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Hobbs forms special commission to review prison system
Saying the problems there have been have been ignored for years, Gov. Katie Hobbs formed a special commission Wednesday to review operations of the state prison system.
Jan. 26, 2023
Phoenix approves $230M to buy green buses
Phoenix leaders approved contracts Wednesday worth $230 million to start converting the city’s fleet of buses to low and zero emissions.
Jan. 26, 2023
In Nogales, new process has asylum seekers ask for Title 42 exceptions using a CBP app
In Nogales and other ports of entry along the U.S.-Mexico border, asylum seekers hoping to bypass Title 42 restrictions can now use a Customs and Border Protection app to apply for an appointment with port officers. Activists say results so far are a mixed bag.
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Jan. 26, 2023
Legal experts: Title 42 illegal, ineffective and dangerous
Prior to March 2020, the U.S. had never invoked Title 42, which grants federal authorities the power to deny entry into the U.S. to prevent the spread of communicable diseases. Since then, officials have used it more than 2.5 million times to send away asylum seekers and migrants. Now, two legal experts say enough is enough.
Jan. 25, 2023
20 GOP states sue Biden over border parole programs
A coalition of 20 GOP-led states have signed onto a lawsuit challenging the Biden administration’s new parole programs allowing a set amount of people from Nicaragua, Cuba, Haiti and Venezuela to enter the U.S. on humanitarian grounds.
Jan. 25, 2023
Cochise County elections director resigns, cites threatening work atmosphere
Lisa Marra's resignation comes just a few months after two Republican supervisors sued her in their bid to force a hand count of election results.
Jan. 25, 2023
AZ Game and Fish: Keeping wildlife as pets is illegal, harmful to animals and owners
Police arrested a Phoenix man at his home Monday after reports that he tried to sell a tiger cub on social media. The Arizona Game and Fish Department warns that keeping wildlife as pets is illegal and frequently harmful to animals and owners alike.
Jan. 25, 2023
CDC: COVID-19 boosters offer added protection, even against newer subvariants
Despite recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Arizona Department of Health Services, Arizonans — including many long-term care staff and residents — are largely skipping the COVID-19 bivalent booster. But the shot does provide extra protection, even against some of the latest variants.
Jan. 25, 2023
Children’s Action Alliance: Proposed tampons, diaper tax exemptions a cause for concern
Gov. Katie Hobbs released her proposed budget earlier this month. It includes things like investments in housing and education. There are also sales tax exemptions for feminine hygiene products and diapers.
Jan. 25, 2023
AZ House education committee passes bill to expand private school tax credit to foster students
The state House Education Committee passed a bill that expands eligibility for students in foster care to receive student tuition organization scholarships.
Jan. 25, 2023
Mayes attorney tells judge Hamadeh not entitled to retry legal bid to install him as AG
A lawyer for Attorney General Kris Mayes says Republican Abe Hamadeh is not entitled to retry his legal bid to install him in the position after losing the November election.
Jan. 25, 2023
Trevor Project poll: Legislation harms 86% of transgender and nonbinary youths mental health
The state Legislature has introduced several bills this session that LGBTQ advocates say would be harmful if passed. The Trevor Project is a nonprofit focused on preventing suicide among LGBTQ youth. It released polling data this week that it says reflects some of that harm.
Jan. 25, 2023
Do Californias strict gun laws make a difference?
California has some of the strictest gun laws in the country, but when it borders states like Arizona with much more lax restrictions, do they really make a difference?
Jan. 25, 2023
Theres a nearly new 747 in an AZ plane boneyard. Heres why
It's a plane that costs more than $400 million new. So it was surprising to industry insiders when, last month, a virtually new Boeing 747-8 was sent to the Pinal Airpark boneyard in Marana to be scrapped for parts.
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Jan. 25, 2023
How a new law will help veterans exposed to burn pits
New rules expand VA benefits and health care for veterans who were exposed to toxic substances, including Agent Orange and burn pits. The Show spoke about this with Chris Norton, director of the Phoenix VA Benefits Regional Office, about who this new law involves and what eligibility looks like.
Jan. 25, 2023
Why banning preferred pronouns, identifiers like Latinx is a fools errand
Can you ban a word? Well, if you ask Arkansas’ new governor, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the answer would be yes. Linguist Megan Figueroa says banning a word flies in the face of the way we use language itself.
Jan. 25, 2023
Navajo Nations mask mandate saved lives — and may have cost the president his job
The Navajo Nation was one of the hardest hit places in the country during the worst parts of the COVID-19 pandemic. To get it under control, former President Jonathan Nez clamped down hard.
Jan. 25, 2023
A closer look at the architectural evolution of LDS temples
Houses of worship are often recognizable — whether they’re churches, synagogues, mosques or the holy buildings of other faiths. But writer Greg Allen says the architecture of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ temples has evolved over the years in some interesting ways.
Jan. 25, 2023
Bundle up — its going to stay cold in Phoenix
It’s been cold across the Valley and it looks like coats will remain the latest desert fashion through the end of the week.
Jan. 25, 2023
Being last responder can be traumatizing. How the medical examiner
KJZZ introduced you to a team of women who work at the Maricopa County Office of the Medical Examiner. They are known as last responders, and they help provide answers for families who’ve lost their loved ones. It’s a risky job, and the office has made keeping this workforce psychologically safe a top priority.
Jan. 25, 2023

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