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The Friday NewsCap March 13, 2020
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. Emily Ryan of Copper State Consulting and Roy Herrera, attorney and former congressional staffer, joined The Show to talk about the impact of the coronavirus, Arizona’s U.S. Senate race and more.
March 13, 2020
WATCH: Trump Press Conference Regarding The Coronavirus
President Donald Trump is giving a press conference regarding coronavirus at the White House Rose Garden. Watch live.
March 13, 2020
School Voucher Bill For Navajo Students Now Goes To Ducey
The Arizona House has approved a measure that slightly increases the reach of the state’s school voucher program. Supporters say it’s a permanent fix for an issue that came up last year when the state realized some children on the Navajo Nation were illegally using vouchers to attend a private school in New Mexico.
March 13, 2020
List Of Arizona School Closures
Schools around Arizona have announced they would close because of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. Here's a list of confirmed closures. Check back for updates. If you know of a school closure, email [email protected] or reach out on Twitter @kjzzphoenix.
March 13, 2020
Coronavirus Concerns Spur Some Arizona Schools To Plan Closures
Despite the governor’s decision for schools to remain open, four large school districts in metro Phoenix announced late Thursday that they would shut down because of the new coronavirus. Widespread shutdowns were not necessary at this point because there isn't a broad spread of the virus, said Jessica Rigler, assistant director at the state Department of Health Services.
List Of Arizona School Closures
March 13, 2020
Word S3 E4: Intl Womens HERstory Month 2020
We celebrate International Women’s HERstory Month with some influential Arizona writers and readers.
March 13, 2020
High School Seniors Get Hands-On Nursing Training
A group of Phoenix high school seniors are getting a different kind of education. They’re training to become certified nursing assistants. CNAs typically provide hands-on care to older adults living in long term care facilities. The work is tough but for these students, it’s also an opportunity.
March 13, 2020
Major League Baseball Cancels Spring Training
A day after the NBA abruptly suspended its season, other major sports leagues followed suit, and the NCAA even canceled its annual March Madness basketball tournament. On Thursday morning, some spring training games were canceled due to rain. Hours later, Major League Baseball made it permanent: spring training is over.
March 12, 2020
More Arizona Colleges Canceling In-Person Classes
Northern Arizona University became the latest school to respond to the coronavirus by canceling in-person classes wherever possible.
March 12, 2020
Phoenix Will Stop Shutting Off Water For Nonpayment
Phoenix residents who are behind on their utility bill will still be assured access to water amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego announced the city will stop shutting off water for nonpayment.
March 12, 2020
Public Access To The Arizona Capitol Will Be Limited
Due to the coronavirus, top lawmakers say public access to the Arizona Capitol will be limited. Effective Friday, the public will be barred from the House and Senate galleries.
March 12, 2020
Arizonas Seasonal Employment Rate Remains Stable
Arizona’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate held steady at 4.5% in January. But officials are keeping a close eye on the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.
March 12, 2020
Report: Phoenix-Area Road Conditions Cost Drivers $2,000 Annually
A report by TRIP, a national nonprofit focused on transportation research says deficient roads cost the average Valley driver $2,009 per year.
March 12, 2020
Why Phoenix-Area Industrial Projects Copy Office Designs
Industrial space sometimes conjures images of dark buildings or dirty warehouses, but a project in the northwest Valley aims to change that.
March 12, 2020
U.S. Health Official: Coronavirus Testing Lag Is A Failing
The U.S. lag in coronavirus testing is “a failing,” a top federal health official said Thursday, and public health experts say they still don’t have a good understanding of how widely the new virus has spread.
March 12, 2020
Stand-Up Sit Down: Jill Kimmel
The Show's Stand-Up Sit Down series checks in with an Arizona comedian. Meet Jill Kimmel. As you may have guessed from her last name, is related to late night host Jimmy Kimmel. She’s his sister.
March 12, 2020
Playwright Imagines Rosemarys Baby As A High Schooler
Remember all of those horror films from the 1960s, '70s and '80s that had children as lead characters? Tempe-based playwright Paco Jose Madden wondered what happened to those kids when they grew up and wrote a play about it: "Rosemary’s Baby Goes To High School."
March 12, 2020
Cactus League Exhibit Will Be On Display In Scottsdale
Major League Baseball has suspended spring training, and postponed Opening Day by at least two weeks. But even though there won't be any games happening, baseball fans can still get into the Cactus League spirit at a new exhibit at the Scottsdale Civic Center Library.
March 12, 2020
How The Sports World Is Responding To The Coronavirus Outbreak
The Pac-12 has joined other conferences, including the Big 10, Big East and Southeastern Conference in cancelling the rest of their basketball tournaments, due to concerns over the coronavirus. Kendall Baker, sports editor for Axios, joined The Show to talk about how the sports world is responding to the pandemic.
March 12, 2020
Sen. Udall Marks Fathers 100th Birthday, Pushes Congress To Protect Environment
In 1963, then-Interior Secretary Stewart Udall, who also served Arizona in Congress, wrote the book "The Quiet Crisis." Stewart Udall’s son Tom is currently a U.S. senator from New Mexico. As part of marking his father’s 100th birthday this year, Sen. Udall is pushing for Congress to undertake a new agenda that focuses on protecting and preserving the environment.
March 12, 2020

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