KJZZ News

House Votes To Keep Government Open If Affordable Care Act Is Defunded
It seems like we have been here before on a never-ending cycle of political posturing over shutting down the government unless the Affordable Care Act is stopped, overturned, kicked to the curb. But that is causing some disagreement among Republicans as many in the House want to tie raising the debt ceiling to defunding the Affordable Care Act, while some in the Senate are saying, 'What’s the point?’ as that Democratically-controlled body and the White House will not let it go through.
Sept. 26, 2013
Investigators Look Into Cause Of Weekend Helicopter Crash
The National Transportation Safety Board is examining the wreckage of a Vietnam-era ‘Huey’ helicopter, that crashed near Mayer over the weekend. The crash killed 25-year-old Brynne Smith of Scottsdale and a second person on board, who is believed to have been the pilot.
Sept. 26, 2013
Arizona Has More Choices, Lower Cost Under Health Law Compared To Other States
Starting Oct.1, Americans can buy health plans set up by President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Arizona residents without insurance will have 106 new plans to choose from when enrollment begins next week, and those who live in metro Phoenix will have even more options.
Sept. 26, 2013
Yuma Desalting Plant Could Boost US Water Supply To Mexico During The Drought
The severe drought that hit the Southwest 14 years ago is expected to continue to bring down water levels on the Colorado River.  Two large storage tanks at the Yuma Desalting Plant stand a few stories above ground.
Sept. 26, 2013
Creating A New Marketing Strategy And Name For The Phoenix Coyotes
The Phoenix Coyotes want you to know that they are “Here to Stay." The slogan is all over the team’s marketing campaign for their upcoming season, which starts in a couple of weeks. While it is true that the team will be staying in Glendale, the same can not be said for its name.
Sept. 26, 2013
Group Kicks Off Effort To Encourage Affordable Care Act Enrollment
The sign-up period for the Affordable Care Act begins next week and the Arizona branch of Organizing for Action is kicking off an effort to encourage enrollment. They say they’re attempting to counter what the group says is the misinformation being spread about Obamacare.
Sept. 26, 2013
Officer Arrested On Suspicion Of Sexually Assaulting A Female Inmate
A rookie Tucson police officer has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a female inmate at the Pima County Jail. Police spokesman Chris Widmer says Benjamin Gaballa, who was terminated after the allegations surfaced last month, was taken into custody on Wednesday.
Sept. 26, 2013
ASU police use GPS to crack down on bike theft
As students return to school at Arizona State University, campus police are dealing with bike thieves. Authorities are cracking down on the problem by using satellite technology. Bicycle racks at Arizona State University.
Sept. 20, 2013
Western US incomes drop 4 percent
US Census Bureau statistics released Wednesday show the median income of people living in the Western United States has fallen. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, it is part of a wider release of information on the nation’s poverty rate.
Sept. 20, 2013
Show your papers provision of SB 1070 now in effect
PHOENIX (Associated Press) — A judge in Arizona ruled Tuesday that police can immediately start enforcing the most contentious section of the state's immigration law, marking the first time officers can carry out the so-called "show me your papers" provision.
Sept. 20, 2013
New name on ballot for Cochise County Sheriff
Republicans in Cochise County have picked a retired commander to take Shreiff Larry Dever's spot on the November ballot. Dever died late Tuesday in a rollover crash in Northern Arizona. He was running unopposed for a fifth term as Cochise County Sheriff.
Sept. 20, 2013
Planners submit wishlist for Mexico trade
The state’s ongoing effort to boost business between Arizona and Mexico continues. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, a group of regional planning associations will present a trade resolution to the US Department of Commerce.
Sept. 20, 2013
BLM celebrates National Public Lands Day in Arizona
The Bureau of Land Management is among the federal agencies celebrating National Public Lands Day on Saturday. That includes seven volunteer efforts in Arizona -- among them, pulling buffelgrass, restoring trails and picking up trash.
Sept. 20, 2013
Wetter than average monsoon in the Valley
The just-ended 2012 monsoon season produced more rain than normal in the Valley, and the dust storms were very intense. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: The monsoon season runs from June 15 through September 30.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Highways feature on bike-coffee shop at the Grand Canyon
Morning Edition looks into Arizona Highways' feature on a unique bike rental shop and cafe at the Grand Canyon.KJZZ's Dennis Lambert spoke with Arizona Highways managing editor Kelly Kramer and the story photographer Dawn Kish about the feature on the Bright Angel bicycle rental store.
Sept. 20, 2013
U.S. Treasury trying to hit cartel leaders where it hurts
The U.S. Department of Treasury is extending efforts to punish a leader of the Mexican Sinaloa Cartel -- financially. KJZZ's Jude Joffe-Block reports that people in the US are banned from doing business with two Mexican companies under the kingpin's control.
Sept. 20, 2013
Supreme Court to hear Arizona voter registration case
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by the state of Arizona over its voter registration requirements. In 2004, Arizona voters passed a ballot proposition requiring prospective voters to prove they're a citizen before they can register to vote using a state form.
Sept. 20, 2013
Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home may be sold, preserved
The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home in Phoenix that faced a bulldozer is now looking at a better future. Wright designed the home for his son David and daughter-in-law Gladys. The house shares some of the spiral design elements of the Guggenheim Museum in New York, and was purchased earlier this year by a private company.
Sept. 20, 2013

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