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Andrew Thomas
The independent bar counsel has filed its closing arguments in the disciplinary hearing of former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas and two others. They’ll file their responses in the next couple of weeks.
Dec. 27, 2011
No Confidence Equals No Boom
The S&P Case-Shiller Home price Index, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, announced today that while nationally home prices are still below where they were a year ago, Phoenix did show a slight increase of point-three percent -- KJZZ's Lynn Kelly has more.
Dec. 27, 2011
Seeking Mental Health Services For Children, Parents Can Face a Maze
Mental health services in Arizona have been cut dramatically over the past several years. But for children who need mental health care, it’s not always a lack of funding that’s the problem. Parents face different approaches to treatment, bureaucratic hurdles, and a lack of readily available information.
Dec. 27, 2011
Study: Wealthier valley residents have more shade
Phoenix is a great place to study climate change, scientists say -- because it's hot here in a way that they predict other American cities soon will be. Arizona State University researchers have released a study that says we're not all going to be hit with the effects of urban heating equally.
Dec. 27, 2011
AZ Lawmaker: Next Budget Won
One of Arizona’s main budget-writers says he doesn’t expect any more spending cuts in the budget for the coming fiscal year.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.  MARK BRODIE: State lawmakers cut around a billion dollars in the current fiscal year’s budget, but the state has been bringing in more money than expected so far this year.
Dec. 26, 2011
What
The list of Arizona's most popular baby names of 2011 is in -- from Phoenix, KJZZ's Lynn Kelly has the story...The Arizona Department of Health Services released the list and Jacob and Isabella remain at the top of the heap.
Dec. 26, 2011
State tax credit could mean money in your pocket
Arizona taxpayers who itemize can claim a state tax credit for donations to charities that qualify. In fact, that donation can also be taken as a deduction on the federal return. As KJZZ's Terry Ward reports from Phoenix, a taxpayer can actually turn a profit.
Dec. 26, 2011
Phoenix Suns fielding a new team -- in cyberspace
A local pro sports team is taking the use of social media to another level. The Phoenix Suns begin their regular season tonight at US Airways Center with a team on the floor, and another in cyberspace.
Dec. 26, 2011
Photographic Tour of "Iconic Arizona"
MARK BRODIE: This is KJZZ's Morning Edition, I’m Mark Brodie…and I’ve got a question for you. What is iconic Arizona?  Kind of a daunting question, right?  So first, let’s hear from someone who’s already tackled it.
Dec. 26, 2011
Mexican gray wolf numbers coming up short
The federal government doesn’t know if they have enough Mexican gray wolves to successfully save the species in the southwest. Wildlife managers had hoped to have at least a hundred wolves in the wild by now.
Dec. 24, 2011
Best Vocalists of 2011 Tonight!
This week hear highlights from the best new jazz of 2011 on the 9 o'clock special. Vocalists take center stage tonight. Grammy winner Kurt Elling is back with "The Gate," and Tierney Sutton gets her long awaited shot at a Grammy with "American Road.
Dec. 23, 2011
Anti-Government Protestor Arrested
A member of an Arizona anti-government group known as the "Sovereign Movement" has been arrested - from Phoenix, KJZZ's Lynn Kelly reports.The FBI says forty-six-year-old Shawn Rice of Seligman was previously indicted on money laundering, tax evasion and weapons charges.
Dec. 23, 2011
Arpaio says his office will cooperate with DOJ
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he wants to avoid a court battle with the Department of Justice. Last week the DOJ said that it had found a pattern of civil rights abuses against Latinos in Maricopa County.
Dec. 21, 2011
County attorney: Confusing laws to blame in Fiesta Bowl filings
No lawmakers or lobbyists will be charged with breaking any laws after an eight-month investigation by the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.  Prosecutors and investigators looked into whether 28 lawmakers failed to properly report out-of-town trips paid for by the Fiesta Bowl.
Dec. 21, 2011
Beyond Science Fiction
Professor Paul Davies explains the science behind time travel, finding life on other planets, and finding intelligent life in other universes. Davies also talks about his work with cancer researchers and the importance of keeping a certain amount of imagination in science.
Dec. 21, 2011
Senate Hopeful Don Bivens
Attorney and former state Democratic Party chairman Don Bivens gives his perspective on current Arizona issues and explains why he's running for the U.S. Senate.
Dec. 21, 2011
No Fiesta Bowl Prosecutions
KJZZ reporter Paul Atkinson gives an overview on Bill Montgomery's Fiesta Bowl investigation...including infractions committed by lawmakers and how they should have handled Fiesta Bowl gifts. None of the lawmakers face criminal charges.
Dec. 21, 2011
Medical Marijuana Initiative Blocked
Over 16,000 people have been approved to use medical marijuana, but marijuana dispensaries remain unavailable. Governor Jan Brewer argues that prop 203 can't override federal drug laws. Host Steve Goldstein talks to Attorney General Tom Horne about Prop 203, and why the state is opposing the will of the voters on medical marijuana.
Dec. 21, 2011
Local Business Concerned about Payroll Tax Extension Standoff
Valley businesses are concerned about lost profits if lawmakers in Washington fail to agree on a payroll tax cut extension.  One small business in Tempe worries returning to the old tax bracket could cause a trickle-down effect that hurts both local communities and businesses.
Dec. 21, 2011
AZ Lawmakers Likely To Consider Changes to Independent Redistricting Commission
The state’s Independent Redistricting Commission approved final legislative and congressional maps last night…on three to two votes. And, legislative Republican leaders are continuing to talk about possible changes to the panel in the future.
Dec. 21, 2011

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