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Points Of View: Bipartisan Push For Criminal Justice Reform
Now it's time to continue a series of conversations with community leaders on important topics of the moment. Today’s conversation is about criminal justice reform. For that, The Show brings you these Points of View.
Oct. 10, 2019
AZ Economist Offers Recession Forecast For 2020
Economists dusted off their crystal balls Thursday morning as the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce hosted its Economic Outlook 2020 event, looking at the local, national and global economies going forward. The Show talked with economist Elliot Pollack, who’ll be giving his forecast for Arizona and the Phoenix metro area.
Oct. 10, 2019
Tucson Looks To Raise Purchase Age Of Nicotine To 21
On Thursday, the Tucson City Council will hold a study session on a proposed ordinance to raise the age to purchase nicotine-related products to 21. It’s an effort to curb e-cigarette use among teenagers. Todd Jaeger, superintendent of Tucson’s Amphitheater School District, wants action on the issue.
Oct. 10, 2019
Arizonas Rate Of Childhood Obesity Drops In New Report
Childhood obesity rates have remained fairly steady across the country over the past few years, but Arizona’s rates have dropped, and the state is now tied for 17th best in the country.
Oct. 10, 2019
First-Time AZ Filmmaker Documents What Its Like To Turn 60
The aging process hits each of us in different ways, with some experiencing serious health problems and others just dealing with increasing aches and pains.
Oct. 10, 2019
Facial Recognition Tested At U.S.-Mexico Border
Customs and Border Protection is using facial recognition technology to confirm the identities of people walking across the border in Nogales and San Luis.
Oct. 10, 2019
A Historical Perspective On Americas Political Polarization
Political polarization in the U.S. seems to be growing, and it’s only expected to become more intense as the 2020 election season gets closer. Robert Putnam, Public Policy Professor at Harvard, argues that looking to our history is vital—especially when it comes to turning our “I” focused society into one that’s more into the collective “we.”
Oct. 10, 2019
NTEC Criticized For A Lack Of Renewable Investments
The Navajo Transitional Energy Company — or NTEC — purchased three bankrupt coal mines in Wyoming and Montana this week. It’s a move that’s been met with criticism from some who want the Navajo-owned company to move toward renewable energy — and away from coal.
Oct. 10, 2019
Ducey: County Assessor Should Resign
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey wants to hear all of the facts about the allegations of human smuggling and fraud leveled against Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen, but he governor thinks the looming legal battle requires the assessor’s undivided attention.
Oct. 10, 2019
Sounds Of The City: Koi Pond Creates ‘Heaven In My Backyard’
Listen to the sounds of Lucy Ross, president of Valley Of The Sun Koi Club, tending to the koi pond in her backyard. If you have suggestions or hear things that make Phoenix, Phoenix, send us a note at theshow@kjzz.org.
Oct. 10, 2019
The Takeaway: Millions Without Power in California
The state’s largest utility, PG&E, started cutting electricity as a precaution against wildfires.
Oct. 10, 2019
Pima County Steps Up Resources To Investigate Sexual Assault Cold Cases
Pima County will soon have more resources to investigate unsolved sexual assault cases. A $2 million grant from the Department of Justice will be split between the Pima County Attorney’s Office, Tucson Police Department and the Pima County Sheriff’s Department.
Oct. 10, 2019
A Space For Moms Of Children With Disabilities To Do Nothing
“Often people might say you're like this special person and therefore you have special kids and I totally don't necessarily agree with that,” said Heather Joy Magdelano, the mother of two children with disabilities. “I believe that my kids have given me the opportunity to go deeper.”
Oct. 10, 2019
Ballots Mailed For Maricopa County Local Elections
Ballots were mailed to more than 1.8 million Maricopa County voters, who'll have a say on bonds and overrides in local elections. Unlike traditional primary and general elections, Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes announced that the upcoming local elections are being held entirely by mail.
Oct. 9, 2019
Goodyear Police Chief, Deputy Under Investigation
Four Goodyear police officials, including the city’s police chief, have been sidelined while under investigation. But it’s unclear what exactly they’re under investigation for.
Oct. 9, 2019
National Park Service Approves Plan To Protect Native Fish
The National Park Service approved a plan Wednesday to protect endangered fish in the Colorado River below Glen Canyon Dam. It will encourage what it's calling "an incentivized harvest" of brown trout, a non-native predator whose population has grown too big.
Oct. 9, 2019
Uber, Lyft Fees Could Increase At Phoenix Sky Harbor
The Phoenix City Council will vote next week on a proposal to increase trip fees for Uber and Lyft drivers carrying passengers at the airport.
Oct. 9, 2019
Phoenix Monsoon Recap: 5 Storms, 5th Driest Season
While our last monsoon season was drier than most, Phoenix’s Office of Homeland Security still monitored five storms.
Oct. 9, 2019
Study: AZ Is One Of The Deadliest States For Pedestrians
Pedestrian deaths in the United States continue to rise. 2018 is predicted to have the largest number of pedestrian fatalities since 1990, according to a recent report from the Governors Highway Safety Association.
Oct. 9, 2019
Mesa Revs Up Electric Scooter Program
On Monday, the city council unanimously approved a new pilot program intended to attract more electric scooters and other modes of personal transportation.
Oct. 9, 2019

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