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Violin soloist Elena Urioste will perform for the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra on the group's opening night.  Elena Urioste (Photo courtesy Phoenix Symphony)Urioste will play Beethoven’s Violin Concerto.
September 20, 2012
Thursday is opening night for the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, and it is the final season for Music Director Michael Christie.  The group performs Thursday under the leadership of guest conductor Sarah Hicks.
September 20, 2012
Pet owners in the U.S. spent more than $13 billion on veterinary care in 2011. Dr. Stephen Withrow, founder of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University, talks about advances in veterinary oncology and how there's an increase in synergy between treating diseases -- including cancer -- in animals and humans.
September 19, 2012
Utah's 78-year old Senator Orrin Hatch, who's running for reelection this Fall, has faced criticism from his Democratic opponent that he's too old. Scott Howell has distributed a fundraising letter urging support for him in part because Hatch could die before a potential next term would end.
September 19, 2012
Judge Susan Bolton has allowed what's considered the most controversial part of Arizona's SB1070 immigration enforcement law to take effect. It's the so-called 'show me your papers' provision, and now law enforcement officers in the state are going to have to figure out how to apply it properly and without racially profiling anyone.
September 19, 2012
If it's approved by voters in November, Proposition 204 would make permanent a one-cent sales tax increase approved by voters in May of 2010. That increase was passed enthusiastically, and the campaign was led by Governor Jan Brewer.
September 19, 2012
The sheriff of Cochise County along the Arizona border died in a single car accident Tuesday night. The circumstances are still unknown. From Tucson, Michel Marizco has the story. Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever was killed in a car accident Tuesday.
September 19, 2012
A bat that was found outside Pima County Juvenile Court has tested positive for rabies.County officials said yesterday the bat was found last week in the parking lot by a court visitor.No one is believed to have come in contact with the bat, but officials aren't sure how long the animal had been in the area.
September 19, 2012
Republican legislative nominee Darin Mitchell's name will appear on the November general election ballot after all. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Steve Goldstein has more.An Arizona Court of Appeals panel acted to block a trial judge's order that Mitchell's name be removed from the general election ballot.
September 19, 2012
Urban living isn't just for hipsters anymore. Seniors are moving into the city's core along the Valley Metro light-rail line. And as KJZZ's Peter O'Dowd reports, it may be a sign of the way Baby Boomers redefine retirement.
September 18, 2012
PHOENIX (Associated Press) — A judge in Arizona ruled Tuesday that police can immediately start enforcing the most contentious section of the state's immigration law, marking the first time officers can carry out the so-called "show me your papers" provision.
September 18, 2012
A judge has ruled that a legislative candidate—who won in August’s primary election—is not eligible to be on November’s ballot. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more.Republican Darin Mitchell ran for one of two House seats in GOP-leaning Legislative District 13.
September 17, 2012
Mexican federal police involved in the shooting of two American agents last month may not have noticed that car’s U.S. diplomatic plates. In late August, two reported employees of the CIA were in a bulletproof SUV, speeding along a rural road in Mexico.
September 17, 2012
Latino families in the U.S. continue to live in poverty, more than any other ethnic group. An analysis released today shows that despite the alarming numbers the problem could be worse. NADINE ARROYO RODRIGUEZ: That analysis shows Latino children make up more than 34 percent of all U.
September 17, 2012
The Arizona Department of Transportation is unveiling a new operations center it says brings the Valley's freeway system into the 21st century.  Dennis Lambert talked to ADOT spokesman Doug Nintzel about the new system and how it will make driving easier for Arizona residents.
September 17, 2012
A Maricopa County Superior Court Judge is expected to rule Monday on the eligibility of state House candidate Darin Mitchell for office.From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more.First time candidate Mitchell, who defeated fellow Republican Representative Russ Jones in a three-way primary last month in the GOP-leaning District 13 has had his residency questioned.
September 17, 2012
The Valley’s light rail system is nearing its 4th anniversary.  Stephen Banta is the CEO of Metro Light Rail. (Photo courtesy of Metro Light Rail)It kicked off service in January 2009, and its first service expansion project is just beginning in Mesa.
September 17, 2012
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September 16, 2012
The fact that Arizona’s in a drought is not news. But, that drought’s impact on trees is. A new report from researchers at the University of Arizona shows higher temperatures and lack of moisture doesn’t just make life less pleasant for people, it can also kill trees in the Southwest.
September 15, 2012
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill eliminating government loan guarantees for renewable energy projects, but the law isn’t likely to make it through the Senate. The 2009 stimulus package provided the Department of Energy with billions of dollars to make loan guarantees to alternative energy companies, including Tempe-based First Solar.
September 14, 2012

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