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Mesa man recalls his time in Arizona internment camp
As we celebrate Arizona’s centennial this year, we look back at a part of our history that many would like to forget. Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. A line of evacuees waiting for lunch at one of the mess halls.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tom Manos named new Maricopa County manager
Maricopa County has a new manager. The Board of Supervisors Tuesday appointed Tom Manos to the position.  He’ll replace current County Manager David Smith, who’s retiring at the end of next month.
Sept. 20, 2013
The Bad Cactus Brass Band rocks KJZZ [Interview Archives]
(Tempe, AZ) - The Bad Cactus Brass Band stopped by KJZZ and played live music between answering questions from Blaise Lantana. Hear how the band was formed and what happens if members can't make it to gigs.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ House to speed up ethics case against Patterson
The Arizona House has voted to speed up its ethics committee process, to deal with a complaint filed against Tucson Democrat Daniel Patterson.That, after House Democratic leaders tried to get the chamber to expel Patterson this morning.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix was last months highest-performing housing market
Home values across the country dropped a bit last month, but here in metro Phoenix there is good news according to a report out today.  KJZZ’s Al Macias reports. AL MACIAS: The Phoenix area was the highest-performing market in the country last month with an almost 10 percent increase in home values compared to the same time in 2011.
Sept. 20, 2013
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas disbarred for ethics violations
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas and his former deputy Lisa Aubuchon were disbarred by the Arizona Supreme Court Disciplinary Panel for violations of ethics rules and misuse of power. Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox speaks after the Andrew Thomas disbarment hearing Tuesday.
Sept. 20, 2013
Patterson replacement will be an Independent
Daniel Patterson’s replacement in the Arizona House of Representatives will be an independent, not a Democrat. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. Daniel Patterson (Photo by Mark Brodie - KJZZ) MARK BRODIE: Patterson changed his party registration from Democrat to independent earlier this month.
Sept. 20, 2013
Voter registration wont change despite Court of Appeals ruling
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled yesterday on an Arizona law that requires voters to provide proof of citizenship when they register to vote and when they cast their ballots. The opinion may have little immediate impact as KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Romney: America needs to get off current road
The chairman of the Republican National Committee today urged state party leaders from around the country to work to elect Mitt Romney as president. Romney also addressed the meeting in Scottsdale, saying the country needs to start down a new road.
Sept. 20, 2013
Julie Erfle: How do you define American?
If someone asked you, “How do you define American?” what would you say? Would you talk about nostalgic things like apple pie and baseball? Or would you refer to Webster’s dictionary for its literal meaning? In the charged world of immigration politics, many are now arguing about what it means to be an American and who’s deserving of the title.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tempe traffic stop led to big drug bust
 A traffic stop in Tempe fifteen months ago has led to the arrest of 200 people. On Tuesday investigators say the probe also led to the seizure of millions of dollars in cash and drugs, investigators say.
Sept. 20, 2013
Will Humble on determining who can be treated by medical marijuana
Will Humble, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, talks about the process of adding conditions to the list of ailments that can be treated by medical marijuana.Humble says in order to get conditions like PTSD, general anxiety,and migraines treated by medical marijuana, people have to go through a hearing process.
Sept. 20, 2013
Creating Dennis Rowland
(Tempe, AZ) - Jazz and blues singer Dennis Rowland sat down with Blaise Lantana to talk about how he established his name. Also hear how he found his way into the Baise band and what differences he feels exist between varying performance venues.
Sept. 20, 2013
Struggling First Solar hires new CEO
Tempe-based First Solar has hired a new CEO. As KJZZ’s Mark Moran reports, the company has been struggling as of late.MARK MORAN: If you look at the headlines from a year ago, almost to the date, they read: 'First Solar released a statement saying their profits were down because demand for solar panels had fallen off in Europe.
Sept. 20, 2013
Whiskey Row fire could put damper on holiday weekends
A two-alarm fire on Prescott's famed Whiskey Row destroyed at least three businesses Tuesday night. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Terry Ward reports TERRY WARD: An employee at the Bird Cage Saloon noticed smoke about 6:30 Tuesday evening, was unable to find the source, but quickly got customers out of the bar and called 911.
Sept. 20, 2013
Automated electric train makes debut at Sky Harbor
The people-mover at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport takes a big step forward Monday as the first cars are rolled onto the track. Dennis Lambert talked to airport spokeswoman Julie Rodriguez about the PHX Sky Train.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona unemployment rate down, but new jobs only half the story
Arizona’s unemployment rate dropped four-tenths of a percent in April, to 8.2 percent. But, only about half of that is due to more people finding jobs. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.MARK BRODIE: The state added 9,300 non-farm jobs last month.
Sept. 20, 2013
Social media can help small businesses engage with customers
A majority of small business owners say attracting new customers is key to surviving a competitive market. Many owners are turning to social media, like Facebook and Twitter to grow their business. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Terry Ward reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
How much would you spend to keep a pet healthy?
For many of us, an animal is an integral and cherished part of our family. But when a pet faces a major medical crisis, how much would you be willing to spend to save or prolong its life? Share your thoughts.
Sept. 20, 2013
Excessive heat could cause illness
Central and Western Arizona are under an excessive heat warning from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday.  That could mean an increase in heat-related problems for emergency responders in metro Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013

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