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FTC Plans Crackdown On Spam Robocalls
The Arizona Attorney General’s Office is going after companies behind those annoying unsolicited phone calls we all get.
June 27, 2019
Senate Committee Discusses Nuclear Waste Disposal
The Trump administration supports restarting development of a nuclear waste disposal site at Yucca Mountain in Nevada as well as private facilities in New Mexico and West Texas.
June 27, 2019
Tempe Expands Recreation Programs For Kids With Disabilities
About a third of the new funding went to Camp Challenge. KJZZ visited the summer camp for kids with intellectual and developmental disabilities on a recent weekday.
June 27, 2019
Four Corners Congressional Members Support Navajo Hualapai Water Bills
This week, the U.S. House Natural Resource Committee is considering a handful of bills that would ensure clean and sustainable water is delivered to tribal lands along the Four-Corner states.
June 27, 2019
Supreme Court Leaves Citizenship Question Blocked For Now From 2020 Census
The decision comes more than a year after the Trump administration announced plans to include on forms for the national head count the question, "Is this person a citizen of the United States?"
June 27, 2019
Arizona, Sonora Ink Deal To Draw More Filmmakers
Arizona and Sonora have teamed up to draw more film and digital media production to the region. One idea is to show directors they can capture any scene they need within a 300-mile radius.
June 27, 2019
Will New County Election Director Ease Voting Woes?
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors made a change to elections on Wednesday, creating a new position so that one person has authority over early voting, and someone else handles Election Day.
June 27, 2019
Message To Phoenix City Council: Support Our Police Officers
One week after people packed Phoenix City Council chambers to criticize the actions of some police officers, city leaders heard from people supporting officers. A bystander’s video showing Phoenix police cursing and pointing guns at a family suspected of shoplifting led to an apology from Chief Jeri Williams, a community wide listening session and a promise from Mayor Kate Gallego.
June 27, 2019
Web-Based Tool Hello Landlord Aims To Decrease Evictions
The Hello Landlord online communication tool was created to help bridge the communication gap between tenants and landlords and decrease evictions. Stacy Butler, University of Arizona's director of Innovation for Justice program, explains how the the web-based tool works.
June 26, 2019
Disability Advocacy Group Weighs In On Report On 2020 Candidates
Earlier this week, the national disability advocacy group RespectAbility issued a report about how plugged in the 2020 Democratic candidates are to the disability community.
June 26, 2019
ANALYSIS: Democratic Presidential Debate Night 1
It's Night 1 of the first primary debate of the 2020 election cycle. Follow NPR reporters' live analysis and fact checks of the candidates' remarks.
June 26, 2019
What Earths History Can Tell Us About Climate Change
As part of a five-year project called the Green River Eocene Earth Observatory, they’ll be trying to figure out how earlier warming events impacted the planet and the environment.
June 26, 2019
Book Explores Generation Conflict
There is an ideological battle going on between two generations that sometimes seem diametrically opposed. Joseph Sternberg argues, in his book, that Millennials and Baby Boomers are talking past each other.
June 26, 2019
Architecture Finds Newfound Popularity In Instagram Era
Mid-century architecture and design are experiencing an Instagram-fueled renaissance right now. You can’t click a link without seeing a hairpin leg table or breeze block wall.
June 26, 2019
Phoenix Business Owner Calls For Citizen Review Board
Phoenix city and police leaders are looking for ways to improve the department’s relationship with communities of color. More than two-thousand residents filled Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Phoenix last week for a community meeting. They were there to talk about the city’s police department.
June 26, 2019
Trump Taps Former Arizona PIO As New Press Secretary
President Donald Trump has named Stephanie Grisham as his new press secretary, replacing Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Grisham's name is familiar to many Arizona journalists.
June 26, 2019
Attorney: Migrant Children Held In AZ Often Sick, Hungry
You may have already seen the haunting image of a father and his 23-month old daughter lying face down along the banks of the Rio Grande River. The photo underscores the difficulty the United States faces as we attempt to address the near record numbers of immigrant families seeking asylum here.
June 26, 2019
AZ U.S. Lawmakers Divided On Humanitarian Aid To Border
Arizona U.S. Congressional members split along party lines in approving $4.5 billion package for humanitarian aid to the border.
June 26, 2019
Lawmakers Weigh In On Border Patrol Detention Center
As of Tuesday morning, most of the migrant children detained at a remote Texas Border Patrol station had been moved to another facility. By Tuesday afternoon, one-third had returned.
June 26, 2019
Why The Price Of Bacon In Arizona Has Spiked
Arizona food prices are on the rise, especially for certain meats. The price of bacon has more than tripled in three months. It’s increased $1.88 to $6.73 a pound.
June 26, 2019

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