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UA Still Offering Antibody Tests; Initial Demand Underwhelming
The University of Arizona’s program to test 250,000 people for COVID-19 antibodies hasn't gotten the public demand that was expected. Instead, only about 50,000 people have been tested, including students and faculty who were given first priority.
Dec. 31, 2020
Maricopa County Steps Up COVID-19 Vaccination Program
Maricopa County hopes to vaccinate more than 50,000 front line health care workers for coronavirus by the end of this week. After a rocky start, the county’s stations are operating at full capacity.
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Dec. 31, 2020
Ducey Order Aimed At Speeding Up Vaccine Distribution
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has issued an order that aims to streamline COVID-19 vaccinations and grow the number of places where people can get doses. The order was issued as the state health director announced that less than 20% of doses already sent to Arizona had been administered so far.
Dec. 31, 2020
Phoenix Offers Free Rapid COVID-19 Testing In January
The city of Phoenix will offer free coronavirus testing in a variety of locations to kick off the new year. The city has tested thousands of people through its mobile testing van since August.
Dec. 31, 2020
Scottsdale Fire Department Urges Caution With Fireworks
While many Arizonans will be ringing in 2021 with celebratory fireworks, the Scottsdale Fire Department urges caution while ushering in the new year. Michael Bolinger, a paramedic and captain of the Scottsdale Fire Department, says reckless or improper use of fireworks can lead to brush fires.
Dec. 31, 2020
LaBaer: Arizona Again A COVID-19 Hotspot In Western U.S.
The COVID-19 pandemic has seen a significant spike in cases and hospitalizations recently in Arizona, and as a result, the state has once again emerged as one of the top hotspots in the west coast of the United States.
Dec. 30, 2020
Inspection At Phoenix Airport Leads To More Than 200K Fake N95 Masks
Federal authorities say the search of a shipment to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has led to the seizure of more than 200,00 counterfeit masks. The fake N95 face coverings were supposed to go to medical workers across the country.
Dec. 30, 2020
Second Round Of COVID-19 Testing Planned For Arizona Prisons
Inmates housed in Arizona’s prison system will soon see a second round of COVID-19 testing. Rapid virus tests will be available for prison employees as needed.
Dec. 30, 2020
Looking Back On KJZZs Most-Viewed Stories Of 2020
The KJZZ News team has spent the past year — and what a year it's been — reporting on breaking news, COVID-19, business, science, the border and more around the state. Here is a look back at the five most-viewed stories on KJZZ.org in 2020.
Dec. 30, 2020
Year In Review: The Must-See Films Of 2020
As 2020 winds down, The Show senior producer and independent film critic Kaely Monahan reflects on this year in film.
Dec. 30, 2020
Valley Metro To Expand Light Rail
The pandemic has dramatically affected how — and how many of us — use public transit. Buses and light rail vehicles in the Valley that were typically full during morning and afternoon rush hours have seen significant drops in ridership. In the midst of that shift, though, Valley Metro’s light rail line is going to receive more than half a billion dollars to help fund expansion and keep light rail at the center of area transit.
Dec. 30, 2020
Nogales School Superintendent: Remote Learning To Continue
In the first semester of the school year, the Nogales Unified School District had 5,500 students learning online and provided about 2,000 Wi-Fi hotspots to families that requested them. In June, The Show spoke with the district’s superintendent, Fernando Parra. The Show spoke with him again recently for a check-in on how students and teachers are doing.
Dec. 30, 2020
ASU Program Aims To Educate, Train Kids In Cybersecurity
Arizona State University's Cybersecurity Education Consortium has stepped in the effort to train kids as young as middle school-age in cybersecurity. Estimates indicate the country has several hundred thousand unfilled jobs in the realm of cybersecurity.
Dec. 30, 2020
Valleywise Doctor: More Than Two-Thirds In ICU Have COVID-19
Hospitals have been struggling to keep up with the state’s latest COVID-19 surge as bed capacity is being pushed to the limits. This week, area hospitals began diverting ambulances to other facilities and turning down transfers from other hospitals. Dr. Michael White is the chief clinical officer with Valleywise Health, and he spoke with The Show to describe what he’s seeing in their medical centers.
Dec. 30, 2020
Arizona Urgent Care Facilities See Increased Demand
As coronavirus cases surge in the state, hospital ICUs are being inundated by COVID-19 patients. Another residual effect of these spiking COVID-19 numbers on our health care system is the massive demand we’re seeing at urgent care facilities here as people turn to them instead of emergency rooms.
Dec. 30, 2020
APS To Expand Discount, Waiver Policies To Help Customers During Pandemic
Arizona Public Service has made changes to its eligibility and discount rules over the past year to help accommodate more customers who are affected by the pandemic. Now most of those changes will continue into 2021.
Dec. 30, 2020
Navajo Nation President Will Get Vaccine During Virtual Town Hall
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez says those 75 and older, as well as teachers, will be among the next eligible group to get the vaccine. Nez plans to set the example by getting the vaccine during Thursday’s virtual town hall meeting.
Dec. 30, 2020
Helping Navajo Elders, Homeless Flagstaff Residents Survive The Northern Arizona Winter
It’s the holiday season in northern Arizona, and so far, there hasn’t been a lot of snow. But nights are cold. From Flagstaff to remote stretches of the Navajo Nation, winter can be hard for the poor and the elderly. Fortunately, there are people who want to help.
Dec. 30, 2020
Fundraiser For Legislative Democrats Goes Virtual
A fundraiser for Democratic lawmakers that was scheduled to take place in person is going digital. The event is one of many that will be held during “hell week,” a mad dash of fundraisers before the next legislative session begins.
Dec. 30, 2020
Police Seek Public Input In Cold Case Arrest
Two Arizona police departments and the FBI are asking for the public’s help in finding victims of a sexual assault and homicide suspect. Phoenix and Peoria police say that Lance David Ray kidnapped and sexually assaulted two young men about 20 years ago.
Dec. 30, 2020

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