July 2020

The Show on KJZZ

computer classroom
A number of school districts across the state have said they’ll be starting their 2020-2021 school years with remote learning, rather than having students physically in schools. The Creighton Elementary School District in Phoenix plans to start its school year on August 3, two weeks ahead of the date Gov. Doug Ducey set for in-person classes to resume.
July 15, 2020
Michael Crow ASU
Arizona State University was one of the schools to sign on to the lawsuit challenging the since-discarded ICE plan for international students. The Show spoke with ASU President Michael Crow to get his perspective on a number of coronavirus-related issues — including what the university’s multiple campuses may look like for the fall semester.
July 15, 2020
COVID-19 mask discarded in street
According to analysis of “tweet geospatial metadata” from survivalist website Survival At Home — in what is an unscientific survey — Arizona is No. 1 in the country for residents unwilling to wear masks.
July 15, 2020
Kristin Urquiza
On July 15, 97 deaths were reported from COVID-19, bringing the total death count in Arizona to 2,434 people. While we aren’t often able to report it, each of them has a name, a family, a story. One of them was Mark Urquiza. His daughter, Kristin, wrote his obituary after his death.
July 15, 2020
burnout
On July 22, Gov. Doug Ducey’s executive order delaying evictions will expire. Advocates are afraid a dramatic cliff is on the horizon. The Show spoke with Clair Meyer of Arizona Tenants Advocates for what she's been hearing from concerned tenants.
July 15, 2020
Traffic in Loop 101 in north Phoenix
Since stay-at-home orders have been lifted across the country, people have been out and about more — going to stores, restaurants and other kinds of places. That’s been evident in anecdotal accounts, but also in traffic data. And it’s that kind of information Kevin Gurney has been studying.
July 15, 2020
Cars wait in line at a COVID-19 testing site in El Mirage
Free COVID-19 testing will be available for up to 60,000 Arizonans starting Friday. Arizona is partnering with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide the drive-thru style testing, focusing on two hot spots: Maryvale and south Phoenix.
July 15, 2020
ASU's campus
Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Tuesday that it will rescind their July 7 directive banning international students from attending fully remote colleges.
July 14, 2020
Downtown Phoenix
Maricopa County has typically leaned Republican in statewide elections, but 2018 brought a significant shift with the election of three Democrats to state positions.
July 14, 2020
child using a computer
Nearly a third of all K-12 students in this country do not have adequate access to the internet, or a device to connect. That’s according to a new analysis from the group Common Sense Media. As more school districts across Arizona and the country look to remote learning to at least start the next school year, that digital divide is becoming a bigger challenge.
July 14, 2020

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