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Ducey Seeks Federal Money For Bridge Over Tonto Creek
Gov. Ducey is asking the federal government for money to build a bridge where four people drowned in two separate incidents late last year. The feds have denied earlier requests to build a bridge over Tonto Creek.
Jan. 8, 2020
Board Of Supervisors Accept Paul Petersens Resignation
A day after Paul Petersen resigned the job of Maricopa County Assessor, the Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to accept his resignation today. The board’s vote means it will not issue an opinion about the decision to initially uphold Petersen’s suspension.
Jan. 8, 2020
Goldwater Institute Sues Department Of Education
Earlier this week, The Goldwater Institute filed a lawsuit against the Arizona Department of Education. The suit pertains to the 50 page handbook of policies and procedures used by the department to help participating parents utilize their school vouchers.
Jan. 8, 2020
Tucson Marks 9 Years Since Deadly Arizona Mass Shooting
Nearly a decade after Tucson became the site of a deadly mass shooting, the city renewed a promise Wednesday that the victims would not be forgotten. Dozens, including survivors like former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords, gathered for a morning ceremony in front of a historic courthouse downtown.
Jan. 8, 2020
KJZZs Photos Of The Month
KJZZ is known for its award-winning radio stories and programming — but the newsroom has some great photographers, too. See some of our best photos of 2020 so far.
Jan. 8, 2020
9th Circuit To Weigh Hold On Exemption To So-Called Asylum Ban
Immigrant rights groups won a court-ordered exception to the so-called asylum ban for some people ordered to wait just outside the United States before making their claim. On Thursday the federal government hopes to convince a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel to put the mandate on hold during an appeal.
Jan. 8, 2020
7 Sonoran Workers Dead After Train Strikes Bus
A bus carrying several dozen agricultural workers in southern Sonora was struck by a train Tuesday, leaving seven dead and more than 30 injured. Two of the victims were teenagers.
Jan. 8, 2020
What The Sunnyslope Line Says About School Choice
Dozens of parents lined up outside of Sunnyslope High School in Phoenix this week, hoping to land their students a spot at one of the highest-rated schools in the area. The images and news reports sparked heated debate on social media, pitting school choice advocates who argued the system is working against those who saw the line as an example of how it has backfired.
Jan. 8, 2020
How UAs Phillip Kuo Bridged Eastern, Western Medicine
Dr. Phillip Kuo’s feet stand firmly in Western medicine. He’s a professor of medical imaging and biomedical engineering at the University of Arizona, but he’s also dedicated to one of Eastern medicine’s oldest practices: tai chi.
Jan. 8, 2020
Research: Family Values Vs. Sexy Shakira Species
New research from ASU finds that across the world, what really motivates us is “kin care” — taking care of our families. It's an even bigger motivator than finding a mate.
Jan. 8, 2020
Why John Chayka Has Been Successful As Arizona Coyotes GM
The Arizona Coyotes are on a four-game win streak and tied for second place in the NHL's Western Conference. A key figure in the team's turnaround: 30-year-old general manager John Chayka.
Jan. 8, 2020
Mexican Asylum Seekers Might Be Forced To Apply In Guatemala
Mexicans seeking asylum in the U.S. might be forced to apply thousands of miles away from the border between both countries, in Guatemala. The Mexican government is not pleased.
Jan. 8, 2020
WATCH: Trump Addresses Irans Attacks On Bases
President Donald Trump is speaking to the nation following attacks on military bases in Iraq where U.S. troops are stationed. Trump tweeted on Tuesday night that "All is well!" and that an assessment of the casualties was underway.
Jan. 8, 2020
Why Is Downtown Phoenix Scooter Ridership Lower Than Other Cities?
After four months of a pilot program, an electronic scooter company says ridership is lower in downtown Phoenix compared to other cities. Ryan Mores, Phoenix operations manager for Lime, told the transportation subcommittee Tuesday that the city’s geofencing technology requirement is a significant obstacle.
Jan. 8, 2020
NBA Plays To Score And Win In Mexico
Mexico has become an attractive market for American sports leagues. That includes the NBA, which wants to expand its presence and build strong alliances — and the Phoenix Suns are part of that effort.
Jan. 8, 2020
AZ Senate President: Education, Transportation And Prison Reform Priorities
The Arizona Legislature will kick off a new session on Monday. Senate President Karen Fann says education, transportation and prison reform will be priorities in the budget.
Jan. 7, 2020
Iran Strikes Back At U.S. With Missile Attack At Air Base
Iran struck back at the United States for the killing of a top Iranian general early Wednesday, firing a series of surface-to-surface missiles at an Iraqi air base housing U.S. troops and warning the United States and its allies in the region not to retaliate.
Jan. 7, 2020
Unclaimed Lottery Winnings Mean Prizes Doubled
They say that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. In the case of one unclaimed lottery ticket, that’ll be the case for future Arizona Lottery winners.
Jan. 7, 2020
County Attorneys Office Changes Structure Of Diversion Programs
The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office is making changes to its felony diversion program. The County Attorney’s Office says it is combining two current diversion programs to “offer a more robust treatment option” to address criminal behavior.
Jan. 7, 2020
Attorney General Brnovich Sues E-Cigarette Makers
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich on Tuesday sued Juul and another e-cigarette maker, Eonsmoke, alleging the companies targeted youths with advertising and flavored products. Brnovich wants injunctions to prevent either company from using marketing tactics that target youths or sell flavored vape products.
Jan. 7, 2020

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