January 2012

Republicans and Democrats each benefit from new legislative and congressional districts approved by the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission. The AIRC also created districts that don’t overwhelmingly favor either party.
January 17, 2012
The Department of Justice says the Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is trying to further delay the civil rights investigation into his department.  Arpaio has asked for more information from the feds.
January 17, 2012
A state senate committee Wednesday morning is scheduled to take up a measure to ban cell phones behind the wheel…but only for some drivers.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.  MARK BRODIE:  Senate Bill 1056 would apply to drivers younger than 18, who have had their licenses for less than six months.
January 17, 2012
Latinos are the largest ethnic minority group in the Southwest and the fastest-growing group nationwide. More than one-third of Latino students are English Language Learners and, according to Department of Education data, they consistently perform poorly on state tests and have lower graduation rates than whites and Asians.
January 17, 2012
Ahmad Daniels is the author of "To Your Journey: Forty Clues to Self-Actualization for African American Men Workbook," and its revision, "To Your Journey: Forty Clues to Self-Actualization for African America and Beyond.
January 17, 2012
One of the state’s most popular lottery games is going to cost more starting Jan. 15 .  Lottery officials say winning tickets will pay more too. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.AL MACIAS: A ticket for the Powerball lottery will now cost $2.
January 14, 2012
Geri Nyman wasn’t a typical vet. In the early 1940s, she was one of the first female pilots who flew transport and training missions across the country -- while the men were away at war.  PETER O'DOWD: Geraldine Nyman was a WASP.
January 14, 2012
The State Senate this week could vote to add more chemical compounds to the list of those that are illegal.  It’s part of an effort to crack down on synthetic cathinones, which are often used to make a product known as “bath salts.
January 13, 2012
This weekend, early ballots were sent to military and overseas voters who want to participate in Arizona's presidential preference election.  But while the ballots will list names like Romney and Santorum, a large group of unfamiliar candidates is also included.
January 13, 2012
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January 13, 2012

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