Politics and Government

Census going forward despite coronavirus delays

Apr 1, 2020 The 2020 census will count people where they lived April 1.

Plan temporarily suspends Arizona evictions and foreclosures, governor says

Mar 31, 2020 Rent and mortgage payments are due, as residents start to feel the financial impact of COVID-19.

Groups question risk, expense of border wall construction during coronavirus pandemic

Mar 31, 2020 Critics say big construction crews are still at work — increasing the risk of spreading the virus and traveling to other states.

Gov. Ducey issues stay-at-home order for Arizona

Mar 30, 2020 The executive order is effective Tuesday at 5 p.m.

Arizonans take to internet to urge Gov. Ducey to issue shelter-in-place order

Mar 30, 2020 An online petition had garnered more than 180,000 signatures as of Monday morning.

County Supervisor Richard Elías dies

Mar 28, 2020 The long-time local official died early Saturday morning.

Arizona health director expects COVID-19 illnesses to peak in April, hospitalizations in May

Mar 26, 2020 Gov. Ducey on Thursday issued an order to hospitals to develop plans to increase capacity.

What "The Decameron", a Medieval Italian masterpiece, can tell us about life during a pandemic.

Mar 25, 2020 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Why a Tucsonan named Taylor chose to get involved in the conflict in Syria; and Frank Figliuzzi speaks on putting Taylor's story in context with U.S. foreign policy.

Capitol Hill offices adapt to teleworking

Mar 24, 2020 Arizona lawmakers, like the rest of Congress and much of the nation, are learning to telework in the face of COVID-19.

Corporation Commission member urges 2050 clean energy target

Mar 24, 2020 The member of the Arizona Corporation Commission wants utilities to use 100% clean energy by 2050.

Gov. Ducey expands unemployment access and extends tax deadline in Arizona

Mar 20, 2020 The governor announced Friday the state was loosening unemployment requirements and lining up state and federal tax deadlines.

Arizona extends school closure through April 10

Mar 20, 2020 The schools superintendent said leaders are also working to waive requirements for statewide tests.

City of Tucson restricting gathering places, making changes to transit

Mar 18, 2020 The city declared a local emergency as it joins communities all over working to curb the COVID-19 pandemic.

Arizona opts for Biden in presidential preference election

Mar 18, 2020 The former vice president made a clean sweep of Tuesday’s primaries.

Arizona closing schools due to COVID-19 concerns

Mar 15, 2020 The governor and the superintendent of public instruction announced schools will be closed through at least March 27.

Emergency voting in Pima County going ahead, recorder says

Mar 13, 2020 The recorder's office says wipes and hand sanitizer are available for those casting early ballots.

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