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State lawmakers want to make it easier for Arizona homeowners to receive a property tax rebate. An economic development package the legislature approved last year provided a tax break on owner-occupied property, but it required the owner to submit an affidavit every two years stating that the property was their primary residence.
April 20, 2012
DALLAS (Associated Press) — Tempe-based US Airways has struck deals with unions at American Airlines to win their support for a possible merger with American, which has angered the unions by trying to cut jobs and labor costs while under bankruptcy protection.
April 20, 2012
From the KJZZ newsroom, I’m Devin Browne. Two of the four candidates for Sheriff in Maricopa County campaigned Thursday night at an event sponsored by the Phoenix Quaker Meeting House and the Catholic Apostolic Church of Jerusalem.
April 20, 2012
The presidential contest will make a stop in Arizona Friday. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Presumptive GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney will speak today to the Republican National Committee’s State Chairman’s meeting in Scottsdale.
April 19, 2012
Mexican customs inspectors seized a semi-truck loaded with 280,000 rounds of ammunition Tuesday evening at the Juarez border crossing. The truck and its cargo were headed for a Phoenix distributor, who says the truck driver made a wrong turn.
April 19, 2012
The Phoenix Suns are making former Coach John MacLeod the 13th member of the organization's Ring of Honor. KJZZ's Steve Goldstein reports.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: MacLeod became the Suns coach in 1973 and won 579 games before he was fired during the 1987 season.
April 18, 2012
The Chiricahua leopard frog is returning home. The rare amphibian was evacuated last summer when its habitat was destroyed by a mudslide in Southern Arizona. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports. The Chiricahua leopard frogs were evacuated from Southern Arizona following wildfires and kept at Glendale Community College.
April 18, 2012
A bill that would require booster seats for some Arizona car passengers is advancing in the state legislature.MARK BRODIE: The Arizona Senate on Wednesday approved a bill that would require kids younger than eight, and shorter than 4-9 to sit in booster seats while riding in cars.
April 18, 2012
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer last week signed a bill into law that will generally ban abortions after 20 weeks. Her move came over objections that the bill amounts to the state practicing medicine. And, some experts say the bill shows that Arizona has become a national leader in the anti-abortion movement.
April 18, 2012
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is trying to recruit companies from Silicon Valley that may want to expand or relocate. Two experts respond to the efforts and what Stanton will need to do make the venture successful.
April 18, 2012
This May two candidates will appear on the ballot to replace Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman. Michael Monti and Mark Mitchell talk about their histories with Tempe and their plans for the city’s future. Monti, the owner of Monti’s La Casa Vieja, says he’s answering a call to action by running for mayor.
April 18, 2012
Ron Barber, aide to former U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffrods, ran unopposed in Tuesday’s Democratic primary. Jesse Kelly, who narrowly lost to Giffords in 2010, won the Republican nomination. Kelly talks about the upcoming election, and Jim Nintzel of the Tucson Weekly analyzes the campaign tactics of Barber and Kelly.
April 18, 2012
Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill that would have allowed people to carry guns into public buildings, unless they were secure facilities with storage lockers and signs. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
April 17, 2012
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled yesterday on an Arizona law that requires voters to provide proof of citizenship when they register to vote and when they cast their ballots. The opinion may have little immediate impact as KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.
April 17, 2012
For decades, we worried about urban blight. Today, we worry about suburban blight. More and more Americans want to live in dense, walkable cities, not in spread-out suburbs. But many U.S. cities, particular western cities, grew fastest during an age when Americans wanted to live in suburban houses with large lots and two-car garages.
April 17, 2012
Tuesday is primary day in Southern Arizona’s Congressional District 8, in the race to fill out the rest of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ term. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
April 17, 2012
I put the finishing touches on my tax return.I did everything the law allows to minimize my tax liability. Herb Paine (Courtesy photo)Paradoxically, the system is designed for me to cut corners on my obligation to the country while my country desperately needs more of my money to finance the things we all need.
April 17, 2012
KJZZ’s Fronteras: The Changing America Desk Wants to Know What it’s Like to Live in Your Town Does your community make you feel safe and included or scared and marginalized? The Fronteras: Changing America Desk is collaborating with Not in Our Town—a documentary producer that profiles people who have developed creative anti-hate crime programs— to gauge how hate is affecting communities throughout the Southwest.
April 17, 2012
A Holocaust era rail car is available for viewing Tuesday afternoon, nearly 11,000 miles from its start in Macedonia, which was occupied by Germany during WWII. The rail car is a cornerstone piece to the Holocaust & Tolerance Museum project under development in Chandler, Ariz.
April 17, 2012

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