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ASUs New Pop Music Program Preps Students For Shifting Industry
ASU is launching a brand-new pop music program, which will be led by longtime musician Erin Barra. She’s coming to the Valley from the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Sept. 22, 2020
How Soon Will Yuma Ag Industry Bounce Back After Dumping Crops?
The COVID-19 pandemic led to industry shutdowns that spoiled the market for commercial fresh produce. Farmers in Yuma say they had to destroy acres of lettuce, some already packaged for shipping. The impacts of the pandemic on farmers will continue into the new growing season.
Sept. 22, 2020
Ducey Defends Order To Allow Restaurants To Serve To-Go Alcohol
An attorney for Gov. Doug Ducey argues giving restaurants the "privilege" to sell beer, wine and liquor out the door "qualifies as a recovery and response activity because it aids restaurants." More than 100 bars are suing over the decision.
Sept. 22, 2020
How The Pandemic Has Taken A Toll On Mental Health
Meet Jae. In early spring, Jae was your average Arizona college student — attending classes, hanging out with friends and preparing for a summer internship. Then came COVID-19 and suddenly everything changed. From social isolation to the lasting impacts of contracting COVID-19, we take a look at how the pandemic has taken a toll on our mental health.
The Impact Of COVID-19 In Arizona: 6 Months In
Sept. 22, 2020
Tucson Police Officer Charged With Assault
Tucson police have arrested one of their own for striking a handcuffed suspect while he was on the ground.
Sept. 21, 2020
Phoenix Museum Vandalized With Swastikas, Racial Slurs
A museum dedicated to the history of African Americans in Arizona was found vandalized with racial slurs and swastikas. Phoenix police said Monday they are investigating the vandalizing of the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center.
Sept. 21, 2020
Nikola Motors Founder Steps Down Amid Accusations Of Fraud
Shares in electric and hydrogen-powered truck startup Nikola Motors tanked on Monday after the company’s founder Trevor Milton resigned amid allegations of fraud. It comes just two weeks after signing a $2 billion partnership with General Motors.
Sept. 21, 2020
No Charges Filed Against Trooper In AZ Shooting Death
Prosecutors have declined to criminally charge an Arizona state trooper in the fatal shooting of a Black man during a roadside struggle nearly four months ago that inspired protests in Phoenix.
Sept. 21, 2020
Blood Study Suggests U.S. Far From Herd Immunity
With the COVID-19 pandemic causing blood shortages, some blood banks now offer routine antibody tests to attract donors. A study uses those test results to estimate current herd immunity levels in the U.S.
Sept. 21, 2020
UA Officials Continue To See Students Partying During Pandemic
A week after the University of Arizona issued a voluntary shelter-in-place recommendation to all students on or near the campus, officials say they are still seeing violations of COVID-19 safety rules. A few days ago, a party with over 300 attendees was discovered, said University President Robert Robbins.
Sept. 21, 2020
Arizona Winnows Down List Of Redistricting Candidates
Fifty-one Arizonans will be considered for the Independent Redistricting Commission, the group tasked with redrawing the state’s congressional and legislative district lines. Two Democrats and two Republicans will eventually be selected, and those four choose the independent chair.
Sept. 21, 2020
City Rejects Black Lives Matter, Pro-Police Street Murals
In September, the city of Phoenix denied requests for two murals to be painted on city streets; in a letter to supporters of both, City Manager Ed Zuercher cited concerns with safety and federal guidelines for markings on streets as among the reasons to deny the requests.
Sept. 21, 2020
Some Are Tired Of COVID-19 Precautions, And That Could Cause Another Spike
As experts have warned, the coronavirus case numbers could get worse — again. Sept. 21 marks two weeks since the Labor Day weekend. In May, the state saw a significant spike in cases following Memorial Day weekend, prompting public health experts to brace for another resurgence. Are we now seeing another spike?
Sept. 21, 2020
BBC Look-Ahead: European Cities Facing New COVID-19  Restrictions
A major international event gets underway this week in New York, and more cities could be facing new coronavirus-related restrictions. Those are among the key international stories in the coming days. For a look at top stories worldwide this week, The Show spoke with the BBC’s Rich Preston.
Sept. 21, 2020
Do The Oscars New Diversity Rules Accomplish Anything?
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is adding a diversity component to the Oscars. Starting soon, any films that want to qualify for the best picture category at the Oscars will have to meet diversity standards both on screen and behind the lens. But not everyone is happy with the efforts.
Sept. 21, 2020
Phil Boas: Biden Campaign Needs More Presence In AZ
The week of Sept. 13, President Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka visited Arizona. Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen also came to our state, which is one of the most competitive in the country for the upcoming presidential election. But Democratic nominee Joe Biden hasn’t been here yet. And some observers, including Greg Moore of the Republic, believe it’s time for that to change.
Sept. 21, 2020
Both Trump And Biden Campaign Events Court Veteran Vote In Arizona
Over the past few days, both the Trump and Biden campaigns held events targeted to Arizona’s 500,000 military veterans. The traditionally conservative group is quickly growing as polarized as the rest of the national electorate, and both campaigns are seeing opportunities to win votes from members of the military, which makes up 10% of Arizona’s voting age population.
Sept. 21, 2020
ASU Shortening Its Fall Semester; Going Virtual After Thanksgiving
Arizona State University announced it will be shortening its fall semester, and all instruction after the Thanksgiving break will be virtual. Citing current health circumstances, Provost Mark Searle says the fall semester will end Dec. 4, cancelling the previously scheduled final exams week Dec. 7-12
Sept. 21, 2020
When Will Turbulence End For Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport?
Fewer travelers and more hand sanitizer. Closed restaurants and postponed construction projects. After six months of turbulence at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, we check current conditions and future expectations.
The Impact Of COVID-19 In Arizona: 6 Months In
Sept. 21, 2020
How Policy Decisions Shaped 6 Months Of COVID-19 Spread In Arizona
Why was the summer surge of COVID-19 cases in Arizona so much worse than in other states that lifted stay-at-home restrictions? Experts say policy decisions shaped the way the virus spread through the state.
Sept. 21, 2020

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