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Ex-McSally Aide Guilty Of Stealing Campaign Funds
A senior official on Martha McSally’s 2018 Senate campaign pleaded guilty Friday to stealing campaign funds. Prosecutors say Anthony Barry, a consultant and deputy campaign manager for McSally, used his position to make payments to himself beyond his owed salary.
May 8, 2021
Maricopa Audit Attorney Threatens Supervisors With Subpoenas
An attorney for the Arizona Senate’s audit of Maricopa County’s election results is threatening subpoenas against the county Board of Supervisors if they don’t provide passwords for routers and voting machines.
May 8, 2021
Proposed Tobacco Law Scrutinized For Lack Of Regulations
The Arizona Senate recently passed a bill that would require a retailer to receive a license to sell tobacco, vapor or alternative nicotine products. The bill received bipartisan support, but is drawing criticism due to a perceived lack of strict regulations.
May 8, 2021
Arizona Senate President Breaks Silence On Audit
Arizona State Senate President Karen Fann has made her first public comments on the ongoing audit of Maricopa County’s 2020 election.
May 8, 2021
ASU Professor Explains What Critical Race Theory Is And Is Not
Arizona lawmakers are close to passing a bill opponents say is part of a nationwide effort to ban teaching critical race theory in K-12 schools. An ASU professor explains what critical race theory is and dispels misconception.
May 7, 2021
National Guard Shooting Of Sonoran AG Staff Raises Militarization Concerns
Some groups said the incident highlights the shortcomings of the militarized security strategy in a number of cities across the state.
May 7, 2021
Harris, AMLO Discuss Migration, Regional Development
Mexico's president appears to have brought up the ongoing border restrictions that have prevented many Mexicans from being able to cross into the United States over the last year.
May 7, 2021
Senate Tables Canvassing Plans As Part of Election Review
In a letter to the U.S. Justice Department, state Senate President Karen Fann says plans to go door-to-door asking Arizonans about their voting history are “indefinitely” on hold.
Election Experts Say Arizona Senate's Recount Of Maricopa County Ballots Not 'Normal'
May 7, 2021
AZ State Troopers Sent To Defend Secretary Of State
Gov. Doug Ducey has ordered a detail of Arizona state troopers to protect the state’s top election official and her family.
May 7, 2021
MCCCD Selects Kate Smith As President Of Rio Salado College
The Maricopa County Community College District has selected Kate Smith as the next president of Rio Salado College after a nationwide search that included three other finalists.
May 7, 2021
The Fancy Navajo: Diné Influencer Shares Culture Through Food
Alana Yazzie studied marketing at Marquette University after growing up near the Navajo reservation in New Mexico. After a stint in HR, she quit and decided to strike out on her own as The Fancy Navajo. That’s her Instagram handle, and it has led her to a career of baking and blogging.
May 7, 2021
Migration Policy Institute: Raising Refugee Cap A Start
President Biden initially indicated he would maintain the Trump administration's number of refugees allowed into the country, but after some back and forth, the administration has announced the new cap will be 62,500. And there are ambitions to push the number higher than that in subsequent years.
May 7, 2021
Why Tempes Danelle Plaza Remains An Eclectic Strip Mall
Danelle Plaza at Southern and Mill in Tempe is like a lot of strip malls. There’s a mix of businesses in there — a clothing shop, a restaurant, a record store, a billiards hall and perhaps the most well-known one, Yucca Tap Room. Danelle Plaza has been an important part of Tempe’s music and alternative arts scene, which is what drew Rob Moore to it.
May 7, 2021
AARP Arizona Calling For An Audit Of States Long-Term Care System
It’s unclear how many people living in long-term care facilities have died in Arizona. According to the COVID Tracking Project, just over 2,500 people died. But that data is incomplete. Now the head of AARP Arizona is calling for an audit of the state’s long-term care system.
May 7, 2021
Group Resumes Delivery Of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine To Homebound Seniors
Late last month, the Arizona Department of Health Services resumed use of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine following a safety review. For providers in rural parts of the state, it was good news. They were able to continue vaccinating homebound seniors.
May 7, 2021
The Friday NewsCap May 7, 2021
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with Emily Ryan of Copper State Consulting; and attorney and former congressional staffer Roy Herrera.
May 7, 2021
▶ This Weeks #AZNumber: 48%
#AZNumbers is a weekly segment featuring thoughts and insight into Arizona's economic news. This week's number: 48%. 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.
May 7, 2021
Arizona Utility Regulators Reject 100% Clean Energy Rules
Arizona's utility regulators have rejected new rules that would have required most of the state's electricity providers to get 100% of their power from clean energy sources by 2050 to limit carbon emissions and address climate change.
May 7, 2021
Man Accused Of Lying About Large Group Hike At Grand Canyon
A Washington state man is accused of defying federal regulations that limit the number of people who can hike rim-to-rim at Grand Canyon National Park. Joseph Don Mount, of Chehalis, organized a trip in October with more than 150 people, according to a complaint filed this week in U.S. Magistrate Court in Flagstaff.
May 7, 2021
Ducey Signs Legislation To Impose New Limits On Forfeitures
Gov. Doug Ducey has signed legislation to tighten Arizona laws on civil forfeitures of private property. The legislation requires that property can be forfeited and sold, only if the owner has been convicted of a crime related to the forfeiture.
May 7, 2021

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