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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
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
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
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
Arizona Schools To Close For At Least 2 Weeks Amid Virus Concerns
Gov. Doug Ducey and Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman on Sunday ordered a statewide closure of schools through at least March 27 as authorities rush to contain the outbreak of the new coronavirus. The leaders said they'll work with health officials to decide whether schools should remain closed longer.
List Of Arizona Schools Offering Meals During Closures
March 15, 2020
Arizona Democratic Party Chairwoman Reacts To Debate
Sunday's Democratic debate, which was originally scheduled to be hosted in downtown Phoenix, was moved to a studio in Washington, D.C., over coronavirus concerns. The chairwoman of the Arizona Democratic Party, Felicia Rotellini, says the development marks a lost opportunity.
March 15, 2020
Another Storm Likely For The Week Ahead In Arizona
It won't be as wet as last week's storm, but we can expect rainy weather and cooler temperatures this coming week.
March 15, 2020
Arizona Education Association Calls For Students To Stay Home
The Arizona Education Association is encouraging all students in Arizona to stay home from school until Gov. Doug Ducey presents a plan to curb the spread of the coronavirus and ensure safe schools.
March 15, 2020
Arizona Now Has 13 Coronavirus Cases
Arizona has another case of the coronavirus, raising the state's total to 13, authorities said Sunday. The Pima County Health Department announced its third presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in Pima County. They said the person is an older adult currently recovering in a Tucson-area hospital.
March 15, 2020
Arizona Coronavirus Cases Grow To 12
Arizona has three more cases of the coronavirus, raising the state's total to 12 and including the first in rural Graham County where a town's school district had already shut down before test results were available on a school employee who now has tested positive, officials said Saturday.
March 14, 2020
Inmates, Officers Say Prisons Not Ready For Coronavirus
Attorneys representing the people incarcerated in state prisons say the Arizona Department of Corrections and its private health care provider, Centurion, are not adequately prepared for a possible coronavirus outbreak.
March 14, 2020
Biggs, Lesko Vote Against Bipartisan Relief Package
The U.S. House overwhelmingly passed a coronavirus relief package early Saturday that would offer free tests and increase paid sick leave for the public. President Donald Trump said he supported the bill, which now heads to the Senate, and said he would sign it as soon as possible. But 40 Republicans voted no on the bill — including two from Arizona.
March 14, 2020
Phoenix-Area Shoppers Brave Crowds, Long Lines
People are eschewing public gatherings, and employees are being sent home from offices, instructed to work from home. But people are still gathering in large numbers at Phoenix-area stores, with lines stretching out the door as they attempt to stock up on supplies, preparing to remain home with their families for an unknown amount of time.
March 14, 2020
Camelback Mountain Closed After Hiker Gets Trapped Under Boulder
The city of Phoenix has closed the hiking trails along Camelback Mountain until further notice after a hiker was trapped under a boulder. The Phoenix Fire Department rescued the out-of-town hiker, whose lower body became stuck under the 300-pound rock as he leaned against it to stabilize himself.
March 14, 2020
Ducey Signs Bill Allocating $55 Million To Health Services
The Arizona Legislature and Gov. Doug Ducey fast-tracked an emergency measure Thursday allocating up to $55 million to the Arizona Department of Health Services to deal with the coronavirus outbreak.
March 14, 2020
Great Wolf Lodge Temporarily Closes Arizona Resort
Less than six months after it opened, Arizona’s first indoor water park resort is temporarily closing. Starting Sunday, March 15 at 2 p.m., the Great Wolf Lodge will close. It's part of the Salt River-Pima Maricopa Indian Community’s Talking Stick Entertainment District.
March 14, 2020
AZ School Employee Tests Presumptively Positive For The Coronavirus
Pima Unified School District in Graham County in southeastern Arizona said on Friday evening that an elementary school employee has presumptively tested positive for the coronavirus. An estimated 166 students are believed to have come in contact with her, said superintendent Sean Rickert.
March 14, 2020

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