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Yuma's mayor is suing the other six members of the City Council and two city officials. KJZZ's Al Macias says the suit is over the mayor’s legal fees stemming from an independent investigation.Yuma mayor Alan Krieger is suing for more than $15,000 dollars.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tonto Natural Bridge State Park seeks to improve facilities
After years of budget cuts, officials at the Tonto Natural Bridge State Park, north of Payson, are starting to look at repairing and updating facilities.  Currently the park is operating solely from gate fees, but this year Governor Jan Brewer’s proposed budget designates $2 million of Arizona lottery money to help state parks make improvements.
Sept. 20, 2013
Charter board: No problem with school using materials linked to Scientology
The head of the state’s charter school board has found no reason to be concerned that teaching materials used in a Phoenix charter school have links to the Church of Scientology. A mailing from the Church of Scientology describes the link between the church and Applied Scholastics.
Sept. 20, 2013
Drought-affected businesses may qualify for federal loans
Some southwestern businesses affected by the ongoing drought may be eligible for federal loans. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: The U.S. Small Business Administration will offer low-interest federal disaster loans to small, non-farm businesses in Arizona, and certain counties in California, New Mexico, Utah and Nevada.
Sept. 20, 2013
SCOTUS won
The role of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s pink underwear policy could be back in court soon as part of a wrongful death case. The U.S. Supreme Court decided today not to hear an appeal by Arpaio, making a re-trial more likely.
Sept. 20, 2013
Preparing for the Valley
The Valley's violent dust storms may be a few months away, but the National Weather Service and Arizona Department of Transportation are trying to get people prepared.Tim Tait of ADOT and Ken Waters of the National Weather Service explain how quickly dust storms develop and how drivers should react.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona National Guard Faces Sequester Cuts
The Arizona National Guard faces some deep spending cuts under the sequestration effort to limit the size of the federal budget. The chief of the National Guard Bureau, General Frank Grass said the sequester will be devastating to the Department of Defense and the National Guard.
Sept. 20, 2013
This Election Day sticker brought to you by ...
In the United States, more people say they vote in elections than actually do. One way to prove it is some physical evidence of visiting a polling place. As KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports, perhaps the most common piece of proof is provided to Valley voters with help from a sponsor.
Sept. 20, 2013
Valley
The Valley's population is still growing. KJZZ's Al Macias reports growth isn't as fast as it once was, but it's picking up.The latest U.S. Census estimate, released Thursday, says there are about 135,000 more people in the Valley than there were following the 2010 Census.
Sept. 20, 2013
New proposal expected in sales tax simplification debate
The debate over simplifying the state’s sales tax system could shift from the State House to the Senate this week. A bill to make changes to the sales tax is stalled in the house, but there are indications a new version could emerge in a senate committee this week.
Sept. 20, 2013
Michel Marizco
Michel Marizco serves as KJZZ's Fronteras: the Changing America Desk Senior Field Correspondent in Tucson, AZ.  His work focuses on transnational trafficking syndicates, immigration, federal law enforcement and those weird, wild stories that make the U.
Sept. 20, 2013
Brewer
Governor Jan Brewer’s plan to expand access to healthcare for the poor in Arizona got its first hearing in front of the legislature Wednesday, two months after the governor first proposed growing the state’s Medicaid program.
Sept. 20, 2013
Proposed legislation that would have made it a crime to use the wrong bathroom has been scrapped, but it’s being replaced by a new version. Representative Kavanagh revises the 'Bathroom Bill', his proposed amendment to bill S.
Sept. 20, 2013
Valley physician is part of dream teams fighting cancer
Dr. Daniel Von Hoff of Scottsdale Healhcare and TGen spoke about efforts to cure cancer, including the dream teams of physicians coming together with complementary areas of expertise.Von Hoff was featured in the latest edition of Time Magazine in the cover story, "How to Cure Cancer.
Sept. 20, 2013
Navajo lawmakers fund study of coal mine
Lawmakers on the Navajo Nation have voted to pursue the possible purchase of a coal mine. During a special session of the Navajo Nation Council in Window Rock on Friday, legislators approved a $2.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mohave County allows employees to bring guns to work
Mohave County has given the green light to workers who want to carry guns into its administration building in Kingman. The Board of Supervisors passed the measure Monday, only a few weeks after allowing the public to take guns into all county buildings after a three-year ban.
Sept. 20, 2013
State requires parents to okay putting students in isolation
Governor Jan Brewer has signed into law a rule that stops schools from putting students in isolation rooms without their parents’ consent. In a letter that came with Wednesday’s announcement she was signing the bill into law, Brewer says putting out-of-control children into small, padded rooms for hours is chilling.
Sept. 20, 2013
McCain: Immigration reform bill won
Arizona Senator John McCain says the 'Gang of Eight' is continuing to work on an immigration reform bill. And he told interviewers on CBS' Face the Nation what he expects will be in it. “We need to have a path to citizenship and we need to have secure borders, and we also have to address the issue of 40 percent of the people who came here illegally, they didn’t cross our borders; they came here on a visa and overstayed their visa,” McCain said.
Sept. 20, 2013
Soleri to be remembered for experimental community
Italian-born architect Paolo Soleri died today at 93. He had a long marriage, raised two daughters and wrote 22 books, but in Arizona he’ll be most remembered for one thing, Arcosanti. Soleri began designing the experimental community in 1970, and it’s been in a constant state of construction ever since.
Sept. 20, 2013
Lottery winner confidentiality bill fails for now
The Arizona Senate has defeated a measure that would have allowed lottery winners to remain anonymous, but the issue is likely to come back up for another vote. The bill would require only a winner’s city and county to be made public.
Sept. 20, 2013

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