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Navajo President, Vice President Quarantine After Contact With COVID-19
The Navajo president and vice president have quarantined themselves after learning they came in contact with a first responder who tested positive for COVID-19. There are 488 Navajos with the coronavirus and 20 who have died from the disease.
April 9, 2020
Pac-12 Schools May Turn To Cash Reserves During Sports Shutdown
Many colleges and universities have had to shorten or delay their spring sports seasons due to the coronavirus pandemic. Many won't be able to reconcile their losses. Schools in the Pac-12, however, might be able to recoup some revenue from cash reserves.
April 9, 2020
Report Examines Whether Hiring Trained Immigrants Could Reduce Shortage Of Medical Professionals
The U.S. was already in the midst of a shortage of medical professionals. A report explores whether a bit of the challenge can be reduced by enlisting some immigrants and refugees who have undergraduate degrees in some sort of health field but aren’t holding those kinds of jobs in the U.S.
April 9, 2020
NAU Researcher: U.S. Supply Chain Holding Up
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused disruptions and changes to the nation’s supply chain. The Show spoke to Ben Ruddell, the director of the School of Informatics, Computing and Cyber Systems at Northern Arizona University, and the lead investigator on a project which monitors domestic supply chains, about his reaction to how U.S. supply chains are handling the coronavirus pandemic.
April 9, 2020
LosJones: Tiny Desert Concert
As frontman Steve Jones puts it, LosJones is a nod to both his heritage and his band family. It’s all about roots and connecting, which is fitting for a band that sings ballads about Arizona.
April 9, 2020
Valley Farms And Businesses Struggle Despite Federal Stimulus
Since the coronavirus started, many in the Valley’s restaurant community have shared the devastation they’re experiencing as their businesses have been shut down to slow the spread of the virus. However, the effects are being felt beyond their kitchens. The Show spoke to independent farmer Kate McClendon about this.
April 9, 2020
What Duceys Executive Order Means For Travelers
Gov. Ducey wants travelers flying in from Connecticut, New Jersey and New York to self-quarantine for 14 days when they arrive in Arizona. However, his executive order applies to anyone from an area that has a "substantial community spread" of the coronavirus. The Show spoke to Howie Fischer of Capitol Media Services about this.
April 9, 2020
AZ Faces $1.1B Budget Deficit Due To Coronavirus
A decline in state revenues due to the coronavirus, plus additional costs to the state, should leave Arizona with a $1.1 billion budget deficit by July 2021.
April 9, 2020
Arizona Notary Services Go Online Friday
Online notary services in Arizona were supposed to go into effect on July 1, but Gov. Doug Ducey moved that date to Friday. In an executive order, Ducey will allow, “remote online notarization."
April 9, 2020
Officials: Wildfire Potential High In Some Parts Of Arizona
After a very rainy and snowy Arizona winter, state forestry officials are predicting a potentially active wildfire season. Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management spokesperson Tiffany Davila says there’s too much grass.
April 9, 2020
AHCCCS Will Dispense $50M To Hospitals
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, Arizona’s Medicaid program known as AHCCCS, reports hospitals statewide will receive $50 million in accelerated hospital payments and advances.
April 9, 2020
President Robbins: Coronavirus Will Harm UA Tuition Revenue
In a conference call with state and local leaders on Wednesday evening, University of Arizona President Robert Robbins said the ongoing pandemic will likely prevent some students, particularly those from outside Arizona, from returning to campus in the fall.
April 9, 2020
Arizona Food Banks Receiving $9.8M  Federal Boost
With more than 129,000 people filing for jobless claims last week in Arizona, and the Department of Economic Security having difficulty distributing funds, Arizona's food pantries are bracing for an avalanche of demand.
April 9, 2020
Public Health Care In Mexico Faces High Risks As The Pandemic Spreads
As of Wednesday, the Mexican government had reported 174 people dead and about 3,200 sick as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Authorities say they are prepared for a larger breakout, but many are calling attention to the lack of health equipment and staff.
April 9, 2020
Wells Fargo Gets Green Light For Small Business Loans
The U.S. Federal Reserve temporarily removed lending restrictions, allowing Wells Fargo to lend to small businesses struggling to survive the coronavirus. This is the first easing on the bank following a companywide account scandal that largely centered in Arizona.
April 8, 2020
Mexico Asks Citizens Overseas To Stay Away For Easter
Mexico has asked its citizens living abroad to not come down during the popular Easter holiday weekend.
April 8, 2020
Page Man Accused Of Urging Violence Against Navajos
Police have arrested a Page man accused of writing a racist social media post accusing Navajo people of carrying the coronavirus and calling for their deaths. Daniel Franzen, 34, was taken into custody on suspicion of attempting to incite an act of terrorism.
April 8, 2020
TGen, NAU And UA Form COVID-19 Research Union
TGen, Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona have formed the Arizona COVID-19 Genomics Union. The collaboration will use genomics, big data analysis and computer models to analyze and track coronavirus strains.
April 8, 2020
Countys COVID-19 Hospitalization Rate Beginning To Slow
Social distancing measures are helping to slow the rate of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Maricopa County, said Dr. Rebecca Sunenshine, the county’s medical director for disease control. Sunenshine couldn’t say when it’ll be safe to relax social distancing measures. She said pulling them back too fast could result in a second peak of cases.
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April 8, 2020
SRP Election Results Show Status Quo
The utility Salt River Project held an election for its board on Tuesday, and almost every incumbent won his race for the board. The lone exception did not run for re-election.
April 8, 2020

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