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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.
Sept. 20, 2013
Will Republicans and Democrats work together during the 2013 legislative session?
Democratic State Senator Steve Farley and Republican State Senator Rich Crandall talk about the importance of leadership at the state legislature and the need to find common ground to meet some of Arizona's challenges.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona
Arizona's Biosciences Roadmap has been in place for a decade. What has its impact been on the economy and health care?This is KJZZ’s Morning Edition. I’m Steve Goldstein in Phoenix. Ten years ago, a public-private partnership was formed to create Arizona’s Biosciences Roadmap—a strategy for the state to compete for higher-paying science jobs that could also lead to medical advancements.
Sept. 20, 2013
New home sales fell in December in Western U.S.
Sales of new homes in the Western U.S. were down in December. Nationwide, new home sales fell in December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 369,000, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.
Sept. 20, 2013
How big a role should nuclear energy play in the U.S. portfolio?
As the U.S. need for electricity expands, how large a role should nuclear energy play in the U.S. energy portfolio?Ben Grambau of Clean Energy America, which is sponsored by the Nuclear Energy Institute, says the nation needs to continue to use nuclear energy.
Sept. 20, 2013
Winners, losers of Super Bowl ads
For a lot of people, the best of last night's Super Bowl were the advertisements. Dennis Lambert spoke to Louie Moses of Moses Anshell Advertising. He discusses winners and losers of the ads.
Sept. 20, 2013
Audits up, arrests down in worksite immigration enforcement
Federal audits to ensure Arizona businesses are following proper hiring practices to employ legal workers quadrupled over the last four years, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement data. KJZZ's Jude Joffe-Block reports these audits are up, but federal arrests of undocumented workers are down.
Sept. 20, 2013
How Do You Feel About The Pope Resigning?
Pope Benedict XVI will be the first pope to resign in 600 years. Reactions around the world are mixed. But we want to know how you feel across the Southwest.
Sept. 20, 2013
GOP-led committee holds hearing on driver
Governor Jan Brewer still says no to Arizona driver's licenses for young immigrants who were brought to this country illegally and now qualify for a federal program. On Thursday a Republican-led legislative committee listened to supporters of a bill that would allow such a move.
Sept. 20, 2013
Garagiola retires from Diamondbacks booth
Baseball Hall of Fame broadcaster Joe Garagiola will not be returning to the Arizona Diamondbacks this summer. At a press conference Wednesday, Garagiola said he's retiring. The 87-year-old says he's in good health, but ready to spend more time with his wife.
Sept. 20, 2013
Released latex balloons a threat to southern Arizona animals
The Univeristy of Arizona study found that helium balloons released in Tucson end up in the Saguaro National Park near Tucson. Sixty two latex balloons were found hanging on trees, melting on rocks, or scattered throughout a square kilometer in the Park’s Rincon unit east of Tucson.
Sept. 20, 2013
Higley school district includes parents in safety talks
Two months after the Sandy Hook shooting, schools continue to look for ways to improve campus security. One East Valley school district organized a forum to get parents more involved.  One idea was rejected immediately.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona universities face growing pains
Arizona’s public universities are usually described as thriving and constantly growing. Arizona State University is the biggest in the nation by enrollment and fights off rivals to keep that rank. The University of Arizona in Tucson is in the fight too, aggressively wooing students to its campus.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pinal County
Pinal County Supervisors are negotiating a new budget, but funds are tight and spending for some departments will be frozen to make ends meet.  Pinal County’s spending plan for the next fiscal year starting in June is expected to reach $400 million -- that’s a slight increase over the last budget.
Sept. 20, 2013
Nonprofits battle for venture capital
A group of eight Arizona nonprofits will compete Tuesday in Tempe for up to $100,000 in venture capital.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: This is the third year that Social Venture Partners Arizona has held its Fast Pitch event, which gives nonprofit organizations, many of which focus on children, three minutes to explain why their mission is most deserving of investment money.
Sept. 20, 2013
Efforts Underway to Prevent Terrorist Attacks on Arizona Water Supply
Security at airports and other public places has been stepped up in Arizona to guard against terrorist attacks.  And now, officials are updating efforts to protect the state’s water supplies from sabotage or contamination by terrorist groups.
Sept. 20, 2013
Senate committee looks to restrict eligibility for jobless benefits
A state Senate Committee will again this week attempt to vote on a bill putting more responsibility on people filing for jobless benefits. Representative Warren Petersen's bill would require workers to submit documents, if the employer tells DES the worker quit or abandoned the position.
Sept. 20, 2013
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Sept. 20, 2013
Local food finds niche at Sky Harbor
One of the busier airports in the country is throwing conventional food wisdom out the window. You can still get a McDonald’s Big Mac or a Starbucks' Frappucino at Sky Harbor in Phoenix, but the airport is in the midst of a major upgrade that will bring local restaurants into a space that is typically reserved for mega-corporate chains.
Sept. 20, 2013
Herb Paine: For Ourselves and Our Posterity
Good morning, Arizona! Where the coyotes run wild, spring training is full throttle, the chickens of past political decisions have come home to roost — and children are the collateral damage of a politics gone awry.
Sept. 20, 2013

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