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Tempe streetcar begins service May 20
Valley Metro's new Tempe streetcar will begin serving riders Friday. The first modern streetcar line in the Phoenix area will includes stops near ASU’s Tempe Campus, Gammage Auditorium, Sun Devil Stadium and residential areas.
Tucson to open half of public pools for summer season
Due to a shortage in lifeguards, the city of Tucson will open about half of its public pools this summer. According to the city, they are about 40 lifeguards short.
May 21, 2022
Glendale OKs new rules on property rentals before Super Bowl
The city of Glendale has preemptively adopted new rules regulating short-term rental properties before the city welcomes a bevy of visitors for the 2023 Super Bowl.
May 21, 2022
Arizona Restaurant Week returns for spring 2022
Friday marked the start of Arizona Restaurant Week, a 10-day event where eateries across the state encourage patrons to try new places and menu items. Arizona Restaurant Association President Steve Chucri says the long-running event has helped grow local businesses.
May 21, 2022
Coyotes, aviation officials still disagree on proposed Tempe district
Developers for the proposed Tempe Entertainment District, which includes a new arena for the Arizona Coyotes, met again Thursday with Phoenix aviation officials.
May 20, 2022
AZ April jobs report: Decrease in unemployment, increase in quitting rate
The newest state employment report shows that over 13,000 vacant jobs were filled in April, decreasing Arizona’s unemployment rate to a figure not seen since the 1970s.
May 19, 2022
Why breastfeeding wont solve the nationwide baby formula shortage
A nationwide shortage of formula has revived a long-running debate about using formula versus breastfeeding, and the idea that, while formula might be getting more expensive, breastfeeding is free. But writer Aubrey Hirsch begs to differ.
May 19, 2022
Lawmakers seek investigation into development in Benson
Earlier this week, the controversy over a planned development near Benson went up a notch when Congressman Raul Grijalva announced that the House Natural Resources Committee is calling for a criminal investigation into what caused the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reverse its stance on the project.
May 19, 2022
Arizonas Havasupai push back as world interest in uranium grows
A growing global debate over an energy source with a deadly past is playing out amidst the sweet sage and pine trees of the forests right by the Grand Canyon. More than a decade since the disastrous Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan, interest in uranium is on the rise again. And Arizona has cleared the way for a once stagnant mine to resume operations.
May 19, 2022
Q&AZ: What happened with the empty space in the Deck Park Tunnel?
Through KJZZ's Q&AZ reporting project, a listener asked: Whatever happened with the empty space in the middle of Interstate 10's Deck Park Tunnel in Phoenix?
More Q&AZ questions answered
May 18, 2022
Phoenix students perseverance leads to solar project at Brophy Prep
Some Brophy College Preparatory students will leave a lasting legacy on their high school campus in Phoenix.
May 18, 2022
Bill & Ted fans celebrate Tempe Circle K one last time
The Tempe Circle K made famous in the 1989 cult classic "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" is closing. But movie fans have one last chance to pay homage to the station.
May 18, 2022
Bureau of Land Management OKs solar transmission line proposal
The Bureau of Land Management has approved a proposed line that will deliver energy from Harquahala Sun solar generation facility near Tonopah into the grid.
May 18, 2022
Phoenix talks accountability in addressing homelessness
As Phoenix commits more money to address homelessness, there’s also a focus on accountability. The city’s proposed budget includes nine new positions to better manage outreach programs.
May 18, 2022
California rejects $1.4 billion water desalination plant
Plans to build a new desalination plant in Southern California were rejected after more than 20 years of debate. The decision has implications for the future of the Colorado River.
May 18, 2022
Investigation brings new attention to atrocities of Indian boarding schools
The U.S. Interior Department has released the first volume of its investigation into federal Indian boarding schools across the country.
May 17, 2022
Federal money will help fund Tucson airports improved runway
The Tucson International Airport is getting a multimillion-dollar funding package from the Department of Transportation.
May 16, 2022
Company: Mine project remains underway after ruling
Hudbay Minerals Inc. says it may appeal a court ruling against its planned use of forest land to store waste rock from a proposed new copper mine but that it also will continue planning for a nearby related project that would include using private land.
May 14, 2022
Dolores Huerta tells the story of Si se puede
Fifty years ago, Santa Rita Hall near downtown Phoenix served as a gathering place for a pair of Latino labor icons trying to overturn a new state law stopping farmworkers from organizing. The leader who coined the phrase "Si se puede" recounted history during a Friday visit to the grounds.
May 13, 2022
Court says company cant dig an open-pit mine
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday blocked a bid from Rosemont Copper Company to dig a 6,500-foot wide open pit mine about 30 miles southeast of Tucson.
May 13, 2022
More people need help from food banks as prices rise
Food banks in the Phoenix area are seeing a sharp increase in demand this spring. Gilbert Arvizu is community development and engagement director with Valley of the Sun United Way. The Show spoke with him to learn about what he's seeing in terms of demand.
May 13, 2022