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President Michael Crow Explains ASU Moving Classes Online
In an email to the ASU community, President Michael Crow announced that in-person classes will be moved online "wherever possible" and most public events are also suspended.
March 20, 2020
The Friday NewsCap March 20, 2020
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with Paul Bentz of HighGround and Julie Erfle, communications consultant at Erfle Uncuffed.
March 20, 2020
AZ National Guard Adds Logitistics Expertise To Coronavirus Response
The head of the Arizona National Guard says it has the ability to manage large-scale logistics, deliver things in bulk and get them to the most rural parts of the state. Gov. Doug Ducey has called up the military force to ensure Arizonans have access to food during the coronavirus pandemic.
March 20, 2020
Emergency Budget Plans Stall In Arizona House
Efforts to enact a no-growth budget to keep the state running in the face of COVID-19 hit a wall late Thursday.
March 20, 2020
AZ Legislature Considers Changes To Unemployment Eligibility
State lawmakers were working to change the definition of "unemployed" now that thousands of Arizonans are out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic. This would make unemployment benefits easier to collect for someone furloughed or quarantined.
March 20, 2020
ADC Sells Prison Toilet Paper To Employees At Cost
Members of a private Facebook group for Arizona Correctional Officers say the Department of Corrections is selling prison toilet paper to employees at cost during a pandemic that has caused shortages of personal hygiene products.
March 20, 2020
Arizona Doctor Explains Coronavirus Study
A sobering report from Imperial College London is believed to have elevated the federal government’s response to the coronavirus crisis. The report said the pandemic could kill more than 1 million Americans. And that’s even if the sick get isolated, people are home-quarantined, and seniors practice social distancing.
March 20, 2020
Schools Proposal Lifts Minimum Days Requirements
Arizona's House and Senate voted unanimously on Thursday evening to take the pressure off public schools worried about making up lost days amid the coronavirus pandemic.
March 20, 2020
First Coronavirus-Related Death In Mexico Raises More Concerns
Just like in the United States, many in Mexico are concerned with their government’s strategy to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. On Wednesday, Mexico’s health authorities confirmed the country’s first coronavirus-related death. And the fatality is raising more concerns about the Mexican government’s preparation — and the transparency of its efforts.
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March 20, 2020
COVID-19 Testing Hard To Come By Both Nationally And In Arizona
People everywhere want to know if they are infected with the coronavirus. And testing in the United States isn’t able to keep up with demand. As a result, hospitals are not giving them to everyone who wants one. That goes for Arizona as well.
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March 20, 2020
U.S. And Mexico To Shutter Border
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that he and his Mexico counterpart Marcelo Ebrard had been working on a series of travel restrictions that would bar non-essential travel but allow trade between both countries to continue.
March 19, 2020
ACLU Calls For Immediate Release Of Vulnerable Populations In Detention
The ACLU of Arizona is asking state and county officials to take steps to reduce the number of people in jails and prisons as the coronavirus pandemic spreads.
March 19, 2020
Flights Diverted To Phoenix Over Las Vegas Coronavirus Case
An air traffic controller in Las Vegas presumptively tested positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday, impacing Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. Eleven flights bound for McCarran International Airport were diverted to Phoenix last night while the air traffic control tower in Las Vegas was temporarily closed.
March 19, 2020
Arizona Gov. Ducey Calls Up National Guard
Gov. Doug Ducey says Arizona is ramping up its effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus. In a series of tweets, Ducey said he’s calling up the National Guard to help grocery stores and food banks where the pandemic has led to spikes in demand. Restaurants in counties with confirmed cases of COVID-19 can only offer takeout.
March 19, 2020
Mercury’s Chaotic Terrain Hints At Volatile Past, Potential For Habitability
A planet with a surface hot enough to melt lead is not the most obvious place to look for signs of life, past or present. But a new study of Mercury suggests it’s not completely out of the question.
March 19, 2020
Tempe District Loaning Its Students Laptops, IPads During School Closure
With Arizona schools closed for an undetermined amount of time, the Tempe Elementary School District is distributing iPads and laptops that its kindergarten through eighth grade students can use at this time. District families can pick up the devices on Thursday afternoon or Friday morning.
March 19, 2020
Trump Administration Wants To Build Migrant Quarantine Facilities On Border
The Trump administration is asking Congress for several hundred million dollars to fund coronavirus quarantine facilities for immigrants in custody at the border.
March 19, 2020
Pima County Shutters Businesses, Bans Dine-In To Slow Coronavirus Spread
Pima County has joined a growing number of local governments that are shuttering businesses to try and stem the coronavirus pandemic.
March 19, 2020
Vitalant: More Than 125 AZ Blood Drives Canceled This Month
More than 125 Arizona blood drives have been called off this month due to concerns over the coronavirus and employees working from home.
March 19, 2020
Airlines Coronavirus Cutbacks Are Unlike Any Weve Ever Seen
The airline business is facing fewer travelers and a lot more empty seats as coronavirus concerns keep would-be travelers at home. Delta and United have already announced dramatic cuts.
March 19, 2020

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