KJZZ News

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.
April 6, 2020
Gun Sales In Arizona Rise During Coronavirus Pandemic
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 the Valley.
April 6, 2020
BBC Look-Ahead: British PM Boris Johnson Admitted to Hospital for COVID-19 Symptoms
Let's check what the coronavirus pandemic looks like outside the United States. With The Show via Skype for our weekly look at some of the top international stories of the coming days is the BBC’s Audrey Tinline in London.
April 6, 2020
Coronavirus Exacerbates Learning Disparities In Indigenous Schools
Arizona schools are trying to reach their students at home for the remainder of this school year, but the challenge has made disparities in our communities more clear. The Show spoke to Lynette Stant, Arizona's 2020 Teacher of the Year and its first indigenous winner, about how her community is handling the coronavirus crisis.
April 6, 2020
Government Lawyer Named As New Grand Canyon Park Leader
A veteran lawyer for the federal government has been selected to oversee Grand Canyon National Park — a rare appointment of someone who did not move up through the ranks of the National Park Service. Edward Keable currently serves as the assistant solicitor of general law for the Interior Department's Office of the Solicitor.
April 6, 2020
AG Wants To Delay Petitioners Request For Decision On Online Signatures
Backers of four voter initiatives have gone to the Arizona Supreme Court to challenge a requirement that prohibits online signatures to be counted as valid. But, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich wants the proceedings delayed.
April 6, 2020
Trump Accepts Duceys Declaration Of Emergency
After Gov. Doug Ducey declared a major disaster in Arizona over the spread of the coronavirus, President Donald Trump accepted the governor's request. According to Ducey’s press secretary Patrick Ptak, the declaration opens up federal money to cover some of the state’s expenses.
April 6, 2020
How AZ Is Coping With Coronavirus: Checking In With Communities
Across Arizona, small communities are feeling the effect of the coronavirus pandemic and community response. KJZZ is checking in with cities and towns outside the Phoenix area to see how they are faring.
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April 6, 2020
Foundation Launches Laptop Drive To Help Valley Students
The Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation has partnered with Data Doctors, a computer repair company, and others to refurbish used laptops as part of an effort to bridge the digital divide during coronavirus school closures. The organizations asking community members to donate any used laptops they might have lying around at home.
April 6, 2020
Study Firms Up Tree Ring Timeline, Offers New Lead On Ancient Eruption
Tree rings provide a useful way to study past climates and date specific events or objects, but some eras remain fuzzy. Now, researchers from University of Arizona have developed a way to sharpen our picture of a key volcanic eruption.
April 6, 2020
Phoenix Doctors Developing 3D Printed Protective Mask
Hospitals nationwide are facing shortages of the N95 masks used to protect doctors and nurses from exposure to COVID-19. Some Arizona doctors are developing a new alternative.
April 6, 2020
AZ Sales Tax Slowdown Expected To Impact Budget
Arizona’s state budget is expected to take a huge hit amid the economic downturn caused by the pandemic. Revenue streams could decline in our state sooner than in others.
April 6, 2020
Clash Between Armed Groups Leaves 19 Dead In Northern Mexico
Authorities in the Mexican state of Chihuahua said at least 19 men died and another was injured in a confrontation between two criminal groups vying for dominance in a mountainous area near neighboring Sonora.
April 5, 2020
Police: Hospital Worker Stole $1,700 In PPE, Supplies
A custodian at Yavapai Regional Medical Center in Prescott was arrested on suspicion of stealing close to $1,700 worth of personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies from the hospital.
April 5, 2020
Mexican Constitutional Reform Expands Pension, Health Care Systems
Pensions for the elderly and disabled. School scholarships. Free health care. They’re all part of a new constitutional reform in Mexico. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced this weekend the approval of a constitutional reform to expand pension benefits and other social programs across the country.
April 5, 2020
Parks Continue To Close Amenities, But Not Open Spaces And Trails
Gov. Doug Ducey's stay-at-home order requires Arizona parks to shutter amenities like restrooms and playgrounds. But many parks are closing more areas like tennis courts, while still trying to preserve outdoor space and trails for people.
April 5, 2020
Sonora Considers Harsher Measures To Control Coronavirus Spread
On Saturday, Sonoran health experts released an extensive list of new measures they want authorities to implement throughout the state, including restricting the sale of gasoline, closing parks and plazas, and prohibiting outdoor activities.
April 5, 2020
Data Shows Arizonans Are Social Distancing
Data released by Google shows Arizonans are social distancing and staying at home much more than they were in February. Google’s COVID-19 Community Mobility Report collects location data from cellphones to create “aggregated, anonymized” information that shows movement trends across different sectors of the community.
April 5, 2020
Inside The Home Offices Of KJZZ Reporters And Staff
So many Arizonans are now working from home amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus — and KJZZ is, too! Over the past couple of weeks, KJZZ has been transitioning to a nearly all-remote staff.
April 5, 2020

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