Q&AZ - Questions Our Reporters Have Answered

Q&AZ: Do State Vaccine Statistics Reflect Only Arizona Residents?
As a part of KJZZ's Q&AZ project, one listener asked: Does the listed number of Arizonans vaccinated only reflect Arizona residents? The Arizona Department of Health Services’ data dashboard shows a running total of COVID-19 vaccinations in the state.
March 14, 2021
Can Workers Still Be Fired For Pot  Use After Prop 207?
Proposition 207 recently legalized the use of recreational marijuana for those 21 and older in Arizona. Through KJZZ's Q&AZ Project, one listener asked: Can workers get fired in Arizona for using marijuana, even if it’s legal to consume in the state?
Feb. 28, 2021
Q&AZ: What Is The Ben And Catherine Ivy Foundation?
The Ben and Catherine Ivy Foundation has donated $1 million to the COVID-19 Vaccination Site at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, as well as over $5 million to the Arizona Coronavirus Relief Fund. Through KJZZ's Q&AZ reporting project, one listener asked: Who are Ben and Catherine Ivy, and what is the Ivy Foundation?
Feb. 16, 2021
Q&AZ: When Can Essential Workers Get Vaccines?
Essential workers are in the next batch of people eligible for COVID-19 vaccines in Arizona. Through our Q&AZ reporting project, a state employee wants to know when he will can finally sign up for an appointment.
Jan. 17, 2021
Q&AZ: Can Arizonans 65 And Older Get Vaccines Now?
A listener asked why Arizona is recommending COVID-19 vaccinations in Phase 1B for adults aged 75 and older, while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and many other states are allowing those aged 65 and older to receive vaccines in Phase 1B.
What You Need To Know About Getting The Vaccine In Arizona
Jan. 17, 2021
UPDATED: What you need to know about getting vaccine
Coronavirus vaccines are in limited supply nationwide. Right now, vaccines are available only to prioritized populations. More people will be able to access vaccines as more doses are manufactured and shipped to states. KJZZ has been getting a lot of questions about the rollout of the vaccine in Arizona and how to access it. Here's what we know.
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Jan. 15, 2021
Q&AZ: Does Verde Valley Camping Ban Mean I Cant Stay In Prescott National Forest?
A listener and outdoor enthusiast asked through KJZZ's Q&AZ project whether a camping ban in parts of Prescott National Forest would totally block camping this summer as sites fill up quickly.
Jan. 10, 2021
Q&AZ: How Did Mesas Power Road Get its Name?
Through our Q&AZ reporting project, one listener asked: how did Power Road get its name?
Dec. 27, 2020
Q&AZ: Goodyear Farm Restores Well-Known Roadside Sign
Back in January, a KJZZ listener asked what happened to some giant roadside signs — including a large baby — that once stood on Interstate 10 in the West Valley through our Q&AZ project. This week, we finally have an answer. On Dec. 21, Goodyear-based Duncan Family Farms announced that the baby is back.
Dec. 23, 2020
Q&AZ: What Counts As A COVID‑19 Case?
The politicization of COVID-19 has muddied the public’s picture of the pandemic, with polls showing perceptions of coronavirus severity splitting along party lines. One listener wanted to know what we mean when we report a COVID-19 case.
Dec. 4, 2020
Q&AZ: Do Grocery Workers Have To Tell Customers To Mask Up?
Masks still offer the first line of defense against the spread of COVID-19. One listener through our Q&AZ project wanted to know if current regulations require Mesa grocery store employees to inform unmasked customers about mask mandates.
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Nov. 26, 2020
Q&AZ: Where Do Ballots Go After The Election?
With the 2020 presidential election mostly in the rearview mirror, one listener through KJZZ's Q&AZ reporting project wanted to know what Arizona county recorder offices do with ballots after the election is over.
Nov. 11, 2020
Q&AZ: Why Do Phoenix Leaders Listen To Jeff Barton?
When COVID-19 hit, the city of Phoenix was preparing to pass a new budget. The person guiding much of the conversation during the first critical months was then-Budget Director Jeff Barton. Through KJZZ's Q&AZ reporting project, a listener who was impressed with Barton’s performance at a public meeting asked to know more about his background.
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Oct. 28, 2020
Q&AZ: Can I Vote In Person Even If Im Registered To Vote By Mail?
A listener asked through KJZZ's Q&AZ project whether he could vote in person if he had already registered to vote by mail.
Oct. 26, 2020
Q&AZ: Where Can I Find The Names Of AZ Electors?
Through our Q&AZ project, a listener asks where can you find out who the state’s electors for the general election are. Those are the 11 representatives who cast the state’s votes for president in the Electoral College.
Oct. 23, 2020
Q&AZ: Why Would Charters Receive Funds From Prop. 208 If It Passes?
Proposition 208, if passed, is expected to raise $940 million per year for Arizona public schools, including charters. Through KJZZ’s Q&AZ project, a listener asks why charter schools would be eligible for some of this revenue?
Oct. 21, 2020
Q&AZ: Can I Vote With My Expired License?
If your Arizona driver’s license has an expiration date between March and December 2020, the governor is giving you an extra year to renew it. That’s to keep older adults from having to make the trip to the MVD during the pandemic. But one KJZZ listener wanted to know — can you use that expired license at your polling place?
Oct. 19, 2020
Q&AZ: How Did Arizonas Kitty Joe Creek Get Its Name?
Through KJZZ's Q&AZ reporting project, a listener asked how Kitty Joe Creek near Payson came to be. Thus began another trip down the rabbit hole of Arizona place names.
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Oct. 14, 2020
Q&AZ: How Are Ballot Signatures Verified In Maricopa County?
As the presidential election approaches, many listeners have questions about early voting. One listener asked through KJZZ's Q&AZ project about what signature election officials use to validate ballots.
Oct. 13, 2020
Q&AZ: When Are Ballots Collected From Maricopa County Drop Boxes?
With early voting underway, people are using a variety of ways to cast their ballots. One listener wanted to know when ballots are collected from drop boxes.
Oct. 12, 2020