Border Officials: No Cultural Sites Where Border Explosions Are Taking Place
The Border Patrol is turning to social media to argue that a border fence project in Arizona is not harming cultural or biological remains.
Grijalva: Wall Doing Irreparable Damage
Feb. 13, 2020
Migrant Aid Group Opens New Shelter In Nogales, Sonora
The binational migrant aid and advocacy organization Kino Border Initiative inaugurated a new migrant shelter and aid center in Nogales, Sonora, on Tuesday. The new space will allow the group to provide additional services to migrants at the border.
Feb. 13, 2020
Mexican Congress Puts Pressure On State Congresses Over Same-Sex Marriage
A Sonoran reform measure that would bring state law in line with a 2015 Supreme Court ruling has been stuck in committee for more than six months.
Feb. 13, 2020
Extremist Incidents Nearly Doubled In AZ Since 2016, 2017
The Anti Defamation League has documented 88 extremist incidents in Arizona over the last couple years. The tally nearly doubled from 2016 and 2017.
Feb. 13, 2020
Sinema Talks About Need For Long Term Care Workforce At Senate Committee
On Wednesday, Democratic Senator Kyrsten Sinema appeared before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging. Sinema talked about a plan by the state’s Medicaid provider to develop a long term care workforce.
Feb. 13, 2020
Why We Latch Onto Conspiracy Theories — And How They Get Out Of Control
As election season ramps up, concerns have grown over how much our viewpoints are being influenced by conspiracy theories. Have Russian bots taken over our social media feeds? Are we getting accurate information from the White House?
Feb. 13, 2020
FAA Inspector General Issues Report Critical Of FAA, Southwest Airlines
The office of the FAA Inspector General has issued a scathing report finding the Federal Aviation Administration failed in implementing a new safety compliance program with Southwest Airlines. The report says the airline risked the lives of 17.2 million passengers by operating dozens of aircraft that hadn’t properly gone through safety protocols.
Feb. 13, 2020
Greenwood Brewing: Made In Arizona
Today, we meet former industrial engineer turned craft brewer Megan Greenwood. Greenwood started as a home brewer but soon put her engineering and marketing skills to use by building a manufacturing facility and tap room. The Greenwood Brewery, on Roosevelt Row, will open this spring.
Feb. 13, 2020
After Losing Another Football Coach, Is The Pac-12 A Second-Tier Athletic Conference?
The head football coach of the University of Colorado just bolted for a new job at Michigan State in the Big Ten. The Spartans job will pay Mel Tucker more than twice the $2.7 million he made in his one losing season at Colorado.
Feb. 13, 2020
Republican Lawmakers Push Bills To Help Moms And Babies
Two Republican lawmakers are championing "Taking Care of Arizona Moms and Babies," a package of bills designed to improve access to health care for pregnant women, new moms and infants.
Feb. 13, 2020
Points of View: How AZ Demographics Have Changed Over Time
Arizona has for a long time been known as a transplant state. Everyone’s from somewhere else. And that’s what we tackle in our next Points of View roundtable. How have our demographics changed over time — and what does it mean for our state’s identity?
Feb. 13, 2020
Legacy Corps Program Focuses On Providing Respite Care For Veterans, Families
The Americorps volunteer program began in 1993 — at least in part as a way to encourage more young people to go into public service. It remains in existence today, with a number of offshoots. One of those is called “Legacy Corps,” currently run by ASU and operating at 16 locations in nine states.
Feb. 13, 2020
Why Extending Broadband In Rural Areas Is So Expensive
In his State of the State address last month, Gov. Doug Ducey announced $10 million for rural broadband development grants. So how much of a difference would this new money make? To find out, KJZZ's Mark Brodie spoke with Shirley Bloomfield, CEO of NTCA, the Rural Broadband Association.
Feb. 13, 2020
Sounds Of The City:
Listen to the sounds of Arianna selling cookies with her Girl Scouts troop.
Feb. 13, 2020
The Takeaway: Carlos Maza To Tackle Hate Speech And More In New Position At YouTube
After receiving death threats because of YouTuber content, journalist Chris Maza will now try to change how the platform handles hate speech.
Feb. 13, 2020
Navajo Nation Files To Intervene In AZ Utility Rate Case
The Navajo Nation has filed to intervene in a rate case for one of Arizona's largest utilities as it seeks ways to make up for the loss of coal revenue and develop renewable energy projects.
Feb. 13, 2020
Senate Considers Raising Tax On Short-Term Rentals
State lawmakers are moving to ensure that owners of vacation rentals are paying what some believe is their fair share in property taxes. SB 1490, approved Wednesday by the Senate Finance Committee, would require that residential property used at least 90 days a year for short-term rentals be classified as commercial property.
Feb. 13, 2020
Arizona House Committee Advances $162 Million Tax Cut
Republican Arizona lawmakers say the state has more money than it needs and taxpayers deserve a $162 million state tax cut next year. On Wednesday, the House Ways and Means Committee voted along party lines for House Bill 2778, an across-the-board cut in individual income tax rates, that also gives individuals filing non-itemized tax returns more room to write off charitable donations.
Feb. 13, 2020
Untold Arizona: Why This Tempe Club Can Hold Its Own In Curling
It’s a cross between shuffleboard and bowling — on ice. And, ever since the U.S. won Olympic gold in 2018, the sport of curling has been gaining in popularity. But long before that, curling has thrived from a devoted following right here in the desert at a curling club in Tempe that recently hosted its own championship tournament.
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Feb. 13, 2020
Phoenix Councilwoman Thelda Williams Pushes Panhandling, Jaywalking Changes
Phoenix leaders could make it easier for police to ticket jaywalkers and certain panhandlers. A councilwoman wants to change city codes so police are no longer required to give first-time warnings to panhandlers on medians.
Feb. 12, 2020