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Grijalva Calls For Secretary Zinke
Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva wrote an opinion piece in Friday’s USA Today, calling for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s resignation. Secretary Zinke issued a strong response over Twitter.
Nov. 30, 2018
Agent Killed By Man Who Threatened Law Enforcement
Federal officials are pursuing charges against a Tucson man accused of killing a federal agent Thursday night who for more than a year threatened and harassed Tucson police officers.
Nov. 30, 2018
Nearly 2 Million Acres Burned In 2018 California Wildfires
The 2018 California wildfire season emitted as much carbon dioxide as is created by the generation of an entire year’s worth of electricity, according the the U.S. Geological Survey.
Nov. 30, 2018
Prescott Expecting First Winter Storm
The City of Prescott is expecting its first winter storm Saturday night. About 1-4 inches of snow are expected to fall. John Heiney is the community outreach manager for the city of Prescott.
Nov. 30, 2018
MCC Students
Mesa Community College students might have a hand in the designs of future Mars rovers. Two MCC students were part of a team that placed first in a Mars rover prototype competition at the National Community College Aerospace Scholars project earlier in 2018.
Nov. 30, 2018
Phoenix Publishes Officer Involved Shooting Dashboard
The City of Phoenix is now publishing officer involved shooting data on an online dashboard.
Nov. 30, 2018
Rep. Stringer Resigns From Committee Following
Republican State Rep. David Stringer drew fire for statements he recently made after a lecture by an Arizona State University political history professor. In audio obtained by Phoenix New Times, Stringer can be heard telling students that African immigrants to the U.S., “don’t blend in.”
Nov. 30, 2018
Robrt Pela: Review Of
"Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End" isn't so much a play as a collection of zippy one-liners lifted directly from the writing of the popular newspaper columnist and best-selling humorist, who died in 1996.
Nov. 30, 2018
Accreditor Responds To MCCCD Faculty Complaints, Rebukes Administration
The original complaint sent by the faculty association cited several decisions made by district leadership that the group believes are improper.
Nov. 30, 2018
Snow Coats Flagstaff, Closing Schools, Opening Slopes
People living in or near Flagstaff woke up to a winter wonderland this morning, more than six inches of fresh snow glittered on the ground as the sun rose.
Nov. 30, 2018
Peter Sagal Shares Life, Challenges In New Memoirs
Peter Sagal has been NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me host through most of its run. But Sagal’s new memoir, "The Incomplete Book of Running," reveals things about him that most of us didn’t know.
Nov. 30, 2018
You Racist, Sexist Bigot — A Documentary To Raise Consciousness
Two years ago, Pita Juarez and Matty Steinkamp began making a film documenting what it’s like to be a minority in our country right now. They found people in Phoenix whose stories often go untold and they called it “You Racist, Sexist Bigot.”
Nov. 30, 2018
Arizona, Mexico Officials Meeting In Sonora
Arizona government and business leaders are joining their counterparts south of the border for the annual meeting of the Arizona-Mexico Commission this week in Sonora, Mexico.
Nov. 30, 2018
KJZZ
It’s time for our Friday NewsCap and some voices from the news this week.
Nov. 30, 2018
Do We Need To Re-Think
There are a lot of restaurants that promote “farm-to-table” menus, and many shoppers are thinking more now about locally-sourced food. But are we thinking about that in the right way?
Nov. 30, 2018
Despite Voter Turnout, Is There Still A Voting Crisis?
It’s being called an historic election for voter turnout here in Arizona and around the country. But, according to Joseph Garcia with the Morrison Institute for Public Policy, the fact that it rained last night doesn’t mean we’re not in a drought still.
Nov. 30, 2018
Did Gerrymandering Prevent A Stronger Blue Wave?
Democrats were able to regain the majority in the U.S. House with the results of this month’s election. But could it have been an even better day for progressives if gerrymandering hadn’t been put in place by GOP-controlled legislatures in a few states?
Nov. 30, 2018
Maricopa Community College Faculty, Workers Criticize Provision Changes
The Maricopa County Community College District is in the midst of massive change. Early this year, the District’s Governing Board eliminated the “meet and confer” provision. That departure was criticized by a number of faculty members.
Nov. 30, 2018
The Takeaway: Inside The Pentagon: First-Ever Audit Exposes Massive Accounting Fraud
In 2017, the Pentagon announced it had been ordered to complete the first-ever audit in its history. But the firms hired to do it said they couldn’t complete the audit. It just can’t be done, they said. Why? Because the Pentagon’s books are a mess of irregularities and mistakes.
Nov. 30, 2018
Lawmakers Press For Fingerprinting Of Detention Camp Staff
As lawmakers called Thursday for stricter background checks and a public hearing to further investigate problems at a massive detention camp for migrant teens, the agency responsible for the shelter said it could take as long as a month to complete FBI fingerprint scans for the 2,100 staffers working there.
Nov. 30, 2018

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