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Phoenix Parking Meters To Help Homeless
As many as 20 parking meters will be installed at four downtown intersections but not a single one will provide parking. Later this month, Phoenix plans to launch a pilot program to help people experiencing homelessness.
July 5, 2019
Gardens Offer More Than A Wing And A Prayer To Troubled Monarch Butterflies
The last two years have not been kind to the monarch butterflies living along the West Coast. The population of the iconic insect may have fallen below a critical level.
July 5, 2019
Mexico’s President Congratulates U.S. On Fourth Of July
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of Mexico commemorated the United States' Independence Day on Thursday, saying he hopes the two countries will have friendship and cooperation.
July 5, 2019
Tomato Imports Still Up After Duties Were Imposed
Despite a significant tariff in place, Mexican tomato imports have not yet declined as some feared. For now two months in a row, Mexican tomato import weights have increased year-over-year through Nogales since a nearly 18% tariff was imposed in early May.
July 5, 2019
Ex-Schools Chief Accuses Hoffman, Hobbs Of Promoting Pedophilia
Arizona’s former head of public schools, Diane Douglas, has accused her successor, Kathy Hoffman, and Secretary of State Katie Hobbs of promoting pedophilia. “I was appalled,” Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman said. “I found the comments to be abhorrent and deeply offensive. … It’s incredibly damaging to the LGBTQ community and anyone who is a victim of sexual abuse.”
July 4, 2019
Some On Corp Comm Want APS To Answer Policy Questions
While Arizona Corporation Commission documents show APS has settled out of court on two heat-related death cases, members of the regulatory commission want more answers into a third.
July 4, 2019
Game Changer Project Near Indian School Park
Big changes are coming to a key intersection in Phoenix. On Wednesday, the City Council approved a zoning change for the northeast corner of Central Avenue and Indian School Road.
July 4, 2019
Love Your Neighborhood Revitalizes West Mesa Areas
The "Love Your Neighborhood" program targeted homes near Main Street and Country Club Drive based on data about vacancies, blight and crime. “Helping those of low income in getting their places to look really nice kind of spurred those people that could afford it, but just didn’t have the motivation to do so."
July 4, 2019
APS Admits 2 More Deaths After Power Disconnections
The state's largest electric utility is telling its regulators that two more customers died after their power was disconnected for not paying their bills. Arizona Public Service told the state Corporation Commission Wednesday that it settled lawsuits stemming from deaths last July and in 2011.
July 4, 2019
Polygamous Town Contractor Must Pay $1M To Child Workers
A judge has ordered a contractor with ties to a polygamous group on the Utah-Arizona border to pay more than $1 million in back wages to children who prosecutors say were forced to pick pecans from 2008-2013.
July 4, 2019
Border Agent With Long List Of Complaints Heads To Trial In Arizona
Authorities say after he ran down Antonin Lopez twice with his agency vehicle, Border Patrol Agent Matthew Bowen texted a co-worker. "Just a little push with a Ford bumper," he wrote, prosecutors say.
July 4, 2019
Flagstaff Selects Greg Clifton As New City Manager
It appears the "third time's a charm" for the city of Flagstaff in its quest to hire a new city manager. Out of more than 50 candidates and three rounds of searches, Flagstaff has offered the role to Greg Clifton.
July 4, 2019
Author On Reclaiming American Resistance
For many, the philosophy of resistance took hold prior to the American Revolution and should still be a significant part of our culture today. One of those is Jeff Biggers, author of the new book "Resistance: Reclaiming an American Tradition," who joined The Show to talk about his work.
July 4, 2019
A Human Network: How Our Social Connections Determine Who We Are
Matthew O. Jackson didn’t want his book, “The Human Network: How Your Social Position Determines Your Power, Beliefs and Behaviors,” to be confused with “The Social Network” or Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook. In fact, his work focuses on a much broader idea than social media.
July 4, 2019
Author: The Story Of The American Indian Is Not Just Tragedy
Dee Brown’s 1970 book "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" remains today the best-selling book about Native American life and history ever published. But, writer and scholar David Treuer knows that Native American life did not, in fact, end at Wounded Knee.
July 4, 2019
Changing Woman: Rocking With The Nizhoni Girls
Revisit an all Native rock group who are redefining what it means to be Navajo. They are shaking down their assimilated ways in their songs and holding on to key Navajo beliefs in their activism. KJZZ’s Fronteras Desk Reporter, Laurel Morales went to Albuquerque for this story.
July 4, 2019
What
Dan Buettner has been studying that topic for nearly 20 years and came to focus on five locations in the world where people live the longest and are feeling well. They’re dubbed “blue zones.”
July 4, 2019
Sounds Of The City: Phoenix BBQ And Grilling School
Listen to the sounds of Jody McPhearson take a cooking class at Phoenix BBQ and Grilling School. If you have suggestions or hear things that make Phoenix, Phoenix, send us a note at [email protected]
July 4, 2019
Tiny Desert Concert: Las Chollas Peligrosas
Hear from Las Chollas Peligrosas. The group is known for blending different styles of Latin music, as well as American roots styles like blues and folk, and singing songs in both English and Spanish.
July 4, 2019
Phoenix Program Could Inspire More Colorful Crosswalks
More color could be coming to more crosswalks in Phoenix. On July 1, the city launched a program that allows businesses, community groups and neighborhoods to make their marks.
July 4, 2019

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