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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 – 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.
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.