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Addiction Expert: Kirkpatrick Corageous For Seeking Treatment
Addiction experts say high-profile people like U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick seeking treatment for alcoholism often makes others do the same.
Jan. 18, 2020
Camping And Campfires Banned In Forests Near Flagstaff
Due to homeless encampments and unattended campfires, officials from the Coconino National Forest have temporarily banned camping in some parts of the forest near Flagstaff.
Jan. 18, 2020
Bill Would Ban River Water Transfers To Central AZ
The measure would limit options for growing Phoenix-area towns and developers to get more water. Communities bordering the river in western Arizona see water transfers as threats to their own ability to grow.
Jan. 18, 2020
Temperatures Within Border Patrol Facilities Challenged In Trial
The U.S. government and a team of legal advocacy groups representing migrants in Border Patrol custody clashed over a cornerstone complaint: the temperatures inside the facilities.
Jan. 18, 2020
Roads Closed For 2020 Rock n Roll Marathon
Starting around 3 a.m. Sunday, expect roads in central Phoenix, north Tempe and south Scottsdale to be heavily restricted. The 2020 Rock 'n' Roll Marathon will cause dozens of major road closures stretching from Seventh Avenue in Phoenix to McClintock Drive in Tempe.
Jan. 18, 2020
County Supervisors Seek Applicants To Fill Assessor Job
Paul Petersen recently resigned as Maricopa County assessor, and now the county’s Board of Supervisors has come up with a plan to fill the job.
Jan. 17, 2020
How Duceys 2021 State Budget Handles Education
Gov. Doug Ducey is proposing a $12.3 billion spending plan that still won't restore state aid to education to where it was in 2008. Ducey wants to use $45 million to allow retired military to avoid paying any state income taxes.
Jan. 17, 2020
The Takeaway: The Fate Of The Republican-Led Lawsuit Against The ACA
The New York Times’ Margot Sanger-Katz explains the Republican-led lawsuit that attempts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and what that means for the 20 million Americans that would lose coverage.
Jan. 17, 2020
State Forty Eight Clothing Company: Made in Arizona
Meet the latest entrepreneurs in our Made in Arizona series: Stephen Polando and Michael Spangenberg of the clothing and accessory line State Forty Eight. The two grew up together in Chandler, played on a tee ball team coached by Michael’s dad, and became roommates as adults. Their third partner is Stephen’s brother Nick.
Jan. 17, 2020
Buried Ice Could Make It Easier For Humans To Land On Mars
New research could make it easier for humans to land and move around on Mars. Scientists have found water-ice in places they hadn’t known about before. Christopher Edwards is one of those scientists. He’s an assistant professor in the Department of Astronomy and Planetary Science at Northern Arizona University.
Jan. 17, 2020
Year 4: Where Does The Womens March Stand?
Sunday marks the fourth year that the Women’s March will take place in Phoenix. After the original march was ignited by the election of President Donald Trump, where does the march stand? ASU Professor Mako Ward joined The Show to talk about the march's ongoing significance.
Jan. 17, 2020
Macy’s To Close Tempe Facility; 843 To Lose Jobs
In early February, Macy’s will shut down its credit and customer services center at 1345 S. 52nd St. in Tempe. Macy’s said 843 employees will be impacted with positions ranging from auditors and engineers to workers who specialize in fraud and customer service.
Jan. 17, 2020
The Friday NewsCap Jan. 17, 2020
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with Emily Ryan of Copper State Consulting and Chad Campbell of Strategies 360.
Jan. 17, 2020
SMoCA Puts Art By Women On Display All Year
A recent study shows 87% of major museum collections across the country feature male artists. The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art is responding with a yearlong collection show that features all women artists. It’s called "Unapologetic: All Women, All Year," and it opens Feb. 15.
Jan. 17, 2020
Why Colleges Struggle To Meet Demand For Mental Health Services
Colleges and universities across the country are dealing with a lack of counselors and barriers to students getting access to mental health services they can use. An investigation by the Daily Wildcat found long wait times for students to get appointments at the University of Arizona.
Jan. 17, 2020
U.S.-China Trade Deal An Important Baby Step
The United States has signed a 'Phase 1' trade deal with China. There are other steps to be taken after tariffs and threats of additional tariffs have been fought over for more than a year, but many are optimistic that some sort of deal has been reached.
Jan. 17, 2020
Insys Wins Court Approval Of Bankruptcy Plan
After months of court proceedings, Valley-based Insys Therapeutics has won court approval of a bankruptcy plan that pays less than a dime for each dollar it owes for damages related to the opioid crisis.
Jan. 16, 2020
Communities Affected By Mining Spill Win Case In Mexicos Supreme Court
On Wednesday, the Second Chamber of Mexico's Supreme Court unanimously granted legal protection to communities affected by a 2014 mining spill in the Sonora River. Residents of the communities affected by the spill hope that the ruling will provide relief they’ve been seeking for more than five years.
Jan. 16, 2020
Hacienda HealthCare Provider Settles With Medicaid
An embattled Phoenix-based Hacienda HealthCare has announced it will keep its Medicaid contract under certain conditions after reaching a settlement with a federal agency.
Jan. 16, 2020
AG: Sky Harbor Rideshare Fees Likely Violate Constitution
Arizona’s attorney general says Phoenix likely violated the state constitution when it added new rideshare fees at Sky Harbor Airport. Uber and Lyft previously said they would cease airport operations in January.
Jan. 16, 2020

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