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Schools And Agencies Allowed To Be Subject To Lawsuits
A panel of Arizona lawmakers voted this week to let anyone file suit if they believe public tax dollars are being used to influence elections.
Feb. 13, 2019
LISTEN: KJZZ Phoenix Mayoral Candidate Forum
Tuesday night was KJZZ's Phoenix Mayoral Forum, featuring candidates Kate Gallego and Daniel Valenzuela. A runoff election between Gallego and Valenzuela, is being held to fill the city’s vacant mayoral seat on March 12.
Feb. 12, 2019
Bill Would Allow Out-Of-State License Holders In AZ
Arizona could be the first state in the country to allow people with out-of-state occupational licenses to practice here without taking an exam. The objective of the bill is to encourage more people to come to the state and find work easily.
Feb. 12, 2019
2018 Crop Production Fell In AZ, USDA Summary Shows
The United States Department of Agriculture's annual summary showed that in 2018 Arizona crop production fell across the board, except for lemons.
Feb. 12, 2019
One Scooter Company Leaves Tempe
“This is kind of a unique system where they’re using public property to stage and operate their business, and there’s gotta be some sort of cost that goes along with that,” said Randy Keating, a Tempe councilman who helped craft the regulations which include fees and data sharing with the city.
Feb. 12, 2019
Scottsdale District Taps Longtime Adminstrator Kriekard To Lead Schools
The Scottsdale Unified School District has a new leader. Interim Superintendent John Kriekard’s face broke into a grin as the governing board voted unanimously to extend his contract to 2020. Dozens of educators in the audience clapped and cheered.
Feb. 12, 2019
Author: The Story Of The American Indian Is Not Just Tragedy
Dee Brown’s 1970 book "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" remains today the best-selling book about Native American life and history ever published. But, writer and scholar David Treuer knows that Native American life did not, in fact, end at Wounded Knee.
Feb. 12, 2019
16 Wild Horses Found Dead In AZ, 10 By Gunshot
Several Arizona law enforcement agencies are now scouring the forestlands in northeastern Arizona for clues as to why someone would shoot and kill several wild horses in the region.
Feb. 12, 2019
How Telemedicine Could Be The Future Of Health Care In AZ
Last week, in front of the state Senate Health committee, Dr. Bart Demaerschalk used his laptop to give lawmakers a closer look at the possibilities available in telemedicine — and it’s a little more high tech than you might think.
Feb. 12, 2019
Survey: Americans Support Several Health Care Changes
Health care was a top issue for a number of voters in last year’s midterm elections. And recently, the concept of Medicare for All has emerged as a big talking point among candidates in the emerging Democratic presidential primary field.
Feb. 12, 2019
Trump
Monday night in El Paso, Texas, there were dueling pro-wall and anti-wall rallies. El Paso is a city of about 600,000 people that sits across the border from Juarez, Mexico, which is, by far, the larger of the two sister cities, with 1.2 million citizens.
Feb. 12, 2019
Can Humanities Along With Science Help Save The Planet?
The southwestern part of the country is in the midst of a two decade drought, and a recent polar vortex hit the Midwest, leading to wind chill of close to 60 degrees below zero.In addition to science, what approach could help fix — or at least understand — what’s happening?
Feb. 12, 2019
Printable Valentine
Looking for a way to share your love of public radio this Valentine's Day? Download and share these printable cards from KJZZ and NPR.
Feb. 12, 2019
Utah Blocks Medicaid Expansion Despite Voter Approval
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed a bill Monday scaling back a voter-approved expansion of the state’s Medicaid program. In November, Utahns voted to cover an estimated 150,000 residents under Medicaid.
Feb. 12, 2019
Working In Intelligence While Criticized By The President
President Donald Trump continues to hammer members of the U.S. intelligence community. The trend seemed to begin because of his frustration related to whether his campaign was working in tandem with Russia.
Feb. 12, 2019
The Pulse: What Keeps Kids Healthy
What matters to a child’s health? Sure, some things are embedded in our genetics. But from the moment we’re born, there are a million different experiences, factors, and choices that contribute — from our neighborhoods and homes, to screen time and family dynamics.
Feb. 12, 2019
Support For Higher Education Decreases
After years of cuts to funding for Arizona’s public universities, some lawmakers want the state to chip in an extra $102 million for the upcoming school year. That number would triple over the next couple years if Senate Bill 1518 becomes law.
Feb. 12, 2019
Reactions To Mark Kelly
Mark Kelly — husband of Gabrielle Giffords — said he will be taking the Senate plunge, running for office for the first time.
Feb. 12, 2019
Migrant Mothers Separated From Children Suing U.S.
Six mothers whose children were taken from them after they came to this country seeking asylum are taking the first steps toward suing the government over the trauma that caused.
Feb. 12, 2019
Mark Kelly Announces Run For Senate Seat
Former NASA astronaut Mark Kelly is running for Arizona’s U.S. Senate seat in 2020. Kelly is the first Democrat to formally announce plans to run for John McCain’s former seat against current Republican Sen. Martha McSally.
Feb. 12, 2019

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