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Transmission Level Rises From Moderate To Widespread
With coronavirus cases reported in 13 counties in the state, the Arizona Department of Health Services said the state’s transmission level has escalated from moderate to widespread. About 100 new coronavirus cases have been reported in the state since Wednesday, bringing the state’s new total to 508.
March 26, 2020
Ducey May Expand Health Coverage To Fight Coronavirus
Gov. Doug Ducey has requested a special open enrollment period on the federal healthcare marketplace, issued an executive order to expand access to telemedicine coverage and signed legislation to establish a new assessment on hospitals to help pay for the state’s Medicaid program.
March 26, 2020
Maricopa Community Colleges Cancel Graduation Ceremonies
The Maricopa County Community College District is canceling in-person graduation ceremonies to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The community college district is looking at other options at a later date, when health and safety concerns have waned.
March 26, 2020
What Are Farmers Biggest Concerns Right Now Amid Pandemic?
Farmers are facing a somewhat unique dilemma: there’s a shortage of workers to pick their crops, while at the same time, there are fewer places buying those fruits and vegetables, as restaurants close or shift to only take-out. The Show talked more about that with Dave Puglia, president and CEO of the Western Growers’ Association.
March 26, 2020
Such Amazing Stories Of Gratitude At Boys And Girls Club
There are still a lot of parents who can’t stay home with their kids. When Gov. Doug Ducey first announced school closures in our state, the Boys & Girls Club stepped up and said its facilities would largely remain open to help fill that need.
March 26, 2020
Coronavirus Relief Package Provides $8 Billion For Tribes
The Senate approved a $2 trillion coronavirus relief package Wednesday that includes $8 billion for tribes. The enters for Disease Control and Prevention said Native Americans are some of the most vulnerable because of economic and geographic conditions.
March 26, 2020
Sinema: Why Arizona Needs The Senates Relief Bill
The U.S. Senate has unanimously approved a $2 trillion dollar emergency relief bill. The Show spoke with her shortly before the Senate rallied around the bill yesterday.
March 26, 2020
Coronavirus Border Policies Take Toll On Asylum Seekers, Farmworkers
The Trump administration has rolled out a slew of policies to slow the spread of coronavirus across the U.S.-Mexico border. That includes closing the border to all nonessential travel, quickly removing migrants who enter the U.S. outside of legal ports of entry and putting asylum hearings on hold for migrants waiting in Mexico.
March 26, 2020
Page Turner: Womens History Month
The Show's Page Turner series spoke to children's book buyer Brandi Stewart from Changing Hands Bookstore about three books that help celebrate Women's History Month.
March 26, 2020
Arizona Unemployment Claims Soar As Businesses Close
The state Department of Economic Security reports there were more than 29,000 claims for unemployment insurance during the week of March 15.
March 26, 2020
Records Request For Tempe Body Cameras Yields Blurry Footage
Law enforcement agencies have dramatically increased their usage of body cameras in recent years. Policies do vary from department to department, though, as Arizona Mirror reporter Jerod McDonald-Evoy discovered when he made a records request to the Tempe Police Department and received a video that was blurred.
March 26, 2020
Contraband Toilet Paper, Cleansers, Medication Hit Border Amid Pandemic
Smugglers along the U.S.-Mexico border are trying to traffic in the same contents now that are causing long lines and hoarding in American grocery stores: toilet paper and household cleaners.
March 26, 2020
Incarcerated People Near Death Await Arizona Gov. Duceys Signature For Release
Five incarcerated people who are near death are waiting on Gov. Doug Ducey's signature to be released from the Arizona Department of Corrections. The inmates are hoping for release before the coronavirus enters state prisons.
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March 26, 2020
Super PAC With Ties To McConnell Targets AZ Senate Race
The Senate Leadership Fund, a super PAC with ties to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, has pegged more than $67 million to be spent in six key states — including Arizona — beginning in September.
March 26, 2020
Multimedia Artist Kristin Bauer: Made In Arizona
Kristin Bauer makes art for reflection — sometimes literally. Mirrors, plastics and text make appearances in her abstract creations, and what they’re saying exactly is often up to interpretation.
March 26, 2020
The Takeaway: Faith Communities Find Creative Ways To Congregate Amid Pandemic
Places of worship around the country are dealing with transitioning to creative ways of holding services that protect their congregations from the spread of the coronavirus.
March 26, 2020
Sounds Of The City: Papago Archery Range
Listen to the sounds of Melanie Mandelin shooting with the Papago Archery Association.
March 26, 2020
Friday Afternoon Is Deadline To Request Early SRP Ballot
The Salt River Project’s election for half of its board is coming up next month. Friday afternoon, March 27, at 5 p.m. is the deadline to request an early ballot by mail.
March 26, 2020
No Hearing For Airport Rideshare Case
The Arizona Supreme Court’s decision to cancel all oral arguments this week means justices won’t hold a hearing in a case affecting rideshare passengers at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. In January, Attorney Mark Brnovich asked the high court to take up the matter of a fee charged to companies like Uber and Lyft when they ferry passengers to and from Sky Harbor.
March 26, 2020
Governor Calls For Feds To Ease SNAP Eligibility Requirements
Gov. Doug Ducey has announced a new series of protocols for dealing with the coronavirus in Arizona. First, he said he is asking the U.S. Depatment of Agriculture for permission to add prepared and hot meals from grocery stores to the list of benefit items covered under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamps.
March 26, 2020

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