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Poll: 20% Of Teachers Unlikely To Return To Classrooms
A new USA Today/Ipsos survey released last week finds 20% of teachers nationally are unlikely to return to classrooms when they reopen. Marisol Garcia with the Arizona Education Association said she expects that trend to be mirrored in the state because of the coronavirus pandemic.
June 1, 2020
12 Arrested In Connection With Scottsdale Looting
Mayor Jim Lane estimated Scottsdale retailers and restaurant owners lost millions of dollars to damages and theft at multiple businesses like P.F. Changs, the Apple Store and Neiman Marcus.
June 1, 2020
Border Patrol Contracting For Mobile Blimp Surveillance Systems
The Trump Administration’s biggest border project has undoubtedly been the building of hundreds of miles of new border wall. But its chief border security agency, the Border Patrol, is also quietly looking into new, smaller technologies.
June 1, 2020
Chandler Offering Struggling Businesses Relief Through Liquor Licenses
Chandler is hoping to give some relief to businesses struggling during the pandemic by extending deadlines and waiving late fees for liquor license renewals.
June 1, 2020
How AZBio Association Members Are Fighting COVID-19
The Arizona Bioindustry Association supports a variety of organizations across Arizona. From fashion to AI technology, these unrelated businesses now have one common goal: fighting COVID-19.
June 1, 2020
Report: AZ Among States With Highest Seat-Belt Use
More Arizonans are wearing seat belts. That’s according to the latest data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration..
June 1, 2020
Superior Court Plan To Resume In-Person Operations
Starting June 1, Maricopa County Superior Court will begin its transition plan to resume in-person operations.
June 1, 2020
FDA Releases E. Coli Report On Romaine Lettuce Contamination
Arizona leads the nation in leafy greens production during the winter months, contributing approximately $2 billion to Arizona’s economy annually. But after several E. coli outbreaks last fall in California, the leafy greens industry was decimated.
June 1, 2020
Gov. Ducey Says Arizona Leaders Requested Curfew, But Who Are They?
Gov. Ducey said his statewide emergency declaration and curfew came at the request of local leaders and in coordination with state and local law enforcement. But so far his office isn’t telling us who requested the curfew, and the mayors of Arizona’s two largest cities say they learned about it through the governor’s tweet.
May 31, 2020
Black Mothers Forum Joins Worldwide Chorus Denouncing Floyd Death
A Phoenix-based public interest group has joined a chorus of people worldwide who are denouncing the alleged killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police.
May 31, 2020
Heres What Happened This Week In Arizona History
This week in 1936, a convict at Florence State Prison attempted to escape and elude prison bloodhounds by swimming 16 miles through irrigation canals to Picacho Lake, towing his lunch in a gallon milk pail. A collection of the interesting — and sometimes unusual — events that happened this week in Arizona history.
May 31, 2020
Brush Fire Forces Evacuations In Cave Creek
About 500 homes in Cave Creek have been evacuated as a three-alarm brush fire continues to grow. As of 11:30 a.m. Sunday, the fire burned more than 1,250 acres and is 5% contained.
May 30, 2020
Record-Breaking Heat This Weekend, Continues Through Sunday
The high-pressure system causing near-record high temperatures will be here for a while, prompting extreme heat warnings until at least Sunday night.
May 30, 2020
Mostly Peaceful Protests End Early Following Statewide Curfew
For most of Sunday night, downtown Phoenix protests remained peaceful, with activists giving speeches to the crowd. Earlier in the day, Gov. Doug Ducey declared a statewide emergency and an 8 p.m. curfew in effect for one week. Police arrested some protesters who remained downtown past the curfew.
Ducey Says Local Leaders Requested Curfew, But Who Are They?
May 30, 2020
On New COVID Scale, Nearly all of Mexico is Red, Including Sonora
Only essential businesses will be allowed to operate starting June 1. 'Essential' was recently expanded to include the mining, construction and transportation manufacturing sectors.
May 30, 2020
Another COVID-19 Testing Blitz Starts This Weekend
There are thousands of COVID-19 tests available to the general public at 30 testing sites in Maricopa County, and about 20 others spread across Arizona. Each site maintains different hours, fees and requirements for testing eligibility.
May 30, 2020
Judge Rules To Keep Nursing Home Data Confidential
Arizonans won't be learning which nursing homes have residents who have contracted COVID-19, at least not from the state. In a 23-page order late Friday, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Christopher Coury acknowledged that Arizona law "recognizes liberal inspection of public records.''
May 29, 2020
Ducey Order Protects Patients Transferred Between Hospitals
The "Arizona Surge Line" provides a centralized database of hospital bed availability in Arizona to ensure adequate space at hospitals for COVID-19 patients.
May 29, 2020
Masks Required At U.S. District Courts In Arizona
If you’re planning to head to a U.S. District Court in the District of Arizona, be prepared to wear a mask. Chief U.S. District Court Judge Murray Snow issued a new order Thursday including a requirement that all visitors and staff at district courthouse in Arizona must wear a mask.
May 29, 2020
Mexican President Prepares Tour While Pandemic Spreads
Mexico’s cases of coronavirus and deaths related to it are still increasing by hundreds. But the president decided to start touring around the country again on June 1, mainly to supervise and inaugurate state projects.
May 29, 2020

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