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Crossings Plummet At AZ Ports After Pandemic Restrictions
Crossings at Arizona border ports are down sharply since restrictions went into place last month in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
April 1, 2020
Sonora Asks Med Students To Join Coronavirus Fight
Sonora, the Mexican state bordering Arizona, is calling for medical students and others to join the pandemic fight. Sonoran Health Secretary Enrique Clausen said the invitation is open for students in their fourth semesters or beyond.
April 1, 2020
Women Of The West: Refugio Barth Landavazo
Arizona boasts many women who have 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. Meet Refugio Barth Landavazo.
April 1, 2020
Arizona Affordable Care Act Enrollment Extension Denied
About 680,000 Arizonans do not have health insurance. Gov. Doug Ducey tried to mitigate the back-end costs of treating COVID-19 patients by requesting an extension to the Affordable Care Act’s 2020 enrollment.
April 1, 2020
Brnovich Talks Coronavirus Enforcement, Privacy
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has issued an opinion laying out what local authorities can do to enforce Gov. Doug Ducey's stay-at-home order. He also outlined what information can be shared about COVID-19 patients.
April 1, 2020
High School Teacher, Student Share Experience With Online Classes
The Show caught up with one first-year teacher to see how it’s going with his high school students. The Show also talked to a high school senior who is not only adjusting to life with online classes, but who is missing out on so many of the experiences that were supposed to make this year memorable.
April 1, 2020
Book Recreates Recreates Historic Arizona Landscape Photos
There are a number of “then and now" kinds of books, where old photos of Phoenix or another Valley city are compared to modern-day ones. But Bill Wyckoff has a different take on the genre. In his new book, Wyckoff not only recreates old photos of some urban areas, but also rural ones.
April 1, 2020
‘Remain In Mexico’ Hearings, Visa Interviews Further Delayed
After President Trump acknowledged that the country won’t return to normal by Easter, Homeland Security announced it would further delay hearings for asylum seekers waiting in Mexico under the “Remain In Mexico” program, and extend closures of visa offices across the country.
April 1, 2020
How Officers Protect And Serve During Coronavirus
The coronavirus has created a new reality for law enforcement. Sworn to “protect and serve,” officers must now protect themselves in ways they never trained for, all while still protecting the citizens and communities they serve.
April 1, 2020
How Teachers, Students Are Tackling Transition To Online Classes
Kindergarten through 12th grade students have been stuck at home the past two weeks after in-person classes were postponed and then canceled for the rest of the semester. But many returned to their studies this week from home. But the transition hasn’t been easy for teachers, students and parents.
April 1, 2020
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

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