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Buried Ice Could Make It Easier For Humans To Land On Mars
New research could make it easier for humans to land and move around on Mars. Scientists have found water-ice in places they hadn’t known about before. Christopher Edwards is one of those scientists. He’s an assistant professor in the Department of Astronomy and Planetary Science at Northern Arizona University.
Jan. 17, 2020
Year 4: Where Does The Womens March Stand?
Sunday marks the fourth year that the Women’s March will take place in Phoenix. After the original march was ignited by the election of President Donald Trump, where does the march stand? ASU Professor Mako Ward joined The Show to talk about the march's ongoing significance.
Jan. 17, 2020
Macy’s To Close Tempe Facility; 843 To Lose Jobs
In early February, Macy’s will shut down its credit and customer services center at 1345 S. 52nd St. in Tempe. Macy’s said 843 employees will be impacted with positions ranging from auditors and engineers to workers who specialize in fraud and customer service.
Jan. 17, 2020
The Friday NewsCap Jan. 17, 2020
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 Chad Campbell of Strategies 360.
Jan. 17, 2020
SMoCA Puts Art By Women On Display All Year
A recent study shows 87% of major museum collections across the country feature male artists. The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art is responding with a yearlong collection show that features all women artists. It’s called "Unapologetic: All Women, All Year," and it opens Feb. 15.
Jan. 17, 2020
Why Colleges Struggle To Meet Demand For Mental Health Services
Colleges and universities across the country are dealing with a lack of counselors and barriers to students getting access to mental health services they can use. An investigation by the Daily Wildcat found long wait times for students to get appointments at the University of Arizona.
Jan. 17, 2020
U.S.-China Trade Deal An Important Baby Step
The United States has signed a 'Phase 1' trade deal with China. There are other steps to be taken after tariffs and threats of additional tariffs have been fought over for more than a year, but many are optimistic that some sort of deal has been reached.
Jan. 17, 2020
Insys Wins Court Approval Of Bankruptcy Plan
After months of court proceedings, Valley-based Insys Therapeutics has won court approval of a bankruptcy plan that pays less than a dime for each dollar it owes for damages related to the opioid crisis.
Jan. 16, 2020
Communities Affected By Mining Spill Win Case In Mexicos Supreme Court
On Wednesday, the Second Chamber of Mexico's Supreme Court unanimously granted legal protection to communities affected by a 2014 mining spill in the Sonora River. Residents of the communities affected by the spill hope that the ruling will provide relief they’ve been seeking for more than five years.
Jan. 16, 2020
Hacienda HealthCare Provider Settles With Medicaid
An embattled Phoenix-based Hacienda HealthCare has announced it will keep its Medicaid contract under certain conditions after reaching a settlement with a federal agency.
Jan. 16, 2020
AG: Sky Harbor Rideshare Fees Likely Violate Constitution
Arizona’s attorney general says Phoenix likely violated the state constitution when it added new rideshare fees at Sky Harbor Airport. Uber and Lyft previously said they would cease airport operations in January.
Jan. 16, 2020
Navajo President: China Trade Deal Would Benefit Tribes
The Navajo president said the trade agreement that the Trump administration and China signed Wednesday would open doors for tribes.
Jan. 16, 2020
Lawmakers Push New Bill To Support Firefighters Cancer Claims
State Sens. Heather Carter and Paul Boyer announced their new legislation on Thursday at the state Capitol, where Carter shaved Boyer's head in a show of support for firefighters who have had workers' compensation claims denied.
Jan. 16, 2020
Mills End: Tiny Desert Concert
The Phoenix music scene is ever-changing. Bands come and go, but only a few manage to stay together for a decade. And that’s exactly what Valley band Mill’s End has managed to do. With deep roots in Tempe, Mill’s End is still rocking stages across metro Phoenix.
Jan. 16, 2020
Sheriffs Blindsided By Duceys Plan To Move Inmates To County Jails
Arizona sheriffs say they were surprised by Gov. Ducey’s announcement to close a state prison and transfer the inmates to county jails and private prisons. Ducey said the closure would save taxpayers $247 million, but new homes for the nearly 4,000 inmates living at Florence have not yet been identified.
Jan. 16, 2020
New Publication The Informant Focuses Hate Groups, Extremism
Over the course of the three years of the Trump administration, there’s been consistent concern about whether so-called hate groups have felt encouraged — or, at least, not publicly denounced strongly enough — by the president. Former Arizona journalist Nick Martin has observed this closely, and it’s what inspired him to start a new publication called the Informant.
Jan. 16, 2020
Group Forms To Increase Latino Representation On Education Boards
There’s a newly-formed group in Arizona that’s trying to get more Latinos in leadership positions on education boards here. It’s called Arizona Latino Leaders in Education, or ALL in for Education.
Jan. 16, 2020
Amid Impeachment Din, Senate Approves USMCA By Wide Margin
As the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump is getting underway, the U.S. Senate approved the revised NAFTA deal on Thursday by a wide margin. The final tally was 89-10, with both of Arizona's senators voting for the measure.
Jan. 16, 2020
Children’s Action Alliance Pushes  AZ To Invest More In Childcare
As the legislature prepares to spend the next few months — or more — at the Capitol, we’re looking at some of the top priorities of different advocacy groups, starting with the Children’s Action Alliance. The Show sat down with President and CEO Siman Qaasim.
Jan. 16, 2020
Tax Group Pushing For Right Sized Business Property Tax In 2020
Many advocacy groups will be competing for Arizona lawmakers’ time and a slice of the state budget this year. Arizona Tax Research Association is included in that list. The Show sat down with the Sean McCarthy, senior research analyst there.
Jan. 16, 2020

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