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Report: Focus on border security has cost U.S. tourism dollars
The United States is missing out on tremendous untapped potential among Mexican tourists. That’s one of the findings of a recent study conducted by the North American Center for Transborder Studies at Arizona State University.
Sept. 20, 2013
Experts: Arizona is leader in anti-abortion legislation
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer last week signed a bill into law that will generally ban abortions after 20 weeks. Her move came over objections that the bill amounts to the state practicing medicine. And, some experts say the bill shows that Arizona has become a national leader in the anti-abortion movement.
Sept. 20, 2013
Latino Education series
Latinos are the largest ethnic minority group in the Southwest and the fastest-growing group nationwide. More than one-third of Latino students are English Language Learners and, according to Department of Education data, they consistently perform poorly on state tests and have lower graduation rates than whites and Asians.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix Suns fielding a new team -- in cyberspace
A local pro sports team is taking the use of social media to another level. The Phoenix Suns begin their regular season tonight at US Airways Center with a team on the floor, and another in cyberspace.
Sept. 20, 2013
Listen to Tuesdays congressional hearing on immigration
The U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security held a hearing Tuesday on state governments enforcing immigration law. Witnesses at the hearing included Arizona State Senator Steve Gallardo; former U.
Sept. 20, 2013
Bill aimed at disbanding police force in polygamist town fails
The Arizona House of Representatives narrowly rejected a move aimed at disbanding the police department in a polygamist town. A bill before the House would have created a process to replace local police agencies with the county sheriff’s department if at least half of its officers lost their law enforcement certifications during an eight-year span.
Sept. 20, 2013
Bri Valdivia
Bri Valdivia has been with KJZZ since September 2010 and became the the producer for Here and Now in July 2011. Bri Valdivia (Photo by Bill Nash)While a student at Arizona State University, Bri served as Station Manager of KASC.
Sept. 20, 2013
Its a bird, its a plane ...
If you look up Saturday and think the moon is brighter, it is. KJZZ’s Al Macias explains it will be the biggest and brightest of the year. AL MACIAS: At 11:34 p.m. Saturday the moon will be about 221,800 miles from Earth.
Sept. 20, 2013
Failure of latest effort to regulate HOA parking restrictions worries some homeowners
In the waning days of this year’s legislative session, lawmakers defeated a bill on HOA parking restrictions. It dealt with an issue many Arizonans think about – where to park your car at home. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie files this report.
Sept. 20, 2013
Valley home prices up, but from low starting point
Valley real estate prices are rising, but many homeowners still likely won’t make back what they paid for their house for a while. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.  MARK BRODIE: The median price for a Valley home was just under $135,000 in March.
Sept. 20, 2013
Maricopa County treasurer trying to block settlement payment to county supervisor
The Maricopa County Treasurer is trying to block a near-million-dollar payment to Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox. A federal court ordered the payment last week, but County Treasurer Charles Hoskins wants to know if he should have a say in the matter.
Sept. 20, 2013
Fugitive who threatened Arpaio may be in Arizona
A man who recently threatened the lives of Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his family may be heading to Arizona. Tennessee resident Adam Cox has not been seen in about three weeks, around the time he told his probation officer of his plans to head west.
Sept. 20, 2013
Luring manufacturing jobs back to Arizona
The push is on from the White House on down for American companies to return manufacturing jobs to U.S. soil. As Governor Brewer talks up Arizona in France and Germany, Morning Edition's Dennis Lambert spoke with Barry Broome, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Supreme Court says juries can consider lesser charges
The Arizona Supreme Court says a jury can consider lesser charges against a defendant, even if the defense and prosecution don’t want them to. The court’s unanimous ruling upholds a man’s conviction for manslaughter, even though prosecutors charged him with first-degree murder.
Sept. 20, 2013
Education Secretary discusses the cost of college
The Obama administration has been pushing Congress to extend low-priced loans for college students, beyond the end of this month. Without intervention from Congress, the rate will double on July 1. KJZZ's Dennis Lambert discussed the cost of a college education with U.
Sept. 20, 2013
Barber elected to replace Giffords
PHOENIX (Associated Press) — Democrat Ron Barber has won a special House election in southern Arizona to finish the term of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.Giffords resigned a year after she was shot in the head while meeting with constituents at a Tucson shopping center.
Sept. 20, 2013
District 9 Republican Candidate Forum - June 25
The race for Arizona’s 9th Congressional District is one of the most competitive in the state. This newly formed district will serve the Ahwatukee Foothills, west Chandler, west Mesa, Tempe, parts of Paradise Valley, south Scottsdale and north-central Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013
Ron Barber to hold first event at a Tucson Safeway
Newly elected Representative Ron Barber will hold his first "Congress on the Corner" event this weekend in Tucson. Barber was sworn in this week, replacing former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was critically wounded at a similar event lat year.
Sept. 20, 2013
New playoff system for college football championship expected in 2014
College football has adopted a four-team playoff to determine its national champion.  The new system will replace the Bowl Championship Series in the 2014 season.  Dennis Lambert was joined by Fiesta Bowl Executive Director Robert Shelton to discuss the new playoff and its impact on the Valley.
Sept. 20, 2013
Community colleges tobacco ban takes effect
Smokers on the ten Maricopa County Community College campuses will have to go elsewhere to use tobacco. A new rule banning tobacco goes into effect July 1.KJZZ’s Al Macias reports. AL MACIAS: The Maricopa County Community College District joins hundreds of other colleges and campuses across the country that are banning tobacco.
Sept. 20, 2013

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