Valley sports fans have another team to root for this winter and spring. They’re called the Hotshots. Can the latest iteration of spring pro football leagues finally succeed? The Alliance of American Football is taking a different approach and banking on its new Arizona franchise to help the lead the way.
The White House announced Thursday that Pres. Donald Trump plans to sign the spending bill passed by both the House and Senate, but then sidestepped Congress and declared a national emergency to "stop the national security crisis at the border." KJZZ’s Fronteras and Mexico City desks fanned out across the region to speak with officials in both countries about the new plan for the border.

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Word Podcast: Arizona Matsuri Festival Preview With John Sachen
This week’s episode continues examining the art of haiku and Japanese culture with John Sachen, who preview the Arizona Matsuri Festival of Japan in downtown Phoenix on Feb. 23-24, 2019.
Another Push To Elect A Lieutenant Governor In Arizona Passes Committee
Arizona voters could get yet another chance to create a new position of lieutenant governor. Voters rejected the idea in 1994 and again in 2010.
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To talk about Mark Kelly officially entering Arizona’s U.S. Senate race and President Trump’s national emergency declaration and more, Chuck Coughlin, president and CEO of HighGround, and David Lujan, director of the Arizona Center for Economic Progress, joined The Show.
Paula Poundstone On Comedy Today
Comedian Paula Poundstone has done a lot of things in her career. Friday night, she’ll be at the Mesa Arts Center for “An Evening with Paula Poundstone.”
Gila River Indian Community No Longer Backing DCP
The Drought Contingency Plan, approved by lawmakers and signed by Gov. Doug Ducey in January, could be in trouble.

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