Heres What Happened This Week In Arizona History: Dec. 8-14
This week in 1906, the Petrified Forest National Monument was established by President Theodore Roosevelt. It became a national park in 1962. Here's a look back at the other interesting — and sometimes unusual — events this week in Arizona history.
Dec. 8, 2019
Remember Pearl Harbor — 78 Years Later, Arizonans Havent Forgotten
Saturday marks the 78th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, which led to the death of nearly 2,500 American sailors and Marines, and catapulted the U.S. into World War II. Of all the ships sunk that day, the USS Arizona saw the most casualties and damage.
Dec. 7, 2019
Surprise City Council Considers Raising Age To Buy E-Cigarettes
The Surprise City Council is considering raising the age to buy e-cigarettes and other tobacco products from 18 to 21. This comes at the same time a new survey found that more than 6 million middle- and high-school students have used some type of tobacco or nicotine product.
Dec. 6, 2019
Ducey Opts In To Refugee Resettlement In Arizona
Under an executive order signed by President Donald Trump, in order for states and counties to accept refugees, they must opt in and notify the State Department in writing. Gov. Doug Ducey sent a letter to the State Department consenting to refugees resettling in Arizona.
Dec. 6, 2019
Incomplete Cross-Border Tunnel Discovered In Nogales
U.S. and Mexican authorities found an incomplete tunnel running underneath the streets of Nogales this week. Tunnels are a common problem in the area.
Dec. 6, 2019
Report: Hundreds Of Asylum Seekers Face Violence After Return To Mexico
The advocacy group Human Rights First documented over 600 cases, but says there are likely many more incidents of violence faced by returned asylum seekers.
Dec. 6, 2019
Heard Exhibitions Feature Indigenous Female Artists
On Friday, the Heard Museum is launching the first in a series of exhibitions that will take place over the next five years and push the museum further in a new direction.
Dec. 6, 2019
Researchers Link Memory Issues To Air Pollution
Researchers have linked some aspects of memory issues, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease to pollution and air quality. A new study led by the University of Southern California focused on women in their 70s and 80s and concluded that those who were exposed more to polluted air than clean air suffered from higher-intensity memory problems.
Dec. 6, 2019
How ASU Students Launched A Research Satellite Into Space
As research continues into the specifics of how sizzling temperatures affect Phoenix and other areas of the country, a group of students at ASU has developed a satellite that will be able to observe and provide data on the urban heat island from far above the earth.
Dec. 6, 2019
U.S. Attorney General Meets With Mexican Authorities
Attorney General William Barr traveled south of the border this week to meet with Mexican authorities, including the president. The conversations focused on improving security, and Mexico insists on protecting its sovereignty.
Dec. 6, 2019
The Moth Holds Inaugural GrandSLAM In Phoenix
Ten winners from the Moth's 2019 StorySLAM events will compete to be the first Phoenix Moth GrandSLAM Story Champion.
Dec. 6, 2019
Climate Change Means Spring Is Coming Earlier
If it feels like spring has been coming sooner here in Arizona over the past few years, your observation may not be far off. New research has found spring is springing earlier in parts of the country.
Dec. 6, 2019
Mountain Lion Spotted In Northeastern Tucson
A mountain lion was spotted in the Skyline Country Club area of northeastern Tucson, and officials are concerned someone is leaving food for the wild animal.
Dec. 6, 2019
UA To Train Specialists For Students With Impairments
The University of Arizona recently received two federal grants, worth nearly a combined $4 million to train specialists who will work with students with visual and hearing impairments. The grants reflect a growing need for these specialists across the country and right here in Arizona.
Dec. 6, 2019
What Does Impeachment Mean For The Country?
The U.S. House of Representatives has moved much closer to the impeachment of President Trump after Speaker Nancy Pelosi officially called for articles of impeachment on Thursday.
Dec. 6, 2019
Arizona Flu Cases Up 351% From Last Year
Every year, we’re reminded to get flu shots. Many of us do, but lots of people don’t. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the number of reported flu cases in Arizona is up substantially compared to last year at this time.
Dec. 6, 2019
Investigators: Petersen Didnt Neglect Duties, But Broke County Rules
A report released by investigators found no evidence that embattled Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen neglected his duties. But the County Board of Supervisors believes his suspension is justified based on the report, which accuses him of misusing county resources for criminal activities.
Dec. 6, 2019
KJZZs Friday NewsCap Dec. 6, 2019
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with Lorna Romero, owner of Elevate Strategies; and Sam Richard, owner of the Ebenezer Group.
Dec. 6, 2019
78 Years Later, Arizona Pearl Harbor Survivors Live To Tell Their Tale
Saturday marks 78 years since the United States was plunged into World War II with the Japanese air raid on Pearl Harbor. To commemorate the day, at least one of the survivors will be on hand for ceremonies at Wesley Bolin Plaza in Phoenix on Saturday.
Dec. 6, 2019
Crimes Go Unpunished In Mexico Every Day — How Do You Get More People To Care?
In Mexico, government and criminal impunity has become so ubiquitous during the country’s decade-long war on drug cartels that unpunished crimes make headlines on a daily basis, and many people have begun seeing them as a fact of life. That seeming indifference is the target of a recent study led by two Mexican policy analysts who study human rights violations in their country.
Dec. 6, 2019