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What To Expect From The 2020 Arizona Legislature
Gov. Doug Ducey delivered his State of the State address on Monday afternoon, outlining his priorities for the upcoming legislative session. But, all 90 state lawmakers also have their own priorities, which don’t always align with those outlined by the governor on the session’s opening day. With The Show for a preview of what to expect at the Capitol this session were Mary Jo Pitzl of the Arizona Republic and KJZZ’s Ben Giles.
Jan. 13, 2020
U.S. And China To Sign Phase 1 Trade Deal
China’s top trade negotiator is due in Washington today. A ceremony is planned in D.C. for this week, for the U.S. and China to sign their "Phase 1" trade deal. The U.S. is hoping this deal will lead to a new start on trade with China, and the Trump Administration says the deal will create a level playing field for American farmers and manufacturers.
Jan. 13, 2020
Boas: City Puts Marijuana Revenues Toward Reparations
The Arizona Republic's Editorial Director Phil Boas has a new column that addresses an effort by the Evanston, Illinois, City Council to put tax revenues from legalized recreational marijuana sales toward reparations for African American residents.
Jan. 13, 2020
Humanitarian Crisis: Shelters See Spike In Homeless Seniors
Central Arizona Shelter Services, the state’s largest emergency shelter, reports a nearly 40% increase in the number of seniors over the age of 62 in their shelter in the last three years. Today, seniors make up about a third of the people CASS serves, and it’s happening at a time when the shelter is already over-capacity. Each month, hundreds of people — often up to 500 — are turned away from the shelter.
Jan. 13, 2020
How Much Screen Time Is OK For Kids?
How many hours is OK when it comes to screen time for kids? Ed Finn of Arizona State University's Center for Science and the Imagination wrote about that in Slate recently, and The Show talked with him.
Jan. 13, 2020
Former Student Awaits Sentencing In NAU Shooting
A former NAU student will be sentenced a month from now after pleading guilty last week to one count of manslaughter and three counts of aggravated assault. Steven Jones admitted to fatally shooting another student and wounding three others.
Jan. 13, 2020
Is Phoenix A Real Food City?
For years, critics have argued about whether Phoenix — the fifth largest city in the country — is a real food city, a place where big dining concepts thrive and surprise diners. Now, as we head into a new era, the question looms: Has Phoenix finally made it?
Jan. 13, 2020
What Is The Arizona Legislature Going To Do With An Extra $750M?
A sales tax on online purchases is bringing in a considerable amount of revenue, and as the Arizona Legislature prepares to begin its new session, representatives are faced with deciding what to spend it on. The state is projecting a $750 million budget surplus for this fiscal year.
Jan. 13, 2020
Arizona War Powers Resolution
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a war powers resolution that limits President Donald Trump’s authority to order military action against Iran. The vote passed almost along party lines, including within Arizona’s congressional delegation.
Jan. 13, 2020
Gov. Doug Ducey To Deliver State Of The State Address
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is set to lay out his priorities for the coming year when he presents his sixth State of the State address on the opening day of the annual legislative session.
Jan. 13, 2020
The Takeaway: Earthquakes Continue To Rattle Puerto Rico
A 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck Puerto Rico on Saturday morning.
Jan. 13, 2020
Heres What Happened This Week In Arizona History: Jan. 12-18
This week in 1929, Wyatt Earp died at the age of 81 in Los Angeles. Read more about the interesting — and sometimes unusual — events that happened this week in Arizona history.
Jan. 13, 2020
Highway Fencing For Salt River Horses Begins Next Phase
Tonto National Forest officials say workers plan Monday to begin installing 4 miles of steel fencing along and near the lower Salt River east of metro Phoenix to prevent wild horses from crossing the Bush Highway and to keep livestock from mingling with the horse herd.
Jan. 13, 2020
Q&AZ: Why Do Only Certain Valley Freeways Have Billboards?
Billboards are ubiquitous on some Valley freeways, but nowhere to be found along other roads. Through KJZZ's Q&AZ reporting project, a listener asked who decides when a billboard is allowed along the highway and when to keep them off the side of the road.
Ask Your Own Q&AZ Question
Jan. 13, 2020
Online Tool Lets You Create Phoenix City Budget
A new online tool lets you decide how to spend over $1.4 billion that make up the general fund. You can move money around, adding or subtracting funds from different departments. You can also decide whether to increase or decrease sales and property taxes.
Jan. 13, 2020
Top Lawmakers Agree On Issues With Short-Term Rentals
Republicans and Democrats, so often at odds on hot button issues at the Arizona Capitol, appear to be in agreement when it comes to regulating short-term rentals, like Airbnb. They still face an obstacle in the governor, who says he’s opposed to measures that significantly walk back the law he signed four years ago.
Jan. 13, 2020
Number Of Mexicans With Work Visas In The U.S. Increase
The Trump administration has been trying to restrict all forms of legal migration in the U.S.. But Mexico is praising the increase of Mexican migrants in the U.S. under work visa programs.
Jan. 13, 2020
Phoenix To Collect Public Donations To Plant More Trees
Phoenix is looking to collect public donations to plant more trees. But the idea is being met with some skepticism. During a recent city subcommittee meeting, Chief Sustainability Officer Mark Hartman pitched the process.
Jan. 13, 2020
Former Rep. Stringer Running For Office Again
Former state lawmaker David Stringer is running for office again in Yavapai County. Stringer resigned from the Arizona House of Representatives in 2019 after allegations of paying young boys for sex in 1983 came to light. He announced plans to challenge incumbent Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk, who was elected in 2000.
Jan. 12, 2020
150 AZ National Guard Troops Return From Deployment
After spending the past year deployed to various locations in the Middle East, more than 150 members of the Arizona Army National Guard's 253rd Engineer Battalion returned home to Phoenix.
Jan. 12, 2020

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