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Mountainside Fitness Asks Judge To Hold Ducey In Contempt Over Reopening Guidance
A judge gave the Governor's Office until this past Tuesday to lay out guidelines for gyms to safely reopen. As of Thursday, though, Mountainside Fitness said the governor’s guidance wasn’t enough. Now, Mountainside is asking a court to hold Ducey’s administration in contempt.
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Republic Report: Slow Records Request At Gov.s Office
If an agency withholds or doesn’t even create documentation from the beginning, officials could be in violation of the public records law. Now, The Arizona Republic is reporting that a questionable pattern has emerged out of Gov. Doug Ducey’s office.
Nov. 26, 2019
Michael Bloomberg Lands In AZ, Swerves Into Bidens Lane
Arizona has moved up the date of its presidential primary in 2020, and the state is being called one of the most competitive in the country as it comfortably moves into the purple category.
Nov. 26, 2019
Few Gun Smugglers Actually Get Caught Along Border
The Arizona Daily Star analyzed 32 federal weapons-smuggling cases and found only a handful of people were actually caught smuggling guns and ammunition into Mexico.
Nov. 26, 2019
Study: Maternal Mortality Rates Are Getting Worse
New mothers in the United States die at higher rates than anywhere else in the developed world, and the problem seems to be getting worse, not better, in recent years.
Nov. 25, 2019
Economist: 2020s Could Be Arizonas Best Decade Ever
Arizona's credit rating was upgraded by Moody's Investors Service this month, thanks to a growing economy and recent budget policies that have built up a hefty rainy day fund. But what does this really mean for the state?
Nov. 25, 2019
U.S. Navy Secretary Asked To Resign
Navy Secretary Richard Spencer was asked to resign over the weekend. Reportedly, the Defense Secretary Mark Esper and President Trump lost confidence in Spencer over his handling of a case involving a Navy SEAL accused of war crimes in Iraq, who was recently pardoned.
Nov. 25, 2019
These Are The Issues Arizona Voters And Non-Voters Care About
Water quality, public education and health insurance are among the issues at the top of voters' minds as we head into another election season. But, according to data from ASU’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizonans have also broadly found agreement on some surprising aspects of public safety.
Nov. 25, 2019
Trump Looks To Privatize National Park Management
The Trump administration’s Interior Department has worked to make dramatic changes when it comes to federal lands and their management, which also extends to the national parks.
Nov. 25, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: The Ukraine Presidents Trip
Ukraine's President, Volodomyr Zelensky will be making a foreign trip to Lithuania.
Nov. 25, 2019
Study: Wage Gap Even Worse For Hispanic Women
We often hear about the wage gap between men and women, it turns out it’s even worse for Hispanic women.
Nov. 25, 2019
Graphic Novel By An Economist Argues For Open Borders
The arguments over undocumented immigration and generally reforming the U.S. immigration system have changed publicly in the nearly three years of the Trump Administration.
Nov. 25, 2019
Over 54,000 Arizonans Registered To Vote Since July
More than 54,000 Arizona residents joined the voter rolls between July and October, according to the latest report from the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office.
Nov. 25, 2019
APS Online Rate Tool Gives Customers Bad Advice
An Arizona Public Service online rate tool handed out bad advice to thousands of customers who wanted to find the best plans for themselves. Some customers were encouraged to switch to plans that would actually cost hundreds of dollars more each year.
Nov. 22, 2019
KJZZs Friday NewsCap Nov. 22, 2019
To talk about this week’s impeachment hearings, the latest on Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen and more, former Attorney General Terry Goddard and Jon Gabriel, editor-in-chief of, joined The Show.
Nov. 22, 2019
Effort Looks To Increase Farm Laborers Allowed Into U.S.
As the Trump administration focuses its immigration-related policies on border security and new wall construction along the nation’s southern border, Republicans and Democrats typically move to their separate corners. U.S. House members, however, approached one economic aspect related in a bipartisan fashion.
Nov. 22, 2019
Effort Renewed To Regulate Vaping Products Like Tobacco
A group of Arizona lawmakers this week unveiled a new effort to regulate vaping products like tobacco products, among other provisions dealing with the vaping industry. Amanda Wheeler, executive director of the Arizona Smoke Free Business Alliance, said regulating vaping products like tobacco products is the wrong approach. Nevertheless, supporters are moving forward. Republican state Sen. Heather Carter is one of them.
Nov. 22, 2019
GOP Senator Claims Secretary Of State Overstepped Authority
Frustrated by what she calls oversteps of Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs’ authority, state Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita plans to sponsor legislation to change how the state’s election procedures manual is written. The election procedures manual is intended to provide guidance for county recorders to implement laws enacted by the Legislature in the name of keeping elections uniform and fair throughout Arizona.
Nov. 22, 2019
5 Candidates File To Run For Maricopa County Sheriff
Five candidates have taken steps to pursue the Maricopa County Sheriff’s office in 2020. Four Republicans — Joe Arpaio, Mike Crawford, Lehland Burton and Gerry Sheridan — and incumbent Democrat Paul Penzone have filed statements of interest to run for sheriff.
Nov. 21, 2019
Refugee Resettlement Groups Sue President Trump
Three faith-based groups that resettle refugees want a federal judge to block President Donald Trump from requiring local government approval to keep taking people in, and a new lawsuit by the groups alleges that a recent executive order by Trump is illegal.
Nov. 21, 2019
Walmart Faces Lawsuit From Mexican Citizens After The El Paso Shooting
The shooting in August inside a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, left eight Mexican citizens dead and eight others wounded. The supermarket chain is now facing a lawsuit. Ten Mexican citizens are filing a lawsuit, blaming Walmart Inc. for not taking enough measures to protect its customers.
Nov. 20, 2019