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Robrt Pela: Review Of
"Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End" isn't so much a play as a collection of zippy one-liners lifted directly from the writing of the popular newspaper columnist and best-selling humorist, who died in 1996.
Nov. 30, 2018
Accreditor Responds To MCCCD Faculty Complaints, Rebukes Administration
The original complaint sent by the faculty association cited several decisions made by district leadership that the group believes are improper.
Nov. 30, 2018
Snow Coats Flagstaff, Closing Schools, Opening Slopes
People living in or near Flagstaff woke up to a winter wonderland this morning, more than six inches of fresh snow glittered on the ground as the sun rose.
Nov. 30, 2018
Peter Sagal Shares Life, Challenges In New Memoirs
Peter Sagal has been NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me host through most of its run. But Sagal’s new memoir, "The Incomplete Book of Running," reveals things about him that most of us didn’t know.
Nov. 30, 2018
You Racist, Sexist Bigot — A Documentary To Raise Consciousness
Two years ago, Pita Juarez and Matty Steinkamp began making a film documenting what it’s like to be a minority in our country right now. They found people in Phoenix whose stories often go untold and they called it “You Racist, Sexist Bigot.”
Nov. 30, 2018
Arizona, Mexico Officials Meeting In Sonora
Arizona government and business leaders are joining their counterparts south of the border for the annual meeting of the Arizona-Mexico Commission this week in Sonora, Mexico.
Nov. 30, 2018
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It’s time for our Friday NewsCap and some voices from the news this week.
Nov. 30, 2018
Do We Need To Re-Think
There are a lot of restaurants that promote “farm-to-table” menus, and many shoppers are thinking more now about locally-sourced food. But are we thinking about that in the right way?
Nov. 30, 2018
Despite Voter Turnout, Is There Still A Voting Crisis?
It’s being called an historic election for voter turnout here in Arizona and around the country. But, according to Joseph Garcia with the Morrison Institute for Public Policy, the fact that it rained last night doesn’t mean we’re not in a drought still.
Nov. 30, 2018
Did Gerrymandering Prevent A Stronger Blue Wave?
Democrats were able to regain the majority in the U.S. House with the results of this month’s election. But could it have been an even better day for progressives if gerrymandering hadn’t been put in place by GOP-controlled legislatures in a few states?
Nov. 30, 2018
Maricopa Community College Faculty, Workers Criticize Provision Changes
The Maricopa County Community College District is in the midst of massive change. Early this year, the District’s Governing Board eliminated the “meet and confer” provision. That departure was criticized by a number of faculty members.
Nov. 30, 2018
The Takeaway: Inside The Pentagon: First-Ever Audit Exposes Massive Accounting Fraud
In 2017, the Pentagon announced it had been ordered to complete the first-ever audit in its history. But the firms hired to do it said they couldn’t complete the audit. It just can’t be done, they said. Why? Because the Pentagon’s books are a mess of irregularities and mistakes.
Nov. 30, 2018
Lawmakers Press For Fingerprinting Of Detention Camp Staff
As lawmakers called Thursday for stricter background checks and a public hearing to further investigate problems at a massive detention camp for migrant teens, the agency responsible for the shelter said it could take as long as a month to complete FBI fingerprint scans for the 2,100 staffers working there.
Nov. 30, 2018
Health Insurance Open Enrollment Slow So Far In Arizona
Arizonans who don't get health insurance through their employers or qualify for Medicaid don't appear to be rushing to buy individual plans for 2019, despite a looming Dec. 15 open enrollment deadline.
Nov. 30, 2018
Funding Comes Together For Nogales Cold Inspection Facility
Nogales produce importers are hoping that a cold inspection facility at the border could help extend the import season.
Nov. 30, 2018
With Tax Cuts And Wage Hikes, Cautious Optimism On Border
Mexico’s incoming president has promised dramatic policy changes for the country’s border region. The goal is to promote economic development with lower taxes and higher wages.
More News From KJZZ's Hermosillo Bureau
Nov. 30, 2018
Ducey To Ask For $30M In Budget Plan For Drought
Negotiations on a drought plan for Arizona took a step forward on Thursday. The head of the state water department said Gov. Doug Ducey will ask for significant state dollars — $30 million — in his upcoming budget proposal to help make the Drought Contingency Plan a reality.
Nov. 29, 2018
DOJ Offers Grant To Address Crimes In Indian Country
The U.S. Department of Justice is offering funding to help public safety agencies deal with violent crime in Indian country.
Nov. 29, 2018
Ex-Valley Metro Executive Gets Job With NC Light Rail
A North Carolina light-rail transit project is using a consultant who pleaded guilty in September to a fraud charge linked to his work as chief executive at Valley Metro.
Nov. 29, 2018
Study: Southeastern Arizona Needs Two Ports Of Entry
Southeastern Arizona took a small but crucial step this week toward a new port of entry after a review from the federal government.
Nov. 29, 2018

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