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Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday appointed a former Republican lawmaker to an open seat on the state commission that regulates utilities.
Oct. 17, 2017
The event’s organizer, Maryvale Workforce Initiative, hopes to get 2,500 people employed by next June.
Oct. 17, 2017
Fiesta transportation study map
“We want to know from the community what is their commute like? What are some of the trouble areas for them?” Valley Metro spokeswoman Corinne Holliday said. “Where do they see some of the most congestion? Where are they traveling and what kind of improvements do they want to see?”
Oct. 17, 2017
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For the first time, Phoenix has a citywide service plan — a strategy to engage volunteers in specific areas and measure the impact. Last year, Phoenix received a $100,000 grant to put the plan into action.
Oct. 17, 2017
AOL AIM
It may be difficult to believe, but there was a time before instant messaging. And, then America Online started allowing all of us to communicate with people next to us without even having to talk to them — through AOL Instant Messager, or AIM.
Oct. 17, 2017
Co-Working Space
Why do employees cheat at work? It turns out, it’s all our boss’ fault. OK, not really, of course. But Mike Baer, assistant professor in the W.P. Carey School of Business at ASU in the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship, believes one factor in workplace cheating is unrealistic expectations.
Oct. 17, 2017
Noliwe Rooks
In Arizona and in some other parts of the country, public schools are underfunded. And there are educators and academics who worry that public schools are failing. In her new book "Cutting School: Privatization, Segregation and the End of Public Education," Noliwe Rooks attempts to answer those and other questions. She is director of American studies at Cornell University.
Oct. 17, 2017
Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams
Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams made another urgent plea Monday to fill empty public safety positions and increase department diversity. KJZZ’s Paige Phelps spoke with Chief Williams this morning, and she said the department is trying to make up for the six years that the department could not hire any people at all.
Oct. 17, 2017
Gabby Giffords
Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Captain Mark Kelly are no strangers to the gun debate in this country. The two formed Americans for Responsible Solutions, a gun-control advocacy group. Today, they're announcing that they’re rebranding their nonprofit “Americans for Responsible Solutions” as just “Giffords.”
Oct. 17, 2017
Regina Revazova
There are stories on every street corner of the city. One audio producer drives a cab around the Valley and records some of the people she meets.
Oct. 17, 2017
According to the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting, 73 schools are appealing the letter grades given to them by state officials. Their reasons for the appeal include incorrect data used to calculate their grade and a flawed system.
Oct. 17, 2017
In the more general sense, the U.S. has seen an amping up of activism, social movements and protests over the past year — owed in part to strong reactions to statements and tweets by President Trump. And social media has played a significant in attracting more people to protests — both for and against the issue in question.
Oct. 17, 2017
Jennifer Grygiel
Let’s talk now about how social media is changing the conversation around normally unspoken issues. Sexual harassment and assault have traditionally been issues that are unspoken — shameful, even, for many women. But this #metoo campaign has flipped that on its head.
Oct. 17, 2017
The future of the Talking Stick Resort Arena in downtown Phoenix remains uncertain. The City Council had planned to meet in executive session on Wednesday to discuss arena negotiations with the Phoenix Suns, but late Monday we learned that meeting was canceled. KJZZ’s Christina Estes joins me now.
Oct. 17, 2017
Truck at Mexico port
Round four of the North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiations among the U.S., Mexico and Canada is concluding today. With me to talk about where the agreement — and renegotiations — stand is Pamela Starr, associate professor of International Relations and Diplomacy at USC.
Oct. 17, 2017
Phoenix police policy does comply with Arizona’s Senate Bill 1070, the immigration enforcement law. That’s the assessment of state Attorney General Mark Brnovich. Brnovich’s investigation was triggered by state Sen. John Kavanagh, using a state law that allows lawmakers to ask the AG to look into whether city ordinances violate state law.
Oct. 17, 2017
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With Harvey Weinstein, the nation has learned that yet another man has used his position of power to intimidate and exploit women. Across America, people are speaking out.
Oct. 17, 2017
While the White House urges Congress and U.S. Allies to address serious flaws in the Iran nuclear deal before President Trump certifies it, Arizona delegates are sounding off.
Oct. 17, 2017
John McCain
The 2017 Liberty Medal, which recognizes leadership in the pursuit of freedom, has been awarded to Arizona’s Senior Sen. John McCain.
Oct. 17, 2017
Tom Horne
A three-year investigation of former Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne has found he used his office staff to work on his failed 2014 re-election effort but that no criminal charges are warranted and he won't have to pay back additional money.
Oct. 17, 2017

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