KJZZ News

University of Arizona breaks ground on new cancer treatment center in downtown Phoenix
The University of Arizona broke ground Thursday on a new cancer center at Saint Joseph Medical Center. The downtown Phoenix clinic will be a second hub for the University of Arizona’s nationally designated Comprehensive Cancer Center for the Southwest region, which is centered in Tuscon.
Sept. 20, 2013
School turns to longer hours, virtual classes to boost diplomas
According to some federal calculations, Arizona had the highest high school drop-out rate in the country in 2009-2010 school year. And that has education leaders worried about the future for those young people.
Sept. 20, 2013
Recall effort targets Sheriff Joe Arpaio again
An effort to recall Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is underway. Has the successful recall of former Senate President Russell Pearce set an important precedent?Arizona Republic columnist Bob Robb weighs in on the Arpaio recall and a counter-effort to recall County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox.
Sept. 20, 2013
US Airways flight attendants approve new contract, just in time to do it again
Flight attendants at US Airways approved a new contract that wraps up some unfinished business from the airline's 2005 merger with America West.  The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA union covers workers who came from both America West and the old US Airways.
Sept. 20, 2013
Resolution to establish Arizona sovereignty up for Senate vote
A Senate vote is expected Monday on a resolution supporters say would establish state sovereignty. It's similar to a measure that was rejected by Arizona voters last year, allowing the state to reject federal actions it believes are unconstitutional.
Sept. 20, 2013
Oakland As sign on with Mesa
Oakland A’s fans will be going to a different ballpark for spring training in two years. The City of Mesa approved an agreement last night that will have the A’s training at Mesa’s Hohokam Park. The Chicago Cubs train their now, but they will be moving to a new park in Mesa next year.
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
Federal Aviation Administration to close 149 airport control towers
Last month, the Federal Aviation Administration announced 149 airport control towers would close starting next week, as a result of the sequester budget cuts. Four of those towers are in Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
U.S. drug czar meets with local mayors
United States drug czar Gil Kerlikowske met with local mayors in Phoenix on Thursday to talk border security and drug trafficking. U.S. Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy Gil Kerlikowske, center, visited with (from left), Surprise Mayor Sharon Wolcott, Avondale Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Phoenix City Councilman Michael Nowakowski, and Phoenix Chief of Police Daniel Garcia.
Sept. 20, 2013
Legislature votes to scrap old definition of mental illness
Arizona lawmakers voted Monday to scrap an old definition in the law books that said people with mental illness were idiots. It existed despite the fact that most references in the statutes have been updated to be legally and medically correct.
Sept. 20, 2013
Social media stole my kidney
Comic Amy Donohue talked about her decision to donate a kidney and her efforts to serve as a spokesperson for organ donation.Donohue explained how social media stole her kidney. She donated hers to the mother of a woman she met on Twitter.
Sept. 20, 2013

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