily because the Phoenix Coyotes are actually owned by private investors who really wanted the team, not just the NHL.
Oct. 3, 2013
Climate In Arizona Warming Faster Than Other States
A new report on climate change says here in Arizona, it’s already happening. Julie Cole is a Geoscientist at the University of Arizona. “We’re warming as fast as anywhere in the lower 48; faster than most of the lower 48 states,” Cole said.
Oct. 3, 2013
Shut Down Shuts Out Grand Canyon Visitors, Employees
With the government officially closed, 438 Grand Canyon employees are being furloughed today. Visitors are being turned away at the park’s gate, and those already inside have 48 hours to clear out.
Oct. 3, 2013
Keeping Up With Arizona Politicians Future Plans
Former Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman announced he was running for the Republican gubernatorial nomination. Then last month, he was convinced by a number of supporters to run for treasurer instead. Secretary of State Ken Bennett has had an exploratory committee, and almost every Capitol-watcher fully expects him to run for governor, but it seems some people would prefer him as a corporation commission candidate.
Oct. 3, 2013
Studying Who Heat Islands Hurt And Where They Live
This past summer was the hottest ever in Phoenix, according to the National Weather Service. Mikhail Chester is an assistant professor of civil, environmental and sustainability engineering at ASU. (Photo by Nick Blumberg-KJZZ) During the height of the heat, few places in the U.
Oct. 3, 2013
Shutdown Could Cost Arizona Tourism Industry Millions Of Dollars A Day
Arizona’s tourism industry stands to lose millions of dollars a day if national parks close as part of a possible federal government shutdown. Cronkite News says visitors to Arizona’s national parks spend an average of $2.
Oct. 3, 2013
Judge: Litigation To Proceed On US Airways-American Airlines Merger
One thing that won’t be delayed because of the government shutdown is the trial over the merger of American Airlines and Tempe-based US Airways.A federal judge in Washington denied a Department of Justice request to put the case on hold on Tuesday.
Oct. 3, 2013
Judge Orders Court-Appointed Monitor To Oversee Sheriff Arpaios Office
A court-appointed monitor will oversee the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office to make sure the department ends discriminatory practices. MCSO was accused of racial profiling as part of a civil suit. This is the result of a six year legal battle over a racial discrimination case against the sheriff’s department.
Oct. 3, 2013
Midwives Push For Access To Meds
Women who give birth at home are looking for a different kind of labor than a hospital typically provides, namely one that is drug-free. But in an emergency, medication can sometimes be a lifesaver, for them and their babies.
Oct. 3, 2013
Bedbugs Found At U Of A Library
An infestation of bed bugs forced the closure of parts of the Main Library at the University of Arizona for a time late last week. The first dead bug was noticed by a library employee, in the downstairs computer lab area last Wednesday, according to UA Facilities Management.
Oct. 3, 2013

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