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A proposal to ban texting while driving around Arizona has won the approval of a state House committee. From Phoenix, KJZZs Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The measure would prohibit drivers from sending or receiving texts or emails while in motion.
January 26, 2012
President Obama was in Arizona yesterday to continue promoting his message on jobs and manufacturing. He chose a fitting backdrop. The president spoke in front of a massive construction site in Chandler.
January 26, 2012
President Obama stood in front of one of the largest construction cranes in the world Wednesday and praised the high-tech manufacturer Intel for creating new jobs. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, the president was in Arizona on a national tour promoting his vision for the economy.
January 25, 2012
Data from the U.S. Census Bureau show that the Native American and Alaska Native populations now number more than 5 million people in the United States. Five of the 10 largest American Indian reservations are in Arizona.
January 25, 2012
As we approach Arizona’s Centennial, Here and Now pays tribute to local legends who have helped shape the state’s identity. State Senate president Steve Pierce, Arizona Republic columnist Bob Robb, and Nick Dranias of the Goldwater institute help us remember Barry Goldwater.
January 25, 2012
Universities and community colleges in Arizona would not be allowed to require their students be immunized, under a bill that won the approval of a state House committee Wednesday.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
January 25, 2012
State Senate Minority Leader David Schapira is one of the candidates running for the newly formed 9th Congressional District. He explains why he makes an excellent candidate for Congress.Schapira says that his background as a teacher gives him insight into what the education system needs, and he could make a big contribution imminent education reform.
January 25, 2012
Congressman David Schweikert (R-AZ) gives his opinion on the State of the Union address and redistricting in Arizona. Schweikert says the State of the Union should have had more meat and opened up honest communication with citizens about issues in Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.
January 25, 2012
February 14, 2012 is Arizona’s 100th birthday. To celebrate our state’s centennial, KJZZ's Fronteras: the Changing America Desk reporters want to take a look back at what’s made this state special.
January 25, 2012
 WASHINGTON (AP) — Gabrielle Giffords has resigned from the House with a standing ovation from her colleagues, more than a year after she was gravely wounded by a would-be assassin.The Arizona Democrat formally resigned Wednesday after a series of tributes from her colleagues.
January 25, 2012
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.
January 25, 2012
The last bill sponsored by Congressman Gabrielle Giffords will heard in the U-S House of Representatives this morning.  The measure toughens penalities for those caught smuggling drugs across the border in ultralight aircraft.
January 24, 2012
Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission says it needs more money. The IRC has racked up hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees over the past several months, and more lawsuits may be coming.
January 24, 2012
After Tuesday’s State of the Union Address, President Obama heads west to five states that will be key to his re-election next year. One of his first stops -- Wednesday afternoon --  will be in the Phoenix area.
January 24, 2012
Arizona has lost more than 27,000 registered voters since the fall, and about 63 percent of them were Democrats.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.   MARK BRODIE: The new voter registration numbers released by the Secretary of State’s office show approximately 3.
January 24, 2012
The northwest Valley has a new state senator. Republican Representative Judy Burges was sworn in Monday to replace former Senator Scott Bundgaard. JUDY BURGES: … And that I will faithfully and impartially discharge the duties, of the office of Arizona State Senator, of Arizona State Senator.
January 24, 2012
The thousands of Arizona homes now sitting empty, in the wake of the real estate slump, have created some new jobs. Some property owners are hiring caretakers to house-sit for them and protect their investments.
January 24, 2012
Democratic lawmakers will introduce legislation this week to repeal Arizona’s controversial immigration law, SB 1070. But Republican legislators say any attempts will be dead-on-arrival. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports.
January 23, 2012
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ planned resignation will set off a chain of elections to name a new member of Congress from southern Arizona by the end of July. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports. The Secretary of State’s office says state law requires the governor to call a special primary and general election within 72 hours after Representative Giffords resigns Governor Brewer has said she expects the special primary to take place in April with the special general election in June.
January 23, 2012
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords announced Sunday that she will resign from Congress. She said she needs more time to heal from last year’s assassination attempt. From Tucson, Michel Marizco reports.
January 22, 2012

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