A third candidate has turned in signature petitions to get on the ballot in the recall election of Senate President Russell Pearce. Olivia Cortes turned in 1,177 signatures--500 more than is needed. But a recording of a Cortes signature gatherer casts doubt on her true intentions.
When state lawmakers passed the tough bill known as SB 1070, they were clear that part of the aim was to make Arizona inhospitable for people in the U.S. illegally.The 2012 presidential election has brought the issue of "self-deportation" to the forefront.
The Asian population in the United States grew at a faster rate than any other group over the last decade, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Just-released statistics show that population grew by more than 45 percent.
A bill that would have allowed concealed weapons on Arizona universities and college campuses is dead. State Senator Ron Gould, who sponsored the bill, said there is not enough support among lawmakers.
Tomorrow marks the 85th birthday of former farm labor leader Cesar Chavez. During the 60s and 70s Chavez fought to improve working conditions for farm workers. Now the National Parks Service plans to recognize his legacy.
The Arizona Senate has voted to ban some new drivers from using cell phones or other communication devices behind the wheel. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The bill would prohibit drivers younger than 18 from using the devices for the first six months of driving.
A new solar plant planned in southwestern Arizona will be the first on state trust land since the Arizona State Land Department began identifying sites for solar development last year. Lou Gum has more from Yuma.
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas is expected to speak today, following his disbarment yesterday. On Tuesday a disciplinary panel upheld 28 ethical violations against Thomas. He and two assistants were accused of targeting county leaders and judges in criminal investigations.
State lawmakers are apparently not ready yet to give up freebies. DENNIS LAMBERT: They've approved a new gifts law that puts only minor restrictions on the kind and size of gifts they can get from lobbyists.
Ron Barber, aide to former U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffrods, ran unopposed in Tuesday’s Democratic primary. Jesse Kelly, who narrowly lost to Giffords in 2010, won the Republican nomination. Kelly talks about the upcoming election, and Jim Nintzel of the Tucson Weekly analyzes the campaign tactics of Barber and Kelly.
Luke Air Force Base is one step closer to receiving at least 72 new F-35 Joint Strike Fighters. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Terry Ward reports.Arizona Sen. John McCain has been a leading proponent of Luke as the new home for the F-35.
The Hopi tribe is tangled in a legal battle with the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs. At issue is a dump the federal agency operated for 50 years near Tuba City in Northern Arizona. The local tribes say the aquifer lying under the dump shows dangerous levels of uranium.
Todd Walsh of Fox Sports Arizona and the Coyotes Radio Network talks about why this season of hockey has been different for the Phoenix Coyotes.Walsh says goaltending has made a huge difference for the Coyotes.
State lawmakers have not yet started voting on the new state budget…but there’s already a threatened lawsuit over one of its provisions. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Republican legislative leaders and Governor Brewer announced late last week that they’d reached a deal on a new spending plan.
The proposal to reimburse former State Senate President Russell Pearce for the costs of the recall election that ousted him from office last fall is dead. Lawmakers approved the provision in committee on Wednesday, but couldn’t garner enough support in the senate to move the bill forward.
Lisa Quale, senior health educator at the Skin Cancer Institute at University of Arizona, and Dr. Glen Weiss of the Piper Cancer Center in Scottsdale talk about the importance of protecting yourself from skin cancer in sunny Arizona.
Five fires burning across Arizona are causing major structure damage and displacing residents. Dennis Lambert discussed efforts to control these fires with Arizona Game and Fish Department Spokesman Jim Paxon, who spent more than three decades with the National Forest Service.
Tempe Councilman Mark Mitchell will be the next mayor of Tempe.Following the release of unofficial results by the Maricopa County Elections Department, Mitchell's opponent Michael Monti conceded. Mitchell has 11,351 votes compared to Monti's 11,212.