June 2012

PHOENIX (Associated Press) — Democrat Ron Barber has won a special House election in southern Arizona to finish the term of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.Giffords resigned a year after she was shot in the head while meeting with constituents at a Tucson shopping center.
June 12, 2012
The Valley’s housing market is starting to pick back up. But some experts say one part of that market is poised for a big comeback in the next few years, especially in parts of Phoenix and the East Valley.
June 12, 2012
Convicted killer Daniel Wayne Cook has a new execution date.Daniel Wayne Cook (Photo courtesy Arizona Department of Corrections)The state Supreme Court approved Cook’s execution for Aug. 8. Cook was sentenced to death for the torture, rape and murder of a Guatemalan immigrant and a teenage boy from Mohave County in 1987.
June 12, 2012
One Arizona mayor is about to become the second-in-command at the U.S. Conference of Mayors. The conference is held this week in Orlando. KJZZ’s Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports.Mesa Mayor Scott Smith (Photo courtesy of City of Mesa)Mesa Mayor Scott Smith will be named Vice President of the U.
June 12, 2012
The Arizona Education Association is preparing its priorities for the coming school year. State educators will join nearly 10,000 education professionals convening in Washington D.C. at the end of June.
June 12, 2012
The woman who was barred from running for a border town city council because of her lack of English proficiency is now running for Vice President of the United States. Alejandrina Cabrera will run alongside Utopian Party presidential candidate Avery Ayers.
June 12, 2012
The number of teen smokers in Arizona is dropping. In fact, Arizona has seen the largest drop of any state in the country. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.AL MACIAS: The rate of teen smokers is down 11 percent over the last two years, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
June 11, 2012
The Arizona Department of Transportation is emphasizing driver education as it prepares to launch a ‘Dust Storm Awareness’ campaign. Blowing dust is quite often a main weather feature in the desert during the summer monsoon.
June 11, 2012
New figures show that fewer Arizona teens are using tobacco. While the overall use of tobacco is down, the use of smokeless tobacco is still a concern. Victor DeNoble was once a researcher for a major tobacco company.
June 08, 2012
The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office wants to be able to better investigate strangulation attempts. It’s getting ready to roll out a program throughout the county to make it easier for investigators to collect evidence in those cases.
June 08, 2012

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