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As reservoir levels continue to fall, Sonoran capital feels water pinch
Climate change is one key factor at play, but experts say poor water management policies are also central.
May 24, 2022
WATCH: President Joe Biden speaks after a mass shooting at Texas elementary school
President Joe Biden delivers remarks on Tuesday's mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.
May 24, 2022
Phoenix leaders to vote on $800,000 in police settlements
On Wednesday, the Phoenix City Council is expected to approve two police settlements.
May 24, 2022
Maricopa County plans several large investments in affordable housing
Federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act is allowing Maricopa County to make its biggest investment ever in affordable housing projects. The County Board of Supervisors this month approved $35 million for several news housing programs.
May 24, 2022
Cardinals to be featured on Hard Knocks in Season
The Arizona Cardinals will be the second NFL team to be featured on HBO’s “Hard Knocks In Season.”
May 24, 2022
Why farms are falling behind on autonomous technology
There is an ongoing shortage of farm workers in the U.S. Why one professor thinks autonomous technology could help.
May 24, 2022
How AZs congressional districts could weaken Native Americans votes
Arizona's 2021 redrawing of district lines saw a last-minute adjustment that put a substantial number of white, Republican-leaning voters into districts previously dominated by Native American communities. The result could be the dilution of the Native American vote in districts that used to be Democratic strongholds.
May 24, 2022
Rising Youth Theatres play takes on mental health among young people
Rising Youth Theatre is tackling the subject of mental health in their new, original production, "Keysmash."
May 24, 2022
What an updated 150-year-old mining law could mean for Arizona
Whether it’s because of the spike in gas prices, the recent chip shortage, or growing enthusiasm for alternative energy use, Congress is considering legislation that would update a 150-year-old mining law.
May 24, 2022
Caregiving has always been challenging — then came COVID-19
The pandemic has not only taken a physical and financial toll, it has heavily impacted our mental health. And for many paid caregivers in nursing homes, these last two years have been traumatic.
May 24, 2022
Chandler adds 5 languages to bilingual pay program
Chandler recently expanded its bilingual pay program to include six languages.
May 24, 2022
Fire restrictions to be put in place around AZ ahead of Memorial Day
With Memorial Day coming up this weekend, fire restrictions are being put in place around the state. There will be increased fire restrictions at eight southern Arizona National Park sites starting Wednesday.
May 24, 2022
Virtual reality brings portable Taser training to police
Scottsdale-based Axon, the company that is best known for developing the Taser, is expanding a virtual reality and immersive training program that is aimed at increasing training for officers with Tasers in life-like scenarios and making them comfortable with split second decisions.
May 24, 2022
Effort to ban ballot drop boxes fails in Arizona Senate
An impassioned effort by some Arizona Senate Republicans to ban the use of ballot drop boxes failed Monday. Scottsdale Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita’s efforts to change a proposal requiring drop boxes to have video monitoring was blocked by fellow GOP senators who knew House Republicans weren’t on board with the harsher proposal.
May 24, 2022
Asylum seekers in Nogales hold vigil after Title 42 news
People came and went through the Nogales border crossing Monday, and about a dozen migrants who’d been freshly expelled under Title 42 carried their belongings in plastic bags.
May 24, 2022
Sen. Mark Kelly in Yuma responds to ruling that Title 42 must continue
U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly was in Yuma Friday where he met with local elected officials and law enforcement leaders to discuss the high number of migrants arriving at the border.
May 24, 2022
Word S7:E7 — AZ teen advances in Poetry Out Loud; anthology raises money for Ukraine
What do a Coconino High School student, a novelist and writer for the San Francisco Chronicle as well as a poet from Fountain Hills have in common? They're all part of this edition of Word, a podcast about literature in Arizona and the region hosted by KJZZ's Tom Maxedon.
May 24, 2022
AMLO acknowledges ensuring water access for Comcaac Nation ‘not easy’
He raised the prospect of drilling additional wells and building aqueducts to resolve the issue.
May 23, 2022
Sonora signs on to health care federalization plan
Neighboring Sonora plans to join a federal plan that seeks to expand health care access. The plan includes turning over state health care facilities to federal control and investments in infrastructure and staffing.
May 23, 2022
More AZ GOP lawmakers tried to discredit election than any state
According to an national analysis conducted by the New York Times, 81% of all GOP state lawmakers — that’s Arizona’s state representatives and senators — used the influence and authority of their office in attempts to cast doubt on the election results, or in some cases, tried to overturn the state’s election results.
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May 23, 2022

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