KJZZ News

Slide Rock remains off-limits for swimming
Swimming is still banned at Slide Rock State Park in Oak Creek Canyon. Park officials say water in the canyon remains unhealthy. KJZZ’s Al Macias reportsAL MACIAS: The popular slide rock area was closed Sunday after park officials recorded high levels of fecal coliform.
Jul. 31, 2012
Paper mill in Snowflake to close
One of the largest employers in Navajo County began handing out pink slips today. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports community leaders are worried about the impact on small towns already struggling in a tough economy.
Jul. 31, 2012
Arizona gets money to screen for alcohol, drug abuse
Arizona has won a federal grant to try to intervene before alcohol and substance use becomes an addiction. The $7.5 million will set up a program of early screening at several community health centers and one emergency room in Northern Arizona.
Jul. 31, 2012
County attorneys challenge Brewer over medical marijuana law
All but two of Arizona's county attorneys have signed a letter to Governor Jan Brewer asking her to stop the licensing of medical marijuana patients and dispensaries. They say it's too dangerous for the state to run a program that violates federal law.
Jul. 31, 2012
Bacteria closes swimming hole at Slide Rock State Park
No swimming at Slide Rock State Park in Oak Creek Canyon until further notice. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports the park was closed yesterday because of health concerns.Water samples showed unsafe levels of fecal coliform bacteria in the creek.
Jul. 30, 2012
Recall affects Trader Joe
There is a voluntary recall of a Trader Joe's salad blend due to a possible contamination of Listeria. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Lynn Kelly reports.The onions used in the Trader Joe's Roasted Butternut Squash, Red Quinoa & Wheatberry Salad are the issue.
Jul. 30, 2012
Voter registration for primary election ends Monday
Monday is the deadline to register for next month's primary election here in Arizona. KJZZ's Al Macias reports.You have until midnight July 30 to register for the primary election. If the registration form is mailed, it must be postmarked no later than midnight.
Jul. 30, 2012
Glendale sales tax issue in court Monday
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge will hear arguments Monday morning on whether an initiative to ask voters to repeal a Glendale sales tax increase should be on November's ballot. The city council approved the 0.
Jul. 30, 2012
Hepatitis C scare could affect hundreds of patients
Health officials here in Arizona are urging hundreds of people to seek testing for hepatitis C. As KJZZ's Mark Moran reports, patients at hospitals in the city could have been exposed. Health officials are warning almost 300 people who were treated at two Phoenix hospitals that they may have been exposed to hepatitis C.
Jul. 30, 2012
New U of A medical school building promotes collaboration
The University of Arizona College of Medicine in downtown Phoenix debuts a new building today. U of A President Ann Weaver Hart is set to tour the $100 million facility that aims to change how medicine is taught.
Jul. 30, 2012
Latino protesters march against racial profiling
Hundreds of protesters marched in downtown Phoenix on Sunday against Arizona's immigration law, SB 1070. As KJZZ's Mark Moran reports, some Latinos in the group say they're being racially profiled.  The U.
Jul. 30, 2012
New booster seat law to take effect Thursday
Hundreds of new laws will take effect this Thursday in Arizona, and among them is one that will require auto booster seats for kids younger than 8 years old or under 4'9" tall.  Auto accidents are one of the leading causes of death of children, and the proper use of a safety seat reduces a child's fatality risk by 71 percent.
Jul. 30, 2012
Medical Examiner rules mysterious courtroom death a suicide
The autopsy of a former Wall Street trader who mysteriously collapsed in court and later died was released Friday. It all began in 2009 when Michael Marin emerged from his burning Phoenix-area mansion in scuba gear.
Jul. 27, 2012
Officials looking to reduce suicides on Hoover Dam bypass bridge
Nevada transportation officials are looking at ways to reduce the number of suicides at the Hoover Dam bypass bridge after a fourth person jumped into the Colorado River from the 900-foot-high bridge. Nevada transportation officials are expected to discuss suicides from the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge at their August or September meeting.
Jul. 27, 2012
GPEC protests US solar tariff on China
The Greater Phoenix Economic Council has launched a formal protest against US tariffs on Chinese solar manufactures. GPEC says the tariff will harm Arizona’s solar industry. PETER O’DOWD: A trade war is brewing with the US and China.
Jul. 26, 2012
Democratic candidates in Arizona
The Democratic candidates for Congress in Arizona's new 9th district met Wednesday evening, at a candidate forum sponsored by KJZZ. They discussed how to bring jobs to the area, plans for dealing with illegal immigration, their thoughts on solar energy and much more.
Jul. 26, 2012
Phoenix light rail extension approved
The Maricopa Association of Governments has approved an estimated one billion dollar plan to extend the light rail farther west into Phoenix -- but they won’t be breaking ground just yet.Wednesday night, MAG signed off on 11 miles of new track that will run from downtown Phoenix, past the State Capitol complex, and end around 79th Avenue and the westbound I-10.
Jul. 26, 2012
Witness describes humiliation after MCSO stop
Three witness in the class-action lawsuit against Sheriff Joe Apriao said Wednesday the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office discriminated against them. Two deputies rebutted those claims. Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports from the federal courthouse in Phoenix.
Jul. 25, 2012
Dmitry Matheny talks Flugelhorn
Dmitri Matheny talks with Blaise about the sound of the Flugelhorn and what makes it different than a trumpet.
Jul. 25, 2012
Congressional District 9 Democratic candidates
Barry Dill, Democratic strategist for First Strategic in Phoenix, talks about the political paths of the three Democratic hopefuls in the race for the hotly contested Congressional District 9. Plus information on the political forum being held Wednesday night by KJZZ.
Jul. 25, 2012

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