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Inside San Diego
As climate change threatens species around the globe, there is a different kind of zoo in San Diego that’s aiming to bring some endangered species back. The San Diego Zoo’s frozen zoo is the largest animal cryobank.
Feb. 11, 2019
Denver Teachers To Go On Strike Over Pay Issues
Denver teachers are walking out of the classroom this Monday. It’s the latest in a string of teacher strikes that have taken place around the country in the last few years. The major issue at hand, as it is in Arizona, is teacher pay.
Feb. 11, 2019
Proposal Would Give Some AZ Teachers Tuition Discount
Arizona has a teacher shortage, and has had one for at least a few years now. In an effort to try to stem that tide, Arizona Rep. Randy Friese is proposing an Experienced Teacher Retention Pilot Program.
Feb. 11, 2019
Q&AZ: How Did The Arizona Cactus League Get Started?
Fifteen teams have been training in Arizona's Cactus League since 2010, but there have been multiple teams in Arizona since 1947. According to Marshall Trimble, Arizona's state historian, the first team to train in Arizona was the Detroit Tigers in the late 1920s.
Feb. 11, 2019
Free Expos For East Valley Residents 50 Years And Up
On Wednesday, the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will be filled with vendors targeting the 50-plus market. From housing to health care and transportation to recreation, the event will feature free health screenings, demonstrations, and entertainment.
Feb. 11, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: Protests In Venezuela
An international summit on Wednesday will look at the regional influence Iran now has in the Middle East.
Feb. 11, 2019
Boas: A Visit From The Mormon President
The Show regularly checks in with Editorial Board of the Arizona Republic to talk about the big issues facing the state and the region — featured in the newspaper’s Viewpoints section.
Feb. 11, 2019
Bill Proposes Training Teachers, Faculty On Suicide Prevention
This week, Arizona lawmakers are considering a bi-partisan measure requiring all public school personnel undergo suicide prevention training to spot the signs and intervene.
Feb. 11, 2019
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Submarket Rents Rising
Office leasing around Sky Harbor Airport is on the rise, according to a new report. Commercial real estate firm JLL found the vacancy rate around the airport dropped more than 9 percent between 2017 and 2018. During the same period, rental rates increased from $19.63 to $21.95 per square foot.
Feb. 11, 2019
Author Explores Her Immigrant Identity In Children
Alma, the little girl at the heart of the new children’s book "Alma, And How She Got Her Name" has a very long name. The book, written and illustrated by local author Juana Martinez-Neal, just won the Caldecott Medal, a prestigious prize in children's literature.
Feb. 11, 2019
ASU, Piper Trust Announce Program To Study Shocks And Stressors
Arizona State University and the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust recently announced a $15 million deal to help Phoenix-area residents deal with shocks and stressors — like heat — in a program called the ASU Knowledge Exchange for Resilience.
Feb. 11, 2019
Study To Determine Economic Impact Of AZ Universities
Arizona’s three public universities — ASU, the UA and NAU — currently have nearly 105,000 undergraduate students and more than 36,000 people work at the schools — either full or part-time.
Feb. 11, 2019
First Part Of South Mountain Freeway Opens
The first leg of the new South Mountain Freeway opens up Monday. Morning rush hour traffic will be diverted from Pecos Road onto the new Loop 202 segment. This segment will only have one lane of traffic each way on the freeway.
Feb. 11, 2019
Arizona Lawmakers Continue Debating State Income Tax Issues
Taxes and elections continue to be big topics of discussion and debate at the state capitol, but lawmakers are also reacting to new developments in the case of Hacienda HealthCare.
Feb. 11, 2019
Health Director: Moving Hacienda Patients Puts Them At Great Risk
Hacienda HealthCare announced late last week that it would be closing the doors of its facility months after news broke that a woman with severe disabilities was raped and gave birth. Then, on Friday night, Hacienda issued a statement saying the facility will, in fact, stay open.
Feb. 11, 2019
Mormon President Gives Arizona Speech To 68K Members
Mormon President Russell M. Nelson delivered a devotional speech to an estimated 68,000 Mormons on Sunday at State Farm Stadium in Glendale. It is believed to be largest church gathering in Arizona at one location.
Feb. 11, 2019
Arizona Bill Would Delay Tax Filing Deadline
With a stalemate at the Arizona Capitol over changes in income tax laws the head of the Senate Finance Committee wants to give Arizonans more time to file their returns.
Feb. 11, 2019
The Takeaway: Over 700 Victims — New Report Exposes Sexual Abuse In Southern Baptist Churches
Over the weekend, a new investigation from the Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News revealed decades of sexual abuse by church leaders and volunteers from the Southern Baptist Convention.
Feb. 11, 2019
The Takeaway: The U.S.-Iran Relationship, 40 Years After The Islamic Revolution
On this day 40 years ago, a revolution bucked the autocratic regime Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, who the U.S. helped impose, in favor of the Islamist theocracy of the Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
Feb. 11, 2019
Arizona Storytellers: Anwar Newton
KJZZ partners with the Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers series. In the latest story in the series, Anwar Newton talks about an unusual car-jacking experience.
Feb. 11, 2019

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