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County recorder
Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell says her office did make mistakes when incorrect information on some Spanish-language materials was distributed. The long-time Republican county recorder has faced heavy criticism over the last few weeks.
Sept. 20, 2013
How US Airways is coping with the effects of Sandy
The East Coast is struggling to deal with the effects of Hurricane Sandy. And one of the major impacts has involved air transportation. Airports are closed, flights being canceled throughout the northeast.
Sept. 20, 2013
Consultant says Obama campaign won
Political consultant says President Barack Obama's campaign pulling out of Arizona won't hurt other candidates down the ticket.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: Earlier this week, President Barack Obama’s Campaign Manager Jim Messina said Arizona was an enticing prospect, but the campaign wouldn’t be putting any more resources toward winning the state on Nov.
Sept. 20, 2013
Voters eager to go to the polls
Across the country voters are casting their vote from the presidential race to local races like U.S. Senate and Congress.  Some waited in long lines at polling places. NADINE ARROYO RODRIGUEZ: Polling places in the east valley opened at 6 a.
Sept. 20, 2013
Southern Arizona congressional surprise
Martha McSally challenged Congressman Ron Barber and has surprised many observers by keeping the race too close to call. Tucson Weekly's Jim Nintzel talks about McSally's appeal and whether former Representative Gabrielle Giffords' popularity should have meant more for Rep.
Sept. 20, 2013
US Airways merger could cost Valley thousands of jobs, millions of dollars
A valley organization is calling attention to the impact of the potential merger between bankrupt American Airlines and Tempe-based US Airways. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports.NICK BLUMBERG: US Airways and American have been meeting confidentially since the end of August.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix groups looking to fill empty lots with gardens
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton has unveiled a new project that will create temporary public space on land just north of downtown that currently sits vacant. As KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports, project planners hope this lot can be a model for other empty plots of land around the city.
Sept. 20, 2013
Stores open for Black Friday even earlier -- on Thursday
After finishing dinner and washing the dishes, many Arizonans may head out to their local big box retailer. Some stores have begun opening at midnight on Black Friday, some are even opening late Thanksgiving night.
Sept. 20, 2013
Former GM Proving Grounds changing hands
More than 500 acres located on the former General Motors proving grounds in Mesa have changed hands and are expected to be turned into homes.The Phoenix Business Journal first reported that Scottsdale-based AV Homes and New York City’s JEN Partners have purchased 527 acres on the site of the former proving grounds for $32.
Sept. 20, 2013
Private colleges eye Phoenix suburbs
Starting next year, Phoenix suburbs will be flush with something they’ve never had much of before: private non-profit colleges. Eight new schools are gearing up for satellite campuses in Peoria and Mesa.
Sept. 20, 2013
Master-planned communities must create legacy of innovation
Thursday, we reported on a new master-planned community on the site of the former General Motors proving grounds in Mesa. The development could eventually include 15,000 houses, along with parks, shopping areas, and office towers.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona
Arizona's poverty rate was among the highest in the country last year, according to new numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau.KJZZ's Mark Brodie speaks with Roe Goddard, Associate Professor at the Thunderbird School of Global Management about what that means for the state, and for business in Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
Bennett testifies in D.C. on voter registration offenses, ineligible voters
The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing Wednesday morning on the state of the right to vote. Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett was a witness, along with other state-level elected officials, former Florida Governor Charlie Crist and Nina Perales of the Mexican American Legal Defense fund.
Sept. 20, 2013
Twenty-five years of ADEQ
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is marking its 25th year as a cabinet-level agency. KJZZ's Steve Goldstein talks with ADEQ Director Henry Darwin about the agency's accomplishments and what else needs to be done to improve air quality in Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona to consider Medicaid expansion
Governor Jan Brewer’s decision in November to forego setting up a state-based health exchange as part of the Affordable Care Act set up another health care decision expected as soon as this month. And, as KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports, that decision will likely affect hundreds of thousands of Arizonans.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona spared slightly during flu season
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say 41 states reported widespread flu activity between Dec. 23-29, but that Arizona was not one of them. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more.
Sept. 20, 2013
Energy service company creates hundreds of new Valley jobs
One of the largest energy service companies in the country is expanding its business in Arizona. Direct Energy is moving to a new location and is adding hundreds of jobs. Second from the left, Steven Murray, President of Direct Energy Residential, surrounded by Arizona business leaders.
Sept. 20, 2013
Senator Flake in Afghanistan
Arizona Senator Jeff Flake is on his way back to the U.S. after weekend stops in Israel and Afghanistan.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: Flake was sworn in as the successor to Senator Jon Kyl earlier this month. His first foreign trip since taking office included accompanying several colleagues to meet with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Sept. 20, 2013
Death row inmate Richard Glassel dies
An Arizona death row inmate has died, reportedly of natural causes. In April of 2000, Richard Glassel walked into the board of directors meeting of the Ventana Lakes Property Owners Association. He shot and killed two people and injured three more.
Sept. 20, 2013
Suns legend Majerle resigns
The Phoenix Suns’ recent head coaching change has also led to the departure of a team legend.Last week, the Suns came to a mutual agreement with Head Coach Alvin Gentry to go in another direction.
Sept. 20, 2013

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