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Arizona has a reputation for being an affordable place to live. But rents in Phoenix are on the rise, and over the past few years we've faced a growing shortage of affordable housing. So what's causing prices to increase so fast?
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Allegiant Expands Flight Service, Name Recognition
Allegiant announced plans this week to add new flights from Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport and Tucson International.
Aug. 17, 2019
Skimmers Using Bluetooth To Steal Card Info At Gas Pumps
Credit card skimmers can now steal card information at gas pumps using Bluetooth technology. Fueling stations have been replacing the old equipment with newer and more secure credit-card readers.
Aug. 16, 2019
KJZZs Friday NewsCap Aug. 16, 2019
To talk about the governor’s reaction to proposed changes to how green cards are issued and more, former state lawmaker David Lujan, with the Arizona Center for Economic Progress, and former state schools superintendent Jaime Molera with the firm Molera Alvarez joined The Show.
Aug. 16, 2019
K-12 Schools Receiving More Money This Year From AZ
Arizona’s K through 12 schools will receive $21 million more than last year. School districts will receive $342 million in the fiscal year 2020.
Aug. 15, 2019
Endangered Species Act Frustrates Some Landowners
Announced changes to the Endangered Species Act are expected to go into effect next month. The modifications will be prospective and apply to new additions in the endangered species list. Environmental groups are concerned about the changes, but some observers say the impact is most likely to be incremental.
Aug. 15, 2019
Arizona Lawsuit Reveals Gender Pay Gap In Universities
Research has found there is a gender pay gap in higher education, although the amount can vary. The Show reached out to Anne Hedgepeth, director of federal policy at the American Association of University Women, to talk about the issue.
Aug. 15, 2019
What Will AZ Farmers Do When China Stops Buying American Ag Products?
China has said it would officially stop buying American agricultural products. That’ll likely have a big impact on Arizona farmers. To talk about what that might look like, The Show reached out to Chelsea McGuire, director of government relations at the Arizona Farm Bureau.
Aug. 15, 2019
My Sisters Closet Co-Founder On Shifting Attitudes Toward Secondhand Fashion
J.C. Penney is looking to rebuild its brand with secondhand fashion. The company announced the closure of dozens of stores earlier this year, but now, it’s partnering with online resale platform thredUP in an attempt to bring a new energy — and a new customer — to the chain.
Aug. 15, 2019
FDA Finds No E. Coli, Salmonella Contamination In Yuma Romaine Lettuce
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday that no widespread E. coli or salmonella contamination was found in romaine lettuce from the Yuma growing region following testing.
Aug. 15, 2019
Tempe City Council To Hold Hearing On Rule Changes For Bicycles, Scooters
The Tempe City Council will hold a public hearing on Thursday about the use of bicycles and scooters. The proposed changes include repealing and amending parts of the city code.
Aug. 14, 2019
Arizona Leads Nation In New Mortgage Debt
New numbers from the Federal Reserve show Arizonans took out more than $1.25 billion in new home loans since March.
Aug. 14, 2019
Southwest Key Programs Wants To Reopen 2 Closed Shelters
A Texas-based nonprofit that got itself into hot water with the state of Arizona last year wants to reopen a pair of shelters for migrant children who come to the United States alone.
Aug. 14, 2019
Marijuana Opponents Push Against New Arizona Initiative
The renewed push to legalize recreational marijuana use in Arizona has begun. The campaign is calling itself the Smart and Safe Arizona Initiative, and it’ll need to collect more than 237,000 valid signatures to get on the 2020 ballot.
Aug. 14, 2019
Surprise Temporarily Ceases Recycling Pickup
The City of Surprise will no longer be picking up recyclables. Instead, items in the blue bins will go to the landfill along with the rest of the trash.
Aug. 14, 2019
Some Teachers Spend Over $1,000 On Classroom Basics
Many students are back in the classroom as a new school year kicks off, and teachers have been busy ahead of their return. For many teachers, though, that often means spending their own money on classroom items that their schools and districts did not — or would not — provide.
Aug. 14, 2019
Mesa Considers Ban On Feeding Wild Birds
Mesa could soon join Phoenix and Tempe in restricting the feeding of wild birds. A proposed change to the city’s nuisance code would ban people from feeding wild pigeons and doves.
Aug. 13, 2019
Prop. 105: A Light Rail Fact Check For Phoenix Voters
Groups for and against light rail and Phoenix are pushing their messages extra hard. Early voting is already underway for an Aug. 27 election that could mark the end of the line or signal a green light to build more.
Supporters, Opponents Weigh In | Light Rail Gets $100M In Federal Funds
Aug. 13, 2019
Arizona Copper Industry Concerned About Price Drop
U.S. copper prices have fallen to two-year lows, generating concerns about the short-term future when it comes to some technology and manufacturing-related projects.
Aug. 13, 2019
Farm Dogs May Be Key To Protecting Ranches Against Wolves
Farming often involves traveling long distances in remote areas to check on crops or cattle. And no matter what crop is being harvested, you’ll often find many farms share one thing in common — a farm dog. Working dogs may be a tool in the ongoing battle between cattle ranchers and the reintroduction of the Mexican gray wolf.
How A Reporter Helped Rescue 3 Waterlogged Dogs At A Surprise Farm
Aug. 13, 2019
AZ May Be Able To Vote On Recreational Marijuana In 2020
The “Smart and Safe Arizona” campaign filed an initiative with the Arizona Secretary of State’s office on Friday and will soon begin collecting signatures to qualify for the 2020 ballot. A similar legalization effort failed at the ballot in 2016.
Aug. 12, 2019