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AZ Needs More COVID-19 Testing To Track Disease, Variants
Much COVID-19 attention currently focuses on vaccine availability. But with 1,000 new cases daily and new variants entering the state, getting tested remains as important as ever.
March 3, 2021
Report: AZ To Begin Vaccinating Inmates In State Prisons
According to a report obtained by KJZZ, Arizona is planning to begin administering the first COVID vaccines to inmates in state prisons this week.
March 3, 2021
Wind Advisory Issued In AZ, Triggers Red-Flag Warning
The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory on Wednesday covering south central and southwest Arizona. Sustained winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour are expected with gusts up to 45 miles per hour are expected.
March 3, 2021
Ducey: Schools Must Offer In-Person Classes By March 15
Gov. Doug Ducey has issued an executive order that requires Arizona schools offer in-person learning later this month. Students who have opted for distance learning can continue to stay in that learning mode.
March 3, 2021
The Driving Force Behind Natural Hair Anti-Discrimination Laws
There are now 10 cities in the country that have approved a measure making it illegal to “enforce a dress code or grooming policies that discriminate against a person’s natural hairstyle.” Tucson became the most recent municipality with that designation when it passed the CROWN ordinance.
March 3, 2021
AZ Expects 45-Year-Olds Can Get Vaccinated In April, 35-Year-Olds In May
Arizona is changing the way it prioritizes who is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. Health care workers, law enforcement and educators were among the first to be offered vaccines in Arizona, but the new plan bases eligibility more on age than occupation.
March 3, 2021
How Officials Can Use Their Own Vaccinations To Promote Public Health
Gov. Doug Ducey received a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine March 2 as appointments began for Arizonans between 55 and 65 years old. Both his and former president Donald Trump's near-secret vaccinations have been criticized for not being used as opportunities to inform the public and demonstrate the safety of vaccines.
March 3, 2021
Report Reveals COVID-19s Impact On Those With Alzheimers
The Alzheimer's Association released its annual Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report, but this year's report is very different from previous years because it looked at the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on people living with Alzheimer's and other dementias.
March 3, 2021
Women Of The West: Nancy Maytag Love
Arizona has a long history of women leaders and history makers, but many of their stories aren't as well known as they should be. Nancy Maytag Love was instrumental in getting the Phoenix Zoo up and running. In fact, without her it might not even be here.
March 3, 2021
Newest AZ Lawmaker Transforming Traditional Role Of Caretaker
Jasmine Blackwater-Nygren was appointed last month to fill the seat left open in the House when former Rep. Arlando Teller resigned to join the transportation department. Blackwater-Nygren represents legislative District 7, which covers the Navajo Nation and other parts of northeastern Arizona. And at 25, she’s the youngest member of the house.
March 3, 2021
What Arizonas Supreme Court Cases Mean For Voting Rights In America
Two Arizona voting laws were considered by the U.S. Supreme Court March 2. One had to do with the state’s ban on so-called ballot harvesting — or ballot collecting. The other had to do with throwing out the ballots of people who voted in the wrong precinct. The issues gave the justices the opportunity to revisit one key element of the Voting Rights Act.
March 3, 2021
Arizona Bill Limits Sex Ed, Discussion Of Sexual Orientation
Arizona lawmakers are considering banning sex education before fifth grade. The measure also would require written parental permission before discussing sexual orientation or gender identity in any class.
March 3, 2021
Bill Purging Arizona Early Voting List Clears Senate
Republicans in the Arizona Senate voted Tuesday to purge people from the permanent early voting list if they skip two consecutive election cycles, advancing one of several proposed mail-voting changes after Democratic President Joe Biden's narrow victory in the state last year.
March 3, 2021
The Valleys Most Dangerous Intersections
Phoenix has eight of the top 10 dangerous intersections across the Valley. Using crash data from 2015-2019, the Maricopa Association of Governments ranked intersections across the region by crash risks.
March 3, 2021
Judge Orders Release Of Allegations Against UA Basketball
A judge has ordered the state Board of Regents to let the public see the list of NCAA allegations leveled against the University of Arizona men’s basketball program. University officials have refused since October to release the accusations that stem from a probe of a bribery scandal involving a former assistant coach.
March 3, 2021
Cardinals Welcome Star Defensive End J.J. Watt To AZ
Defensive end J.J. Watt is officially an Arizona Cardinal after agreeing to a two-year contract reportedly worth over $30 million. The three-time NFL defensive player of the year has a new home in the desert after being released by the rebuilding Houston Texans.
March 3, 2021
Bringing Writers And Readers Together During A Pandemic
The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University has hosted a marquee event for writers, aspiring authors and readers of all genres for nearly two decades. This year, the 17th-annual “Desert Nights Rising Stars Writers Conference,” held in late February, connected people virtually.
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March 3, 2021
Word S5:E3 — NaHaiWriMo Finale, Plus Desert Nights Rising Stars
KJZZ's third-annual Haiku Writing Contest was a success. Catch up with the winner and hear more about haiku from a Phoenix-based writer. Plus, listen to invigorating discussion with nationally renowned writers from this year's virtual Desert Nights Rising Stars Writers Conference.
March 3, 2021
Senate Republicans Alter Demand For 2.1M Maricopa County Ballots
Republican senators issued a subpoena demanding Maricopa County officials deliver copies of 2.1 million ballots to the state Capitol. Now they've asked the county to delay delivering those voting records, and possibly retain them.
March 2, 2021
No Apparent Deal On U.S. Vaccine Sharing With Mexico
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the U.S. priority was first vaccinating all Americans.
March 2, 2021

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