February 2019

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In 2016, voters approved a new, higher minimum wage by a 2-to-1 margin, but state House Republicans are now arguing voters only approved wage hikes for families and not for youth. They’re proposing a new law that would exempt those younger than 22 years old from the wage hike.
Feb. 28, 2019
Renee Howell
Last fall, the Arizona Board of Education voted to make major changes to the teaching standards that guide our state educators in subjects like history, social studies and science. According to teacher Renee Howell, it will allow for less memorization and more creativity in her classroom.
Feb. 28, 2019
phoenix police suv parked
Phoenix Law Enforcement Association, the union representing Phoenix police officers, is negotiating with the city for a new three-year contract. While talks focus on the future, the past remains in the present. <br><small><b><a href="http://kjzz.org/content/769821/after-years-hiring-why-isnt-phoenix-police-department-fully-staffed" target="blank">After Years Of Hiring, Why Isn't Phoenix Police Fully Staffed?</a> →</small></b>
Feb. 28, 2019
medical marijuana crop
What exactly is the disagreement here over medical marijuana that's now made its way all the way to the state Supreme Court? KJZZ's Will Stone, who has been covering this case, explains what's happening.
Feb. 26, 2019
erin callinan
When Flagstaff-native Erin Callinan was 17, she had her first “breakdown” — a manic episode that led to hospitalization — something that would happen twice in her young life. In her autobiography, “Beautifully Bipolar,” she tried to describe her mania.
Feb. 26, 2019
charles novak and his wife
Most of us have lived in two, three or even four places in our lives. But, for Charles Novak and his family, they've lived in dozens of towns. Now 89 years old, Novak has documented it all in a new book, "Home is Everywhere: The Unbelievably True Story of One Man’s Journey to Map America."
Feb. 26, 2019
Arizona Cardinals field
The Arizona Supreme Court says it’s okay to tax rental cars to pay for sports facilities in the Phoenix and Tucson areas. The Show spoke with the agency’s president and CEO, Tom Sadler, about the decision.
Feb. 26, 2019
artificial-intelligence graphic
Artificial intelligence (AI) is already embedded in many of our lives and will likely expand even further. Some are concerned that AI is going to lead to mass job layoffs, while others wonder if the AI of science fiction is going to send us humans down the proverbial food chain.
Feb. 26, 2019
kids painting in a classroom
As states across the country debate the funding of K-12 education and how much to pay teachers, new numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau show the educational achievement landscape in our country is changing. Since 2000, the number of people with master’s and doctoral degrees has doubled.
Feb. 26, 2019
Adrian Fontes
Every election cycle includes some bumps in the voting process, and those can include extremely long lines, thanks to a reduction in places to vote or something relatively minor, like a polling place being locked when voters show up first thing in the morning.
Feb. 26, 2019

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