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Cotton acreage reached a historic low just two years ago in Arizona, as prices plummeted and farmers planted fewer than a 100,000 acres of cotton.
Apr. 10, 2017
The Corruptour
The 'Corruptour' is a weekly bus tour that shows off what organizers say are Mexico City’s monuments to graft, fraud and impunity.
Apr. 10, 2017
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While politicians in Arizona debate the possibility of more regulations on abortions, in the Dominican Republic, in contrast, the debate centers on its legalization. But recent pro-life policies in the United States could reverse course for Dominican health services.
Apr. 10, 2017
By the end of this year, Intel expects to start working again on Fab 42. Construction at the Chandler-based fabrication plant was put on hold a few years ago after sales of its microprocessors dropped. Now, company officials say Arizona is on track to house the world’s most advanced semiconductor factory in the world.
Apr. 10, 2017
Several businesses across the Valley are involved in a new campaign focused on state discrimination laws. Organizers are using billboards to get their message across over the next two months.
Apr. 10, 2017
People who owned single-family homes in Arizona last year paid more than $3 billion in property taxes. The bulk of that cash — more than $2 billion — came from the Valley where the average bill was $1,900.
Apr. 8, 2017
Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake
The U.S. Senate chose to go "nuclear" and confirmed Neil Gorsuch as a judge to the U.S. Supreme Court. Arizona’s senators are both happy with the confirmation but have mixed feelings on how it happened.
Apr. 8, 2017
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Tempe will be dramatically expanding access to free pre-kindergarten next year. The move is part of a two year pilot program recently approved by the Tempe City Council.
Apr. 8, 2017
Three years ago, a priest was shot to death and another clergyman was badly beaten at a Catholic church in Phoenix. On Friday, homeless man was sentenced to life in prison for the crimes.
Apr. 7, 2017
Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake
Since Donald Trump took office in January, Arizona’s two US senators have been frequent critics of the president’s actions. Both Republicans are praising Trump’s decision to order an air strike in Syria early Friday morning.
Apr. 7, 2017
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Peoria made agreements with two private, Indiana-based colleges to put satellite campuses in the city. Now, one of them is now shutting its doors after the city paid them nearly $1 million in incentives.
Apr. 7, 2017
Mexican peso
After Donald Trump’s inauguration in January, the Mexican peso reached its lowest level against the U.S. dollar. But in April, the Mexican currency is showing signs of recovery.
Apr. 7, 2017
Friday newscap
It’s time for the KJZZ Friday Newscap. Our special guests include Joanna Allhands, digital opinions editor for The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com, and Jim Small, executive director and editor of the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting. We also speak with KJZZ reporter and New America Fellow Jude Joffe-Block on the closing of Tent City.
Apr. 7, 2017
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HBO's series "Big Little Lies," is, on its face, a story about type-A carpool moms in California. But It's also about sexual assault, domestic abuse and the secrets we don't even tell our closest friends. Allie Bones, chief executive officer at Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, says there is a myth of a stereotypical victim of domestic violence.
Apr. 7, 2017
Arizona’s roads need some love — billions of dollars-worth of love. But the state hasn’t upped its gas tax in more than 25 years — that’s one source of funding for roads.
Apr. 7, 2017
Taser International, the Scottsdale-based company known for its stun guns, has changed its name to Axon. To talk about the name change and what it means for the company is Mike Wiles, associate professor of marketing at Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business.
Apr. 7, 2017
Sheraton Grand Phoenix
The city of Phoenix announced in February 2016 that it was selling its money-losing downtown hotel, the Sheraton, to a private investor. But now, the city says that investor wasn’t able to follow through, and they’re open to new buyers.
Apr. 7, 2017
The Arizona Board of Regents has approved the universities’ tuition and fee proposals – that includes a 1.5 percent increase at ASU. We talk to Brandon Bishop, a senior and undergraduate student president for the Tempe campus.
Apr. 7, 2017
Neil Gorsuch
Earlier today, a Senate majority approved President Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Vincent Bonventre is a professor at Albany Law who follows the high court extensively. We spoke to him when Gorsuch was nominated.
Apr. 7, 2017
John McCain
The debate over building the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border has been a constant topic of conversation for Arizona lawmakers. It was a topic that Sen. John McCain touched on when he held a Facebook Live Townhall, Friday.
Apr. 7, 2017

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