October 2012

Republican and Democratic candidates are not alone in this presidential election. Third-party candidates are also included on ballots in many states, including Arizona. Often times these political groups go unnoticed.
October 24, 2012
The city of Mesa will hold a public meeting Wednesday night on a proposed entertainment district for its downtown area. City officials say they want to increase nightlife in downtown Mesa.  KJZZ’s Dennis Lambert spoke with David Short, executive director of the Downtown Mesa Association, about the proposed entertainment district.
October 24, 2012
  Drummer and composer Winard Harper combines his tradition of swing with brilliant innovation on his latest release.  Tonight it's all new releases including work by Dizzy's long time in the pocket guitarist Ed Cherry, and pianist Kenny Drew.
October 23, 2012
A state appellate court is erasing a trial judge's ruling that Republican legislative nominee Darrin Mitchell can't run in the general election.From Phoenix, KJZZ's Steve Goldstein has more.A court of appeals decision says a trial judge shouldn't have considered the lawsuit challenging Mitchell's candidacy because the lawsuit wasn't personally presented to Mitchell or his attorney.
October 23, 2012
Three seats on the Arizona Corporation Commission are up for election this fall. The panel has been called the most important government body you’ve never heard of. And, one issue has emerged as the most critical for the six major party candidates running for those positions.
October 23, 2012
The Arizona Department of Transportation hosted a public meeting Tuesday night about a proposed new interstate. The project aims to improve infrastructure in the region, and potentially across the continent.
October 23, 2012
  Dizzy Gillespie was a force in jazz.  Many jazz giants got their start in his bands.  His wonderful spirit and remarkable talent are like no one else!  Hear the music of trumpeter, band leader and composer Dizzy Gillespie tonight on the 9 O'clock Special.
October 23, 2012
Eileen Klein, Chief of Staff for Governor Jan Brewer, will be leaving the position to become President of the Arizona Board of Regents. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Steve Goldstein has more.Klein first joined the Brewer Administration as Budget Director.
October 22, 2012
Who can rescue trust in the media? You. As someone who has been a journalist for more than 30 years, I was extremely disappointed and dispirited by a recent Gallup survey that showed distrust in media coverage at an all-time high.
October 22, 2012
A conservation organization wants millions of additional acres to be set aside for the population of endangered jaguars.  Earlier this year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service released a proposed critical habitat area for jaguars, which have been designated as an endangered species since 1997.
October 22, 2012

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