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Champion: Regulators Slow To Act After Heat-Related Death
The Arizona Corporation Commission voted to keep electric companies from shutting off service to customers who are behind on their bills during the state’s hottest months. Consumer advocate Stacey Champion, who has campaigned against APS, joined The Show to discuss the Commission's recent actions.
June 21, 2019
BLM Implements Fire Restrictions Across Arizona As Woodbury Fire Rages
The Woodbury fire has burned more than 100 square miles north of Superior and is 42 percent contained. Residents in the Roosevelt and Roosevelt Lake Area have been told to evacuate.
June 21, 2019
KJZZ
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with communications consultant Julie Erfle; and former Paradise Valley Mayor Vernon Parker.
June 21, 2019
Why Aren’t Phoenix Police Body-Worn Cameras Automatically Recording?
As the Phoenix Police Department speeds up deployment of body-worn cameras for patrol officers and patrol sergeants, we’re learning more about how they work — and what’s not yet working.
June 21, 2019
U.S. Recycling Begins Infrastructure Development To Solve China Crisis
U.S. recycling has nearly collapsed, prices have soared and the environmental waste problem has hit a crisis point, since China, the largest buyer of U.S. recycled products, stopped buying nearly 18 months ago. Now, recycling centers are looking to rebuild processing plants across the U.S. — and that requires a policy change and millions in new funding.
June 21, 2019
One Small Colorado Town Ran Out Of Water. How Did It Happen?
One morning in mid-February, David Herz went to turn on the faucet in his farmhouse outside the small western Colorado town of Paonia, and nothing came out. “I thought, ‘Oh, f---. We got a problem,’” Herz said.
June 21, 2019
Sedona Addresses Affordable Housing Gap
The median cost for a single-family home in Sedona is more than double that of other Arizona cities and is out of reach for many workers.
June 20, 2019
DOI Announces Nearly $40M Payment To Arizona Counties
The Department of Interior is sending almost $40 million to Arizona counties. According to Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, the Payment in Lieu of Taxes program is to help local governments “offset their inability to tax federal property.”
June 20, 2019
Maricopa County East Valley Shelter Still Under Quarantine
Maricopa County Animal Care and Control is extending a quarantine at its East Valley shelter as it continues to fight an outbreak of a canine distemper virus.
June 20, 2019
Potentially Crippling Sonoran Strike Called Off
One of Sonora’s largest unions has called off a threatened July strike after a number of its demands were met.
June 20, 2019
After Duties Started, Nogales Tomato Imports Rose In May
After a nearly 18 percent duty was imposed on imported Mexican tomatoes in early May, some worried that imports would drop and prices would rise.
June 20, 2019
Roosevelt Lake Residents Ordered To Evacuate
Evacuations have been ordered for the Superstition Wilderness area as the Woodbury Fire continues to blaze. The fire near the Superstition Mountains has been burning for almost two weeks.
June 20, 2019
Arizona Regulators OK Summertime Power Shut-Off Ban
State regulators on Thursday enacted emergency rules barring most Arizona electric utilities from disconnecting power to customers who are late on their bills from June 1 through Oct. 15, when soaring desert heat can be lethal.
June 20, 2019
Hacienda
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid has notified Hacienda Healthcare, the facility where an incapacitated woman was raped and later gave birth, that it intends to terminate its Medicaid certification effective July 3.
June 20, 2019
Will More People Go Cross-Country In Self-Driving Cars?
Autonomous, driverless cars will be on the roads soon — how soon we don’t know — but when they arrive, they’ll completely change the ways we choose to get around.
June 20, 2019
Signs Of Alzheimer
New research finds people with a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease may start showing changes in their memory up to 40 years beforehand.
June 20, 2019
AZ Senate President Plans To Start Budget Work Early
Arizona lawmakers spent more than 130 days in session this year, and the last several were fairly contentious at the Capitol, with negotiations over the budget and other bills heating up.
June 20, 2019
Congress Approves Funding For Migrant Health Services
The week began with a series of tweets by President Trump declaring that — starting next week — Immigration and Customs Enforcement would be deporting millions of undocumented immigrants.
June 20, 2019
Corporation Commission Considers Prohibiting Summer Power Shut-Offs
Arizona utility regulators today are expected to consider a proposal that would prohibit utilities from shutting off customers’ power during the summer.
June 20, 2019
I-17 Set To Widen North of Phoenix
Governor Ducey signed off on an extra $130 million that the Arizona Department of Transportation needs to widen I-17 north of Anthem, including reversible flex lanes from Black Canyon City to Sunset Point.
June 20, 2019

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