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Lucha Libre Fighter La Parka Dies In Native Hermosillo
The Mexican professional wrestling world is mourning the death of Lucha Libre fighter La Parka, who was injured in October and passed away in his native Hermosillo this weekend. Jesús Alfonso Escoboza Huerta suffered a serious injury in October.
Jan. 13, 2020
As Senate Trial Looms, Arizona Representatives Discuss Impeachment
The U.S. House is likely to pass along articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate this week. Arizona’s congressional delegation is showing no signs of breaking partisan ranks.
Jan. 13, 2020
Insys Manager Gets 33 Months For Opioid-Fraud Role
A former Insys Therapeutics Inc. vice president was sentenced to 33 months in prison for a fraud and bribery plot, the first of seven company executives — including founder John Kapoor — to face punishment for their roles in fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic.
Jan. 13, 2020
Presidential Candidates Take Stage In Iowa And Las Vegas
As six presidential candidates face off in Iowa Tuesday, six will participate in a Native American Presidential Forum in Las Vegas the same day.
Jan. 13, 2020
How ASU Womens Basketball Beat 2 Top-5 Teams In The Same Weekend
The Arizona State women's basketball team took down not one, but two top-ranked teams this past weekend. It’s the first time in NCAA history that an unranked team has defeated two high-ranked teams in a row. The Sun Devils beat No. 2 Oregon Friday night and then came back and beat No. 3 Oregon State on Sunday in Tempe.
Jan. 13, 2020
How Universities Could Start Paying NCAA Student-Athletes
Tonight's College Football Playoff National Championship game comes as the NCAA is under increasing pressure to let athletes benefit from playing college sports.
Jan. 13, 2020
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.
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Jan. 13, 2020

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