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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
WATCH: Coronavirus Briefing At The White House
Watch the latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic, including regular White House briefings.
March 16, 2020
Arizona Cities Close Public Places, Cancel Events Due To Coronavirus
Some of Arizona’s largest cities are taking additional steps to combat the spread of the coronavirus. That includes the closure of many public places. Based on new recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, all Phoenix libraries and indoor rec centers will be closed beginning Monday.
March 16, 2020
Number Of Coronavirus Cases In Arizona Now Up To 18
The number of coronavirus cases in Arizona has risen to 18, state health officials reported Monday. The Arizona Department of Health Services posted the new figure on it's website, up from 13 on Sunday. Several of the newly presumptive cases were found through testing from a commercial laboratory, not a state lab.
March 16, 2020
The Takeaway: Can Travel Bans Slow The Spread Of The Coronavirus?
Some experts, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, don’t think domestic travel restrictions are necessary, at least not right now.
March 16, 2020
Legislature Considering If Session Can — And Should — Continue
Widespread disruptions caused by the coronavirus are forcing Republicans who lead the Arizona Legislature to consider drastic steps that could include shutting down the 2020 session early. House and Senate leaders plan to meet Monday to sort through a variety of options.
March 16, 2020
Arizona Lawmakers Make Moves On Short-Term Rentals
On a 23-5 margin, the Arizona Senate approved legislation to restore some of the rights of cities, towns and counties to impose some "reasonable" limits on everything from the number of vacation rentals in any one area to how many people can be allowed to stay in a home.
March 16, 2020
Arizona Science: What Birds Can Teach Us About Stress
University of Arizona Ecology and Evolutionary Biology professor Renee Duckworth has found birds' maternal stress can be important for offspring during development. Her work investigates parallels from birds to other species including humans.
March 16, 2020
List Of Arizona Schools Offering Meals During Closures
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and state Superintendent Kathy Hoffman announced Sunday that all schools in Arizona will be closed at least until March 27 amid concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. The following schools and districts have set up meal services for students during the closure. Check back for updates.
March 16, 2020
How A Woman’s Death Led To Wrong-Way Pilot Program
A wrong-way crash that killed a community organizer is leading to changes on some Phoenix streets. A pilot program will be implemented along two busy streets downtown. While addressing the city’s Transportation, Infrastructure and Innovation Subcommittee this month, Channel Powe struggled to control tears.
March 16, 2020
Can Lowering Cost Of Carbon Capture Bring Business On-Board With Climate Change?
A 2018 federal tax credit is being reworked in the GOP’s proposed Environmental Plan. It centers around a tax credit for companies willing to capture and store carbon emissions.
March 16, 2020
Want To Improve IRS? Arizona Taxpayer Advocacy Volunteers Needed
The Internal Revenue Service is looking for volunteers to improve customer service and satisfaction. The federal agency is looking for at least two volunteers from Arizona.
March 16, 2020
Efforts Aim To Combat Mental Health Crisis Among First Responders
First responders regularly deal with tragedy, but the stigma surrounding mental health challenges prevents many from seeking treatment. More first responders die by suicide every year than in the line of duty. However, there are efforts to combat the crisis in Arizona.
March 16, 2020
ANALYSIS: Biden, Sanders Face Off In Debate
Only two candidates will be onstage for Sunday's Democratic primary debate: former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. The CNN-Univision debate was relocated from Phoenix to Washington, D.C., and will not have an in-person audience due to coronavirus concerns. Follow live coverage of the debate, with real-time analysis from NPR reporters.
March 15, 2020

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