KJZZ News

DHS: More Funding, Testing Machines Make It To Arizona
Some much-needed funding and equipment is making its way to Arizona to help with the more than 3,000 cases of COVID-19 reported in the state.
April 10, 2020
Map: Coronavirus Cases Reported In Arizona Prisons
KJZZ is tracking COVID-19 testing and results of inmates in Arizona prisons. There are approximately 42,000 inmates in state custody in Arizona, living in 10 state-run prisons and six private facilities. This map will be updated as information is released by the Arizona Department of Corrections.
April 10, 2020
The Arizona State Supreme Will Be Streaming Arguments
The Arizona State Supreme Court is going virtual. For the next six cases attorneys will transmit their legal arguments to the courtroom via video-conference.
April 10, 2020
U.S. Gas Prices Plummet
Gas prices across Arizona continue to drop. AAA Arizona spokesperson Aldo Vazquez says because fewer people are driving, prices will continue to drop. Vazquez says pump prices are at their lowest point since the 1990s.
April 10, 2020
Health Services Will Release COVID-19 Cases By ZIP Code
Arizonans will soon have a way to track whether the coronavirus has spread in their neighborhoods. Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ said on Sunday her office will begin posting limited, but important patient data.
April 10, 2020
Business As Unusual: Phoenix Restaurants Coping With A Crisis
The Arizona Restaurant Association says there are more than 10,000 dining establishments in state. Some are still open, many have temporarily closed and others may never reopen. Over the next few months, KJZZ will follow two Phoenix restaurants through the crisis. Meet the local owners behind two different restaurants sharing the same mission: to serve their communities.
Arizona Small Restaurants To Gov. Ducey: We Need Your Help
April 10, 2020
Ducey Wont Help Initiatives Gather Signatures Online
Gov. Doug Ducey won't use his emergency powers to help groups seeking changes in state law use an existing online service to get the signatures they need to qualify for the ballot.
April 9, 2020
Havasupai Ill Equipped To Handle COVID-19, Close Canyon
Down at the bottom of the Grand Canyon the most isolated Native American tribe in the lower 48 states lacks the resources needed to deal with a pandemic. If the small community was struck with COVID-19, tribal leaders say it would be devastating.
April 9, 2020
AZ Experiencing Positive Changes In Air Quality
Cities across the globe have seen a positive change in air quality as social distancing and self-isolation means fewer cars on the road. Arizona is one of many areas seeing a difference in pollution levels.
April 9, 2020
Chandler Company Switches Gears To Supply Ventilator-Related Drugs
The COVID-19 pandemic has driven a shortage of ventilators but also a scarcity of drugs needed for their use. A Chandler-based startup is helping to address the shortfall.
April 9, 2020
U.S. Expels Thousands Using Public Health Rule
The Trump administration has expelled thousands of people to Mexico, citing a public health risk even as unauthorized border crossings drop dramatically at the Southwest border.
April 9, 2020
Navajo President, Vice President Quarantine After Contact With COVID-19
The Navajo president and vice president have quarantined themselves after learning they came in contact with a first responder who tested positive for COVID-19. There are 488 Navajos with the coronavirus and 20 who have died from the disease.
April 9, 2020
Pac-12 Schools May Turn To Cash Reserves During Sports Shutdown
Many colleges and universities have had to shorten or delay their spring sports seasons due to the coronavirus pandemic. Many won't be able to reconcile their losses. Schools in the Pac-12, however, might be able to recoup some revenue from cash reserves.
April 9, 2020
Report Examines Whether Hiring Trained Immigrants Could Reduce Shortage Of Medical Professionals
The U.S. was already in the midst of a shortage of medical professionals. A report explores whether a bit of the challenge can be reduced by enlisting some immigrants and refugees who have undergraduate degrees in some sort of health field but aren’t holding those kinds of jobs in the U.S.
April 9, 2020
NAU Researcher: U.S. Supply Chain Holding Up
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused disruptions and changes to the nation’s supply chain. The Show spoke to Ben Ruddell, the director of the School of Informatics, Computing and Cyber Systems at Northern Arizona University, and the lead investigator on a project which monitors domestic supply chains, about his reaction to how U.S. supply chains are handling the coronavirus pandemic.
April 9, 2020
LosJones: Tiny Desert Concert
As frontman Steve Jones puts it, LosJones is a nod to both his heritage and his band family. It’s all about roots and connecting, which is fitting for a band that sings ballads about Arizona.
April 9, 2020
Valley Farms And Businesses Struggle Despite Federal Stimulus
Since the coronavirus started, many in the Valley’s restaurant community have shared the devastation they’re experiencing as their businesses have been shut down to slow the spread of the virus. However, the effects are being felt beyond their kitchens. The Show spoke to independent farmer Kate McClendon about this.
April 9, 2020
What Duceys Self-Quarantine Order Means For Travelers
Gov. Ducey wants travelers flying in from Connecticut, New Jersey and New York to self-quarantine for 14 days when they arrive in Arizona. However, his executive order applies to anyone from an area that has a "substantial community spread" of the coronavirus.
April 9, 2020
Arizona Faces $1.1 Billion Budget Deficit
A decline in state revenues due to the coronavirus, plus additional costs to the state, should leave Arizona with a $1.1 billion budget deficit by July 2021. Projections released Thursday by the Joint Legislative Budget Committee show the deficit comes even after the state uses close to $1 billion it was expected to have left over by the end of this budget year on June 30.
Ducey Won't Help Initiatives Gather Signatures Online
April 9, 2020
Arizona Notary Services Go Online Friday
Online notary services in Arizona were supposed to go into effect on July 1, but Gov. Doug Ducey moved that date to Friday. In an executive order, Ducey will allow, “remote online notarization."
April 9, 2020

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