NewsCap: What we learned from secretary of state debate
This week wrapped up with the secretary of state debate Sept. 22, where Democratic candidate Adrian Fontes debated his Republican counterpart, Mark Finchem, who claimed the 2020 presidential election was "irredeemably compromised."
Sept. 23, 2022
During debate with Fontes, Finchem claims 2020 election was irredeemably compromised
Mark Finchem, the Republican candidate for Arizona secretary of state, claimed the 2020 election was “irredeemably compromised” when asked to account for his belief that former President Trump won the popular vote in Arizona two years ago.
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Sept. 22, 2022
Crisis declared over adult probation officer staffing
The Arizona Supreme Court has declared a crisis over a lack of adult probation officers. Eight counties don’t have enough to keep caseload volume below a cap set by state law.
Sept. 22, 2022
For health care worker exhaustion, prognosis still grim
In May, KJZZ’s Arizona Science Desk described the emotional distress wearing down health care workers and hindering efforts to bounce back after COVID-19. New research gives a glimpse of how those workers are faring.
Sept. 22, 2022
Last man prosecuted in border agent killing gets 50 years
The last defendant in the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona nearly 12 years ago was sentenced this week.
Sept. 22, 2022
Gila River Resorts make NHL history with Coyotes
The Gila River Indian Community becomes the first Native American tribe to advertise on a National Hockey League jersey.
Sept. 22, 2022
Federal, AZ officials ask judge to toss lawsuit challenging proposed I-11
Federal and state officials are asking a judge to toss a lawsuit seeking to stop development of the propose 280-mile Interstate 11 project from Nogales to Wickenburg.
Sept. 22, 2022
Working for the railroad is like an abusive relationship, union leader says
The White House has brokered a deal to avoid a potential railroad strike, but approval from unions is still pending. Meanwhile, Greg Hynes of SMART still hopes labor unions and railroad workers can reach an agreement without government intervention.
Sept. 22, 2022
AI can help people write their wills
A team at the University of Arizona hopes people can skip the lawyer's office and write their wills with artificial intelligence.
Sept. 22, 2022
Phoenix awards $750K to Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation for education
The Phoenix City Council approved $750,000 for Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation to support an education initiative.
Sept. 22, 2022
What data say about ways to improve school safety
Some metro Phoenix schools have had to go on lockdown already this year. What research says are the best ways to make schools safer.
Sept. 22, 2022
Investigation finds migrants flown to Marthas Vineyard were misled
A Texas sheriff has opened a criminal investigation into the transport of migrants to Martha's Vineyard. And a group of migrants who were put on the flights are filing a lawsuit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Sept. 22, 2022
Who might the potential buyers be for the Phoenix Suns, Mercury?
Following a league suspension, Phoenix Suns and Mercury owner Robert Sarver announced Sept. 21 that he is selling both franchises. To talk about what the future of the Suns and Mercury could look like, The Show spoke with Brad Cesmat of
Sept. 22, 2022
Tribes seek more details on water use at AZ copper mine
A federal agency says an environmental review for a proposed copper mine in Arizona falls short on details about water and the potential impacts of climate change.
Sept. 22, 2022
A plan to share the pain of water scarcity divides farmers in this rural Nevada community
Sharing the pain of scarcity goes against Western water law – but this Nevada farm community is trying it anyway.
Sept. 22, 2022
Candidates for Arizona secretary of state to spar in debate
A Republican Arizona lawmaker who embraces election conspiracies and has former President Donald Trump’s endorsement will spar with the Democrat who helped oversee the 2020 election in Maricopa County Thursday evening as they both seek the state’s top election post.
Sept. 22, 2022
Phoenix churches to provide emergency shelters for people experiencing homelessness
The Phoenix City Council unanimously approved a contract worth $931,000 for churches to provide shelters for people experiencing homelessness. Funding will come from Phoenix’s allocation of the federal American Rescue Plan Act and will go to Lutheran Social Services.
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Sept. 22, 2022
Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff hosts viewings as Jupiter swings closest since 1951
Jupiter is making its closest approach to Earth in 70 years, and Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff is offering the public the chance to view the gas giant through several of its telescopes, including the historic 24-inch Clark Refractor.
Sept. 21, 2022
Coalition urges Bureau of Land Management to expand conservation
Conservationists say that the Bureau of Land Management could have a major role to play in the Biden administration’s America the Beautiful Initiative, which would set aside about a third of American public lands for conservation. Arizona conservationists want their state to be part of that effort.
Sept. 21, 2022
Ex-Phoenix officer sentenced in COVID fund fraud case
A former Phoenix police officer has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for fraudulently securing over a million dollars in federal COVID-19 funds. Toni Richardson gave up her badge before she could be fired.
Sept. 21, 2022