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ASU To Hold Virtual Commencement Ceremonies
Arizona State University is shifting its spring 2020 commencement ceremonies to virtual, online events due to the coronavirus. President Michael Crow announced the move on Thursday.
April 2, 2020
Sounds Of The City: Brewing Beer At Home
Listen to the sounds of Sam Paterson brewing beer in his own backyard.
April 2, 2020
The Takeaway: Coronavirus Exposes Public Health Inequities In Indigenous Communities
In American Indian communities, the coronavirus outbreak has exposed a number of longstanding public health inequities.
April 2, 2020
Supreme Court Upholds Sky Harbor Rideshare Fees
Phoenix is claiming victory after the Arizona Supreme Court sided with the city over ridehsaring fees at Sky Harbor International Airport. In a court order dated April 2, the justices unanimously found Phoenix’s ridesharing fees constitutional.
April 2, 2020
As More Work From Home, Energy Consumption Increases
More Arizonans are working at home and that means more electricity consumption. Scott Harelson with SRP says that usage has increased by 3% to 5%. But another trend is happening simultaneously — early morning use for the utility’s customers is actually going down.
April 2, 2020
Arizona Veterinarians Get OK To Use Telemedicine
Amid a wave of executive orders, Gov. Doug Ducey decided this week to allow Arizona veterinarians to use telemedicine when seeing patients. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there is no conclusive evidence showing companion animals, like dogs and cats, can spread COVID-19.
April 2, 2020
AZ Detainees Seek Halt To Immigration Court Hearings During Pandemic
Most of the detained plaintiffs in a lawsuit seeking to halt in-person immigration court hearings during the coronavirus pandemic are being held in Arizona. They also want the government to create a secure way to talk with lawyers on the outside, or provide protective gear to keep meetings safe.
April 2, 2020
In The Nonstop Coronavirus News Cycle, Misinformation Is Rampant
News about the coronavirus has now overwhelmed our airwaves, screens and social media feeds. And not all of that information is reliable. Kristy Roschke at the News Co/Lab at ASU said uncertainty is what makes information about the coronavirus so hard for news consumers to process.
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April 2, 2020
What Does Stay-Home Order Mean For Residents, Businesses?
If you’ve got questions about what Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's “Stay Home, Stay Connected and Stay Safe” order means for your daily life, rest assured, you’re not alone. Since the order took effect at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, there’s been varying takes on its impact.
Arizona Small Restaurants To Gov. Ducey: We Need Your Help
April 1, 2020
Pima County Calls For Medical Volunteers
Pima County has begun to call for volunteers to be ready when an anticipated surge of COVID-19 patients begins to develop in Arizona. The county has begun building a database of volunteers with specific skills it can call upon to help fight the coronavirus.
April 1, 2020
Arizona Mayors Slam Governors Essential Services List
Arizona mayors are pushing back against what they say is too soft of a stance taken by Gov. Doug Ducey’s stay-at-home order that went into effect Tuesday evening.
April 1, 2020
ICE: Detainee Held In Arizona Has COVID-19
A 45-year-old Guatemalan held at the La Palma Correctional Center has tested positive for COVID-19, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
April 1, 2020
Arizona Restaurant Week Gives Way To Takeout Weeks
How the Arizona Restaurant Association adapted "Arizona Restaurant Week" into "Arizona Takeout Weeks" as the coronavirus pandemic affects hundreds of local businesses.
April 1, 2020
The Balance Between Social Distancing And Time Outside
As we’re all being asked to stay away from others, the outdoors seem like one of the best places to go – unless everyone else has that same thought at the same time. So, how can we strike that balance between getting outside and keeping everyone who works and loves these places safe?
April 1, 2020
AZ School Board Member Fears Closures Could Set K-3 Students Back
Arizona students will not return to class before the end of the school year, and the Legislature has directed public schools to offer some kind of learning opportunities in the meantime. But Board Member Armando Ruiz was concerned about what effect losing one-third of traditional instruction time would have on some of Arizona students from underprivileged communities.
April 1, 2020
Ancient Ancestors Had Slow-Growing But Apelike Brains
Anthropologists have long debated whether evolutionary changes that led to the modern human brain began with the Homo branch of the family tree or in much earlier ancestors like “Lucy.” A new study offers fresh clues.
April 1, 2020
Federal Government Closes Grand Canyon National Park
The federal government announced Wednesday the immediate closure of Grand Canyon National Park to keep visitors and workers safe from COVID-19. On March 18, more than two weeks after the first case was reported in the U.S., Interior Secretary David Bernhardt encouraged people to visit national parks and waived all entrance fees.
April 1, 2020
UAs Dr. Germ: How Coronavirus Spreads And How You Can Prevent It
We know that washing our hands is worth it right now and that it's the best way to kill the COVID-19 virus, but what about all of the other things we’ve been doing to try to make sure we don’t contract this virus?
April 1, 2020
Governor Will Not Release Inmates From Prisons To Mitigate Virus Risk
The health care contractor for the Arizona Department of Corrections has identified approximately 6,600 inmates in state prisons at high risk for contracting the coronavirus, based on their age and underlying medical conditions. But on Tuesday, a spokesperson for Gov. Doug Ducey, Patrick Ptak, said Ducey will not be releasing any inmates to mitigate the spread of the virus.
April 1, 2020
Arizona Small Restaurants To Ducey: We Need Your Help
The Arizona Small Restaurant Coalition says it needs Gov. Ducey’s help to try to save their businesses. The rent came due April 1, and too many restaurants can’t cover it. Chef Danielle Leoni, who co-owns the Breadfruit and Rum Bar, said the future of Arizona’s small business community is at risk.

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