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Flake defeats Carmona for Arizona Senate seat
Congressman Jeff Flake is moving to the Senate after his victory on Election Night. He replaces the retiring Jon Kyl. Flake was favored at the beginning of the campaign, but as KJZZ’s Al Macias reports, the victory did not come easily.
Nov. 7, 2012
Arpaio wins sixth term as Maricopa County Sheriff
It was the toughest re-election battle he’s ever faced, but Sheriff Joe Arpaio won a sixth term as the top lawman in Maricopa County, Arizona. From Phoenix, Nick Blumberg reports.NICK BLUMBERG: Despite his lowest-ever approval ratings and poll numbers, bruising scandals, and a huge volunteer effort to oust him, Joe Arpaio was re-elected as Maricopa County Sheriff.
Nov. 7, 2012
Democrats make gains in Arizona legislature, but still minority
Democrats will still be in the minority when the state legislature comes back into session in January, but they appear to have picked up some seats in both the Arizona House and Senate. There will be more Democrats than there have been for the last two years.
Nov. 7, 2012
Major propositions rejected at the polls
Two major propositions on the Arizona ballot failed to pass on Tuesday.  Here are the results of propositions 120 and 204. NADINE ARROYO RODRIGUEZ: Voters rejected Prop 204, the one-cent sales tax increase proposal that would’ve been a permanent source of revenue for education.
Nov. 6, 2012
Listen to KJZZ
KJZZ provided special live coverage of Election Night on Tuesday evening. KJZZ's Steve Goldstein and Mark Brodie anchored our coverage in Arizona with Nick Blumberg, Jude Joffe-Block and Michel Marizco, while NPR's Robert Siegel and Melissa Block provided coverage of national races.
Nov. 6, 2012
AP: Arizona Election Updates
PHOENIX (Associated Press) — Arizonans on Tuesday voted for Mitt Romney in a state that has a long history of supporting Republican presidential candidates.Republican Jeff Flake has beaten former surgeon general Richard Carmona in the race to fill Arizona's U.
Nov. 6, 2012
AP: National Election Updates
WASHINGTON (Associated Press) — President Barack Obama won re-election Tuesday night despite a fierce challenge from Republican Mitt Romney, prevailing in the face of a weak economy and high unemployment that encumbered his first term and crimped the middle class dreams of millions.
Nov. 6, 2012
Provisional ballots an issue across Valley on Election Day
It appears more people than normal across the Valley were forced to cast provisional ballots this Election Day. Aaron Wilson, 32, said he waited in line for 45 minutes because his polling site at Tempe High School had run out of provisional ballots, but no one could tell him when more would arrive.
Nov. 6, 2012
Voters eager to go to the polls
Across the country voters are casting their vote from the presidential race to local races like U.S. Senate and Congress.  Some waited in long lines at polling places. NADINE ARROYO RODRIGUEZ: Polling places in the east valley opened at 6 a.
Nov. 6, 2012
How billions of dollars in advertising affect the election
This is Election Day, and the political ads are about over. But it's been a months-long siege on voters. Tim McGuire of the Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University spoke with KJZZ's Dennis Lambert to discuss the impact of advertising on today's elections.
Nov. 6, 2012
$500,000 worth of marijuana seized
Authorities in Pinal County have found hundreds of pounds of abandoned drugs in a stretch of desert along Interstate 8. A vehicle reported stolen from Phoenix was discovered Tuesday with more than a half ton of marijuana inside.
Nov. 6, 2012
Jazz Returns on Wednesday night
Tuesday night KJZZ covers the election and no matter WHO wins, on Wednesday night  jazz returns with the best new releases.  Hear the new CD from vocalist and pianist John Proulx and enjoy a swinging drummer you never heard of, but can't help but love.
Nov. 6, 2012
Election 2012 Information
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Nov. 5, 2012
Loughner returns to Tucson
Jared Loughner, the man who pleaded guilty in the Tucson shooting rampage that wounded former Representative Gabrielle Giffords, has returned to Arizona to be sentenced. KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more.
Nov. 5, 2012
Developer plans inland port for Casa Grande
Groups of cities are scrambling to create transportation hubs in Arizona that would reap the advantages of global commerce. It was the topic of a story we reported last week about the future of the North American Free Trade agreement.
Nov. 5, 2012
Arizona wildlife agency wants jaguar designated land proposal withdrawn
The Arizona’s environmental agency says a southwest area being requested as a critical habitat for a wild cat is not necessary.In August, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed that 1,300 acres of land in Arizona and New Mexico be designated as a critical habitat for jaguars.
Nov. 5, 2012
Flake campaign accused of voter suppression via robocall
A handful of Valley residents have accused Jeff Flake’s Senate campaign of trying to suppress Democratic voter turnout, but Flake says it’s much ado about a mistake. The story first broke Sunday night on Phoenix’s Channel 12, with a report on several registered Democrats who said they received robocalls encouraging them to vote for Republican candidate Flake and reminding them of their polling place -- only trouble is that it was the wrong location.
Nov. 5, 2012
Local utility crews helping to restore power on East Coast
SRP and APS crews on the East Coast are working steadily toward restoring power to homes, schools, and businesses, while preparing for another storm to move into the area. The Arizona Air National Guard flew Salt River Project and Arizona Public Service crews and trucks to areas hit by Hurricane Sandy on Friday, and they’ve been at work since they landed repairing a badly damaged electrical system.
Nov. 5, 2012
Arizona taxpayers affected by Hurricane Sandy get filing extensions
Arizona taxpayers affected by Hurricane Sandy will have a little more time to file their returns. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: The state Department of Revenue says it’s taking the action in conjunction with tax relief provided by the IRS, and is acting under authority granted by state law to extend due dates and suspend interest and penalties that would accrue during federally declared disasters.
Nov. 3, 2012
Finance filings show sheriff
With the general election just days away, Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Democratic opponent has reached a fundraising peak, but is still dwarfed by the sheriff’s campaign account. According to the most recent campaign finance report, retired Phoenix Police Sergeant Paul Penzone has raised about $530,000 in total.
Nov. 2, 2012

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