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Former Intel CEO Barrett: Arizona education system has a lot of room for improvement
Intel’s former CEO, Craig Barrett, is not shy about speaking up about education reform, and the role of education and job creation in Arizona.Barrett told state leaders last spring that Arizona’s education system would have prevented his company from locating here, if it  were starting fresh.
Sep. 29, 2012
South Sudan VP stops in Phoenix
The vice president of the world’s newest country will be in Phoenix Sunday. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, the South Sudanese dignitary will visit the Lost Boys Center for Leadership Development.
Sep. 28, 2012
Former Congressman Steiger Dies at 83
Former Arizona Congressman Sam Steiger has died in Prescott at the age of 83. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports…STEVE GOLDSTEIN: Steiger, a Republican, served five terms in the U.S. House before running for the Senate in 1976.
Sep. 28, 2012
Dave Holland
  British bassist, composer and band leader, Dave Holland began on the ukelele, and found his way to the upright bass.  He studied with classical teachers but listened to Ray Brown and Charles Mingus to get his sound.
Sep. 28, 2012
BLM celebrates National Public Lands Day in Arizona
The Bureau of Land Management is among the federal agencies celebrating National Public Lands Day on Saturday. That includes seven volunteer efforts in Arizona -- among them, pulling buffelgrass, restoring trails and picking up trash.
Sep. 28, 2012
Apple CEO apologizes for mapping issues
Apple CEO Tim Cook is apologizing to customers for problems encountered with their new iOS 6 Maps application.  The iPhone 5, which was released last Friday, came with Apple’s new mapping app, rather than the previously installed Google Maps, but customers have complained that it’s missing locations and providing wrong directions.
Sep. 28, 2012
Rate increase ahead for SRP customers
Nearly 1 million SRP customers can expect slightly higher bills starting in November. The utility company’s board of directors unanimously approved a 3.9 percent rate increase Thursday. It'll average just over $6 dollars per month for residential customers.
Sep. 28, 2012
Pat Metheny
  Born in the midwest, Pat Metheny came from a trumpet playing family but just fell in love with the guitar.  He changed the entire repertoire of  guitar sounds used in jazz and created his own unique language and style.
Sep. 28, 2012
Urban Outfitters wants trademark case moved
Urban Outfitters Incorporated and other defendants in a case alleging Navajo tribal trademark infringement want it moved to Pennsylvania. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more.The Navajo Nation sued the corporations in February, alleging they violated trademarks on the Navajo name that cover clothing, footwear, textiles, online retail sales and household products.
Sep. 27, 2012
Lester Pearce faces ethics charges
The state’s judicial conduct commission has filed ethics charges against former Justice of the Peace Lester Pearce. The accusations stem from alleged politicking during the recall effort of his brother – former state senator Russell Pearce.
Sep. 27, 2012
Clean Elections Commission approves settlement with GOP Corporation Commission candidates
The Citizens Clean Elections Commission has approved a proposed settlement with three candidates for the Arizona Corporation Commission. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports they had been the subject of a complaint.
Sep. 27, 2012
Beat the Odds Institute emphasizes need to better educate Latino students
Latino student education is among the top priorities of The Beat the Odds Institute. The research agency has been focused on finding ways to improve education in the last five years. The Institute is emphasizing its efforts on the education of Latino students -- now more than ever.
Sep. 27, 2012
Consumer spending up among AZ Hispanic population
A new report shows that Arizona’s Hispanic population will account for $40 billion in consumer spending this year, and this number is expected to rise. The report, released by the Tucson Hispanic Chamber and the Arizona Hispanic Chamber, notes that spending will likely increase to $50 billion by 2015.
Sep. 27, 2012
Sen. Jon Kyl prepares for his final months in Congress
The U.S. Senate finished a marathon session over the weekend, and then members went back to their home states, where most of them will stay until Election Day, Nov. 6. When they return to Washington for a lame-duck session, there will be a long list of to-do items.
Sep. 26, 2012
A look at the judicial proposition, Prop 115
In our continuing series of conversations on Arizona’s general election races and ballot initiatives, we’re talking about Proposition 115. In the spring of 2011, a majority of lawmakers—after forging a compromise with the state’s judicial branch—moved to have voters decide whether to change some aspects of how judges are chosen in Arizona.
Sep. 26, 2012
Frank Lloyd Wright
Legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright is associated with several places in the U.S., but perhaps none so unique as Taliesin West in Scottsdale. Wright made it his winter haven from 1937 until his 1959 death, describing the mostly untouched area near the McDowell Mountains as the top of the world.
Sep. 26, 2012
The New Times under new ownership
The Phoenix New Times will no longer be headquartered in Phoenix, and its headline-making owners Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin won't be making the big decisions anymore. Forty-two years after Lacey helped co-found the paper, it -- and the other papers under the Village Voice Media umbrella -- are being sold to the new, Denver-based Voice Media Group.
Sep. 26, 2012
ASU joins global education program
More students form African will be attending Arizona State University in the coming years. The United Nations recognized a global education program Wednesday that included ASU.NADINE ARROYO RODRIGUEZ: For the next seven years, ASU will receive nearly $28 million to educate 120 students from Africa.
Sep. 26, 2012
YouTube video of fake terrorist threat leads to arrest
A Phoenix man has been arrested in connection with a staged terrorist threat videotaped in July.Michael Turley says he and his 16-year-old nephew, who pretended to be a terrorist in the recording and even carried a fake rocket launcher, wanted to test police response time to terrorist situations.
Sep. 26, 2012
One more week to file hail damage claims
The chance to file an insurance claim for damage sustained in a 2010 Arizona hail storm is about to expire. The statute of limitations, which is two years, ends on Oct. 5.The unexpected storm that hit the Valley and surrounding areas damaged more than 150,000 homes, cars and other property, causing about $2.
Sep. 26, 2012

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