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KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein and other panelists moderate a debate between Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick and Republican Lea Marquez Peterson in the race to replace Republican Martha McSally. Kirkpatrick and Peterson are vying for the seat in southern Arizona's 2nd Congressional District.
Oct. 9, 2018
Grant Could Support U.S.-Mexico Higher Ed Collaboration
The U.S. State Department launched a new grant competition Tuesday to help build partnerships between U.S. and Mexican universities.
Oct. 9, 2018
Mesa Investigating Potential Election Law Violation Over Misleading Texts
Mesa residents alerted the city last week that they were getting messages from a group calling itself "Democrats For Mayor Giles."
Oct. 9, 2018
HPV Vaccination Now Available To Ages 27 To 45
The federal government has expanded the use of a vaccine that protects against the sexually transmitted disease HPV. The Guardasil 9 vaccine has now been approved for people between the ages of 9 and 45.
Oct. 9, 2018
Group Searches For Victims Of Illegal Detentions
A justice advocacy organization based in Mexico City is trying to locate migrants who were illegally detained in Arizona by former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The group is helping to connect those migrants to a compensation fund.
Oct. 9, 2018
Arizona Breaks September Heat Records
Arizona had its warmest September ever recorded, with temperatures reaching 119 degrees in parts of the state.
Oct. 9, 2018
Southern Arizona Tribe Still Assessing Damage After Storm
A Native American tribe in southern Arizona says damage assessments continue after last week's heavy rainfall threatened a 22-foot-high earthen dam and forced some evacuations.
Oct. 9, 2018
Group Protests No Access To Shelter Conference
About 20 people voiced their objection to not being allowed to attend an informal settlement conference Tuesday between state officials and Southwest Key Programs, which operates shelters for undocumented immigrant children in Arizona.
Oct. 9, 2018
Why Did The Suns Fire GM Days Before Start Of Season?
Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver fired the team’s general manager, Ryan McDonough on Monday — a little more than a week before the start of the season.
Oct. 9, 2018
From Carson To Netflix: The History Of Stand-up Comedy
Today, the mark that you’ve made it for any stand-up comedian is getting your own Netflix special. But before Netflix, there was the "Tonight Show with Johnny Carson" or the "Ed Sullivan Show" before that.
Oct. 9, 2018
The Takeaway: Narrative Over
When national media talks about the rural populations in the United States, they usually talk about white people. But this overlooks a large population or black people living in rural areas.
Oct. 9, 2018
Understanding Prop 306 And Clean Elections
Arizona’s Clean Elections system of public campaign financing has been under fire since voters approved it in 1998. Lawmakers and the U.S. Supreme Court have gutted some of its provisions, but the Citizens Clean Elections Commission remains in place.
Oct. 9, 2018
Lawsuit Against CA Raises Net Neutrality Questions
The U.S. Justice Department has sued California over its net neutrality law. California Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed the measure, which was in response to the FCC’s decision to repeal net neutrality in 2017, which took effect this past June.
Oct. 9, 2018
How Big Philanthropists Affect Public Policy
It’s not hard to come up with the name of someone who’s given a lot of money to a cause: Michael Bloomberg, the Koch Brothers and Tom Steyer are among the most prominent. But, philanthropy is having a bigger impact on public policy and society than that.
Oct. 9, 2018
Arizona Could Be Facing Much Hotter Temps
The United Nations’ scientific panel on climate change issued an alarming report on Monday that holds some dire warnings for our planet’s future if we don’t drastically change course.
Oct. 9, 2018
AZ Men More Likely To Die From Suicide Than Women
Men in Arizona are three times as likely to commit suicide than women. That’s according to a new report from the joint efforts of the ASU Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety and the Arizona Violent Death Reporting System.
Oct. 9, 2018
AZ Universities Working To Provide Real-Time Flood Data
Arizona’s three public universities are among the colleges and government agencies taking part in a new research project. The plan is to develop an information system that connects residents and first responders during a flood with up-to-the-minute, localized information.
Oct. 9, 2018
The Takeaway: Trump Declares War On Poverty Over; Residents Of Rural North Carolina Still Struggling To Get By
Last July, a report from the Trump Administration declared the War on Poverty largely over, in an attempt to justify adding work requirements for access to Medicaid. In a new series by the Center for Public Integrity, we spotlight struggling communities around the country.
Oct. 9, 2018
The Pulse: Different Country, Different Medicine
Medicine, healthcare — even illness — vary from country to country. Those differences are driven by tradition, culture, even politics. On this episode, we get a history lesson on Mexico’s approach to birth control.
Oct. 9, 2018
Amtrak Plans To Keep Southwest Chief Train Route Running
Amtrak says the Southwest Chief train route connecting Chicago to Los Angeles with stops in Colorado will stay in operation as is for at least another year.
Oct. 9, 2018

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