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 Expert: Prison Health Care Should Be Public, Not Private
An expert hired by a federal judge to review Arizona’s prison health care system says the state is wasting money and risking patient safety by forcing the Department of Corrections to contract with a private vendor.
Oct. 4, 2019
Chaos Theory Art Experience Celebrates 20th Year At First Friday
Chaos Theory, an art experience one day a year that showcases one piece of art from 80 different artists, has become a staple stop for First Friday-goers. Today it celebrates its 20th year.
Oct. 4, 2019
KJZZs Friday NewsCap Oct. 4, 2019
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week.
Oct. 4, 2019
Pima County Gets $1M Grant For Jail Transition Program
Pima County now has more money to fund its jail transition program. The county is trying to lower its jail population and help people with behavioral health problems.
Oct. 4, 2019
Dr. Joseph Sirven: Is The Impossible Whopper Healthy?
Sometimes having your burger the “best way” for the environment can be unhealthy. Medical commentator Dr. Joseph Sirven explains.
Oct. 4, 2019
Study: Men Less Likely To Survive Breast Cancer
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and new research shows women are twice as likely as men to survive if diagnosed with breast cancer. Dr. Albert Wendt is both a survivor and a specialist at St. Joseph's University of Arizona Cancer Center who routinely reminds his male patients why breast cancer is more fatal.
Oct. 4, 2019
Sonoran Businesses Lobby President For Infrastructure Support
More than 30 Sonoran business leaders met with the Mexican president this week to lobby for projects in their state. The sizable group discussed a number of private developments being pursued in the state.
Oct. 4, 2019
VP Pence Holds Roundtable With Hispanic Leaders, Talks Trump
Vice President Mike Pence was in Scottsdale on Thursday where he met with several Hispanic business leaders. The vice president was joined by Gov. Doug Ducey and Sen. Martha McSally. He also talked about the USMCA trade deal and President Trump's request that Ukraine and China investigate his political rival Joe Biden.
Oct. 3, 2019
ACLU Suit Seeks Damages For Separated Immigrant Families
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit Thursday seeking potentially millions of dollars in damages on behalf of thousands of immigrant families who were separated from their children at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Oct. 3, 2019
Groups Urge Ducey To Keep AZ In Refugee Program
President Donald Trump has lowered the ceiling on the total number of refugee resettlements in the United States every year since taking office. The president has also signed an executive order that allows state and local governments to opt out of the resettlement program.
Oct. 3, 2019
Report: Climate Change Could Devastate Major Mexican Fisheries
A new report has found that Mexico’s most important fisheries are at risk from climate change if they don't adapt.
Oct. 3, 2019
Cross-Border Trade Focus Of Arizona-Mexico Town Hall In Hermosillo
Government and business leaders from Arizona and Sonora, Mexico are meeting south of the border Friday for an Arizona-Mexico Town Hall. The meeting is focused on resources for cross-border business and trade.
Oct. 3, 2019
Finland To Repatriate Tribes Ancestral Remains, Artifacts
Finland has agreed to return to Native American tribes ancestral remains and artifacts taken by a scientist in the late 1800s. In 1891, a Swedish researcher took hundreds of artifacts and the remains of 20 people from what is now Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado.
Oct. 3, 2019
What The Citizens Committee Looked For In A County Attorney
Attorney Allister Adel has been named the interim Maricopa County attorney. Prior to the announcement, The Show spoke with Rae Chornenky, who was one of the citizens selected to recommend candidates to the board.
Oct. 3, 2019
Lowell Observatory Opens New Public Telescope Plaza
Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff will open its new open-deck observatory on Saturday, Oct. 5. The Giovale Open Deck Observatory includes educational exhibits and six telescopes, ranging from a 5.5-inch wide-field refractor to a 32-inch reflector.
Oct. 3, 2019
Arizona Coyotes Tails Wagging As New Season Opens
With the puck dropping tonight for the Coyotes’ opening game, optimism actually reigns on and off the ice. Will a new owner and high-priced winger Phil Kessel lift the team to the NHL playoffs?
Oct. 3, 2019
Products, Ads Raise Cultural Appropriation Questions
Recent campaigns from Dior, Barbie and Cadbury have led to backlash for what some see as cultural appropriation.
Oct. 3, 2019
ASUs Prison Education Program Teaches Geology, Astronomy
Inmates at the Eyman State Prison in Florence, Arizona are getting the chance to learn something most of us don’t know very much about: geology and astronomy.
Oct. 3, 2019
Violent Groups Disrupt Protests In Mexico City
Recent protests in Mexico City have been disrupted by riots where several people have been hurt. The local and federal governments are being strongly criticized for not stopping the violence.
Oct. 3, 2019
LDS Church Clarifies Doctrine On Transgender Mormons
A leader in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints clarified church doctrine towards transgender Latter-day Saints. Apostle Dallin Oaks, a former Utah Supreme Court Justice, told an assembly of high-level church officials Wednesday that God defined humans by their biological sex at birth.
Oct. 3, 2019

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