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Ducey says state will keep reopening despite surge in COVID-19 cases

PHOENIX – Facing rise in COVID-19 cases, politicians and health experts voice concern for Arizona’s plans to continue reopening businesses that were shut down in March. In other news, state health officials reported a total of 31,264 cases of COVID-19 and 1,127 deaths.


June 3, 2020, Noon Update

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Religious group claims ‘Bodies Revealed’ exhibit uses cadavers of Chinese prisoners

SCOTTSDALE – The Odysea Aquarium says its “Bodies Revealed” exhibit in Scottsdale uses donated bodies to teach hundreds of paying customers about human anatomy. But a religious group and other critics for decades have claimed the cadavers are of persecuted Chinese prisoners displayed without consent.


Think roses can’t grow in the Arizona desert? Rose industry flourishes here.

LITCHFIELD PARK – When you think roses, you might think California. But last year, Arizona exported about 75 percent of the rosebushes in the U.S., local rose grower Tyler Francis said.


Can Arizona become a foodie destination? State officials, restaurant association think so

PHOENIX – To learn a city's best dishes, you need a local guide. The Arizona Office of Tourism and the Arizona Restaurant Association recently launched website Expedition Foodie to help out-of-towners plan their culinary adventure in Arizona.


Water conditions on Upper Salt River could draw thousands of tourists to raft

SALT RIVER CANYON – Every spring, the Upper Salt River draws whitewater rafting enthusiasts to eastern Arizona. Tour guides start setting up camp north of Globe in February.


Beneficial Beans cafe opens at Burton Barr library to help autistic adults gain employment skills

PHOENIX – Beneficial Beans inside the Burton Barr Central Library in Phoenix offers more than coffee. It offers adults with autism the chance to learn employment skills through an internship program.


Coworking space focused on female entrepreneurs plans to open Valley location

PHOENIX – Female-owned businesses generate more than $1.6 trillion nationwide a year, according to American Express Open. Entrepreneur Felena Hanson would like to see women in Arizona add to that.


New flu-tracking app uses Maricopa County as beta site

SCOTTSDALE – A California-based health diagnostics company has chosen Maricopa County as the pilot testing site for Communidy, a free web app that allows users to see the age and county of people who currently have the flu.


Tempe bar introduces ‘Angel Shots’ code to promote safety

TEMPE – Low Key Piano Bar in Tempe is among the first in the Valley to hang signs in the women’s restroom for the “angel shot” – a code of sorts, circulating on social media, that may help bargoers out of uncomfortable situations.


Discovery of liquid water on Mars links back to UA lab, student

This week's landmark announcement that the surface of Mars has liquid water links back to a University of Arizona laboratory where students and faculty monitor images from an orbiting camera.