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Valley Metro Asks Council To Approve 2-Lane Light Rail Extension
Despite some opposition to extending light rail into south Phoenix, Valley Metro wants to stay the course. At a special meeting scheduled for Wednesday, the council will be asked to approve the two-lane design, which will reduce Central Avenue to one lane for vehicles in each direction.
Sep. 21, 2018
Q&AZ: How Much Money Is Allocated For Public Mental Health Services?
Ninety-one percent of the $2,344,672,606 spent by the The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment system in fiscal year 2017 went to programs connected to Medicaid and KidsCare, the state’s health insurance program for low-income children.
Sep. 21, 2018
Opioid Crisis Hits Home In Arizona
As the opioid epidemic continues to grip our state and nation, there is another population that’s being negatively affected by this crisis — the babies born to addicted mothers.
Sep. 21, 2018
Court Records: Crash Driver Had Smuggling Record
Authorities say Arizona residents and immigrants from Guatemala were among the eight people killed in a head-on crash. Federal court records show 45-year-old driver Rodney Palimo pleaded guilty in March 2008 to a misdemeanor count of aiding and abetting an alien.
Sep. 21, 2018
Bill Would Address National Park Repair Backlog
The Interior Secretary plans to visit the Grand Canyon on Saturday to bring attention to the need to fix national parks. The National Park Service has a $12 billion backlog of maintenance projects.
Sep. 21, 2018
KJZZ
Discussing the week in news with former Superintendent of Public Instruction Jaime Molera of Molera Alvarez, and former legislative leader Chad Campbell of Strategies 360.
Sep. 21, 2018
Pumpkin Spice Means Fall — Even When It
Saturday is officially the first day of fall and, for some people, that means one thing: pumpkins! But if you don’t like corn mazes or apple picking, you still have pumpkin spice and the pumpkin spice latte.
Sep. 21, 2018
Supreme Court Allows More Disclosures For Political Donations
Voters will be getting at least a little bit more information about politically active nonprofit groups and their donors — as we sit about six weeks away from November’s election.
Sep. 21, 2018
Turning Mesquite Pods Into Tasty Treats
In the summer, mesquite pods fall to the ground, usually to be raked up by people, or blown away by the wind, but one person’s yard debris is Peggy Sorensen’s main ingredient.
Sep. 21, 2018
The Takeaway: Kavanaugh Confirmation — What Happens Next?
With Dr. Christine Blasey Ford still negotiating the terms for her testimony against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, it's unclear whether the Senate Judiciary Committee will hear from Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh on Monday.
Sep. 21, 2018
The Takeaway: In Accusations Against Brett Kavanaugh, Echoes Of Anita Hill Hearings
As Judge Brett Kavanaugh stands accused of sexual assault when he was a teenager, Republicans and Democrats are fighting about how or if these allegations should impact the schedule of his ongoing Supreme Court nomination.
Sep. 21, 2018
Navajo Generating Station Continues To Face Uncertain Future
The largest coal power plant in the Western U.S., the Navajo Generating Station, plans to shut down in 2019, that is, unless another buyer can be found.
Sep. 21, 2018
AZ Corporate Commission Candidates Debate Before Election
The four candidates vying to be Arizona’s newest utility regulators sparred on Thursday. The Arizona Corporation Commission has two seats up for grabs, and the outcome of the November election could significantly shift the power dynamic.
Sep. 21, 2018
Cochise County To Hold Town Hall On Sewage Concerns
Health officials in Cochise County have called a town hall meeting for Friday night to address health concerns from a massive, ongoing sewage spill from Mexico.
Sep. 21, 2018
Travel Center Part Of  Navajo I-40 Area Plan
This is part of a larger push to bring housing, entertainment, a shopping center and other businesses to the region.
Sep. 21, 2018
Arizona Inmates Lead Discussion On Criminal Justice Reform
Arizona Town Hall President Tara Jackson has organized community discussions all over the state. But Thursday was different. “We’ve never done anything like this," Jackson said. "The Department of Corrections has never done anything like this.”
SPECIAL REPORT: The Chaos Of Arizona Prison Health Care
Sep. 21, 2018
Companies Back Out Of NGS Purchase
Two companies that had planned to take over the west’s largest coal-fired power plant have ended their efforts to acquire it.
Sep. 20, 2018
La Paz Assessor
A school district in western Arizona is facing a significant shortfall after the La Paz County Assessor overvalued the county by millions.
Sep. 20, 2018
CDC: Impact Of Alzheimer’s Disease Will Double By 2060
The health, social and economic costs of Alzheimer’s disease among older Americans are projected to double by 2060, according to new research by the CDC.
Sep. 20, 2018
Mexico’s President Elect Heads To Sonoran Border
Mexico's incoming president Andés Manuel López Obrador is planning a visit to Sonora on Friday and Saturday, where he is expected to talk about his proposals to create a special border zone.
Sep. 20, 2018

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