December 2012

The government's investigation into the gunwalking program Operation Fast and Furious is wrapping up, with the sentencing Wednesday of some of the final suspects. But major questions remain about why federal officials decided allowing guns to be carried across the border was a good policy.
December 12, 2012
Phoenix hospitals will pay a new tax, under an ordinance approved Tuesday by the Phoenix City Council in a 6-3 vote. Supporters say it will bring in $200 million in federal money to help hospitals care for people without insurance.
December 11, 2012
The Arizona Court of Appeals has ruled that the body responsible for drawing legislative and congressional district maps has to follow the state’s open meeting laws, but that prosecutors cannot restart an investigation into whether that happened.
December 11, 2012
This morning theater critic Robrt Pela reviews Stray Cat Theatre's production of Wolves. Christmas has come early for fans of good writing and excellent acting, courtesy of Stray Cat Theatre's production of Steve Yockey's Wolves.
December 11, 2012
Tonight hear plenty of holiday jazz by jazz favorites like Louis Armstrong, Jimmy Smith and Diana Krall, plus there are treats by local talent with holiday hits by Dmitri Matheny and Judy Roberts.  It's a delightful mix all week when jazz awakes at 8.
December 11, 2012
The U.S. Supreme Court issued its last orders of the year on Monday. As KJZZ’s Al Macias reports, Arizona’s attempt to block the state from cutting off benefits to partners of gay state employees will not be considered.
December 10, 2012
Inclusions: Roundtrip airfare from Phoenix to Paris  – Courtesy of US Airways 6 nights in a preferred 4-star hotel – Located in the most desired neighborhoods in the Heart of Paris. Private roundtrip airport transfersBreakfast daily4 unique specialty tours  1.
December 10, 2012
Law enforcement in Pinal County recovered thousands of rounds of ammunition in an abandoned SUV this weekend. A Pinal County Sheriff’s deputy patrolling near Stanfield on Saturday saw the car and ran its plates, and after discovering it had been reported stolen from Phoenix, tried to stop the SUV.
December 10, 2012
McCoy Tyner was encouraged to play piano by his mother and by his neighbor, Bud Powell.  By the time he was 17 he was playing with Coltrane in some local clubs in Philly.  Eventually they formed one of the finest jazz quartets ever recorded.
December 07, 2012
The Iraqi man charged with setting off a homemade bomb outside a Social Security office in Casa Grande has been indicted. Authorities say 47-year-old Abdullatif Ali Aldosary researched bomb making and gathered supplies before detonating the explosive last week.
December 07, 2012

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