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How Will Coronavirus Impact Current High School Students?
The Arizona Board of Education approved an emergency rule Tuesday saying school districts and charter schools could not prevent high school seniors from graduating simply because the state has shut down schools for the rest of this school year. But there are still lots of questions.
April 1, 2020
Two Guys On Your Head: Why It’s So Hard Not To Touch Your Face
On this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology behind why it’s so hard not to touch your face.
April 1, 2020
Piper Trust Grants ASU $2M To Bolster Coronavirus Preparedness
With testing supplies and other coronavirus equipment stretched thin, Arizona State University has shifted resources to help bridge key gaps. Soon those efforts will receive a much-needed shot in the arm.
April 1, 2020
Its National Census Day — And Heres How Many Arizonans Have Been Counted So Far
Wednesday is National Census Day, which means Arizonans should have received an invitation to participate in the 2020 census. And despite everything that’s happening in the world, the U.S. Census Bureau is still counting residents.
April 1, 2020
Preliminary Estimate: $4.2B In Federal Money Headed To AZ
The $2.2 trillion federal rescue plan is beginning to take effect across the country. The state’s budget analysts say a preliminary estimate of $4.2 billion is heading to Arizona.
April 1, 2020
Immigrant Rights Groups Launch #HopeCantBeQuarantined Campaign
Nearly 40,000 immigrants sit in detention centers across the country, and there is a small but growing number who’ve tested positive for the coronavirus. Rights groups are asking for help reaching out to them. In March, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement banned social visits to further slow the virus’s spread.
April 1, 2020
Women Make Their Place In Growing Industry For Sonoran Agave Spirit Bacanora
Prohibited and produced clandestinely for decades, the Sonoran agave distillate Bacanora is starting to find a place in the international market, alongside better known Mexican spirits like Tequila and Mezcal. And as the market grows, women are carving out their own niche in the traditionally male-dominated industry.
April 1, 2020
AZ Schools Can Issue Diplomas, Credits To High School Seniors
The Arizona State Board of Education unanimously passed on Tuesday an emergency rule that will allow the state's estimated 86,000 high school seniors to receive a diploma or academic credit despite school closures through the end of the school year.
List Of Free Educational Resources For AZ Students, Teachers
March 31, 2020
AG: Law Enforcement Can Enforce Emergency Measures
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich issued an opinion Tuesday affirming law enforcement’s authority to enforce emergency declarations. The decision comes a day after Gov. Doug Ducey issued a statewide stay-at-home order to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
March 31, 2020
Correctional Officers: We Cant Wear PPE At Work
Arizona correctional officers say they are not allowed to wear protective masks at work despite growing fears of the coronavirus potentially entering state prisons.
March 31, 2020
Honeywell Hiring 500 Positions To Make N95 Masks
The manufacturer Honeywell says it’s creating a new production line to make N95 masks at its Phoenix plant and will need 500 new workers.
March 31, 2020
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

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