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IRS Investigators On Fighting Financial Crimes On And Offline
Illegal drugs, stolen data and other illicit items are all sold online, creating new challenges for law enforcement. Buyers and sellers communicated using encrypted messages and payments were made in cryptocurrency. But federal prosecutors secured prison sentences for those involved in the dark web drug smuggling scheme.
Feb. 19, 2020
Coronavirus Outbreak Could Impact Medicine Supplies
The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in around 2,000 deaths and has led to restrictions on travel and quarantined passengers stuck on ships, among other impacts. But another effect could soon start to materialize: a shortage of some medications and medical devices. That’s because many of them are made in China, which is the epicenter of this outbreak.
Feb. 19, 2020
California Company Buys And Rents Out Apartments
Websites like Airbnb and VRBO have transformed the hospitality landscape. The San Francisco-based company, Sonder, is taking the short-term rental industry a step further by actually purchasing residential apartments in various markets, including Phoenix, and renting them out by the night.
Feb. 19, 2020
Study Finds Moderate Warming Depletes Reservoirs
Climate change is threatening groundwater reservoirs, according to a new study released by researchers in Arizona and Colorado. They found that even moderate warming will cause plants to reach into the water supplies hidden beneath and deplete them. So, what do these findings mean?
Feb. 19, 2020
Two Guys On Your Head: Intrusive Thoughts
Random, unbidden thoughts can be unsettling, especially when they are persistent, perhaps frightening and seemingly out of the blue. Psychologists Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke demystify the phenomenon of intrusive thoughts.
Feb. 19, 2020
The Takeaway: Mixed Messages As Secretary Pompeo Visits Africa
Today, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wraps up his first visit to Sub-Saharan Africa during his term. He has visited Senegal, Ethiopia, and Angola, and spoken to business leaders about expanding trade on the continent. It’s only the second visit by a Secretary of State during this administration.
Feb. 19, 2020
President Donald Trump Holds Rally In Phoenix To Packed Crowd
Supporters of President Donald Trump headed to the Arizona State Fairgrounds for a rally on Wednesday night. See updates from KJZZ reporters inside and outside Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix.
New Phoenix Police Tools For Trump’s Visit
Feb. 19, 2020
Mesa Caregiver Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Dementia Patient
Authorities say a caregiver at Mesa assisted living facility is accused of sexually assaulting an 85-year-old dementia patient. Mesa police arrested 58-year-old Manuel Corral on Sunday after the woman told the Heritage Village staff that he had assaulted her.
Feb. 19, 2020
Activist Group Files Complaint Against AZ GOP Lawmaker
An activist group whose members were cut off from testifying at a Senate hearing on a proposal that would ask voters to enshrine Arizona’s “sanctuary city” ban in the state constitution has filed an ethics complaint against the committee’s chairman.
Feb. 19, 2020
Tribal Gaming Nets AZ $29M So Far In Fiscal Year 2020
The Arizona Department of Gaming has released its latest tribal gaming revenue figures. Caroline Oppleman with the department said the $29 million haul thus far in fiscal 2020 marks a significant increase from last year, raising revenue for important services.
Feb. 19, 2020
Trial Postponed For Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Incapacitated Patient
The trial of a man accused of sexually assaulting an incapacitated patient and fathering her child while she was in his care at a Phoenix long-term care center has been pushed back until April 30. A judge on Tuesday granted a continuance but says he won’t postpone the trial again.
Feb. 19, 2020
Untold Arizona: Arizona Earthquakes Reveal A State On Shaky Ground
Arizona’s mountains, cinder cones and lava fields attest to the state’s wild geological youth. But those with an ear to the ground know the state’s seismic days are far from over.
Hear More Untold Arizona Stories
Feb. 19, 2020
Trump Campers Arrive Early To Rally For Prime Seats, Camaraderie
Supporters of President Donald Trump arrived to camp on a Phoenix sidewalk, waiting in line to see the president speak well over a day before his scheduled rally at the Arizona State Fairgrounds.
Feb. 18, 2020
AZ House Moves Forward With Ethics Investigation Of Rep. Cook
The Arizona House is moving forward with an ethics investigation into one of its own. Rep. David Cook is accused of having an improper personal relationship with a female lobbyist and offering the Pinal County sheriff a campaign contribution in exchange for getting rid of a property seizure.
Feb. 18, 2020
Vehicle Crossings At Arizona-Mexico Ports Fall For Second Year
The number of personal vehicles crossing into Arizona from Mexico fell last year, marking the second year of declines. One Nogales port authority representative chalked the drop up to staffing shortages and lane closures.
Feb. 18, 2020
AZs Direct Support Professional Workforce Faces Crisis
Direct support professionals provide assistance to people with physical and intellectual disabilities. The national workforce is in crisis with high turnover rates and low wages.
Feb. 18, 2020
In Texas, youth groups hope to turn the state purple in November
Last weekend, young Latinos gathered in Houston, Texas, to hear from presidential candidates. Their message? To win in November and turn Texas purple, candidates need to prioritize voters of color. 
Feb. 18, 2020
Outrage In Mexico After Murder Of 7-Year-Old Girl
Last week, the gruesome murder of a woman in Mexico City sparked protests against the rise of femicides. And this week, the outcries against gender-based hate crimes continue after the abduction, rape and death of a 7-year-old girl.
Feb. 18, 2020
Navajo Nation Wants To Provide Power To LA
Navajo President Jonathan Nez will attend a Los Angeles City Council meeting Wednesday to discuss a proposed partnership. The tribe wants to provide the city with 500 megawatts of clean energy.
Feb. 18, 2020
ASU Mini-Satellite To Launch From ISS Wednesday
Arizona State University plans to launch a small, NASA-funded research satellite from the International Space Station on Wednesday. ASU rocketed the CubeSat to the ISS aboard a Northrop Grumman Antares rocket in November.
Feb. 18, 2020

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