KJZZ News

PhDs and Masters degrees increase, nationally and in Arizona
The U.S. Census Bureau released a new report showing a growing national trend in college degree attainment; Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate degrees are on the rise. One Arizona university is keeping up.
Sept. 20, 2013
Shooting at Phoenix office complex kills one, injures several
Police are looking for the man -- identified as Arthur D. Harmon -- who allegedly shot three people in a north Central Phoenix office complex Wednesday morning, killing one and injuring several. The shooting took place on the same day that hearings on legislation to address gun violence were convened in Washington, with former Arizona Rep.
Sept. 20, 2013
Recent rains good for reservoir system
Recent rains have been good for the Salt and Verde river watersheds. The metro Phoenix area depends on the six reservoirs along the rivers for much of its water needs. But as KJZZ’s Al Macias reports that despite the rain it’s been a dry winter.
Sept. 20, 2013
Frigid temps blamed for fish deaths
That cold snap a few weeks ago didn’t just kill off tender plants. Thousands of tropical fish in Tempe Town lake also perished. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports. Thousands of fish in Tempe Town Lake perished during the recent cold snap.
Sept. 20, 2013
Federal judge overturns Arizona law targeting Planned Parenthood
A federal judge has overturned a 2012 Arizona anti-abortion law targeting Planned Parenthood. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports.U.S. District Judge Neil Wake said the law's ban on Medicaid funding for non-abortion health care provided by doctors and clinics that also perform abortions violates federal Medicaid law.
Sept. 20, 2013
US Airways and American Airlines to merge, creating worlds largest carrier
Tempe-based US Airways and bankrupt American Airlines have officially announced their intention to merge. The new company will keep the American Airlines name and be based out of Dallas-Fort Worth. Current American CEO Tom Horton said at a press conference that while there will be job losses, the two companies complement one another.
Sept. 20, 2013
Scottsdale, business owners look to improve downtown safety
Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane will deliver his State of the City address Thursday morning. He’ll give the speech in downtown Scottsdale – the city is currently working with some businesses in that part of town to address security concerns, after a bouncer at a bar was stabbed to death last month.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona lawmakers to take up school safety measures
State lawmakers this week will take up two proposals dealing with school safety. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. School safety will be debated this week under the copper dome.(Photo by Mark Brodie - KJZZ) One measure would allow school boards to allow teachers or administrators to carry concealed weapons, if the school has fewer than 600 students, does not have a school resource officer and is more than 30 minutes and 20 miles from a law enforcement facility.
Sept. 20, 2013
How Will Sequestration Affect You?
Unless action is taken by Congress, the once-vague threat of sequestration  — a broad $85 billion across-the-board series of spending cuts —  will become reality. The countdown ends Thursday at midnight.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona business leaders pushing for new education standards
Business leaders in Arizona are strongly backing the state’s transition to the Common Core standards – a multi-state effort in math and English that supporters say will teach students to think, rather than memorize facts.
Sept. 20, 2013
EPA fines six Arizona school districts for asbestos violations
Six Arizona School districts are facing some hefty federal fines if they don’t clean up asbestos contamination in classrooms and administration buildings.EPA inspectors found a variety of violations, including cancer-causing asbestos fibers in walls and floor tiles at some school buildings.
Sept. 20, 2013
Yuma, La Paz wages well below national average
A report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that weekly wages in Yuma and La Paz counties are well below both the state and national average of $903.La Paz County averageis $604 while Yuma County's is $668.
Sept. 20, 2013
Chandler will be home to new General Motors IT Innovation Center
General Motors will be hiring a thousand high-tech employees to staff its new Information Technology Innovation Center in Chandler. Company officials made the announcement Wednesday with city and state leaders.
Sept. 20, 2013
Airport restaurant fire causes scare
A small restaurant fire in Sky Harbor's Terminal Four Sunday forced the evacuation of about 50 people from the food court area. Phoenix Fire spokesman Tony Mure says they fought the blaze at Chelsea's Kitchen.
Sept. 20, 2013
Telemedicine bill advancing in legislature
A measure that would require health insurers to cover certain services provided by telemedicine won the approval of a state house committee Tuesday. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: Senate Bill 1353 would apply to services including cardiology, trauma, mental health disorders and infectious diseases, and would be limited to rural parts of the state starting in 2015.
Sept. 20, 2013
NH House rejects limits on simulcasting dog races
New Hampshire's House has rejected limits on simulcasting dog races. The House voted Wednesday to kill a bill that targeted Florida, Alabama and Arizona, because, these states don't require reporting when race dogs are injured.
Sept. 20, 2013
House seeks to answer questions on Brewers Medicaid expansion plan
Governor Jan Brewer's plan to expand Medicaid goes under the microscope this week as a house committee looks into the details. House Appropriations Committee chairman John Kavanagh says the informational meeting, set for Wednesday, will settle some of the remaining questions.
Sept. 20, 2013

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