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Phoenix Adds $12M For COVID-19 Small-Business Grants
Phoenix will award millions more in grants for small businesses in the city impacted by COVID-19.
May 25, 2020
As Elective Surgeries Resume, AZ In Need Of Blood Donations
Since elective surgeries were cleared to resume this month in Arizona, the need for donated blood has increased significantly. However, the lack of blood drives and donations over the past few months has led to a shortage. Some of the most consistent blood donors in the Phoenix area are high school and college students.
May 25, 2020
Officials Map AZ Unemployment By ZIP
A coalition of local governments says it worked with the Arizona Department of Economic Security to map the number of unemployment claims by ZIP code. From mid-March to mid-May, part of Yuma led the state.
May 25, 2020
UA Medical Students Offering Support During COVID-19 Pandemic
When the pandemic hit, University of Arizona medical students’ clinical rotations were halted for their safety and the safety of health care workers. Even though they couldn't be on the front lines, many wanted to find a way to help and joined the nationwide COVID-19 Student Service Corps initiative.
May 25, 2020
Vets Get Free COVID-19 Antibody Tests In Glendale
Dozens of veterans had their fingers pricked to see if they had antibodies for COVID-19 at a free event in Glendale Saturday.
May 24, 2020
Can Private Businesses Make You Wear A Mask?
Just like businesses can exclude customers who aren't wearing shirts or shoes for public health reasons, they can exclude customers who aren't wearing masks.
May 24, 2020
Heres What Happened This Week In Arizona History
This week in 1910, the Pima County Board of Supervisors ruled they would not license saloons in mining camps that had no police force. A collection of the interesting — and sometimes unusual — events that happened this week in Arizona history.
May 24, 2020
Ducey Orders Flags To Fly At Half-Staff On Memorial Day
In recognition of Memorial Day, Gov. Doug Ducey has ordered all state flags be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until noon on Memorial Day.
May 23, 2020
Despite Fire Restrictions, Human-Caused Fires Still Starting In National Forests
There are fire and shooting restrictions on just about all public lands in Arizona. Firefighters have been busy, though, handling small human-caused fires. On a busy camping and recreation weekend, the Bureau of Land Management wants to remind everyone to be responsible for their public lands.
May 23, 2020
Lake Havasu Sees Uptick In Visitors For Memorial Weekend
While the first exodus of Memorial Day travelers left the Phoenix metro region Thursday destined for attractions around the state, many will be heading to lakes to cool down today and Sunday.
May 23, 2020
Grand Canyon Relaxes Some Restrictions For Memorial Day Weekend
While the visitors center and hotels remain closed, visitors to Grand Canyon National Park can access some trails and lookout points this weekend. Visitors can enter the park between 4 a.m. and 10 a.m. — and stay until sunset, if they wish.
Kactus Kickers' Grand Canyon Memorial Day Hiking Tradition Canceled
May 23, 2020
Sonora Hospitals At 60% Capacity, Raising Concerns
COVID-19 patients in Sonora, Arizona’s neighbor to the south, are putting more pressure on hospitals. Restrictions could remain in place if that rate increases, according to a state health official.
May 22, 2020
AZ Researcher, Lawmaker Call For State Unemployment Reform
A local non-partisan think tank says Arizona has until August to fix its unemployment system, or people out-of-work due to the coronavirus face economic devastation.
May 22, 2020
UNICEF: U.S. Has Sent Back 1,000 Migrant Kids Since Coronavirus Hit
The United Nations arm that focuses on children says since early March, the United States has sent back at least 1,000 migrant children who came to the border alone. Now the coronavirus is making life more dangerous for them back in Mexico and Central America.
May 22, 2020
Analysts: Mexicos Fiscal Response To COVID-19 Is Poor
Mexico’s federal fiscal response to the coronavirus pandemic follows the president’s austerity plans. But analysts fear that the lack of stimulus and relief packages might create a backlash against the country’s economy.
May 22, 2020
Veterans Can Get A Free COVID-19 Antibody Test Saturday
Veterans with valid ID can get a free coronavirus antibody test at the Nancy Perry Productions Car Show in Glendale on Saturday. The test can identify whether or not you have coronavirus antibodies in your system.
May 22, 2020
Study: Maricopa County Eviction Judges Rarely Rule In Tenants Favor
The William E. Morris Institute for Justice first studied Arizona evictions in 2005. Fifteen years later, the institute finds many issues persist in the state’s eviction courts.
May 22, 2020
Arizona House Adjourns; Senate Plans Return To Capitol
The Arizona Senate may have voted to end their legislative session two weeks ago, but Senate President Karen Fann is calling them back to the Capitol for one more round.
May 22, 2020
What Exactly Does Sine Die Mean?
As Arizona's legislative session ends, there's a Latin phrase on the tip of a lot of people's tongues today. But what does sine die actually mean, and are we even saying it right?
May 22, 2020
Sen. Sinema: Science Should Guide COVID-19 Response
Congressional Democrats approved another COVID-19 relief package last week, but it’s not likely to go much further. The HEROES Act would allocate another $3 trillion in aid as Republicans call for a hold on any additional aid.
May 22, 2020

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