February 2012

On Friday, Feb. 3, KJZZ broadcast a one-hour special on the Latino Education Gap. More than one-third of Latino students are considered English Language Learners and more Latino students are living in poverty than any other minority.
February 03, 2012
A judge has ruled in favor of teachers and others in the Arizona State Retirement System who were forced to pay a larger share of their pension plans.  The ruling means lawmakers will have to figure out how to re-adjust the system and pay back employees.
February 03, 2012
A measure that would allow some guns on university and community college campuses will get its first hearing today at the state capitol. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The bill would apply only to people who hold concealed weapons permits, and would allow the schools to ban guns on campus if they provide storage lockers in each building.
February 03, 2012
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on Arizona's immigration enforcement law on April 25. It is the last scheduled hearing of the court’s spring term. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports. The Supreme Court will review a lower court’s ruling blocking key provisions of the Arizona law, known as SB 1070.
February 03, 2012
In Italy, a judge handed down criminal sentences to four Google executives who'd failed to quickly remove a YouTube video of school bullying. India requires Internet companies to help maintain "public order, decency, or morality.
February 03, 2012
Members of the Gila River Indian Community will decide next week whether to allow an extension of the Loop 202 on reservation land. The project has been in the works for more than 20 years, but the debate deals with issues much older than that.
February 02, 2012
Members of the Gila River Indian Community will vote Tuesday on whether to allow a new freeway to be built on tribal land.  The extension of Loop 202 around South Mountain was proposed more than 25 years ago.
February 01, 2012
President Obama is putting more pressure on Congress to consider his home-mortgage refinancing proposal. In Arizona, housing experts are mixed on whether it would actually work.PETER O'DOWD: The plan would give several million people the chance to refinance their mortgages at favorable interest rates, even if that mortgage is underwater.
February 01, 2012
 TUNE IN FOR AN HOUR-LONG FOLLOW UP SPECIAL 11 A.M ON FRIDAY, FEB. 3 ON KJZZ 91.5 More than one-third of Latino students are considered English Language Learners and more Latino students are living in poverty than any other minority.
February 01, 2012
ASU professor and biographer Melissa Pritchard talks about philanthropist Virginia G. Piper and the impact she had on Arizona. Piper was the wife of Motorola founder Paul Galvin. When Galvin was diagnosed with leukemia, he asked Piper to take on the philanthropic projects he could not finish and taught her the business of philanthropy.
February 01, 2012

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