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Book Chronicles Investigation That Helped Spark #MeToo
New York Times investigative reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor chronicle their work on the investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against film producer Harvey Weinstein in their new book, "She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story that Helped Ignite a Movement."
Sept. 18, 2019
Arizona Western College Offering Rebated Tuition
Arizona Western College's "Yuma Promise" program allows Yuma County high school grads to have their out-of-pocket tuition and fees repaid to them if they get an associate’s degree at the Yuma community college and move on to a degree program in the city from one of the state’s three public universities.
Sept. 18, 2019
New Playhouse Takes Theater Outside In Phoenix
Neon Cactus Playhouse will make its debut with a performance called “Big Shows Small Box,” in which big Broadway shows are done, as the name suggests, in a very small space. In this case, that space will also be outside.
Sept. 18, 2019
This Former Engineer Visited All 418 U.S. National Parks
After a 25-year career in the biotechnology sector, David Kroese changed paths and became one of a very small number of people who have visited all 418 national parks in the country. And he wrote a book about it.
Sept. 18, 2019
UC President Napolitano Announces Plans To Step Down
University of California President Janet Napolitano has announced she plans to step down in August 2020. Napolitano made the announcement Wednesday at a meeting of the university's Board of Regents.
Sept. 18, 2019
Arizona Storytellers: Keiona Eady
KJZZ partners with the Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers series. Keiona Eady shares a story about picking up the pieces after her mother couldn’t be there for her family.
Sept. 18, 2019
Proposal Would Bar Lawmakers From Voting On Issues Benefiting Them
There’s a new effort to keep state lawmakers from taking action on any legislation that would benefit them or their families. Paperwork for a new ballot measure was filed Tuesday with the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office.
Sept. 18, 2019
Phoenix Council Studies Police Oversight Models
Phoenix leaders are in the process of exploring civilian oversight options for the police department. On Tuesday, the council held its first work study session called by Mayor Kate Gallego.
Sept. 18, 2019
How Changes To Food Stamp Program Could Hurt Arizona’s Working Families
Fleurette Nez of Phoenix has come to rely on free dinners at the nonprofit St. Vincent de Paul and has also relied on the SNAP program since April. But the Trump administration is proposing a change to regulations that would make it harder to get benefits under SNAP, which could affect as many as 40,000 Arizonans.
Sept. 18, 2019
Pence, Ducey Lobby For USMCA Trade Deal
Vice President Mike Pence has been campaigning for support for the Trump administration’s trade agreement with Mexico and Canada, taking his pitch to groups and congressional swing districts in hopes of increasing pressure on Congress to take up the preliminary deal.
Sept. 17, 2019
ADOT Seeking Comment On SR 87 Improvements
Amid attempts to improve a stretch of State Route 87 between Fountain Hills and Payson, the Arizona Department of Transportation is using a survey to decide how to do it.
Sept. 17, 2019
Arizona Sees Its First Infections Caused By Vaping
Maricopa County is seeing the first cases of respiratory infections caused by e-cigarettes. Arizona doctors have diagnosed three cases of severe respiratory infections in the Valley caused by vaping.
Sept. 17, 2019
Former Tempe Leader Surrenders Teaching Certification
Former Tempe Preparatory Academy students accused Kolby Granville of making unwanted sexual advances and providing them alcohol while they were underage after they graduated.
Sept. 17, 2019
Scientific Forum Enumerates Heat Effects On Health, Safety, Infrastructure
The Union of Concerned Scientists on Tuesday held a forum in Washington, D.C., to discuss the effects of rising temperatures on health, safety and infrastructure. The forum was based on its July report, “Killer Heat in the United States.”
Sept. 17, 2019
9th Circuit: Witnesses Have Right To Hear AZ Executions
A ruling from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued Tuesday means Arizona will become the first state required to allow the press and the public to hear what happens during an execution.
Sept. 17, 2019
Arizona Leaders Push For More Refugee Resettlements Next Year
The Trump administration is due any day to announce how many refugees the United States plans to accept in the new fiscal year starting in October. The mayors of Arizona’s two biggest cities joined lawmakers from around the country to ask the U.S. resettle at least 95,000 refugees next year.
Sept. 17, 2019
BLM Seeks Comment On Plans To Change Wave Permits
Permits to visit the Wave, the famed natural rock formation known for it's swirling bands of sandstone in a range of white and red hues, can be hard to come by. The Bureau of Land Management currently limits access to the hiking trail to 20 visitors a day.
Sept. 17, 2019
Reactions Mixed After Brush & Nib Ruling
The Arizona Supreme Court is allowing a calligraphy studio to refuse to sell their custom wedding invitations to LGBTQ couples. It's a blow to Phoenix's anti-discrimination ordinance. The decision was 4-3, and the majority said the ruling applied only to this company and only to their wedding invitations. But the decision raises all sorts of questions.
Sept. 17, 2019
Census Expert: U.S. Will Be Taken Aback By Diversity
Government officials are already getting ready for next year’s decennial census. But, our next guest says data already available could be a good preview of what to expect from the 2020 head count. William Frey is a Demographer at the Brookings Institution, and has been looking at the growing diversity across the country, and in specific states.
Sept. 17, 2019
Strategist: Low Voter Turnout Doesnt Diminish Elections
Voter turnout in Arizona has never reached higher than 80% and that was nearly four decades ago, in 1980, a presidential election year.
Sept. 17, 2019

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