A former state representative has been acquitted of domestic violence charges, about four months after being forced to resign his seat over the matter. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. Daniel Patterson (Photo by Mark Brodie - KJZZ) MARK BRODIE: In February, most House Democrats signed onto an ethics complaint against their then-colleague, Daniel Patterson.
The Arizona Department of Corrections is expected to award a prison contract this week to a private out-of-state company, with the goal of producing 1,000 new medium-security inmate beds. While the location and expected cost of the facility expansion have not yet been determined, The Arizona Republic reports use of a private company is more costly for taxpayers, according to state records.
It will be Congressman Jeff Flake facing former U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona in the race for U.S. Senate. As KJZZ’s Al Macias reports, campaign finance is already an issue going into the general election.
The City of Phoenix and Valley Metro celebrated the ongoing expansion of the light rail system Thursday morning by unveiling the markers for a new light rail route. The extension will help serve neighborhoods where the percentage of residents without cars is twice the county average.
Texas Public Radio’s Ryan Loyd reports from the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, on the impact the Latino vote will have on this election and in the future."Comprehensive immigration reform" are household words that give Democrats hope for the future.
Congress returns to work this week after its month long August recess. As KJZZ’s Al Macias reports, this is the last session for one Arizona lawmaker.The U.S. Senate will be back in session today, and for Senator Jon Kyl, this will be his final go around.
Las Vegas is drying out this morning after a huge storm yesterday left residents submerged in water and scrambling for cover. KJZZ’s Mark Moran is in Las Vegas to tell us how residents are faring. I understand you had some personal experience with yesterday’s rains.
The nation’s largest university just got bigger. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, Arizona State University enrollment topped 73,300 students. PETER O’DOWD: This exceeds last year’s enrollment by more than 1,000.
If it's approved by voters in November, Proposition 204 would make permanent a one-cent sales tax increase approved by voters in May of 2010. That increase was passed enthusiastically, and the campaign was led by Governor Jan Brewer.
The National Congress of American Indians has scheduled a week of voter education and registration events starting Monday to boost turnout for the November sixth general election.KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more.
The Phoenix New Times will no longer be headquartered in Phoenix, and its headline-making owners Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin won't be making the big decisions anymore. Forty-two years after Lacey helped co-found the paper, it -- and the other papers under the Village Voice Media umbrella -- are being sold to the new, Denver-based Voice Media Group.
The latest data from Colliers International show strength in the Valley's industrial sector, but vacancies in the office market are still way above the national avergae. The third-quarter numbers show slow improvements in the amount of leased office space, especially in the suburbs of Tempe, Scottsdale and Chandler.
Author Sylvia Nasar explains why legendary economists like Marx, Keynes and Friedman have played vital roles in world history. Nasar wrote about the three and many others in her most recent book "Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius.
Jazz drummer Billy Higgins played on over 700 recordings. He worked with Ornette Coleman, Pat Metheny, Dexter Gordon and even some rock artists! His top quality performance matched by his joyful energy and showmanship has inspired many of todays great drummers.
The Arizona Board of Regents is touting a survey that shows more adults in Arizona have received college degrees. As K-J-Z-Z’s Peter O’Dowd reports, the state still has a lot of catching up to do. PETER O’DOWD: According to the 2011American Community Survey, 26.
Arizona State University is opening a new center dedicated to Latinos and public policy. From Phoenix, Jude Joffe-Block reports the mission is to study the growing Latino population as it relates to the entire state.
The U.S. Department of Education's Inspector General has criticized the state education departments of Florida, California, and Arizona for failing to properly track if charter schools meet federal regulations, and how they spend government money.
Twenty five people have died and hundreds more have contracted fungal meningitis from contaminated steroid injections. As KJZZ's Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports, two Arizona residents are linked to the outbreak.