Celebrations of Apollo 11’s historic moon landing 50 years ago conjure images of Houston and Cape Canaveral, but rarely Arizona. This two-part series looks at the pivotal role the state played in preparing astronauts for moon missions – and in driving lunar science forward.
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with former Arizona Corporation Commission Chair Kris Mayes and Barrett Marson of Marson Media.

KJZZ News

Motel 6, MALDEF To Get Initial Green Light On Lawsuit Settlement
A federal judge has signaled he’ll give the initial go-ahead on a reworked multimillion-dollar lawsuit settlement between a Latino civil rights group and Motel 6, but first the sides have to clarify parts of their deal.
U.S. Legislators Visit Mexico To Discuss USMCA
Ten members of the U.S. House of Representatives made an official trip to Mexico on Friday. They met with high-ranking officials to discuss the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Agreement.
Tohono O’odham Group: Border Wall Would Block Sacred Pilgrimage
The Salt Pilgrimage is an important rite of passage for young men.
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Glendale Closes Park Restrooms After Vandalism, Drugs
The city of Glendale has closed some of its public restrooms after finding serious damage from vandalism, used condoms, and drug paraphernalia.
Flagstaff School Teacher Challenging McSally For Senate Seat
Arizona Sen. Martha McSally has a challenger in the upcoming Republican primaries for an Arizona U.S. Senate seat. Ann Griffin told a crowd this week the Republican Party is not the party she signed up for in the 1970s.

NPR News

Ireland's Shane Lowry Wins British Open In His First Major Title
Lowry's win marked the first Open played in Northern Ireland since 1951. He became the second player from south of the border to lift the Claret Jug.
Once Nearly Dead As The Dodo, California Condor Comeback Reaches 1,000 Chicks
In the 1980s, there were less than two dozen California Condors left. Today, more than 500 exist in the world, thanks to the efforts of conservationists.
Hong Kong Protests: Demonstrators Demand Inquiry Into Police Tactics Amid Standoff
Protesters also called for the right to elect their own government, which is now approved by Beijing. Many marching have asked that persons who clashed with police have their charges dropped.
In India's Assam State, Residents Of River Islands Face Uncertainty Over Citizenship
Some 4 million people, many Muslim and impoverished, were excluded from a 2018 official register of citizens. Photographer CK Vijayakumar visited Assam to learn more about the challenges they face.
Millions of Americans are suffering through a heat wave, and HVAC workers are trying to keep up with calls for help.