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Mans Homicide Case Returns To Mohave County Superior Court
A unanimous ruling Friday erased a Court of Appeals decision upholding Philip Martin's first-degree murder conviction in the 2012 shotgun killing of neighbor Steven Jeffrey Schwartz.
Aug. 12, 2019
Environmentalists To Sue Over Changes To Endangered Species Act
The Trump administration is finalizing major changes to the way it enforces the landmark Endangered Species Act, a move it says will reduce regulatory burden but critics charge will drive more creatures to extinction.
Aug. 12, 2019
Conflict In The Democratic Republic Of The Congo Reverberates In AZ
Millions of people have been killed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo since the 1990s. Millions more fled their homes. Now Congolese are the fastest growing refugee population in Arizona, and tension born almost nine thousand miles away is still felt by those who escaped the deadliest conflict since World War II.
Congolese refugee community grows in Arizona
Aug. 12, 2019
Adulting May Start With Spending Habits In College
A recent study by University of Arizona researchers found college students’ spending habits may predict when “adulting” begins. Kali Wilde’s smash hit, “I Can’t Adult Today” is filled with lyrics confronting the behavior.
Aug. 12, 2019
Glendale Could Sell Historic Cemetery
On Tuesday, Glendale leaders will consider selling a city-owned cemetery to a private company. It’s Glendale’s oldest cemetery, established by three churches in 1900 before Glendale even became a city.
Aug. 12, 2019
Q&AZ: How Many State Parks Does AZ Have?
The U.S. boasted more than 8,500 state parks totaling more than 29,000 square miles as of 2017, according to the National Association of State Park Directors. One listener wanted to know how Arizona’s state parks stack up against the rest of the country.
Aug. 12, 2019
TGen Develops Personalized Liquid Biopsy To Monitor Breast Cancer
A woman living in the U.S. has a 1-in-8 chance of receiving a breast cancer diagnosis in her lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. Now, the Translational Genomics Research Institute has developed a liquid biopsy to better monitor the disease.
Aug. 12, 2019
UA Proposes Lighthouse Lens For Space Telescopes
Astronomers need stronger telescopes to study the cosmos and search for life on other worlds, but physics limits the size of telescope mirrors and lenses. Now, a University of Arizona team is working on a way around those limits.
Aug. 12, 2019
Phoenix Company Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim
The website for Upper Crust Bakery said its facility at 37th Avenue and Washington Street provides baked goods for companies like Starbucks, Costco and Kroger’s. The Department of Justice said Upper Crust discriminated against some employees by requiring them to present unnecessary and specific immigration documents to prove their work authorization.
Aug. 12, 2019
Kids On The Course: PGA Legend Gives Golf Lessons
On a warm Saturday morning at the Southern Dunes Golf Club in Maricopa, a few dozen children practiced their swings at the driving range. They were there to take a lesson from Notah Begay, the retired professional golfer and current Golf Channel commentator who played alongside Tiger Woods.
Aug. 11, 2019
Cardinals Chief Operating Officer Accused Of DUI
Chandler police said Arizona Cardinals Chief Operating Officer Ronald Minegar was arrested about 11:30 p.m. Saturday evening near Pecos Road and Arizona Avenue after officers observed him speeding, failing to maintain his lane and driving his car in the bike lane.
Aug. 11, 2019
McSally Visits Migrant Detention Center In Yuma
Sen. Martha McSally conducted an official visit to Yuma this week. The topic: migrants and asylum seekers. She met with acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan and was briefed by officials from the Arizona National Guard on the situation at the border.
Aug. 10, 2019
Arizona Housing Demand Up, Listings Down
Tina Tamboer, senior housing analyst with the real estate market analytics site the Cromford Report in Mesa, said areas in the Valley seeing the best appreciation rates are along employment center corridors and the major freeways.
Aug. 9, 2019
Arizona Department Of Corrections Director Charles Ryan Announces Retirement
Charles Ryan, the director of the Arizona Department of Corrections, announced his retirement Friday. Ryan will step down after months of calls for his resignation.
Aug. 9, 2019
2020 Marijuana Ballot Initiative Submitted To Secretary of State
The first marijuana-related ballot initiative for the 2020 election has been officially filed with Arizona’s Secretary of State's Office.
Aug. 9, 2019
Arizona Releases Election Procedures Draft For Public Comment
The first update since 2014 to Arizona’s Election Procedures Manual was rolled out Friday for public comment. Secretary of State Katie Hobbs said it’s important the public have the chance to weigh in on how elections are conducted.
Aug. 9, 2019
Judge: Candidates Cant Rely On Secret Donations Law
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge will not allow political candidates to rely on dark money donations protected by a 2017 law, at least not while that law is under review.
Aug. 9, 2019
Monsoon Stories 2019: The Sound Of Storms
American classical composer Ferde Grofe ends his 1929 “Grand Canyon Suite” with a particular movement called “Cloudburst.” The Phoenix Symphony performed it last year as part of their centennial celebration of Grand Canyon National Park. Phoenix Symphony’s resident conductor Matthew Kasper talked to The Show about the performance.
Aug. 9, 2019
Cities Dispute Theyre Not Following Law On Workers Comp
On Thursday, The Show heard from State Sen. Paul Boyer, who’s miffed that firefighters are having their workers’ compensation claims denied, despite a state law that presumes certain forms of cancer are a result of their workplace conditions.
Aug. 9, 2019
KJZZs Friday NewsCap August 9, 2019
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with public policy consultant Chris Herstam and Paul Bentz of HighGround.
Aug. 9, 2019

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