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Gov. Ducey Signs Stripped-Down $11.8B Budget
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a stripped-down emergency state budget Saturday that contains $50 million in spending to help tenants, homeowners and small businesses weather the coronavirus crisis.
March 29, 2020
Heres What Happened This Week In Arizona History
This week in 1919, a troop train carrying discharged soldiers from Nogales to Tucson was rerouted after military authorities learned that professional gamblers had gathered in Tucson, hoping to relieve the soldiers of their back-pay. A collection of the interesting — and sometimes unusual — events that happened this week in Arizona history.
March 29, 2020
Navajo County Ranks 13th Worldwide For COVID-19 Rate
Navajo County ranks 13th worldwide and 11th in the U.S. for COVID-19 infections per 1,000 people. As of Friday, Navajo County reported 43 cases
March 28, 2020
Arizonas Older Adults Facing Challenges With Food And Scams
Many older adults are struggling to get food during the coronavirus pandemic. They are also at an increase risk of being scammed.
March 28, 2020
Beer Distributors Fund Supports Bar, Restaurant Employees
Crescent Crown, the state's largest beer distributor, will donate a percentage of each sale to bar and restaurant employees who are out of work.
March 28, 2020
Co-Defendant: Prostitution Camp Provided Moms For Petersen Adoptions
A co-defendant in a human smuggling operation told police that a prostitution camp in the Marshall Islands provided many of the pregnant women involved in former Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen's allegedly illegal adoption business.
March 28, 2020
Tucson Mayor Advises Salons, Barbershops To Close
Tucson Mayor Regina Romero ordered all non-essential businesses to shut down. Gov. Doug Ducey's recent executive order defining "essential" businesses includes barbershops, salons, and spas. Romero's order "strongly advises" those businesses to close anyway.
March 28, 2020
Domestic And Sexual Violence Groups Operating Despite Pandemic
Domestic and sexual violence groups are continuing to provide services to survivors of abuse in Arizona, despite the coronavirus pandemic. And that’s important to know, because it’s times like these when there can be a spike in abuse.
March 28, 2020
Rockfall Shuts State Route 88 Near Roosevelt
Rockfall has closed State Route 88, two miles west of Roosevelt, the Arizona Department of Transportation said. The department says debris at Milepost 242 is blocking access between Roosevelt Lake and Apache Lake.
March 27, 2020
Arizona Desperately Short On Blood For Transfusions
As fears over the coronavirus drive Arizonans indoors and away from groups, people aren't donating as much blood as usual. The state's main blood supplier says stock is critically low.
March 27, 2020
Phoenix Will Restrict Hiking Trails To Enforce Social Distancing
After record-breaking park attendance last weekend, the city of Phoenix Parks Department will be restricting access to some popular hiking trails starting this weekend.
March 27, 2020
Women Of The West: Betty Fairfax
Arizona boasts of many women who’ve made history both in the state and on the national stage. We all know the impact that Sandra Day O'Connor and Rose Mofford had, but in The Show's Women of the West series, we highlight some of the lesser-known women whose stories shaped our state's history. This week, meet Betty Fairfax.
March 27, 2020
UA Researchers Discover How Tuvan Throat Singing Works
Researchers at the University of Arizona have uncovered the secret to Tuvan throat singing — how central Asian singers make two different sounds at once.
March 27, 2020
Phoenix Symphony Cancels Season, Lays Off Musicians
The Phoenix Symphony is canceling the rest of its season as the coronavirus continues to cause closures and job losses across the Valley.
March 27, 2020
AZ Delegation Weighs In On $2T Coronavirus Relief Package
Congress passed a massive $2 trillion relief package to stimulate the economy as it — and millions of Americans — suffer from the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. Here's what Arizona's elected representatives had to say about the bill.
March 27, 2020
Mexican Census Continues Despite Coronavirus Concerns
Like the United States, Mexico is conducting its 2020 census. But the country’s strategy against the COVID-19 pandemic is smacking up against the deadline, which officially ends this Friday, March 27.
March 27, 2020
Chef Charleen Badman: Closures Come At Worst Possible Time For AZ Restaurants
Charleen Badman is the James Beard award-winning chef and owner of FnB in Scottsdale, and she’s been calling on local restaurateurs like her to show Congress just how much relief they really need.
March 27, 2020
How Does Arizonas U.S. Attorney Rate His First Year?
As the Arizona’s U.S. Attorney’s Office is gearing up for a growing number of fraud cases related to COVID-19, The Show talked to U.S. Attorney Michael Bailey about his first year on the job.
March 27, 2020
Biotech Company Working On Using Virus As Potential Cancer Treatment
A Phoenix-based biotech company is hoping to start human clinical trials to test whether an engineered virus can kill off cancer cells, while not hurting healthy ones. OncoMyx was formed with that goal in mind and recently finalized a licensing deal with Arizona State University's tech transfer organization.
March 27, 2020
Supporters Urge Removing Barriers To Experimental Drug Therapies
The so-called "Right to Try" movement began as an effort to speed up the FDA drug approval process. It’s based on the idea that terminally ill patients should be able to use experimental treatments or therapies.
March 27, 2020

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