KJZZ News

COVID-19 Precautions Clear Protesters From Sonoran Toll Booths
Sonoran toll booths have been indefinitely shut down by protesters for nearly two years now. But travelers should expect to start paying tolls again as protesters leave to adhere to coronavirus distancing measures.
March 20, 2020
Hermosillo Ford Plant To Shutter 10 Days For Cleaning
The Ford Motor factory in Hermosillo, Sonora, is shutting down temporarily for a deep cleaning to protect workers from the coronavirus. After reopening, the number of shifts will halve to one.
March 20, 2020
Banner Health Blocks Most Visitors From All Locations
Banner Health has banned most visitors at its locations just a day after implementing hospital restrictions aimed at preventing spread of the coronavirus.
March 20, 2020
Ducey Urges Calm At Grocery Stores, Buying Only What You Need
Gov. Doug Ducey urged calm at grocery stores as the state takes more significant measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
March 20, 2020
ASU Economics Professor Explains How Oil Price Drop Affects The U.S.
The extended reach of coronavirus, a battle for market share between Russia and Saudi Arabia, and reduced demand have sent the price of oil plunging. To talk more about that is Bart Hobijn, professor of economics at ASU.
March 20, 2020
Glenn Hamer: Duceys Coronavirus Response Just Right
Gov. Doug Ducey closed bars, movie theaters and gyms in Arizona counties affected by the coronavirus. His order leaves a great deal of uncertainty for the business community.
March 20, 2020
President Michael Crow Explains ASU Moving Classes Online
In an email to the ASU community, President Michael Crow announced that in-person classes will be moved online "wherever possible" and most public events are also suspended.
March 20, 2020
The Friday NewsCap March 20, 2020
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with Paul Bentz of HighGround and Julie Erfle, communications consultant at Erfle Uncuffed.
March 20, 2020
AZ National Guard Adds Logitistics Expertise To Coronavirus Response
The head of the Arizona National Guard says it has the ability to manage large-scale logistics, deliver things in bulk and get them to the most rural parts of the state. Gov. Doug Ducey has called up the military force to ensure Arizonans have access to food during the coronavirus pandemic.
March 20, 2020
Emergency Budget Plans Stall In Arizona House
Efforts to enact a no-growth budget to keep the state running in the face of COVID-19 hit a wall late Thursday.
March 20, 2020
AZ Legislature Considers Changes To Unemployment Eligibility
State lawmakers were working to change the definition of "unemployed" now that thousands of Arizonans are out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic. This would make unemployment benefits easier to collect for someone furloughed or quarantined.
March 20, 2020
ADC Sells Prison Toilet Paper To Employees At Cost
Members of a private Facebook group for Arizona Correctional Officers say the Department of Corrections is selling prison toilet paper to employees at cost during a pandemic that has caused shortages of personal hygiene products.
March 20, 2020
Arizona Doctor Explains Coronavirus Study
A sobering report from Imperial College London is believed to have elevated the federal government’s response to the coronavirus crisis. The report said the pandemic could kill more than 1 million Americans. And that’s even if the sick get isolated, people are home-quarantined, and seniors practice social distancing.
March 20, 2020
Schools Proposal Lifts Minimum Days Requirements
Arizona's House and Senate voted unanimously on Thursday evening to take the pressure off public schools worried about making up lost days amid the coronavirus pandemic.
March 20, 2020
First Coronavirus-Related Death In Mexico Raises More Concerns
Just like in the United States, many in Mexico are concerned with their government’s strategy to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. On Wednesday, Mexico’s health authorities confirmed the country’s first coronavirus-related death. And the fatality is raising more concerns about the Mexican government’s preparation — and the transparency of its efforts.
Get The Latest News On The Coronavirus
March 20, 2020
COVID-19 Testing Hard To Come By Both Nationally And In Arizona
People everywhere want to know if they are infected with the coronavirus. And testing in the United States isn’t able to keep up with demand. As a result, hospitals are not giving them to everyone who wants one. That goes for Arizona as well.
Get The Latest News On The Coronavirus
March 20, 2020
U.S. And Mexico To Shutter Border
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that he and his Mexico counterpart Marcelo Ebrard had been working on a series of travel restrictions that would bar non-essential travel but allow trade between both countries to continue.
March 19, 2020
ACLU Calls For Immediate Release Of Vulnerable Populations In Detention
The ACLU of Arizona is asking state and county officials to take steps to reduce the number of people in jails and prisons as the coronavirus pandemic spreads.
March 19, 2020
Flights Diverted To Phoenix Over Las Vegas Coronavirus Case
An air traffic controller in Las Vegas presumptively tested positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday, impacing Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. Eleven flights bound for McCarran International Airport were diverted to Phoenix last night while the air traffic control tower in Las Vegas was temporarily closed.
March 19, 2020
Arizona Gov. Ducey Calls Up National Guard
Gov. Doug Ducey says Arizona is ramping up its effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus. In a series of tweets, Ducey said he’s calling up the National Guard to help grocery stores and food banks where the pandemic has led to spikes in demand. Restaurants in counties with confirmed cases of COVID-19 can only offer takeout.
March 19, 2020

Pages