The Arizona State Board of Education unanimously passed on Tuesday an emergency rule that will allow the state's estimated 86,000 high school seniors to receive a diploma or academic credit despite school closures through the end of the school year.
List Of Free Educational Resources For AZ Students, Teachers
The Arizona Department of Corrections announced a plan Monday to suspend sending people convicted of crimes from county jails to state prisons to mitigate the risks posed by the coronavirus. But the sheriff of Maricopa County says he did not sign on to the plan and is concerned about its implementation.


Women Make Their Place In Growing Bacanora Industry
Prohibited and produced clandestinely for decades, the Sonoran agave distillate Bacanora is starting to find a place in the international market, alongside better known Mexican spirits like Tequila and Mezcal. And as the market grows, women are carving out their own niche in the traditionally male-dominated industry.
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Brnovich: Law Enforcement Can Enforce Emergency Measures
Attorney General Mark Brnovich issued an opinion Tuesday affirming law enforcement’s authority to enforce emergency declarations. The decision comes a day after Governor Ducey issued a statewide stay-at-home order to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
AZ Correctional Officers Say They Are Not Allowed To Wear PPE At Work
Arizona correctional officers say they are not allowed to wear protective masks at work despite growing fears of the coronavirus potentially entering state prisons.
Mexico Declares State Of Emergency As Pandemic Escalates
In Mexico, the COVID-19 pandemic curve is growing exponentially, with over a thousand cases. As a result, the government is declaring a state of emergency.
Community Leaders Urge AZ Latinos To Participate In Census On César Chávez Day
As of Sunday, 33.3% of Arizona households have responded to the 2020 census online, by mail or by phone, but the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials said Pinal and Yuma counties with hard-to-count Latino populations are further behind. The counties’ self-response rates so far are 30.9% and 22.8% percent respectively.

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Don't Nag Your Husband During Lockdown, Malaysia's Government Advises Women
An online campaign recommended business attire and makeup while working at home, and to avoid sarcasm when asking for help with housework. The women of Malaysia were not amused.
Coronavirus Forces Ballot Measure Campaigns To Shut Down Amid Health Fears
Efforts to raise taxes, change redistricting rules and legalize gaming machines have all fallen victim to social distancing rules to make it nearly impossible to collect signatures.
Feds Warn Merchants Against Coronavirus Treatment Claims
The FDA has sent warning letters to seven marketers of products including essential oils, nasal sprays and herbal concoctions. No treatments or vaccines for COVID-19 have been approved.
No Caps, No Gowns: For Many In The Class Of 2020, Commencement Is Called Off
For many college students, walking across the stage isn't just a celebration, it's a recognition of years of hard work, and often sacrifices from their families. What happens when it's cancelled?
Underlying Health Disparities Could Mean Coronavirus Hits Some Communities Harder
In the U.S., health and wealth are often linked. As the coronavirus spreads, experts worry low-income communities will be especially vulnerable — and ill-equipped to respond.