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Phoenix Mother Of 5 Worries School Closure Will Hurt Her Financially
The Alhambra Elementary School District announced Thursday afternoon that it’s closing all of its schools starting Monday until further notice in response to the global coronavirus outbreak. One Phoenix mother has two childcare choices: hire an expensive sitter or take time off work. She said both will hurt her finances.
March 13, 2020
Uproar Over Mailing Of Primary Ballots In Maricopa County
As polling places in nursing homes, senior centers, and schools close over coronavirus fears, the Maricopa County Recorders Office is sending mail-in ballots to all voters, regardless of whether or not they're on the early voting list. Attorney General Mark Brnovich has filed a lawsuit and sought a temporary restraining order to keep the Recorder's Office from mailing out ballots.
March 13, 2020
How Coronavirus Could Affect Phoenix Spending On Police, Fire, Parks
The coronavirus outbreak and economic uncertainty is creating challenges for local governments as they plan their budgets. Going into the next fiscal year that starts July 1, Phoenix has a general fund surplus of about $28 million.
March 13, 2020
Artificial Intelligence Jobs Gaining Steam In Arizona
A new study from ZipRecruiter shows that just four states dominate the Artificial Intelligence industry right now: California, Washington, New York and Massachusetts. But the same study shows AI jobs are picking up steam in five other states — including right here in Arizona. For that perspective, The Show talked with Alexi Venneri, CEO of Digital Air Strike.
March 13, 2020
Cosanti Foundation Now Offering Tours Of Dome House
Picture this: A glass dome house in the desert. It’s an unlikely concept that came to life in 1949, born from the minds of Paolo Soleri and Mark Mills. In the years since, not many people have had the chance to tour it. But now, the Cosanti Foundation is partnering with Modern Phoenix to offer a few tours of the property, which has beguiled architects for decades.
March 13, 2020
UA Researcher Talks About Mini Moon Discovery
Last month, earthlings were introduced to a new neighbor — affectionately dubbed “mini-moon” — the unregistered object was detected by two researchers, including Kacper Wierzchos of the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory’s Catalina Sky Survey in Tucson. Mini moon 2020 CD-3 has already drifted out of orbit. Wierzchos about the mini moon.
March 13, 2020
GCU Fires Mens Basketball Coach Dan Majerle
As pro sports leagues and the NCAA announced plans to suspend their seasons, the industry came to a rapid halt. That didn’t stop Grand Canyon University from making a personnel change, the firing of head men’s basketball coach Dan Majerle, former Phoenix Suns star. Brad Cesmat, CEO of Sports360 AZ and longtime Valley sportscaster, joined The Show to talk about the move.
March 13, 2020
What Does It Mean To Self-Quarantine, And How Are People Handling It?
As the coronavirus — and concerns about it — continue to spread, a number of people who may have been exposed to the virus have said they were going to self-quarantine. To talk through how people are handling this, The Show talked with Dr. Cecilia Rosales with the University of Arizona College of Public Health. She's also the associate dean for the Phoenix campus.
March 13, 2020
5 Soldiers Dance Performance Deals With Modern Warfare
Artists in every field usually believe they were born to do what they do — from writing to the visual arts to music. That certainly applies to dancer Rosie Kay, and she felt it in the strongest way when she was injured during a performance. Kay is in the Phoenix area for a Mesa Arts Center performance of her piece "5 Soldiers," which came about in part because of her injury and led to a dance about modern warfare.
March 13, 2020
Economist Discusses Impacts Coronavirus Could Have
Gov. Doug Ducey this week acknowledged the virus is having an effect on the economy but told reporters Arizona is in a better financial position to handle it than it has been in years. To talk more about the potential impact on the budget is economist Jim Rounds.
March 13, 2020
How Will AZs Hospitality Industry Be Affected By Cancellations?
As every industry across the country prepares for the economic impact of the coronavirus, leaders in the region’s hospitality sector are bracing for an especially hard hit. To discuss the anticipated impact and how the region’s hospitality industry, The Show spoke with Debbie Johnson, executive director of the Arizona Office of Tourism.
March 13, 2020
The Friday NewsCap March 13, 2020
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. Emily Ryan of Copper State Consulting and Roy Herrera, attorney and former congressional staffer, joined The Show to talk about the impact of the coronavirus, Arizona’s U.S. Senate race and more.
March 13, 2020
WATCH: Trump Press Conference Regarding The Coronavirus
President Donald Trump is giving a press conference regarding coronavirus at the White House Rose Garden. Watch live.
March 13, 2020
School Voucher Bill For Navajo Students Now Goes To Ducey
The Arizona House has approved a measure that slightly increases the reach of the state’s school voucher program. Supporters say it’s a permanent fix for an issue that came up last year when the state realized some children on the Navajo Nation were illegally using vouchers to attend a private school in New Mexico.
March 13, 2020
List Of Arizona School Closures
Schools around Arizona have announced they would close because of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. Here's a list of confirmed closures. Check back for updates. If you know of a school closure, email [email protected] or reach out on Twitter @kjzzphoenix.
March 13, 2020
Coronavirus Concerns Spur Some Arizona Schools To Plan Closures
Despite the governor’s decision for schools to remain open, four large school districts in metro Phoenix announced late Thursday that they would shut down because of the new coronavirus. Widespread shutdowns were not necessary at this point because there isn't a broad spread of the virus, said Jessica Rigler, assistant director at the state Department of Health Services.
List Of Arizona School Closures
March 13, 2020
High School Seniors Get Hands-On Nursing Training
A group of Phoenix high school seniors are getting a different kind of education. They’re training to become certified nursing assistants. CNAs typically provide hands-on care to older adults living in long term care facilities. The work is tough but for these students, it’s also an opportunity.
March 13, 2020
Word S3 E4: Intl Womens HERstory Month 2020
We celebrate International Women’s HERstory Month with some influential Arizona writers and readers.
March 13, 2020
Major League Baseball Cancels Spring Training
A day after the NBA abruptly suspended its season, other major sports leagues followed suit, and the NCAA even canceled its annual March Madness basketball tournament. On Thursday morning, some spring training games were canceled due to rain. Hours later, Major League Baseball made it permanent: spring training is over.
March 12, 2020
More Arizona Colleges Canceling In-Person Classes
Northern Arizona University became the latest school to respond to the coronavirus by canceling in-person classes wherever possible.
March 12, 2020

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