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KJZZ provided special primary election coverage as the results were coming in Tuesday night. Clockwise from left, Mark Brodie, Mario Diaz, Chip Scutari and Al Macias on the Arizona primary election special broadcast Tuesday night.
August 28, 2012
The multi-national agreement that created the world's largest free trade area -- NAFTA -- now links some 450 million people producing $17 trillion worth of goods and services.The Fronteras: Changing America Desk will explore NAFTA’s momentous impacts exactly 20 years after the agreement was signed in San Antonio, Texas as part of an all-new series called NAFTA: 20 Years Later.
August 28, 2012
Drivers in several Arizona cities are considered among the safest in the country, according to a new report. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more.  MARK BRODIE: Allstate Insurance Company’s annual “Best Drivers Report” lists Phoenix as the safest city with more than a million residents.
August 28, 2012
Polls opened at 6 a.m. Tuesday morning, and will remain open until 7 p.m. for voters to cast a ballot in several races. KJZZ's Nick Blumberg spent some time at a polling location in Tempe, the Arizona Historical Society Museum.
August 28, 2012
When the summer monsoons come to the southwest, abundant runoff leads to major problems for cities — streets flood and temporary ponds appear that serve as breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Engineers try to contain and eliminate the water, and environmentalists try to recycle it, but some desert animals need these temporary pools to stick around.
August 28, 2012
Today may be election day, but many Maricopa County voters have already cast their ballot in the primary race. More than 45 percent of ballots are in from people who requested to vote early.The night before Election Day, the Maricopa County elections department had already received upwards of 344,000 early ballots.
August 28, 2012
California’s Imperial County continues to shake this morning. The area, located in the southern part of the state, west of Yuma, has experienced more than 400 earthquakes just since Sunday.The largest reported quake was magnitude 5.
August 28, 2012
  Jazz awakes tonight at 8, but we'll be sure to let you know what's happening with primary results tonight with updates and a KJZZ news special at 9:30.  Stay informed about the primaries around the state, and then enjoy America's Art form, jazz,  tonight on KJZZ.
August 27, 2012
Charlie Parker is the father of bebop!  Along with Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk, his ideas took  jazz in a whole new direction.  The new harmonies and rhythms that were revolutionary in the 1940s are a standard part of jazz today.
August 27, 2012
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August 27, 2012
Arizona residents will vote in a primary election this week, and a few high-profile seats are on the line. U.S. Senator Jon Kyl is retiring, and sitting Republican Congressman Jeff Flake is trying to take his seat.
August 27, 2012
If you feel like you have a case of the Mondays, you can expect to have a case of the Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, as well.  Research conducted by Stony Brook University and published in the Journal of Positive Psychology has found most people dislike these four weekdays equally.
August 27, 2012
The U.S. Department of Justice has announced it will monitor polling places in Maricopa County for discrimination during Tuesday’s primary election.  Under the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Justice Department is authorized to send federal observers into certain jurisdictions -- including Arizona -- to monitor polling locations.
August 27, 2012
The Arizona Department of Corrections is expected to award a prison contract this week to a private out-of-state company, with the goal of producing 1,000 new medium-security inmate beds. While the location and expected cost of the facility expansion have not yet been determined, The Arizona Republic reports use of a private company is more costly for taxpayers, according to state records.
August 27, 2012
Arizona continues to face an ongoing drought, but a new paper suggests the state's farming future is important, and can be done more efficiently.Karen Smith, a former Deputy Director at the Arizona Department of Water Resources, and Water Quality Director at the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality wrote the paper for the Grand Canyon Institute, at which she's a Fellow.
August 25, 2012
An arbitrator has awarded a Las Vegas developer about $28 million in a contract dispute over the Grand Canyon Skywalk. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports that may not be the final word.The Hualapai owns the glass bridge that gives visitors a view of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.
August 24, 2012
The state appeals court has ordered the initiative on the city of Glendale's sales tax should appear on the November ballot. That reverses a lower court's ruling. A group called Save Glendale Now filed the initiative that would reverse a recent sales tax increase and subject future hikes to voter approval.
August 24, 2012
The Mars rover Curiosity has been on the red planet for a little more than two weeks now. The robotic explorer started slowly moving from its landing site late last week. Several scientists from Arizona State University are on the research team.
August 24, 2012
Governor Jan Brewer has three finalists to choose from to fill a vacancy on the state Supreme Court. If a November ballot initiative is passed, the number of finalists for a future opening would be at least eight.
August 23, 2012
Arizona Senator John McCain says defense cuts that could go into effect on New Year's Day would very seriously impact Arizona’s military installations, as well as its defense industry. KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
August 23, 2012

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