Ray Stern of the Phoenix New Times talks about the Maricopa County Court Tower, which served as the centerpiece for political battles the county supervisors and former county attorney Andrew Thomas.Stern says that Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Andrew Thomas were allies in the efforts against building the tower.
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday appointed Phil Lovas to fill a vacancy. This is the second vacancy in that legislative district. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports. Lovas was appointed to fill the vacancy when representative Judy Burgess was named to replace former state senator Scott Bundgaard.
A new television commercial is promoting Arizona as a business and tourism destination. It features some higher-profile Arizonans who made the state their home. KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports.
PAUL ATKINSON: The three-second ad debuted during Wednesday’s Republican Presidential debate.
Mitt Romney scored a big win in the Arizona presidential preference election on Tuesday, beating Rick Santorum by a 20 percent margin. Morning Edition host Dennis Lambert broke down Romney’s win with Chip Scutari, a former reporter and part owner of the public relations firm Scutari and Cieslak.
Latinos are the fastest-growing group in the United States, comprised of different ethnicities, faiths, political leanings, and economic situations. And candidates must increasingly stand up and take notice of how Latinos can affect their chance of getting elected.
KJZZ's Michele Robins interviews Wayne Messmer, a Chicago jazz vocalist known in the sports world for his rendition of the National Anthem. Messmer discusses his new album, "So Lucky to be Loving You," recorded with pianist Judy Roberts.
There’s No Place Like SPOT 127.0.0.1 What do KJZZ, Rio Salado College, Phoenix Union High School, The Carstens Family Fund, Friends of Public Radio Arizona, FITCH and Valley youth have in common? It’s called SPOT 127.
Phoenix bus riders will see normal service return after the end of a six-day strike by drivers. They overwhelmingly approved a new contract with Veolia Transportation Services. But it may be another day until regular bus service resumes in Tempe as its drivers vote on a new labor agreement.
Documentary filmmaker Michael Davie speaks about dispelling the stereotypes surrounding Africa as part of the National Geographic speaker series at the Mesa Arts Center. Davie started his career as a documentary producer and director when he quit his broadcast job in Australia and planned a hitchhiking trip from Cape Town to Cairo with his digital camcorder.
There’s a deal in the works at the state capitol that would make changes to the state’s system of publicly funded political campaigns, in exchange for not asking voters to essentially gut it. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
People moving out of Maricopa County between 2005 and ‘09 were more geographically spread out than people leaving any other American county. The same was also true of people moving into Maricopa County during that time.
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.
Arizona State University unveiled designs Wednesday for a long-awaited renovation of Sun Devil Stadium, the historic home of ASU football. A rendering of the proposed new interior of Sun Devil Stadium.
Former congressional aide Ron Barber is the leading fundraiser in the special election to fill the congressional seat of Gabrielle Giffords. Giffords resigned in January while recovering from injuries following an assassination attempt last year.
The Arizona House Ethics Committee this morning will take up the complaint against Democrat-turned-Independent Representative Daniel Patterson of Tucson. But it’s not clear what form that will take. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
The University of California, San Diego, has agreed to overhaul practices for handling complaints of racial harassment after a series of campus incidents that targeted blacks two years ago. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Terry Ward reports.
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is trying to recruit companies from Silicon Valley that may want to expand or relocate. Two experts respond to the efforts and what Stanton will need to do make the venture successful.
The Department of Justice says the Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is trying to further delay the civil rights investigation into his department. Arpaio has asked for more information from the feds.
Parking on the street in downtown Phoenix is going to get easier in 2012. The number of hours people have to pay to park could be reduced and more user-friendly parking meters could be in place a year from now.
Wednesday is the 67th anniversary of Italian Liberation Day, when Allied troops toppled the dictator Mussolini. Key to their success was the Italian Resistance movement. According to a group that keeps track of former resistance fighters, possibly one of the last surviving members lives right here in Scottsdale.