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Department Of Corrections Changes Mask Policy For Employees
The director of the Arizona Department of Corrections has changed a policy for employees, allowing them to wear masks to work in an attempt to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus in state prisons.
April 4, 2020
Free Child Care Available For First Responders, Health Workers
Low-income Arizona parents who work as first responders, critical health care workers and essential public sector employees will have access to free child care beginning Monday. And all parents with key jobs will at least have priority access to child care at dozens of what Gov. Doug Ducey is calling “Arizona Enrichment Centers.”
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April 3, 2020
Sonoran Governor Warns Of Thousands Of Cases If Measures Aren’t Respected
In a recent meeting with a number of Sonoran mayors, Gov. Claudia Pavlovich said that total cases could exceed 60,000, with over 600 deaths.
April 3, 2020
For Mexican Produce Growers, Pandemic May Mean Short-Term Demand Surge
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended business around the world. But demand for fresh produce, much of which comes from Mexico, has surged.
April 3, 2020
Activists Skeptical Of Upcoming Sale Of Hermosillo Fields For COVID-19 Relief
Activists are protesting the sale of an outdoor sports complex in the Sonoran capital Hermosillo. But the city’s mayor says the funds are needed for coronavirus relief, among other projects.
April 3, 2020
Phoenix Rescue Mission To Host Drive-Thru Easter Event
Every year, the Phoenix Rescue Mission holds an Easter celebration for Arizona's working poor families. This year, the Mission will be distributing food and Easter baskets in a drive-through celebration.
April 3, 2020
Stanton, Gallego Urge Officials To Investigate Price Gouging PPE
Congressmen Greg Stanton and Ruben Gallego have asked the House Judiciary Committee, U.S. Attorney General, the Federal Trade Commission and the Arizona Attorney General to stamp down on price gouging of personal protective equipment worn by first responders.
April 3, 2020
Ducey Orders Hair And Nail Salons Closed
Barbershops, salons, tattoo parlors, spas, and massage businesses are no longer considered essential and must close by 5 p.m. Saturday under Gov. Doug Ducey’s new guidance.
April 3, 2020
Roosevelt Rows First Friday Goes Virtual
Roosevelt Row’s First Friday would have typically brought you artists, food and performances in downtown Phoenix tonight. But with that not an option this month due to the coronavirus, organizers have taken the monthly street festival online.
April 3, 2020
Meet Susana Distancia: Mexicos Superhero Vs. COVID-19
In an odd attempt to keep citizens protected from the coronavirus pandemic, the Mexican government launched an unique campaign on social media. And not the health authorities — not even the president — are leading it, but a superhero.
April 3, 2020
How Effective Are Government Coronavirus Updates?
Gov. Doug Ducey and Dr. Cara Christ have made regular appearances to provide information and perspectives on how the state is handling and preparing for the coronavirus pandemic's impact here.
April 3, 2020
ASU President Shares Universitys Response To Coronavirus
Attorney General Mark Brnovich discussed how Arizona State University communicated with students and modified policies.The Show caught up with ASU President Michael Crow to get his reaction and learn more about how the university is dealing with concerns of students.
April 3, 2020
DACA Recipients Await Supreme Court Ruling
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule by the end of its current term on the constitutionality of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Late last month, a filing said ending DACA during the current national emergency would be “catastrophic."
April 3, 2020
The Friday NewsCap April 3, 2020
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with former state lawmaker and the head of Copper State Consulting Stan Barnes; and former Tempe Mayor and President and CEO of Greater Phoenix Leadership Neil Giuliano.
April 3, 2020
CDC Releases 1st Report On COVID-19, Underlying Health Conditions
Reports from China and Italy suggest old age and certain underlying health conditions can raise the risk of developing more severe coronavirus symptoms. Now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released data describing such patterns in the U.S.
April 3, 2020
AZ Department Of Revenue Further Limiting Services At Mesa Office
The tax office usually sees about 400 customers per day in a normal year — but due to social distancing, the Mesa office was seeing about one to two customers a day. The office is transitioning to a drop-box service only.
April 3, 2020
Gas Prices Drop Below $2.50 In Arizona
As more Arizonans stay home to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, demand for gas also continues to drop. The average price per gallon in the state has dropped 11 cents since last week. It now sits at $2.42.
April 3, 2020
How Almost A Virtual Shutdown Will Impact The Phoenix Budget
Phoenix leaders were told to toss out the trial budget they received and start all over. Just three weeks ago, the city had a surplus of $28 million. Today, the city is facing a deficit that’s nearly that much — and maybe even more.
April 3, 2020
COVID-19 Patients Who Want Hydroxychloroquine Need Prescription
In the latest executive order by the governor, only Arizonans with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 and a doctor's prescription can legally get their hands on the drug hydroxychloroquine — and even then only 14 doses at a time. The drug has become increasingly scarce.
April 3, 2020
Phoenix Parks Add Closures And Easter Weekend Restrictions
Phoenix will keep its hiking trails open but major changes are coming to city parks.
April 3, 2020

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