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August 07, 2012
Arizona officials used a bingo-style machine with sets of numbered air-blown balls Tuesday as they picked winners from among more than 400 applicants for certificates to run 97 medical marijuana dispensaries around the state.
August 07, 2012
Jared Loughner has pleaded guilty to 19 counts in the Tucson shooting rampage that killed six people and wounded 13 others, including former-Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Loughner entered the plea Tuesday after a federal judge found him mentally competent, following months of forced treatment for schizophrenia.
August 07, 2012
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge says a proposed initiative to change Arizona’s primary election system is unconstitutional and will not be on November’s ballot. Judge Mark Brain ruled the language in the Open Elections/Open Government Act is too broad and violates the Arizona Constitution by including more than one proposed constitutional amendment in the same ballot measure.
August 07, 2012
The Arizona Department of Health Services will hold a lottery this morning to determine which individuals or businesses will get dispensary licenses for medical marijuana.  KJZZ's Dennis Lambert spoke to DHS Director Will Humble about the dispensary licenses.
August 07, 2012
When Guy Pennacchio came to Arizona he didn't know he was a singer, but today he is a much requested Sinatra stylist. As a kid,  Guy started as a horn player, but when people started requesting his voice he complied.
August 07, 2012
Images from “Curiosity,” the latest Mars rover, have been beaming back to Earth since its landing Sunday night. Jim Bell is an astronomer with the ASU School Earth and Space Exploration. He’s part of the team responsible for getting those pictures back to Earth.
August 06, 2012
Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor says it's disappointing for her to see the downturn in public opinion of the nation's highest court. The Supreme Court used to be the highest ranked of the three branches of government, but O'Connor says the three are now closely ranked.
August 06, 2012
Seven people, including the gunman, are dead after a shooting broke out Sunday at a Sikh Temple in Wisconsin. Rana Singh Sodhi is a Mesa restaurant owner whose brother Balbir was killed after the Sept.
August 06, 2012
An excessive heat warning is to take effect at 10 a.m. Monday and run through at least Wednesday. Meteorologist Chris Kuhlman of the National Weather Service explains how they determine when the heat is excessive.
August 06, 2012
Wild horses on the drought-stricken Navajo Nation are fighting for their lives. Navajo Nation officials say lack of rainfall and high heat are drying up watering holes and leaving others with harmfully high levels of salt.
August 06, 2012
It's back to the classroom for many Arizona school districts this week.Here in the Valley, Tempe and Phoneix Union high school districts begin classes Monday. Mesa and Gilbert Unified get underway on Wednesday.
August 06, 2012
A Mohave County man convicted of trespassing for wearing an obscenity-laced T-shirt to a Board of Supervisors meeting has lost another round in court. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.KJZZ first told you about Mervin Fried in March of this year.
August 06, 2012
The primary election is still weeks away, but the field of candidates in Arizona's 1st Congressional District race is already narrowing. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.Doug Wade announced on his website Monday that he is withdrawing from the Republican primary because of a lack of funding.
August 06, 2012
As Glendale voters prepare to elect a new mayor for the first time in nearly two decades, and new city council members, the city is dealing with several major issues: the sale of the Phoenix Coyotes and payments to run the city-owned arena, and a controversial sales tax increase to name just a few.
August 04, 2012
This month, Glendale voters are starting the process of electing the city’s first new mayor in almost 20 years. And, as KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports, the three candidates running for the top job will inherit several significant issues facing the West Valley city.
August 04, 2012
More than 400,000 Maricopa County jail inmates have been housed in Tent City since the facility was first opened. Sheriff Joe Arpaio began using Korean War-era tents to house inmates 19 years ago. Today the sheriff talked about the tents and critics of program.
August 03, 2012
The testimony in the class action discrimination suit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office is over. Yet this case wont be the last word on the debate over whether the Sheriff's office treats Latinos unfairly.
August 03, 2012
Michael Ian Black loves the '80's. But, how does he feel about traveling the country in a poorly air-conditioned RV with Meghan McCain, the daughter of Arizona Senator John McCain? Michael Ian Black (Photo courtesy of Michael Ian Black)       He spoke with KJZZ's Mark Brodie about his experiences, which are detailed in a new book co-written by the pair.
August 03, 2012
The Centers for Disease Control says total cigarette consumption in the U.S. was down 2.5 percent from 2010 to 2011. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports says smokers are turning to other kinds of tobacco.AL MACIAS: Smokers are finding alternatives to commercially rolled cigarettes.
August 02, 2012

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