January 2012

After the Tucson Unified School District voted to cancel its Mexican American Studies program, some students decided to push back by skipping classes and having their own teach-ins.It’s after school at the El Casino Ballroom on Tucson’s southside.
January 25, 2012
The last bill sponsored by Congressman Gabrielle Giffords will heard in the U-S House of Representatives this morning.  The measure toughens penalities for those caught smuggling drugs across the border in ultralight aircraft.
January 24, 2012
Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission says it needs more money. The IRC has racked up hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees over the past several months, and more lawsuits may be coming.
January 24, 2012
After Tuesday’s State of the Union Address, President Obama heads west to five states that will be key to his re-election next year. One of his first stops -- Wednesday afternoon --  will be in the Phoenix area.
January 24, 2012
Arizona has lost more than 27,000 registered voters since the fall, and about 63 percent of them were Democrats.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.   MARK BRODIE: The new voter registration numbers released by the Secretary of State’s office show approximately 3.
January 24, 2012
The northwest Valley has a new state senator. Republican Representative Judy Burges was sworn in Monday to replace former Senator Scott Bundgaard. JUDY BURGES: … And that I will faithfully and impartially discharge the duties, of the office of Arizona State Senator, of Arizona State Senator.
January 24, 2012
The thousands of Arizona homes now sitting empty, in the wake of the real estate slump, have created some new jobs. Some property owners are hiring caretakers to house-sit for them and protect their investments.
January 24, 2012
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.
January 23, 2012
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ planned resignation will set off a chain of elections to name a new member of Congress from southern Arizona by the end of July. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports. The Secretary of State’s office says state law requires the governor to call a special primary and general election within 72 hours after Representative Giffords resigns Governor Brewer has said she expects the special primary to take place in April with the special general election in June.
January 23, 2012
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords announced Sunday that she will resign from Congress. She said she needs more time to heal from last year’s assassination attempt. From Tucson, Michel Marizco reports.
January 22, 2012

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