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Judge to consider claims against cousins who started Wallow Fire
A judge in Flagstaff is set to consider claims of property damage and other losses from last year’s Wallow fire. Caleb and David Malboeuf pleaded guilty to accidentally starting the Wallow Fire in May 2011 by abandoning their campfire.
Nov. 8, 2012
The creators of Baby Blues on the state of comics
KJZZ’s Dennis Lambert speaks with the co-creators of the "Baby Blues" comic series. Cartoonists Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott discuss the declining newspaper industry, the future of comics, and more in this interview.
Nov. 8, 2012
Kirkpatrick declared winner; other races still too close
PHOENIX (AP) — Former Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick will head to Congress for a second time after defeating former Republican state lawmaker Jonathan Paton to win Arizona's 1st Congressional District seat.
Nov. 7, 2012
Russell Malone
Guitarist Russell Malone is a self taught swing and bebop jazz player who started his career with Jimmy Smith in 1988 and worked with Harry Connick and diana Krall through the 1990s.  Today you'll hear him with his own quartet or playing with Diane Reeves or Sonny Rollins.
Nov. 7, 2012
Southern Arizona congressional surprise
Martha McSally challenged Congressman Ron Barber and has surprised many observers by keeping the race too close to call. Tucson Weekly's Jim Nintzel talks about McSally's appeal and whether former Representative Gabrielle Giffords' popularity should have meant more for Rep.
Nov. 7, 2012
Election Day
Election Day was hit or miss for education-related issues in Arizona. Proposition 204, which would have made permanent a state sales tax increase--with most of the funds going toward education--was soundly rejected by voters.
Nov. 7, 2012
Historic Latino voter turnout shapes elections
As post-election analysis continues, the role of Latino voters has gotten much attention. As Peter O’Dowd reports, community leaders are now talking about what that means for the future.PETER O’DOWD: According to a poll taken just before the election, Latino Decisions says Mitt Romney would have won the popular vote if he had captured just 35 percent of the Latino electorate.
Nov. 7, 2012
Impact of Election Day on Arizona
Despite a poor showing in Arizona, President Barack Obama was re-elected to a second term. Congressman Jeff Flake will become Senator Jeff Flake in January. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was approved for a sixth term.
Nov. 7, 2012
Purcell: Spanish-language ad campaign mitigated potential confusion
Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell says she’s confident the advertising campaign her office undertook leading up to Election Day mitigated any issues caused by a pair of mistakes. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Nov. 7, 2012
Maricopa school district override rejected
Voters in the City of Maricopa rejected the school district’s request for a budget increase. This is the Maricopa Unified School District’s fifth attempt at asking voters for additional funding.
Nov. 7, 2012
Record turnout of Latino voters could set tone for future elections
One of the key factors for President Barack Obama's re-election was the support of Latino voters across the country. Here in Arizona, several groups worked to register Latino voters. KJZZ's Dennis Lambert and Al Macias discussed what was learned from yesterday's election.
Nov. 7, 2012
Parker, Sinema race too close to call
When most Arizonans went to sleep on Tuesday night, they still did not know who would represent the state's newest congressional district. From Phoenix, Jude Joffe-Block reports the 9th Congressional District race hasn't been called yet, with unofficial results showing the Democrat leading by about 2,100 votes, or less than 1.
Nov. 7, 2012
Flake defeats Carmona for Arizona Senate seat
Congressman Jeff Flake is moving to the Senate after his victory on Election Night. He replaces the retiring Jon Kyl. Flake was favored at the beginning of the campaign, but as KJZZ’s Al Macias reports, the victory did not come easily.
Nov. 7, 2012
Arpaio wins sixth term as Maricopa County Sheriff
It was the toughest re-election battle he’s ever faced, but Sheriff Joe Arpaio won a sixth term as the top lawman in Maricopa County, Arizona. From Phoenix, Nick Blumberg reports.NICK BLUMBERG: Despite his lowest-ever approval ratings and poll numbers, bruising scandals, and a huge volunteer effort to oust him, Joe Arpaio was re-elected as Maricopa County Sheriff.
Nov. 7, 2012
Democrats make gains in Arizona legislature, but still minority
Democrats will still be in the minority when the state legislature comes back into session in January, but they appear to have picked up some seats in both the Arizona House and Senate. There will be more Democrats than there have been for the last two years.
Nov. 7, 2012
Major propositions rejected at the polls
Two major propositions on the Arizona ballot failed to pass on Tuesday.  Here are the results of propositions 120 and 204. NADINE ARROYO RODRIGUEZ: Voters rejected Prop 204, the one-cent sales tax increase proposal that would’ve been a permanent source of revenue for education.
Nov. 6, 2012
Listen to KJZZ
KJZZ provided special live coverage of Election Night on Tuesday evening. KJZZ's Steve Goldstein and Mark Brodie anchored our coverage in Arizona with Nick Blumberg, Jude Joffe-Block and Michel Marizco, while NPR's Robert Siegel and Melissa Block provided coverage of national races.
Nov. 6, 2012
AP: Arizona Election Updates
PHOENIX (Associated Press) — Arizonans on Tuesday voted for Mitt Romney in a state that has a long history of supporting Republican presidential candidates.Republican Jeff Flake has beaten former surgeon general Richard Carmona in the race to fill Arizona's U.
Nov. 6, 2012
AP: National Election Updates
WASHINGTON (Associated Press) — President Barack Obama won re-election Tuesday night despite a fierce challenge from Republican Mitt Romney, prevailing in the face of a weak economy and high unemployment that encumbered his first term and crimped the middle class dreams of millions.
Nov. 6, 2012
Provisional ballots an issue across Valley on Election Day
It appears more people than normal across the Valley were forced to cast provisional ballots this Election Day. Aaron Wilson, 32, said he waited in line for 45 minutes because his polling site at Tempe High School had run out of provisional ballots, but no one could tell him when more would arrive.
Nov. 6, 2012

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