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Indigenous Peoples
Indigenous-led demonstrators say they were subject to tear gas, rubber bullets and arrests Monday morning during a nonviolent protest against border wall construction at a Border Patrol checkpoint in southeast Pima County.
Oct. 13, 2020
DES Partners With ID.me To Help Mitigate Unemployment Fraud
In an effort to give eligible Arizonans their unemployment benefits in a timely manner, while also protecting taxpayer money from fraud, the Arizona Department of Economic Security has partnered with federally-certified identity verification provider ID.me.
Oct. 13, 2020
UA Doctor: Trump Is Not Immune From COVID-19
As President Donald Trump recovers from COVID-19 and travels around the country for campaign events, he has said that he is now immune. But Dr. Shad Marvasti at the University of Arizona College of Medicine says that’s not the case.
Oct. 13, 2020
Tempe Launches First COVID-19-Related Small Business Grant
On Monday, Tempe started offering $1.1 million in grants to small businesses struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic. This is the city's first coronavirus-related grant program for small businesses. Awards may be up to $10,000 per business, based on the number of full-time staff employed.
Oct. 13, 2020
Performing, Visual Artists Innovate To Keep Audiences Engaged
Creatives continue to struggle amid the coronavirus pandemic. For those in the performing and visual arts, they’re turning to new methods to keep audiences safe, but also engaged.
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Oct. 13, 2020
Q&AZ: When Are Ballots Collected From Maricopa County Drop Boxes?
With early voting underway, people are using a variety of ways to cast their ballots. One listener wanted to know when ballots are collected from drop boxes.
Oct. 12, 2020
In Mexico, Apologies Requested For Columbus Day
For Columbus Day — or Indigenous Peoples Day — Mexico City expected a protest calling for removal of a statue of the Spanish admiral, as has happened in some U.S. cities. But the city’s government made a surprise move, while the federal government demands apologies on another front.
Oct. 12, 2020
UA Starts More In-Person Class, Looks To Thanksgiving Travel
The University of Arizona started in-person classes of 30 or fewer students on Monday. This means 1,500 students are joining the 6,200 who have been taking essential in-person courses.
Oct. 12, 2020
Officials Work To Return Stolen Truck To Mesa Family
Last week, an Arizona family was carjacked on a highway in neighboring Sonora, Mexico. Local police have recovered the family’s truck and are working to return the vehicle to the United States.
Oct. 12, 2020
Finalists Picked For Commission To Draw Political Maps
Arizona voters decided in 2000 that the state’s legislative and congressional districts should be drawn by an independent commission instead of by the Legislature, which had controlled the process since statehood. But even the independent commission has not avoided political controversy.
Oct. 12, 2020
KJZZ Launches 2 Lives Podcast
KJZZ is launching two podcasts in October as part of KJZZ original productions. Laurel Morales hosts the new podcast "2 Lives." The Show spoke with her for more about what her series will entail.
Oct. 12, 2020
Position At ASU Will Study How Arts Shape Culture, Social Change
What role do the arts play in society? How do they respond to or shape our culture and current events? Those are the kinds of questions Deborah Cullinant thinks about, and will be bringing to a new position at ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.
Oct. 12, 2020
Roberta McCain, John McCains Mother, Dies At 108
The mother of U.S. Sen. John McCain, whose feisty personality became her son’s secret weapon during his 2008 presidential campaign, has died. Roberta Wright McCain was 108. A spokesperson for her daughter-in-law Cindy McCain says Roberta McCain died Monday. A cause of death was not immediately released.
Oct. 12, 2020
Boas: Why The Arizona Republic Says Vote No On Prop. 208
The Arizona Republic's editorial board gave the thumbs down to Proposition 208, also known as Invest in Ed. If passed, it would increase the income tax on people who make at least $250,000 a year to pump hundreds of millions of dollars into the state's K-12 system.
Oct. 12, 2020
European Countries Looking To Slow Virus Spread — Again
As COVID-19 infection rates rise across Europe, countries there are working to try and slow the spread of the virus — again. That is among the key international stories of the coming days. The Show spoke with the BBC's Pete Ross for a weekly look at what's happening around the world.
Oct. 12, 2020
Efforts Underway To Boost Native American Census Response
The self-response rate on the Navajo Nation is reported to be 22%, and the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation has a self-response rate of only 17%. The Show spoke with Shadana Sultan, a 2020 census tribal partner specialist, for more about why and what’s being done to increase those figures.
Oct. 12, 2020
Waymo Expands Driverless Car Program In Metro Phoenix
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to take a ride in a car with no one sitting in the driver’s seat, you could have your chance soon. Waymo announced last week it’s expanding its self-driving car program in the Valley. The Show spoke about Waymo's plans with Andrew Hawkins, who covers transportation for the Verge.
Oct. 12, 2020
Humble: AZ Holding Steady As U.S. COVID-19 Cases Increase
Nationwide, there is an uptick in coronavirus cases, but the former director of the Department of Health Services says Arizona is holding steady. Will Humble, now executive director of the Arizona Public Health Association, says North and South Dakota, Montana, Utah, Idaho and Wisconsin are seeing increases.
Oct. 12, 2020
Brnovich Pushes Back On Voter Registration Deadline Ruling
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is pushing back against last week’s ruling that extended the state’s voter registration deadline. But challengers say Brnovich’s interest in the legal issue comes too late.
Oct. 12, 2020
Trump Addresses Arizona Supporters In Sundays Tele-Rally
In a Sunday tele-rally, President Donald Trump addressed Arizona supporters, insisting he has fully recovered from COVID-19. He thanked those who sent thoughts and prayers to him and the first lady. He also turned his attention towards Arizona seniors, saying there’s a good reason to trust him.
Oct. 12, 2020

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