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In Grasslands, Wildfires Fuel Calls For New Solutions
In the West, wildfires don’t just happen in forests. Researchers are looking at how fighting invasive species could help prevent drought-fueled fires on the range. Our look at where water and fire intersect across the region continues.
Oct. 22, 2020
ANALYSIS: Final Debate Between Trump And Biden
President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden held a final debate Thursday in Nashville, with Kristen Welker of NBC News moderating. After a haphazard first debate, and a canceled second one, this final debate followed a new set of rules. Get analysis and fact checks from NPR.
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Oct. 22, 2020
The Vote Count Is Officially Underway In Maricopa County
Maricopa County election officials have begun to count early votes cast by mail and at early voting sites. A new state law allows officials in all 15 Arizona counties to begin tabulating ballots two full weeks before Election Day, Nov. 3. That’s twice as long as previously allowed by law.
Maricopa County On Track For Historic Voter Turnout
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Oct. 22, 2020
More Hours, Safety Barriers For Valley Metro Buses In Phoenix
Phoenix says more people are returning to public transportation and on Wednesday the City Council approved a partial restoration of bus service. Starting Monday, Oct. 26, some Valley Metro buses in Phoenix will start running at 4 a.m. weekdays and 5 a.m. on weekends.
Oct. 21, 2020
Arizona Attorney General Says His Office Is Available To Help With Election Security
The Arizona attorney general is offering assistance to law enforcement agencies across the state to protect voters at polling places on Election Day. Attorney General Mark Brnovich sent out a letter to law enforcement on Tuesday saying his office was ready to offer assistance from the Election Integrity Unit.
Oct. 21, 2020
Young Asylum Seekers In Nogales Share Their Stories, Plead For Relief
Migrants and supporters marched to the border wall in Nogales, Sonora, and Nogales, Arizona, on Wednesday to highlight the stories of children waiting south of the border to ask for asylum in the United States.
Oct. 21, 2020
Public Input Sought For I-10 Wild Horse Pass Corridor
The public is invited to weigh in on plans to reduce congestion on a segment of I-10 that cuts across the Gila River Indian Community.
Oct. 21, 2020
2 Killed, Asparagus Facility Burned In Caborca Violence
The area, which is home to a massive asparagus industry, has seen violence jump dramatically over the last year.
Oct. 21, 2020
Mexico’s Security Secretary Announces Run For Sonora Governor
Mexico’s Security Secretary confirmed Wednesday that he will step down and run for governor in his home state of Sonora.
Oct. 21, 2020
Q&AZ: Why Would Charters Receive Funds From Prop. 208 If It Passes?
Proposition 208, if passed, is expected to raise $940 million per year for Arizona public schools, including charters. Through KJZZ’s Q&AZ project, a listener asks why charter schools would be eligible for some of this revenue?
Oct. 21, 2020
Power Outage Briefly Impacts 1,200 Downtown Phoenix Customers
A power outage briefly affected business and residential areas in downtown Phoenix on Wednesday afternoon.
Oct. 21, 2020
AZ COVID-19 Case Rates Approach Early Summer Levels
After clawing back from leading the world in COVID-19 cases per capita, Arizona is once again accelerating toward summer levels.
Oct. 21, 2020
Months Into The Pandemic, Many Arizona Nonprofits Are Struggling
For homeless service providers, food banks, museums, and animal shelters in the state, the pandemic has meant canceled fundraisers, fewer volunteers and declining donations.
Oct. 21, 2020
Barkley Joins Mickelson For Match Golf Tournament In November
Oro Valley is in for a treat, as golfing legend Phil Mickelson will team up with basketball Hall of Famer Charles Barkley to take on two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback Peyton Manning and three-time NBA champion and former MVP Stephen Curry on Nov. 27 at Stone Canyon Golf Club.
Oct. 21, 2020
Clashes Between Groups Expose Racism In Prescott
John D’Anna of the Arizona Republic has reported recently about racial tension in Prescott and how it’s dividing a community that likes to call itself "Everybody’s Hometown." His latest story focuses on an early September afternoon, when an 18-year-old young woman tried to organize a small Black Lives Matter event near the city’s courthouse square.
Oct. 21, 2020
A Book Critic Read 150 Books About The Trump Administration
Hundreds of books have been written about the Trump administration over the past four years. Carlos Lozada of the Washington Post made it his business to read as many of the Trump-related books as possible to get a better idea of what the nation has been thinking and feeling during this era.
Oct. 21, 2020
Latinos In Arizona Now Make Up Nearly A Quarter Of Eligible Voters
New data published by the Pew Research Center throws into sharp relief just how much our country — and our state — have changed in recent decades. Nilda Flores-Gonzalez makes the case that increasing diversity is good for all of us.
Oct. 21, 2020
Arizona Republic: Schools Not Getting Safety Inspections
More and more students and teachers are spending more time in the classroom across Arizona, as COVID-19 metrics allow for increased in-person instruction. But Lily Altavena of the Arizona Republic points out those school buildings are not getting inspections to make sure they’re safe.
Oct. 21, 2020
Lots Of Arizonans Have Already Turned In Their Early Ballots
Election officials Oct. 20 started counting early ballots that’ve been returned by Arizona voters — and the numbers suggest that there are already lots of them to count. More than 900,000 ballots have been turned in so far, and Democrats are leading the way.
Oct. 21, 2020
The Case For And Against Arizona Proposition 207
Arizona Proposition 207 is asking voters to decide whether or not to legalize adult recreational marijuana. A similar proposal was defeated in 2016, but supporters of the initiative were not deterred. And now Arizonans have a chance to vote again.
The Case For And Against Prop 208, Invest In Ed
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Oct. 21, 2020

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