KJZZ News

Gosar Self-Quarantines After Coronavirus Contact
Two members of Congress, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and congressman Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), say they are isolating themselves after determining they had contact at a political conference with a man who has tested positive for coronavirus.
March 9, 2020
Water For Hand-Washing: How Hot Is Hot Enough?
Health experts urge hand-washing for 20 seconds to help stem the spread of the coronavirus. But just how hot does that water need to be? Whether you scrub your hands to "Happy Birthday" or the alphabet song or Lady Macbeth's "Out, damned spot" speech, you might wonder if that tepid water is really doing the job.
March 9, 2020
Study Explains How Rattlesnakes Catch Rainwater On Their Backs
Several species of rattlesnake in the Southwest drink raindrops from their skin. But how do they keep water from running off their scales? A new study could provide an answer.
March 9, 2020
Spring Raining: Wet Week In Store For Phoenix
The National Weather Service expects a rainy week across the state, with about 1 1/2 inches in Phoenix and some rain-snow mix in northern Arizona.
March 8, 2020
SNAPS: Native American Student Wins State Poetry Recitation Contest
Ten Arizona high school finalists competed in the state Poetry Out Loud competition at Burton Barr Central Library in Phoenix on Saturday.
March 8, 2020
Nonprofit Dental Clinics Help AZ Vets Keep Their Teeth
Very few veterans qualify for dental benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs, and Arizona's Medicaid plan doesn't usually cover preventative dental treatment. That leaves a critical gap in dental care for a vulnerable population, and leads to costly ER visits and lost work productivity.
March 8, 2020
Sunday Early Voting Stations Open Today
The Maricopa County Recorder’s Office is opening three polling places today for early voters in the Democratic Presidential Preference Election.
March 8, 2020
The Latest News On Coronavirus Disease
Get the latest news and information from KJZZ on the outbreak of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.
March 8, 2020
2 More In Arizona Diagnosed With Coronavirus Disease
Two people from the same Pinal County household as a woman already diagnosed COVID-19 also have been diagnosed with the disease caused by the coronavirus, raising the state's total to five, officials announced Saturday.
March 8, 2020
AZ Denies Hundreds Medically Necessary Speech Aid
Armed with prescriptions and diagnoses from pediatricians, speech therapists and other specialists, hundreds of families asked the state to provide a device that would give a voice to their developmentally disabled children. The Arizona Division of Developmental Disabilities sat on hundreds of requests for speech-generating devices for months. In February, they denied nearly all those requests using policies that AHCCCS says violate Medicaid rules.
March 7, 2020
Arizona High School Poets To Compete In State Finals
High school students in Arizona are competing in Poetry Out Loud—a national spoken word competition that builds awareness of the literary form while helping youth improve their public speaking skills.
March 6, 2020
Mexican Parents Of Children With Cancer Look For International Help
Dozens of families in Mexico have organized to fight for their children’s lives. The kids are battling cancer, but their treatments have been cut off as a result of the Mexican president’s austerity and anti-corruption plans.
March 6, 2020
Arizona Bill Would Make It OK To Take Home, Eat Any Roadkill You Find
So we know the region’s restaurant scene is legendary. Arizonans could soon have a unique new dining option. Arizonans could have new opportunities to harvest and eat roadkill.
March 6, 2020
Kino Border Initiative Director Calls Remain In Mexico Program Inhumane
Since the Trump administration implemented its so-called "Remain in Mexico" program a little over a year ago, an estimated 60,000 asylum seekers have been forced to wait on the other side of the border for their court dates. Father Sean Carroll is a Catholic priest and the executive director of the Kino Border Initiative. He has been outspoken about the effects of the this policy.
March 6, 2020
The Friday NewsCap March 6, 2020
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with Jon Gabriel, editor-in-chief of Ricochet.com and Andrei Cherny, former Chair of the Arizona Democratic Party.
March 6, 2020
Town Next To The Grand Canyon Makes Big Push For Development
Last year, Grand Canyon National Park in northern Arizona was the second most visited national park in the country, with just shy of 6 million visitors. And, the town just outside of it — Tusayan — is looking to expand in a big way.
March 6, 2020
Story Of Arizonas Trunk Murdress Coming To The Stage
Winnie Ruth Judd, also known as the "Trunk Murderess," has been the subject of a lot of speculation over the years. Historians cite her case as helping to put Phoenix on the map in the 1930s. Phoenix Theatre is opening a new play about Judd’s case next week.
March 6, 2020
Michael Bloomberg Will Spend To Support Democrats In Arizona
The former New York mayor and Democratic Presidential candidate will use his Arizona staff to help boost Joe Biden and defeat Donald Trump. Bloomberg dropped out of the presidential race Wednesday after spending more than half a billion dollars.
March 6, 2020
Could Coronavirus Disrupt Supply Chains For Arizona Businesses?
A number of states do a lot of trading with China, which is the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak, and those states include Arizona. The coronavirus, and the fear around it, could affect Arizona companies and their supply chains.
March 6, 2020
Today Is The Last Day To Request Early Ballot
Today is the last day for registered Democrats to request an early mail-in ballot. Those requests must be submitted by 5 p.m.
March 6, 2020

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