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Phoenix Couple React To Police Stopping Porch Concerts
Alison Daniels and Nick Harper live in Phoenix’s Willo neighborhood. When Arizona shut down last year, they started hosting live concerts on their front porch. They said it was a safe way to bring their neighbors together and to support local artists. But Phoenix police shut the concerts down last weekend.
April 16, 2021
United Airlines Launches Initiative To Bolster, Diversify Pilots
Last week, United Airlines announced an initiative to train 5,000 pilots by 2030 at Deer Valley Airport. United also announced their intention to diversify their flight staff to better reflect the demographics of their passengers and the American population.
April 16, 2021
▶ This Weeks #AZNumber: 50
#AZNumbers is a weekly segment featuring thoughts and insight into Arizona's economic news. This week's number: 50. Listen to the KJZZ business block with Heather van Blokland weekdays at 6 p.m. on 91.5 FM or stream it on KJZZ.org.
April 16, 2021
Arizona Tribes Will Get More Casinos, Games Under New Compacts
Arizona tribes are going to get at least four new casinos — and possibly more after another decade — along with more slot machines and more games of chance.
April 16, 2021
Arizona Unemployment Rate Down Slightly; Hope For COVID-19 Recovery Ticks Up
New numbers are out, and Arizona's unemployment rate improved last month as more people in the state are beginning to go out to eat. Full recovery is a long way off, but this a good step.
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April 15, 2021
How Light Rail Construction Could Help Some Phoenix Small Businesses
Nearly 350 businesses in Phoenix are facing years of light-rail construction outside their doors.
April 15, 2021
Washington Post: Native Americans Fighting To Save Sanctity Of Oak Flat
Oak Flat in Pinal County has become the centerpiece of the battles between Native American tribes to preserve their sacred land and mining companies that want to generate revenue and create jobs. Washington Post Reporter Dana Hedgpeth recently wrote about Oak Flat.
April 15, 2021
Study: Phoenix One Of Least Affordable Housing Regions
The affordable housing crisis is well-known across Arizona, but a new analysis from the Urban Land Institute puts that problem into a little more context. The 2021 Home Attainability Index ranks the Phoenix area as one of the 24 least affordable regions of the country; that includes both rental homes and those for purchase.
April 15, 2021
Why Moral Arguments Against Gambling Have Disappeared
Arguments against the expansion of gambling in Arizona have been either silent or limited, a far cry from decades ago when even the creation of a lottery was seen as something that was immoral and harmful to society. To find out what changed, The Show spoke with Gaming Historian David Schwartz.
April 15, 2021
Corp Comm Moves Forward With 95-Degree Rule For Power Shutoffs
On a 3-2 vote, the Arizona Corporation Commission has decided to move forward with the standard of 95 degrees as the point that utilities cannot be shut off.
April 15, 2021
Hotel Room Contract Shows Feds Trying To Adjust To Migration Changes
A government contract that gives certain migrant families hotel rooms in Arizona was driven by a change in the demographics of who comes to the U.S.-Mexico border.
April 14, 2021
First Sports-Book Partnership Revealed; More Coming To AZ
Recent action by lawmakers means Arizonans can expect state-sanctioned sports gambling to soon join cannabis on the list of recent taboos made legal. Gov. Doug Ducey’s expected signature unlocks 20 licenses to run a sports book.
April 14, 2021
We’re Very Concerned: Heat Relief Network Needs Help
A regional network designed to help vulnerable people finds itself in need of help. And lives are at stake.
April 14, 2021
Hearing Friday On Transportation Construction Plan
State transportation officials have endorsed a five-year-construction plan they say would invest more than $1 billion in freeway preservation projects. Friday is the public’s first of three chances to give feedback on the draft.
April 14, 2021
Maricopa County Working On Regional Approach To Homelessness
In a few months, the Phoenix metro area should have a comprehensive regional plan to address homelessness. The Maricopa Association of Governments presented an overview to the Phoenix City Council on Tuesday.
April 14, 2021
Harvard Professor Links Religion, Rise Of Capitalism In New Book
How often do people’s spiritual beliefs affect how they think about money? Quite a bit, according to Harvard University professor Benjamin Friedman in his latest book "Religion and the Rise of Capitalism." The Show spoke talked with him about whether that connection leads us to any link between ideas like free will and free markets.
April 14, 2021
Some Lawmakers Want To Eliminate Income Tax Brackets
With state revenues running more than $1 billion ahead of expectations and better times forecast, Arizona Republican lawmakers are looking to compress all of the state's income tax brackets down to a single rate of 2.5% by 2024. But not all Republicans are in agreement.
April 14, 2021
U.S. House Committee Hears Testimony On Save Oak Flat Bill
The U.S. House Committee for Indigenous people held hearings Tuesday on Congressman Raul Grijalva’s bill to permanently protect Oak Flat from a proposed copper mine.
April 14, 2021
Park Service: Mead Boat Ramps Could Be Hard To Access
As the weather warms in the Southwest, the Bureau of Reclamation is predicting low water levels on reservoirs, which could have impacts on boaters.
April 13, 2021
AZ Expected To Receive Less Colorado River Water Starting 2022
As the intense Southwest drought continues, there has been discussion for a number of years about when — not if — Arizona’s allocation of Colorado River water would be reduced. It sounds very much like that will happen in 2022.
April 13, 2021

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