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Why Superintendent Kathy Hoffman Decided To Close AZ Schools
Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman has been offering guidance to Arizona schools in recent days as the state works to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.
March 17, 2020
Utilities Pledge To Keep Arizonans Connected To Power, Water And Internet
The state’s largest utilities are continuing to provide service even if customers do not pay their bills during this uncertain time. And water companies not regulated by the state are following suit.
March 17, 2020
LIVE COVERAGE: March 17 Primaries
Follow NPR's live coverage of the 2020 primaries in Ohio, Arizona, Illinois and Florida, including live results and analysis.
March 17, 2020
AZ Lawmakers Appear Set To Approve Baseline Budget
Arizona businesses and public spaces are shutting down across the state to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. And now, the Arizona Legislature might do so as well. Republican leaders in both the state House and Senate are planning to pass a baseline budget and any bills needed to keep government agencies in operation. That is expected this week.
March 17, 2020
Weeding Out The Stinknet — Why Its Good To Pull Them Out
And now for something a little different: Let’s talk about weeds. In particular, about one weed with a particularly funny name: stinknet. The name isn’t so much about the smell as it is about encouraging people to pull it out.
March 17, 2020
The Perspective Of An AZ Doctor On The Front Lines
Guidance from state officials has been evolving week to week to keep up with changes at the federal level related to coronavirus. The Show reached out to Dr. Michael White, chief medical officer for Valleywise Health.
March 17, 2020
AZ Dem Party Chair: No Thoughts Of Postponing Election
Arizona's Presidential Preference Election comes in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Arizona Democratic Party Chair Felecia Rotellini joined The Show to explain why postponement wouldn't have been a good idea.
March 17, 2020
Sinema Introduces Bill To Protect Veterans Education Benefits During University Closures
GI Bill benefits usually require student veterans to be enrolled in in-person classes to receive full benefits. A bipartisan bill introduced by Sen. Kyrsten Sinema seeks to protect those benefits as schools shift to online instruction during the coronavirus outbreak.
March 17, 2020
GCU Hires New Men’s Basketball Coach
The school announced it has hired former Vanderbilt coach Bryce Drew. Drew will take the helm of the GCU Antelopes.
March 17, 2020
Arizona Voters Head To The Polls For The Democratic Presidential Preference Election
Arizona’s Democratic Presidential Preference Election is Tuesday, and the Maricopa County Elections Department has made several changes due to coronavirus concerns. In-person voters no longer have an assigned polling location and can select any vote center to cast their ballots.
March 17, 2020
Ajo Cafe Promotes Healthy Living, Educates About Sustainable Indigenous Crops
Until around 10 years ago, Ajo, Arizona, fit the description of a "literal" food desert. A local nonprofit decided to change that label and partnered with members of the Tohono O’odham tribe to farm traditional and indigenous crops in the area.
March 17, 2020
Arizona Health Officials: Positive Cases May Spike Since Private Labs To Outpace State Testing
As private labs begin testing patients for the coronavirus, Maricopa County health officials warned that the number of positive cases in Arizona is about to spike dramatically. As of Monday morning, the state public health laboratory had conducted 200 tests. But that doesn’t include the number of tests now conducted by private labs.
March 16, 2020
ASU, UA, NAU Will Keep Classes Online All Semester
Arizona’s three public universities – Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and University of Arizona – have decided to shift all their classes online for the rest of their semesters. UA Provost Lisel Folks said the university is preparing to move all classes online by Wednesday.
March 16, 2020
Hoffman: AZ Schools Analyzing Short- And Long-Term Options
In response to the spread of the coronavirus, state Superintendent Kathy Hoffman said school leaders are analyzing their short- and long-term options.
March 16, 2020
AZ Legislature Nears Plan For Quick Exit This Week
A plan to quickly pass a basic state budget and a series of critical bills by midweek before adjourning until the coronavirus crisis ebbs was coming together in the Arizona Legislature on Monday.
March 16, 2020
ADC Suspends In-Person Visitations At All State Prisons
The Arizona Department of Corrections has canceled in-person visitations for all publicly and privately run-prisons. But there are still ways for families to communicate with loved ones.
March 16, 2020
Hobbs: Presidential Preference Election Will Move Forward
Federal and state officials on Monday recommend people avoid gatherings of 10 or more people to help minimize the spread of the coronavirus. Secretary of State Katie Hobbs said that won’t stop Arizona from hosting an election for the state’s preferred Democratic presidential nominee.
March 16, 2020
AZ Corrections Ordered To Create Coronavirus Plan
A federal judge has ordered the Arizona Department of Corrections to submit its plans for preparing and managing the coronavirus in state prisons.
March 16, 2020
Mexico Promotes ‘Healthy Distance’ While President Continues Hugging And Kissing People At Rallies
Compared to the United States, Mexico has far fewer cases of people with COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. And while many Mexicans are concerned with an eventual larger outbreak, the government has used a light hand in dealing with the pandemic.
March 16, 2020
Reports: Cardinals Trading David Johnson For DeAndre Hopkins
While other major sports leagues are on hiatus because of the Coronavirus outbreak, The NFL’s offseason is in full swing and the Arizona Cardinals are among the league’s most active teams. Running back David Johnson is reportedly on his way to Houston, and Pro Bowl receiver DeAndre Hopkins is headed to Arizona.
March 16, 2020

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