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Black Clergy Urges Phoenix To Stand With Police Chief
A group African American clergy members from the Valley delivered a letter to city leaders this week urging them to support Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams.
Oct. 31, 2019
As Solar Expands, AZ Corp Comm Eases Restrictions
State utility regulators voted this week on a set of rules that could make installing battery-storage and renewable-energy systems, like solar panels, easier and cheaper for customers.
Oct. 31, 2019
Flagstaff Sales Tax Revenue Nearly $1 Million Less Than Expected
The city of Flagstaff recently got an unwelcome surprise. Sales tax revenue for the last fiscal year came in at nearly $1 million less than expected. The shortfall was made public this month and left city officials wondering what happened.
Oct. 31, 2019
What Green New Deal Means For Future Of Work
The Green New Deal is not just the sweeping package of legislation introduced by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. That’s the first thing Craig Calhoun wants you to know about the plan.
Oct. 31, 2019
Haunted Phoenix: Sleeping Spirits At The Orpheum
The Orpheum Theatre downtown originally opened in the late 1920s. A recent renovation has helped restore it to past glory and, quite possibly, brought back some of its more spirited residents.
Oct. 31, 2019
Bodies Donated To AZ Company Used In Violent Experiments
A shuttered body parts company and its owner are the focus of a civil trial in Maricopa County Superior Court. Family members are suing Biological Resource Center and its owner Stephen Gore. They accuse the company of telling them their loved one’s bodies would be used for medical purposes when a federal investigation found that wasn’t the case.
Oct. 31, 2019
EPCOR Representatives: Johnson Utilities Is Running Out Of Money
The interim manager for Johnson Utilities says water pressure has been improving throughout its service area in the San Tan Valley, but cash flow is a different story.
Oct. 31, 2019
Corporation Commissioners Debate Shutoff Temperature Threshold
Regulators instituted a moratorium on power shut-offs that came after a Sun City West woman died after her power was shut off on a 107 degree day. That moratorium was lifted this month, and the five commissioners are developing rules for utilities. Their working threshold for power shut-offs is 105 degrees — a temperature that’s been met with criticism.
Oct. 31, 2019
Researcher: Forgetting About Terrorist Attacks Is A Problem
It has been a year since the terrorist attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburg and the community is still recovering from the horror. But the attack has faded into the background for many people across the country. And this is a problem, according to Soufan Center research fellow Colin Clarke.
Oct. 31, 2019
Q&AZ: Why Does Arizona Opt Out Of Daylight Saving?
When most of the country is told to adjust their clocks this weekend, Arizona doesn’t need to re-set anything. A KJZZ listener asked through our Q&AZ reporting project why doesn’t Arizona participate in daylight saving time.
Oct. 31, 2019
Open Enrollment For ACA Plans Starts Friday
Open enrollment starts Friday for people getting health insurance on the federal marketplace. The individual insurance market, percentage-wise, is smaller than workplace plans, Medicaid or Medicare. But the exchanges are still mired in politics.
Oct. 31, 2019
Tonto National Forest To Sell Christmas Tree Permits
The Tonto National Forest will begin selling Christmas tree permits. The permits will allow holders to cut down a tree in any designated cutting spot within the Tonto National Forest.
Oct. 31, 2019
House Passes Bill To Protect Chaco Canyon
The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation Wednesday that aims to ban oil and gas drilling on federal lands near Chaco Canyon.
Oct. 31, 2019
ADOT Wraps Up Project To Improve Wrong-Way Signage
A project to install hundreds of new signs along Phoenix-area freeways is almost complete. It's part of an ongoing effort to prevent wrong-way driving.
Oct. 31, 2019
The Pulse: Ethicists Debate ‘Medical Aid In Dying’ For Dementia Patients
Often we think of life and death as opposite sides of a coin — categories as final as they are discrete. But in an age when machines can keep hearts pumping and lungs breathing, the line between life and death can sometimes start to blur. What if a person you love is disappearing before your eyes?
Oct. 31, 2019
The Takeaway: Is There A Rift Between Trump And The Military?
This week, Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman testified before Congress about his concerns that President Trump pressured the Ukrainian president to investigate Joe Biden.
Oct. 31, 2019
Sounds Of The City: Preparing Pumpkins For The Perfect Halloween
Listen to the sounds of Kit Fanning carving a pumpkin with her friends at Helton Brewing Company in Phoenix. If you have suggestions or hear things that make Phoenix, Phoenix, send us a note at [email protected]
Oct. 31, 2019
Sheriffs Office: Detention Officer Dies After Jail Attack
Authorities say a Maricopa County Sheriff's Office detention officer who was comatose after being attacked by a jail inmate has died. The Sheriff's Office said in a brief statement Officer Gene Lee died Wednesday night after earlier saying the inmate accused of attacking Lee has been transferred to a jail in Pinal County.
Oct. 31, 2019
Sinkhole Death Shines Light On Poor Hermosillo Infrastructure
It took nearly a week to recover the body of a 62-year-old Hermosillo, Sonora, man from the city’s sewer system after a fall into a massive sinkhole. While such tragedies are extremely rare, those sinkholes are not.
Oct. 31, 2019
WATCH: U.S. House Votes On Next Steps In Impeachment Inquiry
Democrats rammed a package of ground rules for their impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump through a sharply divided House Thursday, the chamber's first formal vote in a fight that could stretch into the 2020 election year.
Oct. 31, 2019

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