KJZZ News

October Jobs Data Show Continued Growth In Sonora
The growth, however, came while the state was considered yellow on the national coronavirus risk scale. It was recently elevated to orange, or high risk.
Nov. 13, 2020
Hermosillo Mayor Wants City To Have Its Own COVID-19 Rating System
The push comes the same week the state went to orange from yellow on the federal coronavirus semaforo — or traffic light — system.
Nov. 13, 2020
Experts Urge Caution As COVID-19 Surges In AZ
Arizona’s Department of Health Services reports every county in the state is now seeing more than 100 new COVID-19 infections per 100,000 residents per-week — that’s one of the state’s benchmarks indicating “substantial spread” of the virus.
Free COVID-19 Saliva Testing Available Around Arizona
Nov. 13, 2020
McSally Concedes AZ Senate Race To Kelly
Sen. Martha McSally conceded the race for her seat to Democratic challenger Mark Kelly on Friday. McSally simply could not have overtaken Kelly, as she fell behind by far more votes than were left to count.
Nov. 13, 2020
Navajo Nation Builds More Broadband Towers
The Navajo Nation has built more towers to improve wireless access for students and first responders. The tribe is using federal COVID-19 relief funds for the project.
Nov. 13, 2020
Tempe Cancels Fall Festival Of The Arts
The city of Tempe says it made the difficult decision out of an abundance of caution as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Arizona.
Nov. 13, 2020
The Friday NewsCap Nov. 13, 2020
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with Lorna Romero, owner of Elevate Strategies; and attorney and former congressional staffer Roy Herrera.
Nov. 13, 2020
How Heat, Wildfires And Drought Are Changing Arizonas Wine Industry
This summer was one of the hottest on record in Arizona. The monsoon season was more of a "non-soon," and wildfires ravaged much of the state. We do have at least one great thing going for us — a burgeoning wine industry. How did all of this — the heat, no rain, wildfires — affect the state’s various wine regions this year?
Nov. 13, 2020
Arizona State-Cal Football Game Canceled
Arizona State's home game against California on Saturday has been canceled because of several positive COVID-19 tests among Arizona State's players and coaching staff, including head coach Herm Edwards.
Nov. 13, 2020
Phoenix Gallery Features Blue Exhibition Inspired By Election Season
As votes are still being counted and lawsuits being heard by judges around the country, few people would associate the election season with art of any form. But colors — and their metaphorical connection to our current politics — were at the core of how Lisa Sette came up with the new exhibition “blue” at her downtown Phoenix gallery.
Nov. 13, 2020
Survey: Americans Reluctant To Purchase Autonomous Vehicles
Valley roadways have served as the testing ground for autonomous vehicles (AVs) for some time now. And researchers from ASU, along with those at four other universities, have tried to get a sense of what people think about AVs. They conducted a survey in four cities: Phoenix; Atlanta; Tampa, Florida, and Austin, Texas.
Nov. 13, 2020
2 Metro Phoenix Art Festivals Offer Socially Distant Experiences
If you want to spend more time outside with whoever is in your quarantine bubble, the Valley’s art scene just might deliver again. Popular events like Scottsdale’s Canal Convergence and the Herberger Theatre’s Festival of the Arts are happening right now. Both have socially distanced art exhibits and live performances through Nov. 15.
Nov. 13, 2020
AAA Predicts Drop In Thanksgiving Travel Due To COVID-19
AAA predicts at most 50 million people traveling for Thanksgiving this year. Due to COVID-19, this is a 10% decrease from last year’s numbers and the largest one-year decrease on record since the Great Recession.
Nov. 13, 2020
Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Chucri Pleased With Election Process
Maricopa County has almost finished counting its ballots, and nearly 80% of all eligible county voters participated this year. County Supervisor Steve Chucri is pleased with how the election process turned out.
Nov. 13, 2020
▶ This Weeks #AZNumber Is 5.8%
#AZNumbers is a weekly segment featuring thoughts and insight into Arizona's economic news. This week's number: 5.8%. Listen to the KJZZ business block with Heather van Blokland weekdays at 6 p.m. on 91.5 FM or stream it on KJZZ.org.
Nov. 13, 2020
Arizona Republican Party Asks Maricopa County Judge To Order Review Of Overvotes
Attorneys for the Arizona Republican Party and President Donald Trump’s campaign asked a judge Thursday to order overvotes cast on Election Day in Maricopa County to be re-examined, but only if the number of overvotes identified in a specific partisan race exceeds the margin of victory.
More Arizona Election News
Nov. 13, 2020
Joe Biden Inherits Trumps Border Wall –– And Its Lawsuits
When Joe Biden takes office in January, he’ll inherit the cornerstone of Donald Trump’s legacy in the Southwest: hundreds of miles of new border wall blocking off the region’s deserts at the international boundary with Mexico.
More Fronteras Desk News
Nov. 13, 2020
Mexican Government Keeps Distance With Biden
According to several reports, President-elect Joe Biden and his staff are contacting strategic U.S. allies overseas after receiving the required 270 electoral votes. But the Mexican government wants to keep its distance.
Nov. 12, 2020
Mexico Suspends Detention Of Migrant Children
While the crisis of migrant children detained on the border remains in the United States, changes in some immigration laws in Mexico are bringing new hopes for human rights supporters, as underaged migrants will not be held in custody any more. Mexico’s immigration law is now prohibiting the holding of migrant children in detention centers.
Nov. 12, 2020
Protests In Mexico After Police Opened Fire During A Feminist Rally
2020 has been, so far, the year of women’s rights protests in Mexico. This week, the police opened fire in a rally against femicides in the coastal city of Cancún, sparking more feminists protests in Mexico.
Nov. 12, 2020

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