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Biden’s International Travel Order Raises Concerns In Border Communities
Some worry that strict testing requirements could be a serious logistical challenge for businesses with binational staff.
Jan. 22, 2021
Family Separation Lawsuit Filed In Arizona
President Biden has promised a task force to work on reuniting migrant families separated years ago under a zero tolerance federal policy. But the government Biden just took over still faces legal action, including a new lawsuit filed in Arizona, for having separated those families.
Jan. 22, 2021
AZ Hopes To Expand Beyond Mass Vaccination Sites, But Supply Is Still Limited
The COVID-19 vaccination site at State Farm Stadium is now booked 24 hours a day through February. But Arizona Department of Health Services director, Dr. Cara Christ, said Friday the state is working to provide vaccines to about 100 pharmacies around the state over the next several weeks.
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Jan. 22, 2021
Central American Migrant Caravans Continue Attempts To Reach U.S.
Migrant caravans have been regularly traveling from Central America with the hopes of reaching the United States. The last one tried to reach American soil this week, but Guatemala and Mexico have kept tight operations on their borders to stop them — with the blessing of the U.S.
Jan. 22, 2021
Banner Health Resumes Elective Surgeries After Pause
Banner Health hospitals will be allowed to resume elective surgeries starting Jan. 25 after pausing them on Jan. 1. This decision comes after a recent decrease in Arizona’s COVID-19 case and hospitalization rates.
Jan. 22, 2021
Phoenix Union High School District Staying Remote Until March
The Phoenix Union High School District, which serves more than 28,000 students, announced Friday that it will continue distance learning into March. The district hasn’t reopened classrooms since the pandemic began.
Jan. 22, 2021
Arizona GOP May Censure Ducey, Flake, McCain
The Arizona Republican Party is holding its biennial convention on Saturday morning, where they’ll elect new party leaders and also consider censuring some of their own.
Jan. 22, 2021
Republicans Advance Bills To Trigger More Recounts, Audit More Votes
In the wake of protests over the election results in Arizona, Republicans on a Senate panel approved two changes in election laws Thursday designed to audit more votes and require automatic recounts in more situations.
Jan. 22, 2021
After 2020 election, first-time Latino voter worries about a divided US
Nineteen-year-old Izcan Ordaz has two asks of the new Biden administration: issue additional stimulus checks and help bring the country together.
Jan. 22, 2021
Arizona Department Of Corrections Is Unable To Process Inmate Stimulus Payments
The Arizona Department of Corrections says it is unable to process the second round of economic stimulus payments for inmates in state prisons because the IRS is distributing the money on debit cards.
Jan. 22, 2021
Cactus League To Start Next Month, But Questions Remain
Pitchers and catchers are expected to report to spring training sites in Arizona and Florida next month, and Cactus League games are scheduled to start on Feb.27. But much about what that’ll look like is still up in the air.
Jan. 22, 2021
The Friday NewsCap Jan. 22, 2021
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with Chad Campbell of Strategies 360 and Jon Gabriel, Editor-in-Chief of Ricochet.com.
Jan. 22, 2021
Who Might Replace Larry Scott As Pac-12 Commissioner
Outgoing Pac-12 Athletic Director Larry Scott was an unconventional hire. Stewart Mandel, college football editor-in-chief for the Athletic, expects Scott's replacement to come from the ranks of college sports.
Jan. 22, 2021
WATCH: Whats Ahead For The COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout?
As the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines unfolds in the U.S., numerous questions around distribution, supply, hesitancy and efficacy persist. The stakes are high, as numbers of deaths and cases break records. A panel of experts from Harvard and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tackles questions about COVID-19 vaccination.
Jan. 22, 2021
New Report Details Devastating Effect Of Long-Term Care Closures
Nearly 11 months have passed since nursing homes closed their doors to visitors because of the coronavirus pandemic. Some states, including Arizona, have resumed family visits under certain circumstances. Now, a new report highlights what some family members discovered once they were allowed back in.
Jan. 22, 2021
Mexico’s Electoral Institute Orders President To Limit Conferences
Mexico will hold elections this year, and the law orders all public officials to be neutral and impartial to guarantee a just competition. But this has brought recent tensions between the president and the National Electoral institute, with campaign season poised to start in April.
Jan. 22, 2021
Psychologist Chosen To Chair Arizona Redistricting Panel
A psychologist was chosen Thursday as the independent chair of the commission that will redraw Arizona's political district lines this year. The unanimous choice of Erika Neuberg of Chandler by the two Democrats and two Republicans already sworn in as members of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission dodged a potential political firestorm.
Jan. 22, 2021
Navajo Nation Extends Stay-At-Home Order
The Navajo Nation will extend its stay-at-home order and is implementing a daily curfew starting Monday. The Navajo Department of Health issued a public health order, extending the stay-at-home lockdown through at least Feb.15.
Jan. 22, 2021
▶ This Weeks #AZNumber: 90%
#AZNumbers is a weekly segment featuring thoughts and insight into Arizona's economic news. This week's number: 90% — and a note about political action committees. 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.
Jan. 22, 2021
Mexico Congratulates Biden For Border Wall, DACA Executive Orders
Two executive orders from President Joe Biden have already generated reactions from the Mexican government. One is to stop construction of the border wall. The other maintains the DACA program, which protects some undocumented immigrants who arrived as children from deportation.
Jan. 22, 2021

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