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Dozens Of Bison Relocated From Grand Canyon North Rim
The 57 bison removed from Grand Canyon National Park this week will head to four Native American tribes across the Midwest that are trying to grow their herds.
Sept. 10, 2020
Sonora Among Hardest Hit By Excess Deaths During Pandemic
In the absence of the global coronavirus pandemic, an estimated 6,600 Sonorans would have likely died between mid-March and the end of July. Instead, roughly 12,400 died — nearly 90% more than the expected figure.
Sept. 10, 2020
Thousands Of Airport Jobs On Layoff Lists
In less than a month, thousands of people could be out of work at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The federal government’s program to keep passenger airline employees on the job expires on Sept. 30.
Sky Harbor Assistant Aviation Director To Retire In October
Sept. 10, 2020
Anticipating Wins, Democratic Power Struggles Emerge
The general election may be months away, but some legislative Democrats are already making plans for how to govern if they take control of the state House of Representatives.
Sept. 10, 2020
Michael Crow: Theres No Return To Normal Normal At ASU
ASU President Michael Crow may be one of the few people in the state who can sympathize with Governor Doug Ducey and the position he’s been in during the COVID-19 pandemic. Crow has been criticized from all sides for his response to the virus and decision to bring students back to campus.
College Towns Hit Hard By Loss Of Students Due To Pandemic
Sept. 9, 2020
Population Growth Looms Large In Debates Over Proposed Colorado Water Project
Many communities in the West are growing, and in some places that’s putting pressure on already scarce water supplies. That’s the case in northern Colorado, where a proposed set of reservoirs promises to allow small suburbs to keep getting bigger.
Sept. 9, 2020
Young US Latinos are at the forefront of a climate revolution
More than half of Generation Z believes climate change is tied to human activity, and one in four Gen Zers is Latino. These trends set up young Latinos to be a key demographic leading the charge on climate activism — politically and at home. 
Sept. 9, 2020
Sky Harbor Assistant Aviation Director To Retire In October
Deborah Ostreicher started working at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport nearly 25 years ago and leaves as the assistant aviation director.
Sept. 9, 2020
West Valley Farmers Market Expanding Despite Pandemic
Thirteen years ago, when Christa Esquibel started Momma’s Organic Market in the West Valley, there were a few other markets in town — but they weren’t in her part of town. The Show spoke with Esquibel about the expansion amidst a pandemic.
Sept. 9, 2020
Investigation Focuses On Juvenile Justice, Issues Of Race
At a time when the country is grappling with racial inequality, reporters from across the U.S. with the News21 project set out to investigate the country’s juvenile justice system. They called the project “Kids Imprisoned,” and among their findings was evidence of the effect race has on juvenile cases across the country.
Sept. 9, 2020
How COVID-19 Took The Air Out Of Goodyears Nike Plant
In the summer of 2019, Goodyear entered into an agreement that would have brought a Nike manufacturing plant to the city. The move was expected to create at least 500 jobs. But when the pandemic began to damage the economy earlier this year, Nike canceled its plans.
Sept. 9, 2020
Arizona Coalition Celebrates Extra Time For Census Counting
A federal judge in California has, at least temporarily, stopped the Trump Administration from ending counting for the U.S. Census earlier than expected. The decision means groups that are trying to get as many people counted as possible have more time to do that.
Sept. 9, 2020
Crowded Online Classrooms Worry AZ Parents
Lily Altavena covers education for The Arizona Republic. Recently, she’s written about crowded classrooms even online. That includes as many as 70 students in one virtual classroom.
Sept. 9, 2020
Hoffman: School Leaders Settling Into New Environment
Most Arizona counties have met the benchmarks for schools to be able to move to a hybrid model of classes, where students and teachers are in the classroom for at least some of the time. A number of districts have been working toward that goal of having in-person instruction. To get a sense of how that seems to be going, The Show spoke with Arizona’s Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman about whether she is comfortable with how things have been proceeding.
Sept. 9, 2020
Colorado River Flow Now Part Of Caddisfly Battle In Bullhead City
Two cities on the Colorado River are overwhelmed by caddisflies. The Bureau of Reclamation is adjusting river flows to control the caddisfly population. The project is part of an ongoing effort to control these aquatic insects.
Sept. 9, 2020
Nikola Motors Partners With GM To Make Electric Trucks
General Motors will put their big truck engines into vehicles being manufactured by a Phoenix-based electric car company. Nikola Motors announced Tuesday it has selected GM to be its manufacturing partner for its new electric-powered pickup truck.
Sept. 9, 2020
Some Call For End To COVID-19 Rules As AZ Cases Decline
Arizona health officials reported Tuesday just over 80 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases and two deaths, fueling some business owners to call for an end to operating restrictions. Meanwhile, a judge concluded the governor’s orders on bars “are rationally related to expert data and guidance on minimizing the spread of COVID-19 in our community.”

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Sept. 9, 2020
Restaurant Association Reminds Members To Follow COVID-19 Rules
The Arizona Restaurant Association is reminding its members to follow rules and guidelines established to keep their staff and customers safe during the pandemic. Several bars violating COVID-19 safety measures were recently shut down.
Sept. 9, 2020
Brain Fog One Of The Lingering Symptoms Of COVID-19
Many individuals recovering from COVID-19 are experiencing lingering symptoms that can last for weeks. One post-viral symptom is something called brain fog.
Sept. 9, 2020
Nursing Home Operator Talks About Risks, Benefits Of Reopening
Last week, long-term care facilities in Arizona came out with their own policies and procedures for family visits. Many in the aging services world would say, it’s a step in the right direction, but there are risks.
Sept. 9, 2020

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