November 2012

As the ballot count wraps up in Arizona, Secretary of State Ken Bennett is getting ready to review the state’s election system and find ways to improve it -- but Bennett has made clear he doesn’t want to simply start over.
November 20, 2012
More people took mass transit to get to their metro Phoenix destinations last month than in any month ever.  Valley Metro says ridership during October topped 7 million trips for the first time, with bus and light rail ridership increasing 10 percent, according to spokeswoman Susan Tierney.
November 20, 2012
Check the jazz calendar for some exciting jazz shows.  This Friday night Bela Fleck is in town with the Marcus Roberts trio at the Scottsdale Center for the Arts and this Monday night there is a special recovery celebration for Margo Reed with performances by the valley's finest  and a special appearance by Francine Reed at Kazimierz World Wine Bar.
November 20, 2012
The man responsible for starting the nearly 18,000-acre Sunflower Fire has entered guilty pleas. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more.Mesa resident Steven Craig Shiflet had been target shooting with a group of friends near Payson last May.
November 19, 2012
Two weeks after the polls closed, every ballot cast in Maricopa County from this month's presidential election should be counted by Tuesday. That's according to County Recorder Helen Purcell.She says much of the delay was caused by the large number of provisional ballots that were cast.
November 19, 2012
The state of Arizona is reinstating a position based in Hermosillo, Sonora, to promote cross-border trade. The new director of trade and investment will help Arizona companies build business in Mexico for the Arizona-Mexico Commission and the Arizona Commerce Authority.
November 19, 2012
It looks like the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors may have changed its decision, again, about a multi-million dollar settlement over a jail inmate’s death. Deborah Braillard died while in the county jail almost eight years ago.
November 19, 2012
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton has unveiled a new project that will create temporary public space on land just north of downtown that currently sits vacant. As KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports, project planners hope this lot can be a model for other empty plots of land around the city.
November 19, 2012
       Lynne Rossetto Kasper and her Splendid Table team are hosting their annual call-in special Turkey Confidential on Thanksgiving Day, 9-11 a.m. to help you with last-minute cooking tips and tricks.
November 19, 2012
For the first time in four years, the federal government will simulate a flood in the Grand Canyon. KJZZ's Nick Blumberg has more.Earlier this year, the Department of the Interior announced a plan to release water from the Glen Canyon Dam into Colorado River running through the Grand Canyon.
November 19, 2012

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