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ASU Announces In-Person Classes Will Be Moved Online
Spring break at Arizona State University ends this weekend, but students won’t be back in classrooms on Monday. In an email to the ASU community, President Michael Crow announced that in-person classes will be moved online "wherever possible."
March 11, 2020
Why This Baby Is Worth $3,000 A Year To Arizona
Starting Thursday, people will get invitations in the mail to participate in the U.S. Census. The Constitution mandates a census every 10 years to count every person living in the U.S., regardless of citizenship status, race or age. This week, Arizona announced an initiative to make sure babies and young children are counted.
March 11, 2020
The Takeaway: Italy Issues Nationwide Lockdown
On Monday night, Italy became the first country to put in place a nationwide lockdown, as the novel coronavirus continues to spread across the country and the globe. The death toll there has now reached more than 600, with a total of roughly 10,000 cases.
March 11, 2020
Two Guys On Your Head: Rethinking The Work Week For A Happier Life
In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about how to rethink your approach to work for a happier life.
March 11, 2020
WATCH: Sen. Sanders Holds Press Conference
Sen. Bernie Sanders is holding a press conference as he falls farther behind former Vice President Joe Biden in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Watch his remarks live. Video is scheduled to begin around 10 a.m. Arizona time.
March 11, 2020
MCCCD Board Considers Emergency Powers For Chancellor
In order to swiftly and effectively respond to the coronavirus, the Maricopa County Community College District Governing Board acknowledged its own limitations. At a Tuesday night work session, the board was presented with the college system’s response so far.
March 11, 2020
After Hard Journeys, Asylum Seekers Find Soft Landing At Hermosillo Home
As in the United States, Mexico has seen a meteoric rise in asylum requests from residents of Central America and elsewhere fleeing violence and other challenges. That jump has overwhelmed federal agencies, and those seeking refuge often navigate the complicated process with little support. But in Sonora, there is now at least one place where those asylum seekers can take a deep breath.
March 11, 2020
Baby Sandbar Sharks Are Thriving In The Arizona Desert
The OdySea Aquarium is celebrating the rare birth of sandbar sharks at its facility near Scottsdale, and the attraction hopes to add even more baby sharks to their collection. The animals may be far from their ocean environment — but seem to be thriving and even breeding here in the desert.
March 11, 2020
Study Questions Longstanding View Of Crustacean Brains
Tiny brain structures called "mushroom bodies" play a key role in how insects learn and remember. But their arthropod cousins, crustaceans, appear not to have them. Now, a new study in the journal eLife refutes that view, saying crustaceans have mushroom bodies, they've merely been modified.
March 11, 2020
No Live Audience At Dem Presidential Debate In Phoenix
Due to concerns over the coronavirus, the Democratic presidential debate in Phoenix won’t have a live audience.
March 10, 2020
Tucson-Based Science Fair Adjusts For Coronavirus
The Southern Arizona Research Science and Engineering Foundation's annual science fair is taking steps to mitigate health concerns that naturally arise when mixing thousands of school-aged children in close quarters amid fears of the spread of the coronavirus.
March 10, 2020
U.S. Tries Again To Convince Courts For Military Funds For Border Fences
The Trump administration was in court Tuesday fighting a federal court decision that blocked the government from using money intended for the military to instead fund construction of a border fence.
March 10, 2020
NPR Results And Analysis Of March 10 Primaries
Follow NPR's live coverage of the 2020 primaries, including results and analysis.
March 10, 2020
Opioid Deaths Rising Despite Arizona Lawmakers Efforts
The Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act allocated millions for outreach and treatment and took other steps intended to mitigate the opioid epidemic. But Andrew Niccola with the Arizona Capitol Times has reported that more Arizonans are dying from opioid related overdoses today.
March 10, 2020
How Hotels Can Join The Fight against Human Trafficking
Lawyers representing the victims of human trafficking are taking aim at hotel chains, which they say ignored the crimes taking place on their property. Late last year, they consolidated at least 21 different lawsuits into one case that makes the same claims.
March 10, 2020
Coronavirus Fears Expose Underlying Economic Issues
Businesses looking to head-off the coronavirus have asked some employees to stay home. But not all workers can afford to stay home.
March 10, 2020
AZ Health Director: Numbers Remain Low, But Coronavirus Spread Hard To Predict
While Arizona's number of coronavirus cases remains low, there is reason to remain vigilant. Two cruise ship passengers who flew through Sky Harbor International Airport last month were later diagnosed with COVID-19 and could have passed on the virus.
March 10, 2020
This first-time Afro Latino voter is undecided. His biggest issue? Education.
As an Afro Latino with roots in Honduras, Brayan Guevara straddles two groups whose votes candidates are fighting to capture: Latinos and blacks. He wants to make sure his voice is heard at the ballot box this November. 
March 10, 2020
Latest News About The Coronavirus Disease
Get the latest news about the coronavirus disease.
March 10, 2020
Corrections Officer Who Exposed Broken Locks Has Died
The Arizona Department of Corrections officer who exposed broken locks at the Lewis prison has died. Last year, Gabriela Contreras leaked security camera footage of inmates opening their cells and attacking a correctional officer.
March 10, 2020

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