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Arizona Supreme Court Justice John Pelander has taken the unusual step of officially setting up a committee to help in his efforts to keep his job. He’s up for retention on the current ballot, and several groups are encouraging voters to kick him off the state’s high court.
October 26, 2012
More bad news for the Phoenix Coyotes. The NHL is ready to cancel games through the end of November. Meantime, the Coyotes continue to be owned by the League, with prospective owner Greg Jamieson unable to close the deal, because of the player lockout and efforts by the City of Glendale to rework its 20-year, $324 million deal with him.
October 26, 2012
The Bureau of Land Management is set to announce Friday that it has designated about 25-hundred acres in Yuma County as a new solar-energy zone. The government hopes to speed development of renewable energy by identifying sites suitable for such projects and streamlining the process for approving them.
October 26, 2012
Tierney Sutton has beautiful tone and a joyful spirit in her singing.  She is performing this week at the Tempe Center for the Arts with the Turtle Island String Quartet.  Enjoy her sound and learn more about this innovative new project.
October 26, 2012
More than 4,000 archaeological artifacts looted from Mexico and seized in the United States have been returned to Mexican authorities.KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more.U.S. officials displayed the relics at the Mexican consulate in El Paso before handing them over during a ceremony.
October 25, 2012
Former Arizona Diamondbacks player and broadcaster Mark Grace faces felony charges in connection with his DUI arrest two months ago. The Maricopa County Attorney’s office announced the indictment Thursday.
October 25, 2012
The City of Phoenix is launching a new initiative aimed at ending homelessness. Under the plan, money that now goes to homeless services will go into housing, at no extra cost to taxpayers. City Manager David Cavazos explains what the new strategy can do for the chronically homeless.
October 25, 2012
Police in the border city of San Luis say they've arrested three high school students in the videotaped bullying of a classmate. Two 15-year-old boys and a 15-year-old girl were arrested Wednesday. They face charges of threatening and intimidating, assault, harassment, disorderly conduct and interfering with an educational institution.
October 25, 2012
The U.S. Department of Education's Inspector General has criticized the state education departments of Florida, California, and Arizona for failing to properly track if charter schools meet federal regulations, and how they spend government money.
October 25, 2012
Governor Jan Brewer’s political action committee has jumped into two more Arizona congressional races. The Center for Responsible Politics says Jan PAC spent about $27,000 on mailers supporting Republican Martha McSally in Congressional District 2.
October 25, 2012
  Israeli clarinetist and saxaphonist Anat Cohen stops by K-Jazz tonight  to talk about her new album and her concert at the MIM.  She has done trad jazz, Brazilian and big band with the Diva orchestra.
October 24, 2012
More than thirty years ago, Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher met in Kenya. Since then, they've traveled to forty countries and explored at least one hundred fifty African cultures. The renowned photographers and filmmakers have also collaborated on fifteen books.
October 24, 2012
Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell says her office did make mistakes when incorrect information on some Spanish-language materials was distributed. The long-time Republican county recorder has faced heavy criticism over the last few weeks.
October 24, 2012
Retiring U.S. Senator Jon Kyl is donating historical materials and papers that were collected during his 26 years in the House and Senate to the University of Arizona. Kyl discusses what the papers include and what he thinks scholars will discover.
October 24, 2012
Among the nine ballot measures Arizona voters will consider on or before Nov. 6 is Proposition 120. The language of the proposition says, if passed, the Arizona Constitution would be changed to allow the state to declare its sovereign and exclusive authority and jurisdiction over the air, water, public lands, minerals and wildlife within its boundaries.
October 24, 2012
The Arizona Corporation Commission is probably the most important group of elected officials you don't pay enough attention to. Six major party candidates are running for three commission seats. Three of the six are incumbents: two Democrats and one Republican.
October 24, 2012
BBC Newsday Election 2012 Special Profiles ArizonaThursday, Nov. 1-- Live on 91.5 KJZZ beginning at 8 p.m. The BBC Newsday team will be here in Phoenix as part of its coverage of the U.S. Presidential election— to gauge what Arizona residents have on their minds on the eve of the election during a live, special edition of BBC’s Newsday on 91.
October 24, 2012
Republican and Democratic candidates are not alone in this presidential election. Third-party candidates are also included on ballots in many states, including Arizona. Often times these political groups go unnoticed.
October 24, 2012
The city of Mesa will hold a public meeting Wednesday night on a proposed entertainment district for its downtown area. City officials say they want to increase nightlife in downtown Mesa.  KJZZ’s Dennis Lambert spoke with David Short, executive director of the Downtown Mesa Association, about the proposed entertainment district.
October 24, 2012
  Drummer and composer Winard Harper combines his tradition of swing with brilliant innovation on his latest release.  Tonight it's all new releases including work by Dizzy's long time in the pocket guitarist Ed Cherry, and pianist Kenny Drew.
October 23, 2012

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