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Word S11.3 –  It’s National Poetry Month; KJZZ reporter has a prize-winning debut crime novel
On this episode of KJZZ's Word podcast about literature, we celebrate National Poetry Month and the release of the debut crime novel from an Emmy Award-winning and long-time KJZZ reporter.
April 9, 2024
Arizona leaders agree teachers need a raise. But they cant agree on how to do it
Sen. Ken Bennett (R-Prescott), chair of the Senate Education Committee, says he expects everyone will eventually agree on something closer to 6.9% draw on the state land trust to increase teacher pay.
April 9, 2024
Second Gentleman visits AZ campaign volunteers
The Second Gentleman of the United States told campaign volunteers in Phoenix that he thinks President Joe Biden will again carry Arizona in the 2024 Presidential election.
April 8, 2024
Hobbs vetoes controversial defense of premises bill
Gov. Katie Hobbs vetoed a controversial measure Monday that would have expand the scope of the state's "defense of premises" law.
April 8, 2024
County Attorney Mitchell says youth violence is on the rise in Arizona, U.S.
Seven suspects are awaiting trial on charges they beat 16 year-old Preston Lord to death at a Halloween Party in Queen Creek last year, and Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell is speaking out against rising youth violence in the state and also nationally.
April 8, 2024
Legislature approves tighter rules on when a city can prohibit right turns on red lights
A push for the law came from the National Motorist Association, a driver advocacy group. It also supports ideas such as raising the blood-alcohol content limit for driving to 0.12 instead of 0.08.
More Arizona transportation news
April 8, 2024
Jurors in Arizona rancher case will visit the border
The Santa Cruz County Superior Court judge has said the visit, which is relatively uncommon, would help jurors in the “fair determination of the allegations in this case,"
April 8, 2024
Tucson City Council joins cities considering Gaza ceasefire resolution
Tucson’s city council will consider whether to join cities across the country in calling for a ceasefire in Gaza between Israel and Hamas.
April 8, 2024
Could vaccines work against substance-use disorders? Schweikert wants to find out
Arizona congressman David Schweikert recently introduced a bill to expedite the development of treatments against certain substance-use disorders.
April 8, 2024
AZ Supreme Court set to rule Tuesday on abortions
Abortion is currently allowed up to 15 weeks of gestation in the state, based on a law passed in 2022. The justices are considering whether the state should continue following the 15-week law, or if it should enforce a near-total abortion ban dating to the 1860s.
April 8, 2024
Q&AZ: Stinknet is everywhere in Arizona. Where did it come from?
Drive around the Phoenix area — or just about anywhere in the state right now — and you’ll see tiny, yellow, globe-like flowers popping up just about anywhere. While, they might look like pretty wildflowers, they are not. They are stinknet.
April 8, 2024
Phoenix City Council will appoint a new member for District 7 on Tuesday
The Phoenix City Council is scheduled to appoint a new council member on Tuesday to fill the vacancy created when Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari resigned last month to run for Congress.
April 8, 2024
TSMC gets $6.6B to expand microchip facilities in AZ
U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said the federal funding for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. means the company can expand on its existing plans for two facilities in Phoenix and add a third, newly announced production hub.
April 8, 2024
What AZ could learn from Utahs new approach to affordable housing
As Arizona lawmakers and Gov. Katie Hobbs struggle to come to agreement on measures to try to increase the supply of housing in the state, one of our neighbors is taking a unique approach to solving its housing problems.
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April 8, 2024
Díaz: UA president should leave now, not in 2026
The University of Arizona has had a tumultuous year that culminated in President Robert Robbins announcing he will step down at the end of his term in 2026 last week. Roberts’ announcement of his early resignation might have satisfied some who are frustrated by these events — but not Elvia Díaz.
April 8, 2024
This Arizona researcher is in the eclipses path of totality to photograph it
Adam Block, a researcher at the University of Arizona’s Steward Observatory, is in Texas now to watch and photograph the eclipse.
April 8, 2024
Radio Campesina in Arizona fights election disinformation targeted at Latinos
Latinos are projected to account for 14.7%, or 36.2 million, of all eligible voter. This has led to a surge of disinformation ahead of the November election.
April 8, 2024
BBC Look Ahead: Conflict in Gaza enters its 7th month
Sunday marked the six-month anniversary of the Oct. 7 attacks in Israel, which led to the current conflict in Gaza. What’s the latest as the conflict enters its seventh month?
April 8, 2024
 Solar eclipse 2024: Follow the path of totality
NPR will be sharing highlights from across the NPR Network throughout the day Monday if you're unable to get out and see it in real time.
April 8, 2024
Cindy McCain says plan to open more corridors to Gaza isnt enough
As the war in Gaza continues, Israeli military forces are facing condemnation over a recent Israeli drone strike which killed seven humanitarian aid workers from the World Central Kitchen. Following that attack, the government of Israel announced it would open some more corridors to bring aid into Gaza.
April 8, 2024

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