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Fire restrictions to be put in place around AZ ahead of Memorial Day
With Memorial Day coming up this weekend, fire restrictions are being put in place around the state. There will be increased fire restrictions at eight southern Arizona National Park sites starting Wednesday.
May 24, 2022
Virtual reality brings portable Taser training to police
Scottsdale-based Axon, the company that is best known for developing the Taser, is expanding a virtual reality and immersive training program that is aimed at increasing training for officers with Tasers in life-like scenarios and making them comfortable with split second decisions.
May 24, 2022
Effort to ban ballot drop boxes fails in Arizona Senate
An impassioned effort by some Arizona Senate Republicans to ban the use of ballot drop boxes failed Monday. Scottsdale Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita’s efforts to change a proposal requiring drop boxes to have video monitoring was blocked by fellow GOP senators who knew House Republicans weren’t on board with the harsher proposal.
May 24, 2022
Asylum seekers in Nogales hold vigil after Title 42 news
People came and went through the Nogales border crossing Monday, and about a dozen migrants who’d been freshly expelled under Title 42 carried their belongings in plastic bags.
May 24, 2022
Sen. Mark Kelly in Yuma responds to ruling that Title 42 must continue
U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly was in Yuma Friday where he met with local elected officials and law enforcement leaders to discuss the high number of migrants arriving at the border.
May 24, 2022
Word S7:E7 — AZ teen advances in Poetry Out Loud; anthology raises money for Ukraine
What do a Coconino High School student, a novelist and writer for the San Francisco Chronicle as well as a poet from Fountain Hills have in common? They're all part of this edition of Word, a podcast about literature in Arizona and the region hosted by KJZZ's Tom Maxedon.
May 24, 2022
AMLO acknowledges ensuring water access for Comcaac Nation ‘not easy’
He raised the prospect of drilling additional wells and building aqueducts to resolve the issue.
May 23, 2022
Sonora signs on to health care federalization plan
Neighboring Sonora plans to join a federal plan that seeks to expand health care access. The plan includes turning over state health care facilities to federal control and investments in infrastructure and staffing.
May 23, 2022
More AZ GOP lawmakers tried to discredit election than any state
According to an national analysis conducted by the New York Times, 81% of all GOP state lawmakers — that’s Arizona’s state representatives and senators — used the influence and authority of their office in attempts to cast doubt on the election results, or in some cases, tried to overturn the state’s election results.
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May 23, 2022
2 AZ murderers back on death row after high court ruling
Justice Clarence Thomas says federal law precludes the court from agreeing with appeals courts that excused attorneys not providing evidence in state appeals courts.
May 23, 2022
New shelter for people experiencing homelessness
A new 200-bed shelter to provide heat relief for people experiencing homelessness is now open in downtown Phoenix. The shelter on 28th and Washington streets provides three meals a day, showers and dedicated beds.
May 23, 2022
Judge allows lawsuit challenging early voting list removal to move forward
A U.S. District Court judge is allowing a lawsuit to move forward that challenges a law that would remove some people from the permanent early voting list. That’s partly due to statements from an Arizona lawmaker.
May 23, 2022
If abortion becomes illegal, could period apps be used against women?
It’s called “fem-tech.” Applications like those used to track periods and fertility are a billion-dollar industry. But if Roe v. Wade is overturned in the coming months, could the digital trail left behind by users become evidence in court?
May 23, 2022
The best places to hike when Phoenix gets too hot
Every year, Arizonans dread the first 100-degree day, and we’re definitely deep in it now. We basically lock ourselves inside with air conditioning all summer. But Roger Naylor is here with some hope for us all on that front.
May 23, 2022
This journalist tries to keep Spanish-speakers safe from misinformation
The spread of misinformation has attracted an increasing number of followers over the past several years, reaching a peak with COVID-19-related falsehoods about vaccinations and the relative danger of the virus. A dearth of resources for non-English-speaking people has made the problem even more challenging. That’s where Maritza Félix comes in.
May 23, 2022
Medicaid rolls grew in AZ during the pandemic. What could happen when the federal emergency ends
Medicaid rolls grew in Arizona and elsewhere during the pandemic. What might happen to those recipients when the federal public health emergency ends?
May 23, 2022
Yuma mayor on how the failure to end Title 42 will affect the border town
A federal judge has blocked the Biden administration from ending Title 42, which was scheduled to end May 23.
May 23, 2022
Arizona Senate is scheduled to debate more election-related bills
The Arizona Senate is scheduled to take up more election-related bills May 23, and the chamber’s ethics committee is expected to meet this week to consider two complaints.
May 23, 2022
BBC Look-Ahead: Why Zimbabwe wants to restart the ivory trade
Zimbabwe is looking to sell its surplus in ivory, a trade which has been globally banned since 1989. For a look at that and some of the other key global stories in the coming days, The Show spoke with the BBC’s Pete Ross.
May 23, 2022
The pilot shortage started before the pandemic
There is a shortage of pilots in this country which the pandemic has only exacerbated. And as inflation and surging demand has flight prices going up, it’s only adding another layer of uncertainty for the airline industry and its flyers.
May 23, 2022

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