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Phoenix Police: 3 Children Found Dead, Mother Arrested
A Phoenix woman has been arrested on suspicion of killing her three children, who were found dead inside the family home, authorities said Tuesday. The 22-year-old mother, who police identified on Tuesday morning as Rachel Henry, “has admitted to harming her three children, which caused their demise,” Sgt. Mercedes Fortune told reporters outside the home.
Jan. 21, 2020
How ASU Plans to Make Downtown Mesa A Media Mecca
With the new ASU @ Mesa City Center campus, ASU President Michael Crow and Mesa Mayor John Giles are promising to put the city on par with media giants like Hong Kong, Sydney, even New York City.
Jan. 21, 2020
What Role Will Rep. Debbie Lesko Play In The Impeachment Trial?
Arizona Congresswoman Debbie Lesko is one of eight Republican members of Congress named to President Trump’s impeachment team. “I will continue to fight against this corrupt and unfair process and look forward to assisting President Trump as a member of his impeachment team," Lesko says.
Jan. 21, 2020
Hobbs, Election Officials Work To Ensure Arizona Election Security
A new NPR poll found widespread worry from voters that the elections won’t be fair and accurate. Americans feel uneasy about disinformation and voter suppression. In Arizona, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs says she’s working to build partnerships across the state to improve election security.
Jan. 21, 2020
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Jan. 21, 2020
Goldwater Institute Takes On Attorneys State Bar Dues
Conservative think tank the Goldwater Institute of Arizona is backing litigation about legal requirements to pay union dues. They argue that a Supreme Court ruling on public sector unions also applies to bar associations.
Jan. 21, 2020
Phoenix Office Vacancies Hit Record Lows
Office vacancies hit record lows last year in the Phoenix metro area, a sign that population growth is not spreading out but piling up. Population growth and a growing labor pool are the main reasons, according to analysis by Kidder Mathews real estate.
Jan. 21, 2020
WATCH: Senate Impeachment Trial
The Senate is holding an impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, who is accused by the U.S. House of abusing his power and obstructing Congress. Live video is expected to begin at 10 a.m. Arizona time.
Jan. 21, 2020
How Grasshoppers Can Stay Upside Down So Long
Insects spend a lot of time upside-down and sideways, but scientists know surprisingly little about how their bodily fluids handle the pull of gravity in these awkward positions. A study sheds new light on the topic.
Jan. 21, 2020
Phoenix Prepares For Most Disruptive Freeway Project
A critical corridor for commuters, freight and Sky Harbor Airport will undergo a major reconstruction. Physical work on the Interstate 10-Broadway Curve project is still more than a year away, but planners want to alert travelers early and often.
Jan. 21, 2020
AZ Court Halts Serial Pyramid Scheme Promoter
A federal court in Arizona has temporarily shut down a multilevel marketing company after a complaint filed by the Federal Trade Commission.
Jan. 21, 2020
Exhibit Showcases Stories Of Historic Black Families In The Southwest
More often than not, when you think about African American history in this country, you probably don’t think about them here in Arizona. But there’s an exhibition showing now in Phoenix’s Heritage Square that highlights the stories of African Americans here in the Southwest.
Jan. 20, 2020
Glendale Workers Support NASA Mission To Send First Woman To Moon
Some Honeywell employees in Glendale will play a role in the next generation of human space exploration. Lockheed Martin awarded a contract to Honeywell to support production of NASA’s Orion spacecraft fleet.
Jan. 20, 2020
Miscalculation Left Rock N Roll 1/2 Marathon Short
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and half marathon took place Sunday — as anyone trying to get around town will know. Due to an error in calculating the course the half marathon came up almost 940 feet short.
Jan. 20, 2020
FBI: Hate Crimes In Arizona Lowest In Five Years
The latest statistics on hate crimes indicate a positive direction as Arizona’s numbers, according to the FBI, are at their lowest in five years. The 2018 figures were down 39% from 2017. But there are concerns that the numbers are inaccurate since victims may be afraid of actually reporting a hate crime — or they may not view an incident that way.
Jan. 20, 2020
Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.s Legacy During Phoenix March
On this Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we’re celebrating the civil rights leader’s legacy and reflecting on what it means today. In Phoenix, residents can do this at the annual MLK March. That’s where we find KJZZ’s Bret Jaspers.
Jan. 20, 2020
Meth Production, Trafficking Has Tripled Since 2017
DEA reports indicate the production and trafficking of methamphetamine has increased nearly threefold since 2017. Las Vegas-based journalist John L. Smith recently broke down the spike in meth trafficking in the region and he joined The Show to discuss the causes.
Jan. 20, 2020
Taliesin West Officials Taking Unique Approaches To Preservation
Last summer, Taliesin West in Scottsdale and Taliesin in Wisconsin were inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. That’s led to more visitors to Frank Lloyd Wright’s properties, which officials welcome. But more visitors also means more upkeep and maintenance.
Jan. 20, 2020
UA Researcher Working To Cut Off Citrus Disease Before It Spreads To AZ Crops
There is an outbreak that’s killing California’s citrus trees. Earlier this month, that state’s orange growers expanded a quarantine zone to cover more than 1,000 square miles. But now one researcher at the University of Arizona is working to cut off the disease at its knees — before it can spread it to the ever-valuable citrus crop here in Arizona.
Jan. 20, 2020
BBC Look-Ahead: International Community Trying to Get A Handle On Libyan Civil War
A significant remembrance centered in Europe and the Lunar New Year in China are among the biggest international stories in the coming days. For more on that and other international stories coming up this week, The Show was joined by BBC’s Rob Hugh-Jones.
Jan. 20, 2020

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