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Appeals court says Open Meeting Law applies to Redistricting Commission
The Arizona Court of Appeals has ruled that the body responsible for drawing legislative and congressional district maps has to follow the state’s open meeting laws, but that prosecutors cannot restart an investigation into whether that happened.
Sept. 20, 2013
Navajo Nation schools host wind power turbines
Three new wind turbines spin outside the Leupp Schools on the Navajo Nation. On the roof are enough solar panels to generate 10 kilowatts of electricity to help power the school while stimulating classroom learning.
Sept. 20, 2013
Frank Lloyd Wright house in Arcadia spared
A Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house in Phoenix that was slated for demolition has been saved. As Peter O’Dowd reports, an anonymous buyer purchased the home for an undisclosed price. The David and Gladys Wright House in Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013
Optimistic outlook for 2013 real estate market
Analysts say the Valley’s housing market has turned around. Earlier this week, the Standard and Poor’s/Case-Shiller Index showed Phoenix home prices had risen faster than any of the other nineteen cities the index tracks.
Sept. 20, 2013
DUI suspected as man crashes into photo radar van
A man is in custody in Tucson after allegedly crashing his car into a parked photo radar van. KJZZ’s Dennis Lambert has more.Tucson police say 25-year-old Matthew Jones is being held on suspicion of felony criminal damage and driving under the influence.
Sept. 20, 2013
American Airlines board to discuss merger
Members of American Airlines’ Board of Directors are meeting today…in part to discuss a possible merger with Tempe-based U.S. Airways.Directors of American Airlines' parent company aren’t expected to decide on a merger plan yet.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix airports boosting Valleys economy
An Arizona State University study shows three Phoenix airports are helping boost the Valley’s economy. The Economic Impact of the Phoenix Airport System report shows the total is in the billions of dollars.
Sept. 20, 2013
Art gallery to help conserve Arizonas forests
The Arizona Nature Conservancy has developed a new approach to restoring the state’s forests – an art gallery. The conservancy wants to start cutting trees effectively, and get the public involved in restoration.
Sept. 20, 2013
Program Schedule Special
Print Schedule Monday Tuesday Wednesday ThursdayApril 11 Friday Saturday Sunday 03:00 AM Morning EditionNational and Arizona News, Traffic and Weather Reports with Steve Inskeep, Renée Montagne, Dennis Lambert   BBC World Service 04:00 AM 05:00 AM   BBC World Service 06:00 AM Weekend Edition 07:00 AM 08:00 AM 09:00 AMThe Diane Rehm Show1-800-433-8850    The Diane Rehm Show1-800-433-8850The Diane Rehm Show1-800-433-8850 10:00 AMCan We Talk About Guns? Car Talk A Prairie Home Companion 11:00 AMHere and NowRobin Young Here and NowRobin Young Here and NowSteve Goldstein Here and NowRobin Young Here and NowRobin Young Wait, Wait .
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizonas flu season and requiring vaccination
Shoana Anderson of the Arizona Department of Health Services explains how the state's flu season compares with the rest of the country. James Hodge of Arizona State University's O'Connor College of Law considers the ethics of requiring workers to be vaccinated and sending them home if they're ill.
Sept. 20, 2013
Legendary television anchor Bill Close dies at 91
Legendary Phoenix television news anchor Bill Close has died at the age of 91.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: Close worked for 29 years at Channel Ten in Phoenix—then known as KOOL—as news anchor and Vice President for News until he retired in 1993.
Sept. 20, 2013
Glendale mayor optimistic about keeping Coyotes
Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers says the city has a good opportunity to keep the Coyotes in town, even though Thursday night’s deadline passed without a prospective owner coming up with the money to buy the team.
Sept. 20, 2013
Will immigration reform, Medicaid funding lead to more compromises?
Several Republican Governors, including Arizona's Jan Brewer, are in favor of expanded Medicaid funding -- even as they continue to oppose the Affordable Care Act. Many Republican members of Congress are also supporting immigration reform.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix Suns marketing works to overcome won-loss record
The Phoenix Suns continue to have one of the worst records in the NBA’s Western Conference, but the organization is trying to find other ways to attract fans to games.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: The Suns’ average attendance this season is under fifteen-thousand per home game at U.
Sept. 20, 2013
Father tells of exploring the Appalachian Trail with 8-year-old son
The Appalachian Trail --  2,184 miles of public pathway through the wilds of one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world, the Appalachians. The trail, envisioned by forester and conservationist Benton MacKaye as a refuge from life in the industrialized metropolis, was completed in 1937.
Sept. 20, 2013
Homebuilder survey shows nationwide confidence unchanged
Builder confidence in the national market for newly built, single-family homes was virtually unchanged in February. But as KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports, the Western region does seem to be making progress.
Sept. 20, 2013
State high court rules Arias eligible for death penalty
Jodi Arias’s effort to get a potential death sentence in her murder case set aside was rejected by the state’s highest court today. Arias has been charged with the June 2008 stabbing and shooting death of her boyfriend, Travis Alexander, at his home in Mesa.
Sept. 20, 2013
Discussion of sequester cuts continues between state leaders
Governor Jan Brewer was among several state leaders who met Monday with President Barack Obama to go over the pending sequester budget cuts, due to take effect Friday.  She says the president urged the governors to pressure their congressional delegations to avoid the cuts, but the Republican governor says she's not likely to do that.
Sept. 20, 2013
Valley Metro fare hike hits Friday
If you ride Valley Metro buses or the light rail, you better take some extra change starting March 1.   One-way tickets will cost 25 cents more. Valley Metro says the price hike is necessary to keep up with operational costs.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona preservationists list most endangered historic places
A group of Arizona preservationists has unveiled its list of most endangered historic places in Arizona.MARK BRODIE: So, there are lists you want to be on, and lists you probably want to avoid. This morning, we’re gonna talk about one of the latter.
Sept. 20, 2013

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