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Arizona population growth among highest in the country over last year
Arizona’s population was one of the fastest growing in the country over the last year, according to new numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau. The new report also shows the south and west saw the biggest jumps in population over that time.
Sept. 20, 2013
Scutari and Lanning look back at 2012 in Arizona
Chip Scutari of Scutari and Cieslak and Kimber Lanning of Local First Arizona talk about the impactful stories of 2012 in Arizona--and they look beyond the results of November's elections.Scutari and Lanning tell KJZZ's Steve Goldstein about the improving business climate in the state, and they both think immigration reform is likely to happen soon--thanks, at least in part, to the Real Arizona Coalition's S.
Sept. 20, 2013
Teens trapped for two hours over frozen lake
Emergency crews had to make a rescue from an eastern Arizona lake yesterday. Two teenagers were out on Fool Hollow Lake late Wednesday, on the north edge of the city of Show Low. The lake’s frozen over, but the ice underneath them began to crack.
Sept. 20, 2013
ASU to help feds with human trafficking problem
The Obama administration has selected ASU and several other universities to help combat human trafficking. Each college will offer their proposal through a national contest. The challenge is designed to increase global awareness on human trafficking and galvanize students to create new technology to end modern slavery.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Supreme Court says state can?t redirect funds from land sales
The state Supreme Court has ruled Arizona lawmakers violated the constitution when they diverted proceeds from the state land trust to help balance the budget. The Brewer administration argued in favor of using funds from trust sales to bankroll the Land Department.
Sept. 20, 2013
Brewer outlines priorities for new legislative session
Governor Jan Brewer wants to expand medicaid, protect Arizona children, and make it easier for businesses to pay their taxes. The Governor outlined those and other priorities in her 2013 State of the State Address.
Sept. 20, 2013
Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center expanding
The Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center is the latest oncology hospital in the Valley to announce it’s expanding. As KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports, the announcement comes a little more than a year after the center first opened.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix Suns worst season in 25 years
The Phoenix Suns are off to their worst start in twenty-five years and fired Head Coach Alvin Gentry last week. The Arizona Republic's Bob Young talks about the team's problems and how long it will take to find solutions.
Sept. 20, 2013
Benedictine University starts hiring
Benedictine University is hiring eight new faculty members for its satellite campus in Mesa. Judy Baker answers questions for prospective students at Benedictine University's branch campus in Mesa. (File photo by Peter O'Dowd - KJZZ)Arizona’s first Catholic university will begin classes this fall.
Sept. 20, 2013
Workplace safety and the threat of violence
What if your office was the one attacked by somebody with a gun? Would you know what to do? Are security measures in place in your workplace?  Security Consultant Dwayne Tatalovich says industry standards recommend companies perform safety drills, but few actually conduct them.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona to take part in One Billion Rising
Arizona will be part of a global event taking place in 189 countries on Valentine's Day. It's an effort to end violence against women everywhere.  It's the idea of author/activist Eve Ensler, who decided serious attention needed to be brought to the issue.
Sept. 20, 2013
Gov. Brewer to release sales tax simplification plan
Governor Jan Brewer is expected Monday morning to release her proposal for simplifying the state sales tax. Last May, she created a task force to look into the issue, saying Arizona has one of the most complex systems in the country.
Sept. 20, 2013
Napolitano calls vision for immigration reform firm and fair
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told the Senate Judiciary Committee today that immigration reform can't only focus on border security. Deporting the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in this country wouldn't just be impractical, she said, but runs contrary to American values.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona senate to vote on changing initiative petition deadline
The Arizona Senate is scheduled to vote Monday on whether to give voters a chance to re-think a decision they made less than three years ago. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The proposal would ask voters to move the deadline for filing initiative petition signatures from four months before an election, to six months prior.
Sept. 20, 2013
Construction labor produces employment ripple effects
As new construction slowly comes back to Phoenix, its shaking up the Valley's labor needs. Contractors are scrambling to recruit workers, and that's creating a ripple effect in other sectors. KJZZ's Jude Joffe-Block reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Bill seeking to restrict school isolation rooms wins preliminary approval
The Arizona House has taken the first steps toward restricting the use of isolation rooms, in public schools.  A bill by Representative Kelly Townsend, to require a parent's permission before putting a child in isolation, has won preliminary approval in the House.
Sept. 20, 2013
$1 million federal grant will help improve Arizona math standards
The Roosevelt School District is the only one in the Valley that will benefit from a recently awarded federal education grant. The money will be used to help boost math scores among elementary students.
Sept. 20, 2013
Court rules school bond law unconstitutional
The Arizona Court of Appeals has ruled a 2010 state law allowing school districts to spend unused bond money without asking voters is unconstitutional.  The unanimous decision by a three-judge panel Thursday is a win for the Goldwater Institute and a loss for the Cave Creek Unified School District.
Sept. 20, 2013
McCain still seeking Benghazi answers
Arizona Senator John McCain and Republican Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, are demanding answers from the Obama administration about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and the two say they'll oppose the president's appointment of John Brennan to head the CIA, until they get them.
Sept. 20, 2013
Brewer champions Medicaid expansion
Governor Jan Brewer and President Barack Obama probably don’t agree on much, but when it comes to Medicaid in Arizona, they seem to be on the same page. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer held a rally Tuesday in support of Medicaid expansion.
Sept. 20, 2013

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