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HEARTS for Arizona 24-Hour Virtual Telethon to be April 3-4

Arizona Citizens for the Arts has organized a 24-hour virtual telethon with live-streamed performances and appearances by Arizona artists, celebrities, business owners and elected officials statewide from 5 p.m. Friday, April 3 to 4:59 p.m. Saturday, April 4.

Report: Maricopa County ranks No. 2 for potential census undercount

PHOENIX – A new report from the data firm Civis Analytics says Maricopa County is at risk of the second greatest undercount in the 2020 census – which could end in losses up to $13.2 …

Arizona surpasses 400 cases of COVID-19, including 6 deaths

The number of positive cases of the coronavirus in the state is at 401, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.

Census mails out more notices, judge tosses lawsuit by group

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau has mailed out a second round of notices reminding people to participate in the , officials said Tuesday. The bureau also said it now has more than …

Business
ARA announces Arizona Takeout Week amidst mandated closures

Responding to the recent state of emergency, the Arizona Restaurant Association is creating a new marketing strategy to help support local dining establishments with the debut of Arizona Takeout Week.

Gov. Ducey lays out essential services in Arizona

PHOENIX⁠ — Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday, March 23 issued an executive order clarifying businesses and operations deemed “essential” by the state and providing certainty to business …

Census Bureau delays deadline for 2020 count by 2 weeks

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau is delaying the deadline for counting everyone in the U.S. by two weeks because of the spreading novel coronavirus, officials said Friday. The 2020 …

Bisson: We’re here for you with the latest information

Uncertainty often sparks unsettling feelings. The world health pandemic has caused a magnitude of economic ripple effects that many of us didn’t fathom in our lifetime. It’s a no-win …

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US Census Bureau suspends field operations on virus concerns

The U.S. Census Bureau on Wednesday suspended field operations for two weeks, citing the health and safety of its workers and the U.S. public from the novel coronavirus. The Census Bureau made the …

Limited visitor restrictions in place at Banner Health

To create a safe and secure environment for patients and health care workers during the COVID-19 outbreak, visitors will no longer be allowed in Banner hospitals starting at 7 a.m. Thursday, March …

US census faces challenges counting small, poor Latino towns

GUADALUPE, Ariz. (AP) — The two white-washed, mission-style churches and old, wooden homes in this town of mostly Latinos and Native Americans seem misplaced near luxury apartments in Phoenix and a …

Virus outbreak delays Census counting off-campus students

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Because of the new coronavirus, the U.S. Census Bureau has postponed sending out census takers to count college students in off-campus housing and delayed sending workers to …