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Phoenix Rock Lottery Hits Shuffle On The Local Music Scene
Twenty-five local musicians get together in the morning. Names are drawn out of a hat to divide the musicians into bands. The bands then write and rehearse new songs that they perform at the evening's concert.
Jan. 14, 2020
Arizona Storytellers: Weldon Johnson
Weldon Johnson grew up in a large family in Detroit. When he went to college, he was close enough to family that he never felt homesick or went hungry. But in his senior year, Weldon's mom passed away. Weldon did his best to be more independent, but there were still times he reached out to his dad for help.
Jan. 14, 2020
The Takeaway: International Olympic Committee Bans Political Protesting at the Summer Games
It’s been more than 50 years since Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists in a Black Power salute at the 1968 Summer Olympics. It’s exactly this form of protest the International Olympic Committee wants to ban at this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Jan. 14, 2020
Tax Hike On Wealthy Proposed To Fund Education In AZ
A coalition of public school advocates filed an initiative to raise taxes on the wealthiest Arizonans as the state’s lawmakers headed back to the Capitol on Monday afternoon. The proposal, backed by the Arizona Education Association and others with Invest in Ed , would add a 3.5% surcharge to any income above $250,000 annually for individuals and above $500,000 annually for couples who file taxes jointly.
Jan. 14, 2020
Phoenix Finishes Converting 100,000 Street Lights To LED
The city of Phoenix has finished converting 100,000 street lights to LED lights. It took two years and $29.4 million, a cost the city expects to recoup with savings on its energy and maintenance bills. Phoenix finished pretty much on schedule.
Jan. 14, 2020
Arizona Senate Delays Hearing On Sex Ed Ban Before 7th Grade
An Arizona Senate committee has delayed consideration of a contentious proposal from a conservative Republican lawmaker that would bar any sexual education instruction for students before 7th grade.
Jan. 14, 2020
Ducey Touts Economy, Slams Bureaucracy In State Of The State
It was opening day at the Arizona Legislature on Monday, which meant it was time for Gov. Doug Ducey to deliver his annual State of the State address amid what’s likely to be a tense election year. Just outside the House chambers, state Democrats were getting fired up by their own leaders.
Ducey Announces Closing Of State Prison In Florence
Jan. 14, 2020
Governor Announces Closing Of State Prison In Florence
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced the closure of a state prison in his State of the State address on Monday. The Governor’s Office says the state prison in Florence will shut down by the end of the yea
Jan. 14, 2020
Q&AZ: Why Do APS And SRP Advertise?
When it comes to setting up utilities in a new home, Arizonans don't have much choice because electrical services are determined based on where people live. That led a listener to ask: “Why do APS and SRP need to advertise?”
Jan. 14, 2020
Arizona Gender Pay Gap Narrows
Women in Arizona earn 83.7% of what men earn in the state and that's actually progress for full-time female workers.
Jan. 13, 2020
Online Homebuying Program Comes To Tucson
Tucson can now add its name to a growing list of cities that offer homebuying and selling via a completely online process.
Jan. 13, 2020
AMLO Visits Family Of Massacre Victims, Promises Justice
On Sunday, Mexico’s president visited the Sonoran municipality where nine people were murdered in November in an ambush by suspected drug cartel members. But family members of the victims are asking him to do more to fight violence and insecurity across Mexico.
Jan. 13, 2020
Trial Over Treatment Of Migrants In Border Patrol Custody Begins
The U.S. government went on trial Monday in Tucson after a five-year lawsuit that alleges the Border Patrol mistreats immigrants in its Arizona detention facilities.
Jan. 13, 2020
Lucha Libre Fighter La Parka Dies In Native Hermosillo
The Mexican professional wrestling world is mourning the death of Lucha Libre fighter La Parka, who was injured in October and passed away in his native Hermosillo this weekend. Jesús Alfonso Escoboza Huerta suffered a serious injury in October.
Jan. 13, 2020
As Senate Trial Looms, Arizona Representatives Discuss Impeachment
The U.S. House is likely to pass along articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate this week. Arizona’s congressional delegation is showing no signs of breaking partisan ranks.
Jan. 13, 2020
Insys Manager Gets 33 Months For Opioid-Fraud Role
A former Insys Therapeutics Inc. vice president was sentenced to 33 months in prison for a fraud and bribery plot, the first of seven company executives — including founder John Kapoor — to face punishment for their roles in fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic.
Jan. 13, 2020
Presidential Candidates Take Stage In Iowa And Las Vegas
As six presidential candidates face off in Iowa Tuesday, six will participate in a Native American Presidential Forum in Las Vegas the same day.
Jan. 13, 2020
How ASU Womens Basketball Beat 2 Top-5 Teams In The Same Weekend
The Arizona State women's basketball team took down not one, but two top-ranked teams this past weekend. It’s the first time in NCAA history that an unranked team has defeated two high-ranked teams in a row. The Sun Devils beat No. 2 Oregon Friday night and then came back and beat No. 3 Oregon State on Sunday in Tempe.
Jan. 13, 2020
How Universities Could Start Paying NCAA Student-Athletes
Tonight's College Football Playoff National Championship game comes as the NCAA is under increasing pressure to let athletes benefit from playing college sports.
Jan. 13, 2020
What To Expect From The 2020 Arizona Legislature
Gov. Doug Ducey delivered his State of the State address on Monday afternoon, outlining his priorities for the upcoming legislative session. But, all 90 state lawmakers also have their own priorities, which don’t always align with those outlined by the governor on the session’s opening day. With The Show for a preview of what to expect at the Capitol this session were Mary Jo Pitzl of the Arizona Republic and KJZZ’s Ben Giles.
Jan. 13, 2020

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