KJZZ News

Grand Canyon Relaxes Some Restrictions For Memorial Day Weekend
While the visitors center and hotels remain closed, visitors to Grand Canyon National Park can access some trails and lookout points this weekend. Visitors can enter the park between 4 a.m. and 10 a.m. — and stay until sunset, if they wish.
Kactus Kickers' Grand Canyon Memorial Day Hiking Tradition Canceled
May 23, 2020
Sonora Hospitals At 60% Capacity, Raising Concerns
COVID-19 patients in Sonora, Arizona’s neighbor to the south, are putting more pressure on hospitals. Restrictions could remain in place if that rate increases, according to a state health official.
May 22, 2020
AZ Researcher, Lawmaker Call For State Unemployment Reform
A local non-partisan think tank says Arizona has until August to fix its unemployment system, or people out-of-work due to the coronavirus face economic devastation.
May 22, 2020
UNICEF: U.S. Has Sent Back 1,000 Migrant Kids Since Coronavirus Hit
The United Nations arm that focuses on children says since early March, the United States has sent back at least 1,000 migrant children who came to the border alone. Now the coronavirus is making life more dangerous for them back in Mexico and Central America.
May 22, 2020
Analysts: Mexicos Fiscal Response To COVID-19 Is Poor
Mexico’s federal fiscal response to the coronavirus pandemic follows the president’s austerity plans. But analysts fear that the lack of stimulus and relief packages might create a backlash against the country’s economy.
May 22, 2020
Veterans Can Get A Free COVID-19 Antibody Test Saturday
Veterans with valid ID can get a free coronavirus antibody test at the Nancy Perry Productions Car Show in Glendale on Saturday. The test can identify whether or not you have coronavirus antibodies in your system.
May 22, 2020
Study: Maricopa County Eviction Judges Rarely Rule In Tenants Favor
The William E. Morris Institute for Justice first studied Arizona evictions in 2005. Fifteen years later, the institute finds many issues persist in the state’s eviction courts.
May 22, 2020
Arizona House Adjourns; Senate Plans Return To Capitol
The Arizona Senate may have voted to end their legislative session two weeks ago, but Senate President Karen Fann is calling them back to the Capitol for one more round.
May 22, 2020
What Exactly Does Sine Die Mean?
As Arizona's legislative session ends, there's a Latin phrase on the tip of a lot of people's tongues today. But what does sine die actually mean, and are we even saying it right?
May 22, 2020
Sen. Sinema: Science Should Guide COVID-19 Response
Congressional Democrats approved another COVID-19 relief package last week, but it’s not likely to go much further. The HEROES Act would allocate another $3 trillion in aid as Republicans call for a hold on any additional aid.
May 22, 2020
How Do You Encourage Arizonans To Travel Again Safely?
As we head into Memorial Day weekend, and as the state reopens, we might see a lot more Arizonans hitting on the road. It could be a much-needed boost for the state’s decimated tourism industry. But, how do you encourage Arizonans to travel again safely?
May 22, 2020
AZ House Passes Bill To Limit COVID-19 Lawsuits, Ends Session
The Arizona House wrapped up its work for this year’s regular session Thursday. As expected, lawmakers approved a bill to limit the liability of businesses, churches and others in COVID-19 related lawsuits. That vote came along party lines, with Republicans in favor and Democrats opposed.
May 22, 2020
Grand Canyon Hiking Tradition Canceled Because Of The Coronavirus
A group of Arizona hikers known as the Kactus Kickers would have been on their way to the Grand Canyon on Friday to embark on their signature Memorial Day weekend hike: a 24-mile trek from the South Rim to the North Rim.
May 22, 2020
Culdesac Tempe Claims To Be First Post-Car Development
Culdesac Tempe, a $140 million development project at Apache Boulevard and the Loop 101, will have homes, retail and community spaces, among other things — but it will not have any residential parking.
May 22, 2020
The Friday NewsCap May 22, 2020
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with Stan Barnes of Copper State Consulting and Julie Erfle of Erfle Uncuffed.
May 22, 2020
Phoenix Municipal Court To Require Masks For Employees, Visitors
Effective June 1, all visitors, judges, attorneys and staff will be required to wear a face mask or face covering inside the Phoenix Municipal Court.
May 22, 2020
Playing Animal Crossing? Download KJZZ Clothes, Items
For gamers stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic, one of the highlights has been Nintendo's "Animal Crossing: New Horizons." We're joining in the fun with KJZZ items you can download and share.
May 22, 2020
Christ: Assisted Living Facilities Will Eventually Be Tested
Arizona is testing residents and staff at state's 147 medicare-and-medicaid certified nursing facilities, but what about the 2,500 assisted living facilities?
May 22, 2020
Long-Term Care Facility Glencroft Releases Daily COVID-19 Numbers
Earlier this week, the long-term care community of Glencroft made the decision to release its COVID-19 data on a daily basis. It’s one of the only long-term care facilities to do so.
May 22, 2020
Sen. Martin Quezada Has Another Experience With Gun Violence
For many, Sen. Martin Quezada’s tweet of an “armed terrorist” at Westgate Entertainment District alerted them to an active shooter in Glendale. It was the Glendale Democrat’s second brush with gun violence, though this circumstance came closer to home.
May 22, 2020

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