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Arizona Interjects In Televised Horse Racing Dispute
With his signature, Gov. Doug Ducey placed the state in the middle of an off track betting legal battle between Monarch Content Management — the company that provides televised signals of horse races — and the tracks that both produce and receive those signals.
June 13, 2019
 Investigation Pending Into Brush Fire Near Tonto Park
A brush fire that broke out near Tonto National Forest has stalled and authorities say they’ve reopened nearby recreational areas.
June 13, 2019
Cause Of Plane Crash In North Phoenix Could Take A Year
Authorities say a pilot suffered second- and third-degree burns after his plane crashed west of Deer Valley Airport on Tuesday. The cause of the crash is still unknown.
June 13, 2019
Valley Nonprofit Offers Respite For Grandfamilies
The number of grandparents raising grandchildren is on the rise according to Duet, a Valley nonprofit that supports grandfamilies. Respite money is one of the services Duet offers these families.
June 13, 2019
Researchers Studying Effects Of Marijuana On Dementia Patients
Many people with dementia have behavioral issues. Traditionally, those behaviors have been treated with medications that have side effects. Now researchers are looking at the effects of marijuana on people with dementia.
June 13, 2019
Arizona schools will receive more money than they have in almost a decade to buy new supplies and fix aging buildings, but in the state’s largest district and others around the state, this money isn’t always going to capital needs like textbooks, desks and building repairs.
June 13, 2019
Protecting The Northern Jaguar: Securing Jaguar Corridors
Nature reserves provide a safe haven for wildlife that’s an essential part of recovering the diminishing northern jaguar population. But it takes more than protecting isolated reserves to ensure jaguars’ long-term survival. That’s why some conservationists are putting their focus on securing jaguar corridors in northern Mexico.
June 13, 2019
App Aims To Raise Accountability In Immigration Court
A legal advocacy group has unveiled an app aimed at increasing accountability and transparency in the backlogged immigration court system.
June 12, 2019
After Burst of Border Violence, DPS Sends Help to Border
The Department of Public Safety is sending resources to the Arizona-Mexico border after bloody shootouts left nine dead in two Sonoran cities. But one Sonoran official doubts there will be much for them to do.
June 12, 2019
Mexico Activists Accused Of Human Smuggling Released
In Arizona, it is unclear if humanitarian aid worker Scott Warren will continue to face charges of illegally harboring undocumented immigrants. And in Mexico, two activists accused of human smuggling have been released. Their supporters said the arrests were a setup.
June 12, 2019
UA Receives $1.5M Grant To Expand Intelligence Degree Program
The University of Arizona has received a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency to establish an intelligence-focused degree program.
June 12, 2019
Phoenix Theatre Entryway Named After Steven Spielberg
It’s no secret that Steven Spielberg has Phoenix roots. His first feature-length movie, "Firelight" — a film which allegedly inspired "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" — premiered at the Phoenix Theatre Company’s Mainstage in 1964
June 12, 2019
Arizona Artist Ted DeGrazia Featured In AZ Highways
What kind of an artist carries thousands of dollars in a paper bag when he goes to a car dealership to buy at least one new automobile? What kind of artist sets fire to more than $1 million worth of his paintings as a way of protesting U.S. inheritance taxes?
June 12, 2019
Biologist Talks About His Discovery Of AZ
Thanks to a chance discovery more than a decade ago, we know that Arizona is home to not one but two species of salamanders.
June 12, 2019
Lawmakers Aim To Loosen Gene Patenting Restrictions
Patents are issued for any number of things, and the U.S. Patent Office has three different categories for them: utility, design and plant. You may be surprised to know that genes have also been patented for decades, but that stopped a few years ago after the Supreme Court took action.
June 12, 2019
Asian Businesses Find Home In Mesa
The closure of the Chinese Cultural Center last year created a lot of controversy and, if it made you wonder where you can get a great wonton soup or some novelty Asian desserts now that it’s gone, don’t worry. There is a burgeoning successor to the Asian-American hub in Mesa.
June 12, 2019
Report: Most Economists Predict A Recession By 2020
It might seem like the U.S. economy is going strong, more Americans are working and fewer are unemployed. But a new report from a leading economic forecaster shows a majority of economists think a recession is possible by the end of 2020.
June 12, 2019
Arizona Storytellers: Molly Hottle
KJZZ partners with the Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers series. Molly Hottle is from Iowa. She's lived in several places before she says she was forced to move to the "beige desert" that is Phoenix.
June 12, 2019
AZ Corporate Commission Orders APS File A New Rate Case
After two years of complaints from customers about the company’s rising prices, state utility regulators have launched a new inquiry into the company’s rates and profits.
June 12, 2019
Hung Jury In Humanitarian Border Aid Trial
A federal jury said Tuesday that it could not reach a verdict on against Scott Warren, a humanitarian aid worker accused of illegally harboring undocumented immigrants. Warren contended he merely provided food, water and shelter to immigrants who needed it and that humanitarian aid was not a crime. Prosecutors and the defense will meet again in early July to decide whether this case ends here.
June 12, 2019

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