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A compromise plan that would keep the state’s system of publicly-funded political campaigns in place, but with some changes, is headed to the Arizona House. The state senate approved the plan Tuesday.
April 03, 2012
The Arizona Senate has voted to ban some new drivers from using cell phones or other communication devices behind the wheel. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.   MARK BRODIE: The bill would prohibit drivers younger than 18 from using the devices for the first six months of driving.
April 03, 2012
Amnesty International is calling for changes in how Arizona prisons use solitary confinement.  It comes as the group releases a report criticizing what it calls cruel treatment that violates basic human rights.
April 03, 2012
The Arizona House has voted to speed up its ethics committee process, to deal with a complaint filed against Tucson Democrat Daniel Patterson.That, after House Democratic leaders tried to get the chamber to expel Patterson this morning.
April 03, 2012
The United States Supreme Court has just finished hearing three straight days of arguments regarding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. Health care reform has been an ongoing debate in the U.
April 03, 2012
(Tempe, AZ) - Blaise Lantana sat down with trumpeter Dominick Farinacci to talk about his start in music and his unique sound. He also gives advice for budding trumpet players and how he is bringing kids up close and personal with music.
April 02, 2012
Spring training baseball could continue in Maryvale for another decade. The Phoenix city council is expected to approve a tentative agreement Tuesday to keep the Milwaukee Brewers in Phoenix. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.
April 02, 2012
Outreach efforts to potential Latino voters now include a non-traditional theme, concern about the environment. Traditional messages aimed at Latinos have focused on immigration, education and the economy.
April 02, 2012
Arizona voters may get to decide whether to give themselves the ability to declare federal laws unconstitutional. The Checks and Balances in Government Act would amend the state constitution to include two ways to declare against federal laws.
April 02, 2012
A lawyer from the office of Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne says the state’s top prosecutor engaged in illegal and unethical conduct during his 2010 campaign.A complaint filed Feb. 11 with the Secretary of State’s office outlines the allegations.
April 02, 2012
Two former Fiesta Bowl employees have been ordered to pay a fine for their roles in making illegal campaign contributions.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports. The Fiesta Bowl’s former vice president of media relations, Shawn Schoeffler, received a $4,600 fine and 100 hours of community service under a sentence imposed by Maricopa County Superior Court judge Douglas Rayes.
April 02, 2012
Travelers flying through Gateway Airport in Mesa will soon be able to access the east side of the airport more easily. The Arizona Department of Transportation will break ground Tuesday on a new state route they’re calling the Gateway Freeway.
April 02, 2012
The Arizona Senate this afternoon is scheduled to debate a compromise proposal that would change the state’s system of publicly funded political campaigns, in exchange for not asking voters to gut it.
March 30, 2012
It’s that time of year when increased temperatures create the potential for a type of air pollution you can’t see or smell.  Ozone but can be deadly to asthmatics, children and seniors with respiratory problems.
March 30, 2012
The annual Pat’s Run will be held in Tempe later this month. But runners across the country will also be honoring the late Pat Tillman.  The crowd of runners at 2011's Pat's Run Tempe. (Photo courtesy Pat Tillman Foundation) On April 21, thousands of runners will fill the streets of Tempe to raise money for the Pat Tillman Foundation.
March 30, 2012
Junius A. Bowman, who died Feb. 26, served as president of the Phoenix Urban League from 1962 to 1992. Junius Bowman, former president of the Phoenix Urban League. (Photo courtesy Greater Phoenix Urban League) When he took over the agency there were three employees.
March 30, 2012
The Arizona Senate on Monday will vote on a measure that would put new restrictions on new drivers. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The bill would prohibit drivers younger than 18 from using cell phones or other electronic devices for the first six months they’re behind the wheel, except in emergencies.
March 30, 2012
Tomorrow marks the 85th birthday of former farm labor leader Cesar Chavez. During the 60s and 70s Chavez fought to improve working conditions for farm workers. Now the National Parks Service plans to recognize his legacy.
March 30, 2012
State and federal investigators are looking at Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu in regard to possible destruction of public records and violations of federal campaign laws. KJZZ's Al Macias reports.State authorities are trying to find out if more than 6,000 electronic files, mostly emails, were deleted.
March 30, 2012
(Tempe, AZ) - The Bad Cactus Brass Band stopped by KJZZ and played live music between answering questions from Blaise Lantana. Hear how the band was formed and what happens if members can't make it to gigs.
March 29, 2012

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