A challenger in the recall election of senator Russell Pearce promises to run a clean campaign. Jerry Lewis formally announced his candidacy to a crowd of family and friends in Mesa this morning. But as KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports, he faces a difficult task in unseating the Senate President.
Richmond University law professor Carl Tobias explains the compromise between U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for judicial nominee voting.Tobias says that the current agreement excludes several excellent candidates, but new compromises can still be reached.
ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law is holding a ‘Solar Summit’ today and tomorrow. The event will look at solar energy development in the southwest. Morning Edition host Dennis Lambert speaks with solar industry analyst MJ Shau, a senior analyst with Green Tech Media, to discuss the topic.
Last December’s investigation into the Fiesta Bowl’s gifts to elected officials led Maricopa Attorney Bill Montgomery to determine laws were too vague to prosecute any of the involved parties. Montgomery says due to a lack of education among elected officials about accepting gifts and confusion on how gifts are defined kept him from prosecuting anyone.
An increasing number of Arizonans have enrolled in a federal health care plan even as the US Supreme Court determines its fate. Since January, almost 500 people have been accepted into the state’s Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan, a 25 percent jump.
Students attending Arizona State University’s newest campus will face a much smaller tuition bill than Sun Devils studying in Tempe. The Arizona Board of Regents approved ASU’s proposed $6,000 tuition at its new Lake Havasu City campus.
State Representative Daniel Patterson has resigned from the Arizona House of Representatives. That word came shortly before the house was scheduled to vote to expel him. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
The popular series Radiolab returns to KJZZ this May to give your brain the ultimate workout. Examine some of life's most enigmatic questions and hidden wonders-- Sunday afternoons at 3, beginning May 6.
The Chiricahua leopard frog is returning home. The rare amphibian was evacuated last summer when its habitat was destroyed by a mudslide in Southern Arizona. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports. The Chiricahua leopard frogs were evacuated from Southern Arizona following wildfires and kept at Glendale Community College.
Arizona is taking in more money than had been expected this year and that has led to a projected budget surplus for fiscal year 2012. But State Schools Superintendent John Huppenthal is not asking for more dollars for education.
Supporters and opponents of Arizona's anti-illegal immigration law battled at a congressional hearing this morning. The Arizona law makes it a state crime to be in the country illegally. The hearing comes the day before the U.
The Mesa Arts Center is getting a $58,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. As KJZZ's Terry Ward reports from Phoenix, the money will help fund the Center's 'Jazz from A to Z' program.TERRY WARD: 'Jazz from A to Z' promotes music courses for junior high and high school students, funds workshops for teachers and students and will sponsor a jazz festival next April.
Around 22,000 low-income kids will now be able to get health care, through Arizona’s Child Health Insurance Program, known as Kids Care. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The state has frozen enrollment in KidsCare since 2010.
Arizona will receive close to $2 million, as part of $100 million multi-state settlement with Abbott Laboratories. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: Forty-five states and the federal government alleged Abbott marketed its drug, Depakote, for uses not approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
The city of Mesa will break ground on the new spring training home for the Chicago Cubs on July 11. A rendering of the mezzanine view at the proposed 15,000-seat stadium in Mesa. (Rendering courtesy City of Mesa)From the KJZZ newsroom, I’m Al Macias.
A federal judge has denied the City of Tombstone an emergency request to repair its water system in the Huachuca Mountains. The 130-year old system was badly damaged by floods and wildfires last year. From Phoenix, Al Macias reports.
After the sun sets and the lights go out in the newsroom, KJZZ Music Director and Host Blaise Lantana and her team take over the 91.5 airwaves to share the cool sounds of classic jazz.Lantana is a veteran musician and public broadcaster.