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Tempe Adopts Rules For Electric Scooters
“Ultimately, I think riding bikes and scooters in the city of Tempe will be safer tomorrow than it is today as a result of this ordinance,” said Councilman Randy Keating.
Aug. 16, 2019
New Rules About Legal Immigration Could Hurt Older Immigrants
On Monday, the Trump administration announced it would look at whether people who entered the U.S. legally and are seeking permanent status received public assistance when deciding whether to grant legal status -- the new rules could hurt older immigrants and those who care for Arizona’s aging population.
Aug. 16, 2019
Study: Older Adults Prefer To View World Through Positive Filter
A new study from the University of Southern California examined how older adults see the world compared to their younger counterparts. Turns out, older adults actually prefer to view their world through a positive filter.
Aug. 16, 2019
Tracing The Migrant Journey: On The Ground In Tapachula, Mexico
During the month of August, reporters from KJZZ's Fronteras Desk will be taking us to some of the key places migrants are traveling in hopes of a better life in the U.S. Rodrigo Cervantes is now in a city in southern Mexico that could be heaven, hell or someplace in between for thousands of migrants.
Aug. 16, 2019
Last Day To Request Early Ballot For Phoenix Special Election
Friday is the last day for registered voters to request an early ballot for the Phoenix special election. Residents will be able to make decisions on two city propositions related to the future of light rail and pension reform.
Aug. 16, 2019
(Un)Affordable: How Did Arizona End Up With A Housing Crisis?
Arizona has a reputation for being an affordable place to live. But rents in Phoenix are on the rise, and over the past few years we've faced a growing shortage of affordable housing. So what's causing prices to increase so fast?
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Aug. 16, 2019
9th Circuit Rules On Immigration Case Tied To Drug Trafficking Conviction
A recent 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision involving a Mexican woman in Arizona said people can be removed from the United States after being convicted. Court documents said Eva Isabel Gonzalez Romo had a green card when she was convicted in Arizona of solicitation to possess marijuana for sale.
Aug. 15, 2019
Report: Arizona Prison Director Slow To React To Broken Locks At Lewis Prison
Locks failed for years at an Arizona prison, but Corrections Director Charles Ryan failed to appreciate the seriousness of the problem until he saw video on TV, according to a report.
Aug. 15, 2019
K-12 Schools Receiving More Money This Year From AZ
Arizona’s K through 12 schools will receive $21 million more than last year. School districts will receive $342 million in the fiscal year 2020.
Aug. 15, 2019
County Offers Mental Health Service To Felony Offenders
The Show spoke with Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, whose office is launching a partnership to offer treatment instead of incarceration for some felony offenders who are designated as "seriously mentally ill."
Aug. 15, 2019
Endangered Species Act Frustrates Some Landowners
Announced changes to the Endangered Species Act are expected to go into effect next month. The modifications will be prospective and apply to new additions in the endangered species list. Environmental groups are concerned about the changes, but some observers say the impact is most likely to be incremental.
Aug. 15, 2019
Sounds Of The City: Picking Peaches At Schnepf Farms In Queen Creek
Listen to Joe Bastek picking peaches with his family at Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek. If you have suggestions or hear things that make Phoenix Phoenix, send us a note at [email protected]
Aug. 15, 2019
Arizona Lawsuit Reveals Gender Pay Gap In Universities
Research has found there is a gender pay gap in higher education, although the amount can vary. The Show reached out to Anne Hedgepeth, director of federal policy at the American Association of University Women, to talk about the issue.
Aug. 15, 2019
What Will AZ Farmers Do When China Stops Buying American Ag Products?
China has said it would officially stop buying American agricultural products. That’ll likely have a big impact on Arizona farmers. To talk about what that might look like, The Show reached out to Chelsea McGuire, director of government relations at the Arizona Farm Bureau.
Aug. 15, 2019
My Sisters Closet Co-Founder On Shifting Attitudes Toward Secondhand Fashion
J.C. Penney is looking to rebuild its brand with secondhand fashion. The company announced the closure of dozens of stores earlier this year, but now, it’s partnering with online resale platform thredUP in an attempt to bring a new energy — and a new customer — to the chain.
Aug. 15, 2019
Northbound Mill Avenue Reopens In Time For ASU Move-In
Northbound Mill Avenue will reopen Friday, Aug. 16 just as Arizona State University students move in for the new school year.
Aug. 15, 2019
New Law Allows Federal Trials In Additional Arizona Cities
A new law will make Arizona’s court system more accessible. Federal court proceedings are now allowed in more Arizona cities.
Aug. 15, 2019
Presidential Candidates To Address Native American Issues
The National Congress of American Indians and Four Directions will host a first-ever presidential candidate forum to address issues facing Native Americans on Aug. 19 in Iowa.
Aug. 15, 2019
Amy Silverman: Sand Dollars
Heading off to college means big changes for a child. And even bigger adjustments for the parents. Commentator Amy Silverman is beginning that journey.
Aug. 15, 2019
FDA Finds No E. Coli, Salmonella Contamination In Yuma Romaine Lettuce
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday that no widespread E. coli or salmonella contamination was found in romaine lettuce from the Yuma growing region following testing.
Aug. 15, 2019

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