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Concerns About AZ Prison System Raised At Town Hall
People impacted by the Arizona Department of Corrections and those just wanting to learn more about the criminal justice system attended a town hall meeting in Phoenix on Wednesday night.
Aug. 1, 2019
Despite 2015 High Court Ruling, Mexican Gay Marriage Varies
In the summer of 2015, Mexico’s Supreme Court issued a clear ruling: any state law that defines marriage as solely between a man and a woman is unconstitutional. Nevertheless, the situation for same-sex couples wanting to marry in Mexico four years later remains complex. Sonora, Arizona’s neighbor to the south, is one of a number of Mexican states where such couples still face additional barriers to wed.
Aug. 1, 2019
GAO: Nursing Home Surveyors Need To Do More To Prevent Abuse
The number of abuse cases in nursing homes has more than doubled in the U.S. That’s according to the Government Accountability Office, which looked at data from the federal agency responsible for making sure nursing homes are safe and free from abuse.
July 31, 2019
Number Of Registered Arizona Voters Up By Nearly 50,000
The Secretary of State’s Office released its latest voter report earlier this week. The report also found that the number of inactive voters has dropped.
July 31, 2019
Diamondbacks Trade Zack Greinke to Astros
The Arizona Diamondbacks dealt ace pitcher Zack Greinke to the AL West-leading Houston Astros in a startling trade for four minor leaguers right before Major League Baseball's trade deadline.
July 31, 2019
Pac-12 Punts On Legal Pot Policy For Student Athletes
Recreational cannabis is legal in states that are home to nine of the 12 universities in the Pac-12 Conference, and the Arizona schools may soon join that list. But the conference doesn't have a policy on marijuana use among its student athletes.
July 31, 2019
Phoenix Voters To Decide Future Of Light Rail
Phoenix residents have the chance to vote on a proposed extension of the metro area's light rail line down Central Avenue, into south Phoenix. Early voting starts Wednesday and ballots containing Proposition 105 are in the mail.
July 31, 2019
Gov. Ducey Defends His Role in Pulling Nike Incentive
Gov. Doug Ducey defended his role in the Arizona Commerce Authority’s decision to pull an incentive from Nike when reporters questioned him about the move Tuesday.
July 31, 2019
Tempe City Council To Vote On Affordable Housing Boost
Affordable housing is being discussed all over the Phoenix area right now as rents rise and new condos and apartments seem to spring up every month. And, in Tempe, the problem is front and center.
July 31, 2019
Tiny Desert Concert: MRCH
Glowy, dreamy, post-punk band, MRCH (“march”), has tickled the airwaves beyond Arizona. You might have heard them on shows like “The Vampire Diaries” and “13 Reasons Why.” Even The Guardian in the U.K. has clued into the pop pair’s sparkly sound.
July 31, 2019
Early Voting Begins For Phoenix Special Election
Early voting for the city of Phoenix Special Election starts today and mail-in ballots are being sent out. The Phoenix City Clerk’s Office is organizing the Aug. 27 vote, in which residents will be able to make decisions on two city propositions related to the future of light rail and pension reform.
July 31, 2019
Q&AZ: Why Are Arizona Schools Starting So Early?
KJZZ researched the start dates of the state’s 30 largest school districts, by enrollment, and found that about 77,000 students will already be in school by Aug. 1.
July 31, 2019
Meet Thalía: The Mexican Electric Car That Aims To Disrupt The Market
Mexico might soon have its own electric car, made entirely with Mexican talent and components. There’s hope that this is the start of a new auto industry in Mexico, less dependent on foreign trade and a chance for the country’s business — and natural — environment.
July 31, 2019
AZ Using Smartphone App To Stop Underage Drinkers
Enforcement agents with Arizona’s Department of Liquor Licenses and Control have a new tool to prevent underage drinking. The app, called Age ID, allows officers to use a smartphone camera to verify an ID within a few seconds.
July 31, 2019
Puebla, Mexico, Prepares A ‘Flavorful’ Partnership With Tucson
In South Central Mexico lies an old city renowned by its history and food. And this place is preparing a very special partnership with Tucson, one that promises creativity and complex flavors.
July 30, 2019
ANALYSIS: Second Democratic Debate
Wednesday night, the second set of 10 candidates took the stage in Detroit for Night 2 of the July Democratic debates. Catch up with NPR's coverage of both debate nights.
July 30, 2019
Head Of CBP Defends Agencys Response To Migration Crisis
The acting head of Customs and Border Protection is pushing back against criticism of how federal immigration agents treat asylum seekers at the border.
July 30, 2019
AZ Corp Comm Moves To Expand Car Charging Stations
Electric cars are more and more common on the roads, but do you ever wonder where they all charge up? The Arizona Corporation Commission is making moves to ensure there are places for them to plug in, and working on how the utility companies can play a part.
July 30, 2019
Guaymas Mayor Responds To Threats: ‘What Do You Want? My Life?’
The mayor of a major Sonoran port city near the popular resort town of San Carlos is asking for federal backing after threats were made against her. Guaymas Mayor Sara Valle responded Monday to so-called narcomantas hung up in her city recently.
July 30, 2019
Phoenix Suns Owner Pays $10 Million For Land
When the Phoenix Suns made a deal with the city to renovate the Talking Stick Resort Arena, the team’s owner pledged to build a practice facility.
July 30, 2019

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