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EPCOR Representatives: Johnson Utilities Is Running Out Of Money
The interim manager for Johnson Utilities says water pressure has been improving throughout its service area in the San Tan Valley, but cash flow is a different story.
Oct. 31, 2019
Corporation Commissioners Debate Shutoff Temperature Threshold
Regulators instituted a moratorium on power shut-offs that came after a Sun City West woman died after her power was shut off on a 107 degree day. That moratorium was lifted this month, and the five commissioners are developing rules for utilities. Their working threshold for power shut-offs is 105 degrees — a temperature that’s been met with criticism.
Oct. 31, 2019
Researcher: Forgetting About Terrorist Attacks Is A Problem
It has been a year since the terrorist attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburg and the community is still recovering from the horror. But the attack has faded into the background for many people across the country. And this is a problem, according to Soufan Center research fellow Colin Clarke.
Oct. 31, 2019
Q&AZ: Why Does Arizona Opt Out Of Daylight Saving?
When most of the country is told to adjust their clocks this weekend, Arizona doesn’t need to re-set anything. A KJZZ listener asked through our Q&AZ reporting project why doesn’t Arizona participate in daylight saving time.
Oct. 31, 2019
Open Enrollment For ACA Plans Starts Friday
Open enrollment starts Friday for people getting health insurance on the federal marketplace. The individual insurance market, percentage-wise, is smaller than workplace plans, Medicaid or Medicare. But the exchanges are still mired in politics.
Oct. 31, 2019
Tonto National Forest To Sell Christmas Tree Permits
The Tonto National Forest will begin selling Christmas tree permits. The permits will allow holders to cut down a tree in any designated cutting spot within the Tonto National Forest.
Oct. 31, 2019
House Passes Bill To Protect Chaco Canyon
The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation Wednesday that aims to ban oil and gas drilling on federal lands near Chaco Canyon.
Oct. 31, 2019
ADOT Wraps Up Project To Improve Wrong-Way Signage
A project to install hundreds of new signs along Phoenix-area freeways is almost complete. It's part of an ongoing effort to prevent wrong-way driving.
Oct. 31, 2019
The Pulse: Ethicists Debate ‘Medical Aid In Dying’ For Dementia Patients
Often we think of life and death as opposite sides of a coin — categories as final as they are discrete. But in an age when machines can keep hearts pumping and lungs breathing, the line between life and death can sometimes start to blur. What if a person you love is disappearing before your eyes?
Oct. 31, 2019
The Takeaway: Is There A Rift Between Trump And The Military?
This week, Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman testified before Congress about his concerns that President Trump pressured the Ukrainian president to investigate Joe Biden.
Oct. 31, 2019
Sounds Of The City: Preparing Pumpkins For The Perfect Halloween
Listen to the sounds of Kit Fanning carving a pumpkin with her friends at Helton Brewing Company in Phoenix. If you have suggestions or hear things that make Phoenix, Phoenix, send us a note at [email protected]
Oct. 31, 2019
Sheriffs Office: Detention Officer Dies After Jail Attack
Authorities say a Maricopa County Sheriff's Office detention officer who was comatose after being attacked by a jail inmate has died. The Sheriff's Office said in a brief statement Officer Gene Lee died Wednesday night after earlier saying the inmate accused of attacking Lee has been transferred to a jail in Pinal County.
Oct. 31, 2019
WATCH: U.S. House Votes On Next Steps In Impeachment Inquiry
Democrats rammed a package of ground rules for their impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump through a sharply divided House Thursday, the chamber's first formal vote in a fight that could stretch into the 2020 election year.
Oct. 31, 2019
Sinkhole Death Shines Light On Poor Hermosillo Infrastructure
It took nearly a week to recover the body of a 62-year-old Hermosillo, Sonora, man from the city’s sewer system after a fall into a massive sinkhole. While such tragedies are extremely rare, those sinkholes are not.
Oct. 31, 2019
Mexico Celebrates Día de Muertos As The Festivity Grows
Mexico is celebrating one of its most important holidays: the Day of the Dead. It remembers the deceased beloved ones and reflects on death as our ultimate fate. And while the festivities preserve the cultural heritage, it also has become a major international event.
Oct. 30, 2019
County Supervisors Choose Fill-In For Petersen
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has chosen someone to lead the Assessor’s Office during the four-month suspension of Paul Petersen.
Oct. 30, 2019
U.S. House Passes Ban On New Mining Near Grand Canyon
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that would permanently ban new mining near the Grand Canyon. The ban would affect over a million acres. The bill has no Senate sponsor.
Oct. 30, 2019
Phoenix Police Videos Explain Critical Incidents
The Phoenix Police Department has started producing videos explaining responses to critical incidents. The department released its first such video Wednesday.
Oct. 30, 2019
Number Of Uninsured Children In Arizona On The Rise
The number of uninsured children in Arizona is on the rise. A new report by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Family found that the state now has the third highest rate of uninsured kids in the country.
Oct. 30, 2019
Phoenix To Install Water Pipeline Near 24th St. And Lincoln
Phoenix is in the early stages of a water pipe installation project near state Route 51. The project, which is scheduled to start in 2021, will ensure water access to some north Phoenix communities.
Oct. 30, 2019

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