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Summer means construction along Northern Arizona highways
With summer vacation under way, here’s something to keep in mind if you’re driving to Northern Arizona—highway construction. The I-17 Cordes Junction Traffic Interchange reconstruction project. (Photo courtesy Arizona Department of Transportation)Work is being done on the Cordes Junction interchange at I-17 and SR 69 – 65 miles north of Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013
Former Rep. Richard Miranda sentenced for defrauding nonprofit
Former State Rep. Richard Miranda has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for stealing from the charity he once ran. Miranda, a Tolleson Democrat, suddenly resigned from the Arizona Legislature in February, citing family and health reasons.
Sept. 20, 2013
The Border and the Mexican Ballot - A Fronteras Special Report June 18-22
ALL-NEW SERIES BEGINNING JUNE 18 ON KJZZ 91.5Mexico faces a critical presidential election in July that could affect billions of dollars of cross-border trade and strategies to combat drug cartel violence.
Sept. 20, 2013
Congressional District Eight elects Ron Barber
Ron Barber won the special election to finish out Gabrielle Giffords' House term. Barber talks about his plans for District Eight, and Tucson Weekly’s Jim Nintzel gives an overview of the special election and the impact it will have on November’s election.
Sept. 20, 2013
ASU awarded DOD bioterrorism contract
Arizona State University has received a multi-million dollar contract from the federal government. It will help develop a device for the rapid detection of infectious diseases.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Gas prices falling in Arizona
For the 11th week in a row, gas prices continue to fall in Arizona. And experts predict the price will keep on dropping.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports. The statewide gas price is an average $3.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Chamber President thrilled with Governors executive order
The President and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry says he’s “absolutely thrilled” that Governor Jan Brewer has extended the regulatory review and moratorium for state agencies.
Sept. 20, 2013
Enewsletters - Archives 2011
              Ring in the 2012 New Year with KJZZNew series by Fronteras: the Changing America Desk - Beyond Sprawl - Tell Your StoryLive Studio Interview with Phoenix Mayoral Candidates - Oct.
Sept. 20, 2013
Drug-trafficking ring in Tempe dismantled
Tempe police and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration say they have dismantled a drug-trafficking organization that was operating in Tempe.  From Phoenix, Jude Joffe-Block reports that law enforcement are saying the ring had links to the Mexican Sinaloa Cartel.
Sept. 20, 2013
Maximum security prisoner plotted to kill fellow inmate, Arpaio
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says a maximum security prisoner arrested for plotting to kill another inmate also hoped to assassinate Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Detectives arrested 29-year-old Samuel Matta Wednesday, an inmate in the state prison in Florence.
Sept. 20, 2013
Main road into Crown King closed after weekend mudslide
Road closures are a continued headache for drivers heading into Crown King. Thunderstorms on Saturday dumped 6 inches of rain on Crown King and caused a mudslide that forced the closure of Crown King Road, the main thoroughfare into town off Interstate 17.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix area in top ten of deaths by auto accidents
The Phoenix metro area was ranked in the top ten among metro areas nationwide for the number of people killed in auto crashes in 2009. The numbers come from an analysis done by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Sept. 20, 2013
Maricopa Association of Governments welcomes new chair
Avondale Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers talks about being appointed chair of MAG and their plans for regional growth.Rogers says that MAG will certainly concentrate on air quality and transportation, but human services are also important.
Sept. 20, 2013
Voter registration for primary election ends Monday
Monday is the deadline to register for next month's primary election here in Arizona. KJZZ's Al Macias reports.You have until midnight July 30 to register for the primary election. If the registration form is mailed, it must be postmarked no later than midnight.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arpaio critics take opportunity to register voters
As the trial of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and Sheriff Joe Arpaio went on in federal court yesterday, dozens of young people launched a voter registration drive targeting Latino voters. They say come November, they want Arpaio out of office.
Sept. 20, 2013
ASU astronomer part of crew posting Mars photos
Images from “Curiosity,” the latest Mars rover, have been beaming back to Earth since its landing Sunday night. Jim Bell is an astronomer with the ASU School Earth and Space Exploration. He’s part of the team responsible for getting those pictures back to Earth.
Sept. 20, 2013
Extreme heat, pollution advisories extended
The Valley's excessive heat advisory has been extended through Sunday, and Phoenix Firefighters are urging you to take steps to guard against the searing temperatures. Captain Jonathan Jacobs says that means planning the day before if you know you'll be spending time outdoors.
Sept. 20, 2013
Judge dismisses Day of Prayer lawsuit
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging Governor Brewer's declarations of a state "Day of Prayer." Judge Eileen Willett granted a motion to dismiss with prejudice, meaning the court cannot be asked to rule on the same issue again.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arts Roundup News 2012
A community’s arts and cultural scene is a reflection of its well being. The Valley’s arts and cultural institutions are alive and well thanks to you-- playing a significant role in our economy, addressing social issues, enhancing education and improving our quality of life.
Sept. 20, 2013
Gov. Brewer given three options for AZ Supreme Court appointment
A state commission has given Governor Jan Brewer three options for her next Arizona Supreme Court appointment. The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments nominated court of appeals judges Ann Scott Timmer and Diane Johnsen and Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Douglas Rayes.
Sept. 20, 2013

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