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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.