July 2020

The Show on KJZZ

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Homelessness in the state could jump nearly 30% as a result of the pandemic, according to new findings from the University of Arizona's Southwest Institute for Research on Women.
July 28, 2020
Nike Air soles
Due to the coronavirus, Nike no longer plans to open a manufacturing plant southwest of Phoenix.
July 28, 2020
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A new investigation from the Nieman Journalism Lab has found there are hundreds of websites purporting to be news organizations that are, in fact, partisan media. These sites are across the country — although there are several in Arizona, both in the Valley and in other parts of the state.
July 28, 2020
Lynx Lake
Two decades ago the National Forest Service banned mining in parts of the Southwest for ecological or recreational reasons. Some of those so called “mineral withdrawals” are expiring this year.
July 28, 2020
Gym Sounds of City
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge has agreed to hear new arguments by gym owners who say Gov. Doug Ducey keeps moving the goalposts for their businesses to safely reopen. Three weeks ago, Judge Timothy Thomason ruled in favor of Ducey’s initial order to close gyms and fitness centers.
July 28, 2020
John Chayka Arizona Coyotes
Arizona general manager John Chayka earned a contract extension early this season for building the Coyotes into playoff contenders in four short years. He was being called a quitter by the team in a strongly worded statement on Sunday after stepping down a week before the Coyotes’ Stanley Cup qualifier series against Nashville.
July 27, 2020
Bighorn Fire scar
After a lightning strike in early June, the Bighorn Fire burned nearly 120,000 acres outside of Tucson, forcing people to evacuate their homes. But the danger from the fire isn’t over. In early July, authorities announced Mount Lemmon and Sabino Canyon outside of Tucson will close because of the danger not of fire, but of flooding.
July 28, 2020
Stephen Roe Lewis
Arizona’s tribal communities have been some of the hardest hit during the pandemic. Numbers of cases in Indian Country have soared, putting pressure on their often already stressed health care systems and economies. The Show spoke with Gov. Stephen Roe Lewis of the Gila River Indian Community more about how his tribe has fared during the pandemic.
July 28, 2020
A patient gets swabbed for a COVID-19 test
Many Arizonans have been reporting long delays in the time it takes to get COVID-19 test results, some waiting as long as two weeks. At least one testing provider said it’s no longer working with one of the state’s largest labs, Sonora Quest, because of extended wait times.
July 28, 2020
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Gov. Doug Ducey and Superintendent Kathy Hoffman presented a revised plan to reopen the state’s schools, but they left some key questions on the table. Public health benchmarks will be used to guide a full return to classrooms, for example, but the Arizona Department of Health Services is not set to release those benchmarks until August 7.
July 27, 2020

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