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Q&AZ: How do Arizonas cattle survive hot summers?
Earlier this month, over 2,000 cattle died of heat-related stress in southwest Kansas, when temperatures reached triple digits and humidity was relatively low. Through our Q&AZ Project, a listener asked - how have cattle in Arizona survived the state’s intense summers?
June 25, 2022
Q&AZ: Could more babies be given up under the Safe Haven Law?
Through KJZZ's Q&AZ project, a listener wanted to know: If Roe v. Wade is overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, and abortion becomes illegal in most cases, could Safe Havens see an uptick in relinquishments?
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June 6, 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?
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May 18, 2022
Q&AZ: How can a charity become eligible for Arizonas tax credit?
With tax season over, some Arizonans got a credit by donating to one of many qualified charitable organizations. Through our Q&AZ Project, a listener asked: What do charities need to do to qualify to be one of Arizona’s qualified tax credit organizations?
May 9, 2022
Q&AZ: How did Sedonas vortex legend begin?
Through our Q&AZ reporting project, a listener asked how the legend of Sedona’s vortexes got started. Turns out, it all started with a woman visiting the red rock area in 1979.
April 18, 2022
Q&AZ: Are there any federally unrecognized tribes in AZ?
Arizona is home to 22 federally recognized tribes, out of 574 across the country. Through KJZZ's Q&AZ project, a listener asked: Are there any federally unrecognized tribes in Arizona, and what does federal recognition mean?
April 4, 2022
Q&AZ: Whats replacing the Deck Park Vista apartments?
Demolition is underway at a downtown Phoenix apartment complex that once housed low-income seniors. That led one listener to ask through KJZZ's Q&AZ project: What's the status of the Deck Park Vista apartments?
March 10, 2022
Q&AZ: Can I get an Arizona drivers license if mine is suspended in another state?
If you’re moving to Arizona, you’re required to obtain a state-issued driver’s license. And, through KJZZ's Q&AZ project, a listener asked: If my old driver's license was suspended in another state, can I get a new license here?
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Feb. 22, 2022
Q&AZ: Why are playgrounds closed when schools arent in session?
Schools typically close their playgrounds when not in session. A listener said she used to take her kids to a Scottsdale elementary school to play, but now sees the grounds are closed. Through KJZZ's Q&AZ project, the listener asks why not let taxpayers use that space even when schools isn't in operation.
Feb. 4, 2022
Q&AZ: If I change my name, how can I update my vaccine records?
Proof of vaccination has become increasingly more important around the world, but some people’s vaccination records may not match the name on their IDs. Through KJZZ's Q&AZ project, a listener asked: Is there a way to update your name on your vaccine records if you get it changed?
Jan. 29, 2022
Q&AZ: Where did the Winged Victory statue on top of the state Capitol building come from?
Since 1901, Winged Victory has adorned the copper dome of the Arizona Capitol building. But, through KJZZ's Q&AZ project, a listener asked: Where did the statue of Nike, the Greek goddess of victory, come from?
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Jan. 24, 2022
Q&AZ: Why does Homeowner Assistance go to utilities?
In early November, the state housing department launched the Homeowner Assistance Fund, meant to help people affected by the pandemic avoid foreclosure. Through KJZZ's Q&AZ project, one listener asked: Why has the fund mostly helped homeowners with utilities and not mortgage payments, so far?
Jan. 17, 2022
Q&AZ: Are political campaign signs allowed on public land now?
There are more than 1,000 days until the next presidential election. Through KJZZ's Q&AZ project, a listener asked: Are campaign signs for 2024 allowed on public land now?
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Jan. 10, 2022
Q&AZ: Why do Phoenix homes have big block fences?
The many sprawling suburbs of Phoenix strive to be unique, whether it’s about neighborhood parks, shopping centers or public art. But there is one thing almost all of them have in common: tall block fences.
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Dec. 28, 2021
Q&AZ: How did Apache Junctions Silly Mountain get its name?
Arizona is home to many peaks, and the name of one popular point in Apache Junction has sparked some curiosity. Through KJZZ’s Q&AZ project, a listener asked: How did Silly Mountain get its name?
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Nov. 14, 2021
Q&AZ: Can COVID-19 masks help prevent Valley fever?
Valley fever has sickened nearly 9,000 Arizonans this year. It’s more common in Arizona than in any other state. Since it’s a respiratory illness, one listener asked through KJZZ's Q&AZ reporting project, if the masks we wear to prevent COVID-19 might also prevent Valley fever.
Oct. 20, 2021
Q&AZ: Which cultural institutions require vaccinations?
Through our Q&AZ Project, a listener asked: What are the mask and vaccination requirements for Phoenix cultural institutions like the Phoenix Symphony, Arizona Opera, Ballet Arizona and the Phoenix Art Museum?
Oct. 11, 2021
Q&AZ: Is Palo Verde Generating Station still active?
Through KJZZ's Q&AZ project, one listener asked: Is the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station still active, and, if it is, how is it performing against the original goals?
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Oct. 3, 2021
Q&AZ: Why Is The Worlds Largest UFO Convention In AZ?
The Southwest has a reputation its hot weather, expansive deserts — and supernatural phenomena. This abundance of supernatural discourse prompted one KJZZ listener to ask our Q&AZ project, "Why is the international UFO convention always in Arizona?"
Sept. 10, 2021
Q&AZ: Where Can I Start A Campfire When I Go Camping?
During Arizona’s peak wildfire season, the state’s Department of Forestry and Fire Management puts restrictions in place to prevent campers from accidentally starting fires. Through KJZZ's Q&AZ project, a listener asked: Where in Arizona can I have a campfire when I am tent camping?
Aug. 16, 2021

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