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Mexico Declares State Of Emergency As Pandemic Escalates
In Mexico, the COVID-19 pandemic curve is growing exponentially, with over a thousand cases. As a result, the government is declaring a state of emergency.
March 31, 2020
Community Leaders Urge AZ Latinos To Participate In Census On César Chávez Day
As of Sunday, 33.3% of Arizona households have responded to the 2020 census online, by mail or by phone, but the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials said Pinal and Yuma counties with hard-to-count Latino populations are further behind.
March 31, 2020
A Few Things People In Phoenix Can Do To Help During The Pandemic
Right now, with everything being dominated by the coronavirus, we can all feel a little helpless. Luckily, there are ways you can help from the comfort of your home — or maybe your car.
March 31, 2020
Pandemic makes social justice issues more personal for this young Florida voter
Yaneilys Ayuso, who will vote for the first time in November, has spent much of the last year trying to encourage Florida youth to get involved in politics. Now, Ayuso's efforts are on hold as the city of Miami — and much of the country — is under lockdown.
March 31, 2020
Crafty Chica: Crafting During Coronavirus
If you’re stuck at home right now and running out of ways to occupy yourself — and Netflix is getting old — it might be time to find a creative outlet. The Show spoke to artist Kathy Cano-Murillo, aka the Crafty Chica, about others can get started crafting.
March 31, 2020
Avondale Parks To Shut Down Due To Coronavirus Concerns
The city of Avondale will join several other Valley cities when it closes off playgrounds, courts and fields starting the morning of April 1. The Show spoke with Bryan Hughes, the interim parks director for the city of Avondale, about what facilities will be closed and how the closures will be enforced.
March 31, 2020
Should Arizona Compensate Wrongfully Incarcerated People?
On March 23, the U.S. Supreme Court denied to hear a case involving a man who spent more than four decades in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. That came after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals arrived at a similar conclusion.
March 31, 2020
Law Professor: Immigrant Detention Is A Coronavirus Petri Dish
A federal judge in Los Angeles is giving the Trump administration one week to justify keeping some 7,000 immigrant children in detention facilities across the U.S. Evelyn Cruz is a law professor in the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU and director of its immigration clinic.
March 31, 2020
Navajo President Extends Casino, School Closures
The president of the Navajo Nation has extended an order for casinos and schools to remain closed through the end of April. The tribe has 148 positive cases of the coronavirus and five confirmed deaths as of Tuesday.
March 31, 2020
Points Of View: Cooperation During Disasters
As the number of American COVID-19 cases continues to rise, health officials and government authorities have asked people to practice social distancing through measures such as avoiding crowded locations and staying six feet apart from another person. However, when disasters hit, can we expect people to step up and do their part?
March 31, 2020
AZ Ban On Non-Essential Surgeries Will Not Include Abortions
Abortions will remain available in Arizona despite Gov. Doug Ducey's executive order halting all "non-essential or elective" surgeries. On Tuesday, Bryan Howard, president of Planned Parenthood told Capitol Media Services the language in the document effectively "deputizes the healthcare provider to make a determination in each case.''
March 31, 2020
What Happens To Intellectually Disabled People If Medical Care Is Rationed?
What happens to intellectually disabled people if medical care is rationed because of COVID-19? Are they pushed the end of the list or perhaps they're moved to the front? The Show spoke to Phoenix author and journalist Amy Silverman about this possibility.
March 31, 2020
Phoenix Officials Optimistic About Getting More Protective Masks, Supplies
The Show's Mark Brodie speaks to KJZZ Reporter Christina Estes about how Phoenix is trying to prepare for a peak in coronavirus cases.
March 31, 2020
Reporter Details Life In Washington State During Stay-At-Home Order
On March 30, Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order asking Arizonans to stay at home amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. However, over in Washington state, people have been living under a stay-at-home order for some time. The Show spoke to Will Stone, a reporter from NPR and KNKX in Seattle.
March 31, 2020
St. Lukes Hospital To Reopen For Coronavirus Patients
The shuttered St. Luke’s Hospital in Phoenix will be re-fashioned to host 340 beds for intensive care patients. The hospital had closed in November.
March 31, 2020
Valley Metro Temporarily Reduces Bus Services
Valley Metro’s RAPID and Express commuter bus lines will reduce operations starting April 6. The transit service reports dramatically reduced ridership as workers stay home during the coronavirus pandemic.
March 31, 2020
List Of Free Education Resources For Students, Teachers
Arizona school buildings are closes for the remainder of the school year, but many students will continue learning from home. Many educational resources are offering free access for families and teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is a list of free educational resources available.
March 31, 2020
AZ Unemployment Claims Skyrocket To Over 88,000
Unemployment claims in Arizona have nearly tripled in one week. The state Department of Economic Security has seen exponential growth since the coronavirus hit hard in March.
March 31, 2020
The Takeaway: COVID-19 Postpones Olympics — Should The IOC Be Abolished?
The International Olympic Committee has finally decided on a new start date, July 23, 2021. Here's what the IOC’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic tells us about the organization’s failures and its future.
March 31, 2020
WATCH: White House Coronavirus Briefing
Watch the latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic, including regular White House briefings. Video is scheduled to go live around 2 p.m. Arizona time daily.
March 31, 2020

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