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Parker resigns from PV Town Council
The Republican candidate for Arizona’s new congressional district has resigned his town council seat.  Vernon Parker won the August 28 Republican primary for the newly created district 9, which covers parts of Ahwatukee, Chandler, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe.
Sept. 20, 2013
Investigation shows Phoenix VA disability claims take almost a year
The Veterans Affairs office in Phoenix has one of the nation's longest average wait times for processing veterans' disability benefits. Jeff Severns Guntzel of the Public Insight Network reports.JEFF SEVERNS GUNTZEL: VA data examined by the Center for Investigative Reporting shows the average wait for disability claims processing in Phoenix is 360 days.
Sept. 20, 2013
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox in town
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox will be in Peoria today. He is speaking tonight on economic partnerships between Mexico and Arizona. According to a University of Arizona study, Mexican visitors pump nearly $3 billion into our state’s economy while Arizona businesses export more than $5.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Court of Appeals: Mitchell will be on November ballot
Republican legislative nominee Darin Mitchell's name will appear on the November general election ballot after all. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Steve Goldstein has more.An Arizona Court of Appeals panel acted to block a trial judge's order that Mitchell's name be removed from the general election ballot.
Sept. 20, 2013
Suns Frye likely out for season
Phoenix Suns forward Channing Frye says he’s trying to make the best out of a bad situation. He’ll likely miss the upcoming season, after tests revealed he has an enlarged heart. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more.
Sept. 20, 2013
One more week to file hail damage claims
The chance to file an insurance claim for damage sustained in a 2010 Arizona hail storm is about to expire. The statute of limitations, which is two years, ends on Oct. 5.The unexpected storm that hit the Valley and surrounding areas damaged more than 150,000 homes, cars and other property, causing about $2.
Sept. 20, 2013
South Sudan VP stops in Phoenix
The vice president of the world’s newest country will be in Phoenix Sunday. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, the South Sudanese dignitary will visit the Lost Boys Center for Leadership Development.
Sept. 20, 2013
The fight over voter fraud
KJZZ's Nick Blumberg tells Steve Goldstein what his reporting uncovered about voter fraud and who is planning to be at the polls to prevent it. Blumberg's two stories on voter fraud were featured on Morning Edition.
Sept. 20, 2013
Peanut butter recall hurts food bank
St. Mary’s Food Bank in Phoenix says it’s desperate to refill its warehouses after a recent peanut butter recall. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, the group was already facing a food shortage.  PETER O’DOWD: Food donations were down 20 to 30 percent compared to a year ago.
Sept. 20, 2013
Bill Clinton in classic form at Tempe rally
Former President Bill Clinton came to Tempe on Wednesday night, to rally supporters of Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Richard Carmona. KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.MARK BRODIE: Clinton has been making the campaign rounds recently, stumping for house and senate candidates.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Commerce Authority looks for new leader
Arizona’s public-private economic development organization may be getting a new CEO. Last year, the Arizona Department of Commerce became the Arizona Commerce Authority in a move pushed by Governor Jan Brewer.
Sept. 20, 2013
Do You Know A Young Adult Whos Neither In School Nor Working?
The number of young adults, ages 16 to 24, who are neither working nor in school is growing. In total 5.8 million young Americans, or 14.7 percent of the U.S. population, make up this demographic. There are many reasons why a young adult may be neither working nor in school.
Sept. 20, 2013
County recorders office faces criticism for Spanish-language mistakes
Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell says her office did make mistakes when incorrect information on some Spanish-language materials was distributed. The long-time Republican county recorder has faced heavy criticism over the last few weeks.
Sept. 20, 2013
How US Airways is coping with the effects of Sandy
The East Coast is struggling to deal with the effects of Hurricane Sandy. And one of the major impacts has involved air transportation. Airports are closed, flights being canceled throughout the northeast.
Sept. 20, 2013
Consultant says Obama campaign wont hurt Arizona Democrats
Political consultant says President Barack Obama's campaign pulling out of Arizona won't hurt other candidates down the ticket.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: Earlier this week, President Barack Obama’s Campaign Manager Jim Messina said Arizona was an enticing prospect, but the campaign wouldn’t be putting any more resources toward winning the state on Nov.
Sept. 20, 2013

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