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Arizona shelters are seeing a spike in demand for services
The CDC's ban on some types of rental evictions ended in late August. Now, Arizona organizations that assist people facing homelessness are reporting a major surge in demand for services.
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Meet the scientist in charge of dealing with heat in Phoenix
Phoenix has become the first city in the country to open a publicly funded Office of Heat Response and Mitigation; that’s part of nearly $3 million to deal with heat and climate change in the most recent city budget.
Oct. 25, 2021
AZ may redirect some rent-relief dollars to Phoenix, Tucson
Arizona could soon be sending some rent relief funds to urban areas. In an effort not to lose federal dollars, the state is transferring some rental relief money that was designated to rural areas, to urban areas instead.
Oct. 25, 2021
The Postal Service wants you to plan ahead this holiday season
For those who want to send Christmas-related parcels, the U.S. Postal Service is reminding people to plan ahead for holiday mailings. Spokesperson David Rupert says additional staff has been hired to help process mail which needs to be sent out from facilities by Dec. 17 to ensure on-time delivery.
Oct. 24, 2021
The winning $108M Mega Millions ticket was sold in Arizona
A Mega Millions ticket sold in Lake Havasu City has won the $108 million jackpot, according to Arizona Lottery officials. Officials say the winning ticket was sold at the Desert Martini store on Wednesday and it matched all six numbers in Friday night’s drawing.
Oct. 24, 2021
Zillow has temporarily stopped buying houses
Popular iBuyer Zillow, which buys houses, renovates them and resells them, has temporarily stopped buying houses due to a labor and supply shortage slowing down renovations.
Oct. 24, 2021
Q&AZ: Will Phoenix bring back its city history museum?
Heritage Square in downtown Phoenix is home to historical buildings and educational landmarks, but one museum is no longer present. Through KJZZ’s Q&AZ Project, a listener asked: Will Phoenix ever bring back its city history museum?
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Oct. 24, 2021
$6.6 million of the Navajo Relief Fund remains unspent
In May 2020, the Navajo Nation COVID-19 Relief Fund was established to help the tribe respond to the pandemic. The fund has since raised $10.7 million, but the Navajo Nation Council recently found that more than half of that money remains unspent.
Oct. 23, 2021
Arizona hopes Canadian snowbirds and tourists return this winter
Arizona has become home to many snowbirds during the winter season. Canadians have contributed to Arizona's economic growth with billions of dollars from tourism and snowbirds.
Oct. 22, 2021
Arizonas unemployment rate has its biggest drop this year
New figures from the state Office of Economic Opportunity shows the unemployment rate in Arizona is dropping. It saw the biggest monthly decline this year. Unemployment dropped by half a percentage point to 5.7% between August and September.
Oct. 22, 2021
Renaming streets wont fix racism. A sociologist says its still a good idea
The city of Tempe is moving forward into considering renaming several city streets and parks that were named after residents affiliated with the KKK. To learn about the dilemma, The Show spoke with Joshua Kane, senior lecturer at Arizona State University.
Oct. 22, 2021
This author imagines email thats better for our brains
It has most likely happened to all of us — we’re working on something, and we hear the ding of a new email or instant message. We immediately stop what we’re doing to check and respond to the new message. But Cal Newport says that is not an ideal way to work. In fact, he says it’s a productivity disaster, among other problems.
Oct. 22, 2021
Human rights panel to hear Navajo uranium contamination case
A group representing Navajo communities is presenting its case to an international human rights body, saying U.S. regulators violated the rights of tribal members when they cleared the way for uranium mining in western New Mexico.
Oct. 22, 2021
Company implicated in mistreatment of Uyghur Muslims
A group of U.S. senators wrote to Scottsdale-based Universal Electronics on Wednesday about concerns over the company’s alleged mistreatment of Uyghur Muslims in China.
Oct. 21, 2021
How Phoenix is addressing being ‘the worst large city’ for traffic deaths
The pandemic reduced traffic on Phoenix streets last year, but not traffic fatalities. In 2019, 177 people died due to crashes. In 2020, Phoenix had 185 traffic deaths, and the city is on pace to lose more lives this year.
Oct. 21, 2021
How Gammage is bringing Broadway back, even as the pandemic continues
Arizona State University's landmark Frank Lloyd Wright-designed arts center, Gammage Auditorium, has had a tough year and a half. But now, Broadway is back — both in New York City and at Gammage, where Broadway hits have graced the stage.
Oct. 21, 2021
The only ambulance company serving Prescott cant keep up, officials say
Ambulance company AMR has received criticism from the Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority for their failure to provide an ambulance in a timely manner.
Oct. 21, 2021
Maricopa County approves plan to split opioid settlement money
Maricopa County has agreed to a plan to share more than a half billion dollars in legal settlement money from opioid companies with local governments and the state. The county’s top attorney touted the deal at a news conference Wednesday.
Oct. 21, 2021
Governor will need congressional OK to use trust for schools, judge says
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled a state governor must get congressional approval before using financial trusts for school funds. Based on an Arizona law passed in 2000, school funding must increase to keep up with inflation.
Oct. 20, 2021
Phoenix leaders to reconsider adding light rail into Maryvale
More than two years after rejecting light rail expansion into west Phoenix, the City Council will soon be asked to reconsider. A subcommittee voted to support studying light rail options between Central and 91st avenues from McDowell to Camelback roads.
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Oct. 20, 2021
Anxiety rising among women and kids, report shows
The newest report from America’s Health Rankings shines a light on the unique challenges faced by women and children — especially in light of the pandemic. In Arizona, in particular, it finds anxiety has increased more than 20% among children and teens since 2017.
Oct. 20, 2021