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Talking ‘the talk’: Black leaders in Arizona recall sobering rite of passage

PHOENIX - For any teen, a driver’s license is a rite of passage. But for Black teens in America, the freedom that comes with car keys also comes with “the talk”: The time when Black parents sit their children down to explain what to do if stopped by a police officer.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Ducey asks Congress for employment support

PHOENIX – As Congress develops the next phase of COVID-19 aid, Arizona’s senators and governor are airing their concerns about what the state needs.


Softball community faces its toughest opponent yet: COVID-19

PHOENIX – The softball community, from high school athletes to college stars, are finding their dreams squashed by the coronavirus.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Testing allowed for more people under new guidelines

Testing numbers have dropped, more inmate infections expected, UArizona wastewater testing expands to LA and NY, and other news from around the Grand Canyon State.


‘Beyond disheartening’: Suns broadcaster Leander proud of daughter’s stand at stay-at-home protest

PHOENIX – ICU nurse Lauren Leander is making headlines after standing up to protesters demanding that stay-at-home orders be lifted, and her father is proud of her.


Lower carbon-capture costs could entice businesses to address climate change

PHOENIX – A Republican plan to mitigate climate change would permanently grant tax breaks for businesses that reduce carbon emissions and purchase equipment with technology to capture emissions from the atmosphere. But is “direct capture” an effective tool?


Online shopping, extended sales dim, don’t defeat, Black Friday frenzy

WASHINGTON - Earlier sales and expanded online shopping options have cut into Black Friday's appeal, but they have yet to knock it from its position as the elbow-throwing, hectic start of the holiday shopping season for many. Call it Blackish Friday.


Arizona recycling programs are in trouble, thanks to residential contamination

PHOENIX – Recycling programs across Arizona are in jeopardy as contamination from residents and tariffs from China remain in place.


A family affair: Father, son make mark as graffiti grows in acceptance

PHOENIX - Some dads play catch with their sons. Noe "Such Styles" Baez painted graffiti with his son Champ, paving the way for what may be the only father-son graffiti team in the increasingly popular world of graffiti art.


Rising’s Dumbuya won’t be beaten by wingers or heat

TEMPE - The heat may be a challenge for Mustapha Dumbuya, but Rising’s full-back is one of the quickest players on the team

Mustapha Dumbuya

Making America grill again: Cost of cookouts little changed this year

WASHINGTON - The American Farm Bureau said the cost of a traditional Fourth of July cookout for 10 rose less than 1 percent from last year to just is just $5.28 per person this year, according to its annual market survey. And the cost is even lower in Arizona, the farm bureau in the state says.


Arizona Game and Fish debates banning ‘coyote killing contests’

PHOENIX – The Arizona Game and Fish Commission has proposed a rule that would ban so-called coyote-killing contests. KJZZ spoke to people on both sides of the issue.