November’s recall election is back down to two candidates…after Olivia Cortes withdrew from the race today. In a statement, Cortes says, in part, quote…due to the constant intimidation and harassment of me, my family, friends, and neighbors I have decided to drop out of the race for state senator in LD 18.
The campaigns of Senate President Russell Pearce and opponent Jerry Lewis are making an all-out push to get people to vote in Tuesday’s recall election. Many political observers--even the campaigns themselves--think the race is too close to call.
Broadway legend Ben Vereen talks to Steve Goldstein about his lifetime of performing, the struggles he's gone through, and what the stage has meant to him. Vereen will perform his show, Stepping Out, at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, November 19th.
The Maricopa County Air Quality Department has issued 39 notices so far this year to people who’ve violated the county’s ‘No Burn Day’ ordinance. It’s against the law to use a wood burning fireplace or fire pit on days when the air is stagnant.
Former Senate President Russell Pearce spent more than a quarter million dollars in his bid to retain his seat. His latest campaign finance report shows Pearce received 31-thousand dollars in donations over the last three weeks of the election.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he will continue to enforce illegal immigration laws, despite a report released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Justice. The federal agency says the sheriff’s office engaged in racial profiling and retaliated against its critics.
From Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton's New Orleans blues-tinged release to "I Feel You" from husband/wife duo Herb Alpert & Lani Hall and Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band's "That's How We Roll," tonight hear some of the best jazz duo and group releases from 2011 on the 9 O'Clock Special.
A criminologist questions the conclusions reached by a study done for the Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys Advisory Council. It found Arizona sentencing laws are preventing crime and saving money. But a law professor at the University of California-Berkeley says the data doesn’t necessarily support that conclusion.
Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona is running for the open U.S. Senate seat this year. Carmona hopes to solve problems so that the government serves the people. Carmona thinks that foreign policy needs to evolve into more contemporary terms to create stability.
Arizona’s Secretary of State says private fundraising to bring two World War II-era guns to the state has been slow. But, he expects it to pick up in the coming months. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
As we approach Arizona’s Centennial, Here and Now pays tribute to local legends who have helped shape the state’s identity. State Senate president Steve Pierce, Arizona Republic columnist Bob Robb, and Nick Dranias of the Goldwater institute help us remember Barry Goldwater.
A prospective city council candidate in a Southwestern Arizona border town whose English proficiency was questioned finally spoke to the public Monday evening. She says she is appealing a court decision that removed her from the ballot.
TUNE IN FOR AN HOUR-LONG FOLLOW UP SPECIAL 11 A.M ON FRIDAY, FEB. 3 ON KJZZ 91.5 More than one-third of Latino students are considered English Language Learners and more Latino students are living in poverty than any other minority.
Arizona law enforcement and lawmakers are working to crack down on the newest kind of metal theft. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Last month, a thief caused more than $20,000 worth of damage to the Roosevelt School District in Phoenix, by stealing parts out of an air conditioning unit.
A West Valley state lawmaker is resigning from office. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Democratic State Representative Richard Miranda says he will step down from the house, effective Monday.
Here and Now takes a look back at Arizona presidential candidates, and the excellent sense of humor they’ve maintained after a century-long streak of losses.Wes Gullett, Fred DuVal and Terry Bracy all have something in common.