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Sounds Of The City: Bulk Trash
Listen to the sounds of Ramon Saiz collecting bulk trash for the city of Tempe. If you have suggestions or hear things that make Phoenix, Phoenix, send us a note at theshow@kjzz.org.
Oct. 11, 2018
Red Cross Volunteers In Carolinas Help Michael Victims
After spending the past six weeks helping residents recover from Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas, several volunteers with the Greater Phoenix Red Cross team diverted south to Florida hours after Hurricane Michael hit.
Oct. 11, 2018
Consumer DNA Databases Offer Little Identity Protection
Police are applying the same “DNA triangulation” technique that identified as the alleged Golden State Killer to both cold and active cases. But a new study raises concerns about how easily the data can identify anyone – even people who never submitted their DNA.
Oct. 11, 2018
Prop 127 Supporters Spend Millions In Ad Campaigns
Backers funding the Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona ad campaign are spending more than $3.6 million on advertising aimed at promoting Proposition 127 and defeating Attorney General Mark Brnovich.
Oct. 11, 2018
The Takeaway: Poverty In St. Louis Is Exacerbated By An Affordable Housing Crisis
President Trump's Council of Economic Advisers declared this summer that the "War on Poverty" was largely over.
Oct. 11, 2018
Report Claims Prop 126 Threatens Education
A new study by the Grand Canyon Institute claims there are holes in Proposition 126, the proposal to end service taxes, and it's forming unusual alliances between political foes.
Oct. 11, 2018
Mexico Seeks ‘Lost’ Children Artists For 50th Anniversary Of Olympics
An exhibit in Mexico City will show paintings made by children from all over the world for the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games. The organizers have been looking for the now-adult artists for months, and while some of them have shown up, not a single American has been found.
Oct. 11, 2018
Diverse Group Warns Of Impacts Of Proposition 126
A diverse group of opponents is coming out strongly against a ballot measure that would bar the Legislature from taxing services, saying it will decimate education and transporting funding.
Oct. 11, 2018
Recorder Hopes Ballot Name Change Clears Up Confusion
Maricopa County’s vote centers allow all residents to vote in them, regardless of where they live. But for many on primary day, checking into a vote center was confusing. The Maricopa County recorder said they’ve fixed that problem.
Oct. 11, 2018
Dr. Joseph Sirven: Women Take The Field
For some medical specialties, it seems that women vastly outnumber men. Medical commentator Dr. Joseph Sirven explains.
Oct. 11, 2018
Texas Court Strikes Down ICWA Adoption Law
A federal judge in Texas on Oct. 4 struck down the landmark law that regulates adoptions of Native American children.The court’s decision stunned Native American rights advocates, who say it could have a destructive impact on tribal sovereignty.
Oct. 11, 2018
Girders Placed As Freeway Project Advances
Nearly 300 concrete girders are now in place as crews build two bridges to carry the new Loop 202 South Mountain freeway's future traffic over the Salt River.
Oct. 11, 2018
Cananea Wants To Be A ‘Pueblo Magico’
A city in Sonora known as the birthplace of the Mexican Revolution is hoping to use that history to draw more tourists. Cananea is vying for recognition as a magical town.
Oct. 11, 2018
Women In Arizona Prison Say Toilet Paper Is Being Withheld
Letters recently sent from two inmates at the Lumley unit in Arizona State Prison Complex – Perryville to the American Friends Service Committee allege the prison has been running out of toilet paper, leaving them to use pads and wash rags.
Oct. 10, 2018
Prosecutor Arguing Arpaio Verdict Will Remain In Place
An effort to preserve a conviction against former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will remain in place. President Donald Trump pardoned Arpaio last year after he was found guilty of criminal contempt of court charges.
Oct. 10, 2018
Arizona Officials Call Emergency Over Cross-Border Sewage
The Cochise County Supervisors issued the declaration Monday because of the leak onto U.S. soil that began Sept. 9. The leak continues onto private property up to 100 yards (meters) across the border.
Oct. 10, 2018
Carolyn Warner, Former Arizona Superintendent, Dies At 88
Carolyn Warner, a longtime Arizona superintendent of public instruction and unsuccessful candidate for higher offices, has died. She was 88.
Oct. 10, 2018
Waymo On Safety, Slow Rollout Of Driverless Tech
If you drive in the Valley, you might be getting used to seeing self-driving cars on the road. Waymo has a fleet of minivans with big cameras on top driving around the East Valley and, in April, the Google company launched an early ridership program here as well.
Oct. 10, 2018
What Will Arizona
Oct. 9 was the deadline to register to vote in Arizona, and that civic duty seems to have been a call that resonated with citizens across county lines. And just because someone registers with a particular political party doesn’t mean they’ll necessarily vote that way.
Oct. 10, 2018
Retailers Taking Unprecedented Steps To Attract Seasonal Workers
Believe it or not, retailers are already thinking about the holiday shopping season. And, experts say, this year’s could be bigger than last, which means those companies are looking to hire more workers this year.
Oct. 10, 2018

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