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Phoenix Priest Accused Of Sexually Abusing 2 Boys Dies At 74
John “Jack” Spaulding, Catholic priest in Phoenix accused of sexual misconduct with two boys, died on Tuesday, according to a statement from the Diocese of Phoenix released on Wednesday. Spaulding was indicted last month by the Maricopa County Attorney's Office on charges of misconduct with two boys under 15.
Feb. 26, 2020
The Takeaway: Emergence Of Sanders As Front-Runner Highlights Potential Fractures
With the South Carolina primary just days away, seven of the remaining Democratic presidential hopefuls took the debate stage last night in Charleston, South Carolina. And while at the previous debate, the most pointed criticism was directed at former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, this time around, front-runner Bernie Sanders came under attack.
Feb. 26, 2020
Two Guys On Your Head: Futurism
It turns out our relationship to the present has more to do with how we imagine the future than we might think. In this episode, Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman, and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of futurism.
Feb. 26, 2020
Courts Ruling On Cross-Border Shooting May Impact AZ Suit
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Tuesday to close the courthouse door on the parents of a Mexican teenager who was shot dead over the border by an American agent. Tuesday's outcome also is certain to doom a lawsuit filed by the parents of a teenager killed in Nogales, Mexico, from gunshots fired across the border by a U.S. agent who was standing in Arizona. That case has been on hold.
Feb. 26, 2020
Phoenix OKs Community Review Board For Police Oversight
Activists backing a more robust plan for public oversight of police celebrated a major win at the Phoenix City Council after the groups helped persuade Mayor Kate Gallego to give up on her own citizen-review proposal.
Feb. 26, 2020
KJZZ Profiles An Arizona Original: Legendary Phoenix Basketball Coach Argie Rhymes
Argie Rhymes is about as Phoenix as anyone can be. But even he can’t believe how much the place has changed in his 73 years here. Rhymes is a product of Phoenix Union High School, first as a star player in the 1960s, then as basketball coach. After more than four decades and four state championships, Rhymes has now called it a career.
Feb. 26, 2020
UA, Raytheon Call For Investment In Hypersonic Research
The presidents of Raytheon Missile Systems and the University of Arizona are calling for investment in hypersonic research – and the UA wind tunnels.
Feb. 25, 2020
Is Mexico Entering Into A Recession?
The Mexican economy has gone through several significant changes since the current administration led by Andrés Manuel López Obrador took office more than a year ago — and some experts fear a recession. But not everyone agrees.
Feb. 25, 2020
CDC Warns Of Coronavirus Spreading Within U.S.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning people to stay prepared for community spread of the coronavirus, named COVID-19, in the United States. With the warning in effect, it’s time to start looking at what to do within local communities. The CDC warned it’s not a matter of if it will come, but when.
Feb. 25, 2020
AZ Senate Rejects Duceys Tax Cut For Veteran Pensions
Arizona state senators on Tuesday rejected the one tax break sought by Gov. Doug Ducey in his State of the State speech. Four Republicans lined up with the 13 Senate Democrats to quash the idea of exempting military pensions from the state's income tax.
Feb. 25, 2020
The top issue for one Arizona first-time voter? Health care.
As the 2020 presidential campaign unfolds, Adela Diaz is keeping her eye on one main issue: health care. The public health major at the University of Arizona will soon be a first-time voter. And this year, Latino voters like Diaz are projected to be the biggest minority voting bloc in the country.
Feb. 25, 2020
The Top Issue For One Arizona First-Time Voter? Health Care
As the 2020 presidential campaign unfolds, Adela Diaz is keeping her eye on one main issue: health care. The public health major at the University of Arizona will soon be a first-time voter. And this year, Latino voters like Diaz are projected to be the biggest minority voting bloc in the country.
Feb. 25, 2020
Tempe Chambers Renovated With Accessibility In Mind
Tempe has renovated its City Council Chambers to be more accessible to the public, especially for people with disabilities.
Feb. 25, 2020
Maricopa County Plans Vote On 2nd Amendment Sanctuary Resolution
Maricopa County could become the fourth county in Arizona to declare itself a “sanctuary” for gun rights.
Feb. 25, 2020
On 101st Anniversary Of Grand Canyon Park, Tribes Remind Visitors Of Their Ties
Wednesday is the 101st anniversary of Grand Canyon National Park. To commemorate, a group of Native leaders has launched a project to remind visitors long before it was a national park, the Grand Canyon was a place of great significance to several tribes.
Feb. 25, 2020
Former Assistant Police Chief Weighs In On Citizen Review Proposals
The Phoenix City Council will review proposals to improve police accountability. The Phoenix Police Department came under scrutiny last summer after officers drew their weapons and shouted profanities as a family accused of shoplifting. Afterward, the city held several town halls for residents to express their concerns over policing.
Feb. 25, 2020
Survey: Mayors Worry About Crumbling Infrastructure
For six years, Boston University has been surveying mayors across the country to find out what issues leaders at the local level are paying attention to. This year, researchers surveyed 119 mayors of cities with more than 75,000 people. They found, while politics at the national level remain divided and often vitriolic, mayors largely agree on the challenges facing cities.
Feb. 25, 2020
Trump Launches First Ad Campaign Targeting AZ Voters
President Trump has transformed his recent visit to Phoenix into the setting for his first ad appealing to Arizona voters. According to the Arizona Republic, Trump’s campaign has said it was a six-figure ad buy — a cost that is further evidence of Arizona’s growing importance as a battleground state. But it’s also evidence of Republicans’ ability to focus their spending while Democrats still have a slate of candidates to choose from — and fund.
Feb. 25, 2020
Scottsdale Exploring Options For Airport Flight Path Noise
In 2014, the FAA authorized a planning system that helped modernize how commercial flight paths are developed. The NextGen system was adopted at Sky Harbor and, soon after, downtown residents were put off by the flight noise generated by the new system. They sued the FAA and eventually won. Flight paths have been adjusted and residents in Scottsdale are experiencing a similar level of noise.
Feb. 25, 2020
Pros And Cons Of Bill Aiming To Remove Production Cap On AZ Winemakers
Arizona winemakers want to keep growing — and they say current state law is stopping them from doing it. Now a bipartisan bill aims to remove the current production cap on local winemakers with hopes to spur the industry forward. But some key players on the wholesale and distribution side of the industry are speaking out against the bill.
Feb. 25, 2020

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