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CDC: Adults 65+ should get latest COVID-19 booster
On Wednesday, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Mandy Cohen endorsed the recommendation for adults 65 and older to receive an additional, updated dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Groups Urge ICE To Release Detainees Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
The Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project and Puente Human Rights Movement have called on ICE to release people held in Arizona and protect them from the coronavirus. Now activists has compiled a toolkit for pressuring local, state and federal officials.
March 18, 2020
Secretary Of State Calls On Legislature To Allow All-Mail Elections
The Arizona secretary of state is asking the Legislature to allow counties to conduct all-mail elections this fall to keep voters and poll workers safe during the coronavirus pandemic
March 18, 2020
Scottsdale City Council Postpones Food Tax Vote
Scottsdale leaders could have abolished a food tax Tuesday night but instead the council voted 4-3 to push the discussion down the road. Economic uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus was used to argue both sides.
March 18, 2020
How Arizona State Parks Are Handling Coronavirus
Arizonans have no spring training baseball games, no concerts or festivals to attend due to the coronavirus shutdowns. But people are turning to a form of recreation that is still available — the outdoors.
March 18, 2020
Navajo Nation Has 3rd Coronavirus Case; Tribe Shuts Casinos, Tourist Areas
The Navajo Nation announced late Wednesday that another member has tested positive for coronavirus bring the tribe's total to three. The three members are from Chilchinbeto. The Navajo Health Command Operations Center is considering issuing a shelter-in-place order for that community.
March 18, 2020
Under Pressure From Federal Judge, AZ Changes Prison Health Care Policies
Under pressure from a federal judge, the Arizona Department of Corrections has changed some of its policies related to health care in state prisons.
March 18, 2020
Coronavirus Affects: Ajo, Bisbee, Clifton, Globe, Kingman
Across Arizona, small communities are feeling the effect of the coronavirus pandemic and community response. KJZZ checked in with cities and towns outside the Phoenix area to see how they are faring.
March 17, 2020
AZ Churches Respond To Virus Recommendations
On Monday, the Trump administration issued a new recommendation in response to the coronavirus: Avoid crowds of 10 or more people. Many religious services in Arizona are responding.
March 17, 2020
After First Coronavirus Case, Sonoran Beaches To Close Through Holy Week
Sonoran mayors agree to enforce the measure, along with other aggressive steps like shutting down bars and casinos.
March 17, 2020
Despite Coronavirus Fears, Some Workers Need Child Care
After Gov. Doug Ducey and public education chief Kathy Hoffman closed all Arizona schools last week amid the coronavirus pandemic, some child care centers have remained open to help serve first responders and health care workers.
March 17, 2020
Unions, Attorneys Want Immigration Courts Closed
A coalition of immigration lawyers, a judges’ union and a union of trial attorneys for ICE has been calling on the Justice Department to close immigration courts during the coronavirus outbreak.
March 17, 2020
Food Banks Make Changes To Prevent Virus Spread
Food banks around the Phoenix metro region are modifying how they operate to reduce the spread of the coronavirus while serving an uptick in need.
March 17, 2020
How To Do The Public’s Business While Limiting Public Interaction
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, local governments are trying to continue the public’s business while limiting public interaction.
March 17, 2020
Member of Navajo Nation Tests Positive For Coronavirus, Officials Say
A member of the Navajo Nation has tested positive for coronavirus, said President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer in a Facebook post. The reservation’s Department of Health told officials that the patient is a 46-year-old with recent travel history.
March 17, 2020
Phoenix, Tucson Mayors Shut Down Restaurant Dine-In
Bars will be shutting down and restaurants switching to delivery or take-out only in Phoenix and Tucson starting Tuesday night. This comes after Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and Tucson Mayor Regina Romero declared a state of emergency in response to the coronavirus.
March 17, 2020
Why Superintendent Kathy Hoffman Decided To Close AZ Schools
Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman has been offering guidance to Arizona schools in recent days as the state works to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.
March 17, 2020
Utilities Pledge To Keep Arizonans Connected To Power, Water And Internet
The state’s largest utilities are continuing to provide service even if customers do not pay their bills during this uncertain time. And water companies not regulated by the state are following suit.
March 17, 2020
AZ Lawmakers Appear Set To Approve Baseline Budget
Arizona businesses and public spaces are shutting down across the state to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. And now, the Arizona Legislature might do so as well. Republican leaders in both the state House and Senate are planning to pass a baseline budget and any bills needed to keep government agencies in operation. That is expected this week.
March 17, 2020
The Perspective Of An AZ Doctor On The Front Lines
Guidance from state officials has been evolving week to week to keep up with changes at the federal level related to coronavirus. The Show reached out to Dr. Michael White, chief medical officer for Valleywise Health.
March 17, 2020
AZ Dem Party Chair: No Thoughts Of Postponing Election
Arizona's Presidential Preference Election comes in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Arizona Democratic Party Chair Felecia Rotellini joined The Show to explain why postponement wouldn't have been a good idea.
March 17, 2020

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