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Flagstaffs Streetlight  Solution Could Help Other Cities
Back in 2001, Flagstaff became the first city in the country to become an official dark sky city from the International Dark Sky Association. The bulbs the city had been using for streetlights to help to preserve view of the night sky were discontinued. Here's how they fixed that problem.
Nov. 1, 2019
Sedona Celebrates Día De Los Muertos At Tlaquepaque
With a large Mexican American community in Arizona, Día de los Muertos is important to many Arizonans and in Sedona, they can celebrate at Tlaquepaque’s annual event.
Dia De Los Muertos Brings Family Together Through Tradition
Nov. 1, 2019
Raising A Glass To Arizonas Water Future
Lots of beers try to evoke specific images — think hip rooftop parties, cool, clean rivers or really interesting guys enjoying a cold one. But one new brew is trying to tell a different story: that of Arizona’s water future.
Nov. 1, 2019
Phoenix Area Vehicle Pollution Increased 291% Since 1990
The metro Phoenix area has experienced the highest increase in vehicle pollution of any large city in America since 1990.
Nov. 1, 2019
The Takeaway: Prescription Drug Costs And 2020
The rocketing cost of prescription drug prices makes the burdensome healthcare landscape more difficult to navigate for the millions of Americans that rely on a prescription.
Nov. 1, 2019
Federal Judge Dismisses Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Defamation Suit
A federal judge has dismissed former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s defamation lawsuit against three media corporations. Arpaio had sued CNN, the Huffington Post and Rolling Stone magazine claiming they published inaccurate and defamatory information that caused him to lose the 2018 Senate race.
Nov. 1, 2019
Arizona Adult Education Programs Receive Additional $500,000
After reports on stagnant funding and long waitlists for adult education programs across the state, those programs are now getting an additional $500,000. The Governor’s Office announced the injection of funding from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act on Thursday.
Nov. 1, 2019
APS Seeking $184 Million Rate Increase
Last week, we learned that APS, the state’s largest electric utility, has been earning nearly $30 million more a year than is currently authorized by the state Corporation Commission.
Nov. 1, 2019
KJZZs Friday NewsCap Nov. 1, 2019
Former state schools superintendent Jaime Molera with the firm Molera Alvarez and Julie Erfle, communications consultant at Erfle Uncuffed joined KJZZ's The Show to talk about the vote in the House to formalize the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, the latest on now-suspended Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen and more.
Nov. 1, 2019
Pipeline To Link Goodyear To Its Water
The city of Goodyear is breaking ground on a new water pipeline to get access to surface water. The city is entitled to 10,742 acre feet a year of Colorado River water and leases 7,000 acre feet a year from the Gila River Indian Community.
Nov. 1, 2019
Mayor: Despite Grisly Finding, Rocky Point Is Safe To Visit
Given that all but two of the bodies were fully skeletonized, the Sonoran beach resort's mayor says they may date back to a violent period around 2013.
Nov. 1, 2019
Dedicated Phoenix Soccer Fans Rising Up For Playoffs
When it comes to sports fans, Arizona has many varieties, from Cardinals to Suns, to Coyotes and Diamondbacks. But there’s one group of dedicated fans rising above the rest, a group that has a special connection to the Valley’s professional soccer franchise, which is trying to bring home a championship to the Phoenix faithful.
Nov. 1, 2019
Wildfires Scorch A Growing Rosarito In Baja California
California isn’t the only region dealing with devastating wildfires. South of the border in Baja California, Mexican firefighters and local authorities have squared off against quick-moving fires that have left local residents with little time to get to safety.
Nov. 1, 2019
Black Clergy Urges Phoenix To Stand With Police Chief
A group African American clergy members from the Valley delivered a letter to city leaders this week urging them to support Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams.
Oct. 31, 2019
As Solar Expands, AZ Corp Comm Eases Restrictions
State utility regulators voted this week on a set of rules that could make installing battery-storage and renewable-energy systems, like solar panels, easier and cheaper for customers.
Oct. 31, 2019
Flagstaff Sales Tax Revenue Nearly $1 Million Less Than Expected
The city of Flagstaff recently got an unwelcome surprise. Sales tax revenue for the last fiscal year came in at nearly $1 million less than expected. The shortfall was made public this month and left city officials wondering what happened.
Oct. 31, 2019
What Green New Deal Means For Future Of Work
The Green New Deal is not just the sweeping package of legislation introduced by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. That’s the first thing Craig Calhoun wants you to know about the plan.
Oct. 31, 2019
Haunted Phoenix: Sleeping Spirits At The Orpheum
The Orpheum Theatre downtown originally opened in the late 1920s. A recent renovation has helped restore it to past glory and, quite possibly, brought back some of its more spirited residents.
Oct. 31, 2019
Bodies Donated To AZ Company Used In Violent Experiments
A shuttered body parts company and its owner are the focus of a civil trial in Maricopa County Superior Court. Family members are suing Biological Resource Center and its owner Stephen Gore. They accuse the company of telling them their loved one’s bodies would be used for medical purposes when a federal investigation found that wasn’t the case.
Oct. 31, 2019
EPCOR Representatives: Johnson Utilities Is Running Out Of Money
The interim manager for Johnson Utilities says water pressure has been improving throughout its service area in the San Tan Valley, but cash flow is a different story.
Oct. 31, 2019

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