KJZZ News

St. Lukes Hospital To Reopen For Coronavirus Patients
The shuttered St. Luke’s Hospital in Phoenix will be re-fashioned to host 340 beds for intensive care patients. The hospital had closed in November.
March 31, 2020
Valley Metro Temporarily Reduces Bus Services
Valley Metro’s RAPID and Express commuter bus lines will reduce operations starting April 6. The transit service reports dramatically reduced ridership as workers stay home during the coronavirus pandemic.
March 31, 2020
List Of Free Education Resources For Students, Teachers
Arizona school buildings are closes for the remainder of the school year, but many students will continue learning from home. Many educational resources are offering free access for families and teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is a list of free educational resources available.
March 31, 2020
AZ Unemployment Claims Skyrocket To Over 88,000
Unemployment claims in Arizona have nearly tripled in one week. The state Department of Economic Security has seen exponential growth since the coronavirus hit hard in March.
March 31, 2020
The Takeaway: COVID-19 Postpones Olympics — Should The IOC Be Abolished?
The International Olympic Committee has finally decided on a new start date, July 23, 2021. Here's what the IOC’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic tells us about the organization’s failures and its future.
March 31, 2020
WATCH: White House Coronavirus Briefing
Watch the latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic, including regular White House briefings. Video is scheduled to go live around 2 p.m. Arizona time daily.
March 31, 2020
Arizona Economist: We Are In Recession Already
Speaking at a webinar hosted by the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, a top-health care officials said Arizona still doesn’t have enough coronavirus tests and a local economist said financial pain caused by the pandemic will likely last longer than optimistic projections.
March 31, 2020
University Of Arizona To Let Med Students Graduate Early
University of Arizona medical students who want to join the front lines of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic can ask to graduate early. The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix announced it is offering eligible fourth-year students the chance to graduate before mid-May
March 31, 2020
Phoenix, Tempe Close Park Playgrounds, Sports Courts
Phoenix and Tempe have joined Mesa and Gilbert by closing city park amenities. On Monday, the Phoenix City Council voted to close playgrounds, fitness stations and basketball and volleyball courts.
March 31, 2020
How Coronavirus Is Impacting Communities Across AZ
Across Arizona, small communities are feeling the effect of the coronavirus pandemic and community response. KJZZ checked in with cities and towns outside the Phoenix area to see how they are faring.
March 31, 2020
In Arizona Border Cities, Pandemic Presents Unique Challenges
Arizonans are feeling the effects of the global coronavirus pandemic in every corner of the state. But on the border with Mexico, communities with long histories of binational trade and cultural exchange are seeing unique impacts.
March 31, 2020
24 Tucson Nursing Home Residents Test Positive For The Coronavirus
A long-term care facility in Tucson has confirmed that 24 of its residents and three employees have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. In a statement, Sapphire of Tucson confirmed that two dozen of the facility’s 180 residents tested positive.
March 30, 2020
Maricopa County Sheriff Concerned Over Plan To Suspend Inmate Transfers To State Prisons
The Arizona Department of Corrections announced a plan Monday to suspend sending people convicted of crimes from county jails to state prisons to mitigate the risks posed by the coronavirus. But the sheriff of Maricopa County says he did not sign on to the plan and is concerned about its implementation.
March 30, 2020
Rural AZ Communities Getting Creative To Care For Older Arizonans
Parker, Arizona, is a small town along the Colorado River. Many of Parker’s residents are over the age of 65, and some rely on the kindness of volunteers for things like food and personal care. And the organizations who support them are adapting to meet their needs during the coronavirus pandemic.
March 30, 2020
Arizona Newspapers Face Furloughs, Layoffs
COVID-19 is creating news around-the-clock in recent weeks. Even so, the economic impact of the pandemic is taking a toll on Valley newspapers.
March 30, 2020
Mexican President Greets El Chapos Mother Ignoring Pandemic Rules
Mexico’s president has been criticized after constantly ignoring instructions from his own government to face the coronavirus pandemic. And on Sunday, he broke the isolation and social distancing rules again — this time with the mother of a notorious drug lord.
March 30, 2020
Arizona Gov. Ducey Issues Stay-At-Home Order Effective Tuesday
Gov. Doug Ducey has issued an executive order asking Arizona residents to stay at home. The stay-at-home order goes into effect Tuesday at 5 p.m and will remain in effect until at least April 30.
AZ Schools Closed For Remainder Of School Year
March 30, 2020
Former ASU Quarterback Holds Balcony Opera Concerts In Spain
Gus Farwell was Jake Plummer’s backup quarterback in 1996. He’s been posting balcony concerts every day on Twitter and Youtube with little messages of encouragement to stay safe and healthy.
March 30, 2020
Special Education Students Lose Resources As Schools Move Online
The COVID-19 pandemic saw schools around the nation temporarily closing their doors and sending students online. However, students with a wide variety of special education needs may have lost access to specialists, mentors and educational devices as a result of school closures, and there is not yet clarity about when that could change.
March 30, 2020
Brennan Center: $400 Million Not Enough For Election Officials
As part of the $2 trillion stimulus package Congress approved last week to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, lawmakers allocated $400 million to election officials across the country, to start preparing for the November elections.
March 30, 2020

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