Prop 204, on the ballot again, could make tax permanent
Proposition 204 is on the Arizona ballot -- again. The one-cent sales tax voters approved in 2010 as a temporary measure could be extended permanently. The measure calls to keep the current sales tax and continue funding education.
Nov. 1, 2012
20-week abortion ban heads to appeals court
An Arizona law that criminalizes providing an abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy will go before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals next week in San Francisco. It is one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country.
Oct. 31, 2012
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Oct. 31, 2012
Catching up with the editor of The Onion
Serious, important news is everywhere you turn. The economy and job market are still too slow for many people. Superstorm Sandy led to deaths and destruction. So for a few minutes, we’ve decided to lighten things up just a bit with Will Tracy, editor of the satiric outlet The Onion.
Oct. 31, 2012
A satirical look at the elections process
With all the seriousness surrounding election season, we decided to lighten up a bit. Election ads are everywhere, though they’ll magically disappear following next Tuesday. You may think you’ve seen or heard everything possible.
Oct. 31, 2012
For decades, the Phoenix Suns were the most popular sports franchise in the state. Even occasional down years didn't lead to too many fans jumping off the bandwagon. But as the team gets ready to tip off the 2012-13 season tonight against the Golden State Warriors, there are many more questions than answers.
Oct. 31, 2012
Arizona group under fire for influence in California election
The presence of independent expenditure groups in the current election season has been dominant, with millions of dollars flowing in for and against candidates and ballot measures. The Arizona-based Americans for Responsible Leadership has been directing money against Proposition 204—the so-called quality education and jobs initiative—and Proposition 121, also known as open elections/open government.
Oct. 31, 2012
Mayor Scott Smith on Mesa
The city of Mesa has attracted university branches and a new library honoring former Senator Barry Goldwater. It’s also a prime player in the Valley’s light rail system and broke ground on a new entertainment district this week.
Oct. 31, 2012
Prop 120, if passed, could set state up for federal challenge
A proposition on the Arizona ballot in this election challenges the federal government’s control over state lands. The proposition calls for the state to manage all of its own public resources. It would amend a provision in place since Arizona became a state.
Oct. 31, 2012
Valley home prices flat last month; foreclosures down
A new report from ASU shows median home prices in the Phoenix area were flat between August and September, at $150,000. But, as KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports, other numbers may provide reasons for optimism about the housing market.
Oct. 31, 2012
FBI says Horne silence on crash due to affair
FBI agents allege Arizona Attorney General Tom Honre left the scene of a minor car crash because he was having an affair with a female employee, who was in the car he was driving and didn't want their relationship reported.
Oct. 31, 2012
Herb Paine: Phoenix Rising?
We’re in the playoffs now, where cities compete for the gold crown, and winning requires that you field the best of your players, move the bases, and hit strategic home runs.It’s not baseball I’m talking about, however, but the great perennial contest among metropolitan areas for competitive advantage -- for high ratings as winning places where businesses and families want to live, work, play, and stay.
Oct. 31, 2012
Health officials monitoring local connection to meningitis outbreak
Twenty five people have died and hundreds more have contracted fungal meningitis from contaminated steroid injections. As KJZZ's Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports, two Arizona residents are linked to the outbreak.
Oct. 30, 2012
Arizona on stand-by to help Hurricane Sandy recovery
Arizonans could be heading east, to help with recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: FEMA has put the Phoenix Fire Department’s Urban Search and Rescue Team on stand-by alert, which means it could be deployed.
Oct. 30, 2012
Advisory board tells BLM to sterilize some wild horses
A citizen advisory panel has recommended sterilizing some of the wild horses and burros that live on federal land in the West. The Bureau of Land Management already uses vaccines to slow down horse reproduction and rounds them up for adoption, but there are thousands of those horses in captivity.
Oct. 30, 2012
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.
Oct. 30, 2012
Hurricane Sandy disrupts Sky Harbor schedule
The powerful impact that Hurricane Sandy is having on air travel could affect carriers and travelers for a few days after the storm has passed. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports.LYNN KELLY: The intense winds and damaging downpour from Sandy have led to thousands of canceled flights—domestic and international.
Oct. 29, 2012
Early voting sets record in Maricopa County
The number of people voting early in Maricopa County continues to increase.  Early voting ballots at the Maricopa County Recorder's Office. (Photo by Al Macias - KJZZ) Elections officials say more than 400,00 early ballots had been returned as of mid-day Friday.
Oct. 29, 2012
Arizona spends $640,000 on immigration training
PHOENIX (Associated Press) — Police agencies in Arizona have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars training officers to enforce the state's 2010 immigration law, despite claims from supporters that it wasn't going to cost much extra for the state's 15,000 officers to carry out the statute.
Oct. 29, 2012
County recorder
The Maricopa County Recorder’s Office is launching a Spanish-language voter awareness program, in hopes of avoiding possible confusion about the date of the Nov. 6 general election. This comes after County Recorder Helen Purcell announced that two pieces of printed information with the incorrect date had been distributed.
Oct. 26, 2012