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AZ Department Of Revenue Further Limiting Services At Mesa Office
The tax office usually sees about 400 customers per day in a normal year — but due to social distancing, the Mesa office was seeing about one to two customers a day. The office is transitioning to a drop-box service only.
April 3, 2020
Gas Prices Drop Below $2.50 In Arizona
As more Arizonans stay home to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, demand for gas also continues to drop. The average price per gallon in the state has dropped 11 cents since last week. It now sits at $2.42.
April 3, 2020
How Almost A Virtual Shutdown Will Impact The Phoenix Budget
Phoenix leaders were told to toss out the trial budget they received and start all over. Just three weeks ago, the city had a surplus of $28 million. Today, the city is facing a deficit that’s nearly that much — and maybe even more.
April 3, 2020
COVID-19 Patients Who Want Hydroxychloroquine Need Prescription
In the latest executive order by the governor, only Arizonans with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 and a doctor's prescription can legally get their hands on the drug hydroxychloroquine — and even then only 14 doses at a time. The drug has become increasingly scarce.
April 3, 2020
Phoenix Parks Add Closures And Easter Weekend Restrictions
Phoenix will keep its hiking trails open but major changes are coming to city parks.
April 3, 2020
Border Patrol Expelling Migrants To Minimize Virus Exposure
The U.S. Border Patrol in Arizona has returned to a deportation policy not seen in the Southwest in nearly 20 years. It’s an operation conducted to stem the coronavirus.
April 3, 2020
Lacking Water And Electricity, Navajo COVID-19 Cases Surge
The number of coronavirus cases on the Navajo Nation is multiplying rapidly. As of Thursday, there are 241 people with the virus and eight confirmed deaths. The CDC says Native Americans are some of the most vulnerable to the coronavirus because of economic, geographic, and health conditions.
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April 3, 2020
During The Coronavirus Crisis, The Show Goes On For Arizona Performing Artists
Public health measures important for slowing the spread of the coronavirus mean live audiences are out of the question right now. For Arizona’s musicians, dancers and actors, that’s an unprecedented challenge.
April 3, 2020
WATCH: COVID-19 Town Hall With Gov. Ducey
Gov. Doug Ducey participated in a virtual town hall Thursday night, to speak about Arizona’s ongoing plans to combat the coronavirus. About 5,000 questions were submitted to the moderators before the town hall. Many questions stemmed from people weighing safety vs. keeping their jobs.
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April 2, 2020
ASU Urging Dorm Residents To Move Out, Offering Credit
Arizona State University is offering on-campus students a $1,500 nonrefundable credit to move out of their dorms by April 15. But one student says that's only 40% of what the average student has paid for housing, meals and parking from March 15, the end of spring, to May 8, the last day of the semester.
April 2, 2020
Mexican Beer Companies Get Hit By Pandemic Measures
Mexican beers make up almost 70% of the imported beers sold in the U.S. Beer is one of the top exports and sources of income for Mexico. But the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting Mexican breweries, which is also hitting consumers.
April 2, 2020
AZ Constables Working With Changes To Eviction Policies
The beginning of the month means rent is due. But what if you lost your income due to the coronavirus and can’t pay? To talk about what’s going on is Mike Branham, chief constable for Maricopa County. One of the duties of constables is serving eviction notices.
April 2, 2020
Is Moving To Mail-In Balloting For November A Sensible Decision?
The UCLA Voting Rights Project issued a report earlier this week with recommendations for moving to all mail-in ballots across the country for this November’s election.
April 2, 2020
Whats Next For Arizonas Economy?
Arizona’s economy was on a roll. But then worries and uncertainty around the coronavirus led to businesses closing overnight, and Arizona’s economy, like the rest of the nation’s, plunged into a recession.
April 2, 2020
As Unemployment Claims Jump, DES Trying To Keep Up
Tens of thousands of Arizonans have applied for unemployment benefits in the wake of the coronavirus. Ryan Randazzo has been following this story for the Arizona Republic.
April 2, 2020
Florence Project And Others Sue ICE To Release 8 People Vulnerable To COVID-19
The Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project and other groups want a federal judge to order the release of eight people with chronic medical conditions from detention.
April 2, 2020
Citizens Initiatives Ask AZ Supreme Court For Right To Collect Signatures Online
Groups trying to put measures on the November ballot are asking the Arizona Supreme Court to let them gather the remaining signatures they need online.
April 2, 2020
Todd McFarlane: Unknown Future For Comic Books After Coronavirus Shutdown
The comic book industry’s sole distributor from print to retail, Diamond Comic Distributors, stopped all shipments on March 23. For the first time anyone can remember, a week came and went with no new comics.
April 2, 2020
Sonora Legislators Donate Salaries For Coronavirus Relief
While there are still relatively few cases of coronavirus confirmed in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, compared to Arizona, many fear a serious toll on health and the economic as the outbreak continues. And some state legislators are committing to donate their salaries to help those most affected.
April 2, 2020
Bens Bells Founder: Dont Be Nice — Be Kind
Tucson nonprofit Ben's Bells recently launched a "be kind challenge" paper chain, in which a new link is added to document an act of kindness. The group says it’s a way of staying connected, even when we’re physically apart.
April 2, 2020

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