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Expert: Family Separation Policy Has Lasting Consequences For Kids
Federal officials have said family separation policy aims to discourage would-be undocumented immigrants, but child welfare advocates say it has serious consequences for children.
Jun. 14, 2018
Construction Boosts Arizona Employment, Unemployment Rate Drops To 4.7 Percent
Statewide building boom credited with drop in Arizona unemployment rate in May. But figure remains above national average.
Jun. 14, 2018
I-17 Wrong Way Vehicle Alert System Combats Impaired Drivers
High speed wrong-way driving crashes are usually more severe than any other type of accident. ADOT, which is studying technology designed to reduce the risks posed by impaired drivers, is six months and $4 million into the operation of an alert system for wrong-way vehicles on I-17.
Jun. 14, 2018
After Sale, What Is Westgate
Earlier this week, Westgate got a new owner. Mark Stapp, executive director of the Master of Real Estate Development program, offered some perspective on the potential for Westgate and what could work as part of a future development.
Jun. 14, 2018
Sounds Of The City: Sand Today, Flood Barrier Tomorrow
Listen to the sounds of Ernest Paquette filling sandbags to prepare for the monsoon season, which officially starts Friday. If you have suggestions or hear things that make Phoenix, Phoenix, send us a note at theshow@kjzz.org.
Jun. 14, 2018
Arizona-Mexico Commission Summit Underway
The Arizona-Mexico Commission is having its 2018 summit in Tucson on Thursday and Friday. Mining is one of the subjects expected at the top of this summit's agenda, but what else is expected?
Jun. 14, 2018
They’re called Equality Voters — the bloc of LGBTQ voters and their allies who will fight anti-LGBTQ legislation and fuel pro-equality candidates and initiatives with their votes.
Jun. 14, 2018
ADOT Permanently Closes I-10 Exit Ramps
The Arizona Department of Transportation has permanently closed one exit ramp along Interstate 10. A second exit will be closed in a few days. The closures are part of the work being done on the South Mountain Freeway.
Jun. 14, 2018
Study: Phoenix Has Largest Number Of Unvaccinated Kids
Vaccines have been highly effective at reducing deadly diseases in the U.S., but that doesn’t mean infections like measles are a thing of the past. In fact, there’s new concern about outbreaks in places where more children are not being vaccinated.
Jun. 14, 2018
Arizona Courts Taking Action For IED-related Deaths
Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) became a deadly hallmark of the Iraq War. As the war became one of occupation and counter-insurgency, these became the main weapons used by insurgents to attack U.S. troops.
Jun. 14, 2018
The average bat doesn’t turn into a vampire. It’s also not very likely to try to suck your blood. But those perceptions persist — that bats are out to get us. But bats — in particular the lesser long-nosed bat — are vital when it comes to having a positive environmental effect.
Jun. 14, 2018
Challenges To Signatures Could Remove Candidates
More than 25 challenges to Arizona candidates’ petition signatures were filed before yesterday’s deadline in races for governor, legislature and Congress.
Jun. 14, 2018
Burton Barr Library Set To Reopen
Last July, a pipe burst on the fifth floor of Phoenix’s Burton Barr Central Library during a monsoon. Now, after nearly a year, it’s set to reopen on Saturday.
Jun. 14, 2018
FBI Continues To Fight For Encrypted Access
The FBI continues to pursue the idea of gaining access to encrypted cellphones, arguing the nation is less safe because of encryption.
Jun. 14, 2018
The Takeaway: The 2018 World Cup Kicks Off In Russia
The Men’s World Cup kicks off today in Russia. One million people are expected to visit the country, and more than three billion people are expected to watch worldwide.
Jun. 14, 2018
Amid trade wars and political tensions, something is bringing Canada, Mexico and the U.S. together: the 2026 Soccer Men’s World Cup. “United 2026” will be the first World Cup hosted by three nations.
Jun. 14, 2018
Lawmaker Calls Immigrants
A Republican lawmaker is being criticized for saying "there aren't enough white kids to go around" when discussing integration in schools at an event in northern Arizona.
Jun. 14, 2018
How A Bus Tour Could Help Transform Phoenix Light Rail Line
Since the light rail extension opened along 19th Avenue in Phoenix two years ago residents and businesses have complained about people panhandling and trespassing. But they’re also taking action — working with the city to create a master development plan for the area by this summer.
Light Rail On The Way To Metrocenter Mall In Phoenix
Jun. 14, 2018
Arizona Business Leaders Decry Trade War With Canada
Arizona business leaders are worried that recent trade disputes with Canada could hurt the state’s bottom line.
Jun. 13, 2018
U.S. Border Patrol Asks For Public Help After Agent Shot In Arizona
The U.S. Border Patrol says it is asking for the public’s assistance with information anyone may have about who shot an agent early Tuesday morning. The agent shot is a veteran agent who has worked 21 years for the Border Patrol.
Jun. 13, 2018

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