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Super PAC With Ties To McConnell Targets AZ Senate Race
The Senate Leadership Fund, a super PAC with ties to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, has pegged more than $67 million to be spent in six key states — including Arizona — beginning in September.
March 26, 2020
Multimedia Artist Kristin Bauer: Made In Arizona
Kristin Bauer makes art for reflection — sometimes literally. Mirrors, plastics and text make appearances in her abstract creations, and what they’re saying exactly is often up to interpretation.
March 26, 2020
The Takeaway: Faith Communities Find Creative Ways To Congregate Amid Pandemic
Places of worship around the country are dealing with transitioning to creative ways of holding services that protect their congregations from the spread of the coronavirus.
March 26, 2020
Sounds Of The City: Papago Archery Range
Listen to the sounds of Melanie Mandelin shooting with the Papago Archery Association.
March 26, 2020
Friday Afternoon Is Deadline To Request Early SRP Ballot
The Salt River Project’s election for half of its board is coming up next month. Friday afternoon, March 27, at 5 p.m. is the deadline to request an early ballot by mail.
March 26, 2020
No Hearing For Airport Rideshare Case
The Arizona Supreme Court’s decision to cancel all oral arguments this week means justices won’t hold a hearing in a case affecting rideshare passengers at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. In January, Attorney Mark Brnovich asked the high court to take up the matter of a fee charged to companies like Uber and Lyft when they ferry passengers to and from Sky Harbor.
March 26, 2020
Governor Calls For Feds To Ease SNAP Eligibility Requirements
Gov. Doug Ducey has announced a new series of protocols for dealing with the coronavirus in Arizona. First, he said he is asking the U.S. Depatment of Agriculture for permission to add prepared and hot meals from grocery stores to the list of benefit items covered under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamps.
March 26, 2020
Some Arizona Hair And Nail Salons Remain Open
The Arizona Board of Cosmetology has been criticized for not closing down hair and nail salons across the state. The one problem? The board’s executive director, Kim Scoplitte says only the individual businesses or the governor has the authority to shut down the businesses.
March 26, 2020
Amid A Pandemic, How Are Grandparents Raising Kids Coping?
Nearly 60,000 Arizona children are being raised by their grandparents. But with the coronavirus pandemic and calls for older adults to stay away from public spaces and practice social distancing, how are Arizona's “grandfamilies” coping with what feels like an impossible situation at times?
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March 26, 2020
Lessons Learned From Mexico City’s Ban On Single-Use Plastic Bags
Starting this year, Mexico City implemented a change in their waste management law, and now single-use plastic bags are banned. How this environmentalist move is affecting one of the largest cities in the world — and what can we learn from it?
March 26, 2020
UA Scientists Manufacturing Coronavirus Test Kits
The coronavirus pandemic has severely strained key medical resources, including testing supplies. Scientists at the University of Arizona are pitching in to help. Scientists at the UA Health Sciences Biorepository have begun making specimen collection kits for coronavirus testing.
March 25, 2020
Sonoran Governor Declares Health Emergency, Orders Businesses Closed
Businesses necessary Sonora, Arizona’s neighbor to the south, has declared a health emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Claudia Pavlovich made the announcement in a video released Wednesday and said measures would be rolled out over the next 72 hours.
March 25, 2020
Protesters Block Southbound Border Traffic In Nogales Over Pandemic
On Wednesday afternoon, protesters in Nogales, Sonora, blocked motorists trying to cross south into Mexico. They were demanding tougher action from the Mexican federal government to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
March 25, 2020
Sinema: Federal Coronavirus Bill Could Provide More Relief For AZ
The U.S. Senate is expected to vote Wednesday on a more than $2 trillion coronavirus response bill that includes economic relief for various sectors and everyday people.
March 25, 2020
What To Do If A Household Member Must Work Outside The Home
Millions are working from home to slow the spread of the coronavirus. But one listener wanted to know what to do if a child or partner has to work outside the home. KJZZ News put the question to Will Humble of the Arizona Public Health Association.
March 25, 2020
Mexican President Announces New Pandemic Measures
Mexico’s president has been criticized for his loose strategies against the coronavirus outbreak and for not following social distancing. But the Mexican leader is announcing part of his economic plans to face the pandemic — and some changes in his social conduct.
March 25, 2020
Globe Shutting Down Bars, Dine-In Operations
The city of Globe east of Phoenix will shutter its bars and movie theaters and restrict dine-in eating options despite having no confirmed coronavirus cases in Gila County. It’s the first city in the county to do so. Globe Mayor Al Gameros said he decided to take this proactive step anyways because of the influx of tourists that his city is seeing on the weekends.
March 25, 2020
Navajo Access To Water Compounds Response To Coronavirus
As health officials urge us to wash hands to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, two million Americans without access to clean running water have become some of the most vulnerable. On Tuesday the Navajo Nation reported 49 cases of COVID-19.
March 25, 2020
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

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