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University of Arizona to study effects of biodiesel-blend fuels
The U of A has received a federal grant to study the relationship between the exposure to and health effects of the use of underground mining equipment using diesel and biodiesel-blend fuels. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more.
Sep. 20, 2013
Former Arizona Rep. Bill Konopnicki Dies
Former Arizona lawmaker Bill Konopnicki has died. The Republican from Safford served in the state House of Representatives for eight years, but had been in declining health. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Sep. 20, 2013
Ryan Randazzo on the Arizona Corporation Commission
The Arizona Corporation Commission is probably the most important group of elected officials you don't pay enough attention to. Six major party candidates are running for three commission seats. Three of the six are incumbents: two Democrats and one Republican.
Sep. 20, 2013
Arizona spends $640,000 on immigration training
PHOENIX (Associated Press) — Police agencies in Arizona have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars training officers to enforce the state's 2010 immigration law, despite claims from supporters that it wasn't going to cost much extra for the state's 15,000 officers to carry out the statute.
Sep. 20, 2013
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Sep. 20, 2013
Election 2012 Information
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Sep. 20, 2013
Impact of Election Day on Arizona
Despite a poor showing in Arizona, President Barack Obama was re-elected to a second term. Congressman Jeff Flake will become Senator Jeff Flake in January. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was approved for a sixth term.
Sep. 20, 2013
Sale of Frank Lloyd Wright home falls through
The fate of a Phoenix home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright appears to be up in the air once again. The house was occupied by Frank Lloyd Wright’s son David and daughter-in-law Gladys until their deaths.
Sep. 20, 2013
Marines form F35-B squadron in Yuma
The Marine Corps is forming the first squadron of pilots to fly the next-generation F-35B fighter jet in Yuma. So far two veteran pilots have been trained to fly the aircraft. They'll become the first members of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 at a ceremony tomorrow at the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma.
Sep. 20, 2013
Redistricting
University of Nevada-Las Vegas Political Science Professor David Damore explains how changing demographics in the Mountain West have impacted redistricting and this month's elections.
Sep. 20, 2013
Arizona appeals court ruling regarding Planned Parenthood
Arizona is appealing a ruling that allows Planned Parenthood to receive public funding through the state to provide health care services to women in need. The state is taking its case to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Sep. 20, 2013
Rural hospitals looking for answers on health care exchange
Many hospitals are disappointed in Governor Jan Brewer’s decision to not set up a state health care exchange, and rather have Arizona use the federal one. And, as KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports, rural hospitals may be especially concerned.
Sep. 20, 2013
Economists see job, population growth for Arizona in 2013
Arizona economists say a number of factors point to the state recovering fully from the recession in as little as three years. At the annual economic forecast luncheon sponsored ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business and JP Morgan Chase, experts said 2013 looks to be a promising year for Arizona.
Sep. 20, 2013
DOJ civil rights case against Arpaio, county to go forward
Maricopa County and its sheriff, Joe Arpaio, have lost a bid to dismiss a U.S. Department of Justice civil rights lawsuit. KJZZ's Jude Joffe-Block reports the suit was filed in May, and alleges systematic discrimination against Latinos.
Sep. 20, 2013
Mayor Elaine Scruggs
Glendale Mayor Elaine Scruggs, who will leave office in January, talks about her nearly twenty years of leading the west valley city. Scruggs addresses accomplishments like transportation advancements and the building of the University of Phoenix Stadium.
Sep. 20, 2013
With permission to drive, Iraqi woman finds American dream
Americans love driving. It's a symbol of our freedom that's often taken for granted. But for many people in the Middle East, and especially for women, it's a form of independence that doesn't come easily.
Sep. 20, 2013
The Andy Reid debate
There’s a lot of speculation about Andy Reid, the former coach of the Philadelphia Eagles becoming the new Arizona Cardinals coach.Some reports say there’s a 95-percent chance Reid will take the job.
Sep. 20, 2013
Phoenix officers take oaths
More than 70 Phoenix police officers have retaken their oaths of office, even as some officers argue they shouldn't have to.The ceremony held at Phoenix City Hall was part of a new policy by Police Chief Daniel Garcia aimed at reminding officers of their responsibility to the community.
Sep. 20, 2013
ADOT Director John Halikowski on Phoenix-Tucson rail line
Arizona Department of Transportation Director John Halikowski discusses the possibility of a passenger rail line connecting Phoenix and Tucson, as well as ADOT's collaboration with Nevada's Department of Transportation on the proposed Interstate 11 connecting Phoenix and Las Vegas.
Sep. 20, 2013
Changes likely coming to Arizona
Governor Jan Brewer will deliver her State of the State address this afternoon, to help kick off the 2013 legislative session. And, one issue lawmakers are likely to debate this year is simplifying part of the tax code.
Sep. 20, 2013

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