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KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week.
Oct. 5, 2018
Shooter Asks For Release of Investigation Documents
Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter is fighting a court battle with Arizona Rep. Michelle Ugenti-Rita after a House of Representatives report found she was one of at least seven women who were sexually harassed by Shooter during his time in office.
Oct. 5, 2018
The Takeaway: Can Our District Attorneys Reform American Criminal Justice?
Advocates for police reform have long looked to lawmakers in hopes of addressing the social inequities baked into the criminal justice system. But there's another layer of bureaucracy that may prove effective in transforming how the system doles out justice: our nation's district attorneys.
Oct. 5, 2018
Son Of Immigrants Argues Against Open Borders
Finding common ground on immigration reform at the federal level has been difficult — at least when it comes to actually firming up solutions.
Oct. 5, 2018
New U.S. Unemployment Numbers Show Promise
The latest U.S. unemployment numbers are out this morning, and the basic figures look very good. But is everyone benefiting?
Oct. 5, 2018
WATCH: Senate Cloture Vote On Kavanaugh
The U.S. Senate is taking a procedural vote on whether or not to move Judge Brett Kavanaugh's U.S. Supreme Court nomination forward. Watch the proceedings on the Senate floor.
Oct. 5, 2018
Flagstaff Grapples With Growing Pains
Once a quiet college town in the mountains, Flagstaff has become a bustling city that has no place to grow. The Arizona Board of Regents set a goal for NAU to increase enrollment to almost 34,900 students by 2025. The school's currently on track to meet that goal. But many Flagstaff locals are feeling the growing pains.
Flagstaff Program Keeps Homeless Housed
Oct. 5, 2018
 Arizonans Compete At The State Fair
From embroidery to sock monkeys, if you can imagine it, there’s probably a category for it at the Arizona State Fair. And MaryEllen Simmons totally wants you to enter. The Arizona State Fair is open Oct. 5 through the 28th.
Oct. 5, 2018
Scottsdale School District Settles Suit With AZ
The Arizona Attorney General’s Office and the Scottsdale Unified School District have reached a settlement in a civil lawsuit regarding several district construction projects.
Oct. 4, 2018
Rocky Point Recovers From Hurricane Rosa Flooding
Torrential rains from Tropical Storm Rosa left the popular Mexican beach destination Rocky Point flooded earlier this week. But cleanup efforts are underway.
Oct. 4, 2018
Hear The Phoenix Mayoral Debate
Democrats Kate Gallego and Daniel Valenzuela, Republican Moses Sanchez and Libertarian Nicholas Sarwark are all vying to replace Greg Stanton, who resigned as Phoenix mayor in May to focus on his congressional race.
Oct. 4, 2018
Phoenix VA Medical Center Still A 1-Star Facility
The Department of Veterans Affairs released its end of fiscal year 2018 hospital star ratings, which looks at quality of care at VA Medical Centers across the country. Several centers made significant improvements, but Phoenix wasn’t one of them.
Oct. 4, 2018
SRP: Record Rainfall Didn
Remnants of a tropical storm dropped a record amount of rain on Arizona on Tuesday. So what going to happen to the state’s reservoirs?
Oct. 4, 2018
Modest Fashion Meets High End Fashion
Modest fashion used to be something associated with certain religions. Not anymore. Big name brands like DKNY, Dolce & Gabbana and Burberry have all begun to incorporate modest looks into their lines.
Oct. 4, 2018
Fife Symington Considering Run For Arizona Senate Seat
Fife Symington, Arizona's 19th governor, is considering re-entering politics. The once pardoned politician could go head to head with a former foe over John McCain's open U.S. Senate seat.
Oct. 4, 2018
The History Of Politics In Supreme Court Nominations
The U.S. Supreme Court, or at least the nomination and confirmation steps, have been highly partisan, off and on, for more than a century.
Oct. 4, 2018
Sounds Of The City: Instrument Maker
Listen to Joe Willie Smith, playing sonic sculptures he constructed out of found material. Some of his work is on display now, at the Mesa Arts Center.
Oct. 4, 2018
Companies Turn Inward Brand Ambassadors
Last year, advertisers spent more money on digital advertising than television spots. And social media ‘influencers’ on YouTube and Instagram are a big part of that. So some companies, like Macy’s, are turning to their own employees to be their online brand ambassadors.
Oct. 4, 2018
The Changing Face Of Retail — Through A Camera Lens
Drive around the Phoenix area and you can see plenty of empty, large, often-times brown buildings that used to house superstores. Photographer Jesse Rieser has been doing this and documenting what he’s calling “the retail apocalypse."
Oct. 4, 2018
Attempt To End Immigration Program Blocked By Federal Judge
A federal judge has issued a temporary injunction blocking the Trump administration’s attempt to end a federal immigration program known as temporary protected status.
Oct. 4, 2018

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