These are especially turbulent times in Washington, D.C., with investigations into Russian connections to President Donald Trump’s Cabinet, concerns about the future of the Affordable Care Act and regulatory changes. Will Democrats be able to work with their Republican colleagues and Trump?
With the Trump administration stepping up immigration enforcement and the divisive rhetoric surrounding immigrants in our country, politicians are speaking out on both sides of the issue. But, not everyone is toeing the party line. We speak to Arizona state Rep. Tony Rivero is a conservative Republican who represents Peoria and some of Sun City.
As Arizona’s medical marijuana sales rise, more dispensaries are opening in Phoenix. Last month, the city’s Board of Adjustment approved an application for a dispensary that will be located within 500 feet of a residential district, near the corner of Central Avenue and Thomas Road.
Let’s look now at reaction to the early months of the Trump administration closer to home. There are rallies planned in Phoenix tomorrow — one at the state Capitol and the other an Encanto Park. KJZZ’s Matt Casey will be reporting on both events and joins us now.
Competition for IT professionals in the valley is spiking, and is expected get even more intense as the tech industry continues to expand. That has some state agencies worried about hanging on to their tech employees.
The Arizona Department of Transportation is giving homeless veterans camping out on state land more time to relocate. Almost 30 people have been living in tents in a camp near the Loop 202 and the Salt River.
A groundwater basin underneath northwest Arizona will soon be closely examined to see the effects of future pumping. The Prescott City Council approved a million-dollar contract this week to model the water supply in Big Chino Sub-basin, which comes from the Verde River.
If the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the phrase "Native American fashion" is buckskin and turquoise, there’s a lot more to it. Jessica Metcalfe created a space for them to showcase and sell their work when she started the online store Beyond Buckskin.
Another jaguar has come through southern Arizona. It's only the third seen in the state since 2011. A trail camera photographed the rare animal in the Dos Cabezas Mountains about 60 miles north of the border in November 2016.
There may be more potential to find new treatments for different types of cancer in our four-legged friends than in lab mice and rats. That’s something Nicole Ehrhart, professor of surgical oncology at Colorado State University, studies.
ADOT opened up the field in a contest for you to submit your own potentially-famous safety slogans, and the results are in. KJZZ’s Katherine Fritcke, our Morning Edition producer, made the cut! And she’s here with us now. Katherine, welcome.