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Sen. Martha McSally On Where Things Stand In D.C.
Monday was tense on the U.S. Senate floor in Washington, D.C., after lawmakers failed to advance a new coronavirus response bill on Sunday and again on Monday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blamed Democrats for the delay after they largely stuck together in an attempt to force additional changes to the bill.
March 24, 2020
How Coronavirus Expanded Our At-Home Streaming Options
Restrictions that have led most of us to spend a lot more time at home have caused our entertainment and worship options to grow as the providers try to stay connected with us via technology.
March 24, 2020
How The Coronavirus Outbreak Is Impacting Arizona Courts
The coronavirus outbreak has affected the work of Arizona’s judicial system. Courts are trying to use technology when possible and are suspending some trials — at least through the middle of next month. Dave Byers is the director of the Administrative Office of the Courts. He talked about what's been impacted so far.
March 24, 2020
Some AZ Schools Reopening As Child Care Centers
Arizona schools closed due to the coronavirus may soon reopen as day care centers for the children of people with jobs deemed critical during the pandemic.
March 24, 2020
Illegal Crossings Drop at Border; Agents Complain About Infected Masks
Homeland Security officials deem the partial border shutdown also helped reduce illegal border crossings by more than half.
March 24, 2020
The Takeaway: How Effectively Is The Media Covering Trump
When it comes to combating misinformation and properly reporting on the severity of the pandemic, one of the biggest dilemmas faced by news outlets is how to cover President Trump’s press briefings.
March 24, 2020
REAL ID Deadline To Be Extended
President Trump said Monday that he’s extending the October deadline for Arizonans and others to get a REAL ID so they can fly domestically.
March 24, 2020
Arizona Nursing Homes Locked Down To Prepare For The Coronavirus
Last month, residents at the Immanuel Campus of Care in Peoria were free to come and go from the facility. But now, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the nursing home is locked down. The residents, including Candice Bennett, can’t receive in-person visitors or leave the facility.
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March 24, 2020
Should Arizona Schools, Libraries, Restaurants Reopen?
During a Phoenix City Council policy session Monday, Dr. Rebecca Sunenshine was asked about closing schools, libraries, dine-in restaurants and bars to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Her response surprised some people. “I wasn’t consulted before they were closed, I don’t know whether it was right or wrong, I know that I would not have recommended closing them,” she said.
Arizona Won't Issue Stay-Home Order Yet
March 24, 2020
AZ House OKs Emergency Budget With $50M In Virus Aid
The Arizona House on Monday passed an emergency budget package that includes $50 million in funding previously approved by the state Senate to address the coronavisis crisis.
March 23, 2020
AZ Man Dies After Attempted Self-Medication For Virus
Banner Health hospital is warning people against self-medicating to prevent or treat the coronavirus after a man ingested chloroquine phosphate and died.
March 23, 2020
Court Denies Emergency Motion For Coronavirus Preparation In State Prison
A federal judge has denied an emergency motion that would have required the Arizona Department of Corrections to implement procedures addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 23, 2020
Coronavirus And Oil Crisis Hit Gas Prices — But AMLO Calls It His Victory
The coronavirus pandemic and a steep drop in oil prices have been affecting economies worldwide. Mexico is no exception, but its president keeps telling citizens to live life as usual.
March 23, 2020
Immigration Lawyers: New PPE Rules Endangering Detainees
Lawyers for immigrants detained in Arizona are joining a complaint across the country that the Trump administration is making them provide their own gear to protect against the spread of the coronavirus.
March 23, 2020
Mexicali Residents Vote To Reject U.S. Brewery Over Water Use
Over the weekend, residents in a Mexican border city voted to halt the completion of a U.S.-owned brewery because of concerns over the company’s intensive water use in the already drought-ridden area. Some are hailing the vote as a win for local farmers and activists, while others fear it could stifle foreign investment in Mexico.
March 23, 2020
Arizona Wont Issue Stay-Home Order Yet
Gov. Doug Ducey is urging Arizonans to take action to slow the spread of the coronavirus, but he is stopping short of strict policies other states have implemented. Ducey is encouraging Arizonans to practice social distancing and good hygiene.
AZ Man Dies After Attempted Self-Medication For Coronavirus
March 23, 2020
Plants, Animals Share Similar Relationships To Climate Niches
Every plant and animal species that lives on land requires certain climate conditions to live. But do they react the same when those condition change? A new study has the surprising answer.
March 23, 2020
Groundwater Aquifers Can Expect A Boost From March Rains
March rain has left Salt River Project reservoirs as full as they’ve been in a decade. The company is discharging water to make room for the runoff, providing a boost to the underlying aquifers. But Arizona is still in a drought.
March 23, 2020
During Quarantine, Some AZ Universities Offer Refunds On Housing
With students leaving campus early amid coronavirus fears, Grand Canyon University and University of Arizona will give students partial refunds on housing costs.
March 23, 2020
As Coronavirus Cases Increase In Sonora, Authorities Rely On Travelers To Self-Isolate
The fourth case of coronavirus was confirmed in neighboring Sonora, Mexico on Sunday. The patient is a 22-year-old student who recently returned from Spain, health officials said Sunday. Sonoran authorities are relying on travelers to self-isolate to prevent the spread of the disease.
March 23, 2020

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