August 2012

The results are in for Arizona’s Instrument to Measure Standards, or AIMS test, and state education officials say there were gains in all subject areas. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: The state education department says 60 percent of Arizona students passed the science section - a six percent increase over last year.
August 02, 2012
As the trial of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and Sheriff Joe Arpaio went on in federal court yesterday, dozens of young people launched a voter registration drive targeting Latino voters. They say come November, they want Arpaio out of office.
August 02, 2012
Guitarist Pat Metheny has always been an innovator.  Although he studied Wes Montgomery and Joe Pass, he is self taught and moved from straight ahead bebop to his own ethereal sound.  His style is unmistakable whether he plays alone, with an orchestra or with synthesizers.
August 01, 2012
The Air Force announced today that it has chosen Luke Air Force Base for the new pilot training center for the F-35 fighter jets. KJZZ's Al Macias reports.AL MACIAS: The Air Force will station 72 of the new fighters at Luke.
August 01, 2012
Earlier this week a Rand Corporation report claimed there are more effective means of fighting fires, and its lead author explains how. Edward Keating is a senior economist at the Rand Corporation in Santa Monica, Calif.
August 01, 2012
An expert talks about the unpredictability of Arizona’s monsoon season, and explains why this year’s monsoon season is wetter than last year’s. Randy Cerveny, professor of Geological Science at Arizona State University, says the wetness of a monsoon season depends on how early heating over the desert occurs.
August 01, 2012
More training flights will be taking off and landing at Davis-Monthan Air Force base in Tucson. A draft environmental assessment by the Air Force reports that increased flights would not significantly impact the surrounding environment.
August 01, 2012
According to a report released by the Morrison Institute at ASU, Arizona will see a voting shift in coming years due to the coming-of-age Latino population. The two researchers who wrote the report explain why.
August 01, 2012
Two experts discuss the effect early mail-in voting has on running campaigns and getting more citizens to vote. Joe Yuhas, executive director of public affairs at Riester, says anything that opens up the election process to more voters is positive.
August 01, 2012

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