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Seeking Mental Health Services For Children, Parents Can Face a Maze
Mental health services in Arizona have been cut dramatically over the past several years. But for children who need mental health care, it’s not always a lack of funding that’s the problem. Parents face different approaches to treatment, bureaucratic hurdles, and a lack of readily available information.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mesa Close to Landing New University
The city of Mesa might be home to the newest campus of Benedictine University, a private Catholic school. Benedictine currently has two campuses in Illinois, as well as programs in China and Vietnam.
Sept. 20, 2013
State Legislative Session Starts
KJZZ's Mark Brodie and managing editor of the Arizona Guardian Dennis Welch sit down with Steve Goldstein to talk about the 2012 Legislative Session kicking off, and what the state can look forward to.
Sept. 20, 2013
The Wright Way of Building
A designer ahead of his time, Frank Lloyd Wright left his mark across the valley. Even after his death he continues to be a prominent figure in the architecture and city planning that shapes Arizona. Wright’s former apprentice Vern Swaback gives his take on the architect, and how Wright regarded nature as the great teacher.
Sept. 20, 2013
Democrats announce effort to repeal SB 1070
Democratic lawmakers will introduce legislation this week to repeal Arizona’s controversial immigration law, SB 1070. But Republican legislators say any attempts will be dead-on-arrival. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Presidents message of high-tech jobs will require focus on education
President Obama was in Arizona yesterday to continue promoting his message on jobs and manufacturing. He chose a fitting backdrop. The president spoke in front of a massive construction site in Chandler.
Sept. 20, 2013
Cruise bookings down after ship wreck in Italy
Bookings on Carnival Cruise lines are down significantly since the wreck of the Costa Concordia more than two weeks ago. The ship is owned by Carnival. It ran aground off the coast of Italy. Seventeen people are confirmed dead and 15 remain missing.
Sept. 20, 2013
Gila River Indian Community members to vote on Loop 202 extension
Members of the Gila River Indian Community will decide next week whether to allow an extension of the Loop 202 on reservation land. The project has been in the works for more than 20 years, but the debate deals with issues much older than that.
Sept. 20, 2013
Obama gets a kick out of Phoenix kids marshmallow cannon
Fourteen-year-old Joe Hudy and his marshmallow cannon got the attention of President Obama at the White House on Tuesday. The young man from Phoenix was there as part of the White House Science Fair. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports the president couldn’t resist the temptation to test the science project.
Sept. 20, 2013
State election campaigning going digital
A pilot program will make campaigning for state office easier in Arizona. The Secretary of State’s office announced the E-Qual system, which allows voters to sign candidate petitions online and donate $5 for candidates seeking Clean Elections funding.
Sept. 20, 2013
Governor unveils public employee pension reform
A House committee will hear a proposal by Governor Brewer’s office to overhaul how state workers are hired and fired.  As KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports from Phoenix, the bill would also do away with overtime for most state employees.
Sept. 20, 2013
GOP candidates argue over national, Arizona issues
The four remaining GOP presidential candidates sparred in Mesa on Wednesday night. The CNN debate addressed issues critical to many Arizonans, including immigration and border security. But much of the debate was taken up with national policy, and there was little discussion of job creation.
Sept. 20, 2013
Information about Arizonas presidential preference election
The 2012 Presidential Preference Election will be held Tuesday, Feb. 28. Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.; the first results are expected to be released about 8 p.m.Only voters registered in the Republican Party and Green Party are eligible to participate.
Sept. 20, 2013
Judge rules against graphic cigarette pack warnings
A judge has blocked efforts by the federal government to have vivid images of the effects of smoking emblazoned on packs of cigarettes. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Terry Ward reports. TERRY WARD: The Food & Drug Administration wants to put graphic images on cigarette packs including a diseased lung and a corpse.
Sept. 20, 2013
Brian Skerrys Ocean Soul
KJZZ's Steve Goldstein talks with photojournalist and National Geographic explorer Brian Skerry about his love of the sea, including why he thinks oceans have "souls."
Sept. 20, 2013
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Sept. 20, 2013
US Airways, American Airlines could merge
Holly Hegeman, CEO and publisher of planebusiness.com, speculates about the rumored merger between US Airways and American Airlines, and the bigger picture developing in the industry. Hegeman says that even with US Airways making preparations for a merger, like registering domain names, it isn’t a done deal.
Sept. 20, 2013
Most medical marijuana applicants want to grow their own
More than 22,000 Arizonans have applied for and received permission from the Department of Health Services to use medical marijuana.  And the vast majority, some 85 percent, are requesting to grow their own.
Sept. 20, 2013
Flu cases rising fast in Arizona
Arizona is nearing the end of flu season, but the past few weeks have brought a spike in reported cases.There have been over 1,100 cases of influenza reported in Arizona in the current flu season, and nearly a third of those were reported last week.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona prepares for online health exchange
Arizona is one of 26 states challenging the requirement of individuals to purchase health insurance or pay a fine under the federal health reform law. But that isn’t preventing the state from moving forward with a key aspect of the law.
Sept. 20, 2013

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