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Boas: Ducey Should Get Back In His Lane
Over the weekend, Republic columnist Bob Robb wrote about Gov. Doug Ducey — and what he calls his attempts to “micromanage” Arizona schools as they try to keep kids and staff safe in the new school year. Phil Boas, Republic editorial page editor, argues this is actually about much more than individual battles with school districts.
July 26, 2021
Valleywise Health: Rise In Virus Cases Alarming
For an eighth straight day, Arizona health officials are reporting over 1,000 new daily coronavirus cases — 1,441 on July 26. As we’re seeing cases go up, hospitalizations are going up as well.
July 26, 2021
Jared Kolesar Talks About New Band Wheelwright
When local folk indie-rock band Jared & The Mill came to an end earlier this year, it was not like other band breakups. To start, it wasn’t really a breakup, but more like an evolution into the band’s next phase — Wheelwright. Fronted by lead singer Jared Kolesar, Wheelwright opens up new musical avenues for him and the original Mill members.
July 26, 2021
BBC Look-Ahead: Hong Kongs First Trial Under New Law Set To Receive Verdict
Eyes are on the trial of Tong Ying-kit, a former waiter in Hong Kong who stands accused of riding a motorbike into a group of police last year. That’s one of the key international stories in the coming days, and to learn about some of them, The Show spoke with the BBC’s Rich Preston.
July 26, 2021
Lake Powell — Nation
The nation’s second-largest reservoir, Lake Powell, is now at its lowest point since it filled in the 1960s. The massive reservoir on the Colorado River hit a new historic low on July 24, dropping below 3,555.1 feet in elevation.
July 26, 2021
The Long History Of Uranium Mining On The Arizona Strip
During the Cold War, the U.S. government purchased tons of uranium from prospectors in Arizona and other Southwestern states. Then uranium became a global commodity, traded on the open market. Since then companies operating in the U.S. have struggled to compete.
July 26, 2021
Sonoran Governor Calls For Planning Of School Return
With cases rising, Sonora’s Gov. Claudia Pavlovich is calling for a well-thought out strategy for a return to in-person instruction. Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has recently called for in-person classes to resume this coming fall semester.
July 26, 2021
Teen, 4-Year-Old Swept Away By Floodwaters In Arizona
Authorities continue searching Sunday for a 4-year-old girl and teenager who were both swept away by floodwaters in separate incidents in Arizona. Graham County authorities resumed looking for a 4-year-old Pima girl missing since Thursday night while Verde Valley fire personnel search for a 16-year-old girl in Cottonwood.
July 25, 2021
Mesa Native Wins Bronze In Olympic Skateboarding Competition
Street skateboarding made its debut as an Olympic Sport this weekend, and an Arizona native took home the bronze medal. Jagger Eaton, of Mesa, had the highest total score in the preliminary rounds and the second-highest individual trick score of the contest.
July 25, 2021
Former AG Woods Criticizes Election Audit, Sen. Sinema
While former President Trump appeared at a rally in Phoenix to support the Republican-led audit of Maricopa County ballots, the state’s former attorney general took to media outlets to criticize the long-lasting effort. Grant Woods also offered sharp criticism for a member of his own party.
July 25, 2021
Arizona: More Than 1K New COVID-19 Cases For 7th Day In A Row
Health officials in Arizona on Sunday reported 1,508 new COVID-19 cases and one additional death. It marked the seventh consecutive day with at least 1,000 cases, the longest such streak since early March.
July 25, 2021
Former President Trump Headlines Rally In Phoenix
Former President Donald Trump was the headliner at a rally in downtown Phoenix on Saturday. Thousands of supporters arrived hours early in anticipation of Trump’s speech. Trump repeated several falsehoods about fraud in the 2020 election including the claim he had won Arizona.
More Arizona Politics News
July 25, 2021
Stanton Votes For Additional U.S. Visas For Afghans
The U.S. House passed a bipartisan bill late last week that would provide an additional 8,000 special U.S. visas for Afghans who worked with U.S. military personnel in the nation’s longest-running war.
July 25, 2021
Heres What Happened This Week In Arizona History
This week in 1921, Gov. Thomas E. Campbell canceled the state fair to save taxpayers $90,000. A collection of the interesting — and sometimes unusual — events that happened this week in Arizona history.
July 25, 2021
Here’s A Look At Arizona Athletes Competing In Tokyo
Arizona has 18 athletes competing in the summer Olympics, hailing from Flagstaff to Tucson and Phoenix to Globe. Arizona athletes will compete in a dozen sports.
July 24, 2021
Arizona Governor Renews Vaccination Push As Virus Cases Rise
As COVID-19 case numbers continue to climb in Arizona, the governor on Friday reiterated calls for people to get vaccinated but also maintained it was a personal choice.
July 24, 2021
Historic Hotel Congress In First Phase Of Renovations
Tucson’s historic Hotel Congress, built in 1919, has been closed all July for renovations. Portions of the hotel are now slated to reopen Aug. 12.
July 24, 2021
Buckeye Wants To Turn Old Gun Range Into Rec Space
The city of Buckeye is requesting to lease a parcel of land in the White Tank Mountains from the Bureau of Land Management for a new public recreation space. The parcel is the site of a closed shooting range, meaning the land is unusable, and unable to be leased, until the bureau removes hazardous materials.
July 24, 2021
Should Kids Under 12 Go To School In Person?
Arizona students are heading back to school as concerns grow over rising COVID-19 cases and the Delta variant. Through KJZZ's Q&AZ project, one listener asked what infectious disease experts recommend for children not old enough to get a vaccine: remote or in-person classes?
More Q&AZ Questions Answered
July 24, 2021
Phoenix Officer Accused Of Assaulting Handcuffed Man
On Friday, Sgt. Mercedes Fortune stated in a press release, "detectives have arrested Officer Conner Orth-Smith and booked him for aggravated assault for an incident that occurred on-duty last Friday around 6:45 at night in the area of 99th Avenue and McDowell Road.”
July 24, 2021

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