Arizona Senate race between Flake, Carmona tightening up
Arizona’s U.S. Senate race is tightening up, with less than a month to go until Election Day. The advantage had been with Republican Congressman Jeff Flake, but as KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports, Democrats are trying to capitalize on a shift in momentum.
Oct. 11, 2012
Arpaio campaign attacks Dem candidate for sheriff
After weeks of commercials painting a softer picture of “America’s Toughest Sheriff,” Joe Arpaio has gone on the offensive. The new ad makes issue of an incident in his opponent’s past. The commercial refers to a decade-old dispute involving Arpaio’s Democratic foe Paul Penzone, a former Phoenix Police Sergeant who ran the Silent Witness program.
Oct. 11, 2012
New Mexico
New Mexico’s governor wants federal officials to move a pack of endangered wolves suspected of killing cattle in the southwestern part of her state. Governor Susana Martinez sent a letter to the U.
Oct. 11, 2012
Early voting underway in Maricopa County
Early voting for next month’s general election begins Thursday. The county elections department will mail ballots to people on the permanent early voting list, and those who have requested an early ballot.
Oct. 11, 2012
Mesa police testing mini-cameras
"Smile, you’re on Candid Camera" has taken on a whole new meaning with a gadget now being used by some police departments across the country. They’re mini-cameras that can be attached to a police officer’s body.
Oct. 11, 2012
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.
Oct. 10, 2012
Mayors seek to improve schools through support
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is leading a group of mayors in an effort to improve Arizona schools. They say a sound educational system has a ripple effect throughout their communities and Arizona. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.
Oct. 10, 2012
U.S. Treasury trying to hit cartel leaders where it hurts
The U.S. Department of Treasury is extending efforts to punish a leader of the Mexican Sinaloa Cartel -- financially. KJZZ's Jude Joffe-Block reports that people in the US are banned from doing business with two Mexican companies under the kingpin's control.
Oct. 10, 2012
State Out Of The Union: Arizona and the final showdown over the American dream
Arizona has received an inordinate share of national headlines in recent years, many related to SB1070, Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former State Senator Russell Pearce. In his new book, State Out of the Union: Arizona and the Final Showdown Over the American Dream, author Jeff Biggers argues that the negative perception of Arizona is simplistic and doesn't take into account the state's bipartisan and progressive history.
Oct. 10, 2012
Carmona vs. Flake heats up
Recent polls suggest that the race to succeed retiring U.S. Senator Jon Kyl could be very close. Arizona Republic columnist Bob Robb and Northern Arizona University Political Science Professor Fred Solop discuss what factors could be advantages for either Congressman Jeff Flake or Dr.
Oct. 10, 2012
Republican Congressional candidate Vernon Parker
Arizona's new Ninth Congressional District is the most competitive in the state and is considered a toss-up by national political analysts. Republican nominee Vernon Parker spoke about his plans to improve the economy and modify the Affordable Care Act.
Oct. 10, 2012
NPR Ombudsman Edward Schumacher-Matos
NPR Ombudsman Edward Schumacher-Matos visited KJZZ to talk about his role as the network's listener advocate.
Oct. 10, 2012
Senate candidates meet in first debate Wednesday
Republican Jeff Flake and Democrat Richard Carmona meet for their first debate Wednesday in the race to replace Arizona’s retiring U.S. Senator Jon Kyl. The two men will face off at 5:30 Wednesday evening on the show Arizona Horizon, broadcast locally on Channel 8, Arizona PBS.
Oct. 10, 2012
Cato Institute gives Brewer a "D" on fiscal policy
A libertarian think tank that grades governors around the country on fiscal policy has given Arizona’s Jan Brewer low marks. The Cato Institute advocates small government, low taxes, and free markets.
Oct. 9, 2012
Candidates hold final forum for state
The candidates in Arizona’s Congressional District 1 have met one final time before early ballots go out.  It is the largest congressional district in the state, stretching from southern part of the state to the Arizona-Utah border.
Oct. 9, 2012
U of A to study biodiesel-fueled mining
Researchers at the University of Arizona have won a $1.4 million grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. The money will to go to study occupational and environmental health effects of underground mining equipment powered by biodiesel-blend fuels.
Oct. 9, 2012
Mystery body identified after 25 years
The Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s office says it’s identified the remains of a man buried in a Tempe cemetery 25 years ago.Officials say he’s 16-year-old John Bryan Moore, from Riverside, Calif.
Oct. 8, 2012
Endangered species list could be getting more prickly
This week, the U.S. Fish and WIldlife Service proposed adding two cacti to the endangered species list. The Acuna cactus (L) and Fickeisen plains cactus (R) could both get federal protection. The photo on the right is actually of 13 Fickeisen cacti specimens.
Oct. 6, 2012
Billy Higgins
Jazz drummer Billy Higgins played on over 700 recordings.  He worked with Ornette Coleman, Pat Metheny, Dexter Gordon and even some rock artists!  His top quality performance matched by his joyful energy and showmanship has inspired many of todays great drummers.
Oct. 5, 2012
Report: Dever was legally drunk
Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever was legally drunk when he flipped his vehicle and died on a gravel road in Northern Arizona. The toxicology report came out several weeks after the September 18th crash.
Oct. 5, 2012