KJZZ News

NAU President To Retire In 2015
Northern Arizona University president John Haeger is stepping down, but not right away. The NAU leader will continue in his post for another two years. NAU President John Haeger (Courtesy nau.edu) John Haeger notified the Board of Regents on Thursday he would be leaving when his contract is up June 30, 2015.
Sept. 20, 2013
Fundraiser Underway To Buy Colorado River Water For Mexico Wetlands
A first of its kind private fundraiser to buy water rights to the Colorado River launches in Phoenix this weekend. Environmental groups want to purchase enough water to keep the river flowing south of the border during the severe drought.
Sept. 20, 2013
Border Technology Contracts Take New Approach
In the coming months, hundreds of millions of dollars worth of contracts will be finalized for new surveillance technology along the Southwest border. The federal government is taking a new approach to awarding these contracts in an effort to avoid past mistakes.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix Suns Are The Least Watchable Team In The NBA, According To USA Today
The Phoenix Suns will start training camp later this month in Flagstaff, fresh from the second-worst season in franchise history. Last week, the team cut ties with forward Michael Beasley, an underachieving forward who had been in contact with law enforcement multiple times in his one season with the Suns.
Sept. 20, 2013
99-Year-Old Arizona Music Icon Shares His Memories
A 99-year-old Arizona music icon will have his work celebrated and performed at the Musical Instrument Museum this weekend. A look at the career and impact of the man known as “Chapito.” This is Pachanga, a song performed by Chapito Chavarria and his band at clubs, weddings, quincenieras and dances throughout Arizona during the '50s, '60s and '70s.
Sept. 20, 2013
3 Arizona-Run Power Plants Are Among 50 Dirtiest In The Nation
According to a new report by an environmental advocacy group, the Navajo Generating Station, the Four Corners Power Plant, and the Springerville Generating Station were ranked 10th, 15th and 34th dirtiest in the country for 2011.
Sept. 20, 2013
Immigration Reform Activists Plan Phoenix March For Oct. 5
Immigration reform activists are planning a mass demonstration next month here in Phoenix.  Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox says the 11 million de-facto citizens living in America need to be recognized through passage of comprehensive immigration reform legislation.
Sept. 20, 2013
Here & Now: AHCCCS Enrollment Freeze
Here and Now host Steve Goldstein talks to Monica Coury, assistant director of Intergovernmental Relations for AHCCCS, about misconceptions involving AHCCCS enrollment freezes and budget cuts. Coury talks about who will retain their coverage, who is eligible, and why a freeze is being put into effect.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ StoryCorps: Fleeing Baghdad
    In this AZ-Edition of StoryCorps, Wasnaa Adnam reminisces with her daughter Aysar Jaber about the struggles they faced while fleeing Baghdad in 2003, their journey to the U.S. and hopes for the future.
Sept. 20, 2013
Guest Ranch Burned by Wallow Fire gets Unexpected Help
The largest wildfire in Arizona's history burned 538-thousand acres of forest. The Wallow Fire also destroyed more than 30 homes and cabins. One Eastern Arizona ranch was hit particularly hard.  As KJZZ's Paul Atkinson reports, the family plans to rebuild with some unexpected help.
Sept. 20, 2013

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