Two Border Patrol agents shot, one killed near Naco
An Arizona border sheriff says two suspects may already be in custody after the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent along the Mexican border early Tuesday morning. The agent was identified by the Border Patrol Tucson Sector office as Nicholas Ivie, 30.
Oct. 2, 2012
Maricopa County Attorney frustrated with weak campaign laws
Arizona’s campaign finance laws need wholesale change, according to Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery. On Monday the county attorney announced he would be filing a civil action against Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne over alleged campaign violations.
Oct. 1, 2012
Arizona attorney general facing civil charges for campaign violations
Attorney General Tom Horne denies that he violated campaign finance laws. On Tuesday, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery said he is filing a civil action against the attorney general over alleged violations during Horne’s 2010 campaign.
Oct. 1, 2012
Democrats spending more than Republicans on Spanish-language ads
According to a survey of ten states with large Latino populations, Democratic candidates for federal office are spending twice as much as their Republican counterparts on Spanish-language political ads.
Oct. 1, 2012
Mixed quarterly results in commercial real estate
The latest data from Colliers International show strength in the Valley's industrial sector, but vacancies in the office market are still way above the national avergae. The third-quarter numbers show slow improvements in the amount of leased office space, especially in the suburbs of Tempe, Scottsdale and Chandler.
Oct. 1, 2012
U.S. Supreme Court denies challenge to Forest Service
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a challenge to a federal rule maintaining roadless national forest land. The so-called "roadless rule" took effect near the end of President Bill Clinton’s term.
Oct. 1, 2012
Former Intel CEO Barrett: Arizona education system has a lot of room for improvement
Intel’s former CEO, Craig Barrett, is not shy about speaking up about education reform, and the role of education and job creation in Arizona.Barrett told state leaders last spring that Arizona’s education system would have prevented his company from locating here, if it  were starting fresh.
Sep. 29, 2012
South Sudan VP stops in Phoenix
The vice president of the world’s newest country will be in Phoenix Sunday. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, the South Sudanese dignitary will visit the Lost Boys Center for Leadership Development.
Sep. 28, 2012
Former Congressman Steiger Dies at 83
Former Arizona Congressman Sam Steiger has died in Prescott at the age of 83. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports…STEVE GOLDSTEIN: Steiger, a Republican, served five terms in the U.S. House before running for the Senate in 1976.
Sep. 28, 2012
BLM celebrates National Public Lands Day in Arizona
The Bureau of Land Management is among the federal agencies celebrating National Public Lands Day on Saturday. That includes seven volunteer efforts in Arizona -- among them, pulling buffelgrass, restoring trails and picking up trash.
Sep. 28, 2012
Apple CEO apologizes for mapping issues
Apple CEO Tim Cook is apologizing to customers for problems encountered with their new iOS 6 Maps application.  The iPhone 5, which was released last Friday, came with Apple’s new mapping app, rather than the previously installed Google Maps, but customers have complained that it’s missing locations and providing wrong directions.
Sep. 28, 2012
Rate increase ahead for SRP customers
Nearly 1 million SRP customers can expect slightly higher bills starting in November. The utility company’s board of directors unanimously approved a 3.9 percent rate increase Thursday. It'll average just over $6 dollars per month for residential customers.
Sep. 28, 2012
Urban Outfitters wants trademark case moved
Urban Outfitters Incorporated and other defendants in a case alleging Navajo tribal trademark infringement want it moved to Pennsylvania. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more.The Navajo Nation sued the corporations in February, alleging they violated trademarks on the Navajo name that cover clothing, footwear, textiles, online retail sales and household products.
Sep. 27, 2012
Lester Pearce faces ethics charges
The state’s judicial conduct commission has filed ethics charges against former Justice of the Peace Lester Pearce. The accusations stem from alleged politicking during the recall effort of his brother – former state senator Russell Pearce.
Sep. 27, 2012
Clean Elections Commission approves settlement with GOP Corporation Commission candidates
The Citizens Clean Elections Commission has approved a proposed settlement with three candidates for the Arizona Corporation Commission. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports they had been the subject of a complaint.
Sep. 27, 2012
Beat the Odds Institute emphasizes need to better educate Latino students
Latino student education is among the top priorities of The Beat the Odds Institute. The research agency has been focused on finding ways to improve education in the last five years. The Institute is emphasizing its efforts on the education of Latino students -- now more than ever.
Sep. 27, 2012
Consumer spending up among AZ Hispanic population
A new report shows that Arizona’s Hispanic population will account for $40 billion in consumer spending this year, and this number is expected to rise. The report, released by the Tucson Hispanic Chamber and the Arizona Hispanic Chamber, notes that spending will likely increase to $50 billion by 2015.
Sep. 27, 2012
Sen. Jon Kyl prepares for his final months in Congress
The U.S. Senate finished a marathon session over the weekend, and then members went back to their home states, where most of them will stay until Election Day, Nov. 6. When they return to Washington for a lame-duck session, there will be a long list of to-do items.
Sep. 26, 2012
A look at the judicial proposition, Prop 115
In our continuing series of conversations on Arizona’s general election races and ballot initiatives, we’re talking about Proposition 115. In the spring of 2011, a majority of lawmakers—after forging a compromise with the state’s judicial branch—moved to have voters decide whether to change some aspects of how judges are chosen in Arizona.
Sep. 26, 2012
Frank Lloyd Wright
Legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright is associated with several places in the U.S., but perhaps none so unique as Taliesin West in Scottsdale. Wright made it his winter haven from 1937 until his 1959 death, describing the mostly untouched area near the McDowell Mountains as the top of the world.
Sep. 26, 2012