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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
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
Arizona
Efforts to require everyone in the car to wear a seat belt has hit another dead end in Arizona. Rep. Bob Thorpe tried to convince the Committee on Health and Human Services to support his bill that would require back seats to also wear seat belts.
Mar. 21, 2019
Birth Rates Decreased Drastically For Hispanic Population
The U.S. birth rate for women, across the board, is down — but the sharpest decline is among Hispanic women.
Mar. 21, 2019
ASU Partnering With Maryvale For Community Initiatives
ASU has been working in Maryvale to help residents figure out solutions to community challenges as part of the Maryvale One Square Mile Initiative.
Mar. 21, 2019
No Privacy For Rep. David Stringer
The Arizona House Ethics Committee decided Rep. David Stringer cannot keep documents private that relate to an investigation against him.
Mar. 21, 2019
Within The Pro-Cycling World The Gender Pay Gap Endures
In the world of professional cycling, cyclist Kathryn Bertine says, things are not equal.
Mar. 21, 2019
Longtime Comedian Recounts History Behind Character
Actress and comedian Vicki Lawrence has played her character “Mama” for 45 years, starting with "The Carol Burnett Show" and moving on to "Mama’s Family."
Mar. 21, 2019
This Winter Was 2nd Coldest Ever Recorded In Phoenix
This winter was the second coldest ever recorded in Phoenix. According to the National Weather Service, the average temperature from mid-December to March was 56 degrees. Beat only by the winter of 1997-98, when the average was 55 degrees.
Mar. 21, 2019
Podcast Playlist: Stories About Where We Live
Talking about the places we call home.
Mar. 21, 2019
The Takeaway: No Tap Or Toilet — Over One Million Americans Lack Access To Running Water
On Friday, the UN observes World Water Day. But while much attention is focused on eradicating this lack of access in developing countries around the world, right here in the United States, there may be at least 1.6 million Americans without a tap or toilet in their home.
Mar. 21, 2019

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