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In 2016, the number of houses and condos flipped nationwide hit a 10-year high. According to research compiled by ATTOM Data Solutions, 193,009 single-family homes and condos were flipped. In metro Phoenix, there were 7,518 flips, which means a home was sold twice within a one-year period.
Mar. 11, 2017
This week, the Peoria City Council considered partnering with Arizona State University to run a startup incubator. The three-year agreement would allow the college to work with Peoria managing a tech startup incubator.
Mar. 11, 2017
heat hiking sign
In the past week, Phoenix Fire Department has responded to multiple rescue calls from hikers, including four calls in four hours. The Phoenix area has many hiking trails that are popular among tourists and Arizona residents. But those trails also have another frequent visitor — The Phoenix Fire Department.
Mar. 11, 2017
It’s wildflower season and several parts of the state are in bloom. There are even a few surprise blooms popping up in some areas.
Mar. 11, 2017
Native Nations Rise March
Protesters gathered in Washington, D.C., Friday for The Native Nations Rise March, a march in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and native nations across the country. Here in Phoenix, activists also gathered to show their solidarity.
Mar. 10, 2017
Friday newscap
I’s time for the KJZZ Friday Newscap. Our special guest panelists this week are former legislative leader Chris Herstam and KTVK-TV’s Political Editor Dennis Welch.
Mar. 10, 2017
Newspapers
There has been a lot of talk about “fake news,” and many worry it is undermining or threatening our democracies. But is it really that much of a threat? And can laws be put in place to counter it? Germany could become the first country in Europe to use the law to stop the rise of fake news. The BBC’s Amol Rajan has details.
Mar. 10, 2017
Painting
A few years ago, the U.S. Justice Department listed art theft behind only drug and arms trading as the highest-grossing criminal trades. That includes pieces stolen from museums, but also looted from Native American reservations, and taken off the walls in people’s houses.
Mar. 10, 2017
About a decade ago, NASCAR was on its way to become the second-most popular professional sport in the U.S. But safety concerns — and a variety of other entertainment options — have brought NASCAR down from that peak.
Mar. 10, 2017
writing pen
The Arizona Educational Foundation recently held a creative writing contest and asked high school students to imagine if they were the president of the United States. Shruthi Shrinivasan won the 11th- and 12th-grade category with an essay titled “To Fix the Broken Clockwork.”
Mar. 10, 2017
Viva Phx
Tomorrow is the Viva PHX music festival downtown, featuring 103 bands from 34 different cities, on 20 different stages. Viva PHX started as a way to kind of send off bands from Arizona that were going to play at the SXSW festival in Austin. It’s put on by a music promotion company called Stateside Presents, which is owned by Charlie Levy.
Mar. 10, 2017
Arizona State Parks
More than 400 people have signed a letter urging state lawmakers to defeat HB 2369, which would eliminate a handful of state boards and commissions. We speak with Beth Woodin, former Arizona Game and Fish Commissioner and currently board president of the Arizona Heritage Alliance, and state Rep. T.J. Shope of Coolidge, the bill's main sponsor.
Mar. 10, 2017
Back in December, Uber packed up its autonomous cars from California and moved them to Arizona, over a dispute with state regulators there. Gov. Doug Ducey was on hand to welcome them here. But now Uber and California have resolved their differences, and the startup says it plans to resume testing there.
Mar. 10, 2017
Drinking fountain
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is in the middle of a first-of-its-kind drive to test for lead in the drinking water systems in more than 7,000 school buildings statewide. We speak with Miseal Cabrera, director of ADEQ.
Mar. 10, 2017
injection table
When death-row inmate Joseph Wood was executed by lethal injection in 2014, it took almost two hours for him to die. There is now a halt on all executions in Arizona, until a legal battle over how the state carries out its executions is resolved. Joining us now is Arizona Republic reporter Michael Kiefer, who has been covering this.
Mar. 10, 2017
the takeaway logo
The American Health Care Act got its first boost in the House yesterday after marathon sessions from the House Ways and Means Committee and the Energy and Commerce Committee that lasted 18 hours and 27 hours, respectively. Both committees voted in favor of the Obamacare replacement.
Mar. 10, 2017
Alfatoxins on an ear of corn
Arizona researchers have found a way to fight soil toxins that can infect corn crops and cause illness in people who consume them. The research gives corn its own defense mechanism.
Mar. 10, 2017
navajo nation seal
Tribal officials said the man who created the iconic Navajo Nation Seal has died.
Mar. 10, 2017
Healthcare advocates in Arizona are sounding the alarm over the GOP’s proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act.
Mar. 10, 2017
Arizona Supreme Court building
The Arizona Supreme court heard arguments Thursday over the recently approved minimum wage hike. The attorney for businesses hoping to void the law asked for an interpretation that could undermine a citizen’s right to pass laws.
Mar. 10, 2017

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