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Mercury’s Chaotic Terrain Hints At Volatile Past, Potential For Habitability
A planet with a surface hot enough to melt lead is not the most obvious place to look for signs of life, past or present. But a new study of Mercury suggests it’s not completely out of the question.
March 19, 2020
Tempe District Loaning Its Students Laptops, IPads During School Closure
With Arizona schools closed for an undetermined amount of time, the Tempe Elementary School District is distributing iPads and laptops that its kindergarten through eighth grade students can use at this time. District families can pick up the devices on Thursday afternoon or Friday morning.
March 19, 2020
Trump Administration Wants To Build Migrant Quarantine Facilities On Border
The Trump administration is asking Congress for several hundred million dollars to fund coronavirus quarantine facilities for immigrants in custody at the border.
March 19, 2020
Pima County Shutters Businesses, Bans Dine-In To Slow Coronavirus Spread
Pima County has joined a growing number of local governments that are shuttering businesses to try and stem the coronavirus pandemic.
March 19, 2020
Vitalant: More Than 125 AZ Blood Drives Canceled This Month
More than 125 Arizona blood drives have been called off this month due to concerns over the coronavirus and employees working from home.
March 19, 2020
Airlines Coronavirus Cutbacks Are Unlike Any Weve Ever Seen
The airline business is facing fewer travelers and a lot more empty seats as coronavirus concerns keep would-be travelers at home. Delta and United have already announced dramatic cuts.
March 19, 2020
Map: Confirmed Cases Of Coronavirus Disease In Arizona
As of Sunday, there were 912 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 16 coronavirus-related deaths in Arizona. The data in this map comes from the Arizona Department of Health Services. KJZZ is regularly updating as new data becomes available, but you can learn more about coronavirus in Arizona at the Department of Health Services's website.
March 19, 2020
Analayst: Why The Coronavirus Stock Market Downturn Affects Everybody
It’s been a bumpy ride for the stock market over the past several weeks, as markets respond to the coronavirus pandemic. This week saw the Dow's worst percentage loss since so-called 'Black Monday' in 1987.
March 19, 2020
AZ Lawmakers Draft Bill Addressing Longer School Closure
Last Sunday, Gov. Doug Ducey and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman ordered a statewide school closure through March 27. But what will these two weeks of closures mean for schools? State Rep. Michelle Udall and state Sen. Sylvia Allen have drafted a bill that attempts to answer those questions.
March 19, 2020
Women Of The West: Dew Yu Wong
The Show is telling the stories of five more Arizona women who helped shape their communities and the state’s history as part of the series Women of the West. Dew Yu Wong wasn’t a politician or an adventurer or famous. Wong was a Chinese immigrant to Flagstaff during the turn of the 20th century when the Chinese Exclusion Act was law.
March 19, 2020
Tempe Mayor Orders Closure Of Bars, In-Restaurant Dining Over Coronavirus Concerns
Tempe has joined a growing number of cities that are closing their bars and in-restaurant dining, due to concerns about the coronavirus.
March 19, 2020
How Are Older Adults Coping With Isolation?
For a lot of older adults, isolation was a concern long before the spread of COVID-19. So how are they coping now? For more on that, The Show got a hold of Mary Lynn Kasunic with the Area Agency on Aging.
March 19, 2020
Chef Danielle Leoni: We Already Struggle ... Were Beyond This Point Of Hope.
To hear more about the impact restaurant closure decisions have on the people who are directly affected by them, The Show turned to chef Danielle Leoni. She owns the Breadfruit and Rum Bar with her husband, Dwayne Allen, in downtown Phoenix.
March 19, 2020
How Do We Weigh Medical Privacy Vs. Public Safety?
As the coronavirus continues to spread, questions about privacy and ethics arise. But where does someone’s medical privacy come into play here? For more on that, The Show got a hold of Dr. Arthur Caplan, director of the Division of Medical Ethics at the NYU School of Medicine.
March 19, 2020
The Takeaway: COVID-19: A Look at Cross Species Transmission
According to experts the coronavirus may have originated with a bat, and was somehow passed on to humans. It seems this is how many epidemics and pandemics start by jumping from an animal host to a human.
March 19, 2020
Mesa Mayor Encouraging Local Businesses To Abide By Federal Recommendations
Mayors around the Valley and state are taking similar measures close bars and stop dine-in service at restaurants, though Gov. Ducey said he was not enacting the same restrictions statewide. The Show turns to Mesa Mayor John Giles.
March 19, 2020
Arizona Legislature Rushing Help For Schools, Workers
The Arizona Legislature rushed Wednesday to enact a basic state budget along with bills giving flexibility to closed schools and help for workers who lose their jobs as they try to address the impact of the coronavirus before adjourning until the health crisis ebbs.
March 19, 2020
Ducey Defends Keeping Bars, Restaurants Open Statewide
As Arizona’s three major cities closed in-dining restaurants and bars on Tuesday in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19, a letter went out to healthcare providers from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health.
March 19, 2020
Sonora Takes Hard COVID-19 Line, But Uncertainty Remains
After confirming the first case of COVID-19 in Sonora, officials announced aggressive measures to counter the spread of the coronavirus. That includes closing bars, casinos and other non-essential businesses — as well as the state’s famous beaches. Some uncertainty surrounds those measures, but they’re already having an impact, including on Sonora’s sizable expatriate community.
March 19, 2020
Cities Raise Questions, Grant Power Over Coronavirus
After a 3.5-hour meeting behind closed doors Wednesday night, the Phoenix City Council put off voting on the mayor’s emergency declaration in response to the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. Some council members had questions about what kind of enforcement action should be taken against businesses that do not follow Mayor Kate Gallego’s declaration.
Phoenix, Tucson Mayors Declare State Of Emergency
March 18, 2020

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