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Eviction Moratorium Ends, Aid Money Still Available
Federal lawmakers did not stop the national eviction moratorium from ending over the weekend, but there's aid money still available.
Aug. 1, 2021
Developer Breaks Ground For Downtown Phoenix High-Rise
A Chicago-based developer broke ground Tuesday for a luxury high-rise project in downtown Phoenix.
Aug. 1, 2021
Creighton Universitys Phoenix Campus Welcomes 100 Future Doctors
Creighton University’s School of Medicine students began their four-year journey by taking part in a traditional white coat ceremony. With the opening of its Phoenix campus, the Omaha-based university says it’s positioned to become the nation’s largest Catholic health professions educator.
Aug. 1, 2021
Heres What Happened This Week In Arizona History
This week in 1929, passengers on transcontinental trains, which were delayed by washouts, cleaned out the entire food supply of many small towns. The town of Bowie reported nothing left but coffee. A collection of the interesting — and sometimes unusual — events that happened this week in Arizona history.
Aug. 1, 2021
Life Is A Highway Among Winning Arizona Safety Signs
If you’re traveling on Arizona freeways Saturday, you may notice some new signs. Arizona’s Department of Transportation just posted the winning messages in its annual safety contest.
July 31, 2021
Chandler Offers $1,000 To Rent To Low-Income Residents
Chandler is boosting incentives to get more landlords to welcome lower-income renters.
July 31, 2021
Federal Laws Shield Individual Donors To GOP Audit
Groups linked to Donald Trump and conspiracy theories about the 2020 election have put more than $5.6 million into the audit run by a man who himself has touted some of the same rhetoric. But it's unlikely that Arizonans ever will find out who is really behind all that cash.
July 30, 2021
San Carlos, Guaymas Pandemic Closures Contrast With Previous Measures
While enforcement appears to be more lax, one San Carlos business owner says his establishment and others will voluntarily comply with the stricter rules.
July 30, 2021
Mexican Tomato Importers Worry Rule Interpretation Could Raise Prices
One industry representative in Nogales, Arizona, says it could increase sale prices by as much as 20% to 25%.
July 30, 2021
Arizona Reports Most COVID-19 Cases Since March
Arizona reported 1,965 new COVID-19 cases Friday, the most in a single day since early March, as virus-related hospitalizations continued to climb. The additional infections and 24 deaths reported Friday increased the state's pandemic totals to 925,169 cases and 18,224 deaths.
July 30, 2021
National Evictions Ban Set To Expire Saturday
The national pause on evictions is set to expire Saturday. A local charity that helps people facing loss of their home says the average family that’s sought help is roughly a year behind on their rent and faces a major struggle to catch up.
July 30, 2021
Justice Department Warns States About Violating Federal Law As Many Consider Election Audits
Groups including the Brennan Center made requests to the U.S. Department of Justice to potentially take action against the Maricopa County 2020 election audit. And with other states at least considering similar efforts, the calls to the DOJ have gotten louder. A new piece by Politico indicates the DOJ is taking those concerns seriously.
July 30, 2021
The Friday NewsCap July 30, 2021
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with attorney and former congressional staffer Roy Herrera and Paul Bentz of HighGround.
July 30, 2021
How Wildfires Make COVID-19 Worse In The West
A research team at the Desert Research Institute in Nevada is connecting the dots between two events plaguing the West: COVID-19 vulnerability and wildfires.
July 30, 2021
Phoenix School District To Require All Students, Staff Wear Face Mask
The Phoenix Union High School District has announced it will require all students, staff and visitors wear face coverings when schools start on Monday, Aug. 2, despite a new state law that bans public schools from doing this.
Yavapai County School District Cancels Classes Due To COVID-19 Cases
July 30, 2021
Documentary Examines Homicides In Northern California Blamed On Sasquatch
Writer and documentary filmmaker David Holthouse has covered a lot of dangerous, interesting stories — including during a stint at Phoenix New Times in the 1990s. His latest project is a Hulu documentary series called "Sasquatch."
July 30, 2021
U.S. Vows To Improve Protections For Wild Horse Adoptions
U.S. officials who are trying to adopt out wild horses captured on public land say they are tightening protections to guard against the illegal resale of the animals for slaughter, but advocates say the government needs to do more, including ending incentive payments for adoptions.
July 30, 2021
Ducey Among 12 GOP Governors Who Want Roe V. Wade Overturned
Gov. Doug Ducey wants the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn it's historic decision in Roe v. Wade and leave the question of whether to allow abortion in Arizona, and elsewhere, to state lawmakers.
July 30, 2021
▶ This Weeks #AZNumber: 66.8
#AZNumbers is a weekly segment featuring thoughts and insight into Arizona's economic news. This week's number: 66.8. Listen to the KJZZ business block with Heather van Blokland weekdays at 6 p.m. on 91.5 FM or stream it on KJZZ.org.
July 30, 2021
GOP, Democratic Parties Grow, But Independents Grow Most
Arizona's Democratic and Republican parties grew in the second quarter of the year, but the share of independent voters grew even faster. Figures released Thursday by Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs show a net gain of just over 20,000 registered voters for just over 4.32 million in total.
July 30, 2021

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