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Phoenix area in top ten of deaths by auto accidents
The Phoenix metro area was ranked in the top ten among metro areas nationwide for the number of people killed in auto crashes in 2009. The numbers come from an analysis done by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Sept. 20, 2013
Maricopa Association of Governments welcomes new chair
Avondale Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers talks about being appointed chair of MAG and their plans for regional growth.Rogers says that MAG will certainly concentrate on air quality and transportation, but human services are also important.
Sept. 20, 2013
Voter registration for primary election ends Monday
Monday is the deadline to register for next month's primary election here in Arizona. KJZZ's Al Macias reports.You have until midnight July 30 to register for the primary election. If the registration form is mailed, it must be postmarked no later than midnight.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arpaio critics take opportunity to register voters
As the trial of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and Sheriff Joe Arpaio went on in federal court yesterday, dozens of young people launched a voter registration drive targeting Latino voters. They say come November, they want Arpaio out of office.
Sept. 20, 2013
ASU astronomer part of crew posting Mars photos
Images from “Curiosity,” the latest Mars rover, have been beaming back to Earth since its landing Sunday night. Jim Bell is an astronomer with the ASU School Earth and Space Exploration. He’s part of the team responsible for getting those pictures back to Earth.
Sept. 20, 2013
Extreme heat, pollution advisories extended
The Valley's excessive heat advisory has been extended through Sunday, and Phoenix Firefighters are urging you to take steps to guard against the searing temperatures. Captain Jonathan Jacobs says that means planning the day before if you know you'll be spending time outdoors.
Sept. 20, 2013
Judge dismisses "Day of Prayer" lawsuit
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging Governor Brewer's declarations of a state "Day of Prayer." Judge Eileen Willett granted a motion to dismiss with prejudice, meaning the court cannot be asked to rule on the same issue again.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arts Roundup News 2012
A community’s arts and cultural scene is a reflection of its well being. The Valley’s arts and cultural institutions are alive and well thanks to you-- playing a significant role in our economy, addressing social issues, enhancing education and improving our quality of life.
Sept. 20, 2013
Gov. Brewer given three options for AZ Supreme Court appointment
A state commission has given Governor Jan Brewer three options for her next Arizona Supreme Court appointment. The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments nominated court of appeals judges Ann Scott Timmer and Diane Johnsen and Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Douglas Rayes.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arpaio raises nearly three times as much money as opponents
Campaign finance filings show that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has raised almost $7.5 million dollars for his re-election bid. From Phoenix, Jude Joffe-Block reports that out of state donors are helping his effort.
Sept. 20, 2013
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Sept. 20, 2013
Glendale mayor
Two candidates in Glendale’s three-way mayoral race will move on to a run-off in November. Jerry Weiers won the most votes in Tuesday night’s primary, but did not win more than 50 percent of the vote.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pinal County Sheriff cleared of abuse of power charges
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu has been cleared in an investigation into whether he abused his authority. Earlier this year, Sheriff Babeu’s former boyfriend Jose Orozco revealed Babeu is gay and claimed Babeu threatened him with deportation.
Sept. 20, 2013
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The Phoenix Coyotes ownership situation has been a stress-inducer for local hockey fans, the National Hockey League, and Glendale residents and elected officials. Earlier this summer it seemed that former San Jose Sharks president Greg Jamison was ready to take over, but more complications popped up, both with Jamison and the City of Glendale.
Sept. 20, 2013
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Sept. 20, 2013
Voters to decide on business tax in November
Arizona voters will decide in November whether to reduce property taxes, but not for themselves. You'll be voting on whether to raise the exemption for businesses, who pay taxes on every piece of equipment they own.
Sept. 20, 2013
Light rail expansion under way in Mesa
The Valley’s light rail system is nearing its 4th anniversary.  Stephen Banta is the CEO of Metro Light Rail. (Photo courtesy of Metro Light Rail)It kicked off service in January 2009, and its first service expansion project is just beginning in Mesa.
Sept. 20, 2013
Interview with violin soloist Elena Urioste
Violin soloist Elena Urioste will perform for the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra on the group's opening night.  Elena Urioste (Photo courtesy Phoenix Symphony)Urioste will play Beethoven’s Violin Concerto.
Sept. 20, 2013
Report: Majority of Mexican prisons controlled by gangs
A new report suggests that gangs control about sixty percent of Mexico’s prisons. KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more.The report was compiled by the Mexican government’s National Human Rights Commission.
Sept. 20, 2013
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.
Sept. 20, 2013

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