August 2019

Camp Fire
The Camp Fire, which burned more than 150,000 acres north of Sacramento last year was California’s most destructive and deadliest wildfire. But a new analysis shows more than 500 communities in the west have a higher potential for wildfire than the town of Paradise, where the Camp Fire started.
Aug. 2, 2019
Lorna Romero and Neil Giuliano in studio
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with Lorna Romero of the Arizona Chamber Foundation, and former Tempe Mayor Neil Giuliano, who is President and CEO of Greater Phoenix Leadership.
Aug. 2, 2019
ICE agent badge
The median cost of an immigration bond in Arizona today is $12,000. That marks an astronomical increase since 2006, when the median bond was set at just $60. It's more than most asylum seeker can afford.
Aug. 1, 2019
 Santa Rita Mountans
A federal judge blocked the construction of what would be the third largest copper mine in the United States on Wednesday, halting plans to break ground on the Rosemont Mine in the Santa Rita Mountains, at least for now.
Aug. 1, 2019
BLM land in Colorado
As of this week, the Bureau of Land Management has a new acting director, and environmental groups are outspoken in their disappointment and concern. William Perry Pendley is an attorney who has supported selling public lands in the Unites States.
Aug. 1, 2019
person driving a tractor
The agriculture industry is a linchpin in America's economy and provides much of the food on our tables. But many don’t realize hundreds of thousands of those workers are children, and that their labor is perfectly legal.
Aug. 1, 2019
cigarette
Arizona lawmakers are doing well in many areas of cancer prevention, but less well in others. The state earns a green ranking — within the top group of states — in areas like Medicaid eligibility, cigarette excise tax rates and smoke-free legislation, but it gets lower marks in categories including state tobacco control funding, laws banning kids from using tanning devices and pain management policies.
Aug. 1, 2019
high school lockers
Districts, educators and parents in Arizona are working to improve how students are learning, even with continued funding shortfalls. There are areas of agreement and disagreement, but most seem on board to push for change.
Aug. 1, 2019
the arrogant butcher
Phoenix -based Fox Restaurant Concepts has been sold to the Cheesecake Factory. The deal includes $308 million in cash at closing, but founder Sam Fox will continue to lead the company from The Henry restaurant in Phoenix.
Aug. 1, 2019

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