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Arizona Notary Services Go Online Friday
Online notary services in Arizona were supposed to go into effect on July 1, but Gov. Doug Ducey moved that date to Friday. In an executive order, Ducey will allow, “remote online notarization."
April 9, 2020
Officials: Wildfire Potential High In Some Parts Of Arizona
After a very rainy and snowy Arizona winter, state forestry officials are predicting a potentially active wildfire season. Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management spokesperson Tiffany Davila says there’s too much grass.
April 9, 2020
AHCCCS Will Dispense $50M To Hospitals
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, Arizona’s Medicaid program known as AHCCCS, reports hospitals statewide will receive $50 million in accelerated hospital payments and advances.
April 9, 2020
President Robbins: Coronavirus Will Harm UA Tuition Revenue
In a conference call with state and local leaders on Wednesday evening, University of Arizona President Robert Robbins said the ongoing pandemic will likely prevent some students, particularly those from outside Arizona, from returning to campus in the fall.
April 9, 2020
Arizona Food Banks Receiving $9.8M  Federal Boost
With more than 129,000 people filing for jobless claims last week in Arizona, and the Department of Economic Security having difficulty distributing funds, Arizona's food pantries are bracing for an avalanche of demand.
April 9, 2020
Public Health Care In Mexico Faces High Risks As The Pandemic Spreads
As of Wednesday, the Mexican government had reported 174 people dead and about 3,200 sick as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Authorities say they are prepared for a larger breakout, but many are calling attention to the lack of health equipment and staff.
April 9, 2020
Wells Fargo Gets Green Light For Small Business Loans
The U.S. Federal Reserve temporarily removed lending restrictions, allowing Wells Fargo to lend to small businesses struggling to survive the coronavirus. This is the first easing on the bank following a companywide account scandal that largely centered in Arizona.
April 8, 2020
Mexico Asks Citizens Overseas To Stay Away For Easter
Mexico has asked its citizens living abroad to not come down during the popular Easter holiday weekend.
April 8, 2020
Page Man Accused Of Urging Violence Against Navajos
Police have arrested a Page man accused of writing a racist social media post accusing Navajo people of carrying the coronavirus and calling for their deaths. Daniel Franzen, 34, was taken into custody on suspicion of attempting to incite an act of terrorism.
April 8, 2020
TGen, NAU And UA Form COVID-19 Research Union
TGen, Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona have formed the Arizona COVID-19 Genomics Union. The collaboration will use genomics, big data analysis and computer models to analyze and track coronavirus strains.
April 8, 2020
Countys Hospitalization Rate Beginning To Slow
Social distancing measures are helping to slow the rate of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Maricopa County, said Dr. Rebecca Sunenshine, the county’s medical director for disease control. Sunenshine couldn’t say when it’ll be safe to relax social distancing measures. She said pulling them back too fast could result in a second peak of cases.
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April 8, 2020
SRP Election Results Show Status Quo
The utility Salt River Project held an election for its board on Tuesday, and almost every incumbent won his race for the board. The lone exception did not run for re-election.
April 8, 2020
Traffic, Emissions Reduced As Arizonans Stay Home
Arizonans staying home amid the pandemic are making a measurable impact on road congestion. Traffic volume is down by a third since early March.
April 8, 2020
Immigration Legal Groups Seek Emergency Restraining Order Against Feds
Legal groups want a federal judge to call an emergency timeout on in-person immigration court hearings to protect people from the coronavirus. The move is part of a recent lawsuit in which most of the detained plaintiffs are being held in Arizona.
April 8, 2020
New Report Documents Labor Abuses Of Migrant Agricultural Workers
A new report finds that migrant workers who come to the United States on agricultural guestworker visas face systemic abuse in the workplace. And the report’s authors say the coronavirus pandemic only amplifies existing flaws in the farmworker program.
April 8, 2020
AZ Study Links Brain Injuries To Endocrine Disorders in Youths
Adults with traumatic brain injuries are more likely to develop diabetes and other endocrine system disorders, but scientists know far less about how this link plays out in children. A new study of Arizona children seeks to address that issue.
April 8, 2020
Strawberry Hedgehog Soap: Made In Arizona
Tracy Perkins is the founder and owner of Strawberry Hedgehog, a vegan soap shop in Phoenix that celebrates sustainability in cleanliness.
April 8, 2020
How Coronavirus May Change Medical Education
Some fourth-year med students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine will be allowed to graduate early, so they can start working on the COVID-19 response. But even with that happening, the ways med schools are teaching the next generation of doctors has changed.
April 8, 2020
What Data Mapping Reveals About The Coronavirus
Scientists around the world are working to learn about COVID-19, including trying to figure out the deepest aspects of how it is spread. One of the more popular elements to come about is run by Johns Hopkins University, and its map is attracting viewers from all over.
April 8, 2020
What Coronavirus Has Changed In The County Attorneys Office
Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel recently directed her team of prosecutors to prioritize charging decisions to reduce the number of people coming into contact with the system. It’s a move to walk the fine line between public safety and public health.
April 8, 2020

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