April 2019

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Arizona Corporation Commission building
The interim manager for Johnson Utilities told the Arizona Corporation Commission on Tuesday it was making progress restoring the troubled utility’s infrastructure. The commission selected EPCOR to take over management of the company in 2018 after customers near the San Tan Valley complained of low water pressure and sewage overflows.
April 23, 2019
automated delivery robot
The U.S. Labor Department reported that the nation added 196,000 new jobs in March, with unemployment remaining at 3.8 percent, and optimism continues overall for the 2019 economy.
April 23, 2019
A trial focused on college men’s basketball programs and alleged corruption got started on Monday with jury selection in a Manhattan federal courtroom. Several universities have fallen under the FBI investigation’s umbrella that led to the trial — including the University of Arizona.
April 23, 2019
A proposal in California to tax soda appears dead after its sponsor said he’d delay a vote until next year. While there are currently soda taxes in a handful of California cities, the state legislature last year passed a law banning any new local soda taxes.
April 23, 2019
Dianna Náñez
A case involving three Chandler children taken from their parents by the Arizona Department of Child Safety is garnering national attention. It has also resulted in a judge ordering how the media can report on the case. Arizona Republic reporter Dianna Náñez is covering the story and joined The Show.
April 23, 2019
You’ve probably heard the term "helicopter parenting," where parents hover over their children’s every move, constantly overseeing and protecting them as they grow up. Now there’s a new term parents might want to pay attention to: "snowplow parenting."
April 23, 2019
I Voted Sticker
How interested are Americans in voting? How much of a generational difference are we seeing when it comes to high-efficacy voting? And, finally, does the deemphasizing of civics education in schools affect that?
April 23, 2019
Craig Harris
An accountant who conducted audits for 26 charter schools is in trouble with the state. The Arizona Board of Accountancy’s investigative panel last month found the auditor’s work was “woefully below” standards.
April 23, 2019
Chicanos por la Causa
Chicanos por la Causa is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month. The Latino civil rights organization was founded in 1969 here in Phoenix to confront discrimination. They were part of the farm workers’ Chicano Movement led by Cesar Chavez but branched off not long after to focus on the urban population.
April 23, 2019
entrance to store
Local, independent bookstores often hold a special place among the hearts of authors. The Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale has hosted thousands of author events and the owner recently launched a foundation to support new authors. <br><small><b>→ <a href="http://kjzz.org/content/891396/business-books-phoenix-area-bookstores-connecting-communities" target="blank">The Business Of Books: Phoenix-Area Bookstores Connecting Communities</a></small></b>
April 23, 2019