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Mountain Pointe Coach Accused Of Leaking Team Info
Administrators, teachers, and students are asking why a coach would share game strategies and athletes' personal information with the competition. The Tempe Union High School District is voting Wednesday to permanently remove Mountain Pointe High School coach Justin Hager.
Sept. 18, 2019
Activists Use Virtual Reality To Show Impacts Of Uranium Mining
A group of activists is using virtual reality technology to show the impacts of uranium mining on the Navajo Nation. In 1979, a dam broke at a uranium mill's evaporation pond. That breach was the largest accidental release of radioactive material in U.S. history.
Sept. 18, 2019
City Of Surprise Now 2nd Dementia Friendly City In Arizona
Tempe was the first dementia friendly community in Arizona. And on Tuesday, the City of Surprise announced it’s joining the movement.
Sept. 18, 2019
ACLU Of Arizona, Other Advocacy Groups Demand County Attorney Who Wont Run In 2020
At Wednesday’s meeting of the Maricopa Board of Supervisors, members of three advocacy groups delivered a letter to the board about who they think should be the next interim county attorney.
Sept. 18, 2019
Whats Next For Anti-Discrimination Laws After Brush & Nib?
This week’s Arizona Supreme Court ruling in the Brush & Nib case is being hailed by many conservatives in Arizona, as a win for religious freedom. Even with the narrow ruling, some critics worry it’s the precipice of a slippery slope.
Sept. 18, 2019
Academics Combine Forces To Fight Climate Change
Discussions related to climate change typically focus on science and data, how temperatures have risen or greenhouse gas emissions or melting icecaps, and stories have been written that fit comfortably in that genre, whether they’re dystopian or slightly more uplifting.
Sept. 18, 2019
Book Chronicles Investigation That Helped Kick-Start #MeToo
New York Times investigative reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor chronicle their work on the investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against film producer Harvey Weinstein in their new book, "She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story that Helped Ignite a Movement."
Sept. 18, 2019
Arizona Western College Offering Rebated Tuition
Arizona Western College's Yuma Promise program allows Yuma County high school grads to have their out-of-pocket tuition and fees repaid to them if they get an associate’s degree at the Yuma community college and move on to a degree program in the city from one of the state’s three public universities.
Sept. 18, 2019
New Playhouse Takes Theater Outside In Phoenix
Neon Cactus Playhouse will make its debut with a performance called “Big Shows Small Box,” in which big Broadway shows are done, as the name suggests, in a very small space. In this case, that space will also be outside.
Sept. 18, 2019
This Former Engineer Visited All 418 U.S. National Parks
After a 25-year career in the biotechnology sector, David Kroese changed paths and became one of a very small number of people who have visited all 418 national parks in the country. And he wrote a book about it.
Sept. 18, 2019
UC President Napolitano Announces Plans To Step Down
University of California President Janet Napolitano has announced she plans to step down in August 2020. Napolitano made the announcement Wednesday at a meeting of the university's Board of Regents.
Sept. 18, 2019
Arizona Storytellers: Keiona Eady
KJZZ partners with the Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers series. Keiona Eady shares a story about picking up the pieces after her mother couldn’t be there for her family.
Sept. 18, 2019
Proposal Would Bar Lawmakers From Voting On Issues Benefiting Them
There’s a new effort to keep state lawmakers from taking action on any legislation that would benefit them or their families. Paperwork for a new ballot measure was filed Tuesday with the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office.
Sept. 18, 2019
Phoenix Council Studies Police Oversight Models
Phoenix leaders are in the process of exploring civilian oversight options for the police department. On Tuesday, the council held its first work study session called by Mayor Kate Gallego.
Sept. 18, 2019
Changes To Food Stamp Program Could Hurt AZs Working Families
Fleurette Nez of Phoenix has come to rely on free dinners at the nonprofit St. Vincent de Paul and has also relied on the SNAP program since April. But the Trump administration is proposing a change to regulations that would make it harder to get benefits under SNAP, which could affect as many as 40,000 Arizonans.
Sept. 18, 2019
Pence, Ducey Lobby For USMCA Trade Deal
Vice President Mike Pence has been campaigning for support for the Trump administration’s trade agreement with Mexico and Canada, taking his pitch to groups and congressional swing districts in hopes of increasing pressure on Congress to take up the preliminary deal.
Sept. 17, 2019
ADOT Seeking Comment On SR 87 Improvements
Amid attempts to improve a stretch of State Route 87 between Fountain Hills and Payson, the Arizona Department of Transportation is using a survey to decide how to do it.
Sept. 17, 2019
Arizona Sees Its First Infections Caused By Vaping
Maricopa County is seeing the first cases of respiratory infections caused by e-cigarettes. Arizona doctors have diagnosed three cases of severe respiratory infections in the Valley caused by vaping.
Sept. 17, 2019
Former Tempe Leader Surrenders Teaching Certification
Former Tempe Preparatory Academy students accused Kolby Granville of making unwanted sexual advances and providing them alcohol while they were underage after they graduated.
Sept. 17, 2019
Scientific Forum Enumerates Heat Effects On Health, Safety, Infrastructure
The Union of Concerned Scientists on Tuesday held a forum in Washington, D.C., to discuss the effects of rising temperatures on health, safety and infrastructure. The forum was based on its July report, “Killer Heat in the United States.”
Sept. 17, 2019

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