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Hoffman: AZ Schools Analyzing Short- And Long-Term Options
In response to the spread of the coronavirus, state Superintendent Kathy Hoffman said school leaders are analyzing their short- and long-term options.
March 16, 2020
AZ Legislature Nears Plan For Quick Exit This Week
A plan to quickly pass a basic state budget and a series of critical bills by midweek before adjourning until the coronavirus crisis ebbs was coming together in the Arizona Legislature on Monday.
March 16, 2020
ADC Suspends In-Person Visitations At All State Prisons
The Arizona Department of Corrections has canceled in-person visitations for all publicly and privately run-prisons. But there are still ways for families to communicate with loved ones.
March 16, 2020
Hobbs: Presidential Preference Election Will Move Forward
Federal and state officials on Monday recommend people avoid gatherings of 10 or more people to help minimize the spread of the coronavirus. Secretary of State Katie Hobbs said that won’t stop Arizona from hosting an election for the state’s preferred Democratic presidential nominee.
March 16, 2020
AZ Corrections Ordered To Create Coronavirus Plan
A federal judge has ordered the Arizona Department of Corrections to submit its plans for preparing and managing the coronavirus in state prisons.
March 16, 2020
Mexico Promotes ‘Healthy Distance’ While President Continues Hugging And Kissing People At Rallies
Compared to the United States, Mexico has far fewer cases of people with COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. And while many Mexicans are concerned with an eventual larger outbreak, the government has used a light hand in dealing with the pandemic.
March 16, 2020
Reports: Cardinals Trading David Johnson For DeAndre Hopkins
While other major sports leagues are on hiatus because of the Coronavirus outbreak, The NFL’s offseason is in full swing and the Arizona Cardinals are among the league’s most active teams. Running back David Johnson is reportedly on his way to Houston, and Pro Bowl receiver DeAndre Hopkins is headed to Arizona.
March 16, 2020
1st Coronavirus Case Confirmed In Sonora; Prevention Measures Enacted
Sonora, Arizona’s neighbor to the south, confirmed its first COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, case Monday. The patient is a 72-year-old Hermosillo resident who had recently returned from travel in the United States, including visits to Chicago and Los Angeles. State authorities are monitoring his close contacts to prevent further spread.
March 16, 2020
Cyber Experts, Government Officials Warn Of Malware, Malicious Apps
As people search for health-related information online in response to the coronavirus pandemic, cybersecurity experts and government officials are warning of malware, malicious apps and false information.
March 16, 2020
Boys And Girls Club In The Valley Providing Child Care In Response To Coronavirus
Boys & Girls Clubs throughout the Valley have expanded their business hours to provide child care options for working families, health care workers, first responders and others providing essential services during this crisis. This comes as Gov. Doug Ducey announced Sunday a two-week closures of all Arizona schools in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
March 16, 2020
Cox Aims To Ensure Internet Access During Coronavirus Pandemic
Cox Communications says it will not cut off service to homes or small businesses if they can’t afford to pay their bill because of the coronavirus pandemic.
March 16, 2020
Coronavirus Impacts People With Disability And Their Caregivers
We know that older adults are most at risk of dying from the coronavirus. But there’s another population that could potentially be hard hit by the virus: people with disabilities and their caregivers.
March 16, 2020
Concerns Over School Closures For Low-Income Students
Arizona's school closures may have implications beyond child care and continuing education for some families. Title I schools serve low-income students — students who may depend on their schools for reliable meals and a safe place to go during the day. Carly Whitehead, the Title I coordinator for the Glendale Union High School District, joined The Show to talk about what could this mean for Title I students.
March 16, 2020
BBC Look-Ahead: WHO Says Europe Is Coronavirus Epicenter
The coronavirus is having a significant impact in the rest of the world, especially in Europe. The World Health Organization says the continent is now the epicenter of the outbreak.
March 16, 2020
County Recorder Fontes: My Job Is To Keep Voters Safe
On Friday, Arizona’s Secretary of State Katie Hobbs accused the Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes of violating orders to not mail ballots to Arizonans who aren’t on early voting lists. Fontes, for his part, insists that his actions are within the scope of the law and his efforts are to insure all Arizonans get a chance to cast their vote as polling locations close down to prevent the coronavirus transmission.
Hobbs: Arizona will Move Forward With Presidential Preference Election
March 16, 2020
What Tree Rings Can Tell Us About The History Of The World
Trees have stories to tell. We all learn when we’re kids that reading tree rings shows us how old a tree is. But expert Valerie Trouet says they can tell us so much more than that.
March 16, 2020
Coronavirus Slows 2020 Ballot Petitions
Even as public health officials encourage social distancing and an end to large events, campaigns are ramping up to get both candidates and causes on the 2020 ballot. Some consultants are worried there isn’t nearly enough to get the job done.
March 16, 2020
Professor: Bernie Sanders Needs Huge Latino Turnout To Win AZ
So far, former Vice President Joe Biden has been favored strongly by African American primary voters, while Sen. Bernie Sanders has had the advantage among Latino voters. Arizona may be a state where we see a change among Latino Democrats.
March 16, 2020
Boas: Reliving The Intense, Emotional Fight Over SB 1070
Ten years ago, Gov. Jan Brewer signed SB 1070 into law. In a column over the weekend, Brewer wrote about why she signed the controversial immigration bill — as well as other actions she considered highlights of her time in office.
March 16, 2020
As Coronavirus Moves School And Work Online, Can Broadband Keep Up?
As schools across Arizona and the rest of the country close down, and more and more businesses are having their workers telecommute to avoid spread of the coronavirus. That’s putting renewed attention on broadband capabilities and access.
March 16, 2020

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