January 2012

The centennial legislature begins its session today, as Governor Jan Brewer gives her state of the state address.  And, for the first time in a few years, lawmakers will not be dealing with a budget deficit.
January 06, 2012
A new report by a state prosecutors’ organization suggests truth-in-sentencing laws have prevented crime and saved taxpayer money.  But sentencing reform advocates say other factors have also played a role.
January 05, 2012
KJZZ's Dennis Lambert and KTAR personality Michael Dixon share memories of  fellow broadcaster Bill Heywood.Heywood and his wife, Susan, were found dead Wednesday inside a Scottsdale hotel. Both died of gunshot wounds, but police are not searching for anyone else in connection with the case.
January 05, 2012
Pinal Country Sheriff Paul Babeu announced Wednesday he’d run for Congress in Arizona’s fourth congressional district. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Weston Phippen reports.  WESTON PHIPPEN: He’s best known for his talk about roving battles with drug cartels in the desert.
January 05, 2012
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Justice are threatening to sue each other over an agreement to resolve racial discrimination claims.   MCSO agreed to work with the feds on the matter, but in a letter sent to the Justice Department, warned it may go to court if justice officials don’t provide more detailed information on their findings.
January 04, 2012
New Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton this week called for Valley cities to work together…saying the metro area would sink or swim as a region.  As KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports, that sentiment is shared by the leaders of other Valley cities….
January 04, 2012
It has been nearly a year since Jared Lee Loughner opened fire on a public meeting held by Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Mark Brodie talks to senior writer for the Tucson Weekly Jim Nintzel about the events of that day, and what Tucson is doing for the anniversary of that event.
January 04, 2012
Mark Brodie sits down with Phoenix City Council member Jim Waring to talk about Mayor Greg Stanton's inaugural address...and takes a look forward at politics in Phoenix. Brodie also talks to Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane about Phoenix's new mayor, the relationships between cities, and efforts to improve Arizona overall.
January 04, 2012
The city of Mesa might be home to the newest campus of Benedictine University, a private Catholic school. Benedictine currently has two campuses in Illinois, as well as programs in China and Vietnam.
January 04, 2012
Steve Goldstein talks to Board of Regents member Rick Myers about the business behind college football, budgeting sports at a university, and why athletics are important in the big picture of a university's image.
January 04, 2012

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