July 2018

Hillside Mine
When you get your ballot in November, you’ll have your choice of who to vote for governor, U.S. representatives and senators, of course. But, you’ll also see another race where you can weigh in: state mine inspector.
July 25, 2018
Sewer grate
This week, the Arizona Corporation Commission is trying to rectify serious problems with water and sewer systems in the South East Valley. On Tuesday, the commission took an extraordinary step by voting to appoint an interim manager at Johnson Utilities.
July 25, 2018
David Schapira
Former state legislator and educator David Schapira has served on the Tempe City Council for the last four years. He did not seek reelection for that position — and now — he’s running for superintendent of public instruction.
July 25, 2018
Chalet the tiger parades before a small crowd.
The “growth” industry fuels Arizona’s economy — growth in houses, offices, and places to have fun. Consistent growth has been possible — in part — because of prudent water management that covers the center of the state. Outside the population hubs, however, some water rights are still undecided.
July 25, 2018
coral reef polyp
In recent years, we’ve heard about the dangers the coral reefs are facing — from bleaching to coastal development to rising sea temperatures. So what can be done to know more about what’s affecting the reefs and, maybe, how to protect them?
July 24, 2018
Gila Monster with Sombrero Mural
In May, the inaugural Phoenix Mural Festival transformed monochrome neighborhood walls into multi-colored landscapes. But not everyone living in the area welcomed the fresh paint. The festival organizers paired homeowners with local artists to paint murals on their front or backyard walls.
July 24, 2018
youth walking down tunnel
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has become widely known in recent years and is often associated with soldiers. But a condition called "moral injury" is now being studied as well by the VA in San Diego and the National Center for PTSD.
July 24, 2018
Coffee with Straw Near Ocean
Starbucks made headlines recently when the company announced it would stop using plastic straws in its 28,000 stores around the world by 2020. The city of Seattle’s ban on plastic straws just went into effect this month, and McDonald’s is phasing them out in stores in the UK, Ireland and Australia.
July 24, 2018
credit card sale
Arizona’s 2018 fiscal year ended on June 30, and preliminary data shows the state has recorded the highest level ever of general fund revenue collections. Revenues totaled over $10 billion. The previous peak of $9 billion occurred in 2007.
July 24, 2018
Diane Douglas
As we head toward Arizona’s August primary elections, KJZZ's The Show is inviting the candidates in contested races to talk about why they’re running and some of the key issues in their contests.
July 24, 2018

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