The centennial legislature begins its session today, as Governor Jan Brewer gives her state of the state address. And, for the first time in a few years, lawmakers will not be dealing with a budget deficit.
This weekend, early ballots were sent to military and overseas voters who want to participate in Arizona's presidential preference election. But while the ballots will list names like Romney and Santorum, a large group of unfamiliar candidates is also included.
The latest figures show the number of home foreclosures in Valley continues to go down, and analysts say the area has been able to ride out the worst wave. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports.
The last bill sponsored by Congressman Gabrielle Giffords will heard in the U-S House of Representatives this morning. The measure toughens penalities for those caught smuggling drugs across the border in ultralight aircraft.
A prospective candidate for city council in a small Arizona border town will decide by Monday whether to appeal a court ruling that removed her from the ballot based on her poor English proficiency. From Yuma, Arizona, Michelle Faust has more.
At Your ServiceMeet the membership team busily working behind the scenes to help manage your account, answer your questions, send news bulletins and organize member events. Tanya Algee is no stranger to the stations; she also served on the membership team in 2000-2001.
Two of Arizona’s Republican Congressmen will be squaring off in an August primary. This unusual political battle is the result of newly drawn congressional districts. Rep. Ben Quayle (Photo courtesy of the Office of Ben Quayle) Rep.
As Arizona celebrates its 100-year anniversary next week, state archivists are trying to better preserve the state’s next century of history. Instead of competing with each other, historical organizations have agreed to cooperate.
Ray Stern of the Phoenix New Times talks about the Maricopa County Court Tower, which served as the centerpiece for political battles the county supervisors and former county attorney Andrew Thomas.Stern says that Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Andrew Thomas were allies in the efforts against building the tower.
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday appointed Phil Lovas to fill a vacancy. This is the second vacancy in that legislative district. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports. Lovas was appointed to fill the vacancy when representative Judy Burgess was named to replace former state senator Scott Bundgaard.
A new television commercial is promoting Arizona as a business and tourism destination. It features some higher-profile Arizonans who made the state their home. KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports.
PAUL ATKINSON: The three-second ad debuted during Wednesday’s Republican Presidential debate.
Mitt Romney scored a big win in the Arizona presidential preference election on Tuesday, beating Rick Santorum by a 20 percent margin. Morning Edition host Dennis Lambert broke down Romney’s win with Chip Scutari, a former reporter and part owner of the public relations firm Scutari and Cieslak.
Latinos are the fastest-growing group in the United States, comprised of different ethnicities, faiths, political leanings, and economic situations. And candidates must increasingly stand up and take notice of how Latinos can affect their chance of getting elected.
KJZZ's Michele Robins interviews Wayne Messmer, a Chicago jazz vocalist known in the sports world for his rendition of the National Anthem. Messmer discusses his new album, "So Lucky to be Loving You," recorded with pianist Judy Roberts.
There’s No Place Like SPOT 127.0.0.1 What do KJZZ, Rio Salado College, Phoenix Union High School, The Carstens Family Fund, Friends of Public Radio Arizona, FITCH and Valley youth have in common? It’s called SPOT 127.
Phoenix bus riders will see normal service return after the end of a six-day strike by drivers. They overwhelmingly approved a new contract with Veolia Transportation Services. But it may be another day until regular bus service resumes in Tempe as its drivers vote on a new labor agreement.
Documentary filmmaker Michael Davie speaks about dispelling the stereotypes surrounding Africa as part of the National Geographic speaker series at the Mesa Arts Center. Davie started his career as a documentary producer and director when he quit his broadcast job in Australia and planned a hitchhiking trip from Cape Town to Cairo with his digital camcorder.