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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
Time Artist/Group Album Title Track 6:01 B.B. King Spotlight on Lucille 38th Street Blues 6:02 Little Walter Complete Chess Recordings Crazy For My Baby 6:03 Jimmy Reed Vee Jay Years Blues For 12 Strings 6:04 Muddy Waters His Best I Love the Life I Live; I Live The Life I Love 6:05 Bo Diddley His Best Who Do You Love 6:06 Bo Diddley His Best Before You Accuse Me 6:07 Smokey Smothers Sings Backporch Blues Honey, I Ain't Teasin' 6:08 Junior Wells Calling All Blues I Could Cry 6:09 John Primer Blues On Solid Ground When I Get Lonely 6:10 Lil Ed & the Blues Imperials Jump Start If You Change Your Mind 6:11 Zora Young Chicago Blues: A Living History Be Careful How You Vote 6:12 Big Maybelle Complete Okeh Sessions No More Trouble Out Of Me 6:13 Dinah Washington Complete Mercury I Ain't Gonna Cry No More 6:14 Etta James Complete Modern & Kent Recordings Then I'll Care 6:15 Big Mama Thornton Hound Dog Rock A Bye Baby 6:16 Linda Hopkins Rock And Roll Blues Rock And Roll Blues 6:17 Memphis Slim The Folkways Years Harlem Bound 6:18 Smokey Hogg Angels in Harlem Angels In Harlem 6:19 Tampa Red Complete Recorded Works When I Take My Vacation In Harlem 7:01 James Carr Essential Loveable Girl 7:02 Little Johnny Taylor Greatest Hits Part Time Love 7:03 O.
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
The Tempe Police Department will be looking for violators of Arizona’s new booster seat law, starting this Sunday. KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Kids between 5 and 8 years old, and shorter than 4'9" now have to be in child restraint seats in Arizona.
September 14, 2012
The nation’s largest university just got bigger. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, Arizona State University enrollment topped 73,300 students. PETER O’DOWD: This exceeds last year’s enrollment by more than 1,000.
September 13, 2012
Now it’s five colleges or universities that will be offering classes in downtown Mesa.  Upper Iowa University and the city made the latest announcement Thursday. UIU will begin offering classes in October at the city’s education center and eventually move to a permanent location.
September 13, 2012
The deferred deportation program was announced by President Obama earlier this year. That program allows qualifying young undocumented immigrants to apply for a temporary postponement of deportation proceedings.
September 13, 2012
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox will be in Peoria today. He is speaking tonight on economic partnerships between Mexico and Arizona. According to a University of Arizona study, Mexican visitors pump nearly $3 billion into our state’s economy while Arizona businesses export more than $5.
September 13, 2012
Undocumented immigrants accepted into the Obama administration’s deferred deportation program may be eligible for in-state tuition at the Maricopa Community Colleges.  Under a 2007 voter-approved law, undocumented immigrants have had to pay out-of-state tuition rates in Arizona.
September 13, 2012
US Census Bureau statistics released Wednesday show the median income of people living in the Western United States has fallen. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, it is part of a wider release of information on the nation’s poverty rate.
September 12, 2012
It's been impossible to avoid campaign signs in the Valley. Most are by the numbers with the candidate's name and keywords, but a few signs in Phoenix and Scottsdale are standing out. They feature a female Japanese cartoon character and phrases like "Mitt bit my sushi" and "Obama cares about our sushi.
September 12, 2012
Light rail has expanded transportation options for Valley residents, and it’s also seen as a economic boon for some cities and neighborhoods. But when people think about how we get around this area, you still hear the phrase ‘car culture.
September 12, 2012
Water fluoridation is only one example—childhood vaccination is another—of an issue that remains controversial for some, even as a great majority of scientific studies indicate there’s little, if anything, to worry about from their implementation.
September 12, 2012
Putting fluoride in the public water supply began in earnest in the U.S. in the mid-20th century. The process was intended to reduce tooth decay and help lower-income people who found it more difficult to afford regular visits to the dentist.
September 12, 2012
As soon as the doors opened Wednesday at noon, hundreds of people walked into Jobing.com Arena looking for work. Tanger Outlet Center is opening a mall later this year. There are more than 900 jobs to fill.
September 12, 2012
Arizona voters will decide in November whether to reduce property taxes, but not for themselves. You'll be voting on whether to raise the exemption for businesses, who pay taxes on every piece of equipment they own.
September 12, 2012
A Native American tribe has won a key legal battle in its bid to locate a casino near Glendale. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a split decision, rejected arguments that the Department of Interior was wrong when it allowed the Tohono O'odham Tribe to make a 54-acre parcel near Glendale part of its reservation.
September 12, 2012
The state’s highest court has ruled in a case affecting water rights to the Little Colorado and Gila rivers.   The state of Arizona has long argued that Congress reserved water rights for state trust lands.
September 12, 2012
If you're working your way through the VA system now, or if you have a family member who is, please take a few minutes to share your experiences.
September 12, 2012

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