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A courier in the Italian Resistance during WWII, now in Scottsdale: "There is always tomorrow"
Wednesday is the 67th anniversary of Italian Liberation Day, when Allied troops toppled the dictator Mussolini. Key to their success was the Italian Resistance movement. According to a group that keeps track of former resistance fighters, possibly one of the last surviving members lives right here in Scottsdale.
Sept. 20, 2013
SB 1070 opponents protest in downtown Phoenix
Hundreds of people marched in downtown Phoenix on Wednesday afternoon in protest of SB 1070. An SB 1070 protester in downtown Phoenix on Wednesday. (Photo by Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez) The group gathered after the U.
Sept. 20, 2013
Facebook "likes" organ donors
Last year Arizona organ donors saved more than 477 lives with their donations. And now Facebook wants to help. From the KJZZ newsroom, Weston Phippen reports.Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says U.S. and U.
Sept. 20, 2013
Effort underway to protect state parks
A group has filed paperwork to ask voters to protect funding for state parks. As KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports from Phoenix, the parks faced budget cuts during the recession. MARK BRODIE: The group called Citizens to Save Arizona's Natural Resources has taken out paperwork, to start gathering signatures to put the proposal on November’s ballot.
Sept. 20, 2013
US Justice Department to sue Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio
The U.S. Justice Department says it will file a civil lawsuit against Maricopa County, the sheriff’s office, and Sheriff Joe Arpaio. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The federal agency today sent letters to Arpaio, his office, and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, alerting them that DOJ plans to sue.
Sept. 20, 2013
Crews battling Arizona wildfire brace for high winds
CROWN KING, Ariz. (Associated Press) — High winds could prove a challenge for firefighters battling a northern Arizona wildfire that has forced residents from a historic mining town.Fire spokeswoman Karen Takai said Tuesday winds of 35 mph are expected at the blaze near Crown King that has burned about 2 ½ square miles.
Sept. 20, 2013
Some progress made Thursday on Arizona wildfires
  Map of the Gladiator Fire as of Friday, May 18. (Map courtesy of Southwest Coordination Center) DENNIS LAMBERT: The Gladiator Fire burning near Crown King, Ariz. has grown to nearly 8,000 acres, but firefighters say the bulk of the growth Thursday was away from the town.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix parks have kept pace despite years of fast growth
Phoenix parks rank above-average among large American cities. KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports on a scorecard released today from The Trust for Public Land. PETER O’DOWD: Among the 40 largest US cities, Phoenix ranks 16th.
Sept. 20, 2013
Girl seeks geek at Phoenix Comicon speed dating
Online dating may not be for everyone. At this weekend’s Phoenix Comicon, self-described geeks and nerds have found an alternative. KJZZ’s Laura Palmisano explains. Gemma German during a geek speed dating session at Phoenix Comicon.
Sept. 20, 2013
Death of Tasered MCSO jail detainee ruled "undetermined"
Medical examiners in Maricopa County are ruling the death of Ernest "Marty" Atencio "undetermined." The Latino veteran died last December after being subdued and Tasered in a Maricopa County jail. From Phoenix, Devin Browne reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
The psychology behind social media
Dr. Pamela Rutledge, director of the Media Psychology Research Center, explains the role of social media in society, news, and relationships. Rutledge says her aim is to use the lens of psychology to look at aspects of media and media technology to understand the impact on people as producers and consumers.
Sept. 20, 2013
Death row inmate gets new execution date
Convicted killer Daniel Wayne Cook has a new execution date.Daniel Wayne Cook (Photo courtesy Arizona Department of Corrections)The state Supreme Court approved Cook’s execution for Aug. 8. Cook was sentenced to death for the torture, rape and murder of a Guatemalan immigrant and a teenage boy from Mohave County in 1987.
Sept. 20, 2013
Reaction swift to Obama Administration immigration announcement
President Barack Obama eased enforcement of immigration laws Friday, offering a chance for many illegal immigrants to avoid deportation. Media and supporters gather at the Phoenix headquarters of the Arizona Dream Act Coalition on Friday.
Sept. 20, 2013
County supervisors refuse donations for Arpaio
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has refused private money to pay for an investigation into President Obama's citizenship. Last month, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio sent a deputy to Hawaii, along with members of his volunteer cold case posse, to verify President Barack Obama’s birth certificate.
Sept. 20, 2013
ACLU begins SB 1070 education campaign for immigrants
The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona has prepared a campaign to educate the Arizona immigrant community about its rights under the remaining provisions of SB 1070.  KJZZ’s Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
SCOTUS media ruling could affect Phoenix outlets
The U.S. Supreme Court today let stand rules that place limits on ownership of broadcast outlets and newspapers in local markets. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Terry Ward reports.TERRY WARD: The High Court ruling means that one company is forbidden from owning both a major newspaper and a television station in the same market.
Sept. 20, 2013
Judge in suit against Arpaio won
The judge in a suit against the Maricopa County Sheriff will not recuse himself, and the trial will go forward as scheduled. Sheriff Joe Arpaio is being sued for racial profiling by a small group of Latinos.
Sept. 20, 2013
Scottsdale City Council appoints interim City Manager
The Scottsdale City Council has appointed an acting city manager, a week after the previous city manager resigned. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: In a special meeting, the council appointed Dan Worth to the post on an interim basis.
Sept. 20, 2013
Fourth smuggling tunnel discovered on the border
Another tunnel has been discovered along the U.S.-Mexico border. That’s the fourth tunnel this week authorities have found. The latest one was discovered Friday in Nogales, Ariz.. Federal investigators say the incomplete tunnel didn't appear to be in use.
Sept. 20, 2013
ASU business school dean on the economy: ?grow or die?
Bob Mittelstaedt, retiring dean of the W.P. Carey School of Business, assesses Arizona’s economy. Mittelstaedt says that Arizona is on the road to recovery with a fairly balanced budget, but that’s not enough.
Sept. 20, 2013

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