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The Takeaway: Those Who Draw The Lines Have The Power
Scott Walker was the governor of Wisconsin from 2011 to 2019. During his tenure, Republican lawmakers created new congressional districts which he then signed into law. Walker is now the Finance Chairman of The National Republican Redistricting Trust, but he's also been accused by critics of partisan gerrymandering.
Apr. 5, 2019
Violence Against Older Men Is On The Rise
More men over the age of 60 appear to be the victims of elder abuse. In a study released Friday, the Centers for Disease Control found that among this particular population, the numbers are climbing.
Apr. 5, 2019
Urban Planners Looking To Standardize Heat Maps
It only recently became spring, but triple-digit temperatures aren’t all that far off here in the Valley. And, as cities and residents start planning for that heat, some of them will turn to heat maps, which track which parts of a city are hotter than others.
Apr. 5, 2019
Maricopa County, Amazon Providing Free Tech For Schools
Getting technology into classrooms has been expensive in recent years. But now, teachers in Maricopa County can go to a big warehouse and take whatever they want off of the shelves to use in their classrooms — for free.
Apr. 5, 2019
Analysis: AZ Teacher Salaries Still Below U.S. Average
All 50 states saw increases in average teacher salaries over the last decade, but when adjusting for inflation, there was only an increase in 14 states. There were decreases in 36 states, including Arizona, which saw a decrease of almost 10 percent.
Apr. 5, 2019
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KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with Emily Ryan of CopperState Consulting and Sam Richard of Creosote Partners.
Apr. 5, 2019
You've probably had this happen to you. You hear a song and, instantly, you're transported back to some other time and place you hadn’t thought about in years. That idea is at the heart of a new comedy from the Arizona Theater Company.
Apr. 5, 2019
Voters elect legislators, and legislators in turn write laws to meet the needs of those who put them in office. But some laws are not the work of legislators. Some laws were written by special interest groups to serve a specific agenda.
Apr. 5, 2019
The Government Is Considering A Cap On Food Stamps
The Department of Agriculture has proposed changes to SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps.
Apr. 5, 2019
Lawmakers Again Decide Not To Extend Statute Of Limitations For Child Sexual Abuse Survivors
Victims of child rape and sexual abuse won't get more time to sue their assailants, at least not this year.
Apr. 5, 2019
Mormons Ease Opposition To Same-Sex Couples And Their Kids
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Thursday repealed rules that banned baptisms for children of gay parents and that labeled same-sex couples as sinners eligible for expulsion.
Apr. 5, 2019
Untold Arizona: How An AZ Highway Nearly Lost Its Unique Status
Out of nearly 47,000 miles that make up the nation’s interstate system, Arizona stands out. Specifically, a 63-mile stretch in the southern part of the state. Interstate 19 is the country’s only continuous highway that lists distances in kilometers, not miles. Starting just north of the border at Nogales, Interstate 19 stretches 101 kilometers to Tucson.
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Apr. 5, 2019
Homeland Security Secretary Visits Yuma
Kirstjen Nielsen, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security was in Yuma on Thursday. Nielsen met with officials at the Border Patrol Yuma Sector headquarters.
Apr. 4, 2019
Tempe Council Will Vote On Removing Granville
The Tempe City Council will make a final decision at a special city meeting on April 12. Former students of a school Councilman Kolby Granville taught at allege he facilitated underage drinking and made unwanted sexual advances toward them after they graduated.
Apr. 4, 2019
Early Cancer Screenings Urged For First Responders
The Phoenix Police and Fire departments are recommending all first responders take advantage of the free screenings, especially those 40 years and older with 20 years of experience.
Apr. 4, 2019
Sen. McSally Delivers Keynote Speech At The National Discussion On Sexual Assault
Arizona Sen. Martha McSally delivered the keynote address today at a National Discussion on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment.
Apr. 4, 2019
Women Entrepreneurs Present Trade Show In Nogales
A group of women from northern Mexico participated in entrepreneurship classes hosted by the University of Arizona and U.S. Consulate in Nogales, Mexico. On Saturday, they’ll present their projects at a trade show.
Apr. 4, 2019
Border Closure Threats Deter Business Investments
Officials and business leaders south of the border are concerned that President Donald Trump’s border-closure threats are deterring cross-border investment.
Apr. 4, 2019
An Anticlimactic End To The Bald Eaglet Soap Opera
It’s the end of the nesting season for the bald eagles at Lake Pleasant, and no eaglets came from a nest that had been a successful breeding location in the past.
Apr. 4, 2019
The online news publication Indian Country Today is moving its operations to ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. The move will give students more opportunities to cover Native American communities.
Apr. 4, 2019

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