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Head North For Last Respite Before Summer Vacation Ends
Slim chance for rain in the Valley, but visitors wanting to escape the heat before summer vacation ends can head north of the Mogollon Rim.
Aug. 1, 2019
AZ Scores Somewhat Well When It Comes To Cancer Prevention
Arizona lawmakers are doing well in many areas of cancer prevention, but less well in others. The state earns a green ranking — within the top group of states — in areas like Medicaid eligibility, cigarette excise tax rates and smoke-free legislation, but it gets lower marks in categories including state tobacco control funding, laws banning kids from using tanning devices and pain management policies.
Aug. 1, 2019
Cellar Fire Contained; Crews Expect No Flooding Risk
The Cellar Fire, burning 16 miles southeast of Prescott is now fully contained. Attention now turns to the damage done and threats from monsoon storms over the next few weeks.
Aug. 1, 2019
Does The Size Of A School Make A Difference In Education?
Districts, educators and parents in Arizona are working to improve how students are learning, even with continued funding shortfalls. There are areas of agreement and disagreement, but most seem on board to push for change.
Aug. 1, 2019
Many American Farm Workers Are Child Laborers, And Its Legal
The agriculture industry is a linchpin in America's economy and provides much of the food on our tables. But many don’t realize hundreds of thousands of those workers are children, and that their labor is perfectly legal.
Aug. 1, 2019
Federal Judge Blocks Mine In Santa Rita Mountains
A federal judge blocked the construction of what would be the third largest copper mine in the United States on Wednesday, halting plans to break ground on the Rosemont Mine in the Santa Rita Mountains, at least for now.
Aug. 1, 2019
Sounds Of The City: Patching Up Pools Underwater
Listen to the sounds of Dewitt Parry fixing a pool underwater. If you have suggestions or hear things that make Phoenix, Phoenix, send us a note at [email protected]
Aug. 1, 2019
Fox Restaurant Concepts Sold To Cheesecake Factory
Phoenix -based Fox Restaurant Concepts has been sold to the Cheesecake Factory. The deal includes $308 million in cash at closing, but founder Sam Fox will continue to lead the company from The Henry restaurant in Phoenix.
Aug. 1, 2019
Concerns About AZ Prison System Raised At Town Hall
People impacted by the Arizona Department of Corrections and those just wanting to learn more about the criminal justice system attended a town hall meeting in Phoenix on Wednesday night.
Aug. 1, 2019
Despite 2015 High Court Ruling, Mexican Gay Marriage Varies
In the summer of 2015, Mexico’s Supreme Court issued a clear ruling: any state law that defines marriage as solely between a man and a woman is unconstitutional. Nevertheless, the situation for same-sex couples wanting to marry in Mexico four years later remains complex. Sonora, Arizona’s neighbor to the south, is one of a number of Mexican states where such couples still face additional barriers to wed.
Aug. 1, 2019
GAO: Nursing Home Surveyors Need To Do More To Prevent Abuse
The number of abuse cases in nursing homes has more than doubled in the U.S. That’s according to the Government Accountability Office, which looked at data from the federal agency responsible for making sure nursing homes are safe and free from abuse.
July 31, 2019
Number Of Registered Arizona Voters Up By Nearly 50,000
The Secretary of State’s Office released its latest voter report earlier this week. The report also found that the number of inactive voters has dropped.
July 31, 2019
Diamondbacks Trade Zack Greinke to Astros
The Arizona Diamondbacks dealt ace pitcher Zack Greinke to the AL West-leading Houston Astros in a startling trade for four minor leaguers right before Major League Baseball's trade deadline.
July 31, 2019
Pac-12 Punts On Legal Pot Policy For Student Athletes
Recreational cannabis is legal in states that are home to nine of the 12 universities in the Pac-12 Conference, and the Arizona schools may soon join that list. But the conference doesn't have a policy on marijuana use among its student athletes.
July 31, 2019
Phoenix Voters To Decide Future Of Light Rail
Phoenix residents have the chance to vote on a proposed extension of the metro area's light rail line down Central Avenue, into south Phoenix. Early voting starts Wednesday and ballots containing Proposition 105 are in the mail.
July 31, 2019
Gov. Ducey Defends His Role in Pulling Nike Incentive
Gov. Doug Ducey defended his role in the Arizona Commerce Authority’s decision to pull an incentive from Nike when reporters questioned him about the move Tuesday.
July 31, 2019
Tempe City Council To Vote On Affordable Housing Boost
Affordable housing is being discussed all over the Phoenix area right now as rents rise and new condos and apartments seem to spring up every month. And, in Tempe, the problem is front and center.
July 31, 2019
Tiny Desert Concert: MRCH
Glowy, dreamy, post-punk band, MRCH (“march”), has tickled the airwaves beyond Arizona. You might have heard them on shows like “The Vampire Diaries” and “13 Reasons Why.” Even The Guardian in the U.K. has clued into the pop pair’s sparkly sound.
July 31, 2019
Early Voting Begins For Phoenix Special Election
Early voting for the city of Phoenix Special Election starts today and mail-in ballots are being sent out. The Phoenix City Clerk’s Office is organizing the Aug. 27 vote, in which residents will be able to make decisions on two city propositions related to the future of light rail and pension reform.
July 31, 2019
Q&AZ: Why Are Arizona Schools Starting So Early?
KJZZ researched the start dates of the state’s 30 largest school districts, by enrollment, and found that about 77,000 students will already be in school by Aug. 1.
July 31, 2019

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