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Rocky Point Hopes To Establish Binational Health Corridor With Arizona
Two years ago, Arizona and neighboring Sonora implemented a safety corridor along the highway to the popular beach destination Rocky Point. Now, that city is looking to collaborate on a so-called “health corridor” to keep tourists safe during the coronavirus pandemic.
May 26, 2020
Pima County Votes To Drop Some Business Safety Rules
The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted last week to drop some of the safety requirements adopted by the county to protect consumers against the coronavirus. The move comes after business owners argued the rules were too burdensome.
May 26, 2020
Child Care Facilities Struggling Following Shutdown
As businesses reopen across the Phoenix area following the end of Gov. Doug Ducey’s stay-at-home order, child care facilities are struggling with the aftermath of the two-month closure. There are more than 2,500 licensed child care centers in Arizona, yet only 800 have returned to operation.
May 26, 2020
Tohono O’odham Casinos To Reopen June 5
The Tohono O’odham Nation says it’s less than two weeks away from reopening its casino near Glendale. The tribe says its three southern Arizona casinos and its Desert Diamond facility in the West Valley will all reopen at 1 p.m. on June 5.
May 26, 2020
Veterans In Arizona, Across U.S. Battle Isolation During Pandemic
When U.S. veterans come home, many develop support systems with fellow veterans, not unlike the bonds made throughout their service. When the coronavirus hit, and mandatory isolation set in, those powerful support systems, as they were, disappeared. But a new form of support for these veterans is rising from the ashes and onto their screens.
May 26, 2020
Experts: Air Travel Still Risky Despite Flights Returning To Schedule
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport is set to require all passengers and staff to wear face masks starting June 1, as airlines resume normal travel schedules. But even with the added precautions, questions remain about the safety of commercial air travel amid the pandemic.
May 26, 2020
Senate Eyes Relief Package; AZ House Members Weigh In
U.S. Senate Republicans say they expect to pass another federal coronavirus aid package. What exactly goes in it is still up for debate.
May 25, 2020
DHS: Certain Professional Athletes Now Allowed Into The U.S.
Certain foreign professional athletes and their families are now allowed into the United States. Homeland Security has exempted them from entry-barring orders by President Donald Trump to protect against COVID-19.
May 25, 2020
The key to winning the Latino vote in 2020? Latinas.
The path to victory in the US presidential election in November cannot afford to ignore the Latino vote. But Latinas' voting power goes beyond their individual votes: They’re likely to encourage friends and family to vote, too.
May 25, 2020
Biographer Examines Dr. Seuss
The Show talked with Brian Jay Jones Geisel about his book "Becoming Dr. Seuss: Theodor Geisel and the Making of an American Imagination."
May 25, 2020
Painter Paige Poppe: Made In Arizona
You’ve probably seen her work in local boutiques or at an especially eye-catching booth at your neighborhood farmers’ market. Her vibrant watercolor designs have jumped from the canvas to a variety of mediums — greeting cards, jewelry, the walls of buildings. Paige Poppe pops.
May 25, 2020
Forensic Linguistics Digs Into The Science Of Language
For many of us, the term forensics is familiar because of television dramas like "CSI" and its long list of spinoffs. To talk about this field, The Show talked with Elizabeth “Bootsy” Martinez.
May 25, 2020
Searching For Grand Canyon National Park
An Northern Arizona University researcher is trying to find the answer to what seems like a pretty basic, yet important question: Where does the water used at Grand Canyon National Park come from?
May 25, 2020
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend Discusses The Need For Civility In U.S. Politics
For many, civil discussion and a knowledge of civics and American history are essential to move the nation forward while preserving its traditional institutions. That, often, involves bringing sides with disparate views together, even as they disagree.
May 25, 2020
UPS Facility In Tucson Faces Coronavirus Outbreak
In a statement, representatives for Teamsters Local 104 said they believed that at least 36 employees were infected with COVID-19, though they said both UPS and the Arizona Department of Health Services have refused to disclose the extent of the outbreak.
May 25, 2020
As More Nursing Homes Test For COVID-19, Facilities Could Lose Staff
Over a week ago, the Arizona Department of Health Services started testing residents and staff in the state’s 147-Medicare-certified skilled nursing homes. But as test results come in, staff could be quarantined if they are positive — and that could be a problem.
May 25, 2020
VA Continues Telework For Benefits Processing
Many functions of government have moved to a virtual environment, and that includes the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Chris Norton, director of its Phoenix regional office, spoke recently on PBS’s "Arizona Horizon" about how the transition is working.
May 25, 2020
U.S. Census Bureau Hiring In Arizona
The U.S. Census Bureau has resumed ground operations in Arizona and is looking for part-time workers. Some counties have more openings than others.
May 25, 2020
COVID-19 May Be Responsible For Strokes In Young People
There is not a lot of data to support a conclusion, but there are signs that the coronavirus may increase the risk of stroke in people under the age of 50. Dr. Michael Waters at Phoenix’s Barrow Neurological Institute says it has him concerned because strokes are occurring in patients with low-risk factors and those who are otherwise healthy.
May 25, 2020
San Diego Seafood Industry Flounders Under Coronavirus
The restaurant business has changed dramatically in the last couple of months, and that’s made it hard for the San Diego seafood industry to stay afloat. So, fishermen are turning to the market to make up the lost profit.
May 25, 2020

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