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Despite Coronavirus Fears, Some Workers Need Child Care
After Gov. Doug Ducey and public education chief Kathy Hoffman closed all Arizona schools last week amid the coronavirus pandemic, some child care centers have remained open to help serve first responders and health care workers.
March 17, 2020
Unions, Attorneys Want Immigration Courts Closed
A coalition of immigration lawyers, a judges’ union and a union of trial attorneys for ICE has been calling on the Justice Department to close immigration courts during the coronavirus outbreak.
March 17, 2020
Food Banks Make Changes To Prevent Virus Spread
Food banks around the Phoenix metro region are modifying how they operate to reduce the spread of the coronavirus while serving an uptick in need.
March 17, 2020
Critics: New Border Fence Divides Jaguar Land
Environmental groups warn that a new segment of border fence the Trump administration is building in Arizona will destroy recovery efforts for the jaguar species that travels between the U.S. and Mexico.
March 17, 2020
How To Do The Public’s Business While Limiting Public Interaction
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, local governments are trying to continue the public’s business while limiting public interaction.
March 17, 2020
Member of Navajo Nation Tests Positive For Coronavirus, Officials Say
A member of the Navajo Nation has tested positive for coronavirus, said President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer in a Facebook post. The reservation’s Department of Health told officials that the patient is a 46-year-old with recent travel history.
March 17, 2020
Why some Florida Latinos question Sanders’ democratic socialism
Across the nation, Latino voters have tended to favor Democratic candidate Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. That’s not always the case in Florida, where the Latino community is very diverse and tends to lean more conservative.
March 17, 2020
Phoenix, Tucson Mayors Shut Down Restaurant Dine-In
Bars will be shutting down and restaurants switching to delivery or take-out only in Phoenix and Tucson starting Tuesday night. This comes after Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and Tucson Mayor Regina Romero declared a state of emergency in response to the coronavirus.
March 17, 2020
Why Superintendent Kathy Hoffman Decided To Close AZ Schools
Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman has been offering guidance to Arizona schools in recent days as the state works to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.
March 17, 2020
Utilities Pledge To Keep Arizonans Connected To Power, Water And Internet
The state’s largest utilities are continuing to provide service even if customers do not pay their bills during this uncertain time. And water companies not regulated by the state are following suit.
March 17, 2020
LIVE COVERAGE: March 17 Primaries
Follow NPR's live coverage of the 2020 primaries in Ohio, Arizona, Illinois and Florida, including live results and analysis.
March 17, 2020
AZ Lawmakers Appear Set To Approve Baseline Budget
Arizona businesses and public spaces are shutting down across the state to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. And now, the Arizona Legislature might do so as well. Republican leaders in both the state House and Senate are planning to pass a baseline budget and any bills needed to keep government agencies in operation. That is expected this week.
March 17, 2020
Weeding Out The Stinknet — Why Its Good To Pull Them Out
And now for something a little different: Let’s talk about weeds. In particular, about one weed with a particularly funny name: stinknet. The name isn’t so much about the smell as it is about encouraging people to pull it out.
March 17, 2020
The Perspective Of An AZ Doctor On The Front Lines
Guidance from state officials has been evolving week to week to keep up with changes at the federal level related to coronavirus. The Show reached out to Dr. Michael White, chief medical officer for Valleywise Health.
March 17, 2020
AZ Dem Party Chair: No Thoughts Of Postponing Election
Arizona's Presidential Preference Election comes in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Arizona Democratic Party Chair Felecia Rotellini joined The Show to explain why postponement wouldn't have been a good idea.
March 17, 2020
Sinema Introduces Bill To Protect Veterans Education Benefits During University Closures
GI Bill benefits usually require student veterans to be enrolled in in-person classes to receive full benefits. A bipartisan bill introduced by Sen. Kyrsten Sinema seeks to protect those benefits as schools shift to online instruction during the coronavirus outbreak.
March 17, 2020
GCU Hires New Men’s Basketball Coach
The school announced it has hired former Vanderbilt coach Bryce Drew. Drew will take the helm of the GCU Antelopes.
March 17, 2020
Arizona Voters Head To The Polls For The Democratic Presidential Preference Election
Arizona’s Democratic Presidential Preference Election is Tuesday, and the Maricopa County Elections Department has made several changes due to coronavirus concerns. In-person voters no longer have an assigned polling location and can select any vote center to cast their ballots.
March 17, 2020
Ajo Cafe Promotes Healthy Living, Educates About Sustainable Indigenous Crops
Until around 10 years ago, Ajo, Arizona, fit the description of a "literal" food desert. A local nonprofit decided to change that label and partnered with members of the Tohono O’odham tribe to farm traditional and indigenous crops in the area.
March 17, 2020
Arizona Health Officials: Positive Cases May Spike Since Private Labs To Outpace State Testing
As private labs begin testing patients for the coronavirus, Maricopa County health officials warned that the number of positive cases in Arizona is about to spike dramatically. As of Monday morning, the state public health laboratory had conducted 200 tests. But that doesn’t include the number of tests now conducted by private labs.
March 16, 2020

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