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Why AZs COVID-19 Numbers Are Increasing So Quickly
A week ago, we had 18 cases in Arizona. As of Monday, the Arizona Department of Health Services reports 234 cases and two deaths. The Maricopa County Public Health Department director explains why the jump was expected.
March 23, 2020
The Takeaway: Across The Globe, Health Care Workers Are On The Front Lines Of Pandemic
Health care workers are sounding the alarm on severe equipment shortages in the U.S. — everything from critical life-saving tools like ventilators to the masks that protect health care workers from becoming infected.
March 23, 2020
Heres What Happened This Week In Arizona History: March 22-28
This week in 2003, Army soldier Lori Piestewa, a Tuba City native and member of the Hopi tribe, dies in Iraq when her convoy is ambushed. Piestewa was the first female soldier to die during the invasion of Iraq. Here's a collection of events that happened this week in Arizona history.
March 23, 2020
Ducey Requests Federal Funding For National Guard
Gov. Doug Ducey wants federal dollars and an expanded role for the Arizona National Guard, saying the citizens, economy and infrastructure of the state have been "catastrophically affected" by COVID-19.
March 23, 2020
WATCH: White House Coronavirus Briefings, Week Of March 23
Watch the latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic, including regular White House briefings.
March 23, 2020
In Narwhal Mating,Tusk Size Matters
Male narwhals have been called the "unicorns of the sea" for their long, hornlike tusks, but scientists have been unsure of the purpose of these structures. Now, research in the journal Biology Letters suggests they're used as a mating display — and size matters.
March 23, 2020
Solar Advocates Hope To Increase Presence On Board Of The Utility Salt River Project
SRP provides electricity and/or water to more than 2 million Valley residents. Races for board seats have a lower profile than contests for Congress or even the Arizona Legislature, and yet environmental advocates like Kathy Mohr-Almeida are pursuing the role in order to influence energy policy in the region.
March 23, 2020
Mexican Wolf Numbers Jump 24% From Last Year
The population of endangered Mexican wolves in the wild is still increasing at an encouraging rate, according to recent findings by an interagency task force.
March 23, 2020
Some Arizona Sheriffs Ask To Reduce Jail Population
The risks from coronavirus are leading to criminal justice changes in Arizona that would have previously seemed impossible in such a law-and-order state: Some elected sheriffs are calling for the release of certain offenders from jail and urging police agencies to issue citations rather than arrest people.
March 22, 2020
ICE: Lawyers Must Bring Their Own Protective Gear To Detention Centers
Attorneys wanting to visit clients inside immigration detention centers now have to bring their own gear to protect against the coronavirus.The American Immigration Lawyers Association says the rule will cut people off from their legal counsel.
March 22, 2020
Arizona PBS, ASU Offer Free Educational Material For Students
With schools closed for at least three more weeks, Arizona PBS has partnered with public television stations across the country to provide free educational content broadcast over the air to Arizona families.
March 22, 2020
AZ To Start Taking Applications For New Unemployment Benefits
Arizonans out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic can start applying for unemployment benefits on Monday. Gov. Doug Ducey’s recent actions to raise access to unemployment benefits for people who face financial hardship because of COVID-19 is retroactive to March 11.
Daily Updates On Arizona Coronavirus Cases, Deaths
March 22, 2020
More People In Parks Are Hurting Social Distancing Measures
As restaurants and bars remain shuttered and public health officials discourage group gatherings, Arizonans are flocking to the state’s parks. Now, some of those parks have been jam-packed with people — eliminating any benefit of social distancing. Maricopa County Parks Director R.J. Cardin says park employees will be out to keep the crowds safely distanced — and this may lead to long lines for park visitors.
March 22, 2020
U.S. Attorney For Arizona Vows Crackdown On Coronavirus Scams
In a news release, U.S. Attorney Michael Bailey said the chief of a white-collar crimes unit has been tapped to serve as the COVID-19 Fraud Coordinator. Bailey vowed to catch and prosecute anyone illegally leveraging the public health crisis to make a profit.
March 22, 2020
Salt River Reservoir System Is Almost Full
The Salt River reservoir system is nearly at capacity — and that’s before the snow from the most recent storms has had a chance to melt.
March 22, 2020
Havasupai Tribe Declares State Of Emergency
The Havasupai Tribe has declared a state of emergency over the coronavirus, which has not yet spread to the community of 700 that lives at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
March 22, 2020
Updates On Arizona Coronavirus Cases, Deaths
Health officials have confirmed the death of a second person in Arizona from the coronavirus. The Arizona Department of Health Services and Maricopa County Department of Public Health say the man who died was in his 70s and had underlying health conditions.
March 22, 2020
Tucson Police: Man Stole 29 Unused Coronavirus Test Kits
Police in Tucson continue to search for a man who disguised himself before stealing 29 unused coronavirus test kits from a health center. They say the man disguised as delivery driver entered the El Rio Health Center building about 8 p.m. Friday and took the tests as employees were closing for the night.
March 22, 2020
AZ Gets Critical Medical Supplies From National Stockpile
Arizona has received tens of thousands of N95 masks, face shields, gloves, and surgical gowns from a federal stockpile. They will be distributed to individual counties on Monday.
March 21, 2020
McSally And Sinema Set Up Coronavirus Information Sites
Sens. Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema have both set up websites with information for Arizonans affected by the medical, economic and social effects of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.
March 21, 2020

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