June 2012

Nearly one in six small business owners in the United States these days are immigrants. That’s according to a new study that shows small businesses owned by immigrants are impacting communities and the economy now more than ever.
June 22, 2012
Voters in California have narrowly rejected an additional tax on cigarettes. A closely watched effort to impose a new $1-a-pack tax on tobacco to pay for cancer research in California has failed by six-tenths of a percentage point.
June 22, 2012
Arizona gets more money for public schools from the federal government than all but six states. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau show in 2009-2010, Arizona got just more than 18 percent of its money for elementary and secondary schools from the feds.
June 22, 2012
For the 11th week in a row, gas prices continue to fall in Arizona. And experts predict the price will keep on dropping.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports. The statewide gas price is an average $3.
June 22, 2012
  With Muddy Waters and Bo Diddly, Chess Records is best known for blues and Rock n Roll.  Their jazz output will surprise you when you hear Ahmad Jamal's "Poinciana", The Jazztet's "Killer Joe", Etta James' "At Last",  and more classics  recorded on Chess Records' jazz label.
June 22, 2012
The U.S. Justice Department is suing towns in Arizona and Utah said to be controlled by a fundamentalist Mormon sect. Most residents in the towns of Hildale, Utah and Colorado City, Ariz., are members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
June 21, 2012
The state’s workforce could look a little different this fall. Arizona lawmakers this year approved one of Governor Jan Brewer’s top priorities – personnel reform. One of her main goals is to make more state workers at-will, which she says will make it easier to reward good employees, and fire bad ones.
June 21, 2012
Newly elected Representative Ron Barber will hold his first "Congress on the Corner" event this weekend in Tucson. Barber was sworn in this week, replacing former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was critically wounded at a similar event lat year.
June 21, 2012
Arizona spent the third least amount of money per student in 2010, according to a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau. But, the state’s public schools chief says Arizona has one of the most cost-effective education systems in the country.
June 21, 2012
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has refused private money to pay for an investigation into President Obama's citizenship. Last month, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio sent a deputy to Hawaii, along with members of his volunteer cold case posse, to verify President Barack Obama’s birth certificate.
June 20, 2012

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