KJZZ News

ADOT, DPS Prepare For Labor Day Traffic
The Arizona Department of Transportation is teaming with the Department of Public Safety to help keep traffic moving on I-17 over the Labor Day holiday weekend. They're targeting the area between Black Canyon City and Cordes Junction with highway signs that say 'Safety Corridor—Stay Alert, Stay Alive,' according to ADOT spokesman Doug Nintzel.
Sept. 20, 2013
McCain To Discuss Syria With Obama
Arizona Senator John McCain heads to the White House Monday to discuss a possible military strike against Syria with the president. On CBS's "Face the Nation," Sunday, McCain said it has to be more than just a missile strike, and that he wants to see a plan in place before deciding to support the action.
Sept. 20, 2013
Joint Task Force Raids Phoenix Apartment Complex On Suspicion Of Gang Activity
Law enforcement agencies conducted a series of pre-dawn raids Wednesday morning at an apartment complex in northwest Phoenix. The raids capped a year-long undercover investigation.Police said they were looking into gang-related drug and weapons crimes at the apartments located just south of Glendale at 2500 West Ocotillo.
Sept. 20, 2013
Prescott To Remove Temporary Memorial For Firefighters
The city of Prescott announced they will remove the temporary memorial for the firefighters killed in the Yarnell Hill Fire. The memorial at Prescott's Station 7 stretches entirely around the building.
Sept. 20, 2013
Changing Attitudes About Sports Injuries
Throw some dirt on it. That is what a lot of coaches and even some parents would say to young football players who looked like they had suffered a minor injury. Throwing up on the sidelines? Just part of the game.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Petition Could Affect Public Employee Pensions
A new Arizona petition drive could mean some major changes in pensions for public employees.  Republican Party activist Roy Miller is worried about what happened in Detroit, happening here.  His initiative would prohibit cities, counties and school districts from spending increases that exceed inflation and population growth, unless they've adequately funded their pension systems.
Sept. 20, 2013
Emergency Equipment At Mesa Gas Station Limits Fire
Fire officials in Mesa say the emergency equipment at a gas station, worked just as it is supposed to, when a motorist made a big mistake and ignited a fire. "The gentleman was filling up the gas tank, left the nozzle inside his vehicle and drove away, but the hose itself had broke away," said fire department spokesman Forrest Smith.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mixed Views On Jobs Being Added In Arizona
The state will release August’s unemployment numbers next week. July’s rate was the same as June’s, 8 percent which was almost half a percent lower than last July, but are the jobs being added in Arizona good jobs? Michael Hayes said no.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mesa-Gateway Brings Big Money To The State
The Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport brought in more $1.3 billion in total economic benefits last fiscal year. That is according to a new study from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.
Sept. 20, 2013
New Phoenix Whole Foods Market Adds To Competitive Grocery Store Battle
It is a big day for shoppers in central Phoenix, with the grand opening of a new Whole Foods Market near 20th Street and Highland Avenue. The 35,000 square foot store will sell natural and organic foods and jump into the ultra-competitive grocery battle in the Valley.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ StoryCorps:  The Fullams
   In this AZ-Edition of StoryCorps, John Fullam and his daughter Lisa Fullam recall memorable moments from their childhoods and talk about the special bond that develops between children and their parents.
Sept. 20, 2013
Programming Changes
Dear Listener, We are implementing changes to KJZZ’s overnight schedule and HD2 service beginning July 1, 2011. You can view the new schedule online right now.  We will replace JazzWorks on 91.5 FM and HD1 with a live feed of BBC World Service, weekdays at 1-3 a.
Sept. 20, 2013
Post Wallow Fire: Crews Target Safety and Flood Prevention
KJZZ's Paul Atkinson reports on efforts to prevent flooding and make Eastern Arizona forests safe following the worst wildfire in Arizona history. Click HERE to see what the Wallow Fire destroyed.
Sept. 20, 2013
Breaking Down The Pearce Recall Process
The process to recall State Senate president Russell Pearce is well under way. Here and Now takes a look at the steps taken so far, and what residents of Pearce's district can expect in the coming months.
Sept. 20, 2013
Analyzing The Race for Phoenix Mayor
Host Steve Goldstein talks to Arizona Republic reporter Lynh Bui about issues that affect citizens in the race for Phoenix mayor.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phil Gordon on the Next Mayors Challenges
As part of a series on this month's Phoenix Mayoral election, KJZZ's Steve Goldstein talks with current Mayor Phil Gordon about what the next Mayor should focus on...and whether some communities, including South Phoenix, aren't given enough attention.
Sept. 20, 2013
Author Pens Desert Mystery
Author and musician James Sallis joins Steve Goldstein to talk about his most recent mystery novel taken from the perspective of three characters...including the killer.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix Runoff Election
Here and Now's Steve Goldstein talks to Wes Gullett and Greg Stanton, the runoff candidates for mayor of Phoenix and their feeling on the continuing race for mayor. Political analyst Dennis Welch discusses the future of the race.
Sept. 20, 2013
Valley Monsoon Season Change
Host Steve Goldstein talks to professor of Geological Sciences Randy Cerveny about this year's unusual monsoon season, and whether valley residents should be concerned about the dry weather and their health.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sources Outside AZ Contribute to Ozone Problem
Tackling the valley’s ozone pollution problem isn’t so simple.  A lot of it is locally produced.  But as KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports, we don’t have control over other sources.
Sept. 20, 2013

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