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Police Chief: Officer Rutherford Was A
Phoenix police is mourning the loss of one of their officers. Gov. Doug Ducey ordered that flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff on Friday to honor Officer Rutherford.
Mar. 22, 2019
Phoenix Support Group Helps
When we think about family caregivers, we often think about people who are actively providing care. But what is life like for those caregivers when their loved one passes away or is placed in a memory care facility?
Learning About 'Ambiguous Loss' Helps Some Caregivers Cope With Grief
Mar. 22, 2019
Financial Literacy Bill Passes In Arizona House
The Arizona House approved a bill Thursday requiring high school students to complete at least one-half course credit in economics to study personal finance.
Mar. 22, 2019
AZ Republicans Decline To Clarify Legality Of Edibles
The Arizona House of Representatives has declined to clarify if marijuana edibles are legal under the 2010 voter initiative that legalized medical marijuana in the state.
Mar. 22, 2019
Universal Licensing Moving Through The Legislature
The possibility of universal licensing is moving along in the Arizona Legislature. The idea is to grant occupational licenses to new residents who hold a comparable license from out of state. The bill would require that an individual be licensed in at least one other state and is good standing for at least a year.
Mar. 22, 2019
The Takeaway: The Democratic National Committee
After all the drama in 2016, the Democratic National Committee has reformed the nomination process. Today on Politics with Amy Walter from The Takeaway, a look at the new rules and what impact they could have both intended and unintended.
Mar. 22, 2019
Stringer
The attorney for embattled Rep. David Stringer says the Arizona House Ethics Committee can have the document they’re looking for — if they go to court.
Mar. 22, 2019
McSally Wants To Reform How Military Deals With Assault
Arizona Sen. Martha McSally visited Luke Air Force Base in Glendale on Thursday to have what she called a candid discussion about sexual assault in the armed services.
Mar. 22, 2019
Waymo Announces Facility In Mesa
Now two years into the self driving car program, Waymo is opening a second service facility in Mesa that is expected to create hundreds of jobs. Mesa Mayor John Giles says he expects the company to bring innovation and ... "a large facility that’s going to have a lot of high quality jobs in our community.”
Mar. 21, 2019
Health Care, Construction Jobs Still Growing In Arizona
Jobs in the construction and health care sectors are continuing to grow. That’s according to the Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity.
Mar. 21, 2019
For the past year, teenagers ready to take their driving permit exam could do so from home, under parental or guardian supervision. Since the program's start, 83,000 at-home tests have been taken so far.
Mar. 21, 2019
Ford Plant In Hermosillo, Sonora, To Build Utility Van
The Ford Motor company recently confirmed plans to build a utility van in the state of Sonora. The company announced that it will begin building the Transit Connect — a commercial and passenger van —in Hermosillo by 2021. It is currently built in Valencia, Spain.
Mar. 21, 2019
Phoenix Police: Officer Struck By Vehicle Dies
Phoenix Sgt. Tommy Thompson says Officer Paul Rutherford was struck while on the roadway and died after being transported to a hospital in extremely critical condition. Rutherford had been an officer for nearly 23 years.
Mar. 21, 2019
9th Circuit Denies Asylum Appeal By Police Officer From Sonora
A former Mexican police officer is almost out of ways to avoid deportation after the Ninth Circuit Court denied the appeal of his asylum case Wednesday. Jose Jesus Duran-Rodriguez was a police officer in Villa Hidalgo, Sonora.
Mar. 21, 2019
Sounds Of The City: Escaping The Daily Grind At The Skate Park
Listen to the sounds of Ben Duffy skateboarding at The Wedge skate park in Scottsdale. If you have suggestions or hear things that make Phoenix, Phoenix, send us a note at theshow@kjzz.org.
Mar. 21, 2019
Kate Gallego Sworn In As Phoenix Mayor
Kate Gallego was officially sworn in as mayor of Phoenix on Thursday morning. Addressing a group of supporters at the Orpheum Theater, the former City Council member vowed to continue working to expand public transportation and pledged to focus on high eviction rates.
Mar. 21, 2019
City Asks Developers To Work With Neighbors On Country Club Plan
The Phoenix City Council meeting on Wednesday night was contentious on multiple levels. The council had two controversial issues on the docket — the expansion of the light rail into the West Valley and the approval of zoning for a high-rise in midtown Phoenix.
City Council Votes To Delay Light Rail Line For West Phoenix
Mar. 21, 2019
Torch Passed To Second Generation Of Arizona Holocaust Survivors
As the population of World War II Holocaust survivors dwindles, the torch is being passed to the next generation to tell their stories. A group is trying to keep their memories alive.
Mar. 21, 2019
Arizona
Late in 2017, Arizona Republic investigative reporter Robert Anglen told the story of Arizona businessman and alleged former mafia member, Frank Capri, who had dabbled in the restaurant industry and left a chain of broken business in his wake.
Mar. 21, 2019
Police: Medical Worker Accused Of A Sexual Assault
Authorities say a medical worker at a north Scottsdale pain treatment center has been accused of sexual assault. Scottsdale police say 38-year-old Xavier Uziel Perez was arrested Wednesday without incident.
Mar. 21, 2019

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