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Study: Almost Half Of All U.S. Hotel Workers Could Lose Jobs
A study from the American Hotel and Lodging Association says 44% of hotel employees in each state have lost or could lose their jobs in the future as states battle the coronavirus.
March 25, 2020
ASU Lab Researchers Look For Coronavirus Vaccine
Extensive research is taking place all over the world in the effort to identify ways to combat the effects of Coronavirus, with some teams focusing on developing a vaccine—though that is possibly a year or more away from fruition. One of the groups is based at ASU and is led by Brenda Hogue.
March 25, 2020
Agencies That Help Homeless Applaud Duceys Eviction Freeze
Arizona renters financially affected by the coronavirus won’t face eviction if they fail to pay rent. Gov. Ducey issued an executive order Tuesday delaying enforcement of eviction orders for a total of four months.
March 25, 2020
COVID-19 Procedures Could Be A New Model For Courts
Dramatic changes are coming to our judicial system in response to Coronavirus-related restrictions. Those include postponing jury selection and jury-related trials until at least the middle of April. Maricopa County’s system has also suspended in-person visitation for juvenile detention for four weeks.
March 25, 2020
Many Navajo Nation Residents Ignoring Coronavirus Recommendations
President Jonathan Nez issued a shelter-in-place order to combat the growing number of COVID-19 cases on the Navajo Nation. But many people living there do not seem to be heeding the warnings.
March 25, 2020
How Postponing The Olympics Affects Arizona Student-Athletes
The Olympic Games were scheduled to begin on July 24, but they’ve been moved back to 2021 due to COVID-19 concerns. A number of Arizona athletes will be affected by the postponement.
March 25, 2020
Automakers Pushed To Produce Medical Products
The deep effects of coronavirus we’ve seen in China and Italy — and the rapid growth in places like New York and Washington state — have led to President Trump to push for automakers and other corporations to pivot to producing items like ventilators and other medical products.
March 25, 2020
Primary Care Physician: We Need Our Protective Equipment
Physicians are, of course, among those on the front lines battling this outbreak and trying to get patients the care they need. Dr. Zuhdi Jasser is a primary care physician in Phoenix. He’s also a past president of the Arizona Medical Association. The Show asked what he’s seeing in his practice.
March 25, 2020
How AZ Performance Arts Organizations Are Surviving The Coronavirus
Local arts organizations like Arizona Opera and Ballet Arizona are among those being affected by the coronavirus. Arizona Theatre Company announced its final two shows of the season will move to subsequent years.
March 25, 2020
List Of Arizona Stores Offering Special Shopping Hours
Many stores around the U.S. are offering special hours for vulnerable shoppers during the coronavirus pandemic. Here is a list of stores in Arizona. If you know of any stores offering special hours, please email [email protected] Check back for updates.
March 25, 2020
Not All Tenants Protected By Executive Order To Delay Evictions
Gov. Doug Ducey’s executive order to ensure Arizonans won’t be evicted during the pandemic has some stipulations. If a tenant has lied to the landlord about a criminal record, other occupants or even pets, it may result in an eviction anyway.
March 25, 2020
Kindness Amid Coronavirus: Arizonans Help Each Other Through Crisis
As news about the coronavirus floods our TV screens and social media feeds, it’s easy to feel weighed down. But while there’s plenty of negativity during times of crisis, some Arizonans are lending a hand to those who need it.
March 25, 2020
Arizona Hospitals Prepare For Coming Surge Of COVID-19 Patients
A surge of patients with respiratory ailments hasn’t yet shown up at the doors of Arizona’s hospitals. But even though the spread of COVID-19 in the state isn’t at the level of New York or Washington state, a large influx is expected. Hospitals and government officials are moving to get supplies and increase capacity.
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March 25, 2020
Tucson Coronavirus Test Kit Case Wasnt A Burglary
The case of nearly 20 missing COVID-19 test kits that seemed to be gone last week in southern Arizona had a happy ending.
March 24, 2020
AZ Courts Move To Telephonic Hearings In Response To COVID-19
The chief justice of the Arizona Supreme Court has issued an administrative order that applies to all courts in the state. The order gives authority to the presiding Superior Court judges in each county to take action as needed in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
March 24, 2020
Coronavirus Projected To Hit Nonprofits Hard
The economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic is projected to hit nonprofit businesses hard. Kristen Merrifield, CEO at the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, said the impact in the state will be devastating.
March 24, 2020
National Forest Campgrounds, Picnic Areas Close Across AZ
The National Forest Service wants visitors to maintain social distancing, even out in the wilderness. Tonto, Coconino and Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests are among those closing all developed recreation sites to protect visitors and employees from the spread of COVID-19.
March 24, 2020
Remain in Mexico Delay Could Increase Risk To Migrants
Citing the coronavirus outbreak, the U.S. announced Monday that it would delay hearings for asylum seekers waiting under the Migrant Protection Protocols, known as the “Remain In Mexico” program. Migrant advocates say postponing hearings further endangers vulnerable migrants.
March 24, 2020
AZ Mayors Blast Ducey Over Essential Service Order
Arizona’s mayors were quick to order restrictions on businesses due to the coronavirus, while Gov. Doug Ducey faced criticism for delaying such an order at the state level. Now mayors are criticizing the governor for taking away their authority to act unilaterally.
March 24, 2020
Mexico Enters Phase 2 Of Strategy Against Coronavirus
After the Mexican government and the World Health Organization acknowledged local coronavirus transmission in Mexico, the country is moving to phase two of its strategy against the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 24, 2020

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