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24 Tucson Nursing Home Residents Test Positive For The Coronavirus
A long-term care facility in Tucson has confirmed that 24 of its residents and three employees have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. In a statement, Sapphire of Tucson confirmed that two dozen of the facility’s 180 residents tested positive.
March 30, 2020
Maricopa County Sheriff Concerned Over Plan To Suspend Inmate Transfers To State Prisons
The Arizona Department of Corrections announced a plan Monday to suspend sending people convicted of crimes from county jails to state prisons to mitigate the risks posed by the coronavirus. But the sheriff of Maricopa County says he did not sign on to the plan and is concerned about its implementation.
March 30, 2020
Rural AZ Communities Getting Creative To Care For Older Arizonans
Parker, Arizona, is a small town along the Colorado River. Many of Parker’s residents are over the age of 65, and some rely on the kindness of volunteers for things like food and personal care. And the organizations who support them are adapting to meet their needs during the coronavirus pandemic.
March 30, 2020
Arizona Newspapers Face Furloughs, Layoffs
COVID-19 is creating news around-the-clock in recent weeks. Even so, the economic impact of the pandemic is taking a toll on Valley newspapers.
March 30, 2020
Mexican President Greets El Chapos Mother Ignoring Pandemic Rules
Mexico’s president has been criticized after constantly ignoring instructions from his own government to face the coronavirus pandemic. And on Sunday, he broke the isolation and social distancing rules again — this time with the mother of a notorious drug lord.
March 30, 2020
Ducey Issues Stay-At-Home Order Effective Tuesday
Gov. Doug Ducey has issued an executive order asking Arizona residents to stay at home. The stay-at-home order goes into effect Tuesday at 5 p.m and will remain in effect until at least April 30.
AZ Schools Closed For Remainder Of School Year
March 30, 2020
Former ASU Quarterback Holds Balcony Opera Concerts In Spain
Gus Farwell was Jake Plummer’s backup quarterback in 1996. He’s been posting balcony concerts every day on Twitter and Youtube with little messages of encouragement to stay safe and healthy.
March 30, 2020
Special Education Students Lose Resources As Schools Move Online
The COVID-19 pandemic saw schools around the nation temporarily closing their doors and sending students online. However, students with a wide variety of special education needs may have lost access to specialists, mentors and educational devices as a result of school closures, and there is not yet clarity about when that could change.
March 30, 2020
Brennan Center: $400 Million Not Enough For Election Officials
As part of the $2 trillion stimulus package Congress approved last week to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, lawmakers allocated $400 million to election officials across the country, to start preparing for the November elections.
March 30, 2020
How Religious Communities Are Meeting Virtually
Religious communities around the country are realizing that some of the most important religious holidays of the year will feel a lot different. It’s looking like those celebrations will have to happen online this year. But so much of religion is about community. So as religion moves online, what’s lost?
March 30, 2020
States, Feds Play Different Economic Roles During Emergency
Congress approved a $2 trillion economic stimulus bill March 27, but some in D.C. are already talking about the next steps in funding. The Show spoke to Jeff Chapman, Director of the State Fiscal Health Project at Pew Charitable Trusts, about how the pandemic is impacting state budgets across the nation.
March 30, 2020
Why People Need To Think About Wills, Health Directives
No one wants to think about their own death. But for journalist and author Terry Greene Sterling, the spread of the coronavirus across the globe and into our own communities is making her do it.
March 30, 2020
Former AZ Emergency Director: Job Had Become Duplicative
In the midst of this pandemic, Arizona’s emergency management director has resigned. Maria Polletta spoke with Wendy Smith-Reeve and has been following this developing story for the Arizona Republic, and Polletta joined The Show to share her perspective.
March 30, 2020
Arizona Hospitals Working To Expand Bed Capacity
As the number of COVID-19 cases increases in Arizona, there is tremendous concern over whether our hospitals can treat the thousands of patients. Ann-Marie Alameddin, president and CEO of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association, talks more about the challenges hospitals face.
March 30, 2020
BBC Look-Ahead: BBC Looks At COVID-19 Rates Across The Globe
Let’s get a look at how the coronavirus is affecting countries outside the U.S. With The Show via Skype for our weekly look at some of the globe’s key stories is the BBC’s Rob Hugh-Jones.
March 30, 2020
Boas: The Case For Duceys Coronavirus Response
Arizona Republic contributor Jon Gabriel praised Gov. Ducey Ducey's incremental approach as other governors close businesses and require people to stay in their houses in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus.
March 30, 2020
Stanton Discusses AZs Response To Coronavirus Disease
On March 27, the U.S. House followed the Senate and unanimously approved a $2 trillion economic relief package to combat the impact COVID-19. The Show talks to congressman Greg Stanton about his thoughts on Arizona's response to the pandemic.
March 30, 2020
The Takeaway: What Constitutes An Elective Procedure?
As the number of COVID-19 cases rises in hospitals across the U.S., many states have started calling for all non-urgent and elective procedures to be delayed.
March 30, 2020
Lawsuit Filed Vs. ABOR Over Unrefunded Housing Fees
A class action lawsuit has been filed against the Arizona Board of Regents after the three public universities it oversees have refused to provide refunds to its students for room, board and fees.
March 30, 2020
Navajo Nation To Start Curfew On Monday
The Navajo Nation will impose a curfew Monday, another tactic to encourage social distancing and slow the spread of the coronavirus. The curfew runs 8 p.m. to 5 a.m daily.
March 30, 2020

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