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Environmental Groups Plan To Sue Peabody Energy
Environmental groups plan to sue Peabody Energy for failing to notify the federal government that the Kayenya coal mine may close before the end of its operating permit.
Feb. 14, 2019
AZ Officials React To National Emergency Declaration
The White House announced Thursday that President Donald Trump plans to sign a spending bill now before the House, then sidestep Congress and declare a national emergency to "stop the national security crisis at the border." Arizona officials are reacting to the news.
Feb. 14, 2019
Phoenix Works On Pigeon Nuisance Ordinance
Phoenix could follow in Tempe’s footsteps when it comes to wild pigeons. The city is working on an ordinance to address pigeon nuisances.
Feb. 14, 2019
Sounds Of The City: Dozens Of Roses For Valentine’s Day
Listen to the sounds of Shelli Walker finishing up the final Valentine’s bouquets at her flower shop. If you have suggestions or hear things that make Phoenix, Phoenix, send us a note at theshow@kjzz.org.
Feb. 14, 2019
President Trump Will Sign Border Compromise To Avert Shutdown Along With Emergency Declaration
President Trump will support a border security funding compromise reached by a group of bipartisan lawmakers, averting a partial government shutdown early Saturday — but he also will declare a national emergency in order to build the wall he's pushed for along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Feb. 14, 2019
ABA Calls For Free Feminine Hygiene Products For All Incarcerated Women
In a resolution, the ABA says it is urging all levels of government and correctional institutions across the country to enact policies that will "provide all women prisoners in all forms of detention, both adult and juvenile, with unrestricted access, on housing units, to free toilet paper and a range of free feminine hygiene products."
Feb. 14, 2019
What An Arizona Couple Wants People To Know About Living On The U.S.-Mexico Border
The Show spoke with Ross Knox and his wife, Lynne, about their lives right by the border with Mexico. They say — contrary to much of the rhetoric surrounding the border — they feel very safe.
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Feb. 14, 2019
3 Movies Filmed In Arizona
It’s Valentine’s Day. But don’t leave our glorious state out — it is also Arizona’s 107th birthday! To celebrate, cuddle and watch some movies that were filmed in Arizona.
Feb. 14, 2019
Maracay Homes President Talks Valley Development Trends
Arizona added nearly 90,000 jobs last year, according to state officials, and the majority of those new positions are in Metro Phoenix.
Feb. 14, 2019
States Weigh Bills Addressing Native Deaths, Disappearances
Lawmakers in at least seven states, including Arizona, have introduced legislation to address the unsolved deaths and disappearances of numerous Native American women and girls.
Feb. 14, 2019
How
If you have Valentine’s Day plans, here’s a piece of advice from David Sbarra, professor of psychology at the University of Arizona: Don’t bring your smartphone.
Feb. 14, 2019
Poll: Majority of Arizonans Support More Renewable Energy
A new poll out Thursday morning finds the majority of Arizonans support the state promoting clean energy sources, more infrastructure for electric vehicles and more renewable energy offerings from utilities. This survey comes from the Arizona Public Interest Research Group Education Fund.
Feb. 14, 2019
DREAMers Go To D.C. To Push For Bipartisan Solutions
Wednesday, the LIBRE Initiative — an organization founded by the conservative Koch brothers that works for immigration reform — sent a group of 40 DREAMers to Washington, D.C. to push for a permanent solution for young people like them.
Feb. 14, 2019
Maricopa County Board Of Supervisors Has A New Member
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has a new member.
Feb. 14, 2019
Podcast Playlist: Misadventures In Dating And Romance
Girlfriend, boyfriend, better half, sweetheart, beau — what's in a name? Hosts Pippa Johnstone and Karina Palmitesta explore the etymology and history of the labels you might use for that special someone.
Feb. 14, 2019
New Bills Pass After Debate And Testimonies
Two bills were debated in front of a packed room at the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday: One to change the age and boundary requirements for the Empowerment Scholarship Account program, and the other to move oversight of those accounts.
Feb. 14, 2019
Arizona Lawmakers Debating Legal Sports Betting
The U.S. Supreme Court last year struck down a law that generally banned sports betting. Since then, states including New Jersey, New Mexico and Pennsylvania have legalized it. Many others have introduced bills to legalize sports betting, including Arizona.
Feb. 14, 2019
Most Sex Assaults At Large Colleges Happen Off Campus
The Associated Press asked the nation’s 10 largest public universities for several years of data on the topic. Out of eight that provided data, five had more reports from off campus than on school property: The University of Texas, Texas A&M, Arizona State, Michigan State and the University of Central Florida.
Feb. 14, 2019
Surgeon General: Vaccines Greatest Health Intervention
Dr. Jerome Adams, the U.S. Surgeon General, has been in Arizona this week, talking about health care and the economy, among other things. He was at the University of Arizona Medical School on Wednesday and has had meetings with government and community leaders.
Feb. 14, 2019
Border Militarization Sparks The Interest Of Some Tourists
Officials south of the border in Nogales, Sonora say that increased military presence in neighboring Nogales, Arizona is hard on border communities. But it’s also encouraged some tourists to come see what’s happening at the border for themselves.
Feb. 14, 2019

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