KJZZ News

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
Arizona House OKs Virus Liability Shield For Businesses
The Arizona House voted Thursday to give businesses sweeping protections from lawsuits if their customers or employees get sick from the coronavirus and to eliminate criminal penalties for violating the governor's public-health orders.
May 22, 2020
This Weeks #AZNumber: 300 And Big Rigs A Rollin’
#AZNumbers is a weekly segment featuring thoughts and insight into Arizona's economic news. This week's number: 300. 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.
May 22, 2020
How A Post-WWII Friendship Between Sister Cities Provides Relief During The Pandemic
President Trump has been threatening to pull out of the World Health Organization this week, claiming the U.S. is unfairly shouldering an economic burden of the coronavirus crisis he says should be carried by China. But a city in China is actually responsible for supplying some Phoenix first responders with its protective gear.
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May 22, 2020
Yuma Correctional Officers To Be Tested For COVID-19
Following a recent outbreak at the state prison in Yuma, the Arizona Department of Corrections will test more than 900 correctional officers for COVID-19. The pending tests represent the largest commitment the department has made to screening for the disease since the beginning of the pandemic.
May 21, 2020
Poll: 40% Of Arizonans Facing Struggles Since Start of Pandemic
A new poll from ASU’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy and the Arizona Republic found that about 40% of Arizonans are struggling from impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.
May 21, 2020
Initiative Allows Alcohol Consumption In Chandler Park
Bars and restaurants throughout the state are reopening but still operating with social-distancing restrictions. The city of Chandler is providing more elbow room for customers hoping to enjoy an alcoholic beverage.
May 21, 2020
After Northern Sonora Violence, Security Forces Make Multiple Arrests
High-powered weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition were also seized, along with vehicles.
May 21, 2020
Hermosillo Celebrates Founding With Virtual Fiestas Del Pitic This Year
Every May for the last 18 years, the capital city of neighboring Sonora, Mexico, has celebrated the anniversary of its founding with a cultural festival. In the face of the coronavirus pandemic this year, the festivities have moved online.
May 21, 2020
Q&AZ: Are AZ Bats Disease Reservoirs?
The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 likely originated in bats, as did its cousins, which caused the MERS and SARS epidemics. One KJZZ listener wanted to know if bats in Arizona pose a risk.
May 21, 2020
Arizonans To Benefit From $550M Predatory Auto Loan Settlement
More than 12,000 Arizonans are expected to benefit from a settlement over subprime auto loans.
May 21, 2020

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