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WATCH: Coronavirus Briefing At The White House
Watch the latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic, including regular White House briefings.
March 16, 2020
Arizona Cities Close Public Places, Cancel Events Due To Coronavirus
Some of Arizona’s largest cities are taking additional steps to combat the spread of the coronavirus. That includes the closure of many public places. Based on new recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, all Phoenix libraries and indoor rec centers will be closed beginning Monday.
March 16, 2020
Number Of Coronavirus Cases In Arizona Now Up To 18
The number of coronavirus cases in Arizona has risen to 18, state health officials reported Monday. The Arizona Department of Health Services posted the new figure on it's website, up from 13 on Sunday. Several of the newly presumptive cases were found through testing from a commercial laboratory, not a state lab.
March 16, 2020
The Takeaway: Can Travel Bans Slow The Spread Of The Coronavirus?
Some experts, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, don’t think domestic travel restrictions are necessary, at least not right now.
March 16, 2020
Legislature Considering If Session Can — And Should — Continue
Widespread disruptions caused by the coronavirus are forcing Republicans who lead the Arizona Legislature to consider drastic steps that could include shutting down the 2020 session early. House and Senate leaders plan to meet Monday to sort through a variety of options.
March 16, 2020
Arizona Lawmakers Make Moves On Short-Term Rentals
On a 23-5 margin, the Arizona Senate approved legislation to restore some of the rights of cities, towns and counties to impose some "reasonable" limits on everything from the number of vacation rentals in any one area to how many people can be allowed to stay in a home.
March 16, 2020
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
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
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
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

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