Supporters of soon-to-be former Senate President Russell Pearce say the idea to have another candidate in the race to divert votes backfired. Olivia Cortes dropped out of the recall election after she revealed in court that she had no idea who paid for people to collect signatures or who paid for and put up signs with her name on them.
Businessman Wil Cardon, who has never held elected office, is one of the people running to succeed retiring senator Jon Kyl. He sits down with host Steve Goldstein to talk about his reasons for running, and how he plans to fight for Arizona.
A new Cancer Center, is coming to the Valley. It’s a collaboration of the University of Arizona Cancer Center and St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. KJZZ's Morning Edition Host Dennis Lambert was joined to discuss the affiliation, which is being announced this morning, by Dr.
Experts are becoming optimistic about Arizona retuning to a normal level of economic growth in the next couple of years...economists Jim Rounds and Dennis Hoffman join Steve Goldstein to talk about whether this optimism is rooted in reality.
The federal government has approved two large renewable energy projects near Phoenix and San Diego. And in Nevada, Clark County announced a land deal with a Chinese company to build a massive solar project.
One of Arizona’s main budget-writers says he doesn’t expect any more spending cuts in the budget for the coming fiscal year. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: State lawmakers cut around a billion dollars in the current fiscal year’s budget, but the state has been bringing in more money than expected so far this year.
Geri Nyman wasn’t a typical vet. In the early 1940s, she was one of the first female pilots who flew transport and training missions across the country -- while the men were away at war. PETER O'DOWD: Geraldine Nyman was a WASP.
The Valley’s housing market is once again becoming a good one for homesellers. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports. STEVE GOLDSTEIN: Many potential homebuyers are still facing obstacles when it comes to getting approved for a loan.
After the Tucson Unified School District voted to cancel its Mexican American Studies program, some students decided to push back by skipping classes and having their own teach-ins.It’s after school at the El Casino Ballroom on Tucson’s southside.
The Health Reform Act passed by Congress almost two years ago requires all health insurers to cover pre-existing conditions starting in 2014. Until then, an interim program is available to help people who have serious or chronic medical problems.
The Food and Drug Administration has quickly approved a drug to combat basal cell carcinoma. That’s a type of skin cancer that - until now, patients had no other treatment options. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Terry Ward reports.
Two of Arizona’s Republican Congressmen will be squaring off in an August primary. This unusual political battle is the result of newly drawn congressional districts. Rep. Ben Quayle (Photo courtesy of the Office of Ben Quayle) Rep.
As Arizona celebrates its 100-year anniversary next week, state archivists are trying to better preserve the state’s next century of history. Instead of competing with each other, historical organizations have agreed to cooperate.
Ray Stern of the Phoenix New Times talks about the Maricopa County Court Tower, which served as the centerpiece for political battles the county supervisors and former county attorney Andrew Thomas.Stern says that Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Andrew Thomas were allies in the efforts against building the tower.
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday appointed Phil Lovas to fill a vacancy. This is the second vacancy in that legislative district. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports. Lovas was appointed to fill the vacancy when representative Judy Burgess was named to replace former state senator Scott Bundgaard.
A new television commercial is promoting Arizona as a business and tourism destination. It features some higher-profile Arizonans who made the state their home. KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports.
PAUL ATKINSON: The three-second ad debuted during Wednesday’s Republican Presidential debate.
Mitt Romney scored a big win in the Arizona presidential preference election on Tuesday, beating Rick Santorum by a 20 percent margin. Morning Edition host Dennis Lambert broke down Romney’s win with Chip Scutari, a former reporter and part owner of the public relations firm Scutari and Cieslak.
Latinos are the fastest-growing group in the United States, comprised of different ethnicities, faiths, political leanings, and economic situations. And candidates must increasingly stand up and take notice of how Latinos can affect their chance of getting elected.
KJZZ's Michele Robins interviews Wayne Messmer, a Chicago jazz vocalist known in the sports world for his rendition of the National Anthem. Messmer discusses his new album, "So Lucky to be Loving You," recorded with pianist Judy Roberts.