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Sen. Udall Marks Fathers 100th Birthday, Pushes Congress To Protect Environment
In 1963, then-Interior Secretary Stewart Udall, who also served Arizona in Congress, wrote the book "The Quiet Crisis." Stewart Udall’s son Tom is currently a U.S. senator from New Mexico. As part of marking his father’s 100th birthday this year, Sen. Udall is pushing for Congress to undertake a new agenda that focuses on protecting and preserving the environment.
March 12, 2020
AZ Business Leader Fears Transgender Athlete Bill Could Hurt Economy
Republican state lawmakers have so far voted along party lines to advance a bill to ban transgender student athletes from competing in girls sports. But the Human Rights Campaign, an LGBTQ civil rights group, has released an open letter from 40 major businesses, including Amazon, Google and Uber, opposing such measures.
March 12, 2020
Why Thieves Are Targeting Beehives
In California, organized crime is creating a bit of a buzz around a new target: beehives. In Arizona, a Queen Creek-based company lost $100,000 worth of bees due to theft last month. Environment reporter Oliver Milman has covered these beehive heists for the Guardian U.S.
March 12, 2020
How AZs Largest Shelter System Is Dealing With Coronavirus Concerns
Trying to contain an outbreak in a shelter setting could prove to be a challenge. For more on what Arizona's largest shelter system is doing to prepare for a potential outbreak, we’re joined now by Lisa Glow, CEO of Central Arizona Shelter Services.
March 12, 2020
ASU Student Reacts To Schools Transition To Online Instruction
Universities across the state are also reacting to the governor’s and the president’s announcements regarding coronavirus. ASU President Michael Crow announced yesterday that all in-person classes will “transition to online instruction wherever possible.”
March 12, 2020
School Of Architecture At Taliesin To Remain Open
Back in January, the School of Architecture at Taliesin and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation decided to close the Scottsdale school. But the board for the School of Architecture at Taliesin has voted to keep the doors open. The board made its decision last week after reportedly securing other sources of funding.
March 12, 2020
The Pulse: Get Emotional At The Gym? Here’s Why
You’re at the gym and maybe between the final curls or presses of an intense workout — this strange sadness comes on just out of nowhere — and then it’s gone. Has this ever happened to you? If it has, you’re far from alone.
March 12, 2020
The Takeaway: What’s The Deal With Delegates?
The race for delegates heated up this week with six more states voting on “big Tuesday,” and Joe Biden widening his delegate lead over Bernie Sanders. But what exactly is the deal with delegates? The Takeaway’s Amy Walter tackles that question this week on the “How to Vote in America” podcast
March 12, 2020
Phoenixs Democratic Debate Canceled, Moved To D.C.
The Democratic National Committee is moving Sunday's presidential debate from Arizona to Washington, D.C., because of concerns about the coronavirus. The party had already announced that the debate between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders would be held without a live audience. Now the location is changing due to concerns about cross-country travel.
Arizona Gov. Ducey Declares Statewide Public Health Emergency
March 12, 2020
Small AZ District Closes Schools Due To Illness Report
Schools in a town in rural southeastern Arizona were closed Thursday while health officials determine whether some students had been exposed to the coronavirus. The Pima Unified School District announced Wednesday night there was a report that an unspecified number of elementary school students were possibly exposed to “to an unknown illness."
March 12, 2020
Humane Conditions For Hens May Lead To Egg Price Hike
Arizona shoppers could end up paying more for eggs as state lawmakers protect a major producer from an animal rights initiative drive. On Tuesday, House members gave preliminary approval to a bill seen as a compromise between Hickman's Family Farms and the Humane Society.
March 12, 2020
FAA: Company Used By D-Backs Conducted Illegal Flights
The Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency order Wednesday against a company that flew professional sports teams, including the Arizona Diamondbacks.
March 12, 2020
Q&AZ: What Headlines Were In Arizona Newspapers In 1912?
Last month, KJZZ honored Arizona on the 108th anniversary of its statehood with its Untold Arizona series. But the addition of the 48th state was far from the only story filling the pages of Arizona newspapers in 1912.
March 12, 2020
Trump Suspends Travel Between U.S., Europe For 30 Days
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he is suspending all travel between the U.S. and Europe for 30 days beginning Friday as he seeks to combat a viral pandemic.
March 11, 2020
Sanders Looking Forward To Sundays Debate In Phoenix
There won’t be a live audience, but there will still be a Democratic presidential debate in Phoenix on Sunday. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign said the event is crucial.
March 11, 2020
Petitions Handed To Corp Comm Over Renewable Energy
After receiving thousands of petitions calling for higher renewable and clean energy standards, state utility regulators are moving forward with a draft rule that could — if adopted — require 100% clean energy by 2050.
March 11, 2020
Ducey Declares Statewide Public Health Emergency
Following reports of three new possible coronavirus cases in Arizona, Gov. Doug Ducey has declared a statewide public health emergency. The declaration frees up tools to help combat the spread of the coronavirus. The Department of Health Services, led by state health Director Cara Christ, will now coordinate the state’s ongoing response. And state officials now have access to $500,000 in emergency funds.
March 11, 2020
WATCH: President Trump Remarks On Coronavirus
President Donald Trump is speaking from the Oval Office about coronavirus. The World Health Organization labeled the outbreak a pandemic earlier in the day. Video is scheduled to begin around 6 p.m. Arizona time.
March 11, 2020
AZ Lawmakers Vote To Require Warning Labels On Medical Marijuana
Arizona lawmakers voted to require warning labels on medical marijuana on Tuesday. The measure would also use proceeds from a new tax to study any link between the drug and schizophrenia or violent behavior.
March 11, 2020
3 New Presumptive Coronavirus Cases Reported In Arizona
Three new presumptive cases of the coronavirus were reported Wednesday in Arizona, bringing the state’s total to nine. The new cases are in Maricopa and Pima counties. No deaths have been reported in the state as of Wednesday afternoon.
March 11, 2020

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