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Television and radio broadcasters from around Arizona are joining together to air a town hall conversation with Arizona Governor Doug Ducey on Thursday night, April 2, 2020. The broadcast will be aired live on this page at 6 p.m.

By Staff Report April 1, 2020
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On March 16, the White House and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a public alert aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19.

By Miranda Cyr Cronkite News April 1, 2020
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Arizona lawmakers joined local and tribal officials Tuesday calling on the Interior Department to reverse its “reckless” decision to keep Grand Canyon National Park open during the COVID-19 pandemic.

By MacKinley Lutes-Adlhoch Cronkite News April 1, 2020
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Gov. Doug Ducey’s statewide stay-at-home order doesn’t go far enough to stop Arizonans from leaving their homes, some other elected officials say.

By Luis Zambrano and Christopher Howley Cronkite News April 1, 2020
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he way a federal appellate judge sees it, a squeaky dog toy in the shape of a whiskey bottle, manufactured by an Arizona firm, is "surely not the equivalent of the Mona Lisa.''

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Police and sheriff's deputies are legally entitled to enforce emergency proclamations and orders issued by state and local officials, according to Attorney General Mark Brnovich.

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State School Board: Seniors will still graduate
Non-seniors: Unclear how nearly one-third of school year will be made up

The state's estimated 86,000 high school seniors won't be prevented from graduating just because the governor shut down Arizona schools through the end of the academic year.

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Whether by bloodmobile or in a permanent structure, Vitalant is scheduling as many blood drives as it can, said Sue Thew, public and media relations for Vitalant.

By Bill Helm March 31, 2020
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COVID-19 cases jump past 1200 mark in Arizona; 24 deaths
Testing data continues to show 6% positive rate

There are now 1,289 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Arizona, according to the Tuesday morning update on the Arizona Department of Health Services website.

By Dan Engler March 31, 2020
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State school chief: No way to re-open schools effectively
State school board to meet Tuesday to discuss myriad of adjustments

School is over for the rest of the year -- at least in the traditional sense.

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PHOENIX⁠ — “Stay home, Stay healthy, Stay connected” – that’s what the state is asking of fellow Arizonans in the continued effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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The number of Arizonans out of work and seeking benefits took another big jump this past week.

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Abortions remain available in Arizona despite the orders by Gov. Doug Ducey to halt all "non-essential or elective'' surgeries.

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Arizona now has 1,100-plus COVID-19 cases; 20 deaths
Yavapai County now reports 15 cases

Arizona experienced its largest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases between Sunday and Monday with 238 new confirmed cases, bringing the state’s total to 1,157.

By Dan Engler March 30, 2020
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Arizona COVID-19 cases now at 919; 17 deaths
Yavapai County holds steady in past 24 hours with 12 cases

With 146 news cases confirmed statewide in the past 24 hours, Arizona’s COVID-19 caseload now stands at 919 as of 10 a.m. Sunday.

By Dan Engler March 29, 2020
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WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump signed a $2 trillion economic stimulus package just hours after it was rushed through the House Friday, clearing the way for aid to businesses, increased benefits for workers and direct payments to taxpayers.

By Christopher Scragg Cronkite News March 28, 2020
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The spread of COVID-19 has “deeply affected” Arizona animal shelters, which are discontinuing some services, cutting hours and trying to juggle between taking animals in and adopting them out to stretch resources while protecting pets and people.

By Jessica Myers Cronkite News March 28, 2020
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The mayor of Tucson is ordering the closure of all non-essential businesses -- but only those that Gov. Doug Ducey said local governments can shutter.

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Touting the importance of transparency, Attorney General Mark Brnovich said Friday that state government and its universities should disclose where employees and students who came down with COVID-19 were working and living.

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Saguaro National Park in Tucson has temporarily closed restrooms and visitor centers and halted public events, but that hasn’t stopped throngs of people from visiting the park during the COVID-19 outbreak.

By Caroline Linch, Cronkite News March 27, 2020
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Native Americans are seeking more help from the federal government to fight COVID-19, even as the Navajo Nation and other tribes take steps to combat the disease themselves – including raising money to help vulnerable citizens and issuing shelter-in-place orders.

By Luis Zambrano and Grace Lieberman, Cronkite News March 27, 2020
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Arizona did relatively well in a new study of social distancing, but the same could not be said of how well most counties in the state follow the practice that is aimed at stemming the coronavirus’ spread.

By Joshua Gerard Gargiulo, Cronkite News March 27, 2020
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Arizona's jobless rate remained steady for February in what could be the last such report for awhile.

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Wednesday, Gov. Doug Ducey ordered Arizona hospitals to come up with plans to increase bed capacity by 50 percent within the next month and actually have half of those ready to go by April 10.

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Arizonans likely won't get to decide this year whether they want to ban anonymous contributions to political campaigns.

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