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Cactus Spines Serve Several Purposes
The shape of a jumping cholla's spines allows them to reproduce asexually, by steadfastly sticking to an unsuspecting traveler before falling off and taking root.
Feb. 7, 2019
Congressional Subcommittee Digs Into Family Separations
Members of the new Congress aim to unravel exactly what went on inside the executive branch in 2018 when undocumented migrant families were separated at the U.S. border with Mexico.
Feb. 7, 2019
What Is Happening With The Colorado River Drought Plans?
States that rely on the Colorado River for their water supplies are currently unable to finish a series of agreements that would keep its biggest reservoirs, Lake Mead and Lake Powell, from dropping to levels not seen since they were filled decades ago.
Feb. 7, 2019
CBP Responds After Nogales Condemns Border Project
The federal agency that asked the Pentagon to shore up the border fence with sharp concertina wire says it needed to add still more wire because smugglers were cutting the wire.
Feb. 7, 2019
Arizona Legislature Takes Second Look At The Nunchuck Ban
A law banning nunchucks in Arizona is now going through the process of being lifted.
Feb. 7, 2019
Governor Ducey Issues Executive Order Enhancing Protections For People With Disabilities
After a 29-year-old woman with severe disabilities was raped and impregnated, allegedly by her nurse, Governor Doug Ducey yesterday issued an executive order that calls for more protections for people with disabilities …
Feb. 7, 2019
Sounds Of The City: Teaching Youth To Speak The Language Of Jazz
Listen to the sounds of Pam Morita teaching high school students how to improvise when they play jazz at The Nash in downtown Phoenix. If you have suggestions or hear things that make Phoenix, Phoenix, send us a note at theshow@kjzz.org.
Feb. 7, 2019
Free Speech Or Discrimination? A View From AZ, CO
A central question related to LGBTQ rights may again be headed to the U.S. Supreme Court: Can businesses turn away customers because they object to what they’re asking for — weddings invitations or a cake?
Emotions Run High As Arizona Business Fights Anti-Discrimination Law
Feb. 7, 2019
Rising Consumer Debt Isn
Americans are carrying more consumer debt than almost ever before. That’s credit card debt, student loans, car loans, etc. According to the Wall Street Journal, it will all top $4 trillion in 2019. That’s bad, right? Not according to Andrew Hunter.
Feb. 7, 2019
Bill To Allow State To Pay For Part Of KidsCare Approved By Committee
A state Senate committee has approved a bill that would allow Arizona’s health care program for low-income children to continue, even if the feds stop paying for all of it. Senate Bill 1134 removes a trigger in the KidsCare program, which freezes it if federal support drops below 100%.
Feb. 7, 2019
Obesity May Be A Problem For Retiring Football Players
NFL players can often weigh more than 300 pounds and coaches can encourage them to get even bigger. Since the players are young, they may not experience health problems related to weight while they’re playing. But that may change significantly once they leave the field.
Feb. 7, 2019
This New Service Helps Homeless People Get Around
If you’ve ever been in the hospital, you know how important it is to have someone there to pick you up and take you home. But what if you didn’t have a home to go to? And there was no one to take you there?
Feb. 7, 2019
The Fate Of Arizona Mail-In Ballots Still In Debate
The state Senate has given it’s preliminary OK to a bill that would make changes to the state’s early voting system, but it’s future still remains unclear. Senator Michelle Ugenti-Rita, a Scottsdale Republican, sponsored SB 1046, which says voters that get their ballots in the mail can only return it in the mail.
Feb. 7, 2019
Arizona Film Festival Highlights Women In The Industry
Arizona is home to a lot of film festivals, and just this month there are four you can check out. But there’s a relatively young festival opening this weekend that is unique for the Valley. It’s called the Worldwide Women’s Film Festival.
Feb. 7, 2019
Some Colleges Try Lowering Tuition
A number of colleges and universities have reduced their sticker prices recently. Some see the move as a way to attract more applicants, but how common is this among universities, and does it actually impact what students pay to go to college?
Feb. 7, 2019
New Book Explains America
Put a disparate group of 12 people together in a small room. Assume they don’t have much in common, and then expect them to agree on a person’s fate or a business’ future. That could be asking a lot. But that’s the foundation of the jury system in the U.S.
Feb. 7, 2019
The Takeaway: Trump
At his State of the Union speech, President Trump lashed out against what he called, "ridiculous, partisan investigations," surrounding his administration.
Feb. 7, 2019
Is It Possible To Care For Dolphins In Arizona?
Dolphinaris Arizona will close starting this weekend, for an unspecified amount of time. The facility is bringing in outside experts to investigate why four dolphins have died there since 2017. Protesters like Danielle Riley say want to see the attraction close permanently.
Feb. 7, 2019
Coconino Wants To Extend Tourism Season At Grand Canyon
Citing a study commissioned by the county, the Coconino County Board of Supervisors said they will push for the North Rim of the Grand Canyon to expand their tourism season.
Feb. 7, 2019
Arizona Measure To End Drop Off Of Mail-In Ballot On Election Day Moves Forward
Republican senators voted to block those who get early ballots from simply dropping them off. Senate Bill 1046 would not deny the right to vote to those who don't drop their ballots into mail in time to arrive by Election Day.
Feb. 7, 2019

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