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Nogales Asks For Temporary Produce Inspection Pause Amid Outbreak
On Friday evening, the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors and the mayor of Nogales asked federal authorities for a “temporary delay” of those inspections, according to two similar proclamations. Some fear inspectors could increase the risk of coronavirus spreading in the border community.
April 5, 2020
Some Churches Sunday Services Go Online, Drive-Through
Religious organizations are being forced to adapt to social distancing guidelines. As Easter approaches, many churches are streaming their services on social media sites. Pastor Brian Jobe says his churches in Chandler and Casa Grande will stream full services — with music — on Facebook Live and YouTube.
April 5, 2020
Arizona Department Of Corrections Releases COVID-19 Testing Data
New COVID-19 testing information for Arizona prisons has been released due to a recent federal court order. The Department of Corrections must now issue weekly reports on how many inmates in state-run prisons have been tested and the results of those tests.
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April 4, 2020
Cancer Treatment Centers Creating Cancer-Only Sites
Cancer treatments often weaken a patient's immune system, making them more susceptible to the coronavirus. Cancer Treatment Centers of America is opening its facilities to cancer patients who would otherwise be in regular hospitals -- freeing up hospital beds and keeping the cancer patients in a safer environment.
April 4, 2020
Nursing Licenses In Limbo Due To Social Distancing
As health care systems prepare for a possible influx of patients due to COVID-19, some Arizona nursing students are being told they can’t take their certification exams due to social distancing.
April 4, 2020
Department Of Corrections Changes Mask Policy For Employees
The director of the Arizona Department of Corrections has changed a policy for employees, allowing them to wear masks to work in an attempt to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus in state prisons.
April 4, 2020
Free Child Care Available For First Responders, Health Workers
Low-income Arizona parents who work as first responders, critical health care workers and essential public sector employees will have access to free child care beginning Monday. And all parents with key jobs will at least have priority access to child care at dozens of what Gov. Doug Ducey is calling “Arizona Enrichment Centers.”
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April 3, 2020
Sonoran Governor Warns Of Thousands Of Cases If Measures Aren’t Respected
In a recent meeting with a number of Sonoran mayors, Gov. Claudia Pavlovich said that total cases could exceed 60,000, with over 600 deaths.
April 3, 2020
For Mexican Produce Growers, Pandemic May Mean Short-Term Demand Surge
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended business around the world. But demand for fresh produce, much of which comes from Mexico, has surged.
April 3, 2020
Activists Skeptical Of Upcoming Sale Of Hermosillo Fields For COVID-19 Relief
Activists are protesting the sale of an outdoor sports complex in the Sonoran capital Hermosillo. But the city’s mayor says the funds are needed for coronavirus relief, among other projects.
April 3, 2020
Phoenix Rescue Mission To Host Drive-Thru Easter Event
Every year, the Phoenix Rescue Mission holds an Easter celebration for Arizona's working poor families. This year, the Mission will be distributing food and Easter baskets in a drive-through celebration.
April 3, 2020
Stanton, Gallego Urge Officials To Investigate Price Gouging PPE
Congressmen Greg Stanton and Ruben Gallego have asked the House Judiciary Committee, U.S. Attorney General, the Federal Trade Commission and the Arizona Attorney General to stamp down on price gouging of personal protective equipment worn by first responders.
April 3, 2020
Ducey Orders Hair And Nail Salons Closed
Barbershops, salons, tattoo parlors, spas, and massage businesses are no longer considered essential and must close by 5 p.m. Saturday under Gov. Doug Ducey’s new guidance.
April 3, 2020
Roosevelt Rows First Friday Goes Virtual
Roosevelt Row’s First Friday would have typically brought you artists, food and performances in downtown Phoenix tonight. But with that not an option this month due to the coronavirus, organizers have taken the monthly street festival online.
April 3, 2020
Meet Susana Distancia: Mexicos Superhero Vs. COVID-19
In an odd attempt to keep citizens protected from the coronavirus pandemic, the Mexican government launched an unique campaign on social media. And not the health authorities — not even the president — are leading it, but a superhero.
April 3, 2020
How Effective Are Government Coronavirus Updates?
Gov. Doug Ducey and Dr. Cara Christ have made regular appearances to provide information and perspectives on how the state is handling and preparing for the coronavirus pandemic's impact here.
April 3, 2020
ASU President Shares Universitys Response To Coronavirus
Attorney General Mark Brnovich discussed how Arizona State University communicated with students and modified policies.The Show caught up with ASU President Michael Crow to get his reaction and learn more about how the university is dealing with concerns of students.
April 3, 2020
DACA Recipients Await Supreme Court Ruling
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule by the end of its current term on the constitutionality of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Late last month, a filing said ending DACA during the current national emergency would be “catastrophic."
April 3, 2020
The Friday NewsCap April 3, 2020
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with former state lawmaker and the head of Copper State Consulting Stan Barnes; and former Tempe Mayor and President and CEO of Greater Phoenix Leadership Neil Giuliano.
April 3, 2020
CDC Releases 1st Report On COVID-19, Underlying Health Conditions
Reports from China and Italy suggest old age and certain underlying health conditions can raise the risk of developing more severe coronavirus symptoms. Now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released data describing such patterns in the U.S.
April 3, 2020

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