KJZZ conducted interviews with several experts and officials to get their reaction to today's Department of Justice report on the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. The DOJ investigation revealed a pattern of wide ranging civil rights violations against Latinos.
Listen to the recorded broadcast of the Department of Justice press conference Thursday.Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Division Thomas E. Perez at Thursday's press conference. (Photo by Paul Atkinson/KJZZ)Share your thoughts on Sheriff Joe.
The U.S. Department of Justice levied charges of unconstitutional policing against the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday. The investigation into civil rights abuses by Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been going on for more than three years.
PHOENIX (AP) - Federal authorities plan to announce their findings Thursday in a civil rights investigation of an Arizona sheriff's office accused of using discriminatory tactics in its signature immigration patrols.
The Arizona Secretary of State’s office is asking state prosecutors to investigate who was behind mysterious campaign signs in the recall election of Senator Russell Pearce. The signs failed to include who paid for them--a violation of state election law.
Several political experts weigh in on Sheriff Joe Arpaio's apology for the mishandling of alleged sex crimes ...and whether or not he has the support necessary to retain his current position. Also, Ted Simons explains the reasons behind changes on PBS's Horizon.
Experts are becoming optimistic about Arizona retuning to a normal level of economic growth in the next couple of years...economists Jim Rounds and Dennis Hoffman join Steve Goldstein to talk about whether this optimism is rooted in reality.
Steve Goldstein talks about the upcoming Fiesta Bowl with executive director Robert Shelton. Shelton explains his role, the importance of bowl games, and the importance of divisions for higher education schools.
State legislatures introduced more bills dealing with immigration this year than last….but fewer measures were enacted. From Phoenix, Mark Brodie reports. The new report from the National Conference of State Legislatures shows lawmakers introduced more than 1600 bills and resolutions related to immigrants this year, with 306 becoming law.
Arizona’s immigration law is scheduled to go before the United States Supreme Court in April. That’s just in time for a re-energized debate over state rights in the 2012 election. From Phoenix, Peter O’Dowd reports.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is praising the United States Supreme Court’s decision to hear arguments on the state’s controversial immigration law. KJZZ's Peter O’Dowd reports. PETER O’DOWD: The governor has argued since she signed SB 1070 last year that states must be allowed to enforce immigration laws because the federal government has failed to do so.
Congratulations to the contest winners of the KJZZ End of Year Pledge Drive.Ms. Karen Dennis of Apache Junction won the trip to Rome and Sorrento, Italy. She had made a $25 pledge on Wednesday.Winners of the iPad 2 on Wednesday afternoon were Salvatore and Janet Mele.
KJZZ's Theatre Critic Robrt Pela has his end of the year review of Valley theatre, noting the losses in the community with this tough economy, recalling the standing ovations as well as the theatrically unforgettable & unforgivable.
Doctors in Phoenix are using a medical procedure known as deep brain stimulation or DBS to treat symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. But DBS also is showing promise in the treatment of depression, Alzheimer’s and other disorders of the brain.
Downtown businesses that rely on Phoenix Suns fans are welcoming the official end to the N-B-A lockout. Players were allowed to return to team facilities Friday. The question now is how will a shortened season affect business.
Former Senate President Russell Pearce spent more than a quarter million dollars in his bid to retain his seat. His latest campaign finance report shows Pearce received 31-thousand dollars in donations over the last three weeks of the election.
In this economy, an empty warehouse doesn’t do much good -- unless you’re looking for a cheap place to open a business. Entrepreneurs have been shunning traditional retail storefronts in favor of industrial space.
ASU professor of journalism Tim McGuire talks to Steve Goldstein about AZCentral.com's recent decision to change their online commenting system. McGuire discusses whether keeping people from making anonymous comments is responsible, and if there is value in anonymity.
Mesa Mayor Scott Smith talks to Steve Goldstein about the growth of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, and what it means for Arizona.Smith says adding more airlines to the Gateway doesn't put them in competition with Sky Harbor, but rather keeps up with growth in the valley.
Former Vice President Dan Quayle has endorsed Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Quayle spoke at a Romney campaign stop in Paradise Valley Tuesday, saying the former Massachusetts Governor is the best person to fix the nation’s problems.