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The latest on COVID-19 in Arizona.

Senate Candidate Mark Kelly Says Listen to the Science

Congress passed a $2 trillion dollar emergency coronavirus relief bill and President Donald Trump signed it on Friday.

The legislation has bipartisan support but the proof of its effectiveness will play out in the weeks ahead.

KAWC spoke with Mark Kelly, Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate in Arizona Friday, just before the House passed the fianl version of the bill to send to President Trump.  Kelly says besides the support and equipment the legislation should filter to American hospitals, he hopes it will provide enough help to make a difference in the lives of people who've lost their livelihoods.

Mr. Kelly also spoke about the need to listen to the experts and follow the science when crafting both public policy and personal strategies in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

We spoke to Mr. Kelly by phone. 

Mark Kelly is looking to replace Republican Sen. Martha McSally, who was appointed to the Senate following the death of Sen. John McCain in August of 2018.    

Lou grew up in Tucson and has a long family history in the state of Arizona. He began his public radio career in 1988 at KNAU in Flagstaff as a classical music DJ and has been hooked on public radio since, transitioning to news after trying his hand at several other careers in publishing and commercial broadcasting. Lou has a degree in American Studies from Arizona State University and was KAWC's Morning Edition host for two and half years before becoming News and Operations Director.
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