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Rainfall Sets Record For Phoenix As Baseball Games Canceled
Rainfall set a record for the date in Arizona's most populous city as soggy conditions prompted cancellation of some spring training baseball games scheduled in the metro area. The National Weather Service reported 0.59 inches of rain in Phoenix by late morning Saturday, breaking the previous record 0.45 inches set in 1913.
Feb. 22, 2020
Survey: 71% Of AZ Voters Say Climate Change Is A Serious Problem
About 71% of Arizona voters think climate change is a serious problem. That's according to the Colorado College State of the Rockies Project, a survey to find how important climate and environmental issues are to voters in eight western states.
Feb. 22, 2020
Consular IDs Come Up During Visit By High-Ranking Mexican Official
The Mexican undersecretary for North America was in Arizona this week to meet with the governor and state lawmakers. A 2011 law blocked state officials and local governments from accepting consular identification cards, which the Mexican government created to identify its nationals regardless of immigration status.
Feb. 22, 2020
Women Prepare Nationwide Strike In Mexico
After the increase of hate crimes against females and the recent gruesome murders of a woman and a 7-year-old girl, many women in Mexico are preparing an unusual protest — and it’s already becoming controversial.
Feb. 22, 2020
Bill That Would Require Caregivers To Perform Lifesaving Measures Advances
Many Arizonans have loved ones in assisted living facilities or some type of long term care facility. The expectation is that if something happens like cardiac arrest, staff can assist by performing CPR. That might not always be the case. But a bill in the state Legislature could change how caregivers respond.
Feb. 22, 2020
Rob Reiner To Be Honored At Sedona International Film Festival
Actor, director and producer Rob Reiner has been in Hollywood all his life. His father is legendary comedian and actor Carl Reiner, and his mother is jazz singer Estelle Reiner. And he got his big break as an actor, as Michael "Meathead" Stivic on the TV show "All in the Family." Reiner is in Arizona this weekend to receive a lifetime achievement award at the Sedona International Film Festival.
Feb. 21, 2020
Major Freeway Closures Planned In Phoenix Area This Weekend
There will be at least seven freeway restrictions and closures in the Phoenix area this weekend. Interstate 10 westbound will be closed between 83rd and 99th avenues from Friday night to Monday morning. Interstate 17 will be closed in both directions at Happy Valley Road until Sunday evening while crews remove the old overpass.
Feb. 21, 2020
LIVE COVERAGE: 2020 Nevada Caucuses
Follow NPR's live coverage of the 2020 Nevada caucuses, including results and analysis. Hear live coverage from NPR on 91.5 and online from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday.
Feb. 21, 2020
How Cape Town Is Surviving Its Water Crisis
Cape Town in 2017 saw a drastic decline in reservoir levels that threatened the water supply of South Africa's second largest city.
Feb. 21, 2020
ASU Thunderbird School Sees Opportunities In Climate Change
Officials with the Thunderbird School of Global Management at ASU had a busy time at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland last month.
Feb. 21, 2020
Federal Judge Orders Border Patrol To Change Practices In Tucson Sector
A federal judge in Tucson this week ruled that the Border Patrol’s holding facilities for detained migrants are unconstitutional and, he granted a permanent injunction ordering the agency to change its practices in the Tucson Sector.
Feb. 21, 2020
State Parks Program Teachings Families How To Camp, Hike, Fish
The Arizona State Parks has a program called Arizona Family Campout and they literally teach you how to be outdoors: how to hike, fish, do archery and even have presentations on astronomy and geology.
Feb. 21, 2020
National Review Editor: Presidential Election Is A 50-50 Race
Only two states — Iowa and New Hampshire — have officially seen voters decide which Democrat they prefer in the aim to get the party’s nomination. Who has the best chance to beat President Trump, and what will the campaign look like?
Feb. 21, 2020
The Friday NewsCap Feb. 21, 2020
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. Paul Bentz of HighGround and attorney Tom Ryan, joined The Show to talk about President Donald Trump’s visit to Phoenix and a new U.S. Senate poll and more.
Feb. 21, 2020
Swears Or Slurs — Which Offends Us More?
More than 40 years ago, comedian George Carlin made waves with a bit in which he read aloud, as he called them, the “seven dirty words” you can’t say on television. Several of those words are still on the do-not-say list. Yet, the fact that not all of them are is significant, according to Ben Bergen, professor of cognitive science at University of California San Diego.
Feb. 21, 2020
Arizona Exports Reach All-Time High
Arizona is exporting more than ever. New data show the state reaching a record high for exported goods in 2019 and ranking sixth nationwide for states growing export dollars. Arizona's export total grew to $24.7 billion in 2019, a record high for the state and an increase of 9.7% from last year.
Feb. 21, 2020
Robrt Pela: 8 Things No One Tells You About Being A Caregiver
Friday is National Caregivers Day. Writer Robrt Pela has been taking care of his mother, who has late-stage Alzheimer’s disease, for the past 15 years. In honor of her birthday, and National Caregivers Day, he's made a list called: "Things No One Tells You About Being a Caregiver."
Feb. 21, 2020
Arizona Gets Court Order Blocking Vaping Companys Products
Arizona's attorney general has obtained an injunction against a New Jersey-based vaping company he recently sued that bars the company from marketing or selling any of its products in the state. The injunction against Eonsmoke was announced by Attorney General Mark Brnovich on Thursday.
Feb. 21, 2020
Word S3 E2: NaHaiWriMo 2020 — Part 2
KJZZ's second annual Haiku Writing Contest is underway as we celebrate NaHaiWriMo (National Haiku Writing Month) on Word--a podcast about the literary arts in Arizona and the region.
Feb. 21, 2020
Arizona Leads The Nation In Auto Glass Insurance Claims
Arizonans made more than 590,000 auto glass insurance claims last year — that’s the most in the nation. Over the past four years, 10% of the nation’s auto glass claims came from Arizona. National Insurance Crime Bureau government affairs director Howard Handler says these numbers raise fraud concerns.
Feb. 21, 2020

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