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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.
February 15, 2012
Former state party chair Andrei Cherny explains why he’s chosen to run for the newly formed Congressional District 9.Cherny says he’s best prepared to represent District 9 because he’s fought the battles important to the community it encompasses.
February 15, 2012
The Maricopa County Court building that was the focus of investigations, lawsuits and legal battles was formally dedicated this afternoon. Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former county attorney Andrew Thomas accused county supervisors and judges of misspending county money.
February 14, 2012
A coalition of agri-business groups in Kansas has proposed a program that would give state sanction to large dairies and feedlots in hiring illegal immigrants. Separately, the Kansas Agriculture Secretary Dale Rodman is seeking a federal waiver that would allow agri-business companies to hire undocumented workers.
February 14, 2012
This month, Arizona turns 100. KJZZ  is marking the centennial each week in February with stories of our state’s history, people and places. We're calling it the Centennial Minute. This morning, authors and Arizona residents Fred DuVal and Lisa Schnebly Heidinger tell us about that unique Valentine’s Day – 100 years ago.
February 14, 2012
In 1912, Arizona became the 48th state to join the union. Manifest Destiny was already assured since California had joined the union more than 60 years earlier. So, as far as Washington was concerned, adding Arizona was not a pressing issue.
February 14, 2012
Mitt Romney made a campaign stop in Arizona on Monday as the state prepares to vote in a Republican presidential primary at the end of the month. Romney took the opportunity to blast President Barack Obama’s new budget proposal.
February 13, 2012
Some of the best jazz tunes start with Romance, "My Funny Valentine" by Miles Davis, "My Romance" by Ella, "You Are Too Beautiful" by John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman and Tony Bennett's latest "Night and Day" with Amy Winehouse.
February 13, 2012
A pilot program will make campaigning for state office easier in Arizona. The Secretary of State’s office announced the E-Qual system, which allows voters to sign candidate petitions online and donate $5 for candidates seeking Clean Elections funding.
February 13, 2012
The likely next president of the University of Arizona will be in Tucson on Monday, to meet with members of the community. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Dr. Ann Weaver Hart will be in Tucson for about two and a half days.
February 10, 2012
People who hike and camp in undeveloped areas of a southern Arizona forest cannot be charged a parking fee. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that federal law prohibits the fees. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.
February 10, 2012
Mitt Romney is leading in the polls for Arizona's upcoming Republican presidential primary. What role will the LDS vote play in his success in Arizona?
February 09, 2012
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February 09, 2012
Arizona will get more than $1.6 billion, as part of a $26 billion national settlement with five banks over abuses in the mortgage market. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne spoke at a press conference Thursday.
February 09, 2012
Morning Edition host Dennis Lambert spoke with Arizona Highways editor Robert Stieve about the magazine's centennial photo project. The idea is to capture "a day in the life of Arizona," and all photographers -- amateur and professional alike -- are invited to participate.
February 09, 2012
The man who worked as deputy director for Gabrielle Giffords announced Thursday he will run for her open seat. But as KJZZ’s Michel Marizco reports, it’s still up in the air whether he will also run for the newly created Congressional District 2.
February 09, 2012
Young housewives and moms who bought assault rifles from Texas gun dealers have been charged in an alleged weapons smuggling ring that armed Mexican cartels. Federal agents announced the arrests Wednesday in San Antonio.
February 09, 2012
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.
February 08, 2012
A new apartment complex in Phoenix will break ground tomorrow. But the Madison Pointe Apartment Homes project will be targeting a specific kind of resident. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.MARK BRODIE: The apartments will be near 7th St.
February 08, 2012
In 1969, Indian boarding schools were labeled a national tragedy. Letitia Chambers, director of the Heard Museum, explains their significance in Arizona’s history and the Indian culture. Chambers says boarding schools were started by United States government in the 1870s to destroy the Indian culture.
February 08, 2012

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