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Emma VandenEinde

Emma VandenEinde was an intern at KJZZ from 2019 to 2020.

  • March is Women’s History Month, and many Arizona women are working to ensure that history is well documented in-person and online. The Scottsdale Public Library is hosting a Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon Saturday morning to add information about women’s history into Wikipedia articles. The editors will research using library resources and add information on pages about women, feminism and their art.
  • The spread of COVID-19 has increased concern among communities in and near the Wuhan province in China, including students who chose to study abroad. The TSA said Tuesday that it will provide screenings for passengers who recently visited China. ASU biomedical sciences senior Margaret Zheng said her screening was minimal. → How AZ Long Term Care Facilities Are Preparing | Don't Skip The Blood Drive
  • Tucson Mayor Regina Romero has asked for Confederate flags to be removed from the city’s annual rodeo parade after receiving multiple complaints. She said the flags do not belong in the Tucson community. Romero said the community should recognize its history by including flags from the Tohono O’odham and Pascua Yaqui tribes instead.
  • Ken Cost, who has been with the Mesa Police Department for 25 years, served as the interim chief the past four months. On Monday, he was given the job officially. This comes after the resignation of former Chief Ramon Batista in November.
  • NASA started accepting astronaut applications Monday for the first time in four years. Its goal is to send a man and a woman to the moon through their Artemis program by 2024 and prepare future astronauts to go to Mars during the 2030s.
  • As of Monday, there have been 14 cases of the coronavirus in the United States, with one of those cases located in Arizona. However, the flu is much more widespread, as the CDC reports nearly 23,000 cases here in Arizona. But unlike the coronavirus, health officials have worked to formulate a vaccine against the flu’s most widely circulating strains.
  • The city of Glendale is holding a community meeting Wednesday evening to discuss rewriting its zoning code. Besides some amendments, the code has not been comprehensively updated since 1993. Matthew Klyszeiko, a consultant from Michael Baker International working on a rewrite for the city, said the goal is to make the code more user-friendly for residents.
  • After extending its contract with Phoenix, scooter company Spin is establishing two designated charging areas downtown. Spin’s new parking corrals are located at East First and Taylor streets and East Fifth and Monroe streets. These were the two most popular places rides are ended. The spaces are designed to encourage riders to park and re-charge scooters properly.
  • President Trump’s visit to Phoenix on Wednesday is aimed at not only energizing his base but generating support for Arizona Republican Sen. Martha McSally. However, a new HighGround Public Affairs survey of 400 Arizona residents places Democratic candidate Mark Kelly ahead of Republican candidate Martha McSally by 6.7 percentage points.
  • Mail ballots were sent Wednesday to over 200,000 Tempe and Chandler residents who are participating in the March 10 all-mail election. Tempe’s Mayoral and City Council candidates will be on the ballot. Chandler’s special election ballot asks voters to decide on dates for city elections. Registered Democrats also can vote in the Presidential Preference Election.