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AZ Governor, Corrections Director Not Planning To Release Inmates In Response To Coronavirus
Despite Attorney General William Barr ordering the release of some inmates from federal prisons to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, Arizona’s governor and Department of Corrections director say they will not be releasing inmates from state prisons.
April 7, 2020
No Elective Surgeries Means Loss Of Millions For Tucson Medical Center
Last week, Gov. Ducey signed an executive order that suspends elective surgeries to conserve protective equipment for COVID-19 patients. Now, the Tucson Medical Center is in jeopardy of losing tens of millions of dollars.
April 7, 2020
During Pandemic, Activists From Home Protest Femicide
On April, a 13-year-old girl was killed in her home just south of the border in Nogales, Sonora. And despite the coronavirus pandemic, many women are still finding ways to honor the victim and speak out against gender-based violence.
April 7, 2020
Candidates Qualify For Primary Ballots In County Attorney, Sheriff Races
The Maricopa County Recorder's Office has updated its list of candidates who have qualified for the upcoming primary election ballot.
April 7, 2020
McSally Backs White House, Calls China And WHO Reckless
Sen. Martha McSally on Tuesday told a conservative media outlet that China was reckless and lied about the extent of the coronavirus early this year.
April 7, 2020
Arizona Lowers Federal Ventilator Request As Supply Dwindles
With little hope of getting the 5,000 ventilators it requested from the dwindling national stockpile, Arizona has revised its request down to just the 500 it expects to need soon to treat coronavirus patients, the state's health director said.
April 7, 2020
Amid coronavirus, grassroots groups move online to capture Latino vote
An estimated 32 million Latinos will be eligible to vote in November. Registering them to vote requires a substantial in-person effort that grassroots groups can't do right now because of the coronavirus outbreak. Some are shifting their strategies to the internet.
April 7, 2020
Arizona Legislature Wont Reconvene In April
Arizona lawmakers won't return to work on April 13 as scheduled. House Speaker Rusty Bowers said it's not yet safe to return to work amid the pandemic.
April 7, 2020
Secretary Of State Supports Citizens E-Signature Initiatives
On April 6, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs has said she won’t oppose citizens’ initiatives collecting signatures online, as their typical operations have been interrupted by the coronavirus.
April 7, 2020
Doctors Without Borders Calls On Mexico To Release Detained Migrants
Doctors Without Borders is calling on Mexican authorities to release all migrants in detention centers because of overcrowding and lack of medical care. Detained migrants have also been protesting poor conditions and calling for protection from the coronavirus.
April 7, 2020
Dairy Farmers Forced To Dump Milk Due To Business Closures
Arizona dairy farmers are dumping more 100,000 gallons of milk per day because of slowed-down restaurant service, shut-down school cafeterias and canceled catered events.
April 7, 2020
How One Salon Owners Clients Are Helping Her Through The Pandemic
Salons, barbershops, massage parlors and other personal services have joined the list of businesses forced to close as the state tries to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.
April 7, 2020
Ducey Signs Commutation Papers For 3 Ill Inmates
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed the commutations papers for three people incarcerated in state prisons who were approved for release based on their imminent death. There are five people in state prisons who have been approved for release based on recommendations from the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency.
April 7, 2020
Small Restaurants Struggle To Operate During Coronavirus Pandemic
Gov. Doug Ducey’s order to protect small businesses from eviction applied to businesses with fewer than 500 employees — like many of the local bars and restaurants that have been forced to close to dine-in guests. Still, many businesses face the challenge of securing revenue.
April 7, 2020
AZ Democratic Party Moves To Mail-In Process For Delegate Selection
The Arizona Democratic Party will use a mail-in system to select delegates prior to the national convention which has been moved from July to August due to the coronavirus.
April 7, 2020
HBOs The Scheme Probes FBI Investigation Into NCAA Coaches
A new HBO documentary called "The Scheme" focuses on an FBI investigation and a man named Christian Dawkins, who worked for an NBA agent and became the center of the investigation for allegedly helping to funnel money to high school players.
April 7, 2020
SRP Holds In-Person Voting Tuesday
There is a drive-through voting option at main SRP headquarters at 1500 N. Mill Avenue in Tempe. That site is open until 7 p.m. for voting. If you received an early ballot by mail, you can drop it off there. There are two other drop-off locations: 221 N. 79th Ave. in Tolleson and 3160 S. Alma School Road in Mesa. Those also close at 7 p.m.
April 7, 2020
2nd COVID-19 Case At ICE La Palma Correctional Center
Another immigrant in federal custody in Arizona has now tested positive for COVID-19. An ICE spokeswoman confirmed that a 24-year-old Guatemalan national being held at the La Palma Correctional Center in Eloy was diagnosed.
April 7, 2020
Customs And Border Protection: 160 Employees Infected With COVID-19
Customs and Border Protection, the parent agency of the Border Patrol, employs 60,000 people. On Monday, the agency gave some insight into how many of those employees have been infected by the coronavirus and are now suffering from COVID-19.
April 7, 2020
Secretary Of State Supports Collecting Initiative Signatures Electronically
As initiative drives are held up by stay-at-home rules, Arizona's chief elections officer announced she will not oppose an effort to collect the remaining signatures needed online. Secretary of State Katie Hobbs noted on Monday the state already has a system allowing political candidates to circulate nominating petitions online.
April 7, 2020

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