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Heres What Happened This Week In Arizona History
This week in 1881, Wyatt, Virgil and Morgan Earp, with Doc Holliday, fought it out at the OK Corral with the Clantons and the McLowrys. Three men were killed and two were wounded in less than a minute. A collection of the interesting — and sometimes unusual — events that happened this week in Arizona history.
Oct. 25, 2020
Can Voters Wear MAGA Hats Or Biden Shirts At The Polls?
In Arizona, state law forbids campaigning within 75 feet of a polling place. Some voters were curious if that law would prohibit a voter from wearing a campaign shirt or hat to the polls.
Oct. 24, 2020
Arizona State Rep. Tests Positive For COVID-19
An Arizona state representative is quarantining with her family after testing positive for COVID-19.
Oct. 24, 2020
Study: Fears Of A Rare Side Effect Unfounded In Coronavirus Vaccines
Almost half of Americans say they would not get a COVID-19 vaccine if it were available today, according to a September poll by the Pew Research Center. A new study might help allay those fears.
Oct. 24, 2020
1 Million People Have Already Voted In Pivotal Maricopa County
There’s just a little more than a week to go until Election Day, and more than 1 million Maricopa County voters have already returned their early ballots. Around this time in 2016, just a little more than 600,000 people voted.
Oct. 24, 2020
Officials Ask All Madison Middle School Students, Staff To Quarantine
The Madison Elementary School District in Phoenix is asking all students and staff of the Madison No. 1 middle school to quarantine for 14 days starting Monday. The school has four confirmed COVID-19 cases, according to the district's COVID-19 data dashboard.
Oct. 23, 2020
AZ Courts Stand Ready For Election Day Disputes
Arizona’s top judge has ordered courts in all 15 counties to keep their doors open until polls close Nov. 3 in case any election-related disputes pop up.
Oct. 23, 2020
Q&AZ: Where Can I Find The Names Of AZ Electors?
Through our Q&AZ project, a listener asks where can you find out who the state’s electors for the general election are. Those are the 11 representatives who cast the state’s votes for president in the Electoral College.
Oct. 23, 2020
Democrats: 2 Independent Redistricting Candidates Are Actually Republican
Top Democratic legislators are going to court after accusing a nominating panel of trying to pass off partisan Republicans for what is supposed to be a nonpartisan slot on the Independent Redistricting Commission.
Oct. 23, 2020
Horse Fire Almost 50% Contained; Evacuations Lifting For Crown King
Firefighters are making significant progress in containing the Horse fire in the Prescott National Forest. As of Friday afternoon, the fire is almost 50% contained, and officials are lifting evacuation orders for the community of Crown King.
Oct. 23, 2020
Arizona Pollsters: Thursdays Debate Was A Draw
Local pollsters believe Thursday's presidential debate — the final of the 2020 election cycle — was a draw and probably didn't swing any voters. A Republican pollster said President Trump's focus on Hunter Biden was futile, though.
Oct. 23, 2020
Día De Los Muertos Festival In Mesa Is Virtual This Year
The arts community in the Phoenix area continues to find ways to stay connected to supporters and patrons by offering virtual events. That includes Saturday’s Día de los Muertos festival in Mesa.
Oct. 23, 2020
Pinal County Sues Family Members Of Purdue Pharma Owners Over Opioid Epidemic
The deal reached this week between the U.S. Justice Department and the maker of OxyContin, Purdue Pharma, does not end the legal issues for the pharmaceutical company. Other states, counties and cities — including Pinal County — have legal claims against the firm and its owners.
Oct. 23, 2020
Expert Explains So-Called Super-Spreaders Effect On Coronavirus Transmission
Most of the country is seeing a strong surge of COVID-19 cases. Arizona is no exception, with the number of cases here nearly doubling in recent weeks. But we may have additional insight into who’s causing that spike — so-called “superspreaders” — which can be people and events.
Oct. 23, 2020
Arizona Gas Prices 10 Cents Higher Than U.S. Average
Gas prices are continuing their slow-but-steady national decline. In Arizona, the cost of a gallon of gas averages around $2.26 - about 10 cents higher than the national average.
Oct. 23, 2020
Six People Nominated To Fill AZ Appeals Court Seat
The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments recommended three judges and three attorneys to Gov. Doug Ducey, who will send one of them to the seat.
Oct. 23, 2020
Dems Will Get List Of Pima Voters Who Forgot To Sign Ballot Envelopes
The Arizona Democratic Party will be receiving a list of Pima County voters who forgot to sign their ballots. This is a result of a settlement that differs from the Maricopa County ruling earlier this week.
Oct. 23, 2020
KJZZs Friday NewsCap Oct. 23, 2020
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with attorney and former congressional staffer Roy Herrera and Paul Bentz of HighGround.
Oct. 23, 2020
Officials Reach Out To Voters In Long-Term Care, Hospitals
Eligible Arizona voters living in long-term care and hospitals have until 5 p.m. Friday to request a ballot for the upcoming presidential election. The message from AARP Arizona was clear: "Just because you're in a long-term care facility doesn't mean that you're not able to vote."
Oct. 23, 2020
▶ This Weeks #AZNumber Is 9.7%
#AZNumbers is a weekly segment featuring thoughts and insight into Arizona's economic news. This week's number: 9.7%. Listen to the KJZZ business block with Heather van Blokland weekdays at 6 p.m. on 91.5 FM or stream it on KJZZ.org.
Oct. 23, 2020

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