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Author Explores Her Immigrant Identity In Children
Alma, the little girl at the heart of the new children’s book "Alma, And How She Got Her Name" has a very long name. The book, written and illustrated by local author Juana Martinez-Neal, just won the Caldecott Medal, a prestigious prize in children's literature.
Feb. 11, 2019
ASU, Piper Trust Announce Program To Study Shocks And Stressors
Arizona State University and the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust recently announced a $15 million deal to help Phoenix-area residents deal with shocks and stressors — like heat — in a program called the ASU Knowledge Exchange for Resilience.
Feb. 11, 2019
Study To Determine Economic Impact Of AZ Universities
Arizona’s three public universities — ASU, the UA and NAU — currently have nearly 105,000 undergraduate students and more than 36,000 people work at the schools — either full or part-time.
Feb. 11, 2019
First Part Of South Mountain Freeway Opens
The first leg of the new South Mountain Freeway opens up Monday. Morning rush hour traffic will be diverted from Pecos Road onto the new Loop 202 segment. This segment will only have one lane of traffic each way on the freeway.
Feb. 11, 2019
Arizona Lawmakers Continue Debating State Income Tax Issues
Taxes and elections continue to be big topics of discussion and debate at the state capitol, but lawmakers are also reacting to new developments in the case of Hacienda HealthCare.
Feb. 11, 2019
Health Director: Moving Hacienda Patients Puts Them At Great Risk
Hacienda HealthCare announced late last week that it would be closing the doors of its facility months after news broke that a woman with severe disabilities was raped and gave birth. Then, on Friday night, Hacienda issued a statement saying the facility will, in fact, stay open.
Feb. 11, 2019
Mormon President Gives Arizona Speech To 68K Members
Mormon President Russell M. Nelson delivered a devotional speech to an estimated 68,000 Mormons on Sunday at State Farm Stadium in Glendale. It is believed to be largest church gathering in Arizona at one location.
Feb. 11, 2019
Arizona Bill Would Delay Tax Filing Deadline
With a stalemate at the Arizona Capitol over changes in income tax laws the head of the Senate Finance Committee wants to give Arizonans more time to file their returns.
Feb. 11, 2019
The Takeaway: Over 700 Victims — New Report Exposes Sexual Abuse In Southern Baptist Churches
Over the weekend, a new investigation from the Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News revealed decades of sexual abuse by church leaders and volunteers from the Southern Baptist Convention.
Feb. 11, 2019
The Takeaway: The U.S.-Iran Relationship, 40 Years After The Islamic Revolution
On this day 40 years ago, a revolution bucked the autocratic regime Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, who the U.S. helped impose, in favor of the Islamist theocracy of the Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
Feb. 11, 2019
Arizona Storytellers: Anwar Newton
KJZZ partners with the Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers series. In the latest story in the series, Anwar Newton talks about an unusual car-jacking experience.
Feb. 11, 2019
In Sonora, Hunting Means Big Business And Conservation
Just south of the Arizona border, big game hunting is big business. Every winter, thousands of foreign hunters - most from the United States - flock to the state for its trophy deer, bighorn sheep, game birds and other species. Some say hunting policies have also been a boon to conservation efforts.
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Feb. 11, 2019
Study Identifies Chemical Culprits In Honeybee Deaths
Every winter, around 1.5 million honeybee colonies from all over the U.S. are shipped to California to pollinate almond trees. But in 2014, 80,000 of these colonies suffered death and deformity. A new study offers a possible explanation.
Feb. 11, 2019
Apartment Industry Warns Of
A new market analysis conducted for the Arizona Multifamily Housing Association finds strong demand for all types of apartments: affordable, workforce and luxury — but the current supply is mostly in the upper end.
Feb. 11, 2019
Mexican Leadership Arrives At UA
For three years, Mexico’s biggest university has had an office at the University of Arizona. The new leadership in the Mexican institution’s office in Tucson expects to have an impact in the community and bilateral relations.
Feb. 11, 2019
Thousands Attend 63rd Annual VNSA Book Sale
This weekend marked the 63rd annual Volunteer Nonprofit Service Association book sale at the Arizona State fairgrounds. The event draws thousands of enthusiasts each year, including some from out of state, to peruse and purchase hundreds of thousands of used books, DVDs, audio books and more.
Feb. 10, 2019
UA Reassures Support For Basketball Program
After a second University of Arizona assistant men’s basketball coach was reportedly fired for an NCAA recruiting violation, the school’s athletic director is standing by head Coach Sean Miller and the program.
Feb. 10, 2019
Phoenix Voter Registration Deadline Approaching
The deadline to register to vote in the city of Phoenix’s upcoming election is fast approaching. Potential voters have until midnight Monday to register to vote in the upcoming special election.
Feb. 10, 2019
Controlled Fires Scheduled In Southern AZ
Low-lying vegetation in 35-thousand acres of land in Cochise County are expected to be burned in the next year. Burning the fuel in a controlled manner prevents wildfires from spreading, if they were to start in the forest.
Feb. 10, 2019
Hacienda HealthCare Will Remain Open
In a statement provided to media, Heidi Capriotti with AHCCCS said Hacienda HealthCare is willing to voluntarily permit the Arizona health department to exercise licensing authority over the intermediate care facility.
Feb. 8, 2019

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