Whats Next For Arizonas Economy?
Arizona’s economy was on a roll. But then worries and uncertainty around the coronavirus led to businesses closing overnight, and Arizona’s economy, like the rest of the nation’s, plunged into a recession.
April 2, 2020
As Unemployment Claims Jump, DES Trying To Keep Up
Tens of thousands of Arizonans have applied for unemployment benefits in the wake of the coronavirus. Ryan Randazzo has been following this story for the Arizona Republic.
April 2, 2020
Florence Project And Others Sue ICE To Release 8 People Vulnerable To COVID-19
The Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project and other groups want a federal judge to order the release of eight people with chronic medical conditions from detention.
April 2, 2020
Citizens Initiatives Ask AZ Supreme Court For Right To Collect Signatures Online
Groups trying to put measures on the November ballot are asking the Arizona Supreme Court to let them gather the remaining signatures they need online.
April 2, 2020
Todd McFarlane: Unknown Future For Comic Books After Coronavirus Shutdown
The comic book industry’s sole distributor from print to retail, Diamond Comic Distributors, stopped all shipments on March 23. For the first time anyone can remember, a week came and went with no new comics.
April 2, 2020
Sonora Legislators Donate Salaries For Coronavirus Relief
While there are still relatively few cases of coronavirus confirmed in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, compared to Arizona, many fear a serious toll on health and the economic as the outbreak continues. And some state legislators are committing to donate their salaries to help those most affected.
April 2, 2020
Bens Bells Founder: Dont Be Nice — Be Kind
Tucson nonprofit Ben's Bells recently launched a "be kind challenge" paper chain, in which a new link is added to document an act of kindness. The group says it’s a way of staying connected, even when we’re physically apart.
April 2, 2020
Arizona Cancels Spring High School Sports
After state officials announced on March 30 that schools would stay closed for the rest of the school year, the Arizona Interscholastic Association announced the rest of the spring sports season would be cancelled.
April 2, 2020
Grand Canyon National Park Closure  Controversial In Tusayan
The closure of Grand Canyon National Park due to COVID-19 will certainly have an impact on the surrounding communities that rely on the park and the tourists it attracts. The town of Tusayan is one of those communities.
April 2, 2020
Professor: Social Distancing Raises Questions About Approach To Sustainable Cities
Whether the outcome is good or bad, this social distancing and self-quarantining we’re all trying to figure out will change us for good. That's what Mark Roseland, a senior sustainability scientist at ASU’s School of Community Resources and Development, asserts at least.
April 2, 2020
AZ Looking To Recently Retired Nurses To Help During Pandemic
Nearly 80% of Arizona nurses say their personal protective gear is not sufficient to care for their patients safely and efficiently. The Show spoke to Robin Schaeffer, a registered nurse and the executive director of the Arizona Nurses Association, about what’s being done to try to fix the situation.
April 2, 2020
ASU To Hold Virtual Commencement Ceremonies
Arizona State University is shifting its spring 2020 commencement ceremonies to virtual, online events due to the coronavirus. President Michael Crow announced the move on Thursday.
April 2, 2020
Sounds Of The City: Brewing Beer At Home
Listen to the sounds of Sam Paterson brewing beer in his own backyard.
April 2, 2020
The Takeaway: Coronavirus Exposes Public Health Inequities In Indigenous Communities
In American Indian communities, the coronavirus outbreak has exposed a number of longstanding public health inequities.
April 2, 2020
Supreme Court Upholds Sky Harbor Rideshare Fees
Phoenix is claiming victory after the Arizona Supreme Court sided with the city over ridehsaring fees at Sky Harbor International Airport. In a court order dated April 2, the justices unanimously found Phoenix’s ridesharing fees constitutional.
April 2, 2020
As More Work From Home, Energy Consumption Increases
More Arizonans are working at home and that means more electricity consumption. Scott Harelson with SRP says that usage has increased by 3% to 5%. But another trend is happening simultaneously — early morning use for the utility’s customers is actually going down.
April 2, 2020
Arizona Veterinarians Get OK To Use Telemedicine
Amid a wave of executive orders, Gov. Doug Ducey decided this week to allow Arizona veterinarians to use telemedicine when seeing patients. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there is no conclusive evidence showing companion animals, like dogs and cats, can spread COVID-19.
April 2, 2020
AZ Detainees Seek Halt To Immigration Court Hearings During Pandemic
Most of the detained plaintiffs in a lawsuit seeking to halt in-person immigration court hearings during the coronavirus pandemic are being held in Arizona. They also want the government to create a secure way to talk with lawyers on the outside, or provide protective gear to keep meetings safe.
April 2, 2020
In The Nonstop Coronavirus News Cycle, Misinformation Is Rampant
News about the coronavirus has now overwhelmed our airwaves, screens and social media feeds. And not all of that information is reliable. Kristy Roschke at the News Co/Lab at ASU said uncertainty is what makes information about the coronavirus so hard for news consumers to process.
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April 2, 2020
What Does Stay-Home Order Mean For Residents, Businesses?
If you’ve got questions about what Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's “Stay Home, Stay Connected and Stay Safe” order means for your daily life, rest assured, you’re not alone. Since the order took effect at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, there’s been varying takes on its impact.
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April 1, 2020