December 2011

PHOENIX (AP) - Federal authorities plan to announce their findings Thursday in a civil rights investigation of an Arizona sheriff's office accused of using discriminatory tactics in its signature immigration patrols.
December 15, 2011
The Arizona Secretary of State’s office is asking state prosecutors to investigate who was behind mysterious campaign signs in the recall election of Senator Russell Pearce.  The signs failed to include who paid for them--a violation of state election law.
December 14, 2011
Several political experts weigh in on Sheriff Joe Arpaio's apology for the mishandling of alleged sex crimes ...and whether or not he has the support necessary to retain his current position. Also, Ted Simons explains the reasons behind changes on PBS's Horizon.
December 14, 2011
Experts are becoming optimistic about Arizona retuning to a normal level of economic growth in the next couple of years...economists Jim Rounds and Dennis Hoffman join Steve Goldstein to talk about whether this optimism is rooted in reality.
December 14, 2011
Steve Goldstein talks about the upcoming Fiesta Bowl with executive director Robert Shelton. Shelton explains his role, the importance of bowl games, and the importance of divisions for higher education schools.
December 14, 2011
State legislatures introduced more bills dealing with immigration this year than last….but fewer measures were enacted.  From Phoenix, Mark Brodie reports.  The new report from the National Conference of State Legislatures shows lawmakers introduced more than 1600 bills and resolutions related to immigrants this year, with 306 becoming law.
December 13, 2011
Arizona’s immigration law is scheduled to go before the United States Supreme Court in April. That’s just in time for a re-energized debate over state rights in the 2012 election. From Phoenix, Peter O’Dowd reports.
December 12, 2011
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is praising the United States Supreme Court’s decision to hear arguments on the state’s controversial immigration law. KJZZ's Peter O’Dowd reports.   PETER O’DOWD: The governor has argued since she signed SB 1070 last year that states must be allowed to enforce immigration laws because the federal government has failed to do so.
December 12, 2011
Congratulations to the contest winners of the KJZZ End of Year Pledge Drive.Ms. Karen Dennis of Apache Junction won the trip to Rome and Sorrento, Italy. She had made a $25 pledge on Wednesday.Winners of the iPad 2 on Wednesday afternoon were Salvatore and Janet Mele.
December 12, 2011
KJZZ's Theatre Critic Robrt Pela has his end of the year review of Valley theatre, noting the losses in the community with this tough economy, recalling the standing ovations as well as the theatrically unforgettable & unforgivable.
December 11, 2011

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