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Phoenix Suns Appoint James Jones Full-Time General Manager
The Phoenix Suns have removed the interim tag from general manager James Jones and hired Jeff Bower as senior vice president of basketball operations. The team also said Thursday that Trevor Bukstein will stay as assistant general manager.
Apr. 11, 2019
White Nationalists Embrace Classics Of Greece, Rome
The public presence of so-called white nationalists has increased dramatically over the past few years. Things that may have been written or espoused in the dark corners of the web are now being seen in much more open spaces — including college and university campuses.
Apr. 11, 2019
Chamber VP: Professional License Law Is A
On Wednesday, Gov. Ducey signed into law a bill that says anyone with a professional license in another state can come to Arizona and be allowed to practice here without further state review. It’s the first of its kind in the nation. This was a major legislative priority for the governor.
Apr. 11, 2019
Bondurant School Finds New Owners After Bankruptcy
The internationally renowned Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving recently hit a rough patch on a very bumpy financial track, leading the Chandler-based facility to make a dramatic leadership u-turn.
Apr. 11, 2019
Violence Against Women Act Proves Contentious In Congress
The Violence Against Women Act has become a lightning rod in a divided Congress, and that has many on-the-ground providers on edge. Last week, two months after the House let it lapse, the House of Representatives voted to renew the landmark legislation — with many Republicans voting against it.
Apr. 11, 2019
Does Modern Tech Actually Make Us More Efficient?
It's conventional wisdom that technology can make us more efficient — dishwashers save us time in front of the sink and algorithms can help find a compatible mate. But The Show's guest isn’t so sure that the latest and greatest tech these days is making us more efficient.
Apr. 11, 2019
The Takeaway: New Tax Bill Will Make It Illegal For IRS To Offer Free E-Filing Option
If you're one of the millions of people who use TurboTax or a similar service to help you prepare your returns, it's probably because filing your taxes is often a complicated process. The Taxpayer First Act would enshrine the status quo into law, keeping taxpayers dependent on tax preparing software to help them file returns every year.
Apr. 11, 2019
Gov. Ducey Heading To Border To Meet Vice President Pence
Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey plans to meet with Vice President Mike Pence in southern Arizona and get a status update on the border. Ducey says he will meet with Pence Thursday afternoon as the vice president tours the border at Nogales.
Apr. 11, 2019
MCCD Leader Faces A Vote Of No Confidence
Maria Harper-Marinick, chancellor of the Maricopa County Community College District, is facing a vote of no confidence. That effort is being led by the colleges’ faculty association — with members in the process of casting votes among each of the 10 colleges’ faculty senates.
Apr. 11, 2019
Maryvale Is Finally Reopening A Hospital And ER
Maryvale has been without a central emergency room for more than a year since its hospital closed in 2017. But now, Maricopa Integrated Health System, the public teaching hospital and safety net system of care for Maricopa County, is stepping in.
Apr. 11, 2019
Luke AFB To Test Water After Contamination Found
When fighter jets land at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, fire crews use a flame retardant foam to prevent petroleum-based fires. The Air Force has stopped using the highly toxic chemical and will begin testing for traces of it in communities near the base.
Apr. 11, 2019
Untold Arizona: Ancient Ground Stones
Arizona has only been a state for about 100 years, but people of course have been living in this region for thousands. This is evident in the ground stones they left behind.
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Apr. 11, 2019
Untold Arizona: Why
Arizona’s warm climate, financial incentives and varied geography have long attracted filmmakers to the state. The 1955 movie-musical "Oklahoma!" was filmed in the San Rafael Valley, a small patch of land in southern Arizona about 40 miles east of Nogales.
📷 An Aerial View Of The San Rafael Valley
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Apr. 11, 2019
Even In Arid West, Federal Rule Change For Waterways Matters
Big Arizona waterways like the Salt River fall under the federal Clean Water Act, as do some of their tributaries. But exactly which tributaries are covered by the Act has led to many legal fights since it first passed in 1972. The latest battle is over a rollback of rules from the Obama administration that defined a so-called “Water of the United States.”
Apr. 11, 2019
What Can YouTube Do To Curb Extremist And Questionable Content?
Some of the largest tech companies in the world — such as Facebook and Twitter — have faced dramatic criticism for not doing enough to crackdown on questionable content. YouTube also falls into that category, as critics argue, for not doing enough to address extremist views in videos
Apr. 10, 2019
Elder Law Attorneys Needed As Aging Population Grows
As the population grows older, more attorneys are practicing elder law. That’s according to an article in the American Bar Association Journal. But that trend isn’t being seen in Arizona.
Apr. 10, 2019
Study Says Economic Impact Of Violence Reaches A Historic High In Mexico
According to a new study, Mexico had one of its most violent years in 2018. The lack of peace had a historic high impact on the country’s economy, costing $268 billion. But the new government has an opportunity to change that.
Apr. 10, 2019
Mexican Officials Stopping Migrants From Heading North
For years, migrants hoping to reach the southern border of the United States have crossed by land from Central America and into Mexico. Fronteras Desk senior field correspondent Jorge Valencia traveled from KJZZ’s Mexico City Bureau to Mexico's southern border this week.
Apr. 10, 2019
Study Will Test CBD Gel
A study will soon be underway to see if an experimental CBD gel, which does not contain psychoactive properties, could help treat some common behaviors in children and adolescents with a condition known as Fragile X syndrome.
Apr. 10, 2019
Arizona First State To Match Job Licenses For New Residents
Arizona will allow doctors, manicurists, home inspectors and just about anyone else who needs a license to do their job to work in the state if they're already licensed elsewhere.
Apr. 10, 2019

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