June 2020

phoenix city hall
It appears federal relief funds will help Phoenix avoid cuts to city services and employee layoffs during the fiscal year that starts July 1, 2020.
June 30, 2020
Kathy Hoffman
Among Gov. Ducey's June 29 announcements was that the earliest K-12 campuses would open for classes is Aug. 17. The Show spoke with the State Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman about whether she was involved in the decision to delay the reopening of schools.
June 30, 2020
Phoenix City Hall
The city of Phoenix is offering resiliency grants to small and microbusinesses, as well as commercial city services bill relief grants. Anita Ponce and a team of normally administrative employees have now made more than 15,000 calls — and the stories she’s heard and questions she’s gotten have been memorable.
June 30, 2020
Maricopa County court
As the country grapples publicly with persistent racial injustices, individual reckonings may be happening in more personal and private spaces. Retired Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Colleen McNally wrote about her own realization that she grew up racist — and reflected on what she could do to fix an unequal system.
June 30, 2020
Luisa Leon
Since the pandemic took hold, painter and AZ Lotus Art owner Luisa Leon has been hosting free, nightly painting lessons on Instagram Live.
June 30, 2020
Salt River
A major water source for the Valley is considerably more drought-resistant than previously thought. New research shows the water that flows into the Salt and Verde rivers is four times less sensitive to climate change than the Colorado River.
June 30, 2020
Dr. Benjamin Reeser
The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Arizona has been increasing, and hospitals are worried about having enough space — and staff — for those patients. To get a sense of what’s going on inside hospitals right now, The Show spoke with Dr. Benjamin Reeser, an emergency room physician in the Valley.
June 30, 2020
Doug Ducey
In an effort to stop a surge in new coronavirus cases, Gov. Ducey also ordered public schools to delay the start of the classes and said the state would make masks available for at-risk populations, including people living and working in state prisons.
June 29, 2020
burnout
There will be many challenges to face even after the pandemic is over as we try to rebuild our economy and reshape our everyday lives. One of the biggest challenges may be the immediate and long-term mental health issues so many people will develop as a result.
June 29, 2020
patient at a hospital
The Arizona Department of Health Services reported another 625 COVID-19 cases June 29 — far fewer than have been seen in recent days. But that doesn't mean the situation here is improving. Medical personnel are bracing for more to come. Nearly 90% of ICU beds are occupied, according to the latest data from the state.
June 29, 2020

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