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Patterson replacement will be an Independent
Daniel Patterson’s replacement in the Arizona House of Representatives will be an independent, not a Democrat. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. Daniel Patterson (Photo by Mark Brodie - KJZZ) MARK BRODIE: Patterson changed his party registration from Democrat to independent earlier this month.
Apr. 12, 2012
DOJ: Can
It looks like the Department of Justice is going ahead with plans to sue Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio over alleged civil rights violations.The latest letter from DOJ to the sheriff says there will be more no more telephone communications.
Apr. 12, 2012
State to begin accepting medical marijuana dispensary applications
The State of Arizona has announced it will start accepting applications for medical marijuana dispensaries May 14. The applications will be accepted through May 25. Earlier, Dennis Lambert talked with Sunny Singh, who runs a WeGrow store in Phoenix.
Apr. 12, 2012
Patterson resigns; deal to keep salary non-starter
State Representative Daniel Patterson of Tucson resigned Wednesday from the Arizona House of Representatives. That came shortly after the House Ethics Committee recommended to the full chamber that Patterson be expelled.
Apr. 11, 2012
Department of Education allegedly investigating Maricopa Community Colleges
The U.S. Education Department has requested information from the Maricopa County Community College District, and a civil rights organization says the District’s practices are under investigation. The Civil Rights Center is a Phoenix-based non-profit.
Apr. 11, 2012
Thomas rails against
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas says it was a political witch hunt that led to his disbarment. He held a press conference Wednesday to defend himself against the state bar’s decision to take away his license to practice law.
Apr. 11, 2012
Effort to bring first Bill of Rights monument to Arizona
Chris Bliss is best known as a stand-up comedian and juggler, but he’s recently put his efforts into a new project. Bliss explains how a joke about a Bill of Rights monument may become a reality. Bliss says the idea stemmed from stand-up material.
Apr. 11, 2012
Disbarment of former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas
KJZZ reporter Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez gives an update on the disbarment of Andrew Thomas, and we get insight from Clint Bolick of the Goldwater Institute. Bolick describes Thomas as a “very bright lawyer who went wrong.
Apr. 11, 2012
Mayor Greg Stanton talks about his plans for Phoenix
Prior to his first State of the City address, Mayor Greg Stanton sat down with host Steve Goldstein to talk about Phoenix’s future. Stanton says he’ll be putting his attention on education. He believes a strong education system leads to a strong economy, and plans on speaking up on behalf of education whenever it is threatened in the legislature.
Apr. 11, 2012
Patterson resigns before House expulsion vote
State Representative Daniel Patterson has resigned from the Arizona House of Representatives. That word came shortly before the house was scheduled to vote to expel him. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Apr. 11, 2012
Senator Jon Kyl retiring at the end of the year
Jon Kyl is retiring, opening up a Senate seat in Arizona for the first time since 1994. Kyl talks about his final goals and answers listener questions. KJZZ's Here and Now host Steve Goldstein and Senator Jon Kyl prepare for the show.
Apr. 11, 2012
Former top prosecutor loses law license; is Arpaio prosecution next?
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas abused his power and will lose his license to practice law. That’s the ruling a state bar disciplinary panel made yesterday. One former prosecutor will also lose her license, and another will be suspended for six months.
Apr. 10, 2012
House Ethics Committee to take up Patterson complaint
The Arizona House Ethics Committee this morning will take up the complaint against Democrat-turned-Independent Representative Daniel Patterson of Tucson. But it’s not clear what form that will take. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Apr. 10, 2012
AZ Legislature approves abortion ban
The Arizona House of Representatives has given its final approval to a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks in most cases. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Among many other provisions, the measure would make it a Class 1 misdemeanor for a doctor to perform an abortion, if the fetus is at least 20 weeks old, except in medical emergencies.
Apr. 10, 2012
County Supervisor on Thomas:
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas is expected to speak today, following his disbarment yesterday. On Tuesday a disciplinary panel upheld 28 ethical violations against Thomas. He and two assistants were accused of targeting county leaders and judges in criminal investigations.
Apr. 10, 2012
Attorney who filed ethics complaint against Thomas:
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas will learn today if he’s disbarred. Thomas and two of his former deputies, Lisa Aubuchon and Rachel Alexander, were accused in 2010 of violating ethical rules and misusing their power.
Apr. 10, 2012
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas disbarred for ethics violations
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas and his former deputy Lisa Aubuchon were disbarred by the Arizona Supreme Court Disciplinary Panel for violations of ethics rules and misuse of power. Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox speaks after the Andrew Thomas disbarment hearing Tuesday.
Apr. 10, 2012
The Natural Sounds of Stanley Jordan
(Tempe, AZ) - Blaise Lantana talked with piano player and jazz guitarist, Stanley Jordan, about his 'State of Nature' project. Hear how his whole life lead to the creation of this CD and how a 12-year-old cellist came to be a part of the recording.
Apr. 9, 2012
Back-and-forth between DOJ, MCSO could lead to court
The war of words between the Department of Justice and Maricopa County officials continues. DOJ has been conducting a civil rights investigation into the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department. Last week the County Attorney’s office sent a letter requesting information about the federal investigation into the sheriff’s office.
Apr. 9, 2012
House Ethics Committee to hear complaint against Patterson on Tuesday
The Arizona House Ethics Committee is scheduled to meet tomorrow morning, to hear the complaint against Tucson Independent Daniel Patterson. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Patterson’s response to the committee’s investigative report is also due Tuesday.
Apr. 9, 2012

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