Arizona lawmakers tried to boost their per diems at the end of this year’s session, which was one of the longer ones in recent years. Should lawmakers make more money and work more days? Plus, a recap of Phoenix’s youth climate strike. That and more on The Show.
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap explores a recent ruling from Arizona Supreme Court on an anti-discrimination ordinance, as well as the eight people who are under consideration to be Maricopa County Attorney, among other topics in the news this week. Plus, how one group is tackling the affordable housing shortage, one donation at a time. That and more on The Show.
The idea of citizenship has been at the heart of the immigration conversation in this country. We hear an undocumented journalist talk about what it means to be an American. Plus, why Maricopa County has one of the highest rates of new HIV infections in the country, and what's being done to stop it. That and more on The Show.
Concerns about climate change are growing — especially in the Southwest — and scientists are working hard to educate the public. We hear what the humanities — like literature and history — can do to help. Plus, one of the reporters who broke the Harvey Weinstein sexual misconduct story on what the #MeToo movement has and has not changed. That and more on The Show.
The Arizona Supreme Court says a Phoenix company does not have to make invitations for same-sex weddings. We analysis of the ruling and what it means going forward. Plus, what’s behind the increased popularity of online dating? That and more on The Show.
The moratorium on regulated utilities disconnecting customers who don’t pay their bills ends in less than a month. We hear how advocates are trying to help residents pay their summer power bills in the fall. Plus, what’s behind last month’s drop in border apprehensions? That and more on The Show.
Arizona Republicans won’t get the chance to vote in a 2020 presidential preference election. We hear what’s behind that decision — and why a local congressman is becoming more influential — in our Friday NewsCap. Plus, ASU President Michael Crow responds to criticism and legal action by the attorney general. That and more on The Show.
The cost of college has been a major point of contention, both here in Arizona and elsewhere. We hear about ways to help students deal with the new realities of college costs. Plus, the ultimate guide to the edible ingredients of the Sonoran desert. That and more on The Show.
California lawmakers will not vote on allowing banks to do business with marijuana firms. We'll hear what Arizona is doing to try to help dispensaries handle their money. Plus, a Latina legislator in Arizona who’s making a habit of being a first in many ways in her political career. That and more on The Show.
2018 was often described politically as "The Year of the Woman." Hear why the outcome of the 2016 presidential election led more women to run for — and win — elected office. Plus, the challenges of getting hold of legal documents related to the case of an Arizona humanitarian worker. That and more on The Show.
Arizona’s Medicaid program has unveiled new work requirement plans for some recipients. We hear how these changes could affect patients. Plus, the leading voice women have had in the fight for education in Arizona. That and more on The Show.
The head of APS faced a critical Corporation Commission and questions about political spending and shut-off policies. We'll hear our Friday NewsCap panel on the hearing’s fallout. Plus, why some Phoenix residents are concerned about the abundance of automated license plate readers around town. That and more on The Show.
The CEO of Arizona’s biggest utility faced regulators Wednesday. We hear what he did and did not say to the Corporation Commission. Plus, the unique mental health challenges faced by college student-athletes. That and more on The Show.
Federally-backed opportunity zones are intended to give an economic boost to struggling areas. Find out why one zone in Scottsdale definitely doesn’t fit that description. And, autonomous trucks may be carrying goods on our roadways much sooner than expected. That and more on The Show.
Most of the ballots cast in Phoenix’s special election were through the mail — could Arizona be the next state to move to all mail-in ballots? Plus, the monsoon senses series continues with a look at how a viral dust storm video led to a storm chasing career. That and more on The Show.
Take a trip down the road of discovery from prehistoric times to the future. Stretch your preconceptions and imaginations with some of our favorites stories on this special presentation of The Show.
Sen. Martha McSally is expected to face Mark Kelly in next year’s general election, but a primary challenger is getting in the race. We'll hear how that could affect her chances — plus other stories — on our Friday NewsCap. Also, an investigation into how governments respond to communities affected by natural disasters. That and more on The Show.
There have been calls for the U.S. Senate to take up gun control legislation in the wake of recent shootings. We'll hear Sen. Martha McSally on that and other issues. Plus, why police agencies nationwide have been purging officers’ disciplinary records. That and more on The Show.
Is light rail going to continue to expand in Phoenix or will its progress come to a halt? We recap how voters decided on Propositions 105 and 106. Plus, Scottsdale elevates its food game — at least from a PR standpoint — with an influx of celebrity chefs. That and more on The Show.
Recent shootings in Dayton and El Paso have brought back conversations about gun rights and gun control. Gov. Doug Ducey weighs in on those issues, as well as trade and the economy and more. Plus, funding school counselors to help raise awareness of child sexual abuse. That and more on The Show.