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Giffords officially launches PAC
Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, along with her husband, Mark Kelly, officially launched her political action committee Tuesday. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: Gabby PAC will be co-chaired by Robert Reich, a Democrat, and Trey Grayson, a Republican.
Sept. 20, 2013
Inspection finds mall kiosks not always showing prices
A series of recent inspections found kiosks in malls throughout the Valley did not list the prices of the items they were selling. Inspectors from the Arizona Department of Weights and Measures checked out 52 kiosks between July and August.
Sept. 20, 2013
Attorneys for leaders in FLDS case want trial moved
Attorneys for the town of Hilldale, Utah want their civil rights trial moved from Phoenix to Utah. The Department of Justice accuses town leaders in Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Arizona of intimidating former members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Sept. 20, 2013
DREAMers begin second phase of application process
The deferred deportation program was announced by President Obama earlier this year. That program allows qualifying young undocumented immigrants to apply for a temporary postponement of deportation proceedings.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pima County bat infected with rabies
A bat that was found outside Pima County Juvenile Court has tested positive for rabies.County officials said yesterday the bat was found last week in the parking lot by a court visitor.No one is believed to have come in contact with the bat, but officials aren't sure how long the animal had been in the area.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona median household income drops 3 percent between 2010-11
The U.S. Census Bureau says the median household income nationwide dropped 1.3 percent between 2010 and 2011. In Arizona, the decline was 2.9 percent.KJZZ's Mark Brodie spoke with John Mathis, Director of the Global Financial Services Center at the Thunderbird School of Global Management about the numbers and what they mean for Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
YouTube video of fake terrorist threat leads to arrest
A Phoenix man has been arrested in connection with a staged terrorist threat videotaped in July.Michael Turley says he and his 16-year-old nephew, who pretended to be a terrorist in the recording and even carried a fake rocket launcher, wanted to test police response time to terrorist situations.
Sept. 20, 2013
Former Intel CEO Barrett: Arizona education system has a lot of room for improvement
Intel’s former CEO, Craig Barrett, is not shy about speaking up about education reform, and the role of education and job creation in Arizona.Barrett told state leaders last spring that Arizona’s education system would have prevented his company from locating here, if it  were starting fresh.
Sept. 20, 2013
Fixing a broken border
Former Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard discusses practical steps that can be taken to make the U.S.-Mexico border safer. Goddard says the Treasury Department needs to get involved to hit Mexican drug cartels.
Sept. 20, 2013
Lawmaker pleads guilty to fraud, bribery
An Arizona lawmaker and former Tempe city councilman has pleaded guilty to fraud and accepting bribes.State Representative Ben Arredondo admitted in court Friday that he took a bribe when he was a Tempe city councilman.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mesa police testing mini-cameras
"Smile, you’re on Candid Camera" has taken on a whole new meaning with a gadget now being used by some police departments across the country. They’re mini-cameras that can be attached to a police officer’s body.
Sept. 20, 2013
Zion National Park to expand by 30 acres
An anonymous donor is putting up $825,000 to preserve some valuable land in southern Utah’s Zion National Park. About 30 acres of private land in Zion will be purchased and donated to become part of the national park.
Sept. 20, 2013
Election scam sparks questions over law
The Maricopa County Elections Department has sent out over a million early ballots. From Phoenix, Jude Joffe-Block reports some questions are arising over how those ballots can be turned in.JUDE JOFFE-BLOCK: This week County Recorder Helen Purcell announced people posing as county employees were knocking on doors asking to collect voters' early ballots.
Sept. 20, 2013
Governor Brewers PAC funds mailers in two more House races
Governor Jan Brewer’s political action committee has jumped into two more Arizona congressional races. The Center for Responsible Politics says Jan PAC spent about $27,000 on mailers supporting Republican Martha McSally in Congressional District 2.
Sept. 20, 2013
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.
Sept. 20, 2013
Utahs Attorney General in court over FLDS trust
Utah’s Attorney General is in court this morning to explain why he is refusing to pay five point seven million dollars in debt incurred by managers of a communal land trust once run by a jailed polygamist sect leader.
Sept. 20, 2013
AP: National Election Updates
WASHINGTON (Associated Press) — President Barack Obama won re-election Tuesday night despite a fierce challenge from Republican Mitt Romney, prevailing in the face of a weak economy and high unemployment that encumbered his first term and crimped the middle class dreams of millions.
Sept. 20, 2013
The creators of Baby Blues on the state of comics
KJZZ’s Dennis Lambert speaks with the co-creators of the "Baby Blues" comic series. Cartoonists Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott discuss the declining newspaper industry, the future of comics, and more in this interview.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sec. of State Bennett: Officials are still tallying ballots
More than a week after the General Election, thousands of ballots across the state remain to be counted.  KJZZ's Dennis Lambert spoke to Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett about tally efforts.
Sept. 20, 2013
Job returns for Arizona-Mexico trade director
The state of Arizona is reinstating a position based in Hermosillo, Sonora, to promote cross-border trade. The new director of trade and investment will help Arizona companies build business in Mexico for the Arizona-Mexico Commission and the Arizona Commerce Authority.
Sept. 20, 2013

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