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Arizona Governor Proposes $11.4B Budget
Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday proposed an $11.4 billion budget for Arizona that focuses much of the new spending on schools and universities while depositing more than a half-billion dollars in the state's rainy day fund.
Jan. 18, 2019
Higher Cost Estimate In New Phoenix Arena Deal Document
There are More financial details surrounding the proposed arena deal between the city of Phoenix and the Phoenix Suns. It’s the first time the city has publicly shared a breakdown of what it will cost to renovate Talking Stick Resort Arena.
Jan. 18, 2019
Shutdown Causes Native American Health Clinics To Close
The federal Indian Health Service has no appropriations for the current fiscal year. The House passed a measure to fund the program at $4 billion but the bill awaits Senate consideration. As the government shutdown lingers, many clinics that rely on these funds are hurting and a few have even closed their doors.
Jan. 18, 2019
Water Director Urges Developers To Call State Lawmakers
Officials who worked on Arizona’s drought plan are asking powerful stakeholders to push the state Legislature to pass it.
Jan. 18, 2019
Arizona Lawmaker Looks To Change Hacienda
In the late 1990s, the Arizona Legislature passed a bill that exempted intermediate care facilities, like the one where a 29 year old comatose woman was sexually abused, from being licensed by the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Jan. 18, 2019
Constitutional Amendment On Voting Rights Proposed
A group of state lawmakers and activists proposed amending Arizona’s Constitution Thursday to include the right to vote.
Jan. 18, 2019
Phoenix Indian Medical Center Receives Aid
The government shutdown hit the four-week mark Friday, and negotiations in Washington are still stalled. Meanwhile, federal workers deemed essential continue to work without pay. That includes more than 1,000 workers at the Phoenix Indian Medical Center.
Jan. 18, 2019
ASU, Renowned Artist To Complete Roden Crater Project
ASU announced a major partnership between the university and the world-renown artist James Turrell that involves a very unique, off-campus experience.
Jan. 18, 2019
KJZZ
With The Show to talk about Governor Ducey’s State of the State address, what may be in his budget and possible Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate are Chad Campbell of Strategies 360 and Emily Ryan of Copperstate Consulting.
Jan. 18, 2019
Unemployment Rate Up In Arizona
The state's jobless rate ticked up a tenth of a point in December as companies shed employees. New figures from the Office of Economic Opportunity put the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate at 4.8 percent. That is the result, at least in part, of private sector employment dropping by about 1,900 jobs.
Jan. 18, 2019
AZ Cities And Farmers Battle Over Water Priorities
Jan. 31 is the looming deadline for the Arizona legislature to approve the Drought Contingency Plan, known as the DCP. As a reminder, Arizona has been in a critical drought for almost 20 years.
Jan. 18, 2019
Women
The annual Women's March is this Saturday at the Phoenix Capitol. However, accusations about the movement’s lack of inclusivity has reached a head.
Jan. 18, 2019
Pilot Program Aims To Help Homeless Perform Jobs
Friday morning, the city of Glendale unveiled a recently-started pilot program called “Glendale Works,” which is designed to get homeless people performing jobs like landscaping and removing trash in city parks.
Jan. 18, 2019
Wanda Sykes Explores Her Political Side In New Stand-Up
Humor in these especially political times can be tough to pull off — especially if you’re not typically a "political" comic. Wanda Sykes typically has focused on other things in her act, but even she hasn’t been able to avoid politics.
Jan. 18, 2019
As New Caravan Reaches Its Border, Mexico Mulls Long-Term Plan
As a new caravan of migrants makes its way from Central America to the U.S., leaders in Mexico say they want to address the reasons thousands continue to flee their homes. Mexico is caught between the harsh realities that are pushing people out of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala — and the divisive politics of immigration in the U.S.
Jan. 18, 2019
The Takeaway: Is Comprehensive Immigration Reform Impossible?
How did we end up here, where we are now, where an immigration bill with bipartisan support seems almost unimaginable? To make sense of this Amy checked in with Chuck Hagel. He’s a former Republican senator from Nebraska and was one of the co-sponsors of the 2006 immigration bill.
Jan. 18, 2019
Pinal Farmers Warned Against Demanding More Water
An organization that represents major Arizona cities is warning Pinal County farmers not to demand more water from the proposed drought contingency plan. Warren Tenney, the executive director of the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association, says he believes enough is enough.
Jan. 18, 2019
Drought Contingency Plan Remains Unfinished
Arizona House Democrats are hesitant to ratify a proposed drought contingency plan. Some members are worried there’s nothing in the proposal to require more water conservation.
Jan. 18, 2019
Arizona River Stories
In the dog days of summer in Arizona, many people escape the heat for a float down the river. Most return home with a good story. In Flagstaff, river guides often take great pride in the craft of weaving a good yarn. Hear tales from five of these storytellers.
Jan. 18, 2019
Hangover From 2018 Drought Likely To Deplete Spring Runoff
Following one of the hottest and driest years on record, the Colorado River and its tributaries throughout the western U.S. are likely headed for another year of low water.
Jan. 17, 2019

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