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Lawsuit: DCS Director Violated Workers Civil Rights
A caregiver at a group home was accused of child abuse but exonerated by an administrative hearing judge. The Director of DCS overruled that judge's finding and found the caregiver guilty, which civil liberties attorneys say violated the employee's rights.
Aug. 31, 2019
AZ Volunteers Head To Florida To Help With Hurricane
In preparation for Hurricane Dorian, the Phoenix Fire Department sent a disaster task force to Tallahassee on Friday. More Arizonans are headed that way.
Aug. 31, 2019
Arizonas March For Our Lives Holds Gun Policy Town Hall
Students who run the Arizona chapter of March for Our Lives took the occasion of Congress’s August recess to hold a town hall on gun policy. On Thursday night, 10 politicians, eight Democrats and two Republicans, answered questions on guns at a Phoenix church.
Aug. 31, 2019
APS Current Tally From Delinquent Accounts: $22.1 Million
Arizona Public Service says it’s owed $22.1 million from 87,573 delinquent residential accounts as of Aug. 26. At this time last year, the company says it was owed about $8 million from delinquent customers.
Aug. 30, 2019
Aloricas Mesa Call Center Closing; 192 Jobs Lost
One of the nation’s largest call center employers is closing its facility in Mesa. Nearly 200 people will be laid off by the time Alorica closes its downtown Mesa center on Oct. 31.
Aug. 30, 2019
Arizona Opioid Company Insys Therapeutics To Close
In an Aug. 9, 2019, state filing, Insys Therapeutics said it will be winding down and closing its facilities over the next few months. By Oct. 8, nearly 100 employees will lose their jobs with the specialty-pharmaceutical company.
Aug. 30, 2019
Yavapai County Reports Spike In HIV Cases
Yavapai County has treated 26 new cases of HIV so far this year, an amount normal for an average entire year. County spokesman David McAtee said more than a third of the cases are in residents who recently moved to the growing area.
Aug. 30, 2019
CDC Reports Mumps Outbreak In Migrant Detention Facilities
In January, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began a coordinated national outbreak response to combat mumps cases within migrant detention facilities. Now, the agency has issued its initial findings.
Aug. 30, 2019
Jurors Claim They Were Coerced To Convict In Death Of Fire Captain
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge heard testimony Friday from a juror who felt coerced to convict Hezron Parks of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Tempe Fire Capt. Kyle Brayer.
Aug. 30, 2019
New App Can Immediately Connect Migrants With Their Lawyer
A pair of immigration attorneys from Texas have come up with an app that tells them if a client has been pulled over by local police, or federal agents have shown up with a warrant. Now the legal team hopes to convince attorneys in Arizona to buy their product.
Aug. 30, 2019
JSXs Hop-On Jet Service Arrives In Phoenix
New jet service launched Friday from Phoenix with prices competitive to the major commercial airlines. But, the CEO of JSX said his company is less with big name airlines and more with highways.
Aug. 30, 2019
Arizona Park Officials Warn Against Hiking In Extreme Heat
Hiking in the Phoenix area can be dangerous, even deadly. Park officials warn against hiking on heat advisory days, especially if you aren’t local. Park officials don’t close trails on heat-advisory days, leaving decisions up to the discretion of individuals.
Aug. 30, 2019
Journey To Find Arizonas Cuisine — Cactus Key Lime Pie
What is Arizona cuisine? That’s the question Phoenix New Times food critic Chris Malloy is attempting to answer in his year-long series “Sonoran Arcana,” and he brings The Show along with him on the journey each month. Malloy observed Kai chef Ryan Swanson reinventing the key lime pie with desert ingredients.
Aug. 30, 2019
As Natural Disasters Threaten, How Do Agencies Respond?
Reporters from the News21 project recently fanned out across the country to look into how local and federal governments respond when communities are devastated by natural disasters.
Aug. 30, 2019
For Homeless Families, Back To School Means More Stress
Back to school is an exciting time for lots of kids, we hear a lot about back to school sales and see lots of photos of kids on social media heading off to their first day of preschool or kindergarten.
Aug. 30, 2019
Scientists Push For Expanded Research Into Cannabis
A lawsuit filed by Arizona-based marijuana researcher Dr. Sue Sisley may push the Drug Enforcement Administration to expand opportunities for scientific research into the effects of cannabis.
Aug. 30, 2019
KJZZs Friday NewsCap Aug. 30, 2019
To talk about the defeats of a pair of Phoenix propositions, along with a primary challenger to Sen. Martha McSally and more, Emily Ryan of Copper State Consulting and attorney and former Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman, joined The Show.
Aug. 30, 2019
Mosquitoes Test Positive For West Nile In Coconino County
The county's Health and Human Services office said Thursday the mosquitoes were south of Lake Mary Road in Flagstaff. The county says it has treated pools of water in the area to reduce the mosquito population.
Aug. 30, 2019
Marshal: Murder Suspects Faked Emergency To Escape
A husband and wife being transported across the country to face murder charges used a medical emergency ruse and then overpowered two security guards, tied them up and left them and a third uninvolved prisoner outside a rural Arizona town, authorities said Thursday.
Aug. 30, 2019
Pipeline Break Calls For Water Restrictions At Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon National Park entered water conservation mode Friday due to a pipeline that broke on Thursday. The park is implementing water restrictions on the North and South Rims until staff can repair the break.
Aug. 30, 2019

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