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From Piano To Dogs: Banner Health Volunteers Support Medical Staff
Arizona’s largest private employer is looking for volunteers to help support front line workers. After suspending the volunteer program for several months during the pandemic, Banner is now looking for people under 65 with no underlying health conditions to help in non-patient settings.
Jan. 18, 2021
Scottsdales New Mayor On Reinstating Mask Mandate, Navigating Pandemic
David Ortega was sworn in as the new mayor of Scottsdale last week, and one of his first orders of business was to reimpose the city’s mask mandate. The Show spoke with Ortega about how he plans to deal with the pandemic, along with other issues in the city.
Jan. 18, 2021
Maricopa Native Seed Library Aims To Preserve Desert Plants
When we think about nature, a lot of us probably think about going out into the wilderness, hitting a hiking trail, maybe seeing a national park. But for Danielle Carlock, nature can, and should, be something we experience all around us — even in our yards or on a windowsill. Carlock is a librarian at Scottsdale Community College by trade, but her most recent project involves a different kind of library — a seed library.
Jan. 18, 2021
BBC Look-Ahead: Countries Race To Vaccinate Citizens
The pandemic and efforts to vaccinate people against COVID-19 continue to dominate headlines both here in the U.S. and around the globe.
Jan. 18, 2021
Boas: How To Get Arizonans To Trust The COVID-19 Vaccine
Sybil Francis of the Center for the Future of Arizona wrote a piece in Sunday’s Arizona Republic about what it will take to get more Arizonans to trust COVID-19 vaccines, based on results of a poll by the Center for the Future of Arizona and the Gallup organization.
Jan. 18, 2021
State Bar Keeps COVID-19 Legal Help Hotline Running
The pandemic has created a whole host of new challenges for people, from medical to financial to legal. So back in May, the State Bar of Arizona decided to set up a legal help hotline to help answer people’s legal questions that have arisen since COVID-19 changed everything.
Jan. 18, 2021
Arizona Still Leads World COVID-19 Cases Per Capita
New cases of COVID-19 in Arizona may be heading down after two weeks of record-breaking case reporting. But Arizona is still leading the world in average new confirmed COVID-19 cases per capita.
Jan. 18, 2021
New AZ Bill Proposes Harsher Penalties For Protesters
In the wake of the pro-Trump assault on the U.S. Capitol, an Arizona Republican lawmaker proposed a new crime be added to the state’s penal code.
Jan. 18, 2021
AZDHS Watching For U.K. Variant of COVID-19
With nearly 7,000 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the state Sunday, the COVID -19 mutation originally found in the UK is not yet confirmed in Arizona.
Jan. 18, 2021
Tempe Invests In Affordable Housing With New Initiative
Tempe City Council recently approved a new housing initiative it believes to be the first of its kind in Arizona to ensure affordable housing for years to come.
Jan. 18, 2021
Zombie Subdivisions Coming Back To Life In Casa Grande
“Zombie subdivisions" left behind when the Great Recession collapsed the homebuilding industry in Casa Grande are coming back to life. The partially built neighborhoods were left incomplete, some with water and sewer lines and even paved streets.
Jan. 18, 2021
U.S. Secretaries Accuse Mexico Of Excessive Trade Regulations
Three members of the U.S. Cabinet surprised their Mexican counterparts just a few days before the end of the Trump administration. All three of them signed a letter, criticizing Mexico over specific trade issues.
Jan. 18, 2021
Mexican President Faces More Corruption Allegations
One of the main campaign promises that helped Mexico’s president win election two years ago was his commitment to eradicate corruption. But the president is accumulating allegations against him on the matter — and his indifference toward those issues is raising eyebrows.
Jan. 18, 2021
Sonoran Searchers Uncover 19 Hidden Graves In 1 Day
A citizens collective in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, found 19 hidden graves during one day of searching last week. It's one of several sites they've found this week, as their efforts continue despite the ongoing pandemic.
Jan. 18, 2021
Biden Expected To Reverse Course On Public Lands
President-elect Joe Biden's choice of Deb Haaland as Secretary of the Interior is an indication of how public lands — including Bears Ears National Monument and Chaco Canyon — will be managed in the new administration.
Jan. 18, 2021
As Pandemic Worsens, Sonora Sheds More Formal Jobs
Since February, the state is down nearly 40,000 formal jobs, and likely thousands more informal jobs.
Jan. 18, 2021
UA Health Expert: Wear A Mask Even After Vaccine
Even people who’ve recovered from the coronavirus or already gotten the shot should keep taking precautions, according to an expert at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.
Jan. 17, 2021
Q&AZ: When Can Essential Workers Get Vaccines?
Essential workers are in the next batch of people eligible for COVID-19 vaccines in Arizona. Through our Q&AZ reporting project, a state employee wants to know when he will can finally sign up for an appointment.
Jan. 17, 2021
Apaches Object To Forest Service Review Of Copper Mine
Attorney Michael Nixon said the Forest Service has pledged not to transfer Oak Flat to a copper mining company until the very end of a 60-day window that began Friday with the release of an environmental review.
Jan. 17, 2021
Heres What Happened This Week In Arizona History
This week in 1862, the Colorado River started rising. Two days later, it rose 3 feet in three hours, reaching its peak on Jan. 23. Fort Yuma became an island and Colorado City, now Yuma, was washed away. A collection of the interesting — and sometimes unusual — events that happened this week in Arizona history.
Jan. 17, 2021

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