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Parade to honor veterans
Since 1997, the Phoenix VA has put together a Veterans Day parade to recognize those who served in the military, and to bring awareness to veterans' issues. Paula Pedene of the Phoenix VA. (Photo by Dennis Lambert)Paula Pedene of the Phoenix VA helps coordinate the parade.
Nov. 12, 2012
Director of Arizona Department of Veterans
Veterans’ Day is Sunday, and events are planned throughout the state to honor the estimated 600,000 military veterans living in Arizona. That means a busy few days for Colonel Joey Strickland, the Director of the state Department of Veterans’ Services.
Nov. 9, 2012
Small group of doctors sign off on most medical marijuana
The Arizona Department of Health Services has issued its first annual report on the state’s medical marijuana program. The department’s director says he’s struck by the small number of doctors who have written a large percentage of the program’s certifications.
Nov. 9, 2012
Thelonious Monk
Thelonious Monk was a pianist and composer and iconoclast who wrote some of jazz's most recorded tunes.  Hear Dennis Rowland sing 'Round Midnight and Art Blakey do In Walked Bud, learn what made Monk so unique tonight on the 9 O'clock Special.
Nov. 9, 2012
Use of provisional ballots up 15 percent from 2008
Of all the ballots cast this week in Arizona, more than 172,000 of them were provisional, according to data compiled from the Secretary of State.  From Phoenix, Jude Joffe-Block reports more provisional ballots were cast in Maricopa County this election than last presidential election.
Nov. 8, 2012
The influence of Native American voters
Organizers of a national get-out-the-vote campaign that targeted Native American communities for Election Day are considering their efforts a success. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more.The National Congress of American Indians led the push to get more Native Americans voting.
Nov. 8, 2012
Arizona gas prices down
Gas prices in Arizona have dropped more than a nickel in the past week. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: AAA-Arizona says gasoline is now six cents cheaper per gallon statewide.
Nov. 8, 2012
Loughner sentenced to seven consecutive life terms
A federal Judge in Tucson has sentenced Jared Loughner to seven consecutive life terms, and an additional 140 years.  Victims of the January 2011 shooting and their families took turns speaking to Loughner this morning, including Mark Kelly, the husband of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
Nov. 8, 2012
Arizona crews, restoring power after Sandy, continue work after nor
Areas already crippled by Hurricane Sandy are dealing with the effects of a nor’easter storm.  APS crews work to restore power on Long Island, N.Y. (Photo courtesy APS)Power crews from APS and SRP are among the workers from around the country and Canada working to restore power on the East Coast.
Nov. 8, 2012
Judge to consider claims against cousins who started Wallow Fire
A judge in Flagstaff is set to consider claims of property damage and other losses from last year’s Wallow fire. Caleb and David Malboeuf pleaded guilty to accidentally starting the Wallow Fire in May 2011 by abandoning their campfire.
Nov. 8, 2012
The creators of Baby Blues on the state of comics
KJZZ’s Dennis Lambert speaks with the co-creators of the "Baby Blues" comic series. Cartoonists Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott discuss the declining newspaper industry, the future of comics, and more in this interview.
Nov. 8, 2012
Kirkpatrick declared winner; other races still too close
PHOENIX (AP) — Former Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick will head to Congress for a second time after defeating former Republican state lawmaker Jonathan Paton to win Arizona's 1st Congressional District seat.
Nov. 7, 2012
Russell Malone
Guitarist Russell Malone is a self taught swing and bebop jazz player who started his career with Jimmy Smith in 1988 and worked with Harry Connick and diana Krall through the 1990s.  Today you'll hear him with his own quartet or playing with Diane Reeves or Sonny Rollins.
Nov. 7, 2012
Southern Arizona congressional surprise
Martha McSally challenged Congressman Ron Barber and has surprised many observers by keeping the race too close to call. Tucson Weekly's Jim Nintzel talks about McSally's appeal and whether former Representative Gabrielle Giffords' popularity should have meant more for Rep.
Nov. 7, 2012
Election Day
Election Day was hit or miss for education-related issues in Arizona. Proposition 204, which would have made permanent a state sales tax increase--with most of the funds going toward education--was soundly rejected by voters.
Nov. 7, 2012
Historic Latino voter turnout shapes elections
As post-election analysis continues, the role of Latino voters has gotten much attention. As Peter O’Dowd reports, community leaders are now talking about what that means for the future.PETER O’DOWD: According to a poll taken just before the election, Latino Decisions says Mitt Romney would have won the popular vote if he had captured just 35 percent of the Latino electorate.
Nov. 7, 2012
Impact of Election Day on Arizona
Despite a poor showing in Arizona, President Barack Obama was re-elected to a second term. Congressman Jeff Flake will become Senator Jeff Flake in January. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was approved for a sixth term.
Nov. 7, 2012
Purcell: Spanish-language ad campaign mitigated potential confusion
Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell says she’s confident the advertising campaign her office undertook leading up to Election Day mitigated any issues caused by a pair of mistakes. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Nov. 7, 2012
Maricopa school district override rejected
Voters in the City of Maricopa rejected the school district’s request for a budget increase. This is the Maricopa Unified School District’s fifth attempt at asking voters for additional funding.
Nov. 7, 2012

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