With little hope of getting the 5,000 ventilators it requested from the dwindling national stockpile, Arizona has revised its request down to just the 500 it expects to need soon to treat coronavirus patients, the state's health director said.
An estimated 32 million Latinos will be eligible to vote in November. Registering them to vote requires a substantial in-person effort that grassroots groups can't do right now because of the coronavirus outbreak. Some are shifting their strategies to the internet.
Doctors Without Borders is calling on Mexican authorities to release all migrants in detention centers because of overcrowding and lack of medical care. Detained migrants have also been protesting poor conditions and calling for protection from the coronavirus.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed the commutations papers for three people incarcerated in state prisons who were approved for release based on their imminent death. There are five people in state prisons who have been approved for release based on recommendations from the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency.
Gov. Doug Ducey’s order to protect small businesses from eviction applied to businesses with fewer than 500 employees — like many of the local bars and restaurants that have been forced to close to dine-in guests. Still, many businesses face the challenge of securing revenue.
A new HBO documentary called "The Scheme" focuses on an FBI investigation and a man named Christian Dawkins, who worked for an NBA agent and became the center of the investigation for allegedly helping to funnel money to high school players.
There is a drive-through voting option at main SRP headquarters at 1500 N. Mill Avenue in Tempe. That site is open until 7 p.m. for voting. If you received an early ballot by mail, you can drop it off there. There are two other drop-off locations: 221 N. 79th Ave. in Tolleson and 3160 S. Alma School Road in Mesa. Those also close at 7 p.m.
Another immigrant in federal custody in Arizona has now tested positive for COVID-19. An ICE spokeswoman confirmed that a 24-year-old Guatemalan national being held at the La Palma Correctional Center in Eloy was diagnosed.
Customs and Border Protection, the parent agency of the Border Patrol, employs 60,000 people. On Monday, the agency gave some insight into how many of those employees have been infected by the coronavirus and are now suffering from COVID-19.
As initiative drives are held up by stay-at-home rules, Arizona's chief elections officer announced she will not oppose an effort to collect the remaining signatures needed online. Secretary of State Katie Hobbs noted on Monday the state already has a system allowing political candidates to circulate nominating petitions online.
This week in 1919, a Victory Fair opened in Tucson to celebrate the end of World War I. A squadron of military airplanes flew from San Diego to present an aerial exhibition, and troops of the 10th Cavalry from Fort Huachuca marched in the parade. A collection of the interesting — and sometimes unusual — events that happened this week in Arizona history.
The city of Phoenix honored the life of a police commander killed in the line of duty last month. Social distancing restrictions limited the usual ceremonies seen at police funerals. The services for Cmdr. Greg Carnicle were held virtually on Tuesday morning, including a moment of silence and the playing of “Taps.”
Business at the Phoenix Convention Center has disappeared since the coronavirus outbreak, but the crisis could lead to a new use. On Monday, Assistant City Manager Milton Dohoney told the council he’s been approached about the convention center being used as an alternative medical facility.