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Gilbert Opens First Cemetery After Nearly 100 Years
The town of Gilbert has gone almost 100 years without its own cemetery. But that changed Tuesday as phase one of a new cemetery opened.
Nov. 12, 2019
The Takeaway: Public Impeachment Hearings Pose New Challenge For The Media
The public impeachment hearings begin in the House of Representatives on Wednesday. Supporters of President Donald Trump continue to denounce the proceedings. But opponents say it’s necessary for the public to hear the testimonies.
Nov. 12, 2019
Evo Morales Flees Crisis-Torn Bolivia For Mexico
Evo Morales, who transformed Bolivia as its first indigenous president, was flying to exile in Mexico on Tuesday after weeks of violent protests, leaving behind a confused power vacuum in the Andean nation. Morales flew out on a Mexican government plane late Monday hours after being granted asylum.
Nov. 12, 2019
2nd Trial Against Activist Who Helped Migrants To Begin
The federal government will again make a case against an Arizona border activist accused of harboring immigrants who snuck across the U.S.-Mexico border but who says he was simply helping two men in need.
Nov. 12, 2019
As AZ Republicans Defend Trump, Cindy McCain Calls Them Out
Arizona's Republican congressional members stay committed to Trump as impeachment investigation prepares to go public this week. Over the weekend, Cindy McCain wondered, on CNN's "The Axe Files," if the Republicans' will to speak freely died along with her husband, the late Senator John McCain.
Nov. 12, 2019
Arizona Group Wants To Invest In Women-Led Companies
A new group in Arizona is looking for women led companies that need financial backing to grow. Golden Seeds is a New York-based angel investment firm focused on women-led ventures. Mara Babin helped start the newest chapter in Arizona because she and others saw a need.
Nov. 12, 2019
DACA Recipients In D.C. For SCOTUS Hearing
It’s taken a little more than two years for DACA to reach the U.S. Supreme Court. But the questions before the court have little to do with whether nearly 25,000 Arizonans have earned a shot at citizenship.
Promise Arizona: DACA Recipients Have Faced Enough Uncertainty
Nov. 12, 2019
Q&AZ: Why Is Yuma High Schools Mascot The Criminal?
Through our Q&AZ reporting project, a listener asked KJZZ to explain the story behind Yuma High School’s mascot. As it turns out, despite the connotations associated with their namesake, Yuma’s students, staff and alumni are proud to call themselves criminals.
Nov. 12, 2019
Where Will Phoenix Put Bus Rapid Transit?
Light rail isn’t the only public transit option expanding in Phoenix. The city is also working on bus rapid transit. It’s cheaper than light rail and can move more people faster than traditional bus service.
Nov. 12, 2019
How Should Phoenix Spend $130 Million? You Can Weigh In
Over the next five years, Phoenix expects to get about $130 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. But before the city can collect, it must gather community input. Here's how the money could be spent.
Nov. 12, 2019
Vets Honored At Annual Veterans Day Parade In Phoenix
Phoenix-area residents came out in droves today to honor military veterans for the annual parade march down Central Avenue in Phoenix. Vintage war planes flew over the city to start the parade which incorporated a traveling gallery of veterans portraits.
Nov. 11, 2019
APM Reports: Soldiers For Peace
During the Vietnam War, roughly one in five GIs actively opposed the conflict. Many servicemen and women came to believe they were not liberating the country from communism but acting as agents of tyranny. In the combat zone, they rebelled against their commanders' orders. At home, they staged massive protests.
Nov. 11, 2019
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend Discusses The Need For Civility
For many, civil discussion and a knowledge of civics and American history are a combination required to move the nation forward and preserve its traditional institutions. That involves bringing sides with disparate views together, even as they disagree.
Nov. 11, 2019
AZ Rejects Plan To Use Groundwater For Palo Verde Station
The state Department of Water Resources has rejected a proposal from APS to use groundwater in the Buckeye area to cool the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station.
Nov. 11, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: Trumps Impeachment Hearings
All eyes will be on Washington, DC this week as the U.S. House begins public hearings in their impeachment inquiry intro President Donald Trump.
Nov. 11, 2019
Boas: The 20 Year Anniversary Of Tempe Town Lake
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.
Nov. 11, 2019
Arizona Colleges See Decline In International Enrollment
The number of international students enrolling in U.S. universities has been on the decline over the past year. For Arizona’s public universities, there has a been a significant drop over the last several years.
Nov. 11, 2019
Some Worried About New Kids Dieting App
The company formerly known as Weight Watchers has rolled out a new app aimed at kids. Called Kurbo, the app will help children track what they eat, how much they exercise and how much weight they lose.
Nov. 11, 2019
Study: Arizona Military Base Will Be Hardest Hit By Climate Change
Over the next three decades, military bases in the contiguous U.S. could, on average, experience an extra month of dangerously hot days, according to a new study. The hardest hit base will be right here in Arizona. By midcentury, the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma will experience 117 days above a 100 degree Fahrenheit heat index.
Nov. 11, 2019
Phoenix Sees 2nd Highest Number Of Construction Jobs
In the past year, the Phoenix area saw the second highest number of new construction jobs in the country, according to an analysis of federal employment data by the Associated General Contractors of America.
Nov. 11, 2019

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