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AZ To Receive Nearly 324K Vaccines Doses By Next Week
Arizona is set to receive nearly 324,000 vaccine doses next week, higher than the amount allocated the previous week, about 255,000.
March 5, 2021
Health Officials: Sonoran Classrooms Could Reopen By March 15
In Arizona, Gov. Doug Ducey has mandated that schools offer in-person classes by March 15. And officials in neighboring Sonora say they’re now eying a similar date for a possible return to the classroom.
March 5, 2021
Bronco Sport Production Rises At Ford’s Hermosillo Plant
Production of the Bronco Sport at Ford’s plant in Hermosillo, Sonora, is picking up. In February, the plant produced 13,450 of the SUVs, the highest monthly figure to date. It had previously peaked at 8,022 in December, then roughly halved by January, according to Mexican federal car production data.
March 5, 2021
Check Out Redevelopment Plans For Phoenix Christown Spectrum Mall
Big changes could be coming to Phoenix’s oldest operating indoor shopping mall. Kimco, the owner of Christown Spectrum Mall at the southeast corner of 19th Avenue and Bethany Home Road, will request a zoning change to create a more urban environment.
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March 5, 2021
Department Of Corrections Ready To Resume Executions
The Arizona Department of Corrections says it is ready to resume executions for the first time in nearly seven years.
March 5, 2021
Arizona Voices Of COVID-19: Waiting For A Vaccine
The Show will be hearing from a few voices in our community about the challenges of getting vaccinated. This week, advocates called for the state to prioritize people with developmental disabilities like Down syndrome and autism. In the first part of our series, The Show spoke with Matt Hoie, who's eager to get his first vaccine.
March 5, 2021
Arizona Parents Of Kids With Disabilities Plead For Vaccine
Disability rights groups and advocates are calling on Gov. Doug Ducey to prioritize people with disabilities and their caregivers in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Parents of children with disabilities are pleading their case to the governor.
March 5, 2021
Judge Questions Arizonas Approach In Deal Over Prison Care
A federal judge considering whether to fine Arizona again over inadequate health care for prisoners has warned the state against offering any of its past excuses for why it hasn't followed through on its promises to improve care for inmates.
March 5, 2021
Gov. Ducey Ending Pandemic Occupancy Limits For Businesses
Gov. Doug Ducey has issued a new executive order that lifts pandemic occupancy limits on businesses. Under the executive order, occupancy percentage limitations will expire for businesses such as restaurants, gyms, theaters and bars.
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March 5, 2021
Mesa Mayor Advocating For Federal Aid To Cities, States
The U.S. Senate has started working on the nearly $2 trillion COVID-19 relief package that the House approved last week. Mesa Mayor John Giles has been lobbying for one provision that would provide money to states and cities.
March 5, 2021
UA To Digitize Over 6,000 Recordings Of Native American Oral History
As researchers have been learning for decades, digging into history can be more challenging when elements include items like newspapers and analog tapes, because aging can render them brittle and sometimes unusable. So digitizing is a priority. That’s an important step that will be taken for oral histories of Native Americans that were recorded in the 1960s and 1970s.
March 5, 2021
The Friday NewsCap March 5, 2021
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with former Corporation Commission Chair Kris Mayes and Paul Bentz of HighGround.
March 5, 2021
Kelly Talks About His $1.5B Plan To Help Aging Services Providers
Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly is getting a crash course on what it means to grow old in a pandemic — which is why he and two other senators introduced a bill that would allocate roughly $1.5 billion to help fund aging services across the country.
March 5, 2021
Kingman Mayor Facing A Recall Election; Petitions Certified
The Mohave County Recorder’s Office on Thursday certified the signatures on recall petitions against Kingman Mayor Jen Miles, who has come under criticism for the city's mask mandate. County officials said the petitions contained 1,512 valid signatures and that exceeded the 1,384 minimum number required.
March 5, 2021
Arizona Supreme Court To Hear Challenge To New Education Tax
The Arizona Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear an expedited challenge to a new voter-approved tax on high-earning Arizonans designed to boost school funding.
March 5, 2021
Senate Gives Preliminary OK To Bill That Curbs Emergency Powers
Arizona legislators voted Thursday to curb the governor’s emergency powers. The Arizona Senate gave preliminary approval to a bill that if passed in both the Senate and House would immediately terminate the emergency Gov. Doug Ducey declared nearly a year ago.
March 5, 2021
▶ This Weeks #AZNumber: 12%
#AZNumbers is a weekly segment featuring thoughts and insight into Arizona's economic news. This week's number: 12%. 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.
March 5, 2021
Arizona House OKs Gambling Bill Amid Transparency Questions
Some Democrats in the Arizona House on Thursday raised transparency and fairness questions about a major expansion of gambling Republican Gov. Doug Ducey needs as part of his thus-far secret deal with Native American tribes to update their gambling compact.
March 5, 2021
Finchem Claims Democratic Leader Smeared His Name
Upping the stakes in what has become a political feud over the 2020 election, Republican Rep. Mark Finchem is suing a Democratic lawmaker, charging she "smeared" his name.
March 5, 2021
Detector Dogs Sniffing Out COVID-19 Cases
Last August, health officials in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, announced that a group of dogs were being trained to detect cases of COVID-19. Now, some of those dogs are helping to identify asymptomatic cases at the state’s mass testing centers. But how good are dogs really at sniffing out the virus?
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March 5, 2021

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