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Supervisors Pick Dec. 11 To Hear Petersen Appeal
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has chosen Dec. 11 to hear Paul Petersen appeal his suspension, but lawyers for Petersen say Board members and other county officials should have to testify at the hearing.
Nov. 13, 2019
Judge Orders Parties To Renegotiate Prison Health Care Settlement
A federal judge is giving the parties in the Parsons versus Ryan prison health care lawsuit 60 days to renegotiate a settlement over conditions in state prisons.
Nov. 13, 2019
Arizona Memory Project Digitizes African American Newspaper From 1930s
The Arizona Memory Project is in the business of preserving the state’s history. In 2017, it received a grant to digitize 100,000 pages of historic Arizona newspapers, including a handful of newspaper titles from African American communities around the state.
Nov. 13, 2019
Housing Company Matches People With Disabilities To Others With Disabilities
In June, KJZZ told you about a community geared toward people with disabilities called Luna Azul in north Phoenix. Some residents there live mostly alone, while others found roommates. Still, finding the right roommate can be difficult. But there is a service to help families match up.
Nov. 13, 2019
UA Withdraws University Recognition Of Fraternity For Conduct Violations
University of Arizona officials are penalizing a fraternity for violating the Arizona Board of Regents Student Code of Conduct. The school has withdrawn university recognition of its Alpha Epsilon Pi chapter.
Nov. 13, 2019
Man In Vegas Massacre Ammunition Case Changes Plea
A Mesa man is changing his plea in a case related to the Las Vegas massacre. He’d been accused of illegally manufacturing ammunition sold to the gunman.
Nov. 13, 2019
Ducey Says Congress Should Do Its Job On DACA
As the U.S. Supreme Court deliberates whether the White House has the authority to cancel the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, Governor Ducey sees the issue as Congress' responsibility.
Nov. 13, 2019
Exiled In Mexico, Evo Morales Promises Return To Bolivia
Former Bolivian President Evo Morales, who resigned over the weekend amid pressure from the military and civilian protestors, arrived in Mexico on Tuesday morning, thanking the Mexican government for saving his life and vowing to return to Bolivia.
Nov. 13, 2019
Will Brown
KJZZ partners with the Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers series. Will Brown shares a story about starting over when his NFL career ended after three weeks.
Nov. 13, 2019
WATCH: Trump Impeachment Inquiry Hearings
The U.S. House of Representatives is holding open hearings in its impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Watch a livestream of the hearing from NPR.
Nov. 13, 2019
2nd Trial For Humanitarian Aid Worker Underway In Tucson
In Tucson, the U.S. government is again prosecuting a humanitarian aid worker it says was harboring undocumented immigrants and trying to hide them from Border Patrol agents. The government’s new case against Scott Warren lies in whether two undocumented Central American men whom he provided food and shelter to actually needed help.
Nov. 12, 2019
No Oversight In Place For AZ Dry Washes Once EPA Rule Change Final
Arizona expects to lose federal oversight over a large chunk of its waterways once a new Trump administration rule goes into effect.
Nov. 12, 2019
Phoenix Recycling Could Be Cut Without Rate Hike
Phoenix will be talking more about trash over the next several weeks. That’s because the city’s Public Works Department says if solid waste rates are not increased, cuts must be made.
Nov. 12, 2019
Promise Arizona: DACA Recipients Have Faced Enough Uncertainty
The Supreme Court heard first arguments Tuesday morning on the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. While the high court decides the fate of DACA recipients, an Arizona Hispanic rights group says immigrants have faced enough uncertainty in their lives.
Nov. 12, 2019
Phoenix Gets Grant For Lowering Railroad Tracks Near Airport
Phoenix is getting a $24 million federal grant to lower Union Pacific freight railroad tracks into a trench north of Sky Harbor International Airport. The U.S. Department of Transportation said the 2.3-mile-long trench will eliminate five at-grade crossings and enable 24th Street, a busy north-south thoroughfare, to extend over the trench.
Nov. 12, 2019
New Mexico AG Calls For Special Needs Training For Police
New Mexico’s Attorney General Hector Balderas wants a state law mandating specific training for law enforcement officers, a decision that arrived following two separate incidents involving special needs students.
Nov. 12, 2019
FBI Arrives To Assist In La Mora Murder Investigation
FBI agents have arrived in Sonora to assist Mexican authorities investigating the brutal murder of nine people near the small community of La Mora.
After Massacre, Some Unsure Of Future In Sonoran Mormon Town
Nov. 12, 2019
Dispute In Payson May Settle Confusing Recall Laws
There’s a legal battle going on in the northern Arizona town of Payson that you might not have heard about. It all started with an effort to force a recall election of Payson Mayor Tom Morrisey, and now the case may end up settling a longtime quirk in the state's laws concerning recalls.
Nov. 12, 2019
1,680 Dams Found At Risk Across U.S., 16 Are In Arizona
A two-year investigation by the Associated Press found almost 1,700 dams pose a risk nationwide. Of the 1,680 dams in question, 16 of them are in Arizona. To learn more about the investigation into Arizona dams, The Show reached out to Felicia Fonseca, the Associated Press’s northern Arizona reporter.
Nov. 12, 2019
Documentary Shows Challenges In AZ Child Welfare System
Mary Jo Pitzl has seen personally how gaps in accountability and government resources have deeply impacted the state child welfare system. With the help of her colleague videographer David Wallace, Pitzl has spent the last year and a half working on a documentary they’re calling “They Have Names.”
Nov. 12, 2019

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