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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.
Sept. 20, 2013
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.
Sept. 20, 2013
Andrew Thomas for Governor?
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas, who is barred from practicing law in Arizona, is considering a run for Governor. The Arizona Republic's Bob Robb tries to explain why Thomas would run...and his slim odds.
Sept. 20, 2013
Valley Metro sees ridership records in October
More people took mass transit to get to their metro Phoenix destinations last month than in any month ever.  Valley Metro says ridership during October topped 7 million trips for the first time, with bus and light rail ridership increasing 10 percent, according to spokeswoman Susan Tierney.
Sept. 20, 2013
Judges to hear arguments on partial sweep of fund for homeowners
A three-judge panel is set to hear arguments on whether the state legislature had the right to take money out of a fund for struggling homeowners. The money came from a multi-state settlement involving the mortgage practices of several major banks.
Sept. 20, 2013
Comic book creator and entrepreneur Todd McFarlane
Comic book artist, baseball collector and entrepreneur Todd McFarlane has a new book that combines the elements of an autobiography and a coffee table art book. It's called The Art of Todd McFarlane: The Devil's in the Details.
Sept. 20, 2013
State Bar of Arizona investigating attorney general
The State Bar of Arizona is investigating Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne. The investigation stems from alleged campaign finance violations and an alleged hit and run accident. Horne has been accused of illegally coordinating with an independent expenditure committee during the 2010 election.
Sept. 20, 2013
KJZZ Escape to Paris!
Inclusions: Roundtrip airfare from Phoenix to Paris  – Courtesy of US Airways 6 nights in a preferred 4-star hotel – Located in the most desired neighborhoods in the Heart of Paris. Private roundtrip airport transfersBreakfast daily4 unique specialty tours  1.
Sept. 20, 2013
Body may be that of missing ASU student
Tempe police say a body discovered in Town Lake on Sunday has a "strong possibility" of being that of a missing ASU student. Sgt. Mike Pooley says the body has not yet been identified but there's a good chance it's that of 19-year-old Jack Culolias.
Sept. 20, 2013
Man convicted for murder of Tucson imam
A man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the 1990 death of a Tucson imam.Pima County prosecutors say Glen Francis was found guilty of killing Dr. Rashad Khalifa over his religious teachings. Francis had been living in Canada with a false name and wasn’t arrested until three years ago.
Sept. 20, 2013
Robert Shelton on the Fiesta Bowl and college athletics
Fiesta Bowl Executive Director Robert Shelton talks about the January 3, 2013 matchup between the University of Oregon and Kansas State and the changes that are coming in 2014 to college football's system of choosing a national champion.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tucson museum to open aquarium
A Tucson museum is opening its first major exhibit in ten years.The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum will open the Warden Aquarium this Saturday. The 1,100 square foot exhibition is called “Rivers to the Sea”.
Sept. 20, 2013
Landmark lodge closes
After more than six decades, the Greer Lodge Resort and Cabins in eastern Arizona has gone out of business.The lodge's web page says that it's now closed and directed anyone with reservations to download a refund request form.
Sept. 20, 2013
Printmaking project pairs Native artists, ASU graduate students
Five Native American artists from across the country have spent the past week at ASU School of Art in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts on a printmaking project with graduate students. Thursday night they debut the results of their work.
Sept. 20, 2013
Evangelicals push for immigration reform
Some national evangelical leaders have announced a new effort to persuade conservative Christians and lawmakers they should support federal immigration reform.The effort is called “I Was a Stranger.” The campaign asks churches to spend 40 days studying scripture related to immigration.
Sept. 20, 2013
Scottsdale advertising on New York City subways
What do New York subway riders and Arizona golf courses have in common? Hopefully a lot, if the Scottsdale Convention and Visitors’ Bureau latest campaign works. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.AL MACIAS: New Yorkers on the 42nd Street subway will be looking at pictures of the Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale spas and sunny golf courses.
Sept. 20, 2013
Grandparent stipend bill approved by Arizona Senate committee
Grandparents who take in their grandkids would receive a monthly stipend, under a proposal given approval Wednesday by an Arizona Senate committee. The bill calls for a $75 monthly payment from the state Department of Economic Security, if the grandchild is placed in their grandparents’ home.
Sept. 20, 2013
Avalanche warning in Coconino County
Coconino County officials are alerting motorists and people in the back-country areas of possible avalanches in the San Francisco peaks through at least Tuesday. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
CPS to get emergency money
Governor Jan Brewer has signed a bill that will provide more money for Child Protective Services. Lawmakers have also approved a measure to send money to Arizona’s Redistricting Commission. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Election bills making way through state legislature
A bill aimed at clearing up some of the confusion and speeding up vote counts after elections cleared its first hurdle in the state Senate Tuesday. Despite its intended goal, critics of the bill say it could make voting tougher for some.
Sept. 20, 2013

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