Monday, the United States Supreme Court struck down the matching funds provision of Arizona's Clean Elections law--a law that was supposed to reduce the influence of special interests in state campaigns.
The Department of Homeland Security has been flying illegal immigrants caught in this country back to their homelands for years. In the last few years that program has been stepped up. Many of the flights go to Mexico, the number one spot illegal immigrants come from, but KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd is just back from a flight taking immigrants to Guatemala, the country with the second-most illegal immigrants.
The South Phoenix area is among the oldest parts of the valley, and has a wealth of rich history...but it's a history that many people don't know about. Some call it the forgotten part of the city, and many residents and advocates think that they often have to fend for themselves rather than rely on Phoenix government.
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Lisa Schnebly Heidinger, native Arizonan and author of Arizona: 100 Years Grand, talks to host Steve Goldstein about the state's upcoming centennial and publishing the book celebrating 100 years of state history.
Karen Smith, former deputy director of the Arizona Department of Water resources, explains the water scarcity problem in Arizona and which steps should be taken now to prevent future disaster.Karen Smith wrote the Grand Canyon Institute's report, Arizona at the Crossroads: Water Scarcity or Water Sustainability? .
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Former deputy Maricopa County Attorney Lisa Aubuchon took the stand on Tuesday to defend the decision to charge numerous county officials with racketeering two years ago. Aubuchon and former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas are accused of filing the charges as political retaliation.
The Goldwater Institute wants the Clean Elections Commission to stop an advertising campaign it claims is illegal self promotion. The think tank filed a lawsuit in Maricopa County Superior Court this week claiming Clean Elections does not have the authority to spend millions on voter outreach.
Felicita Ramirez was located by a family member in Tempe. She is now back with her family and was found in good condition. Ramirez walked away from her Dialysis center at 1209 N Country Club, Mesa, AZ at approximately 8:00 PM on 12/01/2011.
State legislatures introduced more bills dealing with immigration this year than last….but fewer measures were enacted. From Phoenix, Mark Brodie reports. The new report from the National Conference of State Legislatures shows lawmakers introduced more than 1600 bills and resolutions related to immigrants this year, with 306 becoming law.
This week hear highlights from the best new jazz of 2011 on the 9 o'clock special. Vocalists take center stage tonight. Grammy winner Kurt Elling is back with "The Gate," and Tierney Sutton gets her long awaited shot at a Grammy with "American Road.
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Justice are threatening to sue each other over an agreement to resolve racial discrimination claims. MCSO agreed to work with the feds on the matter, but in a letter sent to the Justice Department, warned it may go to court if justice officials don’t provide more detailed information on their findings.
January 12th is the second anniversary of a massive earthquake that killed more than 200-thousand people in Haiti.Many more were left homeless and injured. Commentator and Phoenix resident, Mary Jo West, recently visited Haiti and says despite the outpouring of support from from Arizona and around the world, the recovery has just begun.