KJZZ News

Second Chances Act Ballot Initiative Fails To Clear Secretary Of States Signature Review
A review by the Arizona Secretary of State has found the signature failure rate for the Arizonans For Second Chances, Rehabilitation and Public Safety ballot initiative was too high, and the estimated total number of valid signatures did not meet the minimum threshold to make the Nov. 3 ballot.
Aug. 14, 2020
Maricopa County Releases Dashboard For School Reopening Metrics
The county’s dashboard is similar to the one released earlier this month by the Arizona Department of Health Services. But unlike the dashboard by ADHS, which gives a county-by-county overview, the Maricopa dashboard breaks the data down by city, school district and ZIP code.
Aug. 14, 2020
Pinal County District Cancels 1st Day Of In-Person Classes Due To Insufficient Staff
The J.O. Combs Unified School District in San Tan Valley is canceling in-person and virtual classes on Monday due to insufficient staff. This comes after the district announced plans to bring students back into the classroom on Aug. 17.
Aug. 14, 2020
USPS: No Infrastructure Changes In AZ, But Valley Residents Complain Of Slow Service
Several Valley residents have reached out to KJZZ saying they are experiencing delays in service from the United States Postal Service.
Aug. 14, 2020
Mountainside Fitness Asks Judge To Hold Ducey In Contempt Over Reopening Guidance
A judge gave the Governor's Office until this past Tuesday to lay out guidelines for gyms to safely reopen. As of Thursday, though, Mountainside Fitness said the governor’s guidance wasn’t enough. Now, Mountainside is asking a court to hold Ducey’s administration in contempt.
Aug. 14, 2020
AZ Tourism Industry Braces For Another Hit After Pac-12 Games Are Postponed
As Pac-12 fall and winter sports competitions are postponed until at least Jan. 1, 2021, Arizona’s tourism industry is bracing for yet another economic hit.
Aug. 14, 2020
Ducey Accepts Trump Aid For Unemployment, Offers No New State Funding
Gov. Doug Ducey agreed today to accept a federal offer of an extra $300 a week in unemployment benefits to replace the $600 payments that expired at the end of last month. But the governor won't be using cash he has available to provide an optional state match.
Aug. 14, 2020
Excessive Heat Warnings Likely To Continue Well Into Next Week
The National Weather Service says excessive heat warnings will likely linger until around Wednesday of next week, adding to an already record-breakingly hot summer.
Aug. 14, 2020
Long-Term Care Facilities Still Reeling From COVID-19 Now Prepping For Flu
Long-term care facilities across the state are still dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. And it’s unlikely staff at these places will get much of a break in the coming months. That’s because flu season is right around the corner.
Aug. 14, 2020
AZ Courts Issue New Guidance On Evictions
The governor has extended a moratorium on enforcement of some rental evictions through October, but the state’s court system is clarifying that after Aug. 21, evictions can only be delayed due to financial hardship related to the pandemic, not illness or the need to quarantine.
Aug. 14, 2020
Hoffman Endorses Biden And Harris, Says They Would Be Better For AZ Schools
The Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction endorsed Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris ahead of November's election, claiming the candidates would be better for Arizona's schools.
Aug. 14, 2020
Hobbs Wants Trump Investigated For Possibly Interfering With Mail-In Ballots
Arizona's Secretary of State Katie Hobbs wants Attorney General Mark Brnovich to use his office's Election Integrity Unit to investigate the Trump administration for possibly violating an Arizona law that criminalizes delaying the delivery of mail-in ballots.
Aug. 14, 2020
40 Million Renters At Risk Of Eviction By Years End
As the pandemic continues and millions of Americans are out of work because of it, concerns over a dramatic increase in evictions and homelessness have remained intense. New research says evictions could reach as high as 40 million by the end of this year if Congress doesn’t act to extend other moratoriums and assist renters.
Aug. 14, 2020
Analysis: 41% Of Phoenix Schools Are Near A Tobacco Retailer
More than 60% of schools nationwide are located within a thousand feet of a store that sells tobacco products. That is among the findings of a new report from a trio of universities, which looked at 30 American cities. The analysis shows the number of Phoenix schools in close proximity to a tobacco retailer is lower than the national average, but other metrics are less positive.
Aug. 14, 2020
Undefeated In The Bubble, Suns Narrowly Miss Playoffs
It was an amazing finish, but an ultimately unhappy ending for the Suns, who finished as the only unbeaten team in the NBA bubble, yet still fell short of their first postseason appearance in a decade.
Aug. 14, 2020
Delays In Cancer Screenings Could Lead To Uptick In Deaths
The coronavirus pandemic has led to a significant decline in cancer screenings. Since the start of the pandemic, the number of mammogram screenings has dropped by nearly half. Routine mammograms are key to catching breast cancer early. But many women are putting off this test.
Aug. 14, 2020
KJZZs Friday NewsCap For Aug. 14, 2020
Former legislative leader Chad Campbell of Strategies 360 and Jon Gabriel, editor in chief of Ricochet.com and the King of Stuff, joined The Show to talk about lawsuits related to COVID-19 restrictions, a historic vice presidential choice and more.
Aug. 14, 2020
Queen Creek Teachers Quit Over In-Person Learning Plans
An undisclosed number of teachers have quit in the Queen Creek Unified School District after plans to have in-person learning became official, despite Gov. Ducey saying that many teachers were eager to get back to the classroom.
Aug. 14, 2020
Landlords Suing Ducey Over Eviction Moratorium
Landlords and mobile home park owners are suing Gov. Doug Ducey for blocking evictions of tenants who have not paid their rent. While tenants have to prove that they are affected by the pandemic to qualify for the protection, challengers of the moratorium say it is unconstitutional.
Aug. 14, 2020
Turf Paradise Cancels Horse Racing Schedule Due To COVID-19
Turf Paradise officials said the restrictions on large crowds combined with the economic uncertainties associated with periodic closures and necessary social distance requirements make it impossible to conduct a financially practical race meet for both the track and the horsemen at this time.
Aug. 14, 2020

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