A recent report by the Economic Policy Institute indicates that China’s expansion since 2001 — which caused a leap in the U.S. trade deficit — has cost more than 3.7 million jobs in this country. To explain why, The Show spoke with Rob Scott. He is EPI’s senior economist and director of trade and manufacturing policy research.
NAU President Rita Cheng used tens of thousands of dollars in university money for international travel, according to a recent audit. Now, students across the social and political spectrum on the Flagstaff campus want Cheng to resign. Cheng doesn’t seem likely to relent, nor do her students.
On Tuesday, voters in New Hampshire will cast their votes in the first primary contest of the 2020 election. Typically, the candidate who emerged as the winner in Iowa would slingshot to New Hampshire where the momentum picks up or gets checked, but a delay in the final tally has muddled the outlook.
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with Julie Erfle, communications consultant at Erfle Uncuffed, and former state lawmaker Stan Barnes of Copper State Consulting.
Arizona became a state 108 years ago this week. KJZZ is honoring the state with another season of Untold Arizona. This is the story of a church in Phoenix with roots going back almost as far as Arizona’s statehood. It's a sanctuary built out of a history of hardship for Phoenix’s Hispanic community.
→ Hear More Untold Arizona Stories
Studies have found that 40% of fertility patients struggle to decide what to do with what are called “remaining embryos” — the ones that are left over after the in-vitro fertilization process is complete. Other research has found that up to 70% of patients delay the decision five years or more.
We're back from vacation and ready to kick off Season 3 of Word. KJZZ's second annual Haiku Writing Contest launches this month as we celebrate NaHaiWriMo (National Haiku Writing Month). We're teaming up with The Show again for the contest and offering some spirited discussions about haiku on episodes of Word this month.
The Arizona Department of Corrections is facing millions of dollars in fines each month if it fails to comply with an ongoing settlement agreement over health care in state prisons. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld a $1.4 million fine against Arizona over poor prison health care that was first issued in June 2018.
Arizona's Republican lawmakers voted in the House this week to let residents living along the border build walls without first getting a permit. They're calling the motive behind House Bill 2084 a matter of property rights and security. However, House Democrats say it is sending precisely the wrong message.
The presidents of Arizona’s state universities addressed the role of higher education in workforce development at a Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce event on Thursday. Arizona State University President Michael Crow joined Northern Arizona University President Rita Cheng and University of Arizona President Robert Robbins for a forum at the Musical Instrument Museum in north Phoenix.
State Rep. Walt Blackman has introduced legislation that would expand the availability of earned release credits for people in Arizona prisons. Currently inmates in Arizona are mandated to spend 85% of their sentence behind bars.
Some business owners in Phoenix are frustrated with the impact of homelessness on their properties. Recently, they took their concerns to City Hall and got some attention, but they want to see more action — and so does the city.
→ Q&A: Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego Addresses Homelessness
Clothing retailer MadHappy has removed its Aspen, Colorado, sweatshirt from its store after more than a dozen Navajos claimed the design copied the Navajo Nation seal. The sweatshirt features four colored mountains and two flowers at the bottom. The Nation’s director of economic development emailed the company last week citing copyright infringement.
A Latino civil rights group and Motel 6 hope to get final approval Friday of a multimillion-dollar lawsuit settlement over sharing guest information with immigration authorities, but the Arizona Attorney General’s Office wants a federal judge to deny the request.
Arizona scientists are working on a test to help detect the novel coronavirus that has sickened nearly 30,000 people worldwide. The test is being developed by the infectious disease division of the Translational Genomics Research Center.
The Twin Arrows Casino east of Flagstaff is hosting a job fair Friday. The Navajo casino and resort is hiring people for positions in food and beverage, hotel, accounting, security, table games and other areas. Officials with the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise say jobs include competitive salaries, health and retirement benefits, plus on-the-job training and health club memberships.
A group of women from all over the world have found a way to connect and share concerns and experiences with violence: They are sewing a giant blanket. The project, which started in Mexico, will soon visit the United States. Marietta Bernstorff is an artist and activist leading the Patchwork Healing Blanket project.
The Trump Administration had attempted to add a citizenship question to the census form but the Supreme Court stepped in to disallow it. The effort was seen as a way to make non-citizens and immigrants less comfortable and less likely to answer. Now a different attempt has been underway — one that would only count eligible voters in the census.
Pima County just rejected nearly $2 million in federal immigration funds, saying it allows local law enforcement to target immigrant communities. Why the county sheriff says that decision will hurt public safety.