July 2020

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Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb
Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb unveiled a new citizens posse program on July 30. The move is designed to provide law enforcement in Pinal County with assistance by residents during, “an hypothetical major emergency situation or time of widespread unrest,” according to a press release. Sheriff Lamb joined The Show to talk about the program.
July 31, 2020
theater stage curtain
The Arizona Theatre Company announced it’s going to delay its next season of main stage performances until 2021. It’s a harsh reality for the nonprofit theater company. But Sean Daniels, Arizona Theatre Company's artistic director, says it’s also given them an opportunity to expand their reach in new ways.
July 31, 2020
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement badge
Earlier this week, a Phoenix hotel released a statement confirming it had been used as a place to house migrant children. The hotel was being surreptitiously used by a private contractor hired by ICE. To learn more, The Show talked with Daniel Gonzalez of the Arizona Republic.
July 31, 2020
Julie Erfle and Emily Ryan
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with Julie Erfle, communications consultant with Erfle Uncuffed, and Emily Ryan of Copper State Consulting.
July 31, 2020
La Mora Massacre
In what they are calling historic litigation, family members of nine women and children slain in an attack by suspected drug cartel members in northern Mexico last November have filed a lawsuit against the cartel, arguing the cartel is an international terrorist organization.
July 30, 2020
DACA application
It was just over a month ago that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to uphold the DACA program, which allows immigrants illegally brought to the U.S. as kids to stay and work in the country. But now the Trump administration says it will not accept new DACA applications despite a lower court order explicitly saying it needed to.
July 30, 2020
For rent sign now vacant
Before the pandemic, Arizona had high rates of poverty. Now, with hundreds of thousands of Arizonans out of a job, things could get much worse — and fast. While the state has an eviction moratorium right now due to the pandemic, some say much more could be done to help people stay in their homes.
July 30, 2020
Phoenix Police officers in riot gear outside their headquarters during a protest.
In part five of this series, long-standing efforts to reform and reimagine policing have gained strength nationally and locally. Why is now different, what do calls to "defund the police" really mean? People have been pushing for police reform for many years, but the George Floyd case nationally and a number of cases locally have finally given traction to those efforts. <br><small><b>→ <a href="https://kjzz.org/content/1603805/boiling-point-policing-arizona-crossroads" target="_blank">Boiling Point: Policing In Arizona At A Crossroads </a></small></b>
July 31, 2020
19th Avenue light rail line
Cleanup efforts will throw a wrench in some public transit routes, but Valley Metro's Susan Tierney said alternatives will be available for riders.
July 30, 2020
A closed sign on a north Phoenix business.
The latest national economic numbers were released July 30, and they are terrible. On the bright side, nearly everyone watching for those figures expected the dramatic downturn, and some presumed they would be worse. On the side of reality, though, is the fact the COVID-19 pandemic has crushed many aspects of the U.S. economy.
July 30, 2020