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Arizona State Senate bill to make school excused absences include mental health days

Catherine Cubillas, Freelance

April 23, 2020

Arizona students are getting some mental health relief during their pandemic homeschooling. Mental health days are now included as excused absences for kindergarten to high school students, according to SB1444,  a bill sponsored by State Sen. Sean Bowie and passed by the Arizona ...

Maricopa Community College District cancels in-person summer classes

Leslie Deras Fraijo, Freelance

April 23, 2020

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19,  Maricopa County Community College District Interim Chancellor Dr. Steven Gonzales has announced all Summer 2020 courses will be delivered in an online format only. ...

Phoenix City Council receives update on COVID-19 response

Makayla O'Bannon, Reporter

April 21, 2020

Phoenix city council met to discuss additional plans to help the city towards the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) April 13. According to Assistant City Manager Milton Dohoney Jr., a new shipment of 300,000 hand wipes...

Phoenix City Council discusses essential services during COVID-19

Marissa Thomas, Reporter

April 10, 2020

Phoenix City Council discussed the list of businesses and services being considered essential by Arizona Gov. Ducey’s March 23 executive order in a policy session March 30. “I personally am deeply disappointed in the executive...

Goodyear Police Department assists homeless residents during pandemic

Kathryn Denny, Freelance

April 9, 2020

    Goodyear Police Department’s Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) is maintaining welfare checks on the vulnerable homeless population during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Most of the homeless that have been contacted are awar...

Surprise City Council discusses changes to FY21 budget due to COVID-19

Ayana Hamilton, Reporter

April 8, 2020

The Surprise City Council discussed adjustments to its fiscal year 2021 budget amidst lost revenue during the Coronavirus pandemic in a special budget retreat meeting March 27. Weeks before COVID-19 measures came into effect,...

Governor Ducey and state officials hold COVID-19 virtual town hall

Makayla O'Bannon, Reporter

April 8, 2020

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and three of his associates participated in a virtual town hall meeting, April 2, to further discuss his stay-at-home order issued due to the growing Coronavirus pandemic. Joining Ducey was Arizona Departme...

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