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Phoenix Zoo To Open Doors Mid-June
The Phoenix Zoo is set to open its door to the public on June 15. But that will come with some changes. The zoo is limiting attendance to 2,500 guests a day, and tickets will need to be bought in advance.
May 26, 2020
Judge Orders Fine for Arsenic Leak In Yavapai County
A mining company has been fined more than $5 million for an arsenic leak in Yavapai County. The leak was first discovered after an investigation in 2013. Arsenic contaminated water was spilling into Boulder Creek at a rate of 2.6 million gallons a year.
May 26, 2020
Hermosillo Mayor, Other Sonoran Officials Test Positive For COVID-19
Several top officials in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, have tested positive for the coronavirus, including the mayor of the capital city Hermosillo.
May 26, 2020
AZ Senate Ends Legislative Session For Good
Arizona senators finally pulled the plug Tuesday on the legislative session, leaving unresolved the question of whether businesses should get special protection from COVID-19 lawsuits.
May 26, 2020
NHLs Proposed 24-Team Playoff Would Include Coyotes
The NHL announced Tuesday it will abandon the rest of the regular season and go straight into the playoffs with 24 teams instead of 16 if it is able to resume play.
May 26, 2020
Q&AZ: When Will Tempe Playgrounds Reopen?
Arizona cities like Tempe shut down some park amenities in March when the coronavirus pandemic hit to mitigate the spread of the virus. With the state reopening, some of those park amenities are being reopened, but it may take a little longer until Tempe kids can enjoy local playgrounds again. One listener asked Q&AZ when will Tempe playgrounds be reopened?
May 26, 2020
Trump
Jacob Cuenca, an 18-year-old registered Republican, planned to cast his first-ever vote for President Donald Trump in this November's election. But the president's missteps during the coronavirus pandemic are driving Cuenca to consider former Vice President Joe Biden instead.
May 26, 2020
Could Memorial Day Travel Lead To Spike In Virus Cases?
Arizonans hit the road en masse this Memorial Day weekend. Interstate 17 was packed May 25 as travelers tried to get back to the Phoenix area. Bars, restaurants and state parks saw a surge in visitors taking advantage of the holiday weekend. But could all of that recreating — and gathering — lead to another spike in COVID-19 cases here?
May 26, 2020
Immigration Detention Centers Struggle To Deal With Coronavirus
A rising number of prisoners in Arizona are testing positive for coronavirus. The virus has also hit immigration detainees. For a look behind bars in the state’s many immigration detention centers, The Show spoke with Independent reporter Valeria Fernandez of the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting.
May 26, 2020
2020 Arizona High School Graduates Share Their Thoughts
As the school year wraps up, it is high school graduation season. But, instead of taking place in theaters or stadiums, most ceremonies are being held virtually, at least for now. We’re giving a few graduating Arizona seniors an opportunity to share their observation.
May 26, 2020
Pandemic Changing How University Research Projects Happen
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot about how universities have had to operate. In many cases, that includes the research projects that were underway in a number of subject areas.
May 26, 2020
Experts: Next Wave Of Patients Could Be Deadlier Than COVID
The death count due to the COVID-19 pandemic is nearing 100,000 in the United States. However, some experts argue there could be a third wave of patients who are sick coming soon — and it could be more deadly than COVID-19.
May 26, 2020
Migrants Struggle To Pay Traffickers As Coronavirus Makes Work Scarce
Many Central American migrants pay traffickers, or coyotes, to smuggle them through Mexico and across the border. The fees are often borrowed, using as collateral the only thing of value: their homes.
May 26, 2020
Valley Metro’s Light Rail Plans Go Beyond State Capitol To West Phoenix
The pandemic doesn’t appear to be slowing down Valley Metro’s plans to grow light rail. An online public meeting begins Wednesday and runs through June to share information about the Capitol - I-10 West extension.
May 26, 2020
Betsey Johnson Talks Pandemic Fashion, Plain Masks
Betsey Johnson has been designing clothes for more than 50 years, and her designs are noticeable. The Show spoke with her about her career and how she's been coping with the COVID-19 pandemic and its restrictions.
May 26, 2020
CDC, States Reporting Of Virus Test Data Causes Confusion
AP found at least nine states are similarly mixing results or have done so at some point. They include Arizona, where Gov. Doug Ducey used a graph showing a declining rate of positive tests earlier this month when he announced that barbers, salons and restaurants could reopen.
May 26, 2020
Arizona Public Schools Face Distance Learning Gap This Fall
Most Arizona traditional public schools are officially on summer break beginning this week. When students return, one advocate predicts schools will have a wide learning gap to close.
May 26, 2020
Emergency Medicine Doctor: Nursing Homes Need Support, Not Blame
More than a third of all deaths related to COVID-19 have occured in long-term care facilities -- in part because the coronavirus is difficult to contain once it enters a congregate setting. Yet, many nursing homes continue appear to be blamed for many of these deaths.
May 26, 2020
Phoenix Area Could Hit 110 Degrees This Week
Meteorologist Jaret Rogers, with the National Weather Service in Phoenix, says temperatures are expected in the triple digits —108 on Wednesday and around 110 or 111 on Friday and Saturday. He says these numbers are nearly record-breaking for May.
May 26, 2020
Arizona Senate To Take Up Series Of House Measures Tuesday
The Arizona Senate plans to return to the Capitol on Tuesday to deal with measures the House enacted this week. It also will take up 28 House bills that have been awaiting votes since the Legislature halted major work in March because of the coronavirus pandemic.
May 26, 2020

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