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Streetcar Construction To Close Mill Avenue, Rio Salado Parkway
Multiple street closures near downtown Tempe may cause heavy traffic the final weekend of October as construction workers finish repaving in preparation for Tempe Streetcar track installation.
Oct. 26, 2019
PLEA Blames City Council For Phoenix Police Firings
The Phoenix Law Enforcement Association (PLEA) said it has received hundreds of emails and phone calls criticizing Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams’ ouster of three officers after separate internal investigations by the department.
Oct. 26, 2019
Nearly 30 Bodies Found On Outskirts Of Rocky Point
A group of volunteers assisted by state and federal authorities have made grisly discoveries near the Sonoran beach town of Rocky Point. On Thursday and Friday, the Madres Buscadoras de Sonora — or Sonoran Searching Mothers — found 27 human remains on the outskirts of the town popular with Arizona visitors.
Oct. 25, 2019
Autopsy: Border Agent In Arizona Died Of Natural Causes
The autopsy report of U.S. border patrol agent who died on the job has been released. Earlier this month, 44-year-old Robert Hotten was found unresponsive with a head injury while patrolling rugged terrain near the Arizona border.
Oct. 25, 2019
12 Vaping-Related Illness Cases Have Been Identified In Arizona
The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 12 vaping-related illness cases have been identified since the outbreak was first announced by the CDC last month.
Oct. 25, 2019
AZ Charter School Paid Over $45M To Owner, Family
New financial records show that an East Valley charter school chain, American Leadership Academy, paid at over $45 million to companies owned by its founder, Glenn Way, or one of his relatives.
Oct. 25, 2019
Scottsdale Signs Off On Museum Square Development
The Scottsdale City Council has approved a plan for a $300 million mixed-use development on the southern end of Old Town. The Museum Square project will include a hotel, condos and apartments and green space, among other things.
Oct. 25, 2019
Report: Arizona Is Worst In Nation For Rising College Costs
A new study shows that Arizona is the worst in the nation when it comes to rising college costs. The report put out by the left-leaning Center on Budget and Policy Priorities revealed cuts to higher education and rising tuition pushes more costs onto students.
Oct. 25, 2019
Smartphone Study Links Anxiety, Depression, Loneliness
What would we do without our smartphones, without being able to stay in touch with friends or catch the latest news immediately or watch a movie on a really tiny screen? Matthew Lapierre has released a study on smartphone dependency and which came first: loneliness that leads to dependency on the phones or depression related to that dependency.
Oct. 25, 2019
Dia De Los Muertos Brings Family Together Through Tradition
Next week is Día de los Muertos. In the past, The Show has talked to artists and experts about this uniquely Mexican holiday, but this time, we wanted to talk to one of the many Mexican American families right here in Arizona who celebrate it.
Oct. 25, 2019
Because Internet: Book Delves Into Online Language
Have you ever heard someone speak and thought they sounded like they were from an earlier era, based on the words or phrases they use? It turns out, that same concept applies online. Linguist Gretchen McCulloch delves into that in her book, "Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language."
Oct. 25, 2019
Nickelodeons The Casagrandes Celebrates Big, Messy Families
A spin-off of "The Loud House," Nickelodeon's new animated series "The Casagrandes" it’s one of the first cartoons in the country to focus on a Mexican American family. Miguel Puga is supervising director on "The Casagrandes," and the series draws from his upbringing in a big Latino family.
Oct. 25, 2019
Burial Service Will Honor Unclaimed, Impoverished Vets
On Saturday, a burial for 37 unclaimed or impoverished veterans will be held at the Marana Veterans Cemetery. The unclaimed veterans being buried come from all branches of the military and served anytime since World War I. Their identities are known but sometimes the families can’t be found.
Oct. 25, 2019
KJZZs Friday NewsCap Oct. 25, 2019
To talk about Arizona GOP members of congress crashing impeachment proceedings, Katie Hobbs’ frustration with her predecessor in the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office and more, Paul Bentz of HighGround, and attorney and former congressional staffer Roy Herrera joined The Show.
Oct. 25, 2019
Arizona Gov. Ducey Open To Some Local Ordinances That Vary From State Law
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has said he’s open to local governments enacting ordinances that vary from state law, specifically in the areas of public health and safety.
Oct. 25, 2019
APS: Fire Preventative Power Shut-Offs Are Unlikely
Residents in Northern California have been experiencing imposed power shut-offs over the past few weeks as part of a public safety effort. Utility companies there are turning off the electricity during high winds in an attempt to prevent wildfires.
Oct. 25, 2019
ADOT Holds Public Hearing On Broadway Curve Plan
ADOT's plans to expand the busiest stretch of freeway in Arizona include six general purpose lanes, two HOV lanes, and what’s known as a collector-distributor lane.
Oct. 25, 2019
Ambitious Binational Restoration Plan To Plant Agave, Protect Bats
Agave are a familiar sight in the Arizona-Sonora borderlands. But there’s a shortage the large succulents. And that spells trouble for another important desert species — migrating nectar bats that feed on and pollinate agave flowers. Now, an ambitious binational project is working to restore agave and protect the pollinators that rely on them.
Oct. 25, 2019
Phoenix Suns Center Deandre Ayton Suspended
The Phoenix Suns plans' for a quick rebuild have hit an unexpected snag. Center Deandre Ayton was suspended 25 games without pay by the NBA on Thursday night for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program by testing positive for a diuretic.
Oct. 24, 2019
Photo Sparks Increased Concern Over Fishing In Vaquita Refuge
Fishermen in the uppermost part of Mexico’s Sea of Cortez returned to a protected area for the world’s most endangered marine mammal. Now, a rare photograph of the small porpoise spotted just feet from a fishing boat is sparking concern among scientists and activists.
Oct. 24, 2019

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