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Gov. Ducey: Schools Will Reopen In Fall, Youth Sports Can Resume
Arizona youth sports and summer day camps can resume, and schools will reopen in the fall following closures because of the coronavirus outbreak, Gov. Doug Ducey announced Thursday. But it won't be a complete return to normal.
May 28, 2020
Poet Alberto Ríos: Finding Inspiration In A Pandemic
Many artists have found themselves exploring different avenues of their creativity — or, in some cases, their process — during the pandemic. Despite the circumstances around them, some have found remaining in place to be an inspiration and providing a level of quiet that opens up their minds.
May 28, 2020
Quest Diagnostics To Offer Workforce-Level Testing Services
Quest Diagnostics, a parent company of Arizona’s SonoraQuest Laboratories, is offering an array of new workforce-level services for coronavirus.
May 28, 2020
How AZ Hotels And Resorts Can Be Certified Safe And Clean
Arizona hotels and resorts have a new way to boost consumer confidence when it comes to cleanliness and safety.
May 28, 2020
Arizona State Senators Explain The Surprising Vote To Adjourn
The 2020 legislative session came to a close in stunning fashion this week after three Republican senators sided with Democrats to adjourn.
May 28, 2020
How Latino Businesses Are Impacted By The Pandemic
There is a widening gap in how different demographics are experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only are minorities continuing to become infected and die from the disease at much higher rates than white people, but now, it seems clear that minorities are being hit economically harder as well.
May 28, 2020
Fall At UA Could Include A Quarantined Dorm, Sports With No Fans
The University of Arizona has fewer than 90 days to decide what its fall semester will look like and whether–and how many students–will be living and taking classes on campus. The university began holding regular updates by its task force last week, and its latest was Wednesday.
May 28, 2020
Chandler High Graduate:
The Show is giving a few graduating Arizona seniors an opportunity to share their observations. Miranda Gonzalez is graduating Thursday from Chandler High School, which is holding a virtual ceremony.
May 28, 2020
How A Yuma Hospital Handled Its Biggest COVID Spike
Yuma Regional Medical Center saw its largest increase in COVID-19 patients this past weekend. At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, public health officials expressed concern that smaller communities might not have the capacity to handle this kind of surge.
May 28, 2020
Mesa, Chandler And Tempe Open Hotel For Homeless
Three Arizona cities are working together to keep older adults and people who are medically vulnerable and experiencing homelessness off the streets during the coronavirus pandemic. Mesa, Chandler and Tempe are operating the 25-room hotel.
May 28, 2020
Petrified Forest National Park Begins Phased Reopening
Petrified Forest National Park in northeastern Arizona is reopening some of its facilities and areas that have been closed to the public since March 24 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 28, 2020
Environmentalists Lose Bid To Halt Uranium Mine In Arizona
A federal judge has ruled against environmental groups and a tribe in their bid to keep a uranium mine south of the Grand Canyon from operating.
May 28, 2020
Some Relief Funds Released To AZ Communities
With a possible lawsuit looming, Gov. Doug Ducey on Wednesday finally let go of some of the federal cash he got for communities. But not all of it.
May 28, 2020
Pinal Drops Threat Of Lawsuit After Funds Released
Pinal County has dropped its threat to sue the federal government in an effort to force Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey to distribute coronavirus relief funds. The threat was dropped after Ducey announced Wednesday that he was finally allocating over $400 million to the state’s smaller communities.
May 28, 2020
Petitioner: Public Comment Is Not Use It Or Lose It
As cities work to reopen their parks and libraries, they’re also evaluating public meetings. Some city councils continue to meet in-person while others work remotely. At least one Phoenix resident thinks the city should rethink its meeting times.
May 28, 2020
‘Sanitation Tunnels’ At The Border May Do More Harm Than Good
A growing number of Mexican cities are using so-called “sanitation tunnels,” to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The plastic, sometimes inflatable, tunnels mist people with disinfectant. But experts say they may do more harm than good in fighting the disease.
May 28, 2020
Many Sonoran Plants Get OK To Reopen, But Uncertainty Remains
The massive Ford plant in Hermosillo is among those preparing to begin production again soon. Among the plants preparing to reopen is the massive Ford plant in Hermosillo.
May 27, 2020
AZ Summer Camps Are Open, But With Safety Guidelines In Place
Most schools in the Valley have officially wrapped up until the fall, meaning dozens of summer camps are set to open for the next few months. However, public health officials have laid out specific safety guidelines that camps will need to follow.
May 27, 2020
Mexico Cancer Patients Families Protest For Support During Pandemic
Mexico’s public health budget and services decreased or changed as a result of the president’s frugal policies, affecting cancer patients. Now, activists claim that the government focuses on the coronavirus, leaving this high-risk group unprotected.
May 27, 2020
Pima County Urges Public Health Officials To Reduce Prison Populations
Representatives of Pima County are urging public health officials and the Arizona Department of Corrections to reduce prison populations in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Community leaders made a call to action Wednesday after several requests sent to the DOC and the Governor’s Office were ignored.
May 27, 2020

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