KJZZ News

Former flower shop could serve as impromptu morgue
In the wake of Sept. 11, the Centers for Disease Control has been encouraging counties across the country to prepare for disasters with mass fatalities. In depopulated areas, however, it’s not always easy.
Sept. 20, 2013
Glendale mental health court aims to send defendants to treatment, not prison
Last month, the city of Glendale opened a new court specially designed for the mentally ill. Advocates say it’s a critical issue; according to an analysis of government data by the Treatment Advocacy Center, mentally ill people in Arizona are nearly ten times more likely to be in the criminal justice system than in hospitals.
Sept. 20, 2013
Advisory group: dietary supplements not good for healthy women
New recommendations from a government advisory group suggest that healthy older women shouldn't bother with relatively low-dose dietary supplements.  While nutrients are crucial for healthy bones, specialists advise getting as much as possible from a good diet.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix: Love it or leave it
People move to Phoenix for countless reasons, and they leave the Valley for just as many. Should the 'creative class' keep trying to change Phoenix or leave for a more established place?Sustainability and architecture journalist Taz Loomans explains why she moved from Phoenix to Portland.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pima Community College passes in-state tuition rates for undocumented immigrants
Some Pima Community College students in Tucson who are undocumented immigrants are getting a break on tuition.   The PCC governing board has approved a proposal that will charge in-state tuition to students who were brought to the United States as young children by their undocumented immigrant parents.
Sept. 20, 2013
Skeletal remains found in burned Cochise County home
Cochise County sheriff's deputies say skeletal remains have been discovered in the ruins of a rural home that was discovered burned to the ground. They say a man spotted his neighbor's burned out home as he was passing by Saturday afternoon and told deputies the fire could have broken out anytime between Wednesday and when it was discovered Saturday.
Sept. 20, 2013
Justice Sandra Day OConnor on iCivics
Sandra Day O’Connor became the first woman on the U.S. Supreme Court in 1981. Since resigning from the bench, Justice O’Connor has focused on getting kids to know more about how federal, state and local governments work.
Sept. 20, 2013
Southeast Valley becoming high-tech hub
General Motors’ announcement this week that it’ll build an IT center in Chandler follows on the heels of other such decisions. And, as KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports, there could be more on the way.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tucson bats moving into condos
Tucson bats are finding themselves homeless as their natural habitats like caves and mines are disappearing due to urban development. The bats tried moving into city dwellings, but now even the bats' newfound homes are being threatened.
Sept. 20, 2013
The future of photo enforcement in Arizona
A bill proceeding through the Arizona legislature would put more limits on photo enforcement on the state's highways. It's the latest controversy since the program was introduced on the Loop 101 in Scottsdale.
Sept. 20, 2013
U.S. Supreme Court to hear Prop 200 case
The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments Monday about part of Arizona’s Proposition 200.  The high court will decide if Arizona overreached when the state required people to provide proof of citizenship when registering to vote using a federal form.
Sept. 20, 2013
Wildfire in southern Ariz. stopped, but concerns rise
Firefighters say they got a quick start on a wildfire in the Santa Cruz River, north of Tucson Monday, limiting the flames to less than an acre. Adam Goldberg with the Northwest Fire District says the potential for wildfires is growing because of the rather wet winter weather.
Sept. 20, 2013
Grand Canyon University makes the jump to NCAA Division I
Grand Canyon University is investing a lot of money and energy into moving its athletic programs into Division I, the highest level of competition in the NCAA.Brad Wolverton of The Chronicle of Higher Education talks to Steve Goldstein about the challenges GCU will face— and whether its for-profit status will impact how it's viewed by the NCAA.
Sept. 20, 2013
U.S. Marshals, local law enforcement crack down on outstanding warrants
A three-day law enforcement operation in central and southern Arizona has led to more than three dozen arrests.  Operation Southern Star II targeted fugitives with outstanding warrants for felonies including drug violations and violent crimes.
Sept. 20, 2013
Hundreds of new jobs coming to Scottsdale
New jobs are coming to the Valley. The New York company ZocDoc is bringing a second U.S. office – and more than 600 jobs – to Scottsdale. Gov. Jan Brewer poses with many of the faces of ZocDoc, including its CEO, Cyrus Massoumi.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona aerospace firms seek FAA approval to test unmanned aircraft
Arizona is among 37 states seeking federal approval for the testing of unmanned aircraft for commercial purposes. The Federal Aviation Adminstration will issue permits for drone operators in six states.
Sept. 20, 2013
Lawmakers hope to refinance unemployment insurance loan
Arizona legislators want to refinance a federal loan that kept the state’s unemployment fund afloat during the recession. In 2010, Arizona took out a federal loan to keep its jobless fund solvent.
Sept. 20, 2013

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