You may have noticed if you listen to KJZZ in the morning that Phil Latzman hasn't been on the air this week because he went on vacation. Shockingly enough, Latzman, who has spent a lot of time in Florida, decided to go to Miami — during hurricane season.
On Wednesday, Irma leveled the islands of Barbuda and St. Martin. So far Hurricane Irma is blamed for three deaths. We go now to Florida State University’s Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies and Mark Bourassa, professor of meteorology.
The opioid epidemic has hit the entire country — to the extent that President Trump has declared it a public health emergency. Valley surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Singer agrees that the opioid crisis is a serious one that needs to be addressed, but he’s not convinced that policymakers are approaching solutions in the right way.
The Arizona Department of Education released official AzMERIT test scores for the 2016-17 school year in September 2017. Search an individual school and/or select a school district to see the percentage of students who passed each section.
International oil corporations are rushing to the Mexican side of the Gulf of Mexico. For the first time in decades, the country is opening up its energy sector. And the interest in its deep-water reserves has come from global big guns like ExxonMobil and even the Chinese government to the tune of an expected $60 billion in investment.
After responding to Houston, an Arizona task force is on its way to Florida in preparation for Hurricane Irma. On Wednesday, Phoenix council members approved a deal to keep Phoenix nationally deployable.
A contract to place dozens of Phoenix police officers into schools gained more attention in light of President Trump’s decision to end a program that provided legal protection to some undocumented young people.
Ed Masley, music critic for The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com, recently wrote about dads in particular who don’t emphasize the pleasurable parts of taking kids to concerts and, instead, get caught up in how much they dislike the bands they have to listen to.
Members of the business community in Arizona have expressed displeasure with the Trump administration’s decision on DACA. In a statement, Arizona Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Glenn Hamer says, in part, the announcement “was made without wisdom and without compassion."
Congress now has six months to figure out what to do about DACA, and as members returned to Washington on Tuesday from their August recess, there was a lot of discussion about what a bill might look like. U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake says lawmakers should not punish kids for actions their parents took.
Groups like the KKK and names like David Duke are in the headlines again. After the violence in Charlottesville shocked the nation — and as there are continued threats of white supremacist rallies to be held around the country — many are wondering how to respond to this new rise in far-right fanaticism. Well one professor says the answer is simple: Laughter.