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Arizona Joins Tentative Purdue Pharma Opioid Settlement
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said the deal "was the quickest and surest way to get immediate relief for Arizona and for the communities that have been harmed by the opioid crisis and the actions of the Sackler family."
Sept. 12, 2019
In San Luis, Asylum Seekers From Around The World
KJZZ's Fronteras reporting team joined migrants as they traveled thousands of miles to reach the U.S. This multi-part series put reporters on the ground in four countries to document the challenges migrants face on their trek through Central America, Mexico and the U.S. In San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico, the asylum wait list has over 1,100 people. Other border cities have as many, or many more.
Special Report: 'Tracing The Migrant Journey'
Sept. 12, 2019
U.S. Marshals: Arizona Fugitive Murder Suspects Captured
The U.S. Marshals Office and Navajo County Sheriff's Office announced late Wednesday night the arrest of a couple who escaped from a transport vehicle with his fugitive wife last month. In a Facebook post, Navajo County authorities said Blane and Susan Barksdale were taken into custody on Wednesday evening without incident.
Sept. 12, 2019
Border Fencing Being Built in Yuma Sector, As Border Patrol Says Migrant Numbers Are Down
Border fence construction continues south of Yuma as the sector’s Border Patrol officials say migrant apprehensions continue to decline.
Sept. 12, 2019
Ducey Selects Temporary Director For Corrections Dept.
Director Charles Ryan will retire on Friday, and his second in command, Deputy Director Joe Profiri, will temporarily take his place.
Sept. 11, 2019
Walmart, Produce Importers Worry About Draft Mexican Tomato Deal
The 30-day review period for the draft deal ends this month. That deal — which the U.S. Department of Commerce and Mexican growers initialed in August — would raise the floor price of tomatoes, as well as limit the ability of buyers to be compensated for damaged loads.
Sept. 11, 2019
County Supervisors Appoint 7-Person Committee To Screen New County Attorney
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is accepting applications for county attorney after Bill Montgomery was appointed to the Arizona Supreme Court. On Wednesday, the board appointed a seven-person citizen-committee to screen the applicants.
Sept. 11, 2019
Phoenix Launches I Count 2020 Ahead Of Census
Mayor Kate Gallego announced a new effort called "I Count 2020," which will allow the city to monitor responses to the Census as they come in, even at the neighborhood level, to help tailor outreach in the community.
Sept. 11, 2019
Couple Sentenced For Smuggling Rifles Into Mexico
A Tucson couple accused of smuggling more than a dozen rifles into Mexico was sentenced to federal prison.
Sept. 11, 2019
Sonora’s Police Shortage Causes Concern In Mexico
Neighboring Sonora, Mexico has seen increasing rates of violence in recent months. At the same time, local police forces are facing a shortage of officers.
Sept. 11, 2019
Subpoena For BLM Could Be Coming From Grijalva
Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva may subpoena documents from the Bureau of Land Management about its proposal to move employees out West.
Sept. 11, 2019
Barrow Announces Phase 3 Study Of Alzheimers
When it comes to Alzheimer’s disease, there is no cure and treatments are limited. In fact, it has been 15 years since the FDA approved any medication to treat the condition. But a new procedure could offer patients in the early stages of the disease hope.
Sept. 11, 2019
Friendship Garden Raises Concerns About Noise New Playground
The City of Phoenix celebrated plans for the addition of a mega playground at Margaret T. Hance Park just last month, but now, one of the park’s neighbors is voicing opposition to the installment — and the noise that could come with it.
Sept. 11, 2019
What Is Justice When Minors Commit Serious Crimes?
The shooting deaths of two men walking home late one October night rocked the popular Roosevelt Row district last year.
Sept. 11, 2019
7 Vape-Related Respiratory Illnesses Appear In AZ
Last week, the CDC announced an outbreak of lung-related illness associated with the use of e-cigarette or vaping products. At the time, there were 450 cases in 33 states, however Arizona wasn’t one of them. That changed this week.
Sept. 11, 2019
Retail Stores Across U.S. Clamp Down On Guns
Policymakers in Washington continue to discuss — mostly behind the scenes — whether they’ll make any changes to U.S. gun laws. But one effect from the deadly shootings in Dayton and El Paso is that some national retailers are modifying what they sell.
Sept. 11, 2019
AZ House Rep. Alma Hernandez Making National Waves
Standing out among 60 representatives at the state House isn’t always easy, but freshman Democratic Rep. Alma Hernandez, the sister of fellow Rep. Daniel Hernandez, isn’t just making waves here at home, she’s also drawing national attention.
Sept. 11, 2019
What Marijuana Dispensaries Do Without Banking
A bill that would have created special banks in California to handle money from that state’s marijuana businesses appears to be stalled, but medical marijuana dispensaries in Arizona will have a new way to handle their money.
Sept. 11, 2019
Arizonas Andy Biggs Will Lead House Freedom Caucus
Arizona Congressman Andy Biggs has been elected Chairman of the House Freedom Caucus. He will replace Mark Meadows of North Carolina.
Sept. 11, 2019
Geologists Call For Greater Science Emphasis In Human Space Missions
More than 50 years ago, a concerted effort by a few geologists convinced NASA to add a science element to its Apollo lunar missions. Now, two geologists — one of them a former astronaut — are renewing the call.
Sept. 11, 2019

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