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Former AZ Emergency Director: Job Had Become Duplicative
In the midst of this pandemic, Arizona’s emergency management director has resigned. Maria Polletta spoke with Wendy Smith-Reeve and has been following this developing story for the Arizona Republic, and Polletta joined The Show to share her perspective.
March 30, 2020
Arizona Hospitals Working To Expand Bed Capacity
As the number of COVID-19 cases increases in Arizona, there is tremendous concern over whether our hospitals can treat the thousands of patients. Ann-Marie Alameddin, president and CEO of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association, talks more about the challenges hospitals face.
March 30, 2020
BBC Look-Ahead: BBC Looks At COVID-19 Rates Across The Globe
Let’s get a look at how the coronavirus is affecting countries outside the U.S. With The Show via Skype for our weekly look at some of the globe’s key stories is the BBC’s Rob Hugh-Jones.
March 30, 2020
Boas: The Case For Duceys Coronavirus Response
Arizona Republic contributor Jon Gabriel praised Gov. Ducey Ducey's incremental approach as other governors close businesses and require people to stay in their houses in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus.
March 30, 2020
Stanton Discusses AZs Response To Coronavirus Disease
On March 27, the U.S. House followed the Senate and unanimously approved a $2 trillion economic relief package to combat the impact COVID-19. The Show talks to congressman Greg Stanton about his thoughts on Arizona's response to the pandemic.
March 30, 2020
The Takeaway: What Constitutes An Elective Procedure?
As the number of COVID-19 cases rises in hospitals across the U.S., many states have started calling for all non-urgent and elective procedures to be delayed.
March 30, 2020
Lawsuit Filed Vs. ABOR Over Unrefunded Housing Fees
A class action lawsuit has been filed against the Arizona Board of Regents after the three public universities it oversees have refused to provide refunds to its students for room, board and fees.
March 30, 2020
Navajo Nation To Start Curfew On Monday
The Navajo Nation will impose a curfew Monday, another tactic to encourage social distancing and slow the spread of the coronavirus. The curfew runs 8 p.m. to 5 a.m daily.
March 30, 2020
AZ Schools Closed For Remainder Of The School Year
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman said Monday morning that schools will remain closed through the end of the school year.
March 30, 2020
Coronavirus Outbreak Tests Resilience Of Western Water Workforce
Water agencies throughout the West are changing their operations during the coronavirus outbreak to make sure cities and farms don't run dry. Their responses range from extreme measures to modest adjustments to ensure their most critical workers don't succumb to the virus.
March 30, 2020
AZ Schools For Deaf, Blind Work To Reach Kids At Home
With schools now closed until at least April 10, educators and families are looking for ways to keep students learning. But what about students who struggle to communicate with their own parents and peers? The Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, or ASDB, are working to reach those who count on school for more than academics, like Amelie Morales.
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March 30, 2020
After Emergency Declared, Sonorans Prep For Closure Of Non-Essential Business
With Covid-19 cases steadily rising in Sonora, the Mexican state to Arizona’s south, its governor declared a health emergency last week. She also ordered that only essential businesses remain open. Last week, businesses were scrambling to figure out who could remain open. And many are concerned about what this all means for the state’s workers and economy.
March 30, 2020
Phoenix Officer Killed, 2 Others Wounded In Shooting
Phoenix police Cmdr. Greg Carnicle volunteered to spend his last year on the force doing a job that can include responding to calls. He was killed and two other officers were wounded in a shooting inside a house Sunday night.
March 30, 2020
Can A Website Help Phoenix Campus Add Beds For Homeless?
Maricopa County’s largest provider of homeless services has launched a website in hopes of garnering public support to add beds to its Human Servicies Campus.
March 30, 2020
Where Are AZs Highest, Lowest Census Response Rates?
Wednesday, April 1, is Census Day. That’s the reference date used for the 2020 Census. That means you include everyone living in your home on April 1 when you fill out the form, but you don’t have to wait to complete the census.
March 30, 2020
Phoenix Makes Video To Help Small Businesses Apply For Loans
The city of Phoenix is trying to help business owners navigate the federal process of disaster relief. Phoenix’s Economic Development Department created a video to walk people through the forms to apply for economic injury disaster loans.
March 30, 2020
AZ Primary Care Providers Are On The Front Lines Of Virus Response
Primary care offices adjust to social distancing and face uncertainty around patient flow. As a worker at Clinica La Familia, a primary care office, Elizabeth Lopez-Murray is on the front lines of coronavirus response. Until last week, her clinic was seeing patients in the office and evaluating symptoms in-person. Now, they are doing most of their work via telemedicine.
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March 29, 2020
AZ Department Of Revenue Restricting Customer Service Lobbies
To comply with CDC social distancing guidelines, the state tax offices will be closing to the public until further notice. Taxpayers needing assistance will be required to make an appointment.
March 29, 2020
Warm, Dry Week Ahead, But Not Quite In The 90s
The National Weather Service is calling for a warm, dry week, with temperatures in the 80s.
March 29, 2020
In AZs Last County Without Coronavirus Cases, Restaurants Are Still Open
Under Gov. Ducey's executive order closing restaurants and bars to dine-in service, counties without confirmed coronavirus cases are exempt. That leaves one isolated county in eastern Arizona still open for business.
March 29, 2020

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