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NASA DART test hit its asteroid target — but that’s just the beginning
On Monday, NASA’s DART spacecraft struck a small asteroid circling a larger one 7 million miles away to test whether such an impact could defend the Earth from dangerous asteroids or comets. The Lowell Discovery Telescope, located near the northern Arizona community of Happy Jack, will help gauge its success.
Sept. 30, 2022
Group fails to gather enough signatures for school voucher bill
An effort to send Arizona’s massive new school voucher expansion to voters has fallen short. Secretary of State Katie Hobbs said in a tweet Friday morning that the petition from Save our Schools Arizona would not meet the minimum requirement of 118,823 signatures.
More Arizona education news
Sept. 30, 2022
Presbyterian pastor fears for future of religion as more support white Christian nationalism
A poll from Politco earlier this month showed that a majority of Republicans favor declaring the United States a Christian nation. And for the Rev. Jennifer Butler, it’s a threat not just to democracy but to religion.
Sept. 30, 2022
Lewis Black is ready to read Arizonas rants
There are comedians who talk about current events, and then there’s Lewis Black. He’s been called the “King of Rant” and has talked about what’s on his mind on stage, on “The Daily Show” and elsewhere.
Sept. 30, 2022
NewsCap: Why the fight against school vouchers fell short
This week saw groups fail to garner enough signatures to prevent the ESA program from going into law.
Sept. 30, 2022
Doctor: Abortion comes down to doing whats right vs doing whats best
Abortion is a highly emotional and divisive issue. For some, it’s very black and white — no exceptions, no matter what. For others, it’s much more complicated and convoluted.
Sept. 30, 2022
Numerous issues block Phoenixs police accountability office from becoming fully functional
A civilian-led office created to do oversight of Phoenix police does not have a full staff as a window closes in which the city had estimated that hiring would be done. Right now the Office of Accountability and Transparency is only able to monitor internal reviews conducted by the Police Department.
Sept. 29, 2022
Abortion ban ruling is not what 90% of Arizonans want
Voter sentiments do not align with the recent court ruling that effectively outlawed most abortions in Arizona, according to public opinion polling data collected this month.
Sept. 29, 2022
New campaign aims to sink 3 AZ ballot measures
A coalition called Activate 48 has launched a campaign to crash three ballot measures related to the initiative process itself. The alliance says propositions 128, 129 and 132 are designed to limit voter engagement in Arizona.
Sept. 29, 2022
Rights commission: Sonoran officials violated victims’ rights in 15 disappearance cases
The state human rights commission in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, has notified prosecutors of 15 disappearance cases that demonstrate serious failures by authorities.
Sept. 29, 2022
Sonoran activists march to demand access to abortion care
On Sept. 28, activists in Sonora took to the streets to recognize International Safe Abortion Day, when, for decades, people across Latin America have protested to demand abortion rights.
Sept. 29, 2022
Refinery struggles lead to high gas prices in Phoenix
Since the technology is old, scheduled and unforeseen maintenance has closed refineries in California.
Sept. 29, 2022
Homebuyers can sue builders for hidden defects, AZ Supreme Court rules
The Arizona Supreme Court ruled that homebuyers will be entitled to sue builders for hidden defects for up to eight years after a home is built.
Sept. 29, 2022
Despite Sinemas campy outfits, queer community doesnt always feel represented
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is probably one of the most powerful queer women in the country. And writer Nathan Kohrman sees a lot of camp in her ever-analyzed wardrobe.
Sept. 29, 2022
SOAPBOX: No apologies
On KJZZ's SOAPBOX, The Show turns over the the mic to listeners. For the fall 2022, writers tackled the theme SORRY.
Sept. 29, 2022
Protesters demand expedited review of referendum signatures that challenge school voucher bill
Protesters stood outside the Arizona Capitol building on Wednesday, demanding Secretary of State Katie Hobbs expedite a review to see if the new universal school voucher bill would be put on the ballot, and face a possible cancellation.
Sept. 29, 2022
McCain Institute aims to keep kids away from online hate groups
A new campaign aims to prevent kids from being pulled in by hate groups online.
Sept. 29, 2022
Author recounts journey to reach U.S. from El Salvador
When Javier Zamora was 9 years old, he journeyed from El Salvador to the U.S. He recounts that trip in his memoir, "Solito," which he writes from the perspective of his 9-year-old self.
Sept. 29, 2022
Brnovich wants Ducey to call Legislature back for special session on abortion
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is asking Gov. Doug Ducey to call a special legislative session to help clarify the legal status of abortion in the state.
Sept. 29, 2022
This Gilbert judge is also the lead singer of a punk rock band
We all have our dream jobs, but rarely do we get a chance to actually do them. Nicole Laurenne does. She presides over a courtroom by day. But at night, she transforms into something completely different.
Sept. 29, 2022

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