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How Well Did Rachel Mitchell Do During The Hearings?
Rachel Mitchell, Special Victims Division director at the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, played an unprecedented role in the Judiciary Committee hearing yesterday, which heard testimony from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford alleging sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Sep. 28, 2018
Arizona Hispanic Buying Power Set To Top $47B This Year
Hispanic buying power in Arizona is expected to increase by $10 billion between now and 2022, and is anticipated to top $47 billion this year. Those are among the findings of the new DATOS report, which came out Friday morning.
Sep. 28, 2018
The Takeaway: Supreme Court Nominations Are Supposed To Assuage Fears About Partisanship, So What Happened Thursday?
Supreme Court Justices are intended to be impartial and to preside over a judicial body that is above the partisan fray. But all those pretenses fell away during the eight-hour-long Senate hearing Thursday, where Republican Senators and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh ripped into Democrats.
Sep. 28, 2018
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To talk about this week’s two Arizona gubernatorial debates, the Brett Kavanaugh hearing and more, Jon Gabriel, editor-in-chief at Ricochet.com, and David Lujan, director of the Arizona Center for Economic Progress, joined The Show.
Sep. 28, 2018
Flying Free: Reintroducing The California Condor To AZ
With a wingspan that can stretch 10 feet, the California condor is one of the largest birds in North America – and also one of the rarest. After the population plunged to just 22 in 1982, all were taken into captivity for safe keeping and breeding. Now, every year, just a few condors are released into the wild – while several hundred humans watch. This year, one of them was.
Sep. 28, 2018
Tariffs Lead To Sudden Donation For Food Banks
Remember when the Trump administration announced a $12 billion aid package for farmers to help with the effects of the trade war? About a tenth of that money will go to buying crops that people in China are not buying. The food, of course, needs a place to go.
Sep. 28, 2018
Arizonans React To Kavanaugh, Blasey Ford Testimony
Arizonans are closely watching the confirmation proceedings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Reactions were mixed in the Valley as the emotional testimonies played out on national television.
Sep. 28, 2018
Border Patrol Agent Accused Of Starting S. Arizona Fire
Agent Dennis Dickey admitted that in spring 2017, he started a fire that scorched 45,000 acres. Residents were evacuated from their homes as the fire roared into the flanks of Southern Arizona’s Santa Rita Mountains.
Sep. 28, 2018
Social Security Number Removed From Medicare Cards
Medicare cards no longer list social security numbers. Instead, they include an 11-character ID of numbers and letters linked to an individual’s Medicare account.
Sep. 28, 2018
Arizona Superintendent Of Public Instruction Candidates Debate
Democrat Kathy Hoffman and Republican Frank Riggs debated Tuesday night in Phoenix as they both aim to be the next leader of public education in Arizona. The event was moderated by Mark Brodie and Steve Goldstein, hosts of KJZZ’s The Show. See updates from KJZZ.
Sep. 27, 2018
Workers Needed, Part 2: Looking To Puerto Rico
A drywall company faced with an ongoing worker shortage is turning away from foreign guest labor. Now it wants to build a workforce by investing in a relocation program.
Sep. 27, 2018
2017 Hurricanes Were Strengthened By Warm Ocean, Climate Change
A month after Puerto Rico revised its death toll from Hurricane Maria to nearly 3,000, experts are still investigating what made the 2017 North Atlantic hurricane season so active. Now, a new study offers some answers.
Sep. 27, 2018
LIVE: Kavanaugh, Blasey Ford Testify Before Senate Judiciary
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of sexually assaulting her in high school, Christine Blasey Ford, are testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Watch the proceeding live.
Meet Rachel Mitchell, The Attorney Questioning Kavanaugh Accuser
Sep. 27, 2018
Meet Rachel Mitchell, The Attorney Who Will Question Kavanaugh Accuser
A longtime prosecutor from Arizona will be asking the questions for Republicans on the committee at the Judiciary Committee hearing. Rachel Mitchell specializes in prosecuting sex crime cases for Maricopa County in the state.
Sep. 27, 2018
Council Stays On Track For South Phoenix Light Rail
Light rail is on track to move into south Phoenix. After months of debate, the City Council reaffirmed the two-lane design which would reduce traffic along Central Avenue south of downtown to one car lane in each direction.
Sep. 26, 2018
ACLU, Parent Sue Great Hearts Academies
Great Hearts Academies — one of Arizona’s largest public charter schools — is being sued for allegedly violating state oversight laws.
Sep. 26, 2018
Spending Package Extends VAWA
The U.S. House passed a spending package Wednesday to avoid a government shutdown Oct. 1. That bill, if signed by President Trump, would also extend legislation that funds programs to help victims of sexual assault and domestic violence for six more months.
Sep. 26, 2018
Arizona Uber Drivers Affected By Data Breach Will Get $100
Uber has agreed to pay a nationwide settlement of $148 million to address the company’s one-year delay in reporting a data breach to its affected drivers. Arizona’s share will be $2.7 million.
Sep. 26, 2018
Eloy Pulls Plug On Part Of ICE Contract
The city of Eloy has ended part of a contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement that allowed the federal agency to run an immigrant detention center in Texas, and the city manager says ICE asked Eloy to pull the plug on the deal.
Sep. 26, 2018
Proposed Fuel Efficiency Standards Causing Concerns For Public Health
A fight over fuel efficiency is looming. The Trump administration has been holding public hearings this week on its plan to undo Obama-era regulations.
Sep. 26, 2018

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