KJZZ News

Pinal County Suing Arizona Over Federal Coronavirus Relief Aid
Pinal County officials say they’re tired of waiting for the state to dole out federal coronavirus relief aid. The Pinal Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Friday to pursue litigation against Arizona.
May 16, 2020
Zoom To Open Research And Development Facility In Phoenix
The video communications company Zoom announced this week that it will open a new research and development center in Phoenix.
May 15, 2020
Doctor Recovers From Near-Fatal Bout With COVID-19
A 46-year-old Phoenix-area doctor who was not expected to survive COVID-19 has recovered following treatment at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center.
May 15, 2020
Ducey Asks Businesses To Self-Police On Safety Protocols
Gov, Doug Ducey said the future of the Arizona economy depends on how well they follow the voluntary protocols designed to prevent another outbreak of COVID-19.
May 15, 2020
Former Mayor Among 4 Dead In Sonora Shootout
The Thursday afternoon armed attack took place on the four-lane interstate on the outskirts of Magdalena, a little more than an hour's drive south of Nogales.
May 15, 2020
Diocese Of Phoenix To Slowly Resume In-Person Mass
The Diocese of Phoenix announced it will slowly resume in-person Mass services over the next several weeks - but Catholics who aren't ready to return may still worship remotely.
May 15, 2020
NAU, UA Distributing COVID-19 Relief Funds To Students
Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona have both received and started distributing money from the federal coronavirus relief package this week to eligible students. But Arizona State University said on Friday that it has yet to receive those funds.
May 15, 2020
As Third Testing Blitz Weekend Begins, AZ Still Lags Behind Other States
Gov. Doug Ducey’s stay-at-home order expires Friday. His decisions about reopening have been based on statewide COVID-19 testing data. But the state has fallen short of some of its own testing goals.
May 15, 2020
Fund To Help LGBTQ Migrants, People Of Color Also Aims To Build Solidarity
An Arizona activist group says it has launched a fund to help LGBTQ migrants and people of color pay rent and buy food during the coronavirus pandemic.
May 15, 2020
Arizona Voices Of COVID-19: Kids
The final installment of The Show's series Voices of COVID-19 turns the mics over to some people who we don’t often hear on air, but who are just as affected by this pandemic as the rest of us: kids.
May 15, 2020
AZ Sports Teams Look Into Playing Ball With Coronavirus Restrictions
KJZZ checked in with the Diamondbacks, Suns, Coyotes, Cardinals, Rising, Sun Devils and Wildcats to hear how Arizona's sports teams are planning for the future.
May 15, 2020
Abrazo Hospitals Relaxing Visitor Restrictions
Abrazo hospitals will allow surgery and emergency room patients to have one visitor — who will undergo temperature screenings and wait in a special waiting room that allows for physical distancing.
May 15, 2020
Movie Theaters Can Legally Open Saturday — But Theyll Probably Wait A While
Theater operators say they're not ready to open the doors just yet, if for no other reasons than there simply isn't anything new to throw up on the screen. But they are willing to sell you popcorn, and even bring it out to the curb for you.
May 15, 2020
For Drug Cartels, Coronavirus Is A Brand New Scenario
Businesses large and small have been deeply affected by coronavirus-related closings and cutbacks. One industry that’s also been forced to change — but is getting a lot fewer headlines — is organized crime, particularly drug cartels.
May 15, 2020
Arizonas Alamo Drafthouse Theaters File For Bankruptcy
The three East Valley theaters with full service bars and kitchens have been closed as a result of the state's COVID-19 restrictions. Their owner filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Wednesday.
May 15, 2020
Arizona Grocery Prices Increasing Due To Panic Buying
Even if you have a rewards card, expect to pay more at the grocery store for the near future. Julie Murphree with the Arizona Farm Bureau said panic buying led to a disruption in the food supply chain.
May 15, 2020
The Friday NewsCap May 15, 2020
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with Marcus Dell’Artino, a partner at First Strategic, and former congressional staffer Roy Herrera.
May 15, 2020
Navajo Nation Will Be On A Strict 57-Hour Lockdown
While some states across the country are beginning to open up, the Navajo Nation will be putting all of its residents and businesses on lockdown. All stores, including supermarkets and gas stations, will be shut down for 57 hours starting Friday at 8 p.m. inside the Navajo Nation.
May 15, 2020
Taiwan Company To Build Semiconductor Factory In AZ
Gov. Doug Ducey says a Taiwan-based maker of silicon chips plans to build an advanced semiconductor factory in Arizona, creating more than 1,600 new high-tech jobs.
May 15, 2020
Tonto National Forest Opening Several Popular Recreation Sites
On Friday, several popular Arizona recreational sites reopened to the public as Gov. Doug Ducey loosened restrictions from the COVID-19 shutdown. Tonto National Forest officials opened sites at the lower Salt River and Saguaro, Apache, Canyon and Roosevelt Lakes. On Saturday, Bartlett Lake sites also reopen.
May 15, 2020

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