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9th Circuit: Arizona DCS Must Defend Foster Care Cases
The Arizona Department of Child Safety has to defend how it handles the more than 14,000 children in foster care now and all those who will be there in the future. That’s the unanimous ruling Friday from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on a 2015 lawsuit that was originally filed on behalf of 10 children.
Apr. 27, 2019
Mohave County Expects Influx Of Visitors For Dueling Events
This weekend, thousands of visitors are expected to make their way to the western part of the state, for both the Desert Storm Poker Run on Lake Havasu and the Laughlin River Run along Route 66.
Apr. 27, 2019
Arizona Gov. Ducey Appoints New Supreme Court Justice
Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed a state court of appeals judge to fill a vacancy on the Arizona Supreme Court. Ducey on Friday named James P. Beene to the state's high court. He replaces Justice John Pelander, who retired on March 1.
Apr. 27, 2019
Report Ranks Maricopa County No. 1 In Health, Santa Cruz No. 1 In Longevity
Maricopa is the healthiest county in Arizona, according to a report from County Rankings and Roadmaps. Justin Rivas, a network strategist for the organization, says there are multiple factors that contribute to the ranking.
Apr. 26, 2019
Tomato Prices Projected To Increase By 40 Percent, ASU Professor Says
“If we look on an annual basis, that will impact some of the most important tomatoes imported from Mexico by almost double. You know, we're looking at 95 percent increase for it's called tomatoes on vine, 70 percent for buying ripe tomatoes and 100 percent for Roma tomatoes.”
Apr. 26, 2019
Judge Rules Against Former Theranos Exec During SEC Trial
A principal of former blood-testing company Theranos Inc. is back in court again. This time the hearing involves the company's former president hounding employees. Theranos President Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani was blocked by a judge from collecting information after clinic employees reported his behavior.
Apr. 26, 2019
May Road Closures Planned For Loop 202 Repairs
The Arizona Department of Transportation will be making freeway improvements next month that will cause a complete closure of portions of the Loop 202.
Apr. 26, 2019
Teachers Who Struck Still See Needs In AZ Classrooms
As Arizona legislators work on the state budget, teachers are starting to organize to raise awareness about outstanding needs in schools. “The teaching crisis is real,” teacher Maria Leyva said. “We have full-time subs, emergency certified people, contracted people from outside the district, it’s hitting the more affluent areas.”
Apr. 26, 2019
#RedForEd One Year Later: A National Perspective
It’s been one year since tens of thousands of teachers walked out of their classrooms and marched on the Arizona state Capitol, in what became a week-long strike. Arizona was just one of many states that saw teachers harnessing their political power last year as they demanded higher pay..
Apr. 26, 2019
#RedForEd One Year Later: Getting On The Ballot
The #RedForEd strike ended when lawmakers approved a new state budget, which included Gov. Ducey’s proposal for a 20 percent teacher pay raise by 2020. But many people in the education world said, and continue to say, that the plan wasn’t enough.
Apr. 26, 2019
Latino Group Wants To Clear Up Misperceptions In America
As tension over immigration reform and border security continues to boil over, a number of Latinos feel there is a misperception about how American they may be.
Apr. 26, 2019
Clarendon Hotel Is Renovating Memorial To Journalist Don Bolles
Most Arizonans know the story. In June 1976, Arizona Republic investigative reporter Don Bolles was murdered when his car was blown up after a career of exposing organized crime. Since then, the Clarendon has been deemed a historic site in journalism.
Apr. 26, 2019
Cardinals Get First Draft Pick After Abysmal Season
The Arizona Cardinals had the first pick in last night’s NFL Draft — because they had the worst record in the league last season. Despite choosing a quarterback — Josh Rosen — in last year’s first round, the team did it again, making Heisman Trophy-winner Kyler Murray of Oklahoma the top choice.
Apr. 26, 2019
Center On The Future Of War Holds Conference On Security
Security is a word and concept that has become increasingly prevalent in our lives as more of us are tied to our smartphones and the internet almost every minute we’re awake. But in the bigger picture, security also encompasses the military, international conflicts and foreign policy.
Apr. 26, 2019
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KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with communications consultant Julie Erfle and Doug Cole, Chief Operating Officer at HighGround.
Apr. 26, 2019
Powwow To Focus On Missing, Murdered Native American Women
One of the largest annual gatherings of indigenous people in the United States begins Friday in New Mexico, where organizers of the two-day powwow say they want to build awareness around the deaths and disappearances of Native American women.
Apr. 26, 2019
Lemonade Might Be The Official AZ Drink After All
Reversing course, state senators agreed to give a Gilbert teen one more chance to make his case that lemonade is the best drink to represent Arizona.
Apr. 26, 2019
Report On Deadly Helicopter Crash Doesn
The National Transportation Safety Board has released its preliminary findings about a deadly crash of an experimental helicopter earlier this month northeast of Phoenix. However, an exact cause of the April 16 crash wasn't revealed in the NTSB report released Thursday.
Apr. 26, 2019
Number Of Mexican Gray Wolves In The U.S. Is Growing
This is a slight increase over previous years. The numbers are fairly fluid, but average around 10 percent. There are about 131 Mexican wolves in the country, of which 64 are in Arizona. The rest are in New Mexico, the only state where these wolves live.
Apr. 26, 2019
Phoenix’s All About Comics: All About Pop Culture And Collectibles
In the era of Amazon, running a brick and mortar bookstore is more challenging than ever. Several local, independent stores are succeeding by offering events and creating community spaces. For one store in central Phoenix, it’s about filling a niche in the market — a niche that may not be as profitable for the next generation.
The Business Of Books: Phoenix-Area Bookstores Connecting Communities
Apr. 26, 2019

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