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KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week.
May 24, 2019
EPA Begins Southwest Colorado Mine Cleanup
The Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that it will begin work on a plan to clean rivers being polluted by leaks from old mines in southwest Colorado this summer.
May 24, 2019
Arizona Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce Discusses State Unemployment
The U.S. job market is at a point of being called full employment as, technically, there are more openings than people looking to fill them. And that has generally meant strong numbers across the demographic spectrum.
May 24, 2019
Biographer Examines Dr. Seuss
Brian Jay Jones wrote "Becoming Dr. Seuss: Theodor Geisel and the Making of an American Imagination," and he joins The Show to talk about the author's early career in advertising.
May 24, 2019
ACLU Sues Maricopa County Attorney Over Public Records
The ACLU and the ACLU of Arizona are suing Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery over public records. They say the county attorney’s stonewalling and delay tactics in response to a large public records request submitted by investigative journalist Sean Holstege is illegal.
May 24, 2019
ADEQ Files $100M Water Quality Lawsuit Against Johnson Utilities
Alleging violations of water-quality laws, Arizona’s Department of Environmental Quality has filed a $100 million dollar civil lawsuit against Johnson Utilities.
May 24, 2019
Bill Would Allow Navajo Students To Use ESAs In New Mexico
In addition to the budget, Arizona lawmakers are also considering a bill that would allow some students on the Navajo Nation to continue using their Empowerment Scholarship Accounts at a New Mexico private school.
May 24, 2019
Arizona Legislators Propose Tripling Their Daily Stipend
Republicans and Democrats in the Arizona Legislature have finally found a spending proposal they can agree on — tripling the allowance legislators earn for their work at the Capitol. Lawmakers have not seen a pay hike 1998.
May 24, 2019
Mesa’s Falcon Field Wants To See More Private Jets
You won’t find commercial airlines flying in and out of Falcon Field, but Mesa expects to see more private jets.
May 24, 2019
Gosar Speaks About Being No. 1 In Travel Spending
Arizona Republican Congressman Paul Gosar said his office has the highest travel spending of all members of the House of Representatives because he is keeping in touch with constituents.
May 24, 2019
Flagstaff Disabled Service Providers At Risk
Recent city and state laws have drastically cut Flagstaff’s funding for disabled service providers. So city leaders are asking state lawmakers for help.
May 24, 2019
Cochise County Sued In Light Of Sexual Assault Allegations
Cochise County and the sheriff of the county are being sued in relation to sexual assault allegations against a former jail chaplain. On Jan. 11, 2019 now-former jail chaplain Doug Packer was arrested on suspicion of multiple sexual assaults.
May 24, 2019
The Takeaway: The Evolution of the Executive
44 men have held the office of the presidency. How have they changed it, and how did it change them?
May 24, 2019
AZ House Works Late On Budget, Senate GOP Holdouts Remain
The House worked until about 2 a.m. Friday. Both chambers plan to return at 10 a.m. today. The plan has solid majority Republican support in the House but falls far short of Senate votes.
May 24, 2019
Step Back In Time With The Arizona Memory Project
If you’ve never heard of the Arizona Memory Project, you’re not alone. It’s like a digital public library and this is a story about the team who are working to preserve the state’s rich past for our future. There are close to 500,000 items in the Memory Project — with more yet to explore.
VIDEO: Inside The Arizona Memory Project Archives
May 24, 2019
Utilities Across U.S. Help Navajo Get Power
Utility crews from around the country are volunteering their time to install electricity on the Navajo Nation. Many Navajos today live without light, running water and the internet — things most anyone takes for granted.
May 24, 2019
Report: Visitors Spent $947M At Grand Canyon In 2018
The Grand Canyon attracts millions of visitors from around the world, and, according to a report from the National Park Service, visitors bring their wallet.
May 23, 2019
Mexican Growers Make New Tomato Offer; Florida Growers Unmoved
More than two weeks after the deal governing Mexican tomato imports was terminated, negotiations for a replacement agreement do not seem to be going well.
May 23, 2019
Impossible Burgers Hitting Restaurants, Grocery Stores
Burger King is currently experimenting with a new burger. The burger is called the Impossible Whopper, and it’s exactly like a regular Whopper, except for the fact that there’s no meat involved.
May 23, 2019
Sedona Unveils Plan To Balance Tourism, Sustainability
Sedona has been one of Arizona’s most attractive tourist destinations for many years, from its natural resources to hiking to more spiritual-related items like vortexes.
May 23, 2019

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