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Maricopa County Launches Wildfire Prevention Program
Maricopa County launches three-part campaign to prepare residents for the upcoming fire season.
April 12, 2021
Phoenix Unanimously OKs Street Signs To Honor Chavez
New signs will be coming to a major street in south Phoenix. The City Council unanimously approved adding ceremonial signs along Baseline Road to honor Cesar Chavez.
April 12, 2021
Public Comment Needed On New Supreme Court Justice
The state has 11 applicants to consider for an opening on the Arizona Supreme Court, created by the retirement of Justice Andrew Gould. Public comments can be submitted ahead of time or made in person at a public meeting on April 27.
April 11, 2021
Permanent Vaccine Site Opens In South Phoenix
The HeroZona and Equality Health Foundations have worked on pop-up vaccine distribution sites in underserved areas of the Valley. Now they’ve launched a permanent vaccine site at South Mountain Community College in south Phoenix.
April 11, 2021
New Housing For Asylum Seekers To Open In Tucson
A tent-like facility to house migrants will go up near the Tucson International Airport in the coming weeks, according to a Tucson Border Patrol official. The facility will be located between the airport and Interstate 10, and is scheduled to be completed by the beginning of May.
April 11, 2021
Extent Of Kingman Cyberattack Still Unknown
Kingman, Arizona officials continue to investigate a cyberattack that compromised the city’s computer system. It’s been six weeks since hackers wreaked havoc, and the city’s public affairs coordinator, Coleen Haines, said customers are still affected.
April 11, 2021
2 Youth Arts Organizations Partner For Swan Lake
The School of Ballet Arizona and the Phoenix Youth Symphony Orchestras have partnered up to put on performances of "Swan Lake." For many students with the arts groups, this may be their first time performing live together, dancing to live music or playing a full ballet.
April 11, 2021
Heres What Happened This Week In Arizona History
This week in 1892, Charles D. Poston filed a claim on land which he called “Hole-in-the-Rock.” The land was set aside as the Papago Saguaro National Monument in 1914 and in 1930, became Papago Park. A collection of the interesting — and sometimes unusual — events that happened this week in Arizona history.
April 11, 2021
Evacuation Notice Lifted In Area Where Fire Destroyed Homes
Authorities on Saturday lifted an evacuation notice for a south-central Arizona community where a wildfire earlier burned at least 12 homes, allowing approximately 200 residents to return home. The Pinal County Sheriff's Office said the Dudleyville area reverted to a standby status in case a new evacuation is necessary.
April 10, 2021
Q&AZ: Will Valley Metro Expand Light Rail To Power Road?
Through our Q&AZ project, one listener asked: Are there any plans to extend the light rail eastward to Power Road in Mesa?
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April 10, 2021
New Arizona Law Doesnt Ban Local Mask Mandates
All the new law says is that the governor — and state and local officials — can't order businesses to enforce those edicts about who has to be wearing a mask. That technically would be up to others, ranging from local law enforcement and state health department workers to the Department of Liquor Licenses and Control.
April 10, 2021
Q&AZ: Is Phoenix Having More Windy Days?
As part of KJZZ's Q&AZ project, one listener asked why has the number of windy days in metro Phoenix increased in recent years. April is most likely the windiest month in Arizona, although it may depend on where in Arizona you are.
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April 9, 2021
Art Street Reviving Hermosillos Scene With Saturday Shows
After closing for more than a year because of the pandemic, a street in the Sonoran capital Hermosillo known as the “Art Street” is opening back up with a series of weekend performances starting this Saturday.
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April 9, 2021
Sonoran Filmmaker’s Short Film On Indigenous Community Selected For Chicago Festival
Sonoran filmmaker Fernanda Galindo’s 15-minute film "Somos Pequeñas" about two women from the Indigenous Comcaac community in Punta Chueca, Sonora, will be screened for the first time publicly starting this weekend at the Chicago Latino Film Festival.
April 9, 2021
Health Director Expresses Uncertainty Toward COVID-19 Vaccine Passports
State health director Dr. Cara Christ is weighing in on so-called vaccine passports — documented proof of vaccination that could be required by businesses and governments.
April 9, 2021
Biden Proposes Expanding Pell Grant To DACA Students
President Joe Biden is requesting additional funding for the federal Pell grant for college students to raise the maximum award amount and expand it to recipients of the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals program.
April 9, 2021
State-Run Vaccine Site Coming To NAU
The latest state-run COVID-19 vaccination site is coming to Northern Arizona University on April 19.
April 9, 2021
Sonoran Governor Asks That More Medical Personnel Be Prioritized In Vaccine Rollout
The governor of Sonora, Arizona’s neighbor to the south, is asking that medical professionals be prioritized in Mexico’s vaccine rollout. On Friday, Mexico's president declined to say that such a plan had been rejected but did say such workers would have to wait for their vaccines.
April 9, 2021
New $8.5M Facility Planned For MCSO Animal Care Unit
Animals in the Maricopa County Sheriff Office's Animal Safe Haven Unit (MASH) will be kept in a new, improved facility after years of living in poor conditions. This new facility will cost approximately $8.5 million which will be raised by private donations, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.
April 9, 2021
To Encourage Vaccinations Among Older Mexicans, AMLO To Take Dose Publicly
Mexico’s president said he’ll soon take his coronavirus vaccine dose publicly to aid the current effort to inoculate older people. The announcement comes shortly after a new daily administered dose record of roughly 530,000 was set.
April 9, 2021

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