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Phoenix Police Department Honors Commander Killed In The Line Of Duty
The city of Phoenix honored the life of a police commander killed in the line of duty last month. Social distancing restrictions limited the usual ceremonies seen at police funerals. The services for Cmdr. Greg Carnicle were held virtually on Tuesday morning, including a moment of silence and the playing of “Taps.”
April 7, 2020
Phoenix Limits Bus Riders, Considers Convention Center As Hospital
Business at the Phoenix Convention Center has disappeared since the coronavirus outbreak, but the crisis could lead to a new use. On Monday, Assistant City Manager Milton Dohoney told the council he’s been approached about the convention center being used as an alternative medical facility.
April 7, 2020
Arizona Caregiver Tries To Navigate State Unemployment System
Almost 250,000 people filed new unemployment claims in Arizona over the last three weeks. Near the end of the first week, Gov. Doug Ducey gave an order that people who lost their jobs because of COVID-19 would not have to show they’d looked for new work to qualify for help. Days later, through KJZZ's Q&AZ reporting project, Jeanne Apelseth asked why the state’s system still wanted her to list jobs she’d applied for.
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April 7, 2020
Word S3 E6: National Poetry Month
It’s National Poetry Month. And even as the coronavirus pandemic continues to shutter brick and mortar performance spaces, poets conquer with technology to stay in contact with audiences and promote their writing.
April 7, 2020
Nevada Communitys Only Grocery Store Closes
The Nevada community of Laughlin south of Las Vegas lost its only grocery store last week reportedly because of inventory shortages, but its neighbor across the Colorado River — Bullhead City, Arizona — has plenty of options for both communities.
April 6, 2020
Parenting In A Pandemic: How To Survive
Parenting is a tough job in the best of circumstances. But parenting in a pandemic? It can be overwhelming and exhausting. Just ask KJZZ's Kathy Ritchie, who wrote this story in between homeschooling her own child.
April 6, 2020
All Felines, Including House Cats, Can Contract Coronavirus From Humans
An employee at the Bronx Zoo has reportedly passed the coronavirus onto a tiger. The report Sunday of the transmission is the first case of its kind in the nation, according to the USDA. But Phoenix Zoo veterinarian Dr. Gary West said he’s not surprised by the news.
April 6, 2020
Navajo Officials Order Weekend Curfew
Navajo officials have ordered a weekend curfew starting Friday night and ending Monday morning to slow the spread of COVID-19. There are 384 cases on the Navajo Nation and 15 confirmed deaths as of Monday.
April 6, 2020
Officials Use Alternate Methods To Track Coronavirus
A lack of robust testing means that the numbers being reported underrepresent the spread of the coronavirus, according to Dr. Rebecca Sunenshine, medical director for disease control in Maricopa County.
April 6, 2020
Long-Term Care Gets Priority Access To PPE
With personal protective equipment in short supply, Maricopa County officials said they’ll give long-term care facilities priority access to gloves, masks and gowns during the pandemic.
April 6, 2020
Study Documents Wildlife Movement Across The Border
An Arizona nonprofit announced a new study last week to document wildlife in the Sky Island region of Arizona and neighboring Sonora, Mexico. The studies stem from concerns over new border wall construction.
April 6, 2020
Pink Supermoon Rises Tuesday
While sheltering at home, one day can start to feel much like the next. But on Tuesday a "pink" supermoon will rise to remind us that the heavens keep turning.
April 6, 2020
Mexican Presidents Pandemic Economic Plan Faces Criticisms
Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador presented his economic plan to face the coronavirus pandemic. He says the plan focuses on helping the poor while avoiding the flaws of neoliberal capitalism, but workers and business groups are concerned.
April 6, 2020
Q&AZ: Has The Deadline For AZ Charitable Tax Credit Changed?
With so much of the economy on pause during the coronavirus pandemic, the date to file state and federal taxes has been pushed back to July 15. One listener asked through our Q&AZ reporting project how that impacted the April 15 deadline for Arizona's tax credit for charitable donations.
April 6, 2020
These Arizona Places Are Offering Virtual Visits While Were Stuck At Home
As many find themselves stuck indoors due to the coronavirus pandemic, some businesses have hopped online to provide stay-at-homers with education and entertainment.
April 6, 2020
WATCH: White House Coronavirus Briefing
Watch the latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic, including regular White House briefings. Video is usually scheduled to go begin around 2 p.m. Arizona time daily.
April 6, 2020
Coronavirus Canceled Sports. Heres What Were Missing
The list of sporting events cancelled or postponed due to the COVID-19 virus is an extremely long one that includes major events like the 2020 Summer Olympics. The Show spoke with Terry Shoemaker, a lecturer at Arizona State University who studies the relationship between religion and sports in the United States.
April 6, 2020
Boas: Modified Behaviors From Coronavirus Are Helping
The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed the behavior of most Americans — whether it’s working from home, practicing social distancing or only going out for so-called essential services. Phil Boas, editorial page editor for the Republic, wrote a column with a touch of optimism that those modified behaviors are helping.
April 6, 2020
A Trend Of First-Time Gun Owners Emerges In Arizona
Gun shops around the Valley are reporting a sharp increase in sales during the coronavirus pandemic. On March 25, the Arizona Republic reported that many of the buyers seem to be new to the game. The Show spoke to Gerry Hills, the founder and president of Arizonans for Gun Safety, a nonprofit organization.
April 6, 2020
Why Construction Is Ongoing Even During A Pandemic
Though restaurants, shops and other businesses have closed their doors amidst the coronavirus pandemic, there are still active construction sites all over metro Phoenix. The Show spoke with Cheryl Lombard, the CEO of Valley Partnership, which is a trade association for the real estate development industry in the Valley.
April 6, 2020

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