TEMPE - When Tucson Mayor Regina Romero ordered nonessential businesses to close Saturday to halt COVID-19, she could only ask barbershops and salons to go along, after Gov. Doug Ducey declared them "essential services" - a designation that remains in his statewide "stay-home" directive.
TUCSON – Charles Gerba of the University of Arizona, aka “Dr. Germ,” discusses research on disinfectants’ power to kill the coronavirus, how smartphones can spread COVID-19 and how well microfiber works.
PHOENIX – As sporting events are canceled around the world, or at least played in empty stadiums and arenas, concern about the coronavirus has seeped into the Arizona sports community. Local teams and governing bodies are preparing for a worst-case scenario.
PHOENIX – Studies show that knowledge of the Holocaust is declining, even as anti-Semitism is on the rise and survivors mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Oskar Knoblauch has told his story of surviving the Krakow ghetto in Poland to hundreds of students and supports making Arizona the 13th state to mandate genocide education.
FLAGSTAFF – Flagstaff businesses are struggling to deal with Arizona’s highest minimum wage, which will climb to $15.50 an hour in two years. Voters in 2016 approved a proposition to help provide a living wage for workers.
WASHINGTON - Tribal officials this week raised issues ranging from polluted water to underfunded police but there was one message they all had for House lawmakers - the government needs to be a more reliable partner on critical projects
TEMPE – Charli Turner Thorne has built a successful model as a coach through relationships, and she recently reached a significant milestone with her 500th win as a head coach.
PHOENIX – Phoenix and other cities protect residents and visitors based on race, disability and ”gender identity or expression,” but several lawmakers and community leaders say it’s time for a statewide law. SB 1321 would ban discrimination in housing, jobs and other areas based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
TEMPE – With Oregon superstar Sabrina Ionescu in the picture, the Arizona State women's basketball team was presented with a tough challenge.
TEMPE – After a stint of dominating in the state, the Arizona State women's basketball team finds itself in an unfamiliar position: playing second fiddle to Arizona.
SCOTTSDALE – Fans, Fiesta Bowl officials are grateful for a College Football Playoff semifinal meeting between high profile teams Ohio State and Clemson.
PHOENIX - Queen Creek wants to buy an annual entitlement to Colorado River water from a farming and investment company that owns land in far west La Paz County. The proposed water transfer is already drawing criticism and concern.