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Opposition Ready To Convince Voters To Say No To Legalizing Recreational Marijuana
An initiative to ask Arizonans to legalize recreational marijuana is still working to qualify for the 2020 ballot, but the opposition is already gearing up to convince voters they should say no — again.The Show spoke more about it with Lisa James, chairwoman of Arizonans for Health and Public Safety.
March 18, 2020
Under Pressure From Federal Judge, AZ Changes Prison Health Care Policies
Under pressure from a federal judge, the Arizona Department of Corrections has changed some of its policies related to health care in state prisons.
March 18, 2020
List Of Resources For Seniors Amid The Coronavirus Outbreak
For a lot of older adults, isolation was a concern long before the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. If you are an Arizona senior who’s home alone, or you know of one, here are some resources that might help.
March 18, 2020
Joe Biden Wins Arizona Democratic Primary
Joe Biden won the Arizona Democratic primary after the state pressed ahead with its election in the shadow of the coronavirus outbreak that has crippled parts of the nation.
Arizona Democratic PPE Updates
March 17, 2020
How Rural Arizona Towns Are Reacting To The Virus
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 17, 2020
Voter Info Accidentally Released To Counties, Parties
Information about some “protected” voters was accidentally provided to counties, and by extension, political parties, during Arizona’s early voting period. Political parties often request early voting reports from county election officials. Those reports detail which voters have received their ballot by mail and which voters have returned their ballot.
March 17, 2020
AZ Churches Respond To Virus Recommendations
On Monday, the Trump administration issued a new recommendation in response to the coronavirus: Avoid crowds of 10 or more people. Many religious services in Arizona are responding.
March 17, 2020
After First Coronavirus Case, Sonoran Beaches To Close Through Holy Week
Sonoran mayors agree to enforce the measure, along with other aggressive steps like shutting down bars and casinos.
March 17, 2020
Despite Coronavirus Fears, Some Workers Need Child Care
After Gov. Doug Ducey and public education chief Kathy Hoffman closed all Arizona schools last week amid the coronavirus pandemic, some child care centers have remained open to help serve first responders and health care workers.
March 17, 2020
Unions, Attorneys Want Immigration Courts Closed
A coalition of immigration lawyers, a judges’ union and a union of trial attorneys for ICE has been calling on the Justice Department to close immigration courts during the coronavirus outbreak.
March 17, 2020
Food Banks Make Changes To Prevent Virus Spread
Food banks around the Phoenix metro region are modifying how they operate to reduce the spread of the coronavirus while serving an uptick in need.
March 17, 2020
Critics: New Border Fence Divides Jaguar Land
Environmental groups warn that a new segment of border fence the Trump administration is building in Arizona will destroy recovery efforts for the jaguar species that travels between the U.S. and Mexico.
March 17, 2020
How To Do The Public’s Business While Limiting Public Interaction
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, local governments are trying to continue the public’s business while limiting public interaction.
March 17, 2020
Member of Navajo Nation Tests Positive For Coronavirus, Officials Say
A member of the Navajo Nation has tested positive for coronavirus, said President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer in a Facebook post. The reservation’s Department of Health told officials that the patient is a 46-year-old with recent travel history.
March 17, 2020
Why some Florida Latinos question Sanders’ democratic socialism
Across the nation, Latino voters have tended to favor Democratic candidate Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. That’s not always the case in Florida, where the Latino community is very diverse and tends to lean more conservative.
March 17, 2020
Phoenix, Tucson Mayors Shut Down Restaurant Dine-In
Bars will be shutting down and restaurants switching to delivery or take-out only in Phoenix and Tucson starting Tuesday night. This comes after Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and Tucson Mayor Regina Romero declared a state of emergency in response to the coronavirus.
March 17, 2020
Why Superintendent Kathy Hoffman Decided To Close AZ Schools
Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman has been offering guidance to Arizona schools in recent days as the state works to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.
March 17, 2020
Utilities Pledge To Keep Arizonans Connected To Power, Water And Internet
The state’s largest utilities are continuing to provide service even if customers do not pay their bills during this uncertain time. And water companies not regulated by the state are following suit.
March 17, 2020
LIVE COVERAGE: March 17 Primaries
Follow NPR's live coverage of the 2020 primaries in Ohio, Arizona, Illinois and Florida, including live results and analysis.
March 17, 2020
AZ Lawmakers Appear Set To Approve Baseline Budget
Arizona businesses and public spaces are shutting down across the state to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. And now, the Arizona Legislature might do so as well. Republican leaders in both the state House and Senate are planning to pass a baseline budget and any bills needed to keep government agencies in operation. That is expected this week.
March 17, 2020

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