KAWC partnered with KECY/ABC 5 for a candidate forum on the campus of Arizona Western College. The three republican candidates for the Arizona House—incumbent Representatives Darin Mitchell and Steven Montenegro and their primary opponent, Diane Landis—took questions from KAWC News Director Lou Gum and KECY anchor Anna Chaulk on a variety of topics and then addressed the concerns of an audience of potential voters. Below is a re-cap and the full forum in two parts...
Arizona Edition - Republican Mark Brnovich is running for Arizona’s top legal office, Attorney General, against a popular incumbent, Tom Horne. Brnovich grew up in the Phoenix area. He got his law degree in California and worked for several years at the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. He has also worked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office and most recently was the Director of the Arizona Department of Gaming, a job that he tells KAWC’s Lou Gum connected him with much of the state…(originally aired 04/09/14).
Arizona Edition - Arizona Democrat Terry Goddard has a long history in Arizona politics. He served as the Mayor of Phoenix in the 1980s, was a federal housing official in the 1990s and was the Arizona Attorney General from 2003 until 2011. Goddard has also run and lost three campaigns to be Governor. Goddard’s father, Sam Goddard, was Arizona Governor in the 1960s.
Arizona Edition - Last week KAWC’s Maya Springhawk Robnett reported on the Asian citrus psyllid and efforts to track the insect because of its possible threat to citrus groves in the southwest, something another part of the nation has already dealt with.
Arizona Edition – The declining honey bee population is a major concern here in the United States. Approximately one third of our nation’s crops—especially food crops—rely on honey bees for pollination. The number of honey bees has been declining in the U.S. and in Europe, as well, for some time now. The National Agriculture Statistics Service reports that in 1947, there were nearly 7 million honey producing hives in the U.S. By 2008, that number had fallen to about 2.4 million.