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Earth+Bone
The San Carlos Apache reservation has shrunk in size five times to accommodate the mining industry. So when Resolution Copper recently made plans to develop the largest copper mine in North America on Oak Flat, land considered sacred ground, tribal members said enough.
Feb. 13, 2017
Susan Bastian and her family
Last month, hundreds of thousands of Arizonans got a raise. That’s thanks to the voter approved ballot measure Proposition 206, which boosted the state’s minimum wage. But for businesses that care for people with developmental disabilities, this wage hike could be devastating.
Feb. 13, 2017
Bottle of prescription medication
A Feb. 1 report from the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission said China is the main supplier of fentanyl to the U.S. and to Mexico.
Feb. 13, 2017
people holding signs
Several hundreds gathered at a rally yesterday in northern Phoenix to show support for the Muslim community in the wake of President Trump’s controversial executive order on immigration.
Feb. 12, 2017
phoenix council budget vote
Phoenix officials are advising the City Council to deny a resident's petition to adopt so-called sanctuary policies to shield immigrants.
Feb. 11, 2017
$10 minimum wage
Republican lawmakers advanced four measures on Thursday that would effectively curb the right of individuals to propose their own laws without legislative interference.
Feb. 11, 2017
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It’s time for the KJZZ Friday Newscap. Our special guest panelists this week are Vanessa Ruiz of Channel 12 in Phoenix and Barrett Marson of Marson Media.
Feb. 10, 2017
A local community garden at Central Avenue and Indian School Road that lost its land to the U.S. Department of Interior has now found a new home.
Feb. 10, 2017
 nearside of the moon
Tonight is going to be a big night, astronomically speaking. To help break down the night-sky fun, I’m joined by Patrick Young, an associate professor in ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration and a researcher in astronomy, astrophysics and astrobiology.
Feb. 10, 2017
Out Of Running book
Millennials have been blamed for being lazy, for never looking up from their smartphones, for not voting, and complaining on Facebook instead. And for not stepping up to run for office. But they're not that bad, according to Shauna Shames, who wrote "Out of the Running: Why Millennials Reject Political Careers and Why It Matters.”
Feb. 10, 2017
Desert
The Sahara Desert is the third-largest desert on Earth, and the biggest hot desert. But at one time, it wasn’t covered by the sand dunes we see in photos today. A new paper looks at just how rainy the Sahara was and whether the causes of that desert turning brown could apply to others.
Feb. 10, 2017
Children play at Child Crisis Arizona's shelter
The number of children who have been removed from their families and put into Arizona’s child-welfare system remains high in our state — at more than 17,000. But many organizations are working towards bringing these numbers down by focusing on one thing: prevention. We visit Child Crisis Arizona, a child-welfare provider in Mesa, and meet their CEO, Torrie Taj.
Feb. 10, 2017
The Arizona Commerce Authority and three Arizona community college systems signed a charter on Thursday to combine forces to help bridge the gap between education and vocational careers. To find out more about this new project, Sandra Watson joins us. She’s the president of the Arizona Commerce Authority, and she tells us how this partnership came about.
Feb. 10, 2017
Snow in the Rocky Mountains
NASA is keeping track of dust that settles on snow in the Rocky Mountains. The research will help hydrologists improve their predictions for how fast the Colorado River will rise this spring.
Feb. 10, 2017
Attorney Ray Ybarra Maldonado
It took less than a day from the time Rayos checked in with ICE in Phoenix for her to be deported. Her attorney, Ray Ybarra Maldonado, says that’s caused a flood of calls from clients in similar circumstances. To get a sense of how this case is reverberating among immigration attorneys in Arizona, I’m joined by Mo Goldman, who practices in Tucson.
Feb. 10, 2017
The legal fight over President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from seven majority-Muslim countries is still on hold after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused to reinstate the order Thursday. There is a lot still at play here, and with me to talk about that is Nicky Walker, development manager with the International Rescue Committee here in Phoenix.
Feb. 10, 2017
Tyler Kost
A San Tan Valley man has been sentenced for sexually assaulting 11 girls over the course of 5 years.
Feb. 10, 2017
Navajo guide Adam Teller
The Navajo Nation is suing the federal government for taking more than 300 sets of human remains from Canyon de Chelly National Monument. The canyon is the only national monument that a native community still calls home. But for the Navajo, home isn’t just for its living, it’s where their dead belong as well.
Feb. 10, 2017
Chase Field
The Maricopa County Stadium District has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the Arizona Diamondbacks over Chase Field.
Feb. 10, 2017
Donald Trump
Donald Trump always said that he would run the country like he ran his business, but this week served as a reminder that a different set of ethical rules now apply.
Feb. 10, 2017

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