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Arizona Hospitals Eagerly Await Federal Aid
Hospitals in Arizona are anxious about their workers, capacities, and bottom lines as a surge in coronavirus cases is expected. There’s hope a federal stimulus package can soften the blow from a ban on elective surgeries.
March 25, 2020
AZ Health Department: State Needs To Nearly Double Hospital Bed Capacity
Arizona needs to nearly double its capacity of hospital beds by the end of May to handle a projected rush due to the coronavirus.
March 25, 2020
Animal Shelter Hoping To Get Pets Into Homes Before Temporary Closure
Halo Animal Rescue, a Phoenix Valley animal shelter, is trying to adopt out dogs and cats in its shelter before temporarily closing to the public as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The nonprofit is waiving adoption fees for animals four months or older through Friday.
March 25, 2020
Incarcerated Women Moved To Hickmans Farms, Will Continue Work During Pandemic
The Arizona Department of Corrections has suspended all off-site work crews except for inmates working at Hickman’s Family Farms. It’s the latest step being taken by the department in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
March 25, 2020
1 In 10 AZ Private Sector Workers Could Lose Jobs By Summer
Arizona could lose nearly 280,000 jobs during the first few months of the coronavirus crisis.
March 25, 2020
 After Weeks Of School, Business Closures, What Do Public Health Experts Think?
A month ago today, two of Arizona’s former top public health officials in office during the H1N1 flu pandemic wrote an op-ed in the Arizona Republic. The Show connected with Bob England and Will Humble again.
March 25, 2020
Penzone Suggests Using New Jail To Care For Coronavirus Patients
Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone suggests that a new jail facility in south Phoenix open up — not to inmates, but to coronavirus patients.
March 25, 2020
ACLU Arizona Concerned About Cameras Inside Pinal Jails Attorney Rooms
Defense attorneys are unhappy about a policy enacted by the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office that placed cameras in the jailhouse rooms used by attorneys to speak in private with their clients.
March 25, 2020
Study: Almost Half Of All U.S. Hotel Workers Could Lose Jobs
A study from the American Hotel and Lodging Association says 44% of hotel employees in each state have lost or could lose their jobs in the future as states battle the coronavirus.
March 25, 2020
ASU Lab Researchers Look For Coronavirus Vaccine
Extensive research is taking place all over the world in the effort to identify ways to combat the effects of Coronavirus, with some teams focusing on developing a vaccine—though that is possibly a year or more away from fruition. One of the groups is based at ASU and is led by Brenda Hogue.
March 25, 2020
Agencies That Help Homeless Applaud Duceys Eviction Freeze
Arizona renters financially affected by the coronavirus won’t face eviction if they fail to pay rent. Gov. Ducey issued an executive order Tuesday delaying enforcement of eviction orders for a total of four months.
March 25, 2020
COVID-19 Procedures Could Be A New Model For Courts
Dramatic changes are coming to our judicial system in response to Coronavirus-related restrictions. Those include postponing jury selection and jury-related trials until at least the middle of April. Maricopa County’s system has also suspended in-person visitation for juvenile detention for four weeks.
March 25, 2020
Many Navajo Nation Residents Ignoring Coronavirus Recommendations
President Jonathan Nez issued a shelter-in-place order to combat the growing number of COVID-19 cases on the Navajo Nation. But many people living there do not seem to be heeding the warnings.
March 25, 2020
How Postponing The Olympics Affects Arizona Student-Athletes
The Olympic Games were scheduled to begin on July 24, but they’ve been moved back to 2021 due to COVID-19 concerns. A number of Arizona athletes will be affected by the postponement.
March 25, 2020
Automakers Pushed To Produce Medical Products
The deep effects of coronavirus we’ve seen in China and Italy — and the rapid growth in places like New York and Washington state — have led to President Trump to push for automakers and other corporations to pivot to producing items like ventilators and other medical products.
March 25, 2020
Primary Care Physician: We Need Our Protective Equipment
Physicians are, of course, among those on the front lines battling this outbreak and trying to get patients the care they need. Dr. Zuhdi Jasser is a primary care physician in Phoenix. He’s also a past president of the Arizona Medical Association. The Show asked what he’s seeing in his practice.
March 25, 2020
How AZ Performance Arts Organizations Are Surviving The Coronavirus
Local arts organizations like Arizona Opera and Ballet Arizona are among those being affected by the coronavirus. Arizona Theatre Company announced its final two shows of the season will move to subsequent years.
March 25, 2020
List Of Arizona Stores Offering Special Shopping Hours
Many stores around the U.S. are offering special hours for vulnerable shoppers during the coronavirus pandemic. Here is a list of stores in Arizona. If you know of any stores offering special hours, please email [email protected].org. Check back for updates.
March 25, 2020
Not All Tenants Protected By Executive Order To Delay Evictions
Gov. Doug Ducey’s executive order to ensure Arizonans won’t be evicted during the pandemic has some stipulations. If a tenant has lied to the landlord about a criminal record, other occupants or even pets, it may result in an eviction anyway.
March 25, 2020
Kindness Amid Coronavirus: Arizonans Help Each Other Through Crisis
As news about the coronavirus floods our TV screens and social media feeds, it’s easy to feel weighed down. But while there’s plenty of negativity during times of crisis, some Arizonans are lending a hand to those who need it.
March 25, 2020

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