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Tempe Has Issued More Than 700 Texting Tickets
Since March 1, Tempe has considered texting while driving a primary offense, meaning drivers can get pulled over solely for that reason. As of Nov. 15, the city had issued over 700 citations under the new ordinance.
Nov. 25, 2019
145 Adoptions Finalized During National Adoption Day
For the past 20 years, National Adoption Day has been observed nationwide on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. And, at this year's event, more than 100 Arizona families welcomed a new child — or children. More than 100 Arizona families that finalized adoptions on National Adoption Day,
Nov. 24, 2019
Ironman Triathlon Will Restrict Traffic In Tempe
Nearly every road near Tempe Town Lake will have closures or restrictions for the Tempe Ironman triathlon Sunday. Between Mill Avenue and McClintock Drive, Rio Salado Parkway is restricted to one eastbound lane, with no westbound traffic allowed.
Nov. 24, 2019
Remain In Mexico Program Expands To Tucson Sector
The Migration Protection Protocols — also known as the "Remain in Mexico" program — will be strengthened in the Tucson Sector, as well as the Del Rio sector in Texas. That’s according to a statement from Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf.
Nov. 22, 2019
Flu Cases In Arizona Have Tripled Compared To Previous Seasons
Influenza cases in Arizona have tripled this season compared to previous seasons around this time of year, with almost half of the cases involving children 5-18 years old. The Arizona Department of Health Services says it has seen a dramatic rise in flu cases earlier this season than past seasons.
Nov. 22, 2019
International Trade Commission Rules Mexican Tomatoes Threaten U.S. Growers
The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled Friday that imported Mexican tomatoes threaten domestic producers. That decision comes after the U.S. Department of Commerce determined in October that those tomatoes are being — or are likely to be — sold at an unfairly low price, or dumped on the U.S. market.
Nov. 22, 2019
Changes To Movie Antitrust Laws Could Hurt Harkins Theatres
In the 1948 Supreme Court antitrust case United States v. Paramount Pictures, Inc. et al., the court found that the major movie studios of the day were engaging in unfair practices that violated antitrust laws. In the resulting settlements between the courts and movie studios, the studios agreed to several rules and regulations which all together became known as the Paramount Decrees.
Nov. 22, 2019
Phoenix St. Marys Gets Help Collecting Thanksgiving Turkeys
Phoenix St. Mary’s Food Bank is short about 8,000 turkeys for Thanksgiving this year. They’re expecting about 12,000 families to come through their facility leading up to Thanksgiving so being short 8,000 turkeys had them worried. Now, things are looking up.
Nov. 22, 2019
APS Online Rate Tool Gives Customers Bad Advice
An Arizona Public Service online rate tool handed out bad advice to thousands of customers who wanted to find the best plans for themselves. Some customers were encouraged to switch to plans that would actually cost hundreds of dollars more each year.
Nov. 22, 2019
The Takeaway: Politics with Amy Walter — The Divided States of Government
Not that long ago, state government was seen as one of the last places for functional governing. But, over the last 10 years, state politics have become as polarized as Washington, DC. Here's a look at states with one-party control in the legislature.
Nov. 22, 2019
Former Suns Exec Beats Cancer, Gets Ring, Lands In New Orleans
The Phoenix Suns have been in rebuilding mode for nearly a decade, with new players coming and going and lots of management turnover. One of the Suns’ former executives who had success here went on to win a championship in Cleveland. Then, he took a new job last summer.
Nov. 22, 2019
Sonoran Arcana: Desert Scavengers
And now it's time for the next edition of Sonoran Arcana, our monthly dive into the margins of Arizona food. This month, The Show joined Phoenix New Times' food critic Chris Malloy at the Old Town Farmers Market in Scottsdale. There, they spoke with Karen Bedell at her booth, which is full of offbeat products scavenged directly from the Sonoran Desert.
Nov. 22, 2019
Effort Looks To Increase Farm Laborers Allowed Into U.S.
As the Trump administration focuses its immigration-related policies on border security and new wall construction along the nation’s southern border, Republicans and Democrats typically move to their separate corners. U.S. House members, however, approached one economic aspect related in a bipartisan fashion.
Nov. 22, 2019
Phoenix Got More Rain This Week Than All Monsoon
It finally felt like winter in the Phoenix metro area, at least an Arizona winter. As temperatures finally dip below 80 degrees, and Arizonans get out their boots and scarves, The Show spoke with meteorologist Matt Pace from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.
Nov. 22, 2019
Diné Filmmaker Highlights Struggles For Native Students
Many college students talk about finding themselves while they’re at school, and figuring out which parts of themselves they’ll carry forward. Northern Arizona University student Tinia Witherspoon, though, says she feels like the decision is being made for her.
Nov. 22, 2019
Effort Renewed To Regulate Vaping Products Like Tobacco
A group of Arizona lawmakers this week unveiled a new effort to regulate vaping products like tobacco products, among other provisions dealing with the vaping industry. Amanda Wheeler, executive director of the Arizona Smoke Free Business Alliance, said regulating vaping products like tobacco products is the wrong approach. Nevertheless, supporters are moving forward. Republican state Sen. Heather Carter is one of them.
Nov. 22, 2019
KJZZs Friday NewsCap Nov. 22, 2019
To talk about this week’s impeachment hearings, the latest on Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen and more, former Attorney General Terry Goddard and Jon Gabriel, editor-in-chief of Ricochet.com, joined The Show.
Nov. 22, 2019
Disability Advocates Pressure Pima County Following Incident
Disability advocates and other justice groups are putting pressure on the Pima County Sheriff’s Department. They want to see changes made after one of its officers was seen wrestling a quadruple amputee to the ground in a video.
Nov. 22, 2019
UA To Offer Free Tuition To Some Medical Students
The University of Arizona will soon offer free tuition to some of its medical students. The school is trying to address a shortage of primary care doctors in the state. Arizona currently meets only 40% of its need for primary care physicians, according to the Health Resources and Services Administration.
Nov. 22, 2019
Q&AZ: Where Did The Copper State Get Its Copper?
Arizona is known as the Copper State. One listener wanted to know where all of that copper came from. It turns out it all started with a bang.
Nov. 22, 2019

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