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Rep. Bolding Asking For Federal Investigation Into Dion Johnsons Death
The family of Dion Johnson, the man shot and killed by a Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper after being found asleep in his truck along the Loop 101 freeway in north Phoenix, is asking for answers, and a state representative is asking for a federal investigation.
June 6, 2020
Phoenix Police Chief Marches With Protesters, Faces Criticism
Police all over the country have been seen in videos taking a knee or marching alongside demonstrators, seemingly signifying their solidarity with a movement that calls for major reforms to the institution of law enforcement. In Phoenix, Chief Jeri Williams joined with protesters Friday and told them their message was resonating at the highest levels of the police department.
June 6, 2020
Jalisco Governor Suggests AMLO Is Behind Destruction, Arrests
Thursday evening June 4th, hundreds rallied against police brutality in the city of Guadalajara , Mexico, after a civilian allegedly was killed in custody a month ago. The protest led to destruction and arrests. And now, the state governor is insinuating that the president is behind the disturbances.
June 6, 2020
Housing Department Promises Changes After Concerns About Program
More than 14,000 Arizonans have applied for help through the state’s COVID-19 eviction prevention program and another 25,000 have started the application but haven’t finished it. Not even 800 have received help paying rent.
June 5, 2020
Arizonas Largest Hospital System Nearing ICU Bed Capacity
The chief clinical officer at the state's largest hospital network said Friday that Arizona is headed to a health crisis if residents don't change their habits to deal with COVID-19. Dr. Marjorie Bessel said the intensive-care units at the Maricopa County hospitals for Banner Health already are at full capacity. And other hospitals in Arizona are rapidly approaching that point.
June 5, 2020
11 Years After Tragic ABC Daycare Fire, Fight For Justice Continues
Friday marked 11 years since a fire at a daycare in the Sonoran capital Hermosillo left 49 infants and toddlers dead and more than 100 others injured. Mexico’s president has promised to take action on behalf of victims and their families. But many say they are still waiting for justice.
June 5, 2020
Phoenix District Evaluating Its School Resource Officers Program
The death of George Floyd, a black man in Minnesota, has sparked national discussions on police brutality. Schools across the country, including one Phoenix school district, are using this moment to evaluate the presence of law enforcement officers on their campuses.
June 5, 2020
Mexico-U.S. Imports And Exports Fall Almost 50%
Mexico is the United States’ main trading partner. But trade between both countries has been seriously impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, as imports and exports dropped historically.
June 5, 2020
ASU Economist Optimistic About Employment
The most recent jobs report showed what economists call a startling decline in unemployment given the recent job losses during COVID-19 pandemic. A local economist says this is cause for optimism — but isn't a trend, yet.
June 5, 2020
In First Week Of New Normal, 4 Employees Test Positive At Sonora Ford Plant
The cases come the first week of the "new normal" Mexico, during which several sectors recently deemed essential were allowed to gradually reopen even as the coronavirus quickly spreads.
June 5, 2020
White Mountain Apache Tribe Struggling With COVID-19
The White Mountain Apache Tribe in eastern Arizona is still struggling with the coronavirus. The tribe has more than 800 positive cases out of 16,000 tribal members.
June 5, 2020
National Guard Activates 1,400 To Help Law Enforcement
The Arizona National Guard's commander, Maj. Gen. Michael McGuire, says he received requests for assistance from nine cities statewide after the vandalism and looting at Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall on Saturday.
June 5, 2020
ASU Scooby-Doo Scholar Unmasks 51 Years Of Mysteries
This year marks the 51st anniversary of the iconic Scooby-Doo franchise. Even after half a decade, the gang continues to split up and search for clues in their latest movie "Scoob!" The Show spoke with ASU professor Kevin Sandler about the movie and the brand has changed over the years.
June 5, 2020
Comfort Foods In The Time Of Coronavirus
Food can really bring you back to a place and make you feel at home with memories. A lot of Philadelphia natives in the Valley felt the same way when they heard the Philly Pretzel Factory was reopening in Goodyear. That includes Phoenix New Times's food critic and friend of The Show, Chris Malloy.
June 5, 2020
The Friday NewsCap June 5, 2020
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with former Superintendent of Public Instruction Jaime Molera of Molera Alvarez.
June 5, 2020
Judge: Social Security Cant Withhold Benefits From Same-Sex Couples
A federal judge in Tucson has ruled the Social Security Administration cannot withhold survivor’s benefits from some same-sex couples, even if they were not married for the required amount of time to get those benefits before one spouse passed away. Attorney Peter Renn talked about the ruling that will have nationwide impacts.
June 5, 2020
Arizona Surpasses 1,000 Deaths From COVID-19
In a grim milestone, Arizona has now seen more than 1,000 deaths from COVID-19. Positive cases of the virus have continued to climb since the governor began to reopen the state in mid-May.
June 5, 2020
Banner Healths Poison Control Center Posts Advice For Facing Tear Gas
Banner Health's poison control center says it's had calls from people who have been exposed to tear gas and pepper spray at demonstrations.
June 5, 2020
Survey: Many In AZ Reluctant To Resume Normal Activity
A survey by market researcher WestGroup finds that many Arizonans aren’t ready to re-enter their old lives after the COVID-19 stay-at-home order.
June 5, 2020
ASU, NAU Share Details On Reopening Plans For The Fall Semester
Northern Arizona University students will start the fall semester on Aug. 12, earlier than usual and end before Thanksgiving. Arizona State University employees will be required to take and report their temperatures every work day.
June 5, 2020

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